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Foundation Mathematics-MAY 02, 2011

# Foundation Mathematics-MAY 02, 2011

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF THE CARIBBEAN
Incorporating Institute Of Management Sciences &Institute Of Management & Production

A Member of the Commonwealth & OAS Consortia of Universities
FOUNDATION MATHEMATICS
CENTRE : WAC & MVILLE CAMPUSESDATE : MAY 02, 2011TIME : 6:00 PMDURATION: 2 HOURSINSTRUCTIONS:
1.

This paper consists of four (4) printed pages and five (5) questions.3.

Candidates are required to answer any three (3) questions.

CLEARLY WRITE THE NUMBER OF THE QUESTION ON EACH OF THE RELEVANT PAGES.

WHERE QUESTIONS HAVE MULTIPLE PARTS, ALL PARTS MUST BE ANSWERED.

START THE RESPONSE TO EACH QUESTION ON A NEW PAGE.

DO NOT OPEN YOUR QUESTION PAPER OR BEGINWRITING UNTIL YOU ARE TOLD TO DO SO

Page
2
of
4

QUESTION 1

a)

Translate the following phrase into an algebraic expression: “
Four times anumber x minus seven times a number y divided by five times a number z
”. b)

Given that
p = 3
and r = – 2, calculate the value of
23
23
p
.c)

Simplify:(i)

2(3)3(5)
x y x y
+ + +
(ii)

41432
+++
x x
(iii)

6126
x x
(iv)

532194
x
+

(3+3+4+3+3pts)

QUESTION 2
Factorize the following completely:(i)

23
39
x x
+
(ii)

x
1512
+
(iii)
32
264
mxmxmx
++
(v)

˲˳ + ˲
\$
˳ + 3˲˳ + 4˲
\$
˳
(vi)

2
34
x x

(3+2+4+4+3pts)

Page
3
of
4

QUESTION 3
a.

A man invested \$600 at 8% per annum simple interest for 10 years.Calculate:
(2+2 pts)
i.

the simple interest payableii.

the total amount of money the man collected at the end of the 5-yearperiod. b.

The marked price of a freezer is \$ 3000. There is a discount of 15% for cashpayment. To obtain the freezer on hire purchase a deposit of \$595.00 and 18monthly installments of \$159.50 each are required.Calculate:
(2+3+2 pts)
i.

the cash priceii.

the total amount to be paid if bought on hire purchaseiii.

the difference between the cash price and the hire purchase price.c.

When a sum of money, \$P, is invested at R% per annum simple interest, its value\$A after T years is given by
1100
RT  A
= +
.i.

Make T the subject of this formula.ii.

A man invests \$25,000.00 at 9% per annum. After how manyyears will its value be \$43,000.00?
(2+3 pts)

QUESTION 4
Given that
3
2
=
x x y
i)

Copy and complete the table below for -3
4
x

x
-3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4y 3 -1
(4 pts)
ii)

Using a scale of 2cm to represent 1 unit on the x-axis and 1cm torepresent 1 unit on the y- axis, draw the graph of
3
2
=
x x y
for values of
x
, -3
4
x

(4 pts)
iii)

Using your graph, read off the points when the curve cuts the x-axis.
(2 pts)
c) A line passes through the points (2 , –6) and ( –1 , 3)i) Find the slope of the line
(3 pts)
iii) Give the equation of the line that passes through points (2 , –6)and ( –1 , 3).
(3 pts)