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NCS 2008 mathematics exam

# NCS 2008 mathematics exam

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2008 matric mathematics P1 Additional Exemplar
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MARKS: 150TIME: 3 hoursThis question paper consists of 9 pages, 2 diagram sheets and a 1-page formula sheet.

INSTRUCTIONS AND INFORMATION
Read the following instructions carefully before answering the questions.1. This question paper consists of 13 questions. Answer ALL the questions.2. Clearly show ALL calculations, diagrams, graphs, et cetera you have used indetermining the answers.3. An approved scientific calculator (non-programmable and non-graphical) may beused, unless stated otherwise.4. If necessary, answers should be rounded off to TWO decimal places, unless statedotherwise.5. Diagrams are NOT necessarily drawn to scale.6. TWO diagram sheets for answering QUESTION 11.4 and QUESTION 13.2 areincluded at the end of this question paper. Write your examination number in thespaces provided on these sheets and hand them in together with the ANSWER BOOK.7. An information sheet, with formulae, is included at the end of this question paper.8. Number the answers correctly according to the numbering system used in thisquestion paper.9. It is in your own interest to write legibly and to present work neatly.

QUESTION 1
1.1 Solve for
x
, rounded off to TWO decimal places where necessary:1.1.16151
=+
x x
(6)1.1.2283
2
x x
(5)1.2 Solve for
x
and
y
simultaneously:
32
=
y x
155
22
=++
y xy x
(7)
[18]QUESTION 2
2.1 Determine how may terms the following sequence has:5
;
1
; 3 ; 7 ; … ; 439(3)2.2 Consider the following geometric sequence: 81
p
; 27
p
2
; 9
p
3
; 3
p
4
; … (
p

0)2.2.1 Determine the common ratio of the sequence in terms of
p
. (2)2.2.2 For which value of
p
will the sequence converge? (3)2.2.3Calculate
S
if
p
= 2.(3)
[11]QUESTION 3
Tebogo and Thembe were investigating the following sequence of numbers:2 ; 6 ; 18 ; …3.1 Tebogo claimed that the fourth term of the sequence is 54. Thembe disagreed andsaid that the next term is 38. Explain why it is possible that both of them arecorrect. (4)3.2 Determine the general term of the sequence in both cases. (7)3.3 Calculate the 11
th
term of the sequence according to Thembe's pattern. (2)

3.4 How many terms of Tebogo's pattern will give a sum of 531 440? (3)
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