# MINISTRY OF EDUCATION AND HUMAN RESOURCES MAURITIUS EXAMINATIONS SYNDICATE

NATIONAL ASSESSMENT
NAME SCHOOL NAME CLASS/SECTIO N

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MATHEMATICS

October 2012 1 hour 45 minutes

Write your name, the name of your school and your class/section in the spaces provided above. Write in dark blue or black ink. You may use a soft pencil for any diagram or rough working. Do not use correction fluid. There are 19 questions in this paper. Answer all questions.

If working is needed for any question it must be shown in the space below that question. Omission of essential working may result in loss of marks. Diagrams are not drawn to scale, unless specified otherwise question. ELECTRONIC CALCULATORS MUST NOT BE USED IN THIS PAPER The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question. The total number of marksfor this paper is 100. in a particular question or part

This document consists of 23 printed pages.

1.

Evaluate (a)

-[64,

Answer (b) 24 + (6 - 2).

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Answer 2. (a) Write down 6.87, correct to one decimal place.

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4.3

kilograms into grams.

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Answer (c) Write down the next term in the sequence. 20, 16, 12, 8, ....

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3.

(a)

Express the ratio 4 : 12 in its simplest form.

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3
...... " ....

, ...., 2.

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3

[1]

(b)

2 Express - as a percentage. S
'20

~(~.:

%

[1]

(e)

Find the value of terms.
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9

If
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-.

S

3'

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l~

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kt
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3

3.......... I

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3

4.

(a)

Simplify

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(ii)

.. x 3 ". ~ . ' '1'~)

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,)C

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(b)

Given that C = ( 4 I 1 " .

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c8; ((D(;),
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2) 3

and 0

= ( -35

1) . 2 .find ~~

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[2]

4

5.

Given that p

= (-:)

and q

= (!),

(a)

express p + 2q as a column vector,

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+

2(~)
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~ l,:,)

( I~)

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(b)

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5

6.

(a)

Given that a

= 5 and b = -

3, find the value of 2~ - b.

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(b)

Factorise completely 7y~

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+ 21y .

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[1]

Expand and simplify (2x - 3

ex + 5).
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21- --+

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[2]

6

7.

(a)

(= {a, b, c, d, e .t, g}. p

=

{b,e,f,g}

and

Q

=

{c,d,e,f,g}.

List the elements of P' Q .

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,

C;

c , .:

[2]

(b)

In a bag there are 6 red balls, 4 blue balls and 3 yellow balls of the same shape and size. A ball is drawn at random from the bag. Giving your answer as a fraction, find the probability that the ball is (i) yellow,
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.i.

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(ii)

not blue.

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d.
( 3·

[1]

7

3

,

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[1]

(b)

Factorise completely 7y~

.
'

+ 21y .

0j..Ss~~2.· ..

[1]

Expand and simplify (2x - 3

ex + 5).
-)
~'

(?~~).

~ ~)C-

'1--

21- --+

1-?(-IS'

[2]

6

7.

(a)

(= {a, b, c, d, e .t, g}. p

=

{b,e,f,g}

and

Q

=

{c,d,e,f,g}.

List the elements of P' Q .

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'

f) .\
\
J

:'lQh.)

f\

,

C;

c , .:

[2]

(b)

In a bag there are 6 red balls, 4 blue balls and 3 yellow balls of the same shape and size. A ball is drawn at random from the bag. Giving your answer as a fraction, find the probability that the ball is (i) yellow,
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l

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.i.

13>

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[1]

(ii)

not blue.

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e-r-

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