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# Additional Mathematics Project Work 2 2013 SELANGOR EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS PROJECT WORK 2/2013

PART 1 (a) Describe in brief (i) price index, (ii) weightage, (iii) composite index. (b) State four ways of weightage representations. Find the examples of the representations using internet or any printed materials.

PART 2 We often hear complaints from the public about inflation. It causes an increase in the household expenditure in a family. The household expenditure for every family is different. a) Complete Table 1 for your family's monthly expenditure for the year 2013. Item Food Accomodation (Rental / Loan) Transportation (Petrol/ Loan / Bus fare etc) Clothing Education Recreation Utilities (Water / Electricity / Telephone) Medication Miscellaneous TOTAL Table 1 (b) If we want to compare the cost of living from one year to another, we have to
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Average Monthly Expenditure Percentage of for the year 2013 monthly expenses (to the nearest RM) (to the nearest %)

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Additional Mathematics Project Work 2 2013 calculate the price index that involves some of the items mentioned above. (i) In order to calculate the price index of all the items above, we have to consider the average monthly expenses of any previous year as the base year. Select the appropriate year as the base year. (ii) Hence, complete Table 2 below: Item Food Accomodation (Rental / Loan) Transportation (Petrol / Loan / Bus fare etc) Clothing Education Recreation Utilities (Water / Electricity / Telephone) Medication Miscellaneous TOTAL Table 2 Average monthly expenses for the year ... as the base year (RM) Average monthly expenses for the year 2013 (RM)

## (c) ( i) Complete Table 3 based on the above information.

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## Additional Mathematics Project Work 2 2013

Item Food Accomodation (Rental / Loan) Transportation (Petrol / Loan / Bus fare etc) Clothing Education Recreation Utilities (Water / Electricity / Telephone) Medication Miscellaneous TOTAL

Price indices for the year 2013 based on the year ...

Weightage

Table 3 ( ii) Hence, calculate the composite index for the average monthly expenditure in the year 2013 based on the selected base year.

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## Additional Mathematics Project Work 2 2013

Your family is planning to buy a new television set. ( a) You have conducted a survey on the price of the television for two different brands from three different shops. You would like to make a comparison between two modes of payment, namely, cash payment and payment by installment. Table 4 (a) shows the prices of televisions by cash payment in three different shops whereas Table 4(b) shows the prices of televisions by installment. Complete Table 4 (a) and 4(b) using the data you obtained. Size of Television (inches) 24 32 40 24 32 40 Table 4(a) Size of Television (inches) 24 32 40 24 32 40 Table 4(b) (b) (c ) Determine the brand and size of the television that you have decided to buy. Give your reasons based on the findings from part (a) above. The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs wishes to present the Fair Price Shop Award for one of the above shops. If you are one of the panels for this award, determine the shop that deserve the award. Do you consider the value of the mean and the value of standard deviation in making your decision? Give your justifications.. Price (RM) Shop A Shop B Shop C Mean Price (RM) Standard Deviation (RM) Price (RM) Shop A Shop B Shop C Mean Price (RM) Standard Deviation (RM)

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## Additional Mathematics Project Work 2 2013

PART 4 (a) Your family has a fixed monthly income. In order to buy the television, your family needs to make some adjustment on the various types of expenditure. [You can choose to pay by cash or by installment] Show the average monthly expenditure that you have modified in a table. (b) Assuming you have just started working with a monthly salary of RM2 500.You intend to save 10% of your salary every month. Plan your monthly expenditure as in Table 1 above and add other items such as savings and contributions to your parents.

REFLECTION What have you learnt while conducting the project? What moral values did you practise? Represent your feelings or opinions creatively through the usage of symbols, drawings or lyrics in a song or a poem.

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