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1 Evaluate 1.7 x 10-4 + 4.2 x 105 ÷ 2 x 108, without the use of calculator, leaving your answer in

standard form.

Answer: …….……..….…………[2]

2 On a map, a nature park is represented by an area of 200 cm2. Given that the actual area is 32 km2

and that the map is drawn to a scale of 1 : n, find the value of n.

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ACS(Independent)Math Dept/Y4EXP_GEP/EM1/2008/Prelim

2x − 3 3

3 Express − as a single fraction in its simplest form.

2 x + 7 x - 15

2

x+5

Answer: ………………..……………….[2]

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4 On average, twenty-four tailors work 8 hours per day to sew 100 dresses in 10 days. How many

hours should 16 tailors work per day if they were to sew 100 dresses in 6 days?

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5 It is known that y > 0 and it varies inversely as the square of (x – 2). Given that the difference

4

between the values of y when x = 3 and when x = 7 is 4 , find the value of y when x = 12.

5

Answer: .…….………………..[3]

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Q = {x: -1 < 2x - 3 ≤ 9}, find n(P ∩ Q).

Answer: .…….……………….[2]

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7 (a) Express y = x2 – 8x + 21 in the form (x – a)2 + b.

(b) Hence, sketch the graph of y = x2 – 8x + 21 and indicate the equation of the line of

symmetry. [1]

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8 The ratio of the surface areas of two geometrically similar cuboids made of the same material is

36 : 64. Both cuboids are filled with cement. The mass of cement in the smaller cuboid is 13.5kg.

(a) Find the mass of the cement in the larger cuboid.

(b) Given that the volume of the larger cuboid is 384m3 and the base area of the smaller

cuboid is 15m2, find the height of the smaller cuboid.

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9 (a) Find the highest common factor of 22 x 3 x 72and 23 x 32 x 5 x 7.

(b) Three school bells ring at intervals of 20 minutes, 30 minutes and 45mins respectively.

Given that they first ring together at 7.30 am, calculate the time which they will next ring

together.

(b) ………..………………[2]

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10 The number triangle in the table below is made up of consecutive odd numbers.

Row Number Triangle Sum of row

1 1 1

2 3 5 8

3 7 9 11 27

4 13 15 17 19 64

5 21 23 25 27 29 125

(b) Find the value of 73 + 75 + 77 + ………… + 89.

(c) Given that 133 + 135 + ……… to n terms = 1728, find the value of n.

(c)………………………………………………..……….……….… [1]

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11 In an experiment, Ahmad dissolved sugar with three portions of water A, B and C to form a

solution. The water portions, A, B and C have volumes that are in the ratio 5 : 7 : 2 respectively.

The volume of A is 11 cm3 less than that of B. Find the volume of each of the three water portions

used.

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12 Solve the following simultaneous equations

2 x = 7 + y,

5 y

x- = .

2 6

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13 A bag contains 3 white and 7 red discs. One disc is drawn at random. If it is white, it is replaced

in the bag, but if it is red, it is not replaced. A second disc is then drawn.

White

3

White

10 Red

White

Red

Red

(b) Find the probability that either the first disc is red or the second disc is red, but not both.

Answer: (b).…….……………….[2]

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14 A survey was conducted on the number of story books read by some children in 2007. The table

shows the results.

Number of children 6 7 12 15 x-3 x

(a) Write down the largest possible value of x given that the mode is 3.

(b) Write down the largest possible value of x given that the median is 2.

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(c) Calculate the value of x given that the mean is 2 .

43

(b) ………………….….[1]

(c) ………………….….[2]

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15 ABC is a right-angled triangle in which AB = 12 cm and BC = 13 cm. AC is produced to P and AB

is produced to Q.

(a) Given that CP = BQ and area of ∆APQ is twice the area of ∆ACB, find the length of PQ.

(b) Express, as a fraction, the value of

(i) sin APˆ Q ,

(ii) tan PCˆ B .

(b)(i) ………..………….[1]

(b)(ii)………..………….[1]

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16

y y=x+3

A (0 , 9)

l1

x

0

3

The line l1 meets the line y = x + 3 at x = .

2

(b) ………..………………[1]

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17 The side AB of a quadrilateral ABCD has been drawn to scale in the answer space below.

(a) Draw the quadrilateral ABCD given that the base AB = 7 cm, ∠ABC = 105o, ∠BAD = 85o,

BC = 8 cm, CD = 9 cm, and AD = 5 cm. [1]

(b) The bisector of ∠ABC intersects the perpendicular bisector of the line AD at the

point X. Label the point X on your diagram. [2]

A 7 cm B

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18 The figure shows a circle, centre O of radius 4 cm. Given that the area of ∆OAB is 4 cm2, find

(a) θ in radians,

(b) the area of the minor sector,

(c) the perimeter of the shaded region.

4 cm θ

B

O

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−2

5x 2

4

19 (a) Simplify ÷ .

8y

2

5x y

(b) Factorise a 2 − ac − 25b 2 + 5bc completely.

(b) …………..………….[2]

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20 The number of sides of a regular polygon X is doubled to form a new regular polygon Y. If the

ratio of each interior angle of the polygon X to that of the polygon Y is 4 : 5,

(b) hence find the size of each exterior angle of polygon Y.

(b) ………..………………[1]

ACS(Independent)Math Dept/Y4E_GEP/EM1/2008/Prelim [Turn over

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21 In the diagram, PQ = 4cm, QR = 6cm , ∠RSQ = 55o and ∠RQS = 60o .

6 cm

60o 55o

P S

4 cm Q

(b) Find RS.

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22 The diagram shows a speed-time graph of a motorist. Given that the total distance travelled in

the 35 seconds is 450 metres, calculate

(b) the acceleration of the motorist during the first 15 seconds,

(c) the distance travelled during the last 15 seconds,

(d) Sketch the distance-time graph of the motorist for the 35 seconds in the spaces provided

below. [2]

23 (a) The cumulative frequency curve below shows the time, in minutes, taken by 250

students from School P to complete a computer hands-on session.

(i) the median time taken to complete the computer hands-on session.

(ii) the interquartile range of the distribution.

(iii) the 70th percentile.

Given that students who completed the session in less than 52 mins will receive a prize,

(iv) find the number of students who did not receive any prize.

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23 (b) 250 students from School Q participated in this computer hands-on session and the time

taken by them is summarized in the box-and-whisker plot below.

Answer: ……………………………………………………….......................................................

…………………………………………………………………………………………………….

……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

……………………………………………………………………………………………………..

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END OF PAPER

ACS(Independent)Math Dept/Y4EXP_GEP/EM1/2008/Prelim

Ans Key:

(b) 6

(c) 3

2 n = 40 000 15 (a) 17

15

(b)

17

2

(c) − 2

5

3 −2 16 (a) -3

x+5 (b) y = -3x + 9

(c) 4.5

4 12 hrs 17 (a) & (b) On paper

(c) 2.8cm

5 y = 0.05 18 (a) 0.524 radians or 2.62 radians

(b) 4.19 or 20.9 or 21.0

(c) 31.0 or 22.7

6 (a) 19 2

(a) 3

5 2

x y

(b) (a – 5b)(a + 5b – c)

(b) 3

7 (a) y = (x – 4)2 + 5 20 (a) 6

(b) (b) 30o

(b) 10.8cm (b) 6.34

over

9 (a) 84 22 (a) 20m/s

(b) 10.30am (b) 1.33m/s2

(c) 200m

(b) 729 (ii) 10

(c) 12 (iii) 62

(iv) 201

(b) Median from School Q is 54mins which is

lesser than median time taken by School P

students. Thus students from School Q is

taking a lesser time then the students from

School P.

Interquartile range for School Q is 24mins

which is greater than that of students from

School P. Thus the time taken by students in

School Q is more widely distributed than that

of students from School P.

11 A= 27.5cm3 , B = 38.5 cm3, C = 11

cm3

12 x = 2, y = -3

13 7 3 7 1 2

(a) , , , ,

10 10 10 3 3

133

(b)

300

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