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# Anglican High School 2008 Sec 4 Mathematics SA2 Paper 1

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1. Mr Pearson drafted a will, in which he will leave of his money to his wife, of the
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remainder to his two children and the rest to be donated to a charitable organization. If the
charitable organization receives \$70 000, how much money does he have in total?

2. Four Christmas light bulbs are made to flicker at intervals of 2 seconds, 10 seconds, 12
seconds and 20 seconds respectively. All the bulbs start to light up at 12 mid night. At what
time will the bulbs light up together again after 12 mid night?

## 3. The reciprocal of 3 −2 is 35m . Write down the value of m.

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4. Given that a = 3.9 × 10 −3 and b = 1.44 × 10 −2 , find the value of , giving your answer
b
in standard form.

5. Paul and Queen have two similar vases. Paul’s vase has a capacity of 200 cubic centimetres.
Queen’s vase has a height three times that of Paul’s. Calculate the capacity of Queen’s vase.

## 6. On a map, 5 cm represents an actual distance of 2 km.

(a) Express the scale of the map in the form 1 : n.
(b) Calculate the actual length of a road, in km, which is represented by a length of 12 cm
on the map.
(c) Given that the actual area of a park is 8.4 km2, find the area of the park on the map.

## (c) cm2 

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## 7. (a) Write down the following numbers in descending order.

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1.6 , − 1.62 , −0.4 , −1.62 , −
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(b) Find all the integers which satisfy both 8  2 x  13 and x  1 .

(b)　　　　　　　 

p
8. Given that p is 20% of q, find the value of , expressing your answer as a fraction in its
4q
lowest terms.

9. A polygon has n sides. Two of its exterior angles are 55° and 75°, and the other (n − 2)
interior angles are 157° each. Find the value of n.

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10. y is inversely proportional to the positive square root of x. It is known that y = 7 for
a particular value of x. Find the value of y when this value of x is increased by 4 times.

## 11. In the diagram below, XD = 10 cm, DZ = 5 cm, ZY = 8 cm and XY = 17 cm.

(a) Given that EXDZ is a straight line, explain why DYZ is a right-angled triangle.
(b) Expressing your answer as a fraction in its simplest form, write down the value of
tan ∠EXY .

E X 10 cm D 5 cm Z

8 cm
17 cm

## (b) tan ∠EXY =　　　　　 

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## 12. Refer to the number pattern in the table below.

Term (n) A B
1 1 4 4 + 32 = 5 2
2
1+ =
3 3
2 1 1 8 8 2 + 15 2 = 17 2
+ =
3 5 15
3 1 1 12
+ =
5 7 35
4 1 1 16 16 2 + 63 2 = 65 2
+ =
7 9 63
  

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## (a) Fill in the blank in column B when n = 3. 

(b) Fill in the blanks for columns A and B when n = 10. 

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13. (a)
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Simplify   ÷ 64 y 6 2 .

 5x 
(b) Factorize 1 − a 2 b 2 + a 2 − b 2 completely.

(b)　　　　　　　 

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14. The figure shows OA = 10a, OB = 10b and X is the mid-point of OA.
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Z is a point on OB produced such that OB = BZ .
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A

10a X
Y

O 10b B Z

## The lines AB and XZ intersect at Y.

(b) Given that XY = k XZ , where k is a real number, show that
OY = 5(1 – k)a + 30kb.

## Answer (a) XZ = 

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15. In the triangle PQR, A and B are points on the sides PR and QR respectively. Given that
PQ = 3x cm, QR = 2y cm, AB = 3 cm, AR = 3.5 cm, PQˆ R = BAˆ R and ∆PQR is similar to
∆BAR , find
(a) the ratio of x : y, Q
(b) the area of quadrilateral PQBA, in terms of x,
if the area of ∆BAR = 4 cm2.
3x

2y B P
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3.5

## (b)　　　 　 cm2 

16. Solve the equation 74 x = 5 − 9 x 2 , giving your answer correct to 2 decimal places.

## 17. A straight line AC, whose equation is 2 x − 3 y + 6 = 0 , is drawn below.

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## B is the point (3, 0). Find y

(b) the coordinates of A, C
(c) the equation of the line through B which is
parallel to AC,
(d) the coordinates of C if the equation of
BC is y +9 = 3x.
x
A 0 B(3, 0)

(b) A( , ) 

(c) 

(d) C( , ) 

18. On the grids in the answer space below, sketch the following graphs, indicating clearly all
points of intersection on the x and y axes.

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(i) y =  (ii) y = 1 − x2 
x2

y y

## 19. (a) The distances of the school from the

students’ homes are shown in the table
below.
Distance from x 1 2 3 4 x
0 0
home (km)
No. of students 12 8 4 6

Find
(i) the mean,
(ii) the mode,

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## (iii) the median.

(ii) km 

(iii) km 

(b) Each of the 300 Secondary One students was asked to name their favourite
CCA. The table below shows the results of the choices made by the students.
CCA NCC Girl Guides Robotics Club Concert Band
No. of Students 100 95 x 55

Find the value of x and use the space below to draw a pie chart to illustrate the
above results. 

Company A

Company B

20. The graphs show the charges of two telcommunications companies for telephone calls lasting
up to 10 minutes.

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Company A charges 40 cents for calls of 3 minutes or less and then at the constant rate of
10 cents per minute.
Company B charges a connection fee of p cents and all calls are charged at the constant
rate of q cents per minute.
Using these graphs, find
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(a) the cost of a 3 minute call using Company A,
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(b) the value of p and of q,
(c) the range of times for which it would be cheaper to use Company A.

## (c) <t < 

21. There are 17 players vying for two places in one of the S-League Under-18 soccer teams.
12 are Malay and the remaining are Chinese. Two players are chosen at random.
(a) Draw the probability tree diagram in the answer space below.
Hence, calculate the probability that
(b) the first player chosen is a Malay and the second player is a Chinese,
(c) both players are of the same race,
(d) the second player chosen is a Malay.

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(c)　　　　　　　 

(d) 

6v 2 + 6u 2 + 12uv
22. (a) Simplify .
3vx + 3ux + 4uw + 4vw
(b) If x 2 + y 2 = 73 and xy = 24, find the value of
(i) (x + y)2 - 52

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## (ii) (5x – 5y)2

(b)(i) 

(ii) 

End of paper.

1 \$360 000

2 00 01

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3 2
m=
5
4 1.3 × 10 −1

5 5400 cm 3

6(a) 1 : 40 000

(b) 4.8 km

## (c) 52.5 cm2.

7(a) 3
− , - 0.4, − 1.62 , -1.6, -1.62
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(b)
Integers are -2, -1, 0 and 1.

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20

9 12

10 7
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11(a) 15 2 + 8 2 = 289 = 17 2
By the Pythagoras’ Theorem, ∆ XYZ is right-
angled.
Therefore, ∆ DYZ is also right-angled.

(b) 8

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12(a) 12 2 + 35 2 = 37 2
1 1 40
(b) + = ; 40 2 + 399 2 = 4012
19 21 399

13(a) 8y3
o.e.
125 x 3

## (b) (1 + b)(1 − b)(1 + a 2 )

14(a) 5(6b – a)

(b) XY = k XZ
OY − OX = 5k(6b – a)

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OY = 30kb – 5ka + OX
= 30kb – 5ka + 5a
= 5(1 – k)a + 30kb (shown)
15(a) ∆PQR is similar to ∆BAR
x:y=4:7

(b) 4(x2 – 1) m c2
16 0 .07 or - 8.29
17(a) 2
y = x+2
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(b) (-3, 0)
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(c) y = x − 2 or 3 y = 2 x − 6
3
5 1
(d) C( 4 , 5 )
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18(a) 1
Graph of y = 2
x

(b) Graph of y = 1 − x 2

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19(a)(i) 2
2 km
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(ii) 1 km

(iii) 2

(b) x = 50

Robotics Girl
Club Guides
60° 114°
66°
120°
Concert
Band
NCC

20(a)
45 cents

(b) p = 36,
86 − 36 50
10 − 0 10
q=5

## 21(a) 1st Player 2nd Player

(11)
(16) Malay player

Malay player
12
17
(5)
(16) Chinese player

(12) 3
= Malay player
(16) 4
5
17
Chinese player

( 4) 1
= Chinese player
(16) 4

(b) 12 5 15
× =
17 16 68
12 11 5 4 19
(c) × + × =
17 16 17 16 34
(d)

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12 11 5 12 12
× + × =
17 16 17 16 17

22(a) 6(u + v)
3x + 4w

(b)(i) 96

(ii) 625

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