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Mathematical Formulae

Compound interest

n

⎛ r ⎞

Total amount = P ⎜ 1+ ⎟

⎝ 100 ⎠

Mensuration

1 2

Volume of a cone = πr h

3

4 3

Volume of a sphere = πr

3

1

Area of triangle ABC = ab sinC

2

1 2

Sector area = r θ , where θ is in radians

2

Trigonometry

a b c

= =

sin A sin B sin C

a 2 = b 2 + c 2 − 2bc cos A

Statistics

∑ fx

Mean =

∑f

2

∑ fx 2 ⎛ ∑ fx ⎞

Standard deviation = −⎜ ⎟

∑f ⎝∑f ⎠

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Examiner’s

metres, giving your answer in standard form. Use

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2 A car travelled for 4 hours at 70 km/h. It then travelled another 200 km at 80 km/h.

Calculate

(a) the distance travelled in the first part of the journey,

(b) the time taken for the second part of the journey,

(c) the average speed of the car for the whole journey.

(b)_________________________h [1]

(c)______________________km/h [2]

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3 (a) Express 1960 as the product of its prime factors.

(b) Find the smallest positive integer n for which 1960n is a perfect square.

Answer(a) ___________________[1]

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4 The following diagram shows 2 geometrically similar containers. The ratio of the [Type

For a

Examiner’s

base area of Container A to Container B is 9:16. quote

Use

Container A Container B

(a) Given that the base area of container B is 480 cm2, calculate the base area of

container A.

(b) Write down the ratio of the height of container A to that of container B.

(c) Both the containers are filled up with water. The volume of water in

container A is 36 litres. Calculate the volume of water in container B.

(b)__________________________[1]

(c)______________________litres [2]

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2p 3

5 Simplify − .

2

p −9 p+3

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Examiner’s

6 Joyce can do a piece of work in 12 days and Lydia can do the same piece of work in Use

8 days. They work together on it for 3 days and then Lydia stops working altogether.

How long will it take for Joyce to complete the remaining part of the work by

herself?

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−3 −2

7 Given that p = 3.6 × 10 and q = 1.75 × 10 , find the value of

3p

(b) , giving your answer in standard form.

q

Answer (a)____________________[1]

(b)___________________[1]

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8 Three bells ring at intervals of 24 minutes, 30 minutes and 72 minutes respectively. If

they ring together at 07 40, at what time will they next ring together?

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For

x Examiner’s

9 Given that z = , Use

4 x − 12 y

(a) find the value of z if x = 4 and y = − 3,

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10 Janet has $5000 to invest for 3 years. She could put her money in fixed deposit

earning 2% simple interest annually or invest in a unit trust with a return equivalent

to 3.4% compound interest per annum.

(a) Calculate the total amount of money she would receive at the end of 3 years if

she had put her money in fixed deposit.(Assume that the principal remains the

same throughout the 3 years.)

(b) If she had invested her money in unit trust, how much would she get at the end

of 3 years?

Give your answers to the nearest cent.

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Examiner’s

Use

11 ABC is a triangle in which AB = 5 cm and BC = 2 cm, D is a point on CB

produced, where BD = 3 cm and AD = 4 cm.

D

4 3

5

A B

(b) Expressing your answers as fractions, in their lowest terms, find

(i) tan ∠DAC ,

(ii) cos ∠ABC .

_______________________________________________________________________[1]

b)(i)____________________ [1]

(ii) ____________________[1]

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x + 5 14 + x

12 Solve the inequality: 1 < ≤ .

2 3

Show your solution on the number line in the answer space.

Answer [3]

−6 −4 −2 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14

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For

For

Examiner’s

Examiner’s

Use

Use

2

13 The diagram below shows the graph of y= 2 x − 4 x − 16 .

y

x

p q

2

(b)

(c) Hence, write down the equation of the line of symmetry.

(d) What is the minimum value of y ?

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For

14 In the diagram below, C is a point (0, - 5) and A is a point on the y-axis. The line AB Examiner’s

Use

x

O

B C(0, - 5)

(b) Given that the equation of the line AB is 2 y − 3x = 8 , find the coordinates of B.

(c) Find the area of triangle ABC.

(d) Calculate the perpendicular distance from C to AB, giving your answer correct

to two decimal places.

(b) B = ( , ) [1]

(c)_______________units2 [1]

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Examiner’s

The side AB is drawn in the answer space. Use

(a) (i) Complete the quadrilateral. [1]

(ii) Measure and write down the size of ∠ABC .

(b) (i) Construct the perpendicular bisectors of the side BC and the diagonal AC.

[1]

(ii) Draw a circle passing through A, B and C. Mark and label the centre as

X. [1]

(iii) Measure and write down the radius of the circle.

A B

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16 The students in two classes took the same Mathematics test. Information relating to Examiner’s

Use

the results is shown in the tables below.

Class P

Marks 55 – 65 66 – 74 75 – 95

Frequency 3 19 10

Class Q

Mean = 68.0

Standard Deviation = 3.83

(i) the mean,

(ii) the standard deviation.

(ii) _______________[1]

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_____________________________________________________[1]

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Examiner’s

1 Use

(a) x = −3 (b) y = (x + 1)2 (c) y = 2

x

y y y

x

x x

[3]

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⎛ − 2⎞ ⎛3⎞ ⎛ a ⎞

18 Given that p = ⎜⎜ ⎟⎟ , q = ⎜⎜ ⎟⎟ and r = ⎜⎜ ⎟⎟ ,

⎝ 5 ⎠ ⎝ −1⎠ ⎝ − 7.5 ⎠

(a) find 2 p ,

(b) express p ─ 3q as a column vector ,

(c) given that p is parallel to r, find a.

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19

For

Examiner’s

C Use

40o

P

O

o B

72

38o

T A

o

In the figure, TA is a tangent to the circle whose centre is O. If ∠TOB = 72 ,

o o

∠TAB = 38 and ∠PCT = 40 , calculate the following angles, stating clearly the

reasons:

(a) ∠ACT ,

(b) ∠CTO ,

(c) ∠PTB .

Answer (a)__________________[1]

o

(b)__________________[2]

o

(c)__________________[2]

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Examiner’s

Q = {x : ( x − 3)( x − 7) = 0} and R = {x : x is a prime number}. Use

(a) List the members of P ∩ Q ' .

(b) Find the value of n(P'∩ R ) .

.

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⎛ 3 − 2⎞ ⎛3 − 2⎞

21 Given that A = ⎜⎜ ⎟⎟ and B = ⎜⎜ ⎟⎟

⎝−1 5 ⎠ ⎝9 − 7⎠

(a) find 2A + B,

(b) find matrix product AB.

(b)____________________ [2]

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22 The deposit required by a hotel to reserve a ballroom for a party is $2 400. In For

addition, the hotel charges $70 for every guest invited. Let $ y be the total amount Examiner’s

Use

charged for x invited guests.

Number of guests invited, x 60 90 120

Total amount charged, $y

(c) What does the gradient represent?

(d) If the total bill for the party is $16 260, how many guests were invited for the

party?

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23 In a game, two dice are thrown together. Die A has 2 red faces and 4 blue faces.

Die B has 4 red faces and 2 white faces. Find, as a fraction, the probability that

(a) they both dice show a red face on top,

(b) at least one red face on top,

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Methodist Girls' School Mathematics Paper 1 Preliminary Exam 2008

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