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SAEP Matric Success – Zisukhanyo

Maths Lit Worksheet

Tuesday 3rd March 2009

Estimating and measuring

1. The drawing below is the plan of a large washbasin. The parallel sides ABCD and
EFGH are identical trapeziums. The other faces are all rectangles. The inside dimensions
of the washbasin are:
Length AH = DE = 120 cm
Depth AB = HG = 40 cm
Width at the bottom = BC = GF = 45 cm
Width at the top = AD = HE = 60 cm
a) Calculate the area of the trapezium ABCD
b) Calculate the volume of the washbasin (in cm3)
c) Express the capacity of the washbasin in litres
d) If the washbasin is made of stainless steel, calculate the total area (in m2) of the
stainless steel forming the basin

2. The drawing below shows the inside dimensions of a rondavel with a conical roof and
no ceiling.
a) Calculate the total volume of space under the roof in m3
b) Estimate the area of the wall by using π = 22/7 and subtracting 12m2 for the door and
c) Calculate the amount of paint required to paint the inside surface of the wall if 1 litre
of paint covers 3,5 m2 of wall
d) Calculate the area of the conical roof and estimate the cost to thatch the roof if it costs
R12,50 per m2 to do so
e) Calculate the area of the floor of the rondavel and estimate the number of tiles needed
to cover the floor if 25 tiles covers 1m2
3. Six tennis balls are packed into a cylindrical container with an inside diameter of 65
mm. The diameter of a tennis ball is 64 mm.
a) What must be the inside height of the container be if allowance is made for 2 mm of
extra height?
b) Calculate the volume (in cm3) of:
i) the inside of the container
ii) one tennis ball
iii) the space inside the container that is not taken up by the 6 tennis balls
c) Suppose the curved wall of the container is made of cardboard that is 1 mm thick.
Calculate the area (in cm2) of the outside of the curved surface of the container if its
outside height is 400 mm.

4. An entrepreneur that makes and sells buttons wants to make 1 200 buttons of the
design below. It is a hemispherical top (radius 10 mm) with a cylindrical stem (diameter
6 mm and height 10 mm). The buttons are moulded from a plastic material after which a
small hole is drilled through the stem. Calculate:
a) the volume of one button in mm3 (ignore the small hole)
b) the volume of plastic material required to mould 1 200 buttons in cm3 (add 10% to
provide for wastage)
c) the area of the hemispherical surface of one button in cm3
d) the amount of spray paint required to paint the hemispherical surfaces of 1 200 buttons
if 1 ml of paint covers 25 cm2
5. The conical tent and hemispherical tent shown below have the same diameter (4 m)
and maximum height (2 m). The base of each one is covered with a ground sheet.
a) the slant height of the conical tent
b) the total surface area of each tent
c) the volume of the space inside each tent (in litres)
d) the ratio V half sphere : V cone

6. A silo for holding wheat in a flour mill is shaped as shown below. From the cylindrical
top section the wheat moves down into a conical section where there is an outlet valve at
QR. The small cone PQR has been “cut off” to provide an opening at QR. All the
dimensions shown are inside dimensions. Calculate:
a) the volume of the small cone PQR in m3
b) the capacity of the silo in m3

7. Write down the approximate conversions to the units below:

a) 80 mph = … km/h b) 2,5 inches = … mm
c) 1,5 yards = …ft and … inches d) 3 pints = … litres
e) 10 lb = … kg

8. The lengths of three sides of a triangular plot of land are indicated on an old map as
600 yd, 700 yd and 900 yd.
a) Convert the three lengths to metres if 1 yard = 0,91 m. Then calculate the perimeter of
the plot in metres.
b) Calculate the area of the plot in m2 using Heron’s formula.
c) Express the area of the plot in ha (hectare).