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Algebra

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5 Amalie makes a profit of 20% when she sells a shirt for \$21.60.

Calculate how much Amalie paid for the shirt.



6 3
x
9
4
= 3
n
.

Find n in terms of x.



7 Shade the required regions in the Venn diagrams below.

A B
C
A B
C



8 Write as a single fraction in its simplest form

1
3 2
x x
+ .



Question 2
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12 Expand and simplify 2(x 3)
2
(2x 3)
2
.



13 (a) Write down the number of lines of symmetry for the diagram below.



(b) Write down the order of rotational symmetry for the diagram below.



(c) The diagram shows a cuboid which has no square faces.

Draw one of the planes of symmetry of the cuboid on the diagram.



Question 3
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14 Solve the equation 9
2
) 4 ( 3 = +
y
y .



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G
O
H
N
g
h
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In triangle OGH, the ratio GN : NH = 3 : 1.

= g and = h.

Find the following in terms of g and h, giving your answers in their simplest form.

(a)



(b)



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16 Make y the subject of the formula.
5
) 2 ( +
=
y r
A

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40
O L
K
5.6 cm
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OKL is a sector of a circle, centre O, radius 5.6 cm.
Angle KOL = 40.

Calculate

(a) the area of the sector,

cm
2


(b) the perimeter of the sector.

cm 

2
Question 5
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y
x
4
3
2
1
0 1 2 3 4

Find the three inequalities which define the shaded region on the grid.



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4 Helen measures a rectangular sheet of paper as 197 mm by 210 mm, each correct to the nearest
millimetre.
Calculate the upper bound for the perimeter of the sheet of paper.

mm 

5
0
y
x
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The sketch shows the graph of y = ax
n
where a and n are integers.

Write down a possible value for a and a possible value for n.

n =



6 (a) Write 16 460 000 in standard form.



(b) Calculate 7.85 (2.366 10
2



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7 (a) Find the value of x when
x
27
24
18
=
.



(b) Show that
3
2
1
6
1
=
7
4
.
Write down all the steps in your working.



8 Solve the simultaneous equations.
x + 2y = 3
2x 3y = 13

y =



9 Eva invests \$120 at a rate of 3% per year compound interest.

Calculate the total amount Eva has after 2 years.



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Question 8
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7 (a) Find the value of x when
x
27
24
18
=
.



(b) Show that
3
2
1
6
1
=
7
4
.
Write down all the steps in your working.



8 Solve the simultaneous equations.
x + 2y = 3
2x 3y = 13

y =



9 Eva invests \$120 at a rate of 3% per year compound interest.

Calculate the total amount Eva has after 2 years.



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10 The cost of a cup of tea is t cents.

The cost of a cup of coffee is (t + 5) cents.

The total cost of 7 cups of tea and 11 cups of coffee is 2215 cents.

Find the cost of one cup of tea.

cents 

11 The volume of a solid varies directly as the cube of its length.
When the length is 3 cm, the volume is 108 cm
3
.

Find the volume when the length is 5 cm.

cm
3


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Question 10
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12 Federico changed 400 euros () into New Zealand dollars (NZ\$) at a rate of 1 = NZ\$ 2.1 .
He spent x New Zealand dollars and changed the rest back into euros at a rate of 1 = NZ\$ d.

Find an expression, in terms of x and d, for the number of euros Federico received.



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0
y
x
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The diagram shows the lines y = 1, y = x + 4 and y = 4 x .

On the diagram, label the region R where y [ 1, y [ x + 4 and y Y 4 x . 

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0
3
y
x
1
13
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The diagram shows the straight line which passes through the points (0, 1) and (3, 13).

Find the equation of the straight line.



15 A cylinder has a height of 12 cm and a volume of 920 cm
3
.

Calculate the radius of the base of the cylinder.

cm 

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Question 12
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16 Write
2
3
2
2
+
+
x x
as a single fraction.



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9 cm
20 cm
d cm
10 cm
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The diagrams show two mathematically similar containers.
The larger container has a base with diameter 9 cm and a height 20 cm.
The smaller container has a base with diameter d cm and a height 10 cm.

(a) Find the value of d.



(b) The larger container has a capacity of 1600 ml.

Calculate the capacity of the smaller container.

ml 

Question 13
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4 Solve the inequality.
3y + 7 Y 2 y



5
9 cm
12 cm
5 cm 5 cm
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The lengths of the sides are given to the nearest centimetre.

Calculate the upper bound of the perimeter of the quadrilateral.

cm 

6
C
A
B
28
9 cm
15 cm
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Calculate the area of triangle ABC.

cm
2


Question 14
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Height (h cm) 0 < h Y 10 10 < h Y 15 15 < h Y 30
Frequency 25 u 9
Frequency density 2.5 4.8 v

The table shows information about the heights of some flowers.

Calculate the values of u and v.

v =



8 During her holiday, Hannah rents a bike.
She pays a fixed cost of \$8 and then a cost of \$4.50 per day.
Hannah pays with a \$50 note and receives \$10.50 change.

Calculate for how many days Hannah rents the bike.

days 

9 Make w the subject of the formula.
t = 2
a
w 3



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12 Without using your calculator, work out the following.
Show all the steps of your working and give each answer as a fraction in its simplest form.

(a)
12
11

3
1



(b)
4
1

13
11



13 (a) Find the value of 7p 3q when p = 8 and q = O5 .



(b) Factorise completely.
3uv + 9vw



Question 16
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14 Simplify the following.

(a) ( )
3 2
4pq



(b) ( )
4
1
8
16

x



15 Solve the equation 2x
2
+ 6x 3 = 0 .

or x =



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Question 17
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20 Simplify fully.

x x x
x x
25 10
20
2 3
2
+



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Question 18
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9 (a) The cost of a bottle of water is \$w.

The cost of a bottle of juice is \$j.

The total cost of 8 bottles of water and 2 bottles of juice is \$12.

The total cost of 12 bottles of water and 18 bottles of juice is \$45.

Find the cost of a bottle of water and the cost of a bottle of juice.

Answer(a) Cost of a bottle of water = \$

Cost of a bottle of juice = \$



(b) Roshni cycles 2 kilometres at y km/h and then runs 4 kilometres at (y 4) km/h.
The whole journey takes 40 minutes.

(i) Write an equation in y and show that it simplifies to y
2
13y + 12 = 0.



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9 (a) The cost of a bottle of water is \$w.

The cost of a bottle of juice is \$j.

The total cost of 8 bottles of water and 2 bottles of juice is \$12.

The total cost of 12 bottles of water and 18 bottles of juice is \$45.

Find the cost of a bottle of water and the cost of a bottle of juice.

Answer(a) Cost of a bottle of water = \$

Cost of a bottle of juice = \$



(b) Roshni cycles 2 kilometres at y km/h and then runs 4 kilometres at (y 4) km/h.
The whole journey takes 40 minutes.

(i) Write an equation in y and show that it simplifies to y
2
13y + 12 = 0.



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(ii) Factorise y
2
13y + 12.



(iii) Solve the equation y
2
13y + 12 = 0.

or y =



(iv) Work out Roshnis running speed.

km/h 

(c) Solve the equation

u
2
u 4 = 0.

or u =



Question 19
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(x + 5) cm
2x cm
x cm
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The diagram shows a square of side (x + 5) cm and a rectangle which measures 2x cm by x cm.

The area of the square is 1 cm
2
more than the area of the rectangle.

(a) Show that x
2
10x 24 = 0 .



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(b) Find the value of x.



(c) Calculate the acute angle between the diagonals of the rectangle.



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Question 20
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10 (a) Rice costs \$x per kilogram.
Potatoes cost \$(x + 1) per kilogram.
The total cost of 12 kg of rice and 7 kg of potatoes is \$31.70 .

Find the cost of 1 kg of rice.



(b) The cost of a small bottle of juice is \$y.
The cost of a large bottle of juice is \$(y + 1).
When Catriona spends \$36 on small bottles only, she receives 25 more bottles than when she
spends \$36 on large bottles only.

(i) Show that 25y
2
+ 25y O 36 = 0 .



(ii) Factorise 25y
2
+ 25y O 36 .



(iii) Solve the equation 25y
2
+ 25y O 36 = 0 .

or y =



(iv) Find the total cost of 1 small bottle of juice and 1 large bottle of juice.