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## Tak Nga Secondary School

2012-2013 1st Term Test
Form 1 Mathematics
Time allowed: 1 hour
Section A: Multiple-choice Questions (24 marks)
1. Evaluate 3 2(1) .
A. - 1
B. 0
C. 1

D. 5

## 2. Which of the following expressions has a positive value?

1
2

1
4

1
2

A. 5 6

B.

( 4)(6)
5

C.

4
( 5)(6)

D.

( 4)(8)( 20)
6

3. Which of the following expressions has a value that is NOT equal to the value of
1 3

?
3 5

A.

4.

1 3

3 5

B.

1
3

5
3

C.

1 3

3 5

D.

3
1

5
3

The following table shows the average temperatures of four cities P, Q, R and S in December.
City

Average
temperature

+13C

4C

+27C

12C

According to the above table, arrange the average temperatures of the four cities in descending order.
A. R, P, S, Q
B. R, P, Q, S
C. S, Q, P, R
D. Q, S, P, R
5.

## Find the value of R in the following figure.

A.
6.

7.

+5

C.

+1

D.

1
, 1, 4, 16, 64
4

A.

1, 3, 9, 27, 81

B.

C.

12, 6, 0, 6, 12

D.

4, 8, 16, 32, 64

Jackie walks 9 km at a speed of a km/h and swims 4 km at b km/h. How much time does she take for
the whole journey?
(9a + 4b) hours

B.

36ab hours

C.

9 4

a b

hours

D.

a b

9 4

hours

Represent the word phrase divide m by the product of 2 and n and then subtract the sum of 6 and m
from the result by an algebraic expression.
A.

9.

B.

## Which of the following is NOT a geometric sequence?

A.
8.

+10

mn
6m
2

B.

mn
(6 m)
2

C.

m
6m
2n

D.

m
(6 m )
2n

M is the smallest number among three consecutive integers. Find the sum of these three numbers.

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A.

M+2

B.

3M

C.

3M + 3

D.

3M + 6

10.

It is known that the 11th and the 13th of the Fibonacci sequence are 89 and 233 respectively. Find the
12th term of the sequence.
A. 55
B. 144
C. 161
D. 322

11.

It is known that the number of diagonals D of a polygon can be calculated by the formula D

n 2 3n
2

, where n is the number of sides of the polygon. Find the number of diagonals of a heptagon (7-sided
polygon).
A. 7
B. 14
C. 21
D. 23
12. Which of the following pair are like terms?
A.

4x3 , 4x 2

B.

7 xy , 6 yx

C.

11x 2 y , 3 xy 2

C.

9 4x 2

2abc,

D.

1 4
a bc
2

A.

4x3 2x 8
3

B.

x 3 4x 9
2x

11x 3
7

D.

ax 3 bx c

A.

3x 9 y 6

B.

12x 20 y 8

C.

81x 9 y 6

D. 81x 20 y 8

## 15. Simplify 2x2 + 3x + 2 6 + 2x + 4x2.

A. 9x 4
B. 2x2 + 5x 4

C.

2x2 + 5x + 4

D.

16. ( x x )( y y y ) =
A. 6xy
B.

C.

x2y3

D. 6x 2 y 3

2x + 3y

6x2 5x 4

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## Tak Nga Secondary School

2012-2013 1st Term Test
Form 1 Mathematics
Name: ___________________________ ( )

Class: _______

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Date: ________________

## Section A Multiple-choice Questions (24 marks, @1.5 marks)

Please put in the correct box for each question.
1

10

11

12

13

14

15

A
B
C
D
Section B Conventional Questions (51 marks)
1.

## Express the following statements by using algebraic expressions.

(a) Subtract 3b from 2a and then divide the result by the product of c and two-third of d. (2 marks)
__________________________________________
(b) The product of 3x and 2y is subtracted from the sum of 5k and 6m. (2 marks)
__________________________________________

2.

Polynomial
x4
5x 4 +

3.

Coefficient of:
x3
x2

x2
6x + 5
6

## Evaluate ( 10)( 3) 9 ( 4.5) .

(3 marks)

Constant
term

Degree of
polynomial

1
3 10

4. Evaluate 2 1 . (3 marks)

10

16

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v2 u2
. If v = 7, u = 9 and a = 4, find
2a
the value of s.
(2 marks)

5. Let s

## 6. In a quiz, each class had to answer 10 questions.

For each question, 10 marks would be awarded
for a correct answer and 5 marks would be
deducted for a wrong answer or no response.
1A class got 7 correct answers and the rest are
wrong answers. What was its score? (3 marks)

## 7. A pack of chocolate is divided among 5 persons.

Each person gets n pieces and 3 pieces are left.
How many pieces of chocolate can each
person get when the chocolate is evenly
distributed among 6 persons? (2 marks)

9. Simplify

(2 marks)

## 11. Simplify 3a2b [2ab2 2(3a2b + 2ab2)].

(3 marks)

12. Expand ( x 2) 2 3 .

(3 marks)

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13. The figure shows a trapezium of upper base (5x 2) cm, lower base (3x + 4) cm and height (3y + 7) cm.
(a) Write down the formula for the area A of the trapezium.
Give the answer in expanded form.
(3 marks)
(5x 2) cm
(3y + 7) cm

(3x + 4) cm

(b)

## If x = 2, y = 3, what is the area of the trapezium? (2 marks)

14. In the first quarter of last year, Mr Chans average loss on stock investment per month was \$4 500. In the
second quarter of last year, the stock market declined and his average loss per month doubled. In the third
quarter of last year, the stock market rebounded and his average gain per month was \$2 000. In the last
quarter of last year, his average gain per month was 4 times that of the previous quarter.
(a)

How much did Mr Chan lose in the first half of last year?

(3 marks)

(b)

(4 marks)

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## 15. Consider the sequence 2, 6, 10, 14, .

(a) Write down the next three terms of the sequence.

(2 marks)

(b)

(2 marks)

(c)

(2 marks)

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