Mathematics

2006 School Certificate Test

General Instructions

S1

Total marks – 100

Reading time: 5 minutes

Section 1

Working time: 2 hours

Pages 3–10

There will be a short break
between Section 1 and Section 2

25 marks
Time allowed for this section is 30 minutes

Write using black or blue pen

You may use a pencil to draw
or complete diagrams

Attempt ALL questions

Calculators may be used in
Section 2 only

A formulae sheet is provided
with this paper

Write your Centre Number
and Student Number at the
top of pages 3 and 35

Questions 1–25

25 marks

Section 2
Pages 11–41
75 marks
Time allowed for this section is 1 hour and
30 minutes
This section has TWO parts
Part A – Questions 26–80 55 marks
Part B – Questions 81–84 20 marks

Formulae
For use in both SECTION 1 and SECTION 2

Circumference of a circle = π × diameter

or

⎡⎣C = 2 π r ⎤⎦

⎡⎣C = π d⎤⎦
Area of a circle

2 × π × radius

= π × radius squared
⎡A = π r 2 ⎤

Area of a parallelogram

= base × perpendicular height
⎡⎣ A = bh⎤⎦

Area of a rhombus

= half the product of the diagonals

1 ⎤
⎢ A = xy ⎥
2 ⎦

Area of a trapezium

= half the perpendicular height × the sum of the parallel sides


1
⎢ A = h ( a + b )⎥
2

Volume of a prism

= base area × height
⎡⎣V = Ah⎤⎦

Volume of a cylinder

= π × radius squared × height
⎡V = π r 2 h⎤

Simple interest

= principal × annual intereest rate × number of years
⎡⎣I = PRT ⎤⎦

Pythagoras’ theorem states:

In a right-angled tria
angle, the hypotenuse squared is equal to
the sum of the squares of the other two sides
⎡c 2 = a 2 + b 2 ⎤

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© Board of Studies NSW 2006

2006 School Certificate Test

Mathematics

Centre Number

Student Number

Section 1

25 marks
Time allowed for this section is 30 minutes
Answer Questions 1–25 in the spaces
provided
Calculators are NOT to be used in this
Section
There will be a short break between
Section 1 and Section 2

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S2

Answer the questions in the spaces provided.

1

8.49 + 2.1 =
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2
5

NOT TO
SCALE

13

α
12
What is the value of cos α ?
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3

In the 1849 California gold rush, 40 thousand miners extracted 10 million dollars
worth of gold.
What was the average value of gold found by each miner?
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4

How many thirds are there in 2?
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5

270 mL of water is to be poured into a measuring cylinder.
300

200

100

mL

Draw a line on the measuring cylinder to show how high the water would reach.

6

The selling price of balsamic vinegar is 2

1
times the wholesale price. The
2

wholesale price is $14.
What is the selling price of the vinegar?
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7

336 ÷ 21 = 16
What is the value of 336 ÷ 2.1?
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8

Arrange the following from smallest to largest.
1
, 0.5, 5%, 5
5
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9

If the sun rises at 5.20 am and sets at 8.06 pm, how many hours and minutes are
there from sunrise to sunset?
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10

Robert wishes to download a 6000 kilobyte file. His internet connection has a
speed of 20 kilobytes per second.
How many minutes will it take to download this file?
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11

·
1
Add 0.3 to .
2
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12

A (2, 4) and B (–1, 0) are points on the number plane.
y
A (2, 4)

B
(–1, 0)

O

x

Calculate the length of AB.
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13

A spinner is in the shape of a regular hexagon. Each section is to be labelled
either red, blue, or green.

1
Label the sections so that the probability of this spinner landing on red is , on
6
1
1
blue is and on green is .
3
2

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14

3
2
<
where
5

is a whole number.

What is the largest possible value for

?

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15

The area of a rhombus is 36 cm2. One of the diagonals is twice as long as the other.
Find the lengths of the diagonals.
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Use the net below to answer Questions 16 and 17.

7 units

16

What is the name of the solid formed by this net?
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17

Calculate the volume of this solid.
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18

Consider the pattern.
53 =

125

54 =

625

55 =

3125

56 = 15625
Use this pattern to write the last three digits of 515.
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19

Greg and Megan are cycling around a track in the same direction. To complete
each lap, Greg takes 20 seconds and Megan takes 16 seconds.
Megan passes Greg.
After how many seconds will Megan pass Greg again?
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20

1
Mason records the weights of four parcels. He notes that the median is 4 kg,
2
the mode is 5 kg and the mean is 4 kg.
What is the weight of each parcel?
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21

The ratio of $10 notes to $20 notes in my wallet is 4 : 5. There are 27 notes altogether.
What is the total value of the 27 notes?
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22

Sumayia claims that 22 × 23 = 45.
Explain why Sumayia is incorrect.
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23

The interval AB has midpoint M.
y
B
M (3, 4)

A (–1, 2)

O

x

Find the coordinates of B.
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24

(9.65 × 106) – (5 × 104) =
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25

The diagram shows a sketch (not to scale) of the shape Jo wishes to construct.
B

6

5

A

NOT TO
SCALE

C
3

2
D

Jo has already drawn the sides AB and AD below.
Use your instruments to complete the shape accurately.

A

5 cm

3 cm

D

End of Section 1

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© Board of Studies NSW 2006

B

2006 School Certificate Test

Mathematics

Section 2

75 marks
Time allowed for this section is
1 hour and 30 minutes
This section has TWO parts
Part A – Questions 26–80 55 marks
Part B – Questions 81–84 20 marks
Calculators may be used in this section
Do not commence Section 2 until you are
instructed to do so

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S3

Part A
Questions 26–80

55 marks

Use the Section 2 – Part A Answer Sheet for Questions 26–80.
Instructions for answering multiple-choice questions

For Questions 26–75, select the alternative A, B, C or D that best answers the
question. Fill in the response oval completely.
Sample:

2 + 4 = (A) 2
A

(C) 8

B

C

(D) 9
D

If you think you have made a mistake, put a cross through the incorrect
answer and fill in the new answer.
A

(B) 6

B

C

D

If you change your mind and have crossed out what you consider to be the
correct answer, then indicate the correct answer by writing the word correct
and drawing an arrow as follows.

correct
A

B

C

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D

26

Two angles in this parallelogram are labelled with the letter r.
r

r
What type of angles are these?
(A) Alternate
(B)

Co-interior

(C) Corresponding
(D) Supplementary

27

How many whole numbers from 10 to 99 have the sum of their digits equal to 9?
(A) 9

28

(B)

10

(C) 18

(D) 90

A survey of car colours was conducted.
Which measure could be used to analyse the data?
(A) Mode

29

(B)

Mean

(C) Median

(D) Range

(B)

6a6

(C) 8a5

(D) 8a6

4a3 × 2a2 =
(A) 6a5

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30

The triangles shown are similar.
A
D
C
B
E
Which statement names the triangles with vertices in corresponding order?
(A) ΔABC ⎥⎥⎥ ΔCDE
(B)

ΔABC ⎥⎥⎥ ΔECD

(C) ΔABC ⎥⎥⎥ ΔDEC
(D) ΔABC ⎥⎥⎥ ΔEDC
31

What is 0.00457 in scientific notation?
(A) 45.7 × 10 –4

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(B)

4.57 × 10 –3

(C) 4.57 × 10 –2

(D) 4.57 × 10 3

A straight line was created using the following table of values.
x

0

1

2

3

y

–6

–3

0

3

What are the x- and y-intercepts for this line?
(A) x-intercept = –6,
(B)

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x-intercept = 0,

y-intercept = 2
y-intercept = 0

(C) x-intercept = 2,

y-intercept = –6

(D) x-intercept = 3,

y-intercept = 3

Brad and Scott share $60 in the ratio of 3 : 2.
How much does Brad receive?
(A) $20

(B)

$24

(C) $30

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(D) $36

34

Sharyn was asked to find the value of x.


100°

In two steps, she correctly found the value of x.
Which types of angles could Sharyn have used?
(A) Corresponding and co-interior angles
(B)

Vertically opposite and co-interior angles

(C) Alternate and corresponding angles
(D) Corresponding and vertically opposite angles

35

Expand –3(2x + 5).
(A) –5x – 15

36

(B)

–6x + 5

(C) –6x + 15

(D) –6x – 15

Chocolates cost 65 cents each. Janina has $10 and buys as many chocolates as she
can with her money.
How much change will she receive?
(A) 15 cents

(B)

25 cents

(C) 35 cents

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(D) 40 cents

37

The area of the trapezium is 36 cm2.

b cm

NOT TO
SCALE

a cm
6 cm
What are possible values of a and b?
(A) a = 2,

b=4

a = 2,

b=6

(C) a = 3,

b=4

(D) a = 3,

b=9

(B)

38

Each student in a class was asked to draw a rectangle, an isosceles triangle,
a trapezium and an equilateral triangle of any size.
After looking at all of the drawings, what correct conclusion could a student
make?
(A) All the rectangles will be similar.
(B)

All the trapeziums will be similar.

(C) All the isosceles triangles will be similar.
(D) All the equilateral triangles will be similar.

39

Factorise 2x2 + 6x.
(A) 2x(x + 3)

(B)

2x(x + 4)

(C) 2x(x + 6)

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(D) 2x(2x + 3)

40

ABCD is a kite. ∠BAD = 120° and ∠ADC = 70°.
A
120°
D

B

70°

NOT TO
SCALE

C
What is the size of ∠BCD?
(A) 60°

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(B)

100°

(C) 110°

(D) 120°

The length and breadth of a rectangle are both doubled.
What effect does this have on the perimeter and area of the rectangle?
(A) Both the perimeter and the area are doubled.
(B)

Both the perimeter and the area are multiplied by 4.

(C) The perimeter is multiplied by 4 and the area is doubled.
(D) The perimeter is doubled and the area is multiplied by 4.

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42

Samuel travels to work each day by train. To be at work on time he must arrive
at Kings Cross station by ten past eight.
am

am

am

am

am

am

am

am

am

Waterfall

7.05

6.53

7.08

Heathcote

6.58

7.13

Engadine

7.01

7.16

Loftus

7.05

7.20

Sutherland

7.15

7.09

7.20

7.24

7.31

7.34

Jannali

7.11

7.22

7.26

7.36

Como

7.14

7.29

Central

7.40

7.43

7.46

7.52

7.57

8.01

8.02

8.06

8.10

Town Hall

7.43

7.46

7.49

7.55

8.00

8.04

8.09

8.13

Martin Place

7.45

7.48

7.53

7.57

8.02

8.06

8.11

8.15

Kings Cross

7.48

7.56

8.00

8.05

8.09

8.14

8.18

Edgecliff

7.50

7.58

8.02

8.07

8.11

8.16

8.20

Bondi Junction

7.53

8.01

8.05

8.10

8.14

8.19

8.23

What is the latest train Samuel can catch from Sutherland station?
(A) 7.20 am

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(B)

7.24 am

(C) 7.31 am

(D) 7.34 am

600 people were surveyed about the type of camera they use.
A sector graph was drawn showing the results. The sector representing mobilephone cameras has an angle of 30° at the centre.
How many people in the survey use mobile-phone cameras?
(A) 12

(B)

20

(C) 50

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(D) 180

44

Lilli was asked to graph y = 2x. She used the following table of values to plot
the points.
x

0

1

2

y

1

2

4

Which of the following is the correct graph?
y

(A)

y

(B)

1

1

–1 O

–1 O

x

y

(C)

y

(D)

1

1
–1 O

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x

–1 O

x

x

Evan bought a television set priced at $5000. He bought it on terms by paying
$215.25 per month for three years.
How much interest did Evan pay?
(A) $2583

(B)

$2749

(C) $7583

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(D) $7749

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NOT TO
SCALE
145°

70°

What is the value of p?
(A) 35

47

(B)

70

(C) 75

(D) 110

In which quadrilaterals do the diagonals always intersect at right angles?
(A) Kite, square, rhombus
(B)

Kite, square, rectangle

(C) Rhombus, parallelogram, trapezium
(D) Square, parallelogram, trapezium

48

In two years time, Karishma’s age will be three times Emily’s age.
Emily is now t years old.
How old is Karishma now?
(A) 3t

(B)

3t + 2

(C) 3t + 4

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(D) 3t + 6

49

A quilt measuring 120 cm by 80 cm is made for Emma’s cot.
Borders are added to a central rectangular panel. The borders are the same
width.

80 cm

120 cm
What are possible dimensions of the central panel?
(A) 60 cm × 40 cm
(B)

80 cm × 40 cm

(C) 80 cm × 50 cm
(D) 90 cm × 60 cm
50

Wanda uses a discount voucher to reduce the price of petrol by 4 cents per litre.
The original price is 121.9 cents per litre. By what percentage is the price
reduced?
(A) 0.03%

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(B)

3.28%

(C) 4%

(D) 4.88%

Four players are competing in a tennis tournament. Dick has a 50% chance of
winning this tournament. The other players, Craig, Phil and Terry are equally
likely to win.
What is the probability that Craig wins the tournament?
(A)

1
3

(B)

1
4

(C)

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1
5

(D)

1
6

52

Tarryn is 15 years and 11 months old on 14 November 2006.
When was Tarryn born?
(A) 14 October 1990
(B)

14 December 1990

(C) 14 October 1991
(D) 14 December 1991

53

Which statement is NOT true?
(A) a6 ÷ a3 = a2

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(B)

3

a6 × a3 = a9

6

(C) (a6) = (a3)

(D) a0 = 1

A measurement was given as 5.2 × 106 mm.
What was measured?
(A) The length of a baby
(B)

The height of a building

(C) The altitude of a plane flying
(D) The distance from Earth to the Moon

55

Q

P

R

S
What fraction of rhombus PQRS is shaded?
(A)

1
3

(B)

1
4

(C)

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2
5

(D)

3
8

56

Fay has borrowed $40 000 to buy a car. She wishes to repay the loan over
three years.
Which of the following borrowing options requires Fay to pay the least amount
of simple interest?
(A) 7% per annum for the entire period
(B)

8% per annum after a 6 month interest-free period

(C) 11% per annum after a 12 month interest-free period
(D) 14% per annum after an 18 month interest-free period

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y

α
l

β
O

x

Which of the following gives the gradient of line l?
(A) tan β
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(B)

tan α

(C) sin β

(D) sin α

A frequency distribution table is shown.
Score

Frequency

10

5

20

8

30

7

Relative
frequency

What will be the total of the relative frequencies?
(A) 1

(B)

20

(C) 60

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(D) 420

59

The table shows the number of matches needed to make a certain number of
triangles.
Triangles (T)

1

3

5

Matches (M)

3

7

11

Which rule describes the number pattern in this table?
(A) M = T + 2

(B)

M=T+4

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(C) M = 2T + 1

(D) M = 3T

4k

k+2

Which of the following is an expression for the area of the rectangle?
(A) 5k + 2
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(B)

(C) 4k2 + 2

10k + 4

(D) 4k2 + 8k

Natasha and Melissa are playing a game where a standard six-sided die is rolled.
Natasha wins if a prime number is rolled. Melissa wins if an odd number
is rolled.
What is the probability that the number that is rolled is neither prime nor odd?
(A)

62

1
2

(B)

1
3

(C)

2
3

(D)

1
6

What is the value of a?

NOT TO
SCALE


60°
130°
(A) 60

(B)

70

(C) 110
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(D) 130

63

Gordo is a fisherman. Darrin claims that Gordo over-estimates the size of his fish
by 25%. Gordo describes one fish as 40 cm long.
What does Darrin claim is the length of Gordo’s fish?
(A) 10 cm

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30 cm

(C) 32 cm

(D) 50 cm

(C) 0

(D)

⎛1⎞ 2
Find the value of 30 − 3 ⎜ ⎟ .
⎝3⎠
(A) –1

65

(B)

(B)

–1
3

2
3

Which of the following nets could be folded to make the cube shown?

(A)

(B)

(C)

(D)

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66

A rhombus of side length 10 cm has diagonals 12 cm and 16 cm.

NOT TO
SCALE

h

10 cm
What is the value of h?
(A) 6 cm

(B)

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9.6 cm

y

(C) 10 cm

(D) 19.2 cm

P(1, 5)

Q(4, 3)

O

x

What is the gradient of the interval PQ?
2
(A) –
3
68

(B)

–3
2

(C)

2
3

(D)

3
2

Ivan invests $70 000 in a term deposit at a compound interest rate of 7% per
annum for two years.
How much interest does he earn?
(A) $4900

(B)

$9800

(C) $10 143

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(D) $80 143

69

The results of the fastest runners in the Melbourne Marathon are recorded below.
Class
(minutes)

Class
centre

Number of
runners

141–145

143

1

146–150

148

2

151–155

153

1

156–160

158

6

161–165

163

11

166–170

168

9

What is the mean time for these runners?
(A) 31.1 minutes
(B)

155.5 minutes

(C) 161.5 minutes
(D) 163 minutes

70

An interval is to be drawn from the origin dividing the shaded region in half.
y
8
7
6
5

D C B A

4
3
2
1
O

1

2

3

4

5

6

x

Name the interval.
(A) OA

(B)

OB

(C) OC

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(D) OD

71

Triangle ACD is equilateral. The area of ΔACD is half the area of ΔABC.
C
NOT TO
SCALE

A

D

B

What is the size of ∠ACB?
(A) 75°

72

(B)

80°

(C) 90°

(D) 100°

The vertices of a right-angled isosceles triangle are A, B and C. The side AB is
drawn below.

A

B

In how many different positions on the page could C be placed?
(A) 2

(B)

3

(C) 4

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(D) 6

73

The logo drawn below consists of semicircles, quarter circles and straight lines,
as shown.
1

2

1

3

3
4

What is the perimeter of the logo?
(A) 6 + 4π
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(B)

6 + 5π

(C) 6 + 6π

(D) 6 + 8π

In quadrilateral PQRS, ∠P = 120° and ∠R = 50°.
The bisectors of ∠Q and ∠S meet at T.
R
50°
S
T
120°

Q

NOT TO
SCALE
P

What is the size of ∠QTS in quadrilateral PQTS?
(A) 60°

75

a▲b = 1–

(B)

95°

(C) 145°

(D) 170°

a
.
b

For example, 5 ▲ 6 = 1 –

5
.
6

What is the value of (1 ▲ 2) ▲ (3 ▲ 4)?
(A) –1

(B)

1
2

(C)

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4
7

(D)

7
8

Section 2 (continued)
Instructions for answering Questions 76–80

Questions 76–80 contain options a, b, c and d. Each option may be Correct or
Incorrect. In each question, one, two, three or four options may be Correct.

For Questions 76–80, fill in the response ovals on the Section 2 – Part A
Answer Sheet to indicate whether options a, b, c and d are Correct or
Incorrect. You must fill in either the Correct or the Incorrect response oval for
each option.
Correct
Sample:

a.
b.
c.
d.

2+4
2−4
2×4
2÷4

=
=
=
=

4+2
4−2
4×2
4÷2

Incorrect

a.
b.
c.
d.

If you think you have made a mistake, put a cross through your answer and
fill in your new answer.
Correct

Incorrect

a.

If you change your mind and have crossed out what you consider to be the
right answer, then indicate your intended answer by writing the word
‘answer’ and drawing an arrow as follows.

answer
Correct

Incorrect

a.

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76

Students are asked to write expressions that are equivalent to 4.
Indicate whether each of the following is Correct or Incorrect.
a.

77

1

b.

2−2

3

1

64

c.

16 2

d.

8

Mr Parker drew this diagram on a whiteboard.
y

2

–4

O

x

Indicate whether each of the following is Correct or Incorrect.

b.

1
.
2
The equation of the line is y = –4x + 2.

c.

The coordinates of the x-intercept are (0, –4).

d.

The point (2, 3) lies on the line.

a.

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The gradient of the line is

Raelene earns $600 per week. Naomi earns $1100 per fortnight. Danny earns
more than Naomi but less than Raelene.
How much could Danny earn each month?
Indicate whether each of the following is Correct or Incorrect.
a.

$2250

b.

$2330

c.

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$2500

d.

$2580

79

Class 10F of Lightning High counted the number of matches per box. The results
are displayed in the cumulative frequency histogram and polygon shown.
Number of matches per box

22
20

Cumulative frequency

18
16
14
12
10
8
6
4
2
0
47

48

49

50

51

52

Number of matches
Indicate whether each of the following is Correct or Incorrect.

80

a.

The range is 20.

b.

The median is 49.5.

c.

The mode is 48.

d.

The number of boxes of matches counted is 72.

When reading a page of his book, Jarrod declared, ‘There are twice as many
pages after this page than before this page’.
How many pages could this book contain?
Indicate whether each of the following is Correct or Incorrect.
a.

202

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303

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2006 School Certificate Test

Mathematics

Centre Number

Section 2 (continued)
Student Number
Part B
Questions 81–84

20 marks

Answer the questions in the spaces provided.
Marks

Question 81 (5 marks)
Donna’s annual salary is $62 400.
(a)

1

Calculate her weekly income.
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(b)

Holiday loading is calculated at 17

1
% of four weeks’ pay.
2

1

Calculate Donna’s holiday loading.
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(c)

Holiday pay consists of normal pay plus holiday loading. Donna takes
four weeks’ holiday.

1

Calculate Donna’s holiday pay.
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(d)

Donna’s employer is abolishing holiday loading. To compensate, he
offers Donna a 1.6% increase in annual salary.
Explain why Donna is better off financially with a 1.6% increase.
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Question 82 (5 marks)
The line y = 6x – 6 is drawn on the number plane below. The line meets the
x-axis at point A.

y
y = 6x – 6

8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
A
–6

–5

–4

–3

–2

–1 O
–1

1

2

3

–2
–3
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5

6

x

Marks
Question 82 (continued)

(a)

(b)

Complete the table of values for y =
x

–2

0

y

0

3

1

1

Plot the points on the number plane and join them to form the
line y =

(c)

3x
+ 3.
2

1

3x
+ 3.
2

The point B is the intersection of the two lines y = 6x – 6 and y =

3x
+ 3.
2

1

What are the coordinates of B?
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(d)

The point C is the point where the line y =

3x
+ 3 meets the x-axis.
2

Calculate the area of ΔABC.
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Marks
Question 83 (5 marks)
A

3 cm

B
NOT TO
SCALE

4 cm

F

X

E

(a)

C

D

Calculate the perimeter of hexagon ABCDEF.

1

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(b)

AE = 5 cm

1

Show, by calculation, that FX = 3.12 cm (correct to 2 decimal places).
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(c)

Hence, calculate the area of hexagon ABCDEF.
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Marks
Question 83 (continued)
A new fruit-juice container in the form of a hexagonal prism is constructed
using hexagon ABCDEF as the base.

NOT TO
SCALE

The fruit-juice container is to hold 250 mL. (1 mL = 1 cm3)
(d)

Calculate the height of the container to the nearest centimetre.
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Marks
Question 84 (5 marks)
A wire cable, AB, holds a telecommunications antenna in place.
The length of the cable is 120 metres.
A

NOT TO
SCALE

120 m
h

B

C

The angle of elevation of the top of the antenna, A, from B is 50°.

(a)

Label the angle of elevation on the diagram above.

1

(b)

Calculate the height of the antenna, h, to the nearest metre.

1

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Question 84 (continued)
(c)

Bruce plans to attach a second cable, AD, to the top of the
telecommunications antenna.
A
NOT TO
SCALE
h

B

C

D

The distance from D to C is twice the distance from B to C.
Bruce reasons that since the distance has doubled, the angle of elevation
from D to A will be half of 50°.
Do you agree with Bruce’s reasoning? Justify your answer, showing
mathematical calculations.
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