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1.

The table below shows the frequency distribution of the number of dental fillings for a group of
25 children.

(a)

Number of fillings

Frequency

Find the value of q.


(2)

(b)

Use your graphic display calculator to find


(i)

the mean number of fillings;

(ii)

the median number of fillings;

(iii)

the standard deviation of the number of fillings.


(4)
(Total 6 marks)

2.

75 metal spherical cannon balls, each of diameter 10 cm, were excavated from a Napoleonic
War battlefield.
(a)

Calculate the total volume of all 75 metal cannon balls excavated.


(3)

The cannon balls are to be melted down to form a sculpture in the shape of a cone.
The base radius of the cone is 20 cm.
(b)

Calculate the height of the cone, assuming that no metal is wasted.


(3)
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3.

10 000 people attended a sports match. Let x be the number of adults attending the sports match
and y be the number of children attending the sports match.
(a)

Write down an equation in x and y.


(1)

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The cost of an adult ticket was 12 AUD. The cost of a child ticket was 5 AUD.
(b)

Find the total cost for a family of 2 adults and 3 children.


(2)

The total cost of tickets sold for the sports match was 108 800 AUD.
(c)

Write down a second equation in x and y.


(1)

(d)

Write down the value of x and the value of y.


(2)
(Total 6 marks)

4.

The diagram shows the straight lines L1 and L2. The equation of L2 is y = x.

(a)

Find
(i)

the gradient of L1;

(ii)

the equation of L1.


(3)

(b)

Find the area of the shaded triangle.


(3)
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5.

The probability that it rains today is 0.4. If it rains today, the probability that it will rain
tomorrow is 0.8. If it does not rain today, the probability that it will rain tomorrow is 0.7.
(a)

Complete the tree diagram below.

(3)

(b)

Calculate the probability of rain tomorrow.


(3)
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6.

The equation of the line R1 is 2x + y 8 = 0. The line R2 is perpendicular to R1.


(a)

Calculate the gradient of R2.


(2)

The point of intersection of R1 and R2 is (4, k).


(b)

Find
(i)

the value of k;

(ii)

the equation of R2.


(4)
(Total 6 marks)

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7.

(a)

List the elements of the set A = {x4 x 2, x is an integer}.


(1)

A number is chosen at random from set A.


Write down the probability that the number chosen is
(b)

a negative integer;
(2)

(c)

a positive even integer;


(1)

(d)

an odd integer less than 1.


(2)
(Total 6 marks)

8.

A satellite travels around the Earth in a circular orbit 500 kilometres above the Earths
surface.
The radius of the Earth is taken as 6400 kilometres.
(a)

Write down the radius of the satellites orbit.


(1)

(b)

Calculate the distance travelled by the satellite in one orbit of the Earth.
Give your answer correct to the nearest km.
(3)

(c)

k
Write down your answer to (b) in the form a 10 , where 1 a < 10, k

.
(2)
(Total 6 marks)

9.

The seventh term, u7, of a geometric sequence is 108. The eighth term, u8, of the
sequence is 36.
(a)

Write down the common ratio of the sequence.


(1)

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(b)

Find u1.
(2)

The sum of the first k terms in the sequence is 118 096.


(c)

Find the value of k.


(3)
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10.

A teacher earns an annual salary of 45 000 USD for the first year of her employment
Her annual salary increases by 1750 USD each year.
(a)

Calculate the annual salary for the fifth year of her employment.
(3)

She remains in this employment for 10 years.


(b)

Calculate the total salary she earns in this employment during these 10 years.
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11.

The graph of the quadratic function f(x) = 3 + 4x x intersects the y-axis at point A and
has its vertex at point B.

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(a)

Find the coordinates of B.


(3)

Another point, C, which lies on the graph of y = f(x) has the same y-coordinate as A.
(b)

(i)

Plot and label C on the graph above.

(ii)

Find the x-coordinate of C.


(3)
(Total 6 marks)

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