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Year 8

Half Yearly Practice Examination 2015


Pythagoras, Measurement,
Algebra, Graphs and Tables.

Total Mark: /……. Name: ____________________ Teacher: __________________

Section 1: Multiple choice Questions

 Calculators may be used


 Write the letter that corresponds to the best answer in the box on the right
side

1. Simplify

A) B) 3 C) 3 D) 3

2. The " 5 3 “ can be expressed as:

A) 5 3 B) 3 5 C) 3 5 D) 5 3

3. 3 2
is equivalent to

A) 3 2 B) 3 C) 3 3 D) 3

4. What is the highest common factor of 15 and 25 ?

A) 15r B) 5 C) 5r D) 5r 2

5. What is the area of the shaded region?

A) 32m² B) 28m² C) 12m² D) 5m²


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6. The Perimeter of this shape is:

A) 49cm B) 7cm C) 24cm D) 28cm

7. Which one is an example of categorical data?

A) Exam mark
B) Temperature in a town
C) Brand of toothpaste
D) Number of bedrooms in a home

8. This dot plot records the ages of the member of a scout group

How many members are over 12 years of age?

A) 5 B) 10 C) 15 D) 14

9. Find the value of the short side x

A)
81 B) 9 C)3281 D) 57.28

10. The diagonal of a rectangle is 100 m. One side has a length of 80 m.


The length of the other side is:

A) 40m B) 50m C) 60m D) 70m


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11. How far from the base of the flag pole is the cable tied?

12. The longest side in a right-angled triangle can be best described as the:

A) hippopotamus B) hypotenuse C) shorter side D) isosceles

13. Which of the following statements is true.

A) h 2  42  7 2 B) h2  72  42 C) 7 2  42  h2 D) 4 7

14. Find the length of the hypotenuse.

A) 3 B) 4 C) 5 D) 25

15. Which of the following is a Pythagorean Triad (Triple)

A) 5, 12, 13 B) 3, 5, 7 C) 6, 41, 42 D) 19, 36, 45


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Section 2: Short Answer Questions

 Marks as indicated
 Show working where necessary.

ANSWERS

SIMPLIFY
1. aaaabc

1m
2. 8 z  11z

1m
3. 14 n  7 m  6n

1m
4. –3 5 –

1m
5. 20 5

1m

EXPAND
6. 2 3

1m
7. 4 2

2m

FACTORISE
6. 5m  20

1m
7. 3 6

2m
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8. Complete the Frequency distribution table

Score (x) Tally Frequency (f) fx Sector Divided bar


Graph graph
(15cm)
16 |||
17 |||| ||
18 |||| |||| ||
19 |||| |||| |||| ||
20 |||| |||| |
Total

4m
9. Using the data above, construct a sector graph and a divided bar graph (15cm)

3m

3m

4m
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10. Find the Perimeter & Area of the following shapes

Perimeter=

Area=

Radius = 5cm Circumference =

Area=

Perimeter=

Area=

12m
11. This Triangle has an area of 20m², what could be the possible lengths of the base and
height?

2m
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12. Find the length of the third side.

b=

h=

4m

Unknown side =_________________

14. Find the length of the hypotenuse.

24 m

10 m

2m
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16.
At a childrens’ playground, the Working space:
monkey bars are made up of 2
ladders connected by a 3-m-long
horizontal ladder. The 2 ladders are
5 m apart and each ladder has
sloping sides of 1.5 m as shown.
Find the height of the horizontal
ladder off the ground (correct to one
decimal place).

2m

END OF EXAMINATION