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# Year 8

## Half Yearly Practice Examination 2015

Pythagoras, Measurement,
Algebra, Graphs and Tables.

##  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

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## 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:

## 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

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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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## 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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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
7

b=

h=

4m

## 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