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SYDNEY BOYS HIGH

SCHOOL
MOORE PARK, SURRY HILLS

Year 9
Half Yearly Examination 2006

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Working time 90 minutes


Write using black or blue pen.
Approved calculators may be used.
All necessary working MUST be
shown in every question if full marks are to be
awarded.
Marks may not be awarded for untidy or badly
arranged work.
If more space is required, clearly write the
number of the QUESTION on one of the back pages
and answer it there. Indicate that you have done so.
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Mathematics
Examiner: A. Fuller

NAME:
Class

9A
9B
9C
9D
9E
9F

Teacher
Mr Boros
Ms Evans
Ms Nesbitt
Mr Hespe
Mr Gainford
Ms Ward

Question

1
2
3
4
5
6
Total

Mark
/20
/20
/20
/20
/20
/20
/120

Question 1 (20 marks)


A Simplify the following:

(i)

3a + a 3 + 2a + a 3

(ii)

7ab + 2a ab 5a

(iii)

3ab 5b

(iv)

6a a

(v)

( 3a ) 2

(vi)

7a 2 2a ( 3a )

State the number of significant figures


in the following:
(i)

567000

(ii)

0 0470

Answers

Marks

(iii) 356000 (to the nearest hundred)

Write the following in scientific


notation:
(i)

69200000

(ii)

0 000517

Write the following as fractions in


their simplest form:
(i)

04

(ii)

0 35

(iii)

0 21

What is 75c as a percentage of $4?

Increase $565 by 30%

If 70% of an amount is $847.


What is the amount?

Which fraction is halfway between


and

1
?
5

1
3

Question 2 (20 marks)


A If w = 3 , x = 2 and y = 5 evaluate
the following:

(i)

xy

(ii)

2 w 5x

(iii)

xw
y

(iv)

( y x)

(v)

yw 2

(vi)

3x 2 w 2

Answers

Marks

Simplify the following ratios fully:


(i)

56 : 64

(ii)

0 25 : 0 4

(iii)

5 2
:
8 3

(iv)

55 cm to 2 m

Express 7 21 % as a simplified fraction.

Describe in words what the complement of the event


of drawing a soccer game would be.

Find the value of x correct to one decimal place.

4 cm
9 cm

4 2

5 3
Simplify
4 2
2+
5 3

Find the value of the pronumerals

xo

xo

yo
72 o

Write an algebraic expression for:


(i)

p less than the square of q.

(ii) the sum of twice a and b.

Question 3 (20 marks)


A Expand and simplify the following:

Answers

Marks

(i)

7( 2 + x )

(ii)

( 2 x)

(iii)

2 x + 3( x 1) 6

(iv)

( 3 2 x )( 2)

(v)

( 2 x + 3)( x + 4)

(vi)

( x + 7) 2

(vii)

a( 3a + b) b( 2a b)

(viii)

(5 2 x) 2

Find the rule for the following:


(i)
x
y

1
5

2
9

3
13

x
y

-3
-5

-2
-7

-1
-9

(ii)
2

(iii)
x
y

5
-2

10
18

15
38

20
58

Question 4 (20 marks)


A Convert the following:
(i)

4 m 2 to cm 2

Answers

Marks

(ii) 12 m/s to km/h

Twenty cards are numbered 1 to 20.


They are shuffled and then placed
face down on a table. Find the
probability that a randomly selected
card is:

(i)

a5

(ii) even

(iii) divisible by 3

(iv) even and divisible by 3

(v)

even or divisible by 3

(vi)

containing the digit 1

What must 8 be divided by to give


12?

What is the value of x?

ABCD is a square. PDC is an equilateral


triangle. Find the value of BQC.

The height (h) of the triangle is increased


by 50% and the base is decreased by
50%.

What fraction is the new area of the


original area?

Question 5 (20 marks)


A Solve the following:

Answers

Marks

(i)

3x 2 = 13

(ii)

6 x 4 = 4 x + 11

(iii)

5( x + 2) + x = 8( x 3)

(iv)

2x
3x
+5=
3
2

(v)

x 2x 1

=5
3
4

(vi)

( x + 5) 2 = ( x 3)( x 4)

(i)

AB DC, ABC = ADC

Prove ABC CDA

If ABC CDA. Why does


AD = BC?

Natalie on a shopping spree visits 3


clothing stores where she spends three
fifths of the money she goes in with at each
store. She must retain $60 for groceries
after clothes shopping. How much money
does Natalie start the shopping spree with?
(use an equation to answer the question)

Prove that ADC is a right angle.

(ii)

Question 6 (20 marks)


A The spinner below is spun.

Answers

Marks

What is the probability that it will be:


(i)

blue?

(ii) not red?


(iii) pink?

PT

RQ and PQ TR. Find PRQ

giving reasons.

Find each angle of a triangle whose


angles are in the ratio 4 : 5 : 6

AB = AC, DA FE. Find the value of


DAB giving reasons.

(2 12 )2 = 2 3 + 14

(7 12 )2 = 7 8 + 14
(23 12 )2 = 23 24 + 14
Show algebraically that this quick
method will always produce the correct
answer.

If the probability of an event occurring is


1
x . What is the probability of the event
not occurring as a simplified fraction?

G
B
E
A

Not to
Scale

ABCD is a trapezium with both AD and


BC perpendicular to AB. If a right angled
triangle DEC is constructed as shown
with ECD = 45o . Prove:

(i)

ECB = AED

(ii)

EDA ECB

How many sides has a regular polygon


with an interior angle of 165 o ?

END OF EXAMINATION