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# SYDNEY BOYS HIGH

SCHOOL
MOORE PARK, SURRY HILLS

Year 9
Half Yearly Examination 2006

General Instructions

## 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.
Clearly indicate your class by placing an X, next

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

Marks

notation:
(i)

69200000

(ii)

0 000517

## Write the following as fractions in

their simplest form:
(i)

04

(ii)

0 35

(iii)

0 21

## If 70% of an amount is \$847.

What is the amount?

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

Marks

(i)

56 : 64

(ii)

0 25 : 0 4

(iii)

5 2
:
8 3

(iv)

55 cm to 2 m

## Describe in words what the complement of the event

of drawing a soccer game would be.

4 cm
9 cm

4 2

5 3
Simplify
4 2
2+
5 3

xo

xo

yo
72 o

(i)

## Question 3 (20 marks)

A Expand and simplify the following:

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

(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

Marks

## 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)

12?

## 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%.

original area?

## Question 5 (20 marks)

A Solve the following:

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)

## 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)

(ii)

## Question 6 (20 marks)

A The spinner below is spun.

Marks

(i)

blue?

(iii) pink?

PT

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

## 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