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Higher tier unit 1b check in test

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Q1. Write down the value of 10–2

Q2. Write down the value of 70

Q3. Write down the value of 3–1

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Q4. Find the value of 9 2

Q5. Estimate the value of 222  20

Q6. Add brackets ( ) to make this statement correct


4 + 2 × 5 – 1 = 12

Q7. Simplify 48 ÷ 42

Q8. Simplify (83)2

Q9. Work out the reciprocal of 2.5

Q10. Find the value of n in 6 × 2n = 96

GCSE Mathematics (9–1) Higher tier Unit 1b check in test


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Topics listed in objectives
 Index notation for integer powers of ten, including negative numbers
 Powers of 2, 3, 4 and 5
 Square, cube and power keys on a calculator, and estimate powers and roots
 Positive, fractional and negative indices (and zero)
 Inverse operation of power n is power 1/n
 Use index laws: multiplication and division of integer powers, fractional and negative powers,
and powers of a power
 Use brackets and hierarchy of operations

Answers
Q1. 0.01
Q2. 1
Q3. 1/3
Q4. 27
Q5. 100
Q6. 4 + 2 × (5 – 1) = 12
Q7. 46
Q8. 86
Q9. 0.4
Q10. n = 4

Spare questions

122
[calc] Q6. Work out the value of
7  2.1
Give your answer correct to 2 decimal places.
[answer: 223.55]

Qx. What is the value of 34?


[answer: 81]

Qx. Write down the value of 100


[answer: 1]

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Qx. Write down the value of 16
[answer: 4]

Qx. Simplify 63 × 66
[answer: 69]

GCSE Mathematics (9–1) Higher tier Unit 1b check in test


© Pearson Education 2016