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MATHEMATICS (ICSE – Class X Board Paper 2018)

Two and Half HourAnswers to this Paper must be written on the paper provided separately. You will not be allowed to write during the first 15 minutes. This time is to be spent in reading the question paper.

The time given at the head of this Paper is the time allowed for writing the answers. Attempt all questions form Section A and any four questions from Section BAll working, including rough work, must be clearly shown and must be done on the same sheet as the rest of the Answer. Omission of essential working will result in the loss of marks.

The intended marks for questions or parts of questions are given in brackets [ ].

Mathematical tables are provided.

SECTION A [40 Marks]

(Answer all questions from this Section.)

Question 1:

(a) Find the value of x and y if

2 \begin{bmatrix} x & y \\ 9 & y-5 \end{bmatrix} + \begin{bmatrix} 6 & -7 \\ 4 & 5 \end{bmatrix}  = \begin{bmatrix} 10 & 7 \\ 22 & 15 \end{bmatrix}       [3]

(b) Sonia had a recurring deposit in a bank and deposited Rs. 600 per month for 2 \frac{1}{2} years. If the rate of interest was 10\% per annum, find the maturity value of this account.     [3]

(c) Cards bearing numbers 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 \ and \  20 are kept in a bag. A card is drawn at random from this bag. Find a probability of getting a card which is:

(i) a prime number

(ii) a number divisible by 4

(iii) a number that is multiple of 6

(iv) an odd number     [4]


Question 2:

(a) The circumference of the base of a cylindrical vessel is 132 \ cm and its height is 25 \ cm . Find the

(i) radius of the cylinder

(ii) volume of the cylinder (use \pi = \frac{22}{7} )     [3]

(b) If (k-3), (2k+1) and (4k+3) are three consecutive terms of an A.P., find the value of k .     [3]

(c) PQRS is a cyclic quadrilateral. Given that \angle QPS = 73^o, \angle PQS = 55^o and \angle PSR = 82^o , calculate2018-04-29_12-01-28

(i) \angle QRS

(ii) \angle RQS

(iii) \angle PRQ      [4]


Question 3:

(a) If (x+2 ) and (x+3) are factors of x^3+ax+b , find the values of a and b .     [3]

(b) Prove that \sqrt{sec^2 \theta + csec^2 \theta} = tan \ \theta + cot \ \theta      [3]

(c) Using a graph paper draw a histogram for the given distribution showing the number of runs scored by 50 batsman. Estimate the mode of the data.     [4]

Runs Scored 3000-4000 4000-5000 5000-6000 6000-7000 7000-8000 8000-9000 9000-10000
No. of Batsman 4 18 9 6 7 2 4


Question 4:

(a) Solve the following inequation, write down the solution set and represent it on a real number line.

-2+10x \leq 13x + 10 \leq 24 + 10x, x \in Z      [3]

(b) If the straight lines 3x-5y=7 and 4x +ay+9 =0 are perpendicular to one another, find the value of a .     [3]

(c) Solve x^2 + 7x = 7 and give your answer correct to two decimal places.     [4]


SECTION B [40 Marks]

(Attempt any four questions from this Section.)

Question 5:

(a) The 4^{th} term of a G.P is 16 and the 7^{th} term is 128 . Find the first term and the common ratio of the series.     [3]

(b) A man invests Rs. 22500 in Rs. 50 shares available at 10\% discount. If the dividend paid by the company is 12\% , calculate:

(i) The number of shares purchased

(ii) The annual dividend received

(iii) The rate of return he gets on his investment. Give your answer correct to the nearest whole number.     [3]

(c) Use graph paper for this question (Take 2 cm = 1 unit along both x-axis and y-axis ). ABCD is a quadrilateral whose vertices are A(2,2), B(2, -2), C(0,1) and D(0,1) .

(i) Reflect quadrilateral ABCD on the y-axis and name it as A'B'CD

(ii) Write down the coordinate of A' and B'

(iii) Name two points which are invariant under the above reflection

(iv) Name the polygon A'B'CD      [4]


Question 6:

(a) Using the properties of proportion, solve for x . Given that x is positive

\frac{2x+\sqrt{4x^2-1}}{2x-\sqrt{4x^2-1}} = 4      [3]

(b) If A = \begin{bmatrix} 2 & 3 \\ 5 & 7 \end{bmatrix} B = \begin{bmatrix} 0 & 4 \\ -1 & 7 \end{bmatrix} and C = \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 0 \\ -1 & 4 \end{bmatrix} , find AC+B^2-10C .     [3]

(c) Prove that (1+cot \ \theta - cosec \ \theta)(1 + tan \ \theta + sec \ \theta) = 2      [4]


Question 7:

(a) Find the value of k for which the following equation has equal roots.

x^2+4kx+(k^2-k+2)=0      [3]

(b) On a map drawn to a scale of 1:50000 , a rectangular plot of land ABCD has the following dimensions. AB = 6 \ cm ; BC = 8 \ cm and all angles are right angles. Find :

(i) the actual length of the diagonal AC   of the plot in km

(ii) the actual area of the plot in sq. km     [3]

(c) A(2,5), B(-1, 2) and C(5,8) are the vertices of the triangle ABC , M is a point on AB such that AM : MB = 1:2 . Find the coordinates of M . Hence find the equation of the line passing through the point C and M .     [4]


Question 8:

(a) Rs. 7500 was divided equally among a certain number of children. Had there been 20 less children each would have received Rs.100 more. Find the original number of students.     [3]

(b) If the mean of the following distribution is 24, find the value of a      [3]

Marks 0-10 10-20 20-30 30-40 40-50
No. of Students 7 a 8 10 5

(c) Using ruler and compass only, construct a \triangle ABC such that BC = 5 cm and AB = 6.5 cm and \angle ABC = 120^o

(i) Construct a semi-circle of \triangle ABC

(ii) Construct a cyclic quadrilateral ABCD , such that D is equidistant  from AB and BC .     [4]


Question 9:

(a) Priyanka has a recurring deposit account of Rs. 1000 per month at 10\% per annum. If she gets Rs. 5550 as interest at the time of maturity, find the total time for which the account was held.     [3]

(b) In \triangle PQR , MN is parallel to QR   and \frac{PM}{MQ}=\frac{2}{3} 2018-04-29_12-01-19

(i) Find \frac{MN}{QR}

(ii) Prove that \triangle OMN and \triangle ORQ are similar

(iii) Find, Area \ of \ \triangle OMN : Area \ of  \ \triangle ORQ      [3]

2018-04-29_12-01-09(c) The following figure represents a solid consisting of a right circular cylinder with a hemisphere at one end and a cone at the other. Their common radius is 7 \ cm . The height of the cylinder and cone is each 4 \ cm . Find the volume of the solid.     [4]


Question 10:

(a) Use remainder theorem to factorize the following polynomial.

2x^3+3x^2-9x-10      [3]

(b) In the figure given below O is the center of the circle.  If OR=OP and \angle ORP = 20^o . Find the value of x giving reasons.     [3]


2018-04-29_12-00-09(c) The angle of elevation from a point P of the top of the tower QR , 50 \ m high is 60^o and that the tower PT from the point Q is 30^o . Find the height of the tower PT , correct to the nearest meter.     [4]


Question 11:

(a) The 4^{th} term of an A.P. is 22 and 15^{th} term is 66. Find the first term and the common difference. Hence find the sum of the series to 8 terms.     [4]

(b) Use graph paper for this question

A survey regarding height (in cm) of 60 boys belonging to Class 10 of a school was conducted. The following data was recorded:

Taking 2 cm = height of 10 cm along one axis and 2 cm = 10 boys along the other axis draw an ogive of the above distribution. Use the graph to estimate the following:

Height in cm 135-140 140-145 145-150 150-155 155-160 160-165 165-170
No of boys 4 8 20 14 7 6 1

(i) the median

(ii) the lower quartile

(iii) if above 158 cm is considered as a tall boy in a class, find the number of boys who are tall in the class.     [6]