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SECTION A

Question numbers 1 to 20 carry 1 mark each.

Choose the correct option in question numbers 1 to 10

Question 1: (Marks 1)

Given that HCF (156, 78) = 78, LCM (156, 78) is

(A) 156

(B) 78

(C) 156 × 78

(D) 156 × 2

**Answer :**

(A) 156

Question 2: (Marks 1)

Sides of two similar triangles are in the ratio 4 : 9. Areas of these triangles are in the ratio

(A) 4 : 9

(B) 2 : 3

(C) 81 : 16

(D) 16 : 81

**Answer :**

(D) 16 : 81

Question 3: (Marks 1)

**Answer :**

Question 4: (Marks 1)

OR

Roots of the quadratic equation 2x^{2} – 4x + 3 = 0 are

(A) real and equal

(B) real and distinct

(C) not real

(D) real

**Answer :**

(A) –8

OR

(C) Not Real

Question 5: (Marks 1)

**Answer :**

(C) 1

Question 6: (Marks 1)

**Answer :**

Question 7: (Marks 1)

**Answer :**

(D) –2

Question 8: (Marks 1)

If sin A = cos A, 0 < A < 90°, then the angle A is equal to

(A) 30°

(B) 60°

(C) 0°

(D) 45°

**Answer :**

(D) 45°

Question 9: (Marks 1)

The second term from the end of the A.P. 5, 8, 11, ..., 47 is

(A) 50

(B) 45

(C) 44

(D) 41

**Answer :**

(C) 44

Question 10: (Marks 1)

**Answer :**

(A) 3πr^{2}

Fill in the blanks in question numbers 11 to 15.

Question 11: (Marks 1)

The roots of the equation, x^{2} + bx + c = 0 are equal if _______.

**Answer :**

b^{2} = 4c

Question 12: (Marks 1)

The mid-point of the line segment joining the points (– 3, – 3) and (– 3, 3) is _______.

**Answer :**

(–3, 0)

Question 13: (Marks 1)

The lengths of the tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are _______.

**Answer :**

Equal

Question 14: (Marks 1)

For a given distribution with 100 observations, the ’less than’ ogive and ’more than’ ogive intersect at (58, 50). The median of the distribution is _______.

**Answer :**

58

Question 15: (Marks 1)

In the quadratic polynomial t^{2} – 16, sum of the zeroes is _______.

**Answer :**

0

Answer the following question numbers 16 to 20.

Question 16: (marks 1)

Write the 26th term of the A.P. 7,4,1, –2, ... .

**Answer :**

d = –3

a_{26} = –68

Question 17: (Marks 1)

Find the coordinates of the point on x-axis which divides the line segment joining the points (2, 3) and (5, – 6) in the ratio 1 : 2.

**Answer :**

Let the point on x-axis be (x, 0)

∴ Required point is (3, 0)

Question 18: (Marks 1)

OR

Find the value of sin 42° – cos 48°.

**Answer :**

OR

sin 42° = cos (90° – 42°) = cos 48°

∴ sin 42° – cos 48° = 0

Question 19: (Marks 1)

The angle of elevation of the top of the tower AB from a point C on the ground, which is 60 m away from the foot of the tower, is 30°, as shown in Figure-2. Find the height of the tower.

**Answer :**

Question 20: (Marks 1)

In Figure-3, find the length of the tangent PQ drawn from the point P to a circle with centre at O, given that OP = 12 cm and OQ = 5 cm. P Q O 5 cm 12 cm

**Answer :**

SECTION B

Question numbers 21 to 26 carry 2 marks each.

Question 21: (Marks 2)

**Answer :**

Question 22: (Marks 2)

OR

If the areas of two similar triangles are equal, show that they are congruent.

**Answer :**

ΔABC ~ ΔXZY

⇒ ∠Y = ∠C = 180° – (∠A + ∠B)

⇒ ∠Y = 45º

OR

Question 23: (Marks 2)

If sec 2A = cosec (A – 30°), 0° < 2A < 90°, then find the value of ∠A.

**Answer :**

sec 2A = cosec (A – 30°)

⇒ cosec (90° – 2A) = A – 30°

⇒ 90º – 2A = A – 30°

⇒ ∠A = 40º

Question 24: (Marks 2)

Show that every positive even integer is of the form 2q and that every positive odd integer is of the form 2q + 1, where q is some integer.

**Answer :**

Let ‘a’ be any positive integer and b = 2

Using Euclid’s Division lemma

a = 2q + r, r = 0,

∴ a = 2q or 2q + 1

Because 2q is an even integer and every positive ineger is either even or odd.

∴ a = 2q + 1 is an odd positive integer.

Question 25: (Marks 2)

How many two-digit numbers are divisible by 6?

OR

In an A.P. it is given that common difference is 5 and sum of its first ten terms is 75. Find the first term of the A.P.

**Answer :**

Two digit numbers divisible by 6 are 12, 18, 24,...96

96 = 12 + (n – 1) × 6

⇒ n = 15

OR

Question 26: (Marks 2)

**Answer :**

SECTION C

Question numbers 27 to 34 carry 3 marks each.

Question 27: (Marks 3)

Seema has a 10 m × 10 m kitchen garden attached to her kitchen. She divides it into a 10 × 10 grid and wants to grow some vegetables and herbs used in the kitchen. She puts some soil and manure in that and sows a green chilly plant at A, a coriander plant at B and a tomato plant at C.

Her friend Kusum visited the garden and praised the plants grown there. She pointed out that they seem to be in a straight line. See the below diagram carefully and answer the following questions:

(i) Write the coordinates of the points A, B and C taking the 10 × 10 grid as coordinate axes.

(ii) By distance formula or some other formula, check whether the points are collinear.

**Answer :**

Question 28: (Marks 3)

In Figure-5, a circle is inscribed in a ΔABC touching BC, CA and AB at P, Q and R respectively. If AB = 10 cm, AQ = 7 cm, CQ = 5 cm, find the length of BC.

OR

In Figure-6, two tangents TP and TQ are drawn to a circle with centre O from an external point T. Prove that ∠PTQ = 2 ∠OPQ.

**Answer :**

AR = AQ = 7 cm

BR = AB – AR = 10 – 7 = 3 cm

BC = BP + PC

= BR + CQ

= 3 + 5 = 8 cm

OR

Question 29: (Marks 3)

**Answer :**

Question 30: (Marks 3)

**Answer :**

Question 31: (Marks 3)

5 pencils and 7 pens together cost ` 250 whereas 7 pencils and 5 pens together cost ` 302. Find the cost of one pencil and that of a pen.

OR

Solve the following pair of equations using cross-multiplication method:

x – 3y – 7 = 0

3x – 5y – 15 = 0

**Answer :**

Let the cost of 1 pencil be ` x and cost of 1 pen be ` y.

5x + 7y = 250 ...(i)

7x + 5y = 302 ...(ii)

Solving (i) and (ii)

x = 36 and y = 10

Hence, cost of 1 pencil = ` 36

cost of 1 pen = ` 10

OR

Question 32: (Marks 3)

One card is drawn from a well-shuffled deck of 52 cards. Find the probability of getting

(i) a king of red colour.

(ii) the queen of diamonds.

(iii) an ace.

OR

A box contains 90 discs which are numbered from 1 to 90. If one disc is drawn at random from the box, find the probability that it bears

(i) a two-digit number.

(ii) a perfect square number.

(iii) a prime, number less than 15.

**Answer :**

Question 33: (Marks 3)

In Figure-7, ABCD is a square of side 14 cm. From each corner of the square, a quadrant of a circle of radius 3.5 cm is cut and also a circle of radius 4 cm is cut as shown in the figure. Find the area of the remaining (shaded) portion of the square.

**Answer :**

Question 34: (Marks 3)

Draw a circle of radius 3 cm. Take a point P outside the circle at a distance of 7 cm from the centre O of the circle and draw two tangents to the circle.

**Answer :**

Drawing a circle and locating point P.

Constructing tangents from P.

Question 35: (Marks 4)

In a right-angled triangle, prove that the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the remaining two sides.

**Answer :**

For correct given, to prove, figure and construction.

Correct proof

Question 36: (Marks 4)

Divide polynomial – x^{3 + 3x2 – 3x – 3x + 5 by the polynomial x2 + x – 1 and verify the division algorithm.}

OR

**Answer :**

On dividing –x3 + 3x2 – 3x + 5 by x2 + x – 1

We get quotient = –x + 4

and Remainder = –8x + 9

Verification

(x^{2} + x – 1) (–x + 4) + (9 – 8x)

= x^{3} - x^{2} + x + 4x^{2} + 4x - 4 + 9 - 8x

= -x^{3} + 3x^{2} - 3x + 5

OR

Question 37: (Marks 4)

**Answer :**

Question 38: (Marks 4)

A bucket is in the form of a frustum of a cone of height 30 cm with the radii of its lower and upper circular ends as 10 cm and 20 cm respectively. Find the capacity of the bucket. (Use π = 3.14)

OR

Water in a canal 6 m wide and 1.5 m deep, is flowing with a speed of 10 km/hr. How much area will it irrigate in 30 minutes if 4 cm of standing water is needed?

**Answer :**

Question 39: (Marks 4)

**Answer :**

Points to be plotted for more than type ogive

(40, 100), (44, 96), (48, 86), (52, 56), (56, 32), (60, 14), (64, 2)

For drawing correct ogive

Question 40: (Marks 4)

A train travels 360 km at a uniform speed. If the speed had been 5 km/hr more, it would have taken 1 hour less for the same journey. Find the original speed of the train.

OR

Sum of the areas of two squares is 468 m2 . If the difference of their parameters is 24 m, find the sides of the two squares.

**Answer :**

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