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Recognise prime numbers.

Write a composite number as a product of prime factors.


Express the prime factorisation of a number in index notation.

Find the Highest Common Factor (HCF) and the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) of two
or more numbers.
Find squares, square roots, cubes and cube roots.

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We can write a whole number greater than 1 as a product of two whole numbers.

E.g. 18=1x18
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18=3x6

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Factors of a number are whole numbers which multiply to give that number.

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The common factors of two numbers are the factors that the numbers har e in

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4 x 5 -20
5 x 5 -25

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The multiples of 3 are 3 , 6 ,9 , 12, 15, ... and


the multiples of 5 are 5 , 10, 15 ,20 ,25 , ...

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numbers.

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16,20 ,'24, ,28

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Multiples of 6 are 6, l? , 18 , 24 ,30 , 36 , ...


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A prime number is a whole number greater than

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The numbers 2,

3.

A composite number is a whole number greater than I that ha: r:-

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11, 13,17, ... are prime numbers.


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different factors.

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The numbers 4,6,8,9, 10 , tZ, 14, 15,16,... are con.rf' - .;


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Prime factors are factors of a number that are also prime.

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The factors of 18 are 1,2,3,6,9 and 18.


The prime factors of 18 arc 2 and 3.

The process of expressing a composite number as the product of prime factors is


called prime factorisation.

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We can use either the factor tree or repeated division to express a composite
number as a product of its prime factors.

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WORKED EXAMPLE 1:
Express 180 as a product of prime factors.
SOLUTION:

Method 1 (Using the Factor Tree)


180

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2x90

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2x2x45
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Continue to factorise if any of the factors

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Write the number to be factorised at the


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2x2 x 3 x 3 x 5
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Index Notation

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to represent

E.g. 3x3x3x3x3=35
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is called the index.

E.g. 2x2x2x5x5 =23x51


Method 2 (Using Repeated Division)
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number. Here, we begin with 2.


Continue to divide using the same ,':numbers until you get a quotient ,-.

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2x2 x 3 x 3 x 5

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factorisation of 180.

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The largest common factor among the common factors of two or more numbers
is called the highest common factor (HCF) of the given numbers.

E.g.

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1,2,3,4,6,and12.
18 are 1 ,2,3,6, 9 and 18.
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The common factors of 12 and 18 are 1,2,3 and'',5,


The highest common factor of 12 and 18 is 6.

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Another method to find the HCF of two or more numbers is by using prime
factorisation which is the more efflcient way.

WORKED EXAMPLE 1:

Find the highest common factor of 225 and 210.


SOLUTION:

225 =
32x52
270 -2x 33x5

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HCF =
32x5
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270-2x3x3x3x5

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Find the highest common factor of 54,90 and 108'
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T:A group of 120 girl guides and 150 boy scouts took part in a camping competition'
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were divided equally into mixed groups. Each group had the same number of bor '.'.girls.

(a)
(b)

What was the largest number of groups that could be formed?


How many boys and girls were there in each group?

SOLUTION:

(a)

by 120 and 150 since all the .. '


'and boys were exactly divided. So the largest number of groups forrued '

The number of groups formed must be divisible


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150+30=5.

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The number of girls in each group is


The number of boYs in each grouP is

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numbers is called the lowest common multiple (LCM) of the

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Multiples of 8: 8 , 16, 24, 32, 40 , 48, ...


Multiples of 12: 72 , 24, 36 , 48 , 60, ...
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the lowest common multiple

.'. The LCM of 8 and 12 rs 24.

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Another method to flnd the LCM of two or more numbers is by using prime
factorisation.

WORKED EXAMPLE 1:
Find the lowest common multiple of 24 and 90.
SOLUTION:

24 = 23 x3

90=2 x32x5

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To get the LCM, multiply the highest power of


each set of common prime factors. AIso include
any uncommon factors.

LCM -23 x32 x 5


= 360

.'. The LCM of 24 and 90 is 360.

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We can also flnd the LCM of two or more numbers by repeatly dividing the
numbers by their prime factors.

WORKED EXAMPLE 2:
Find the lowest common multiple of

2I, 63 and 105.

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WORKED EXAMPLE 3:
Express 2520 as a product of prime factors in index notation'
in inder nor.liHence, find the LcM of 22 x 35 x 78 and 2520, giving your answer

(a)
(b)

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2 r 2520

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LCM --2'x3sx5 x78


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22

35

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78

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On a stretch of road, bus stops are located at intervals of 315 m
first bus stop.
l0cated at intervals of 525 m.A phone booth is l0cated at the
(a) How far along the road from the first phone booth would you be able to find the
next phone booth located at a bus stop?
(b) How many phone booths and bus stops would you pass by before you find a phonc
booth at a bus stop for the second time?

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When a number is multiplied by itself, the product is called the square of the
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5x5

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5 is the positive square root of 25.

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22=1 and J4=2


32=9 and J9 =3
42=16 and JG=4
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The numbers whose square roots are whole numbers are called perfect squares.
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using prime factorisation, find the square root of 5184.
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When a number is multiplied by itself thrice, the product is called
number.

E.g.

5x5x5

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5r is read as'5 cubed'.

5i = I 25

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125 is the cube of 5 and 5 is the cube root

of 125.

E.g. Vl25 = 5

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Find the cube root of 1728.


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(b) 36 and 78

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(e)

150 and 375

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Find the lowest common multiple (LCM) of the following.

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18 and 42

(b)

54 and 15

(c)

98 and 140

(d)

t44 and 306

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243 and 561

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18 and 60

(b)

42 and 105

(c)

28,35 and 84

(d)

54,72 and 162

(e)

84,96 and 560

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(a) 2' x 33 x7 and,23 x 32 x 5

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(b) 27 44

(c)

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(d) s832

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(i) 2016
s880
Hence, find the highest common factor of 2016 and 5880.

The product of the prime factors of three numbers are given below.

96 -2s x3

112 =24 x7
504 =23 x32 x7
Find

(a)
(b)

the highest common factor of 96, ll2 and 504,


the lowest common multiple of 96, ll2 and 504.

The HCF and LCM of 264 and P are 12 and 5544 respectively. Find the smallest possible r-alue
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Find the largest prime factor of 3060.


The HCF and LCM of two numbers are 8 and 504 respectively. If one of the numbers is
56, flnd the smallest value of the other number.
Find the largest whole number that is a factor of both ll7 and675.

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(b)
(c)

12. (a)

(b)

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Express 520 as a product of its prime factors.


Given that the LCM of 26 and an integer P rs 520, flnd the smallest possible value of P.

The HCF and LCM of 408 and X are 68 and 2040 respectively. Find the smallest possible value

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as the product of its prime factors 5544=23 x32 x7 x 11.


Express 308 as the product of its prime factors.
If the LCM of 308 and R is 5544, flnd the smallest possible value of R.

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(a)
(b)

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Written as the product of its prime factors 817 5 = 33 x 52 x 13.


(a) Write 7 65 as a product of its prime factors.
(b) Find the greatest integer that will divide both 877 5 and 7 65 exactly.
(c) Find the smallest integerp such that765p is a multiple of 8775.

Written as the product of its prime factors:

308=22xlxIl
952=23xJx17

(a) Find the largest integer which is a factor of both 308 and 952.
(b) Find the smallest integer value of p such that 308p is a multiple of 952.

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When M is multipliedby 2016, the product is a perfect square. Find the smallest value of
M.
Find the sum of the flrst perfect square that ends with the digit 5 and the first perfect cube
that ends with the digit 7.

Find the composite numbers that are factors of both 36 and 54.
Find the smallest number which when divided by 24 and 36 leaves a remainder of 11.

Express 3024 as a product of its prime factors.


Given that3024y is a perfect square, find the smallest possible value of y.
Find the highest common factor of 3024 and 22 x 32 x 5 .

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Express 2457 as a product of its prime factors.

Given that3465=32x5x7 x ll,flndthehighestcommonfactor of 2457 and3465.


Given that2457ft is a perfect square, write down the smallest positive integer value of k.

Express 504 as the product of its prime factors.


Written as the product of its prime factors, 624 = 2t x 3 x 13.
Find the highest common factor of 504 and 624.
Find the smallest possible value of m such that 504m is a perfect cube.

Express 315 and 588 as a product of its prime factors.


Hence, flnd the lowest common multiple of 315 and 588.
Given that 588p is a perfect cube, write down the smallest positive integer value of p.

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(b)
(c)

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Express 2904 as a product of its prime factors.


Given that 2904p is a perfect square, write down the smallest possible integer value of p.
Given that2904q is a perfect cube, write down the smallest possible integer value of q.

The numbers P and Q, expressed as the products of its prime factors are given below.

P=2j x5rx 11ax l3


Q=25x5x73x13r
Find the value of each of the following, giving your answer as a product of its prime factors:
(a) the HCF of P and Q,
(b) the LCM of P and Q,
(c) the smallest value of m such that Pm is a perfect square,
(d) the smallest positive value of n such that Qn is a perfect cube.

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\\rrite 9261 as a product of its prime factors.


Hence, find the value
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(b)

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Find the lowest common multiple

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Express 504 as a product of its prime factors.


Hence, flnd the smallest possible integer value of x such that

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. (a) Express 2144 as a product of its prime factors.


(b)
(c)

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Find the smallest possible value of m such that2744m is a multiple of 6.

30. (a) It 2352 = 2" x 3t' x J' , flnd the values of a, b and c.
(b) Gir,en that the HCF of 2352 and2't x 33 x 52 x7'is
of d and

31.

588, find the smallest possible values

e.

Written as the product of its prime factors,


288 = 25 x3',

5616-2!x3qx13'.

(a)
(b)
(c)

Write down the values ofp, q andr.


Find the smallest possible integer x such that288x is a perfect cube.
Find the smallest possible integer y such that 288y is a multiple of 5616.

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Express 3969 as a product of prime factors, leaving your answer in index notation. Hence,

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Express 5832 as a product of prime factors,leaving your answer in index notation. Hence,

(c)

evaluate :15t32 .
Using your answers from parts (a) and (b), flnd
(i) the HCF and

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the LCM

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=22

x3ax 52x116,

B -33 x5xJ2xllsand
C

-23 x

3s

112.

Find, in index notation


(a) the HCF and LCM of A, B and C,
(b) the square root of A,
(c) the cube root of 33C.

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The numbers, A,

and C, expressed as products

of their prime factors are given below.

A=25 x32x53x I7

B-Zax33xJ2xIJ3
C -25 x3a xI72

(a)

(b)
(c)

36.

Find the value of each of the following, giving your answer as a product of prime factors
in index notation,
(i) the HCF of A, B and C,
(ii) the LCM of A, B and C.
Given that B x D is a perfect square, find the smallest value of D.
Given that C x E is a perfect cube, flnd the smallest value of F whete F =

Evaluate the following.


(a)

Jsl * l,[n x5'

(c)

ll2 x 2'

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comets travelling through the galaxy passes through our solar system every 84 years and
126 years. The last time they passed our solar system together was in the year 1168. When will
they pass through our solar system together agatn?

41.

A gift shop uses 1155 boxes of chocolates, 462bottles of wine and 693 tins of cookies to make
as many gift hampers as possible. Each hamper has the same number of boxes of chocolates, the
same number of bottles of r,vine and the same number of tins of cookies.
(a) What is the greatest number of gift hampers that can be made?
(b) How many boxes of chocolates, bottles of wine and tins of cookies are there in each gift
hamper?

42.

Three security guards, A,B and C,take24 mrnttes, 36 minutes and t hour respectively to patrol
around a building using 3 different routes. Each route starts and ends at the guard house. A11 the
security guards start patrolling the building from the guard house at the same time. How long
will it take before all 3 security guards are back at the guard house agarn? Give your answer in
hours.

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145 boys and264 girls were selected to go on a volunteer programme to visit several villages in
Thailand. Two days before the trip, one of the boys contracted chicken pox and had to withdraw
from the programme. The remaining boys and girls are to be equally divided into as many
groups as possible in order to visit as many villages.
(a) What is the largest number of groups that can be formed?
(b) How many boys and girls are there in each group?

44.

Three trucks A, B and C deliver goods to a supermarket ever\' 1 8 dar s. l-i dar s and 36 days
respectively. If all three trucks deliver goods to the supermarket todar . hou man\ dar s later u,i1l
they next meet together?

45. Along the footpath of a park, a bench can be found after every

60 m while a \\.ater fountain can


be found after every 168 m. A shelter can also be found where a bench and a \\ ater irruntain are
located together. These three features can flrst be found at the start of the footpath.
(a) After how many metres can the shelter, the bench and the water fountain be found together
next?

(b)

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The rectangular floor of a courtyard measuringT56 cm by 360 cm is to be tiled using identical


square tiles.

(a)
(b)

47.

Find the area of the largest square tile that can be used without cutting any of the tiles.
How many of these tiles are needed to completely cover the floor?

Jason has 1000 small cubes, each side measuring 1 cm. He uses these cubes
cubes with sides 2 cm,3 cm, 4 cm and so on.

ffi':2cm

(a)

to make larger

ffi:
3cm

What is the length of the side of the largest cube that he can make using all the small cubes
he has?

(b)
(c)

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Find the length of the side of a cube that he made using 729 small cubes.
He dismantles the cube from part (b) and arranged them in the shape of a square
with no cubes left over. What is the length of the side of the square?

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A prime number is less than 100 and rhe sum
of its digits is 5.
what is the number?

If it is I

less than a multipl e of J ,

A two-digit even number is a multiple of 11. Multiplying


the digits to-pether rvill get a perfect
cube or a perfect square. What is the number?

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the following as a product of prime factors,


giving your answers in index notation.

1317x78+79x6)

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= 2r x

5a

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32

x 11'
x 5'x lI2

If

the HCF and LCM of S and


values of x,y and z.

T are 22 x 5 x LI2 and 23 x

32 x5a

11' respectively, flnd the

5.

All

6.

Palm trees are to be planted along 2 different hiking paths A and B of distance 3780 m and
4680 m respectively. A palm tree is to be planted at the beginning and at the end of each path.
The distance between any two consecutive palm trees on both paths are the same.
(a) Find the greatest possible distance between two consecutive palm trees on both paths.
(b) How many palm trees are to be planted on both paths altogether?

the pupils in the Mathematics Club were each given a box of jelly beans on Children's Day.
The girls received 923 jelly beans altogether and the boys received I15l jelly beans altogether.
How many pupils are there in the Mathematics Club altogether?
(Assume that there are the same number of jelly beans in each box.)

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L se negative numbers.

Represent and order numbers on a number line.

Identify integers, rational numbers and real numbers.


Perform the four operations on integers. rational numbers and real numbers.

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Numbers with the 'negative sign'

E.g.
2.

-1 .-2. -3. -4.

-5.

('-')

are called negative numbers.

...

Integers refer to whole numbers and negative numbers.

E.g.
a

__

.....,

-3,-2,-I,0, 1 ,2,3,4, ... are integers.

Positive integers are whole numbers that are greater than zero.

E.g. 1,2,3,4,5,...
4.

Negative integers are whole numbers that are smaller than zero.

E.g. -t.-2.-3.-4.-5.

...

5.

Zero is an integer that is neither positive nor negative.

6.

A number line showing integers is shown below:

-54-3-2-1012345
Negative integers

1.

Positive integers/Natural numbers

The arrows on both ends of the number line show that the line can be extended on
both ends.

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Every number on the number line is greater than any number to its left.

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E.g. 2 is greater than -3 and is denotedby
We can also write

), (,>

9.

and

2>

-3.
-3 is smaller than2 and is denoted by -3 <2.

( are called inequality signs.

> means 'is greater than'.


< means 'is smaller than'.
) means 'is greater than or equal to'.
( means 'is smaller than or equal to'.

WORKED EXAMPLE 1:
Show the numbers 6,

3,-2, 0 and 5 on a nnmber

1ine.

SOLUTION:
I

-3-2-1

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Draw a number line to represent each of the follorving.

(a)
(b)
(c)

Integers > 0 but < 5.


Prime number < 14.
Composite numbers which are greater than 5 but smaller than 12.

SOLUTION:
(a)

(b)

01234561891011t213t4
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factors, i.e. I and itself.

2,3,5,7 ,11, 13 , lJ , 19,23,29,31,

ditierent

... are prime numbers.

A composite number is a natural number that has more

than

2 diff'erent factors.

1,6,8,9,

I
:
10.

10, 12,14,15, 16, 18, ... are composite numbers.

which is not a
than I which
In other
other words any natural number greater than
prime number is a composite number.

I, 2, 3, 4,, 5, 6, J , ... afe called natural numbers.

The natural numbers are also

called positive integers.


11.

The numerical or absolute value of a numbet x,, denoted by


from zero on the number line.

lrl, is its distance

Since distance can never be negative, the numerical or absolute value of a number
is always positive.

E.g. l2l = 2,|101 = 0, l-21=

rqqfl,rll4!+try.ti9t"f Er.ryry
1.

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Rules for adding two integers:

Method

Sign of numbers
Both numbers have the same signs.

1.
2.

(+a)+(+b)=+(a+b)

(-a)+(-b)=-(a+b)
Both numbers have different signs.

1.

Add the numbers while ignoring


their signs.
Write the sum using their
common sign.
E.g. (+3) + (+8) = *11 = 11
E.g. (-3) + (-8) = -(3 + 8) = -11
Subtract the numbers while

ignoring their signs.

2.

The answer has the same sign


as the number having the lar-eer
numerical value.

(+a) + (-b) = +(a (+a) + (-b) = -(b (-a) + (+b) - -(a (-a) + (+b) - +(b -

b) rf a> b
a) if b > a
b) tf a> b
a) if b > a

E.g. 12+(-4) -12-4=8


E.g. 5 + (-11) =-(11 -5) --$

E.g.-8+3=-(8-3)=-5
E.g. -9 + 15 = 15 -9 = 6

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To subtract integers, change the sign of the integer being subtracted and add using
the addition rules for integers.

E.g.

8-

15 = 8 +

(-15)=-(15-8) --7

- J = -tl + (-7) = -(11+7)


-6 -(-10) - -6+ 10 = 10 -6 -4
3-(-13)=3+13=16
-11

= -18

WORKED EXAMPLE 1:

(a)

The hi-ehest and lou est temperatures of Town A were 3"C and -12"C respectively.
Find the ditterence betu'een these two temperatures.

(b)

The lori'est temperature in Torvn B rvas -23'C. The difference between the lowest
and highest terrperatllres u.as 12"C. Find the highest temperature in Town B.

SOLUTION:

(a)

Difference = 3"C - (-11"C)


= 3oC + 12"C

=
(b)

15oC

Highest temperature = -23"C + 12'C


=

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1.

Rules for multiplying integers:

Multiplication

Examples

(+a)x(+b)-+(axb)

3x4-12

(-a) x (-b) = +(ax b)


(+a) x (-b) = -(ax b)
(-a) x (+b) - -(ax b)

(-5)x(-6)=+(5x6)=30
8

x (-3) = -(8 x3) = -24

(-12)x4=-(LZx4)=-43

Rules for signs:

2.

(+)x(+)=(+)

The product of two positive integers is a positive integer.

(-)x(-)=(+)

The product of two negative integers is a positive


integer.

(+)x(-)=(-)
(-)x(+)=(-)

The product of a positive and a negative integer is


negative integer.

Rules for dividing two integers:

Division

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(+a)+(+b)=+(a+b)

16+2-8

(-a)+(-b)=+(a+b)
(+a)+(-b)=-(a+b)
(-a)+(+b)--(a+b)

(-20) +(-5)

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Rules for signs:

(+)+(+)=(+)

(-)+(-)=(+)
(+) + (-)= (-)
(-)+(+)=(-)

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=+(20+5)-4

36+(-4)=-(36 +4)--9

(-24) + 8 = -(24 + 8) = -3

Rules for Operating on lntegers

1.

Addition and multiplication of integers obey the Commutative Law.


Commutative Law of Addition of integers:

a+b=b+a
Commutative Law of Multiplication of integers:

axb=bxa
E.g.

Fo
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2.

+(-10)=(-10) +2--8
x (-10) = (-10) xZ - -20

Addition and multiplication of integers obey the Associative Law.

of integers:

E.g.

+(-5)] +8 =3 + [(-5)+ 8] =6
t3 x(-5)l x8 =3x t(-5)x 8l = -120

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3.

Multiplication of integers is distributive over


(a) addition,

(b) subtraction.
Distributive Law of Multiplication oyer Addition of integers:

ax(b+c)-(axb)+(axc)
Distributive Law of Multiplication oyer Subtraction of integers:

=-'#.*.flir
E.g.

,.l',,{.a

x b} - (a x c)

1 -2x (-3 + 5)=-2 x(-3) +(-2)x 5 =--1

8.g.2 -2x (-8 - 6) =-2 x (-8) - (-T x 6 = lS


1.

The order of operations on integers is the sanre a: those for whole numlrer.

Order of operations

1.
2.

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Simplify expressions within the brackets flrst.


Working from left to right. perform rnultiplication or division betore
addition or subtraction.

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Evaluate each of the following.
25 - 36 + (-4) + (-11)

(a)
(b) (-10) - (-6) + (-e) + 3
(c) (3-s)'x4+ t(-18) +(-2)l+(-z)'
(d) {-1s - tls + (-9)l'} + (-3)
SOLUTION:

(a)

25

= 25

(-4) + (-11)
(-9) + (-11)

36 +

-25+9-ll
-23

(b)

(-10) - (-6) + (-e) +


= (-10) - (-6) + (-3)

=-10

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5)' x 4 +t(-18) + (-2)l + (-Z)'


= (-2)' x 4 + (-18 - 2) + (-2)'
(3

=(-2)'x4+(-20)+(-Z)'
=

.t

8it*

= -32 + (-5)

--32-5
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(d)

{-1s - t1s + (-9)l'} + (-3)


= t-15 - (15 - g)'z] + (-:)
= (-15 - 6') + (-3)
= (-15 -36) + (-3)
= (-51) + (-3)
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1.

A rational number is any number that can be written as a ratio of two integers. In
other words, a number is a rational number if it can be written as a fraction where
both the numerator and denominator are integers.
integers

E.g.

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3 I 5 .2
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3.

3 and -6 arerational numbers since Z =

n,can be written

and

-6

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-6

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Most decimals can be expressed as rational numbers too.

E.g.

0.5 and 3.2 arerational numbers since O.S =

*10

and

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is said to be in its simplest form or in its lowest terms.

Here, the numerator and denominator have uo more common

factors.

32 16 nl
l0 5 --5

*5

,, called an improper fraction. The numerator is sreater

than or equal to the denominator in an improper fraction.


I

3:5

is called a mixed number. It represents the sum of

whole nurnber and a proper fraction.

A proper fraction

has its numerator smaller than its

denominator.

l3
E.s.-.-and
q are proper fracl"ions.
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aaaitir" r"a sqp1rg.tir"

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n"tir"rl

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in the same denominators flrst.

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WORKED EXAMPLE 1:

Find the value

ott) * r+ . (-r*)

SOLUTION:

,* *r* * (r*)
=t) *r+ -z[
=(7

+3-2).(+.+-+)
\2 3 6)

=8+

(-=)

=8+

.\:r%u\

rhe LCM of z,3and6

is 6.

_8!6
=

<--

Reduce to lorvest terms.

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WORKED EXAMPLE 2:
Evaluate

(a) 6!6 .34

(b) [-'i) . [-?] .l-i)

SOLUTION:

l___,we

use,i

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(a) e!64- 21 =(5_z) + [tao)

(t

:)

=3+[a-2.]
=3+
=3+

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t2

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(b)

(-i) . [-?) . (j)


=-['].+.i)
*'
= -(s * I*+. +)

'

s una

""o''

- 5+48+lo)
=-[)+n )

=-('.#)
=-[s.r*)
=

-20
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Muttiplication and Division of Rational Numbers


1.

To multiply two rational numbers:


(a) Convert all mixed numbers to improper fractions flrst.
(b) Simplify the fractions first by crossing out the common factors

(c)
(d)

of

the

numerators and denominators'


Multiply the numerators, then the denominators.
Reduce answer to its simplest form'
0

where

a,b,cand dareintegers andb *0and

d*0'

2.

To divide a rational number by another rational number:


(a) Convert al1 mixed numbers to improper fractions flrst'
(b) Invert the second fraction by interchanging its numerator and denominator'

(c)Multiplythenumerators,thenthedenominators.

o c
bdbc

,''

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ax

bxc'

where

a,b, c and d

are integers and

b*0.c+0andd*0.

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Evaluate

(a) (-';) * ,+'


2)-r_ro)
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(c) ([-rr,
= n)
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(a)

(.i) x:!

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5'

"v

16

/\

2t

5l

-_e

+ (-1 21 --

8r

\,/l-

-s "[
2

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'to 'x'

o*.

by inverting the seconcl fraction.

-t)
-12=-::

t )

12.)
lnvertinc

j_t2gives -i l

l-5

(c)

(
[-

z\
=

".,J

=-3t.1.1

=-5

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WORKED EXAMPLE 2:
Evaluate

(i - i)

( r X z)
--

+ I

[ 4 e)'
|

SOLUTION:

(l__-___r x_l_
z') (:-s) ( r)
=
\\-./,4

rs ,

[-r8]

r)
-2.(
=
15

2
r{
'"

l.- 18,
,.6

18
1

.5

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WORKED EXAMPLE 3:
Er aluate

a (-;-1) .[-+-t-;)]

s '-t1.)'*[-ri']l
,[_-o))= (-';)
b, IL_r;+[_,2/
SOLUTION:

(a) (-+-1) =[-]-( *)l


(_t_z\
=[ o *(_l*l)
,=[-4-6)

(-t+z\

lCI)

[-r)
\ t2)

5.
6,

I rz')
[- ,

=10

(b)

.[-,;)] . (-,;)
[-,;.(-' i)'
. (-,;)
=
[-z **r]-z;)

( s\

-l-r+2-l+(-:)*f-1]
-L
[-aJ + +)*[-';)*

simplirvexpresslons

withinbracketsfirst.

=[-:.!l+ry] .(-,;)
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[-, (-3 )]
= (--*) . (-,;)

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rational numbers can be expressed as a decimal by dividing the numerator by

the denominator.

WORKED EXAMPLE 1:

Write

as a decimal.

SOLUTION:

I =5*g
tt
-

0.625
8 I5^ooo

0.625

-48
20

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40

-40

0.625 is called a terminating decimal.

A terminating decimal contains a finite number of digits. In


other words, there is an end to the division process.

WORKED EXAMPLE 2:
Express each of the following as a decimal.

(a) ;1

,..
(b)

(c)

SOLUTION:

(a) ;5
1

0.333

=l+3

3llooo
-9

= 0.333...

= 0.3

rL

10
The dot above 3 shows

that the digit 3

is

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10

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0.1818

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rl

)2.0000

-11

= 0.1818...

90

= 0.i8'------

-88

I
I

20

The two dots above 1 and 8 indicate the


beginning and end of the set of digits that
is repeated.

1l
90

-88
2

(c)

0.5833

l
i=t+

t2

-60

= 0.5833...

l70ooo

12

100

0.583

.11
t2

-96

1.583

-36
40

-36

0.3 0.i8 and 0.583

are called repeating/recurring decimals.

We write a dot above the repeating digit.

repeating decimal has one or more digits that are repeated


in{rnitely. In other rvords.'rvhen you divide, you can keep on going
forever!
If there are three or more repeating digits, place the dot over the
first and the last repeating digits.
Fo

z7

= 0.I 85 185 185...

= o.i g5
2

0.285
1 =

11 285 714...

= 0.285I 14

r Some decimals continue without end, but do not have a repeating


:_pattern.
These decimals are called non-repeating. non-terminating
I
decimals.

E.g.

The ratio between the circumference of a circle and its


diameter is tt = 3 .141 592 6 ..,

n is not a rational number since it cannot be erpressed as a ratio


two integers.
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The numbers

a1

.3.1,1.3.1-ll are rational numbers that are used

of
as

approximations for z

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(a)

Find the fraction that is exactly halfway between

(b)

Express your answer in part (a) as a recurring decimal.

and

SOLUTION:

(a)

58

+= -13
13
9

.t

=^/1

-x92
13
18

(b)

0.7222

1* =13+18

0.7222...

0.12

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-36
40

-36
40

-36
4

2.

Real numbers consist of all the numbers on the number line.


Real numbers

r5

E.e.-2. o. S.7.

Rational numbers
(Terminating or
repeating decimals)

E.g.-2,0.

5"

15
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Irrational numbers
(Non-terminating
and non-repeating
decimals)

E.g.tt,

tlT,

ZnE

Integers
E.g.

Whole numbers
(Zero and positive

-2,0,5

Negative Integers
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A rational number is always an integer.


A fraction is not a rational number.

If the product of two real numbers is positive, then both


the numbers must be positive.

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Represent the rational numbers on a number line.

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Lowest

London

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25"C

Find the difference between the highest and lowest temperatures in London.
Find the difference between the highest temperature in Singapore and the lowest
temperature in London.

42.

The lowest temperature on a certain day in City A was -15oC. The difference between the
lowest and highest temperatures was 8oC. Find the highest temperature on that day.

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The hi-ehest and lowest temperatures of Town X were 4oC and -18"C respectively.
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The temperatures of Town X taken at 5 a.m. every morning for a week were:
1.5oC,

2C,3.5oC, -1oC,OoC, -5.5oc, _4C

Find the difference between the highest and lowest temperatures.

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The temperature in London at 5 a.m. is -6"C. The temperature at 11 a.m. was 12"C.
(a) Find the difference between these two temperatures.
(b) Assuming that the temperature rises at a steady rate, flnd
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(ii) the time when the temperature is 10.5.C.

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(b) If the temperature drops uniformly between} p.m. to 10 p.m., estimate the temperature
at 5 p.m.

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(a)
(b)

(c)

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(b)

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Moscow

Beijing

Helsinki

32"C

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-2.5'C

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(i)
(ii)
(iii)

Singapore and Helsinki,

Moscow and Helsinki,


Moscow and Beijing.
The temperature in Hong Kong is exactly midway between the temperatures in
Singapore and Moscow. What is the temperature in Hong Kong?

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A rescue plane 85 m above sea level spots a sunken ship 18 m belori. sea level. Horv far
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temperature of Chemical X.
(b) In another experiment, Chemical Iis cooled until its temperature falls by I}'C. Find the
new temperature of Chemtcal Y.
(c) Calculate the difference between the final temperatures of Chemical X and Chemical I.

51.

Esther is searching for the telephone number of an electrician in a telephone directory.


She started at page 260. She flipped forward 150 pages, back 53 pages and forward again
183 pages. She finally located the telephone number after flipping back another 32 pages.
(a) What page can the telephone number of the electrician be found?
(b) If she then wanted to find the telephone number of a plumber which was at page 388,
how many more pages forward or back must she flip?

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be negative?

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number

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Round off the following:
(a) 2836 to the nearest 10
(b) 9741to the nearest 100

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(b)
(c)
(d)

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to 1 decimal place,
to the nearest whole number.

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9.636

9.635 '$'', =

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(b)

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9.64

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dectmal places)

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(b) 5.28 cm to the nearest cm
(c) 36.45 kg to the nearest 0.1 kg
(d) 85.69 kg to the nearest kg
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(b)
(c)
(d)

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cm (correct to the nearest 0.1 cm)


cm (correct to the nearest cm)
36.45 kg = 36.5 kg (correct to the nearest 0.1 kg)
85.69 kg = 86 kg (correct to the nearest kg)

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The number of digits used to denote an exact value to a specified degree of accuracy are

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The table below shows some numbers expressed to a specified number of signiflcant
flgures.

One significant figure


Trvo significant figures

Three significant figures

1.

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0.003
0.071

20 800

12 (2 sig. flg.), 48.5 (3 sig. flg.)

8.03 (3 sig. fig.)

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48.5

6000
2t00 42 000
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500

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20

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0.003 (1 sig. flg.),0.071 (2 sig. flg.)

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1.

Count the given number of signiflcant f,gures from left to ri_eht. startin-e rvith the
first non-zero digit. Include one extra di-eit for consideratron.

2.

If the extra digit is less than 5,

(a)

drop the extra digit and all the other di,eits to its right, or

E.g.

1.5 2 63 =

1.5

(comect to 2 sig. fl-s.)

Less than 5

(b)

replace the extra digit and all the di-eits to its right by zeros to keep the place
value.

E.g. 7 4 83 = 7000 (corect to 1 si-e. flg.)


t
Less than 5
a

J.

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the extra digit is 5 or more,

(a) add 1 to the previous digit before dropping the extra digit, or
E.g. 2.3 '5 8l - 2.4 (correct to 2 sig. flg.)
t
Equal to 5

(b)

replace the extra digit and all other digits to its right with zeros to keep the
place value.

E.g.

62

15 = 63

000

(correct to 2 sig. flg.)

More than

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correct to

(a) s831
(c) 0.000 859 3
(i) 2 significant figures,
(ii) 3 signiflcant flgures.

(b) 6.04s
(d) 8s 04e

SOLUTION:
Less than 5

(a) (i)
(ii)

I
58 ,3 7 =

5800

(correct to 2 sig. fig.)

583 ?, =

5840

(correct to 3 sig. flg.)

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(b) (i)
(ii)

6.045 =
6.045 =

(c) (i)
(ii)

0.000 859 3 = 0.000


0.000 859 3 = 0.000

6.0

(comect to 2 sig. fig.)

6.05 (correct to 3 sig. flg.)

86

(correct to 2 sig. fig.)


859 (comect to 3 sig. flg.)

Less than 5

(d) (i)
(ii)

85'0 49 = 85 000 (correct to 2 sig. fig.)


850

4 9 = 85 000
t

(correct to 3 sig. flg.)

Less than 5

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Estimation is a way of predicting the answer to a question. Estimation allows us a


quick check as to whether an answer is roughly in the right range without having
to work it out exactly.

2.

To estimate a calculation, round off each number to the number of signiflcant


flgures as necessary and estimate from there.

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in the working and then round off to I significant figure in the final
answer.
To estimatetoZ significant figures, estimate to 3 signiflcant figures

in the working and then round off to 2 signiflcant flgures in

the

final answer.
Remember to work to one signiflcant figure more than required in
the final answer.

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Estimate the following, giving your answers correct to 1 significant figure.

(a)

34.867

(c)

44.89

- t9 .425

(b)

t82.3 x 0 .2036

1.53

SOLUTION:
Remember to estimate each number

to 2 sig. fig. in the working.

=16
=

(b)

182.3

20

(correct to 1 sig. fig.)

x 0.2036 = 180 x 0.20

-36
=

40 (correct to

sig. flg.)

45
(c) 44.89
1.53= -1.5
_ 450
15

= 30 (correct to 1 sig. fig.)


The symbol '='represents approximation. It is read as

'is approxirnatellr equal to'.

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Estimate the value of

.'lit4 ],lnt
"
J4.st

, givin-g your ans\\,er correct

to I significant flgure.

SOLUTION:

hr4 , ihn

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J:o

llt2s

J36

V1a5 =

G=

=15
20 (correct to 1 sig. flg.)

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Calculators do not alr,vays give the exact answers. This happens because the number
of di-sits stored and used for calculation depends on the capacity of the calculator.

1.

These tr pe of errors are called rounding and truncation errors.


s. \\'hen we use a calculator to evalu ate 2 + 3, we get either 0 .666...667 (rounding)

2.

or 0.666...66 (truncation).

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If a problem requires an answer correct to n significant figures,


you should

(a) store the intermediate

r,vorkings in your calcurator, or


significant figures in your written

worktngs.

E.g. If a problem requires an answer correct

to 3 sig. fig., either


store the intermediate n'orkin-qs on the calculator or round

WORKED EXAMPLE 1:

{ rectan_qular

tank of height 19.86 cm, has a square base of sides 21.54 cm is half-filled
oil in the rectangular tank can flll up a cubical tank completely.

u rth oil. A11 the

Find

)
rb r
r

it

the r,olume of oil in the rectangular tank,


the length of the side of the cubical tank.

Lear e )'ollr answers correct to 3 signiflcant fl,eures.

SOLUTION:

(a)

tank
Lc,'|r\
:: -', "'".;::,:sr19.86<=' x21.54x21.54x
,
'
= 4610 cm3 (correct to 3 sig. fig.)
Volume of oil in rectangular

tb

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I2 x2r.54x21.54x

19.86

= 4607 '237 988i


Store in catculator.

Length of side of cubical tank

= i -+607 .231 988


=

16.6 cm (correct to 3 sig. fig.)

Use the vallre stored in the calculator


from part (a) or use {/4697 .

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Round off the following:


(a) 32.0195 cm to 1 decimal place
(b) 105.6 kg to the nearest kg
(c) 1826 m to the nearest 10 m
(d) 833 g to the nearest 100 g

2.

Round off the following:


(a) 6.37 cm to the nearest cm
(b) 298 g to the nearest 10 g

3.

(c)
(d)

$325.60 to the nearest $10


76.498 to the nearest whole number

(a)
(b)

Express 496 mm in cm, giving your answer to the nearest cm.


Express 20.5 kg i, g, giving your answer to the nearest g.

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(e )
a

1482 51 (3 d.p.)

(c

3.0548 (2 d.p.)
0.008 070 (3 d.p.)

5.

(b) ee.s008 (2 d.p.)


(d) s68.0e6s (2 d.p.)

(f) 0.0e8 76s (t d.p.)

Express each of the following numbers, correct to the number of significant flgures (sig. fig.)
as stated in the brackets.
(b) 0.003 198 (3 sig. fig.)
(a) 0 .0254 (2 sig. flg.)
(d) 2.893 14 (4 sig. fig.)
(c) 826 940 (3 sig. f,g.)
(f) 9.086 (2 sig. flg.)
(e) 249.s37 (1 sig. fig.)
(h) 0.000 10204 (2 sig. flg.)
(e) 73 382 (3 sig. fig.)
(i) 300 94s (3 sig. flg.)
0) 0.s30 46 (3 sig. fig.)
(1) 3.iS (4 sig. flg.)
(k) 0.0s0 98 (3 sig. fig.)

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State the number of significant flgures in each of the following.

(a)
(c)

(b)

2.0036
0.045

7.

Write down the value of 18.049 correct to


(a) 1 signiflcant figure,
(b) 1 decimal place,
(c) 2 significant flgures.

8.

Express 0.008 285 correct to

(a)
(b)
(c)

9.

0.000 60s 0

(d) s201.30

1 signiflcant flgure,

2 dectmal places,
3 significant figures.

Round off 678 .5045 correct to


(a) 2 decrmal places,

(b)
(c)
(d)

3 signiflcant figures,
3 decimal places,
the nearest hundred.

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(b)

Express 0.071 548 correct to 3 signiflcant flgures.


Express 0.071 548 correct to 5 decimal places.

11.

Express 84.049 56 correct to


(a) 3 signiflcant flgures,
(b) 3 decimal places,
(c) the nearest hundredth.

12.

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(b)
(c)
(d)

off

169.56 to

the nearest whole number,


1 decimal place,
2 significant figures.
the nearest perfect square.

Express

(a)
(b)

0.080 203 m, correct to 2 signiflcant figures,


0.005 09 cm, correct to 4 significant flgures.

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(a) correct to 1 decimal place,
(b) correct to 2 signiflcant figures,

15.

Express 3548.3003 correct to


(a) 3 signiflcant figures,

(b)

3 decimal places.

16. Express the following numbers correct to 2 significant figures.


(a) 8s46

(b) 2.es1
(c)

17.

0.040 49

Express

(a) 0.000 516 8 corect to 3 signiflcant fl-eures,


(b) 3.149 correct to 1 decimal place.
(c) 408 corect to 2 significant flgures.

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ibt 8.986 correct to 2 signiflcant figures,
(c ) 9.199 correct to the nearest whole number.

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(a)

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(b)

your answer.
Express 0.000 684 7 correct to 5 decimal places. State the number of significant figures
in your answer.

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(a) J:e8

(b) J8238

(c)

(d)

.,/i20.gs

(e) v?865

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53.957 13

(c)

61.2 x 0.5045

(b)

0.0123 x 3040

(d)

2s83 x 0.009 969

(e) 30.8 x 79.5

(f)

75.21 +2.53

(g) 337s841
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(h)

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23.

Estimate the value

24.

Estimate the value

25.

Estimate the value of 59.83 + 227.4


figure.

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(a)

20 .03

19

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Estimate, correct to 1 signiflcant figure. the value of

29.

Estimate. r,vithout the use of calculators. the value of


correct to 1 si_enificant flgure.

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31.

(a)

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(b)

figures.
0.062 s24
8e.s76
Hence, estimate the value of 89.576 x0.062 524,cortect to 1 significant figure.

(a)

Express, correct to 2 significant flgures:

32.

(b)

(i)

(i)
(ii)

V909 x o.o2o-ll

(ii)

8r8.24s
s.043

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(i) 818.245 x 5.043,

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fraction.

34.

445.82t

(b)

Estimate the value of


1.97822 x
flgure.

(a)

Express. correct to

(i)
(ii)
(b)

,,G

0.2033

, leaving

your answer as a

, giving your answer correct to 1 signiflcant

si,enificant fl_Eures:

35-+.639

0.025 189

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(a)

Express, correct to 2 signiflcant flgures:


35s.6e8
8.04es

(b)

Hence estimate, coffect to 1 si-enificant figure, the value

(c)

36.

(i)
(ii)
(iii) t.9s0l

Use a calculator to find the r-alue


3 significant flgures.

of

19'96

of

of

355'6?8- 19'-0495'?

1.9507'

355'699 I-9r0a95'z
, giving your answer correct to

'9507

x 5'03 correct to 1 sienificant flsure,

(a)

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(b)

Use your answer from part (a) to estimate the r alue o1

3.98

19'96-l-0'503
.

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4.926 x 5.05 r

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Lear e )'our ans\\'er in part (a) correct to 2 signiflcant flgures.

Evaluate each of the tollow'ing correct to 4 significant flgures.

(7.36+2.72)3
(a)

(b)

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1.152

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(b)

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possible mass of the bag of cherries.

53.

The mass ot

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(b) The wooden board is to be painted. The cost of paint is $24.50 per square metre. Find
the cost of painting correct to the nearest dollar.

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(a)

(b)

56. (a)
(b)

A nervspaper company sold an average of 1 548 975 copies a day during the month of
January. Express the average number of copies sold correct to the nearest million.
A rival company sold an average of 849 752 copies a day during the same period.
Estimate the difference in the number of copies of newspapers sold between these two
companies. giving your answer correct to 1 significant flgure.

Joshua buys 3 pens at49(, each and 5 flles at Si.99 each at the school bookshop. The

shopkeeper asks for $12.42. Shor,v by usin,e estimation that the shopkeeper has made a
mistake.
A rectangle with an area of I 17.06 cmr has a breadth measurin g 7 .49 cm. Estimate its
length, giving your answer correct to I significant figure.

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(b) If the number is an integer, what is the largest number it could have been?

2.

(a)
(b)

3.

In the number 906 A45, A is a prime number. If its value, correct to 3 slgnificant flgures
is 906 000, find the maximum value of A.
The number357 800 is estimated correct to n signiflcant figures. Write down the possible
values of n.

Using each of the digits 2,3,5, 0 and 9, write down all integers (without repetition of digits)
which will give 3000 when corrected to 2 signiflcant figures. Give your answers in ascending
order.

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rr

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Factors and Multiples

1.

(a)
(b)
(c)

Draw a number line to represent all natural numbers < 6.


Evaluate {t9-(-11)l x 3 - 1-a)} + r-8).
Using prime factorisation, find the square root of 7056.

2.

(a)
(b)

Express 1960 as a product of its prime factors.


Given that 2548 = 22 x J2 x L3, find the lorvest common multiple
leaving your answer as a product of its prime factors.

(a)
(b)

Find the HCF and LCM of 56 and 84.


Given that the HCF and LCM of 364 and M arc 52 and 728 respectively, find the smallest
possible value of M.

3.

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(a) \\tite 756 as a product of its prime factors.


(b) Gir-en that 1548 rvritten as a product of its prime factors is
158-+

(c)

5.

(a)
(b)

=2tx32x11,

find the greatest integer that will divide both 756 and 1548 exactly.
Find the smallest integer k such that756k is a multiple of 1584.

Express 5096 as a product of its prime factors.


Given that 5096p is a perfect square, write down the smallest possible integer value
of p.

6.

(a)
(b)
(c)

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The numbers A and B. expressed as a product of its prime factors are given below'

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(a) Highest common factor of A and B
(b) Lowest common multiple of A and B

(c)

8.

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Expressed as the product of its prime factors:

V=25x32xJ
W=33xJ2x13

9.

(a)
(b)
(c)

Find the smallest possible value of X such thatW is a perfect square,


Find the smallest possible value of I such thatWY is a perfect cube'
Find the _ereatest number that rvill divide both v and I4l exactly.

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(b)

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the HCF and LCM of 122 - 18 and 73 + 17 .

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A shopkeeper wants to pack 180 pencils,200 rulers and240 erasers for sale. He packed all the
items into bags rvith the same number of each type of item. Find the maximum number of bags
that he can -eet.

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1 minute 30 seconds respectively. If all three bulbs f,rst lighted up together at09 45, when will
all three bulbs next light up together again?

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Real Numbers
Studl the numbers below to ansrver the questions.

19. r'J .0,-J,o, 1,4,,8


3

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(a)
(b)

Write down the perfect square( s ).


Write down the irrational nun-rber( s ).

(a)

Exoress

(b)

Arrange the follor,vin-e in ascending order.

'6 1l

u, a recurine decimal,

rl

0.25-'.-+.0.25
a .ln
(c)

17.

Write down the irrational number(

in part

(b ).

Consider the numbers below.

-3,2.,6,0, X,t.6
Write down the

(a)
(b)
(c)

integers,

rational numbers,
irrational numbers.

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lr,i. ra) ExpressZ) as a recurring decimal.


rb

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fr * ^1r, giving your answer correct to


3

2 decimal places.

Find the value of the following without the use of a calculator.

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Study the numbers below:

I.9.-1.5,0, O,-,r+

(a)
(b)

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Represent the numbers on a number line.

Hence, arrange the numbers in descending order.

Evaluate the following without the use of a calculator.

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Approximation and Estimation


Use a calculator to evaluate each of the following. Give your answer correct to 2 decimal
places.

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(a)

(' u, -"1)
(b)

(-3)'

- s'

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26.

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Express the following numbers correctto 2 si,unificant fl-eures.


(a) 0.030 45

(b)
(c)

2.4986

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Express 0.0585 correct to 3 signiflcant flgures.

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Estimate the value of 3989.43 + 4.9995 correct to 2 significant flgures.


Write down the value of 17.049 correct to
(i) one significant flgure,

(ii;

two decimal places.

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(a)

Arrange the following numbers in ascending order.

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(b)

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(a)

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h?

29.

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x 149.9096
49.567

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Write 0.039 56 correctto 2 decimal places.


Express 81 645 correct to 4 significant figures.

(c)

Estimate correct to 1 significant f,gure, the value

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(ii)
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32.

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correct to 2 signiflcant flgures.


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The average mass of 6 pupils is 54.0196 kg. Express this average mass correct to
(a) 2 decrmal places,
(b) 2 signiflcant figures,
(c) the nearest integer.

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35.

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36. (a)
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(iii)
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E.g. x,!, Z, a,b, P, Q,... are variables.

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'x'or'+'.
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The examples below show how we rewrite mathematical statements as algebraic


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Words

Algebraic expression

Add a to b.

Sum

-a+b

=b+a
Difference-d-c

Subtract c from d

Note:

- e x.f

Multiple eby f.

Product

Divide S by h.

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(h+0)

=-h
pq+3

Add 3 to the product of

and q.

The total cost of x books

Cost of x books

and y magazines if each


book cost $4 and each

=$4xx

magazine costs $5.

= $4x
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=$5xY

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=$sY

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Simplify the following.

(a) 3xx4y+62
(b) 2ax3bxa
(c) 5p+L)q+7sx2
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(a)

3xx4y+62

=3xxx4xy+62
=3x4xxxy+62
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=2x3xax axb
- 6azb

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(c) 5p+l)q+'/sx2
=

befbre addition.

5p

loq + l4s
p.1

= ^/.q + t4s

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Write an algebraic expression for each of the following statements.
(a) Subtract 3 from the sum of 5a and 4b.
(b) Add the product of c and d to the cube of e.
(c) Multiply 2 to the quotient of/divided by g.

SOLUTION:

(a)
(b)

Sum of 5a and 4b
Required expression

Productofcand d

5a + 4b
5a + 4b

-3

=cxd
=cd

Cube of

=exexe
=e'

Required expression = cd +

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To evaluate an algebraic expression, we substitute a number for the variable and


carry out the computation.

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Evaluate
(a) 3a + 2b - 4c,
(b) a(Zb - c) - 3b2,

(c)

a a*b
-r--t
DAC

given that a = 4, b - 2 and c = -3.

SOLUT!ON:

(a)

When a=4,b =2andc - -3,


3a + 2b - 4c = 3(a) + 2(2) - 4(-3)

-t2+4+12
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(b)

a=4,b-2andc--3,
a(z b - c) - 3 (z)'
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a=4,b =2

- -3,
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and h = height.

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n(a

--t
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l),

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- -6 and l=

15.

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Write an algebraic expression for each of the following.
(a) The price of a pen is $3 and the price of a flle is $5. Find the total price of x pens
and y files.
(b) Bobby had $500. He bought a camera and 2 badminton rackets. The camera cost Sp
and the rackets cost $q each. How much money had he left?

SOLUTION:

(a)

Cost of x pens = $3 x x
= $3x
Cost of y flles = $5 x y

= $5y
Total cost = $(3x + 5y)
(b)

=$p
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- $2q
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The mass of Mr Tan is 5x kg.
(a) He is 8 kg lighter than Mr Kamal. What is Mr Kamal's mass?
(b) Mr Tan is 4 kg heavier than his wife. What is his wife's mass?
(c) Mr Tan is twice as heavy as his daughter and five times as heavy as his son. What
is the total mass of his daughter and his son?

SOLUTION:

(a)
(b)
(c)

Mr Kamal's mass - (5x + 8) kg


Wife's mass - (5x - 4) kg
Daughter's mass = 5x + 2

= 5x,
r*g
-

2.5x kg

Son's mass = 5x + 5
5x
5

-xkg
Total mass of daughter and son

=25x+x
= 3.5x kg
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Lisa bought 3 bags of apples. There were p apples in each bag.
(a) Write down an expression in terms of p for the number of apples she bought.
(b) Her family ate q apples. She then placed the rest of the apples equally into 5 bowls.
Write down an expression in terms of p and q for the number of apples in each
bowl.

SOLUTION:

(a)

Number of apples she bought

-3p

(b)

Number of apples she had left

-3p -

Number of apples in each bowl

=3P-q
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Write an algebraic expression for each of the following statements.


Algebraic Expressions

Statements

(a) Subtract 5 from the sum of 2x and7y.

(b)

The product of 3x and 4Y.

(c)

Add 8z to the quotient of x divided by


v.

(d)

Divide the sum of 9x and 2Y bY

(e)

Multiply the product of 6x and ly by

32.

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and

y from

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Subtract the quotient of x divided by y


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(h) 10 more than one-third of a number x.

Thrice the value of x divided bY the


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(b)

Find the total cost of 7 bars of wafers at p cents each and q packets of sweets at $1 per
packet.

(c)

John has $100. He bought n comic books at $9 each. How much money had he left?

(d)

The cost 3 caps is $x. Find the cost of 5 caps. Each cap costs the same.

(e)

Find the sum of three consecutive odd integers rvhere x is the greatest integer.

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Janet is x years old. Sarah is 3 times as old as Janet. Ronald is 2 years younger than
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(g)

Benjamin soldp durians at $q each. How much did he get altogether?

(h)

Abox has mbig cans andn small cans. There are 6 peaches in a small can and 8 peaches
in a big can. How many peaches are there in the box altogether?

(i)

Pauline has $2000 now. She saves $20 each month. How much
time?

(j)

The average mass of 3 boxes is x kg.


total mass of the 4 boxes?

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If another box of mass 5 kg is added, what is the

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Maria ts m years old. Jiali is twice as old as Maria. How old was JtaliT years ago?

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A car salesman received a f,xed salary of $500 each month. He gets a commission of
$150 for each car he sells. In a certain month he sells n cars.How much is his salary that
month?

(n)

Jonathan had $200. He bought some T-shirts at $10 each.


T-shirts did he buy?

(o)

A shopkeeper packed n packets of jam tarts into each box. There are
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(b) 7 xpxpxp

(c)

(d) (-3) x (-sq)

9x x 4y

(e) 5x+y

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(g)

(h) 2dxex4d

1lr + 1ls

(-3a)xZb x (-5c)

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(q) (,-Za) x (-3a) x (-o)'

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(d)

3-c

(g)

(a + l)2

(h)

(2b

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(a)

b(Za + 3) + Za(c

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Given that x

(a)

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- 4,y = 0 and z= -3, evaluate:


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(a) Add 3x to the product of 5x and 4y.
(b) Divide the sum of the square of p and 7 q by 8r.

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Simplify the following.


(a) 4ab xJazbc
(b) 2Ode2 + 5def
(c)

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2x-9yz

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(b)

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= 1,d =2 and e= 3, find the values of


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(a) 2a - be - cd,
(b) 3at2c
,t -b'

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Given that a = 3, b (a)

(b)

-5 and c - -2,

evaluate

ab

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(b)
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and c

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a-f 8c

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String A is 10 cm shorter than String B.


(a) If the length of String A is h cm, express the length of String B in terms of ft .
(b) If the length of String B is k cm, write down a formula connecting h and k.

Jack is 6 years older than Annie. Sam is twice as old as Jack.


Let Annie's age be r years old. Express in terms of x,

(a)
(b)

(i)
(ii)

Jack's age,
Sam's age.
Paula's age is half the total age of Jack, Annie and Sam. Let Paula's age be y years old.

Write down a formula connectin g x and y .

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The cost of x doughnuts and y cupcakes are $p and $q respectively. Express in terms of
andlor q,
(a) the cost of 1 doughnut,
(b) the cost of 1 cuPcake,
(c) the total cost of 10 doughnuts and 15 cupcakes.

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35. A ticket for an adult visiting an art -eallery costs x dollars. A ticket for a child ii--rStS
5 dollars less than an adult's ticket.

(a)
(b)

36.

Write down in terms of x the cost of a child's ticket.


MrTan took his three children to the art gallery. Find, as simply as possib'le.lhe t,rlil
cost, in dollars, of the four tickets.

Timothy is -r years old. His sister, Pamela, is 3 years younger than him. His mother is
three times as old as he is. His father is 19 years older than Pamela. Write dorvn an expression
for

(a)
(b)
(c)

Pamela's age,
his father's age,
his parent's age.

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Jacqueline bought x doughnuts and 9 more tarts than doughnuts.


(a) Write down in terms of x an expression for the number of tarts that she bought.
(b) Each doughnut cost 500 and each tart cost 309. Find as simply as possible, in terms
x, an expression for the total cost of the doughnuts and tarts she bought.

38.

At a grocery

39.

Linda is x years old. She is 5 years older than Daisy.


(a) Write down an expression in terms of x for Daisy's age.
(b) Find the average age of both girls.

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more than a packet of flour. Express in terms of x andlor y,
(a) the cost of a pear,
(b) the cost of a loaf of bread,
(c) the total cost of 10 packets of flours, 20 pears and 5 loaves of bread.

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shop sold a raincoat for $15 and an umbrella for $20. In January the shop sold
3x raincoats and (2x + 7) umbrellas. Write down and simplify an algebraic expression
in terms of r. for the amount, in dollars, the shop received from the sale of raincoats and

umbrellas in January.

4t.

r
(br
(a

42.

of eggs. There were n eggs in each carton.


\\-rlte dorvn an expression in terms of n for the number of eggs she bought.
\\-ncn the cartons were opened, she found that m eggs were broken. She shared the
unlroken eggs equally between 50 baskets. Write down in term of n and m,Ihe number
-'. es-ss in each basket.

N,lrs Fernendez bought 30 cartons

A large office in the city bought n boxes containing packets of

paper files. Each box


in
terms
of n for each of the
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packets
files.
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down
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(b)
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Peter pfip marbles into q bottles. Each bottle contains the same number of marbles, with three
marbles remaining. Write down an expression in terms of p and q for the number of marbles
there are in each bottle.

2.

The total cost, $C, of placing an advertisement in a magazine consists of a fixed charge of $5
and an additional charge of 20 cents per word used. John wants to place an advertisement in
the magazine.If it contains n words, write down a formula connecting C and n.

3.

The recipe for making chicken stew is given below.


'Boil for half an hour for each 250 g of chicken and simmer for an additional 20 minutes.'
How long do you need to cook a chicken that has a mass of x kg? Give your answer in minutes.

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E-g.

2.

The algebraic expression9p + 7 has 2 terms: 9p andT

In the term 3x, the numerical part 3 is called the coefficient of x. In ofrerr,uds.
the constant that is attached in front of a variable or a group of variables is calH
the coefficient.

E.g.

tn the term 4y, 4 is the coefflcient of y.


In the term x, 1 is the coefficient of r.
a2
In the term -7p',-7 is the coefficient orp

I ob,

l,thetrrrm ,
E.g

3.

is the coefficient of ab.

The erpression 2x'

- 4xy has 2 terms.


(-4xY)
+
=
l.rr and -lxy are the two terms.
The coefflcient of x2 is 2.
The coefflcient of xv is -4.
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term.
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In the expression, 5x + 9, the constant ternt is 9.

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In the expression 6y - l, the constant term is - 1 .

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term

term

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term

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-1 is the
coeflicient
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-r.

-11 is the
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4.

Algebraic terms that have the same variables where each variable has the same
power are called like terms. They may differ in their coefflcients.

5.

If two terms

6.

Examples of some like terms and unlike ter?ns are shown below.

are not like terms, then they are called unlike terms.

Like terms
x,

-2x

and

-x
J
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Unlike terms
5x and

4x2

6x and 9y

6x2,9t

and -2x2

{-..

3x2 and 6x

7x2 and 8y
2x2 and 6xy

xy,-Zxy and

-l*'y,

lxY

xzy and 4xzy

5,3,-Z a"a

All constants

3xy, 5xz and 9yz


2x2y and 3ry2

-l

and a

are like terms.

1.

To simplify an algebraic expression, we collect all the like terms together. Only
like terms can be added or subtracted.

8.

To add or subtract like terms, simply add or subtract the coefflcients.


E.g.

3a+5a=8a

E.g.2 9y' - 3y' = 6y'


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Simplify

(a)
(b)

2x+3y+5x+7Y,
Lay

+ 4y +

t + laY - 5Y -7.

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(a)

2x+3Y+5x+7Y

- 2x + 5x + 3y + 7y
'We
- 7x + 10y

(b)

rcollect like Grms iogeit'*t'

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Simplify
(a) (3x + 7y) + (9x - 4y),
(b) (8p - s) - (3p - 6).
SOLUTION:

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(a)

(3x

(b)

(8p

- 4y) -- Remove brackets'


=3x+ly+9x-4y
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-lZx+3y
+

7y) + (9x

- 5) - (3p - 6) '-8p-5-3p+6 <-- 8p - 3p - 5 + 6


=5P+l

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, 1. If the sign before the brackets is o+', then the signs remain the
same when the brackets are removed.
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,
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:

...2.IfthesignbeforethebracketsiS.*'thenthesignsneedtobe

changed when the brackets are

removed

E.g. p-(5q -s)= l-5q+s

WORKED EXAMPLE 2:

(a)
(b)
(c)

F'ind the sum of 3x - 4y , 5x + 6y and 9y - 2x.


Subtract p - 4q - 7r from 8p - 5q + r.
Subtract -m-3nfromthe sum of 4m-IIn + 6 and

2m-9n-5.

SOLUTION:

(a)

Sum

- aD + (5x + 6y) + (9y - 2x) <-- Remove brackets.


=3x-4y+5x+6y+9y-2x
- 3x + 5x - 2x - 4y + 6y + 9y <- Collect like terms together.

(3x

=6x-lly
(b)

Difference = (8p

(c)

Sum- (4m- lln + 6) + (2m-9n-5)

Removebrackets.
- 5q + r) - @ - aq _ 1r)
-Bp-5q+r-p+4q+7r
= 8p - p - 5q + 4q + r + 7r <-,Collectlike terms together'
-Jp-q+8r

=4m-lln+6+2m-9n-5
= 4m + 2m - Iln - 9n + 6 - 5
-6m-20n+l
Difference - (6m - 20n + 1) - (-m - 3n)
=6m-20n + 1 + m+3n

=6m+m-20n+3n+l

='7m*lln+l
q

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The length of the sides of a triangle are (3x + y + 1) cm,(2x
(a) Find the perimeter of the triangle in terms of x and y.
(b) Find the perimeter when x = 3 and y - -1.

- 3) cm and (5y + 8) cm.

SOLUTION:

(a)

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When an algebraic expression contains brackets:

E.g. 8x - llx

- 3(2x- 1)l = 8x - (2x - 6xr

3)

=8x-(-4x+3)
=8x+4x-3

=lZx-3
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.-d(tr,+-r)

a(x-Y)=ax-aY
a,(x+y+z)-ax+a))+az

-a(x-))= -ax+aY

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

- 3(42)

-6x+l5y-l2z
,.+iif-"-^-r'.

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Zp(q - irl
= Zp(q) - 2p(3r)

= Zpe

Multiply each term in the brackets by 2p'

- 6p,

is multiplied b1' a numbe: -:


a variable, multiply each term inside the brackets br. the nuil:'-:
or the variable when the brackets are removed. The plt'rCi': '

If an expression inside the brackets

removing brackets and writing out the result term


called expansion of algebraic expressions'

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Expand the following.
-3(6x - 7y + 3z)

(a)
(b)

8x

- 4(-2x + 8)

SOLUTION:
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fl-*8\

(a)

-3(6x - 7y + 3z)
= -3(6x) - (-3)(7y) + (-3)(32)
= -18x + Zly - 9z

(b)

8x - 4(-2x + 8)
= 8x - a?Zx) - 4(8)

.,*G*^-k

=8x+8x-32

=l6x-32
fl=
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WORKED EXAMPLE 2:

Simplify
(a) 5x +3(x +2) -(2x - 5) - 9,
(b) 8p - 3{aq - Zlq - s(p - q)l}.
SOLUTION:

(a)

- (2x - 5) - 9
=5x+3x+6-2x+5-9
5x + 3(x + 2)

-5x+3x-2x+6+5-9

-6x+2
(b)

8p-3{4q-Zlq-s(p-d|}
- 8p - 3l4q - 2(q - 5p + 5q)1
- 8p - 3l4q - 2(6q - sp)l
- 8p - 3(4q - IZq + 10p)
- 8p - 3(-8q + t}p)
-8p+24q-30p
= -22p + 24q

3.

To simplify algebraic fractions, e.g.


fractions.

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3(2x - 3)
=-- 15

5(x

2)

15

3(2x-3)+5(x-2)
15

6x-9+5x-10
15

llx - t9
_-----=I5

WORKED EXAMPLE 4:

Simplify 1 -

_ 2(3x - t)

SOLUTION:

r-!

_ 2(3x - t)
a

x
66
6-x-aQx-l)

_ 4(3x-1) *--,'TheLeM,'of

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Express

2x-l
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x*2
a-

a single fraction.
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4

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2x-1.

x*2

3 - 6 -4

- 4(x.!2)
t2 -

2(21- 1)

12 * *12

TheLCMof 3.6 andlis

12.

_ 4(x+2)-2(2x-l)+3x
t2

4x*8-4x+2+3x
t2
3x+10

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1.

Factorisation is the process of writing an algebraic expression as a product of its


factors.

2.

We factorise by extracting common factors.

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WORKED EXAMPLE 1:
Factorise the following.
(a) 3x - 12
(b) 5y + 202
(c) 4ax - I6ay
(d) pq + Zpr - ps

SOLUTION:

(a)

terms

3r - 1 z
= 3(.r) - 3(4)

<-| Write each term as a product of the common


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Factorise each of the following'
3a(2x - 5) - aQx - 5)

(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

8p(4Y

- 1) - @Y - r)

6q(5x - 4) - 5x + 4
Zx(a + 2b - c) 5Y(a + 2b

c)

SOLUTION:

(a)3a(2x_5)_a(2x_5)<_-Thecommonfactoris2x-5.

- (2x - 5)Ga - a)

(b)

- @y - t) <-- 8p(4y - 1) - (l)(ay - 1)


gp( y-

= (4y

(c)

The commo,

1)

- 1X8p - 1)

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6q(5x-4)-5x+4
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= (5x - 0(6q - l)
Zx(a + 2b

- (a + 2b -

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(a)
(b)

Factorise mx + my.
Hence, evaluate 62

8765 + 38

8765.

SOLUTION:

(a) mx+my=m(x+y)
(b)

x 8765 + 38 x 8765
8765(62
+ 38)
= 8765(100)
= 876 500
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Factorise completely

(a)
(b)
,\
(c)

- 2Oa2b2c3 + 5abc,
- + 9x(x - 2),
I z ^
zyz-.
,r'-z -

75a2bc

3(x

2)2

SOLUTION:

(a)

I\azbc

(b)

ZOa'b'c3 + 5abc

5abc(3a

- 4abc2 + 1)

3(x - 2)' + 9x(x - r, .-i - 3(x - 2)l@ - 2) + 3xl

= 3(x

2)l4x

2)

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Algebraic expression

Coefficient of x

Constant term

(a) 3x'+5x-4
(b) 8x-9x2 +7
(c) -2f+ll-x
(d) 8ry-+x-,
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(b) -3a-6b+8a+8b

(c) 5u-9v-6w-v

(d) 7p+3q-5r-7q+3P

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(c)

(-6p -7q)

(e)

Add 8x - 5y - 3z
to -6x + 7y - 42.

(g)

- (-3P + 4q)

(d) (, -

(f)

Subtract 2x

- 5Y + 9

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6y+7zandLx-lTz.

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- 7Y from the

sumof5x-8Y +7zand

6y-4x-32.

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(a) 3a x (-5b)

(b)

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(c) 15 + (-5y)

(d) (-18y) +2x(-7x)

(e) :)px8q

(f) -Zpqx3rx(-6)

(g)

(h) -?r*x (-30y)

2a x 5a x (-4b)

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3(2x

(c)

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Simplify the following expressions.


(a)

8p-3(2p+4)

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(b) 2r - 3(s - r)

(d) 3(x + 4) + 5(2x - t)

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(a) the amount of money he spent on the fruits,
(b) the total amount of money for which he sold all the bags of fruits,
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(a) the number of novels he bought which cost $5 each,
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8x
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(d)

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3x-4(x-2)=13-3(4+x)

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2(7x-3)=5

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l4x-6 "6=5+6
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11

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(c)

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10x

7x =28
28
7

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=4

+r+(f)

=14(4)

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7x+2x-6
9x-6

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5.

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2

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35=|tr*bX5)
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When

x3s -8+b
14=8+b
b=6

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3x-4v

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5

x
v

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are examples of fractional equations.

To solve a fractional equation, we need to transform it into a linear equation.

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Solve the following equations.

(a)

l8

(b)

-x =3

2x+3

-4

(c)^^ 5x+2
-3
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l8

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-3

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18

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-3x
18

x
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-6
5

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5

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5=8x+12

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4x-l
t2
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3
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36
x+l' 4x-l
3(4x-1)=6(x+1)

llx-3-6x+6
lZx-6x-6+3
6-r

=9

.._

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2

lLL
t-

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x-2

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I * *l
t-

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x =5

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We can represent real-life situations by using linear equations. By solving these


linear equations, we can find the solutions to the real-life problems.

2.

In other words, to solve word problems, we translate them to linear equations and
then solve the resulting equations

3.

Steps

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for solving problems:

Read and identify the unknown quantity.

Represent the unknown quantity by a letter, e.g.x.

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Write expressions for other quantities in terms of x.


Form an equation using the information given.

Solve the equation.

Write down the answer to the problem.

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to reject the negative integers in your answers.

Remember to set only one variable. i.e. -r and express


the other unknown quantities in terms of x. If not, there
will be too many variables in the equation to be solved.

WORKED EXAMPLE 1:
The sum of 3 consecutive odd integers is

171 .

Find the integers.

SOLUTION:
We need to find the 3 integers.
Identify the
unknown quantity.

Let x be the smallest integer.


Represent the

unknown by x.

Themiddleinteger=x+2
Write expressions
for other quantities.

The largest integer = x + 4

Sum of integers = 171


Form an equation.

Solve the equation.

x+(x+2)+(x+4) -17l
x+(x+2)+(x+4)=17L
3x+6 =17l
3x - 165

x -55

The 3 integers are

55

,57

and 59.

Write the answer


to the problem.

practice to check your answer. You can do this


mentally or by writing it down.

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Afather ts2'7 years older than his son.In 12years'time, he will be twice as old as his son.
(a) If his son is x years old now, write down an expression in terms of x for the father's
present age.

(b)
(c)

Write down an expression in terms of x for the son's age in 12years'time.


Hence form an equation in x and flnd their present ages.

SOLUTION:

(a)

At present, the son is x years old.


.'. The father's age is (x + 21) years.

(b)

The son's age

(c)

The father's age tn 12 years' time

in 12yearc'time is (x + 12) years.

=x+27 +L2

(x + 39) years

x+39 =2(x+12)
x+39 =2x+24
x = 15 (son's

age)

x + 27 = 15 + 2'7 - 42 (father's age)


.'. The son is now 15 years old and his father ts 42 years old.
Check: 42 + 12

54

2(15 + LZ)

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WORKED EXAMpLE 3:
A travel agent is planning an outing for x people. He enquires about costs from two coach
flrms, Daily Express and United Travel.
(a) Daily Express charges $15 for each person. Write down an expression, in terms of
x, for the total amount that Daily Express would charge for the outing.
(b) United Travel charges a flxed amount of $84 and an extra $12 surcharge for each
person. Write down an expression, in terms of x, for the total amount that United
Travel would charge for the outing.
(c) The travel agent flnds that the total amount is the same for each flrm. Find the
number of people going on the outing.

SOLUTION:

(a)

Total amount that Daily Express would charge


= $15"r

(b)

Total amount that United Travel would charge


= $(84 + lZx)

(c)

l5x = 84 + 12x

3x-84

*=

Y-J

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.'. 28 people are going on the outing.


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(f) l-3x-x+13

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(b)

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(b)
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(a)
(b)

Find three consecutive integers whose sum is 84.


Find three consecutive even integers whose sum is 66.

35.

(a)

Find two consecutive odd integers such that the sum of the smaller integer and twice the
greater integer is 85.
The sum of three integers is 40. The second integer is three times the first and the third
integer exceeds the second by 5. Find the tlyee integers.

(b)

36. I am thinking of a number. If I add 4 to the number and then multiply the result by 3, the
answer is the same as subtracting 5 from the number and then multiplying the result by 2.
(a) Letting x be the number, write down an equation in terms of x.
(b) Solve the equation and flnd the number that I am thinking of.

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When a number is halved and 8 is added to the result, the answer is 54. Letting the number be
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(a)

(b)

Jonathan is 15 years older than his brother Jeremy. Six years ago, Jonathan was six
times as old as Jeremy. Find their present ages.
Ben is twice as old as Belinda. Five years ago, the sum of their ages was 92. Ftnd
Belinda's present age.

(a)

Jack's brother is 14 years older than him. In six years'time, Jack's brother
as old as him. How old is Jack now?

(b)

Mary is

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dmes as old as Jane.

will

be twice

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be

95 years. How old is Mary now?

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(a) Express his mother's age in terms of x'
(b) Marc will be as old as his mother now in 27 years' time. write down an equation

in x

and solve it to flnd Marc's age now'

43

bought -x more stamps, Jane


Nancy had 30 stamps and Jane had 154 stamps. After each of them
of x. Hence, solve it to find the
had thrice as many stamps as Nancy. Form an equation in terms
value of x.

44.

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A farmer had some cows and chickens. He counted 70 heads
of chickens on the farm.
(a) Express, in terms of x, the number of cows on the farm.
(b) Form an equation in x andsolve it to find the number of chickens on the farm'

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Tim has (2x + 1) marbles. Peter has 3 more marbles than Tim. James has half

as many marbles

as Peter.

(a)

(b)

Write down an expression, in terms of x, for the number of marbles

(i)
(ii)

Peter has,
James has.

If the 3 boys have g2marbles altogether, form

an equation in terms of x. Hence, solve

it

to flnd the value of x.

(a)
(b)

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(i) the total number of books,
(ii) the total cost, in dollars, for the books.
Find the total number of books she bought if she paid $275 for all the books.

Matthew buys x pens and two more pencils than pens.


(a) Write down, in terms of x, an expression for the number of pencils that he buys.
(b) Each pen costs 60 cents and each pencil costs 20 cents. Find as simply as possible, in
terms of r, an expression for the total cost of the pens and pencils Matthew buys.
(c) If he spends $10 altogether, flnd the number of pencils he buys.

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(a) the value of x,
(b) the amount, in dollars, that he spent on the peaches'

49. A saresman selling vacuum cleaners is paid $A per week. The amount

120 plus $ 15 for each of the vacuum cleaners that he sells '
expression cot::"In a particular week, he sold n vacuum cleaners. write down an
A and n for the total amount of money the salesman received that week'
if he sells 8 vacuulll cle-' ' -'Calculate the amount of money he would earn in a week

wage of

(a)
(b)
(c)

50.

If

'

cleaners did he sell'l


he earned $375 in a certain week, how many vacuum

is given by B = 35x + 16y'


The buffet cost, $8, for x adults and y children at a hotel
(a) Calculate the buffet cost fot 2 adults and 3 children'
(b) write down what the coefficients of x and y represent'
(c) The buffet cost for 5 adults and y children is $319. Find the value of y'

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wire of length 100 cm.
(a) Find the length of the remaining wire in terms of x and y.
(b) The remaining wire is bent to form a square. Find the length of one side of the square in
terms of x and y.

(c)

51.

If x - 18 and ! =

15, f,nd the area

of the square formed.

A piece of wire is cut into 3 equal pieces. The flrst piece is bent to form a rectangle of breadth
(x + 2) cm. Its length is thrice its breadth. The second piece is bent to form a triangle with sides
(3x + 5) cm, 3x cm and (4x + 3) cm. The third piece is bent to form a square.
(a) Express and simplify in terms of x,

(i)
(ii)

(b)

the perimeter of the rectangle,

the perimeter of the triangle.


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perimeter of the rectangle is (18x - 2) cm'
(a) Find, in terms of x, an expression for
(i) the length of AD,
(ii) the length of CE.
(b)
Given that the length of CE is twice the length of BE, flnd
(i) an equation in terms of x,
(ii) the value of x by solving the equation from (b)(i),
(iii) the area of the rectangle ABCD.

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Write down and simplify an expression in terms of x for the perimeter of
(i) Rectangle A,

Tr,vo rectangles

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(ii)

(b)

Rectangle B.

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fr

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equation in terms of x. Hence solve the equation to flnd the value of x.

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Working alone, pauline can complete a job in 2 hours, while Anne can do the
job together?
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given that x

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1.

In the formula e =

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Evaluate the following expressions when g = 0.2, h

(a)
(b)

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(2h)3

8^
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Find the HCF and LCM of x'yz' and xyt z' .

5.

The cost of m files and n notebooks are $x and $y respectively. Find the total cost of 3 flles anc
7 notebooks.

6.

Given that x =

3,! - -Z and z - -1,


(a) 3x-4y+z

evaluate the following.

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(d) tO(xyz)z

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Express in terms of x,
(a) John's age,

(b)
(c)

Lisa's age,
the average age of the 3 children.

A fruit seller bought 50 crates of peaches. There were m peaches in each crate.
(a) Write down an expression in terms of m for the number of peaches he bought.
(b) He sold n peaches and packed the rest equally into 80 bags. Write down an expression

in terms of m and n for the number of peaches in each bag.

3 bowls and7 plates cost $p and $14q respectively.


Write down an algebraic expression in terms of p or q

(a)

fot

(i)
(ii)

(b)

the cost of I bowl,


the cost of 1 plate.
Rebecca had some money. She bought 12 bowls and 10 plates and had $9 left. Write
down in terms of p and q for the amount of money Rebecca had at first.

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10.

Simplify each of the following.


(a) -t8a + (-3b) x (-2c)
(b) 5(p + 3) - 4(t - 3p)

11.

Factorise completely.
(a) 4pq - l0p2r + Zpr
(b) Strrh + 18rcf

12.

Express as a single fraction in its simplest form

13.

Subtract (2*'

5xy

+ 1) from the sum of

(11x2

4x

2x+3

6xy) and (3xy _ 7).

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Simplify Ja +3(b -2c)-(4a-b +3c).


Factorise 14xy - lyz.

Express each of the following as a single fraction.

x+v 2x-y
ra) --4
(D)

'-6.

'-

,-

4(2:.- I) _ 3(z+2)
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5

Factorise the following expressions completely.


(a) 8ab + ab2
(b) Zd(d - 3e) + 6e(3e - fi

Simplify the following algebraic expressions.


(a) (2p)'x 6q - 5p'q

(b) Srif

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(a)

t'actorrse

(b)

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x 0.625 .

Simplify the following expressions.

19.

(a)

- 3) - 4lt - 2(x (b/3-6m-2n 2m-3n


5(x

5x

T*

3y _

1)l

x-y

20.

Simplify

2t.

Factorise the following expressions.

(a)
(b)

42

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(a)
(b)

Simplify 5(2x - y) + 4(x - 3Y).


Factorise completely -36pq + l4q.

Factorise completely
(a) 20ab - 4b,
(b) 6x + LSxy - 30x2,

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(c)

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(b)

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(c)

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1234

x 234.

Simplify

(b)

29.

Factorise m' - *n.


Use rhe result in part (a) to find the value

r+

- 2p,siven thatp = 3, x Simplify 2(3x - 5y) - 3(y - 3x).


2x 4(3x - 2\ as a single fraction.
Express
-

-.2,! = -3

and

r=

Factorise each of the following.


(a) Zp(x - 5y) - (x - 5y)
(b) (x + 1)(x - 2) + (2 - x)(3 - x)

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Solve the following equations.

(a) 2(x+5)-5(3x-l)=6
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3-2x =-2x+l

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Solve the following equations.

(a) 4x-l
3
5
(b) ,;.3

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uz),find the value of mwhen E - 2OO,v - l}and z = 8.

3x

T=t
+ l=3

Solve the following equations.

(a)

Zo(x- 3) =

t(z**
7)
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5.r-7 _ 3.r+5
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Solve the equations

x-2
ia) 3x+l
3 - 6

2'

-15

x*4

35.

36.

Given that q = 5, r = 3 and,s =

-1,

(a)

find the value or

(b)

find the possible values of p

*(2s)'

if p_
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(a) Jx-3(x-4)-6
(b) sy-I-11+Y

38.

Solve the following equations'


(a) 8(x + 5) -7(2x + 1) = 0

(b) , -

-3Y) = 4(2

-y)

Solve the following equations'


5(3x + 2) = -20

39.

(a)

(b)

-(_).

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4x+7

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ry-(2x-1)- +36'

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(c)

Solve the equation 3x - 5(4 - x) =


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(b)
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=3

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(c') 3r+l=-4,

42.

43.

44.

(a)

Factorise each of the following.


(i) -6 - lSxy + 30x
(ii) 9p(m - 4n) + 45q(m - 4n)

(b)

Solve the equatisn

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lf

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smaller integer is 50.

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kites cost the same.)


He also bought 8 yo-yos. Each yo-yo cost half as much as a kite. If he paid
for the kites and the yo-yos, flnd the value of p.

total of $64

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the numerator and 4 is subtracted from the denomintor. the fraction becomes

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2)

cmand the length

.-. If the area of the triang le ADF


of DEr* f *)
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is 16 cm',find the area of the square ABCE.

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(3x + 2) cm

50.

The diagrams below show Rectangle A and Square B.


(a) Write down and simplify an expression in terms of x for the perimeter
(i) Rectangle A,
(ii) Square B.

(b) (i)

Giventhattheperimeterof SquareBis

lf

of

"ftheperimeterofRectangleA,form

an equation in terms of x to represent this information.

(ii)

Solve the equation in (b) (i) to flnd the value of x.


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Deflne a point, a line, a line segment, a ray and a plane.

Identify right, acute, obtuse and reflex angles.


Learn the properties of:

complementary and supplementary angles

adjacent angles on a straight line

angles at a point

vertically opposite angles

Learn the properties of angles formed by parallel lines and transversals:

- corresponding angles
- alternate angles
- interior angles

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Draw angle bisectors and perpendicular bisectors.

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AB

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_
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A line is a straight path of points that has no endpoints.

The arrowheads indicate that the line continues indeflnitely in both directions.
A line has no width and it can be determined by two points.
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between those endpoints.

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4.

B are called the endpoints.

A ra1- is a line segment that is extended indefinitely in one direction. A ray ha.
one endpoint.

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should not be denoted as LB. It can be
named as

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and

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in degrees.
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Angles are classifled according to their sizes.

2.

The types of angles are shown below.

Type of angle
Acute angle

Description

Examples

Angles less than 90o.

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Angles equal to 90o

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than 90"

but less than 180".

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are called perpendicular

lines.

E.g. Line AB is perpendicular to line GH andwe write

The symbol I represents .is perpendicular to,.


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60' and 30o are

complementary angles. complementar\ aul-:.

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if their sum is 180'.


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La+ Lb+ Lc+ Ld=

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at a point)

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La - /-c
Lb = Lcl

(vert. opp. Zs)

Lc are called vertically opposite


Lb and /-d are called vertically opposite
/-a

and

angles.
angles.

LFGE - xo (vert. opp. Zs)


36" + LFGE + 42" = 180" (adj. Ls on a str. line)
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Find the values of ro , yo and

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x"+52"=88o (vert. opp. Zs)


xo = 88o

520

=36
y" + 52 = 90o

)o=90o-52
= 38o
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+y" = 180o (adj. Zs on a str. line)

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Find the value of x".

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9x"

(Ls at a point)

+36=

360'
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are

CD.

C.

The symbol'll'represents 'is parallel to'.


2.

To construct a line parallel to line AB:

Step 1' Place the set square on line AB

and

ruler as shown in Diagram

1.

,2' Slide the set square along the length of ruler as shown in Diagram
Step ,3' Draw the line PQ which is parallel to line AB.
Step

Diagram

3.

A transversal is

2.

Diagram 2

line that intersects two or more lines. When

transversal intersects

two lines, it forms eight angles. The angles formed at the intersections are named
in pairs according to their positions.

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/ is the transversal of lines AB and CD.

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Le, Lb

and

Lf, Ld

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Lh, Lc

and

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angles.

are parallel, the angles that are formed by the transversal

have special relationships.


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When two parallel lines are cut by a transversal, /


(a) the corresponding angles are equal.

La = Lb

(b)

ll

CD)

the alternate angles are equal.

Lc=Ld

(c)

(corr. Ls, AB

the

(alt. Ls, AB

ll cD)

interior angles are supplementary.

'Le

+'1f= l80o

(int. Zs, AB ll CD)

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Find the values of

xo ,

yo and zo .

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Draw a line parallel to the pair of parallel lines as shown.


68" (corr.

Ls,l, ll l)

ao

b"

+ 132" - I 80" (int . Ls,


bo = 180-132'
_ 1go

12

ll

h)

xo=ao+b"
= 68o + 48o

(b)

116o

(y' + 19') +

= 180' (tnt. Ls,lL ll


)o = 180o - 118'- 190

118o

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lz)

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Find the value of xo.

SOLUTION:

Draw a line parallel to the pair of parallel lines as shown.

(Ls at a point)

ao + b" + 255o = 360o

a' + b'
ao = xo (alt.

: ?33"

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lz)

ao

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bo

ll
b"=180o-3x"+25"

+ (3x" -25") = 180o (int. Zs,

205"

12

b"

3xo

h)
3x"

25o

- 3x"

ao + bo = 105o
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A perpendicular bisector of a line

segment forms a right angle


segment and divides the line segment into two equal parts.

with the line

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bisector PQ is equidistant from A and B.
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two end points of the line segment.
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line segment is equidistant to the

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centre A,mark arcs above and below AB as shown.

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Repeat the process with B as centre and the same radius such
that the arcs cut each other at P and Q as shown below.

Draw a line joining P and Q. The hne PQ rs called the


perpendicular bisector of AB.

3.

An angle bisector is a ray that divides an angle into two equal angles.
E.g.

If BX splits LABC into two

angles such

that LABX

- LCBX, then BX is the angle


bisector of LABC.

Property of Angle Bisector (1 bisector)


Any point on the angle bisector is equidistant from the two sides of the angle.

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Using a pair of compasses and with B as centre, draw an arc to


ctt AB at X and BC at Y.

With X and ts as centres and with equal radii (may be different


from Step I ), draw two arcs to intersecl at Z.

Draw a line joining B and Z.Thehne BZ is the angle bisector of

LABC.

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To draw the line segment AB:

Draw a horizontal line


and mark the point A
on the left endpoint
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68o,

(a) LPST,
(b) L\PQ,
(c) LPQR.

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In the diagram, PQ, RS and TU are parallel . Given that LLNM = 115o and LM bisects LPMN,
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(b)
(c)

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In the diagram, CDE rs a straight line. LCDF - 31o and reflex LBAD =
(a) Calculate LADF.
(b) Given thaI" LCAD ts 3 times LADF , calculate LACD .

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In the diagram, PQ, RS and TU arc parallel, PV, RU and SQ


LRSW = 54o. Calculate
V
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are

30Zo

parallel, LVPW = 65" and

(b) LvsQ,
(c) reflex LTUR.

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In the diagram below, AOB is a straight line. Find the values of xo and yo.

14.

In the diagram, AB ll DE and BD ll FE. LABD = 43" and LBCE = 125o. Find

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(b)

LCED,
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In the diagram, AB ll CD and EFGH is a straight line. Find the values of xo and yo.

16.

Find the values of

(a) xo,
(b) lo ,
(c) zo.

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In the diagram, AB, DE and FG are parallel. Find the values of xo and yo.

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In the diagram below, CDFG is a parallelogram. AB is parallel to CD , HBCK, JCG and CDE
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In the diagram, AB ll CF and AC ll BG. trind the values of

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(b)
(c)

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xo,

lo,
zo.

In the diagram, AC ll DF andBG ll HE.Frnd the values of xo andyo.

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In the diagram, AH ll EF and BG ll CH. Find the values of ryo , xo o lo and zo


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24.

In the diagram, AB, CE and FG are parallel. AC, BF and EG


line. Find the values of po , eo, ro and s".

are parallel.

ADG is a straight

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Inthediagram, ABC isparalleltoFDandBGisparalleltoCDE. LABG-43",LGFD=78"


and LBDC =J2". Find the values of x" ,y" and 2".

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In the diagram, AB ll DH andcD llBF. Find the values of xo andyo.

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In the diagram, AC, DE and FH are parallel. DG ll KE, LBAG = 47o and LDEB =
Find the values of po , eo,, ro and so.

28.

In the diagram, AB
(a) LADG,
(b) LAHC,
(c) LDAE,
(d) LHAC.

113o

ll CD and AC ll BE.Find

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(ii) LDEF = 65o
Construct the angle bisector of each of the above angles.
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Construct on the same diagram,


(a) a line through R, parallelto PQ,
(b) a line from R, perpendicular to the hne PQ,
(c) a line perpendicular to PQ and passing through B.

32.

(a)

(b)

Construct on the same diagram,


(i) a line perpendicular to AB,passing through A,
(ii) LABC such that LABC = 38o.
Given that the perpendicular line to AB, through A meets BC at C, measure

(i)
(ii)

the length of BC,

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(b)

the bisector of angle

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Construct on the diagram below,


(a) the angle bisector of LPQR,
(b) a line parallel to the angle bisector of LPQR that passes through the point R.

36.

Construct on the diagram below,


(a) the angle bisector of LABC and produce it to cut AC at X. Measure the size of LAXB.
(b) the perpendicular bisector of AB and produce it to cut BC at I. Measure the length of
BY.

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(a)

(b)

Draw a hne AB of length 11 cm. Using a protractor, draw LABC = 55' and
LBAC = 48o. Write down
(i) the size of LACB,,
(ii) the lengths of AC and BC.
On the same diagram, construct the angle bisectors of LBAC and LABC. The two angle
bisectors meet at 7. Measure the length of CT.

39.

Draw a line PQwith length 8 cm. Construct line /, through R, the midpoint of PQ which is
perpendicular to the hne PQ. Draw line lr,,parallel to PQ which is 3 cm away from PQ.Mark
the point S, the point of intersection of lines l, and lr.

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The diagram shows the lines P8, QR and RS.


(a) Construct the angle bisectors of LQRS and LRQP.
(b) The angle bisectors in part (a) intersect at the point M.Measure and write down the size

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The diagram shows the lines AB, BC and CD.


(a) Construct the perpendicular bisectors of AB and CD.
(b) The perpendicular bisectors in part (a) intersect at the point X. Mark and label the point

(c)

X.
The perpendicular bisector of AB cuts AB at P. The perpendicular bisector of CD cuts
CD at Q. Measure and write down the size of LPXQ.

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The dia-eram shor,vs the lines AB, BC and DE.


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(ii) the perpendicular bisector of DE.
(b) The an_ele bisector of LABC intersects the perpendicular bisector "rt the point X.

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Classify special quadrilaterals based on their properties.
Solve problems involving the sum of the interior angles of an n-sided polygon.
Solve problems involving the sum of the exterior angles of an ru-sided polygon.

Construct triangles and quadrilaterals.

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A triangle is a plane figure having 3 straight sides.


It has 3 angles and 3 vertices.
angle
C
side

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To name a triangle, use the vertices in a clockwise or anticlockwise order.

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A triangle can be grouped according to the number of equal sides it contains


shown in the table below.
Equilateral triangle

Isosceles triangle

Three equal sides


(A11 angles equal to

Two equal sides


(Two base angles

60o, ao = bo = co

are equal , ao = bo.)

= 60o.)

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Scalene triangle

No equal sides
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N
angle

I One obtuse angle

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Find the values of po , q" and r".


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The exterior angle of a triangle is equal to the sum of the interior opposite angles.

La=Lb+Lc

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of A)

An exterior angle of a triangle is formed when one of the sides is


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side and the adjacent side of the triangle.

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A)

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90o

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opposite the smallest angle.
largest angle
shortest side

smallest angle

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A quadrilateral is a plane figure having 4 straight sides and 4 angles.
Examples of quadrilaterals are shown below.

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Parallelogram

Rectangle

Rhombus

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A diagonal

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The line segments AC and BD are called diagonals.

Diagonals

3.

We name the quadrilateral in a clockwise or an anticlockwise order, The above


quadrilateral can be named as ABCD or ADCB.

4.

The sum of the four angles of a quadrilateral is

La + Lb + Lc +

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Ld -360" (Z sum of quad

Find the value of xo.

Zxo+122'+118'
5xo + 240'
5x"

360' (Z sum of quad.)


360'
360" - 240"
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240

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Some quadrilaterals have special traits and they are called special names. The
properties of these special quadrilaterals are given in the table below.
Name

trapezium

Description

Example

One pair of parallel


opposite sides.

Trapezium

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Non-parallel sides are equal

sides.

in length.

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Rectangle

Two pairs of parallel opposite


sides.

Opposite sides are equal in


length.

Opposite angles are equal.

Diagonals bisect each other.

Two pairs of paralle!


opposite sides.
Opposite sides are equal in

All four

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angles.(90')

Rhombus

Diagonals are equal in

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Diagonals bisect each other.

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length.

Two pairs of parallel


opposite sides.
Four equal sides.
Opposite angles are equal.
Diagonals bisect each
other at right angles.
Diagonals bisect the

interior angles.

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LBAC _ LDAC
Two pairs of parallel
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Four equal sides.

All four angles are


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One pair of equal opposite
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Diagonals intersect at

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A parallelogram rvith 4 equal sides is a rhombus.

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=

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110"+y"+46=180o
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PQRS is a rectangle. Find the values of xo and yo.

63"

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LPSR = 90o (Zs of rectangle)


x" + 63"= 90o

xo

63"

xo=90" -63"

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y"
63"

SI = RZ (diagonals of rectangle)
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63"

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LCBD - LCDB (base Ls of isos. A)

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- 76) + 2 (L sum of A)
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QS

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= 62"

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A polygon is a closed plane figure with three or more straight sides.


E.g.

3 sides

Triangle

2.

4 sides
Quadrilateral

5 sides
Pentagon

In a convex polygon, none of its interior angles is a reflex angle. In other words,
each of the interior angles is less than 180o. In a concave polygon, one or more
interior angles are reflex angles. We will only be studying the properties of convex
polygons in this chapter.
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f,,-

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Octagon

9 sides

Nonagon

10 sides

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pentagon

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n=5.

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Sum of the interior angles of a 15-gon


= (15 - 2) x 180"

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The sum of the interior angles of an n-sided polygon is 3240". Find the value of
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Calculate the number of sides of a regular polygon with each interior angle equal
to 150'.

SOLUTION:

(a)

Sum of interior angles

(n - 2)

3240o

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3240"

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n-18+2

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Each interior angle

(n-2)x180"
n

150o

150o

= l50ll <180n-750n=360
l80n

360

Muttiply both sides by n.

- 360
n-360
-12
30

30n

The polygon has 12 sides.

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ABCDEF is a hexagon.
Find the value of x".

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xo

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+ 130' + Zxo + 105" + 125" + 150' = J20"


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r algles = 360o (ext. L sum of polygon)

The exterior angles are formed


when the sides of the PolYgon
are produced.

Exterior angles

E.g.

Two of the exterior angles of a pentagon arc 82" and 65' and the rest of
the angles are each equal to x". Find the value of xo.

Sum of exterior angles = 360" (ext. Zsum of polygon)

3x"+82o+65o = 360o <- A pentagon has 5 exterior angles.


3x" = 360o - 82" - 65'
= 213"
xo

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Find the size of each exterior angle of a regular octagon.


Sum of exterior angles = 360o (ext. Zsum of polygon)
Size of each exterior angle

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Find the values of xo and yo.

SOLUTION:
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xo=I80"-125'

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= 55o
lnterior angle + Exterior angle

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yo + 330' = 360o
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= 30"

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(a)
(b)

The exterior angle of a regular polygon is 20o. How many sides does it have?
The interior angle of a regular n-gon is 165". Find the value of n.

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360" (ext.

sum of polygon)

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- 165" (adj. Zs on a str. line)

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tt,

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ABCDEFGH and a regular hexagon
ABWXYZ which are drawn with AB as the
common line. Calculate

(a)
(b)
(c)

LBAH,
LBAZ,
LAHZ.

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_ (n-2)x 180'
120"

of,a regular n-sided polygon

An hexagon has 6 sides.


.'. tt = 6.

LHAZ=360"-135"-120" (Ls at a point)

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ABC,

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SOLUTION:
Steps

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With B as centre and radius 8 cm, draw


an arc to cut the first arc at C.

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12 cm

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size of LXZY and the length of XZ.

= 135" and YZ = 5.6 cm. Measure the

SOLUTION:
Steps

1
2

for construction:
Draw a line segment XY 7.6 cm long.
Using a protractor, draw a ray with
and LXYZ

as endpoint

=
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3,

135o.

cut the ray at Z.

Jorn

l-6cm

XZ to obtain LXYZ.

1.6 cm

By measurement, the size of LXZY ts 26 and the length of XZ rs 12.2 cm.


To construct a triangle given two angles and an included length, use a pair
compasses, a protractor and a ruler.

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lengths of PR and QR.
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Steps

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To construct a quadrilateral, use a pair of compasses, a ruler and a protractor.

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Measure the length of AC.

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cm, AD

5.4 cm and LBAD = 58o

SOLUTION:
Steps

1
2
3
.t
5

for construction:
Draw a line AB 7 cm long.

Sketch:

Draw a ray starting at A with LBAD = 58o.


With A as centre and radius 5.4 cm, draw an arc
to cut the produced arm of A at D.
With B as centre and radius 5.4 cm, draw an arc.
With D as centre and radius 7 cm, draw an arc to
cut the arc at (4) at C. Join BC, CD and AD to
obtain parallelogram ABCD.

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WORKED EXAMPLE 2:

Construct a quadrilateral ABCD such that AB

LBAD = 95" and LABC

720o

= 5 cm, AD = 6.5 cm, CD = 8.5 cm,

SOLUTION:
Steps

for construction:

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Draw a ruy beginnin g at A with LBAD = 95" '
With centre A and radius 6.5 cm, draw an arc to
cut the ray at D.
Draw a ruy beginnin g at B with LABC = 720" .
With centre D and radius 8.5 cm, draw an arc to
cut the ray at (4) at C.
Join C to D to obtain quadrilateral ABCD.

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(a) LCDG,

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(c)

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(b)

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LBCD,
LBAC.

In the diagram, AD ll EG, LDCG


xo

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the values

and zo .

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(b)
(c)

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LHFG,
/-HCB,
LABH.

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(A) LADB,
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(b) LARC,
( c)
LRSD.

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' BAF = ll2" , LCDE = 100' and LDEF = 90o. Find the values of x" , yo and z" '

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(a) LQRB,
(b) LTUD.

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In the diagram, AC ll ED and BF ll CD.


(a) Find the values of xo ,Yo and z" .
(b) State, showing your reasons whether BD is parallel to FE.

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Calculate the sum of the interior angles of a polygon with:

(a)

10 sides

(c)

24 sides

(b)

15 sides

32 sides

Calculate the size of each interior angle of a regular polygon with:

(a) 6 sides

(b)

(c)

(d) 30 sides

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(c)

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if each exterior

(a)

15"

(b)

24o

(c)

36

(d)

45"

angle is:

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(b)

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Three of the interior angles of a nonagon are each x" and the remaining interior angles
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In a pentagon, two of the interior angles are t20" and 138" and the remaining interior
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The interior angle of a regular polygon is five times its exterior angle. Find the size of
the exterior angle.

31.

Aregular polygon has n sides. The size of each interior angle is seven times the size of each
exterior size.
(a) Find the size of each exterior angle.
(b) Calculate the value of n.

32.

The diagram shows a regular octagon ABCDEFGH. Calculate

(a)
(b)
(c)

LABC,
LBAD,
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lines.

(a)
(b)
(c)

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(i)
(ii)

LBCD,
LBPC.

Name the special triangle BPC.

Find LCPQ.

ABCDEF is a regular hexagon and ABPQR is a regular pentagon. Calculate

(a)
(b)
(c)

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PQRS.... Given that LQPR = 10o, flnd
(a) the size of each interior angle of the regular polygon,
(b) the value of n,
(c) LPRS.

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The diagram shows part of a regular nonagon, PQRSTU . QR and 7S produced meet at
Calculate

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(b)
(c)

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regular n-sided polygon. QRWXY and RSUWV are regular

the value of n.

of a regular polygon. Calculate


the number of sides of the polygon,
LACD,

AB, BC, CD and DE

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(a)
(b)
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(a)
(b)
(c)

AC at

I.

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LBAC,
LCBE,,

LCYE.

The diagram shows a regular pentagon PQRST and part of a regular n-gon PQCD... AB.
Given that LABP = 156", calculate
A
(a) the value of n,
(b) LBPT,
(c) LTPC.

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(b)

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produced at M.

(a)
(b)
(c)

46.

Find

(i)
(ii)

LQRS,

LRMS.
State why MQ = MT.
Find LOTU.

In the diagram, ABCDE is a regular hexagon, CGHD and DJKE are squares and DHJ rs a
triangle.
(a) Find

(i)
(ii)

(b)

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write down the length of AC.

(b)

On the same diagram, construct the angle bisector of LBAC. The angle bisector meets
BC at X. Mark X clearly on your diagram. Hence measure the length of BX.

50. (a)
(b)
(c)
(d)

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5.2 cm, LABC = 106o and BC

LM=

8.5 cm,

6.3 cm. Measure and

LLMN = 80o andLN =

10.5 cm.
On the same diagram, construct
(i) the angle bisector of LMLN,
(ii) the perpendicular bisector of LM.
Mark and label the point X where the angle bisector of LMLN meets the perpendicular
bisector of LM.
Hence, measure and write down the length of LX.

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Given the line AB, construct LABC such that BC = 11 cm and AC = 9 cm. Measure and
write down the size of LACB.

(b)

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(i) the perpendicular bisector of AC,
(ii) the angle bisector of LACB.
The perpendicular bisector of AC cuts BC at P. Mark and label the point P.
The angle bisector of LACB cuts AB at Q. Mark and label the point Q.
Measure and write down the length CP.

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(d)
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(b)

Construct triangle PQR where eR - 9 cm and pR 10 cm.


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On the same diagram, construct

(i)
(ii)

the perpendicular bisector of

the angle bisector of

pe,

LpeR.

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The diagram shows a triangle XYZ. On the diagram, construct


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(ii) the perpendicular bisector of YZ.
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(ii)

(b)

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the perpendicular bisector of XZ.
The angle bisector intersects the perpendicular bisector at the point M. Measure and
write down the shortest distance from M to thehne XZ.

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(b)
(c)
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Construct APQR in which PQ = 9 cm, LRPO = 110o and PR = 7 cm. Measure and
write down the length of QR.
On the same diagram, construct
(i) the angle bisector of LPRQ,
(ii) the perpendicular bisector of PQ.
Mark and label the point of intersection of the constructed lines in part (b) (i) and (ii) as 7.
Measure and write down the shortest distance from 7to the line PQ.

Construct arectangle whose sides are 6.8 cm and 4.3 cm. Measure and write down the length
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On the same diagram, construct the perpendicular bisector of the line AB which cuts
CD at E. Measure and write down the length of AE.

Construct a rhombus PQRS in which PQ = 5 cm and LPQR = 110". Measure and write down
the length of each diagonal.

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Construct a trapezitm ABCD in which AB is parallel to DC, AB = 8 cm, LBAD


AD = 6.2 cm and CD - 3 .6 cm. Measure and write down the length of BD.

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62. (a)
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4.5 cm, PS = 6.5 cm,

LSPQ = 80o and LPQR = 70o.


On the same diagram, draw a line parallel to QR and passing through S to cut PQ atX.
Measure and write down the length of PX.

Construct a quadrilateral PQRS in which base PQ = 6.5 cm, LQPS = 80o, P,S = 5 .4 cm,
LPQR = 106o and LPSR = 88o. Measure and write down the length of PrR.
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(i) the perpendicular bisector of the hne PQ,

(ii)

the angle bisector of LQRS.


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BC atX. Measure and write down the size of LADX.

= 8 cm, LQRS

= 118o, RS

= 7.5 cm,

(a)

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(i) the angle bisector of LTQR,
(ii) the perpendicular bisector of RS.
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On the same diagram, construct the perpendicular bisector of CD.
The perpendicular bisector of CD cuts AC at X and CD at I. Measure and write down
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(b)

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Measure and write down the size of LABC.
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(ii) the angle bisector of LADC.
The perpendicular bisector of AB intersects the angle bisector of LADC at the point X.
Measure and write down the length of BX.

Construct the quadrilateral ABCD in which AB - 7 cm, BC = 10 cm, CD = 8 cm,


AD - 9 cm and LBAD - 70o .
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one of the interior angles of a polygon is 120" and the remaining interior angles are
each 168o, flnd the number of sides of the polygon.

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The size of three interior angles of a lO-sided polygon are I 15o, 97" and 143" respectively.
The size of each of the remaining angles is equal to xo. Find the value of xo .

(d)

Apolygon has n sides. Three of its exterior angles are 60o , 15o and 45' while the remaining
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Two interior angles of a pentagon are 135' and 147" while the remaining angles are each
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A regular polygon has 12 sides. Calculate the size of each exterior angle.

(c)

When six sides of a hexagon are produced in order, four of the exterior angles formed
are each xo and the remaining exterior angles are each (xo + 60").Find the value of xo.

In the diagram, ABCDEF is a regular hexagon and AFGHJKLM is a regular octagon. Find
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(b) LMAF,
(c) LABM.

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The diagram below is not drawn to scale. It shows a regular pentagon ABCDE and part of a
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(ii)

(b)

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the perpendicular bisector of AB.
The angle bisector of LABC and the perpendicular

(c)

Mark and label the point X.


Measure and write down the length of BX.

of AB intersect at the point X.

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(i) the angle bisector of LWYX,
(ii) the perpendicular bisector of WX.
The point Z ts equidistant from both points W and X and the lines W and I{. Mark and
label the point Z on you diagram.

Construct LABC such that AB = 9 cm, AC = 7 cm and BC = 8.5 cm.


Measure and write down the largest angle in the triangle.
On the same diagram, construct
(i) the perpendicular bisector of AB,
(ii) the angle bisector of LCAB.
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YZ = 10 cm and XY = 11 cm. Measure and write down the length of WZ.

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(ii) the perpendicular bisector of YZ.
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On your diagram, draw the perpendicular bisector of BC. The perpendicular bisector
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Construct the quadrilateral ABCD such that AB = 9 cm, BC = 6.5 cm and LABC = 1 10o .
DC ts parallel to AB and AD is parallel to BC .
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(i) the perpendicular bisector of EF,
(ii) the angle bisector of LHEF.
The perpendicular bisector of EF intersects the angle bisector of LHEF at the point X.
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(c) LQVU.

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(a)

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(ii) a line parallel to AB, passing


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point X.
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Charles, Betty and Lisa sat for a Mathematics qurz. Charles scored 17 marks more than
Lisa but 31 marks less than Betty. It is given that Charles scored x marks and Betty's
marks were twice Lisa's marks.
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Mr Lee has a collection of n toy f,gurines. Each toy flgurine costs $29. He displays the
toy flgurines in a glass cabinet costing $198.
(i) Write down an expression, in terms of n,, for the total value of the cabinet and
n toy figurines.
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(a)

(b)
(c)

8.

(i)
(ii)

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A flshmonger buys p kilograms of pomfret at $q per kilogram at the wholesale market.


He then sells them at $r per kilogram. Write down, in terms of p , q and r the amount he
earns.
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Jonathan has three parcels to post. The mass of Parcel A is x grams. The mass of Parcel B is
three times as heavy as Parcel C. The mass of Parcel C is 80 g lighter than Parcel A.
(a) Write down in terms of x
(i) the mass of Parcel B,
(ii) the mass of Parcel C.
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(c)

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Construct

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a quadrilateralABCD such that the baseAB = 9 cm and LBAD = 85o ,AD =7 cm,
75" and CD = 6.8 cm. Measure and write down the length of BC.
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Time:Lhour

Answer ALL the questions.


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1

(a)

Complete the number line below to represent all prime numbers

>

30 and

<

40.

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(b)

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A polygon has n sides. Two of its exterior angles arc 40" and 45o while the remaining
(n - 2) exterior angles are each equal to 25". Find the value of n.

Answer: (b) n =
2.

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(a)
(b)
(c)

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(-3)' x (-2)' + 18 x (-2)
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Arrange the following numbers in descending order.

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;, -8.63, -8.63, -8.6

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(b) Subtract 5f -Txy + 8 from the sum of -x' + 9xy and 3 - 2i.

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(a)

A number corrected to four signiflcant figures is 1 930 000. Write down the minimum
possible value of the number.

(b)

The number 29 899 corrected to n significant flgures is 30 000. Write down the possible
values of n.

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Given that x- -1,

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! = 4 and z= 3, find the value of the following.

- 8xz

Write down in its simplest form, the fraction which is exactly halfway between

13and- t4

15

15.

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(ii)
(b)
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(a)

(b)

10.

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(b)
(c)

3x

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(b)

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Hence, flnd the HCF and LCM of 53 - 15 and ll2 + 9.

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flashes every 15 seconds, the yellow light flashes every 20 seconds and the blue light flashes
every 35 seconds. Occasionally all the lights flash simultaneously. If all the lights flashed
simultaneously at 11 00, when is the next time the lights will flash together agatn?

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Time:

ALL the questions.


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minutes

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(a)

shown.

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figures.

0.0265'x 86.9 - (-t+.s)'


Jtg.s + V-sz.s

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PQRis atriangle in which PQ=

(5x-

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LVWA = 168o, flnd
(a) the value of n,
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of money in the coin box.
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Jason take to earn the same amount Jamie will have earned after working for half a

year?

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JJ

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(a)

Mrs Kamal bought 102 sticks of satay. Her


ate
Her daughters,Aini andAminah, '4

sons , Halim and Ham zah, ate

I "t the satay.

of what was left. Mrs Kamal and her husband

of the satay. If her husband ate twice as many as her, how many sticks of
Mrs
Kamal eat?
satay did
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low tide was 1.8 m below the mark on the sea wall. Find the difference between the high
and low tides.
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(b)

6.

In the diagram, ABDE, EFG, GHJA, FHI, CBJI and CDF are straight lines. Calculate
values of

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of the field is ( l-Lr + 26) m.
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P(2.

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PT
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H= ,.:. :o1r e the equation to flnd the value of x.

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When written

as the

product of its prime factors,

m=2'x3u,
n=2x32x7.

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(b)

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(ii)

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ABC, such that AB = 10 cm, /-ABC = 50o and BC = 8 cm. Measure


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