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# UNIFIED COUNCIL

A n I S O 9 0 0 1 : 2008 C e r t i f i e d O r g a n i s a t i o n

## NATIONAL LEVEL SCIENCE TALENT SEARCH EXAMINATION

Paper Code: UN426 (UPDATED)
Solutions for Class : 9
Mathematics
1. (A) N = 2 + 21/3 + 22/3
P
N=2+ 2 + 3 3
4 4. (A) A x B
x
N2= 32 + 3
4 S

( )
3 R
3
(N 2)3 = 2+ 34 C D
Q

( 2)
3
3
N3 3.N.2 (x 2) 23 = + 33 2
APQ + CQP = 180o
( ) ( 4)
3
3 3
3
4 2+ 4 + 3
APQ CQP
+ = 90o
2 2
N3 6N2 + 12N 8 = 2 + 3 3 8 (N2) + 4
RPQ + PQR = 90o
N3 6N2 + 12N 8 = 6 + 6(N 2)
N3 6N2 + 12N 6N = 8 6 PQR is a right angled triangle

## N3 6N2 + 6N Similarly, PQS is a right angled triangle

2. (C) Let the angles be 3x, 7x, 6x and 4x. PQRS is rectangle.
3x + 7x + 6x + 4x = 360 or 5. (A) , are the solutions of aN + bO + c = 0
20x = 360 or x = 18. The angles are 54, clearly we can write x = and O =
126, 108, 72. We see that adjacent a + b + c = 0
angles are supplementary but opposite
angles are not equal. Clearly, it is a a + b = c
trapezium.
6. (C) From right AED
3. (D) In ABC, ACB = 180 (25 + 35)
, 15m +
= 180 60
= 120 20 m 25 m

## now ACB + ACD = 180 (3 linear angles)

) Nm - 15m . 35 N *
120 + ACD = 180
50 m
ACD = 180 120 = 60
DE2 = 202 N2
N = ACD + ADC (exterior angle = sum
of its two interior non-adjacent angles) DE2 = 400 N2 (1)
N = 60 + 60 From right BCF,
N = 120 CF2 = 252 (35 N)2
CF2 = 625 (352 2(35)(N) + N2)
CF2 = 625 (1225 70N + N2)
CF2 = 625 1225 + 70N + N2

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CF2 = 600 + 70N N2 (2) 11. (A) Let f(N) = pN2 + 5N + r
but DE2 = CF2 Given, (N 2) is a factor of f(N)
So, 400 N2 = 600 + 70N N2 f(N) = 0 p(2)2 + 5(2) + r = 0
400 = 600 + 70N 4p + r + 10 = 0 (1)
400 + 600 = 70N 1
and also, N is a factor of f(x)
1000 100 2
N= = in (1)
70 7 1 1 1
2

2 f2 = 0 p + 52 + r = 0
100 10000 2
(1) DE = 400
2
= 400
7 49 p 5
+ +r=0
19,600 10000 4 2
=
49 p + 10 + 4r
=0
4
9600 9600 40 6
DE2 = DE = =
49 49 7 p + 4r + 10 = 0 (2)
1 1
Now, trapezium area = h (a + b) = from (1) & (2)
2 2
40
20
20 6 4p + r + 10 = p + 4r + 10
6 (50 + 15) = 65
7 7 4p p = 4r r
1300 3p = 3r
= 6 m 2.
7 p=r
(n 2) 180O 12. (B) According to the mid-point theorem,
7. (D) 3 Interior angle =
n
In ACD,
O
360 PQ || AC
and exterior angle =
n [Since, P and Q are mid-points of
(n 2) 180 360
Now, =120 1
n n and PQ = AC
(n 2) 180 360 = 120 n 2
180 n 360 360 = 120 n PQ 1
=
60 n = 720 AC 2
n = 12 Now, PQ : AC = 1 : 2
8. (B) Since, CE || BA and AC is transversal. 13. (B) Let 5, 3 R+

ACE = BAC = 60
O here 5 > 3 but 5 < 3
From the above if N > O then N < O
[alternate angles]
(This means when a negative value is
ACD = ACE + ECD multiplied on both sides of inequality
= 60 + 65 = 125 then the inequality symbol changes).
14. (A) According to SAS congruency criteria.
Now, ACB = 180O ACD
15. (C) CDE
= 180 125 = 55
9. (A) Angles in the same segment are equal. D + C + DEC = 180O

## BAD = BCD = 30 Now, DEC = 180O 130O = 50O

In CBP, C + B + P = 180 [by linear pair]
CBP = 105 D = 180O (50O + 20O ) = 110O
10. (A) Given equation is A = D = 110O
k + 64 8 = 2 [since, angles in the same segment of a
k = 28 circle are equal]
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16. (B) Equation of the line passing through (2, 19. (C) Given N = 2 + 3
8) and (5, 7)
(N N 1) (O 2 O1) = (O O 1) (N 2 N 1) 1 1
=
N 2+ 3
(N + 2) (7 8) = (O 8) (5 + 2)
(N + 2) (1) = (O 8) (7)

1
=
(
2 3 ) =
2 3
N + 2 = 7O + 56
N + 7O = 56 2
N (
2+ 3 2 3)( ) 2
2 ( 3)
2

N + 7O = 54
2 3 2 3
= =
43 1
N O
+ =1
54 54 1
= 2 3
7 N
N intercept = (54, 0) 1 1
2

Now, N + 2 = N + 2
2
54 N N
   O intercept = 0,
7
( ) ( )
2

## Hence, it cuts both the axes. = 2 + 3 + 2 3 2

17. (C) Let initial surface area = N sq.units 2
= 2 + 3 + 2 3 2
N N
V 1 = initial volume = cu.units
6 6 = (4)2 2
2 N
3 6a = N a = = 16 2
6
surface area increased by 1%. = 14.
N 20. (A) From right ABD,
new surface area = N +
100 BD = 122 + 52 = 144 25 = 169
101 N
= sq.units = 13 cm
100

101N 101 N 1
V 2 = new volume = right ABD area = 5 12 = 30 cm2
6000 6 2
cu.units 3
equilateral BDC area = 132
4
increase percent in volume
169
V2 V1 = 3
= 100 4
V1
101 N Area of quadrilateral ABCD
101 N N N 6 6
= 6000 100
6 6 6 N N = Area of ABD + Area of BDC
169
101 101 1000 = 30 + 3
= 4
10
120 + 169 3
= 10.1 =
101 100 4
= 1.5%.
18. (Del) =
1
4
(120 + 169 3 ) cm 2

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21. (A) According to the question, 25. (B) Let three sides of the triangle be a = 26
cm ; b = 28 cm and c = 30 cm
2(1) + ( + 8) 2 = 32
Area of triangle = s (s a)(s b )(s c )
2 + 2 + 16 = 32 4 = 16
a+b +c
=4 s=
2
22. (B) Let edge of square field be a. 26 + 28 + 30
=
Distance covered by Edward = a + a = 2a 2
= 42 cm
Distance covered by Misha = a2 + a2 = 2a
= 42 (42 26 )(42 28 )(42 30 )
2a
Required percentage = 100 = 336 cm2
2a
but given parallelogram area = triangle
71% area
a2b2 b2 c2 a2 c2 b h = 336
x1/a b a x1/b c b x1/c ac
23. (D) 1/b 1/c 1/a 336
x x x b = 28 28 h = 336 h = = 12
28
a2b2 b2c2 a2c2
Hence, height = 12 cm.
1 1 1 1 1 1
b a c b ac
Physics
= x a b
x b c
x c a

26. (A) Since the speed of sound in water is 1500
m/s, in 0.5 seconds the wave travels 750
am mn metres. This is the distance from the
3 n = a surface to the bottom of the seabed and
a back to the surface. The depth of the sea
750
a2b2 b2 c2 a2 c2 is therefore = 375 metres.
b a
b a c b
c b ac
ac 2
= x ab
x bc
x ac
27. (C) When the ball is being released in
vacuum, the ball has an initial speed of
0 m s1 and an acceleration of 10 m s2.
= x ab xbc x ca
There is no air resistance in vacuum and
therefore the gravitational acceleration is
= x ab + b c + ca 3 am an = am+n
constant throughout the journey. With
24. (C) Diagonal of a square = 2 the constant acceleration on the ball, the
ball increases its speed at a constant rate
Length of side of square = 2 of 10 m s2 (constant acceleration).
28. (D) If the mass of liquid is 1 g and the volume
Now, length of rectangle = 3 2 is 1 cm3, the density is 1 g/cm3. When the
mass of a liquid is doubled (i.e., 2 g) and
and breadth of rectangle = 2 2
the volume of a liquid is also doubled
Diagonal of rectangle (i.e., 2 cm3) then the density= 2/ 2 = 1 g/
cm3, remains unchanged.
= (3 2)2 + (2 2)2 29. (D) p = mv = quantity of motion in the body.
Clearly, p is doubled, when either m is
= 18 + 8 = 26 doubled or v is doubled.
30. (A) Noise is an unpleasant loud sound such
as a jet plane taking off. The other sounds
are comparatively less noisy and are used
as warning signals.

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31. (B) The tenth floor is at a distance of 10 3 (iii) From C to A, Speed = 3 V
= 30 metres from the ground floor. The lift
travels this distance in 20 seconds. As 180 2R
Distance = 2R =
360 2
distance
Speed =
time D 2R
Time = =
30 m S 2 3V
= 1.5 m / s.
20 s Average speed for total journey
32. (A) As the plum falls off a branch to the
Total Distance 2R
ground, its speed increases and thus its = =
Total taken 2 R 2 R 2 R
kinetic energy also increases. However, as + +
its height decreases so does its 6V 6V 6V
2R
gravitational potential energy. = =2 V
6 R
33. (C) u = 6 m s1
6V
v=0
t = 3 seconds. 41. (D) As per the given figure in the question,
Acceleration point P is pivoted and the direction is
downward. Point Q is also pivoted and
v u 0 6 directed upward. The extreme end has a
a= = = 2 m s 2 .
t 3 man of weight 800 N standing on the
Force = m a = 4 2 = 8 N diving board that is balanced. Directions
34. (C) If the compression travels along the of P and Q are opposite and balanced as
length of the spring, then the wave is a the forces at P and Q are equal to 800 N.
longitudinal wave. Force at Q is 800 N up and weight of man
35. (B) v = u + at = 0 + 17.5 (8 60) standing on the diving board is also 800
N up.
= 8400 m s1
42. (A) As more and more volume of an object is
36. (D) Statements (A) and (B) are true of weight
immersed in water, the apparent weight
and mass. The units of weight and force
of the object goes on decreasing and it
are same i.e., newton. The unit of mass
becomes more and more lighter. Once the
is kilogram.
object is completely immersed in the
37. (C) Work done = 600 N20 m = 12 000 J = 12 kJ. liquid (water), then further lowering it in
38. (D) All the three coal, petrol and sweet the liquid (water) does not make it any
release energy as they have chemical more lighter. It means that the maximum
potential energy. Coal and petrol release loss in weight of an object takes place
their energy on burning and sweets when it is fully immersed in a liquid
contain carbohydrates which release (water). Spring balance P shows the
energy in the body. smallest reading.
39. (D) When the cork is floating, its weight is 43. (A) Frequency of sawing is 2 x 55 = 110 per
balanced by the upthrust. Therefore, net second. The wavelength is given by
force on the cork is zero.
speed 330
40. (A) = = 3 metres.
frequency 110
(i) From A to B, Speed = V
44. (C) There are two reaction forces because
60 2R there are two legs in contact with the floor.
Distance = 2R =
360 6 Although the total reaction force acting on
the mans legs is 600 N, this force is evenly
D 2R distributed among the two legs. The force
Time = =
S 6V on each leg is therefore 300 N.
(ii) From B to C, Speed = 2 V
120 2R
Distance = 2R =
360 3
D 2R
Time = =
S 3 2V
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45. (A) The handle of a school bag is made of Chemistry
thick cloth (canvas) so that the weight of 51. (A) Since X has 11 protons, it also has 11
bag may fall over a large area of the electrons, with a configuration of 2.8.1.
shoulder of the child producing less Hence, X forms X + ion with nucleon
pressure on the shoulder. And due to less number of 12 + 11 (23).
pressure, it is more comfortable to carry
52. (A) The number of moles of hydrogen gas =
the heavy school bag. On the other hand,
2/2 = 1; and the number of moles of
if the school bag handle is made thin,
methane = 16/16 = 1. Therefore, the ratio
then the weight of school bag will fall
of volumes is 1 : 1 for hydrogen and
over a small area of the shoulder. This will
methane respectively.
produce a large pressure on the shoulder
of the child and it will become very 53. (B) The mass of an object is the amount of
painful to carry the heavy school bag. matter the object has.
As P floats on R but Q floats on P, P has
46. (A) 2 kg = 20 N. Energy used (250 J) = force
a smaller mass than R but a greater mass
(20 N) distance in metres. The distance
than Q. Hence, R has the greatest mass
250
is = 12.5 m. among P, Q and R.
20
As R floats on S, S has a greater mass than
The stone thrown up reaches a height of R. Hence, S has the greatest mass among
12.5 m before it returns to the ground. the four liquids.
47. (B) The objects echo is reflecting off in 3
54. (D) Mr of A l 2O3 = 2(27) + 3(16) = 102
seconds away (half of the 6 seconds).
Therefore, 3 330 m = 990 m = approx. 1 km 2 27 204
Mass of A l = = 108 g.
48. (A) Centripetal force is the force acting 102
towards the centre of a circle. The 55. (B) When a solution does not dissolve any
gravitational force between the sun and more solute (sugar) it is said to be
the earth provides the necessary saturated.
centripetal force. In the solar system, Option (A): Insoluble means a solid that
planets move in almost circular orbits will not dissolve in a particular solvent.
around the sun. A force (called centripetal
Option (C): Soluble means a solid that will
force) is needed to make an object move
dissolve in a solvent.
in a circular orbit (or circular path). In the
case of planets moving around the sun, Option (D): Unsaturated means a solution
the centripetal force is provided by the in which more solute will dissolve in a
gravitational force of the sun. solvent.
49. (D) During photosynthesis, the green leaves 56. (C) Lighter gases diffuse faster.
of plants change light from the sun into Mr of C l 2 = 2 x 35.5 = 71
chemical energy (sugars and starch). Mr of CO2 = 12 + 2 x 16 = 44
50. (A) As per the given question and figure, the Mr of CH4 = 12 + 4 x 1 = 16
block on the slope is balanced, otherwise Mr of N2 = 2 x 14 = 28
it will move down. The labelled upward
57. (D) For calcium, P = 20, E = 20, N = 20.
arrow Z clearly indicates frictional force
Therefore, the following relationships
acting opposite to the motion of block.
are true: P = N, E = N and 2E = P + N
58. (B) Solution in beaker 2 has the most
concentrated salt solution as the
concentration of the solution is 16 g/100
cm 3.
59. (C) Boron and carbon, both have 6 neutrons.
Option (A): Carbon has 6 neutrons and
nitrogen has 7 neutrons.
Option (B): Lithium has 4 neutrons and
beryllium has 5 neutrons.
Option (D): Oxygen has 8 neutrons and
fluorine has 10 neutrons.

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60. (D) Only CO 2 (Carbon dioxide) and CaCl 2 67. (D) Molecules in a solid are held together by
(Calcium chloride) contain three atoms. strong intermolecular forces as they are
in fixed position. Liquids diffuse slowly
CaO (calcium oxide) contains 2 atoms
because intermolecular distances are
(calcium and oxygen).
small. Hence, the molecules in liquids
61. (D) Diffusion is the movement of particles vibrate and undergo large number of
from a region of higher concentration to collisions with the neighbouring
a region of lower concentration. molecules or slide over one another
62. (B) Copper is an element; air is a mixture; easily. The particles in liquids move slowly
Copper (II) sulphate is a compound. than the particles in gases, so diffusion in
liquid is slower than that in gases.
Option (A): Has no element
68. (D) Chromatography can be used to
Options (C) and (D): Has no mixture determine the identity of the illegal
63. (C) Ammonia gas NH3 contains 4 atoms (1N colour additive.
and 3H) Options (A), (B) and (C): These methods
Option (A): Ammonia gas NH 3 has two cannot accurately determine the identity
elements (nitrogen and hydrogen) of the illegal additive.
Option (B): Ammonia gas NH 3 has 69. (A) CuO (Copper oxide) contains only 2 atoms
molecules with two elements (nitrogen but H2O and CO2 contain 3 atoms.
and hydrogen) Option (B): All the three molecules
Option (D): The size of atoms cannot be (CO, O2, MgO) contain 2 atoms.
determined from the chemical formula.
Option (C): All the three molecules
64. (A) In a gas (air), the particles are the farthest
apart. (NH3, PC l 3, H2O2) contain 4 atoms.

Options (B), (C) and (D): All of these are Option (D): All the three molecules
liquids (water, molten iron and liquefied (N2O, NO2, O3) contain 3 atoms.
perfume) and therefore the particles are
70. (C) The room temperature is less than +58C,
more closely packed together as
so the substance is in the solid state.
compared to the particles in gases.
Hence, the particles are packed closely
65. Delete together in a regular pattern. A solid
66. (B) Sodium and Chlorine are the elements substance sublimes to a gas at +56 C. The
present in the compound sodium gaseous vapours of the substance lose
chloride. kinetic energy and heat to the
surroundings by cooling and convert back
Option (A): Hydrogen (not nitrogen) and to solid at room temperature. The
oxygen are the elements present in gaseous particles of the substances
water. rearrange to form solid again.
Option (C): Sulfur and oxygen (not oxide)
are the elements present in sulfur
dioxide
Option (D): Copper and sulfur (not
sulfide) are the elements present in
copper sulfide.

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Biology 82. (D) Azotobacter is a free living nitrogen fixing
bacteria and nitrosomonas is a nitrifying
71. (C) Root hair cells have a long, narrow
bacteria that play an important role in
cytoplasmic extension to speed up the
providing nitrogen to plants.
uptake of ions and water into roots.
83. (D) The basic objective of Pulse Polio
72. (B,C) Mitochondria and chloroplasts contains
Immunisation Programme is to immunise
DNA and RNA that help them to multiply
those children who are not earlier
on their own. Hence, they are called
immunised or who are partially
semi-autonomous organelles.
immunised. To boost the immunity of
73. (B) Bacteria is an unicellular prokaryote with children already immunised. To remove
a cell wall and lacks membrane bound cell the disease-causing virus from the
organelles. It belongs to monera. environment.
74. (D) Y in the given cells is nucleus. Nucleus 84. (B) Niacin - Pellagra, Vitamin C - Scurvy,
controls the activities in the cells. Vitamin K - Bleeding, Protein -
Kwashiorkor, Vitamin A - Xerophthalmia.
75. (D) Golgi apparatus play an important role in
the storage, packing and secretion of cell 85. (B) Sunflower is an oil yielding plant.
products and repairing of broken 86. (C) Pteridophytes are vascular cryptogams.
membranes of lysosomes, cell wall and
plasma membrane. 87. (A) In the given figure P is nucleus. Nucleus
controls all the activities of the cell.
76. (A) Typhoid, tuberculosis and diptheria are
bacterial diseases. 88. (C) Lizards grow their lost tails by
regeneration.
77. (C) Phloem is a food conducting tissue. It
transports food made in leaves to other 89. (D) Lizards are cold blooded animals which do
parts of the plant. not have a constant body temperature.

78. (A) Sea anemones are classified in the 90. (A) The correct sequence is
phylum cnidaria. Q R P S
79. (C) Spinach is a leaf part that contains green 91. (B) 92. (B) 93. (C)
pigment called chloroplast. Leucoplasts
94. (D) 95. (C) 96. (B)
are found in storage organs like potato
tuber. Chromoplasts are coloured plastids 97. (C) 98. (A) 99. (B) 100. (C)
found in fruits and flowers.
80. (A) Liver stores food in the form of glycogen.
81. (C) The given figure shows mixed cropping.
It helps in maintaining soil fertility and
makes better use of resources.

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