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BOARD PREPARATORY EXAM

SUBJECT– MATHEMATICS
SESSION 2019-20
Maximum Marks : 80 Class –X Time : 3 Hours
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
(i) All the questions are compulsory.
(ii) The question paper consists of 40 questions divided into 4 sections A, B, C, and D.
(iii) Section A comprises of 20 questions of 1 mark each.
Section B comprises of 6 questions of 2 marks each.
Section C comprises of 8 questions of 3 marks each.
Section D comprises of 6 questions of 4 marks each.
(iv) There is no overall choice. However, an internal choice has been provided in two
questions of 1 mark each, two questions of 2 marks each, three questions of 3 marks
each, and three questions of 4 marks each. You have to attempt only one of the
alternatives in all such questions.
(v) Use of calculators is not permitted.
Section – A
Directions (1 to 10) : are multiple choice questions. Select the most appropriate answer from the given options.
2x  5y 4x  5y
1. The solution of the system of equations  6 and  3  0 is [1]
xy xy
(A) x = 1, y = 2 (B) x = 0, y = 0 (C) x = –1, y = 2 (D) x = 2, y = 1

If tan  + cot  = 4, then tan  + cot  = ?

4 4
2. [1]
(A) 196 (B) 194 (C) 192 (D) 190

3. Which of the following is a solution of the quadratic equation 2x2 + x – 6 = 0? [1]

3
(A) x = 2 (B) x = –12 (C) x = (D) x = –3
2

4. The pair of linear equations –x + y = 3 and 3x – 2y = 4 are [1]

(A) consistent (B) inconsistent (C) quadratic (D) not defined

(1 + tan )sin 

2 2
5. [1]
(A) sin  (B) cos  (C) tan  (D) cot 
2 2 2 2

6. Find the value of x for which PQ || RS in figure. [1]

P
R
x+3 x–1

x+1 x–3 T

S
Q
(A) 3 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 6
7. The height of a right circular cone is 15 m and its slant height is 17 m then the volume is approx : [1]
3 3 3 3
(A) 900 m (B) 925 m (C) 1005.7 m (D) 936 m

8. The ratio between the volume of two spheres is 8 : 27. The ratio of their surface areas is : [1]
(A) 2 : 3 (B) 4 : 5 (C) 5 : 6 (D) 4 : 9
2 2
9. For what value of k will x – (3k – 1) x + 2k + 2k = 11 have equal roots? [1]
(A) 9, –5 (B) – 9, 5 (C) 9, 5 (D) –9, –5

10. The distance between the points (a cos + b sin, 0) and (0, a sin – b cos) is [1]
a b
2 2 2 2 2 2
(A) a + b (B) a + b (C) a – b (D)

Direction: (Q.11 to Q.15) Fill in the blanks:

11. The list of numbers –10, –6, –2, 2 is an AP with d ______ . [1]
12. The value of the expression (cos 80° – sin 10°) is _______ . [1]
13. If the mode and median of n observations are 1400 and 1500 respectively, then its mean is ______. [1]
14. The maximum volume of a cone that can be made out of a solid hemisphere of radius r is ______ . [1]

Direction: (16 to 20) Answer the following :

16. Find the value of k, when the distance between the points (3, 2k) and (4, 1) is 10 units. [1]

17. What is the probability of an impossible event and a sure event? [1]
Or
What is the probability that a number selected from the numbers (1, 2, …. 15) is a multiple of 4?
18. Find the distance between the points A(8, –2) and B(13, –6). [1]
19. Find the area of a sector of a circle, when the radius of the circle is 21 cm and angle of the sector is 60°.
22
(Use  = ) [1]
7
1  cot 2 A
20.  ? [1]
1  tan2 A

Section – B
p
21. Express 3.423 in the form , where p and q are integers and q  0. [2]
q
Or
If the HCF of 65 and 117 is expressed in the form of 65m – 117, then find the value of m.

22. In the given figure DA  AB, CB  AB and OM  AB . If AO = 5.4 cm, OC = 7.2 cm and BO = 6 cm, then
the length of DO is: [2]

23. How many terms of the AP : 9, 17, 25, …. must be taken to give a sum of 636? [2]

2
24. The sum of the radii of two circles is 7 cm, and the difference of their circumferences is 8 cm. Find the
circumferences of the circles. [2]
25. For the following data, find the mode. [2]
Class intervals 1--3 3--5 5--7 7--9 9--11
Frequency 14 16 4 4 2

26. In the given figure, ABC is right angled at B such that BC = 6 cm and AB = 8 cm. A circle with centre O has been
inscribed inside the triangle. OP  AB, OQ  BC and OR  AC. If OP = OQ = OR = x cm, then x = ? [2]
A

R
8 cm x
P x O
x
C
B Q
6 cm

Section – C
27. Solve the following system of equations graphically : [3]
x + 2y = 4
4x + 3y = 10

RQ RS
28. In the given figure, P = RTS. Show that : RPQ ~ RTS and  . [3]
RP RT
R

P Q
Or
State and prove the Pythagoras Theorem.

29. In the given figure, O is the centre of a circle with radius 5 cm. If T is a point such that OT = 13 cm, then find
the length of AB. [3]
P A
5 cm
O T
E
5 cm
B
Q
4 3 2 2
30. If the polynomial x – 6x + 16x – 25x + 10 is divided by another polynomial x – 2x + k, then remainder
comes out to be (x + a), find k and a. [3]
Or
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If ,  are the zeroes of the polynomial p(x) = 2x + 5x + k satisfying the relation  +  +  =
2 2 2
, then
4
find the value of k for this to be possible.

1 1 1 1
31. Solve for x :    ; a  0, b  0, x  0. [3]
a b x ab x
3
th th th th
32. The sum of the 4 and 8 term of an AP is 24 and the sum of the 6 and 10 term is 44. Find the first
three terms of the AP. [3]

33. A card is drawn at random from well shuffled deck of playing cards. Find the probability that the card
drawn is :
(i) a king or a jack (ii) a non-ace
(iii) a red card (iv) neither a king nor a queen

34. If D(3,–1), E(2, 6) and F(–5, 7) are the midpoint of the sides of ABC, the area of the triangle is : [3]

Section – D
35. Construct a triangle similar to ABC with sides BC = 6 cm and AB = AC = 4 cm such that each of its
3
side is times of the corresponding sides of ABC and justify your answer. [4]
5

36. The angle of elevation of the top of a tower from certain point is 30°. If the observer moves 20 m towards
the tower, the angle of elevation of the top increases by 15°. Find the height of the tower. [4]

37. Prove that : sin (1 + tan) + cos (1 + cot) = sec + cosec. [4]
Or

2 2 2 2 2
If tan + sin = m and tan – sin = n, then show that (m – n ) = 16 mn or (m – n ) = 4 mn .

38. Using Euclid’s division algorithm, find the HCF of 243 and 625. Verify that LCM × HCF = product of the two
number. [4]

39. In a retail market, a retailer was selling pencils kept in packed boxes. These boxes contained varying
number of pencils. The following was the distribution of pencils according to the number of boxes :
Number of Pencils 50-52 53-55 56-58 59-61 62-64
Number of boxes 15 110 135 115 25
Find the mean number of pencils kept in a packed box. Using step deviation method. [4]

40. A solid is in the form of a right circular cylinder mounted on a solid hemisphere of radius 14 cm. The radius of
the base of the cylindrical part is 14 cm and the vertical height of the complete solid is 28 cm. Find the
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volume of the solid. (Use  = ) [4]
7
Or
Carpenter made a wooden article by scooping out a hemisphere from each end of a solid cylinder as shown.
3.5 cm

20 cm

3.5 cm
If the height of the cylinder is 20 cm and radius of the base is 3.5 cm, find the total surface area of the
article.