# Mathematics Paper 1 (English Version) (1)

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2019-2020 Mock Examination
Form 6 Mathematics Paper 1
Time Limit：08:30 – 10:45 am (2 hours 15 minutes)
Name：_____________________
Class：______ Class No.：_____
Marks：
Date ： 2020 – 02 – 25
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2020-DSE
MATH CP
PAPER 1
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MATHEMATICS Compulsory Part
PAPER 1
Candidate
Number
(2&frac14; hours)
This paper must be answered in English
INSTRUCTIONS
1.
After the announcement of the start of the examination, you
should first write your Candidate Number in the space
provided on Page 1 and stick barcode labels in the spaces
provided on Pages 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 (if any).
2.
This paper consists of THREE sections, A(1), A(2) and B.
3.
Attempt ALL questions in this paper.
in the spaces provided in this Question-Answer Book. Do
not write in the margins. Answers written in the margins will
not be marked.
4.
Graph paper and supplementary answer sheets will be
supplied on request.
the question number box and stick a barcode label on each
sheet, and fasten them with string INSIDE this book.
5.
Unless otherwise specified, all working must be clearly
shown.
6.
Unless otherwise specified, numerical answers should be
either exact or correct to 3 significant figures.
7.
The diagrams in this paper are not necessarily drawn to scale.
8.
NO extra time will be given to candidates for sticking on the
barcode labels or filling in the question number boxes after
the ‘Time is up’ announcement.
Subject: Mathematics Paper I
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SECTION A(1) (35 marks)
a7 a 3
1. Simplify 2 ( )
b b
2.
3.
x
Make x the subject of the formula z = x  2y + 4 .
(3 marks)
(3 marks)
Factorize
(a) 4a2 – 9b2,
(b) 4a2 – 9b2 – 6a + 9b.
(3 marks)
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4.
(a)
Solve the inequality
1  7x
4
&gt;
4x + 19
3
.
(b) Find the number of integers satisfying both the inequalities
1  7x
4
&gt;
4x + 19
3
and 5x + 15  0 .
(4 marks)
5.
(a) A man intends to deposit \$50000 in a bank for 7 years at an interest rate of 2% per annum
on simple interest. Find the total interest earned after 7 years.
(b) The bank now provides a new savings plan with an interest rate of 1.8% per annum
compounded yearly. Will he receive a larger interest by using the new plan? Explain your
(4 marks)
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6.
The ratio of the number of apples to that of oranges in a bag is 7 : 2 . If 3 apples are taken out
and 7 oranges are put into the bag, the ratio of the numbers becomes 5 : 3 . Find the number of
apples in the bag originally.
(4 marks)
7.
The weights of three goods are 61450 g , 48900 g and 58530 g , correct to the nearest 10 g .
(a) Find the upper limit of the sum of the actual weights of the three goods.
(b) It is known that the maximum load of a lift is 170 kg , correct to the nearest kg . Determine
whether the lift will overload if all the three goods are placed into the lift. Explain your answer.
(4 marks)
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8.
In a polar coordinate system, O is the pole. The polar coordinates of point Q are (6, 48). P
and R lies on the same polar coordinate plane such that OPQR is a rhombus and PR = 6√3 .
(a) Describe the geometric relationship between PR and OQ .
(b) If the polar angle of P is greater than 90 but less than 180 , find the polar coordinates of P .
(5 marks)
9.
In the figure, AB // CD .
BAE = 28&deg; and CDE = 112&deg; .
A
B
E
C
D
(a) Find AED .
(b) If DE is produced to cut AB at F and DAE is twice of BAE , prove that DAF is
similar to AEF .
(5 marks)
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SECTION A(2) (35 marks)
10. The time (in minutes) of doing homework of 18 students is represented by the stem-and-leaf
diagram below.
Stem (10 mins) Leaf (min)
5 x 6 7
6 1 5 5 6 7 9
7 1 3 4 5 y
8 0 1 2 4
It is known that the range and the mean of the time of doing homework are 29 minutes and 70
minutes respectively.
(a) Find the values of x and y .
(2 marks)
(b) Find the inter-quartile range of the time of doing homework.
(1 mark)
(c) The time of doing homework of 2 more students is added. If both the mean and the median
are not changed, is it possible that the interquartile range remains unchanged? Explain your
(3 marks)
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11. Let f(x) = (x – a)2  1 – a2, where a is a constant.
(a) Does the graph of y = f(x) cut the x-axis? Explain your answer.
(3 marks)
(b) It is given that the graph of y = f(x) passes through (a, –10) and its vertex lies on Quadrant
IV. Find the value of a .
(3 marks)
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12. The straight line L1: 2x + 5y + k = 0 passes through A(6, 20) , where k is a constant.
the straight line L2: x  2y + 26 = 0.
(a) Find the coordinates of G .
G lies on
It is given that AG is perpendicular to L1 .
(4 marks)
(b) P and Q are two different points on the y-axis.
PAQ .
Find the ratio of the areas of PGQ and
(2 marks)
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13. Figure (a) shows an inverted right circular conical vessel made by soft plastic sheet. The height of
the vessel is 27 cm. The dotted circle XY is parallel to the base circle AB . A , X and V lie on
a straight line and AX : XV = 1 : 2 . Someone pushes up the lower portion VXY of the cone along
circle XY to form the new vessel in Figure (b).
vessel and the vessel is just filled completely.
He then pours 900 cm3 of milk into the new
V
A
B
X
A
Y
B
X
V
Figure (a)
Y
Figure (b)
(a) Find the original volume of the vessel VAB in Figure (a) in terms of  .
(5 marks)
(b) Someone claims that the area of the wet curved surface of the new vessel in Figure (b) is at least
1200 cm2 . Do you agree?
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(2 marks)
14. Let f(x) = ax3 – 5x2 + b , where a and b are constants.
When f(x) is divided by x , the
remainder is 2 . It is given that f(x)  (x  1)(lx + mx + n), where l , m and n are constants.
(a) Find l , m and n .
(4 marks)
2
(b) It is given that g(x) is the sum of two parts, where one part varies as x3 and the other part
varies as x2 . It is given that g(3) = 72 and g(–1) = 8 .
(i) Find g(x) .
(ii) Someone claims that the equation f(x) = g(x) has only one real root.
Do you agree?
(6 marks)
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Section B (35 marks)
15. Let a and b be constants.
Denote the graph of y  a  logb x by G.
G passes through the point (256, 3). Express x in terms of y.
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The x-intercept of G is 4 and
(5 marks)
16. The password of a computer consists of 2 upper case letters followed by 4 digits.
(a) If repeated use of characters is allowed, how many different passwords are possible if there are
no restrictions?
(1 mark)
(b) If repeated use of characters is NOT allowed, how many different passwords are possible if the
first character must be neither ‘I’ nor ‘O’ and the last character must not be less than 7 ?
(2 marks)
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17. For a positive integer n, let an denote the maximum number of regions obtained when a circle is cut
by n straight lines. The figures below illustrate the cases for n = 1, 2 and 3.
a1 = 2
a2 = 4
a3 = 7
(a) Write down the value of a4.
(1 mark)
(b) By observing the value of an+1 – an for n = 1, 2, 3, or otherwise, deduce that an 
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n2  n  2
.
2
(4 marks)
18. In the figure, ABC is a triangular ground, AD is a vertical pole.
E is the foot of perpendicular from
A to BC.
(a) Prove that DE  BC.
(2 marks)
D
(b) It is given that AB = 3 m, AC = 2 m, BAC = 60 and AD = 1 m.
(i)
Find the angle between the planes BCD and ABC.
B
(ii) F is a variable point on BC.
(1) Show that AFD ≤ AED.
A
(2) Find the smallest possible value of AFD.
E
(9 marks)
C
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19. A point X moves such that it keeps a constant distance of 1 unit from a fixed point I (1, 1).
(a) Describe the locus of the point X.
(1 mark)
(b) The locus of the point X touches OA, OB and AB at P, Q and R respectively, where the
coordinates of O, A and B are (0, 0), (4, 0) and (0, 3) respectively.
(i)
Prove that OPIQ is a square.
(ii) A student claims that the point R is the circumcentre of OAB. Do you agree?
Explain