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# Suggested Solutions to Past CXC

Examination Papers

2005-2010

## Compiled By Experienced CXC Instructors

Page

Solution
Paper 2 - 2005

Paper 2 - 2006

15

Paper 2 - 2007

31

Paper 2 - 2008

47

Paper 2 - 2009

63

Paper 2 - 2010

80

Mathematics
General Proficiency
May 2005

1.

a)
=
=

21

10

63-50
15

-- 13/15

b)

i)

ii)

A:

## 12.50 x 3 = \$37.50 'v

B:

\$33.90
--

c:

--

D:

15
X
100

=\$li.25

\$31.00
\$6.20

=5
108.28 = \$16.24

6 x 0.75 = \$4.50
6 x 0.40 = \$2.40
Total spent = \$5.88

necessary

## (Difference: \$6.90 - \$5.88

in this case.

= \$1.02)

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a)

ab(5a

ii)
iii)

(3k-l)
(3k+ 1)
2yL4y-y+
2
2y(y - 2) -l(y - 2)
(2y -1) (y - 2)

b)

## 6xz - 8x + lSx -20

6xz + 7x - 20

c)

i)

2(x - 3)
= 2x-6

ii)

x + x - 3 + 2x - 6 = 39
4 x - 9 = 39
4x =48
x = 12

i)

3x

3.

+ b)

i)

a)

x = 24
4x=24
x=6

~ students

b)

in this case.

ii)

## Student who take drama only

7 + x
:. 7 + 6 = 1.3. students take only Drama.

i)

y- 5
2

2
= -(x
+ 3)
3

y='3x+2+S
2

y='3x+7

y=mx+c
or

5=-(-3)+c
3

= -2 + c

c=7
ii)
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2 x - 3y = 0

Y = -x
3

+7

-3y = -2x
y=Y
m

-2x
-3
2
-X
3

x +7
3

4.

a)

= rr(7.5)2
= 176.79 em-

## Area of medium pizza = rr(152)

= 707.14em2
707.14
176.79

=4

The medium pizza is more than twice as large as the small pizza. It is four
times as large.

b)

SIzeo

f1-0

f me diIUmplzza=--=
.
707.14
3

23571
. em 2

235.71
15.95

= 14.78 em2/\$

= 176.79
= 13.65
12.95

em2/\$

## Therefore, it is better to buy a slice of medium pizza, rather than a small

pizza.

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5.

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axis.
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c)

1.8

tan a =2

a = tan"! 0.9
a = 42

6.

a)

i)

= 57

## Then x = 180 - (57 + 80)

= 43

b)

ii)

DAB=108-57
= 51
Then y = 360 - (51 + 57 + 90)
= 360 -198
= 162

i)

32 + (-3)2 = 9 + 9

=18
ii)

Ifx
Yzy + 5
x-5=Yzy
y=2(x-5)
r1(x) = 2x -10
rl(6) = 2(6) -10
12 -10
=~

iii)

fg(x) = 1fzX2 + 5
f g(2) = 1fz(22) + 5
=Yz(4)+5
=2+5

=Z
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7.

a)

## Cumulative Frequency Table showing the height of applicants

Height/ern

Cumulative Frequency

\$155

10

\$160

65

\$165

170

\$170

280

\$175

360

\$180

390

\$185

400

## Cumulative Frequency Curve of Heights of Applicants

y

400

3!lO

300

250

~
Q

200

',.~"

150

100

50

!SS

16S

110
H.ipt

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b)

8.

a)

i)

275 applicants

ii)

167 em

iii)

162.5 em

iv)

95
400

i)
(4

ii)

103

72)

+ (3

x 6)

+2

216

(8 X 112) + (3 x 10) + 2

1000

~------~------------------------

iii)

b)

## 1,--_n_3 --l.1_C(_n _-2_)x_C_n_+1_)2_+_(3_X_n~_2_1,--

(a - b) (a - b) (a + b) + ab(a + b)
= (a - b) (a- - b2) + a-b + ab= a3 - ab- - a-b + b3 + a2b + ab= a3 - ab- + ab- - a-b + a2b + b3
= a3 + b3

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n3__

Difference

of squares

(a - b)(a

+ b) = aL

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b'

9.

a)

5xz + 2x-7
5(xZ + ~x) - 7
5

5

1
Sex +_)25

b)

c)

7-1
5

i)

- 7-

ii)

## When X + 5 = 0, then x = - '5

S(x + !)2 = 36
5

(x + !)2 = 36
5

25

+ ~ = ../36/25
1

x=--+5

-5

E"Ith er

x = - -1 + -6
5

5
7

x=----

or

=1

d)
v

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10.

a)

i)

40-0_'J.77/2
".,J,LL
m
15-0
--

Acceleration
of first portion

Distance travelled =
ii)

22

of graph

(40 + 50)

= 10(90)

= 9.illlm

20

b)

c)

= 6km/h

i)

12km
2h

ii)

iii)

~=8km/h

i)

x=6

ii)

x~6

1.5

y>-x +5
- 8

each line.

y<-x+5
-6
li.

a)

i)

x
7.5
"Sine rule:
triangle.

pL-

"h

ab sin C

= Area

of

~ Q

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1h

(7.5) (4.5)Sin

= 13.5

0'

13.5

S InO' =--

16.875

0"'
0"'

b)

ii)

1h

i)

a)

= sino! 0.8
= 53

= 54 cm2

180 - 136 44
SJM = 442

## = 22 (base angles of an isosceles triangle)

b)

SJM = JMK
22 (alternate
:. JKM 180 - (124 + 22)
180-146
34

=
=
=

ii)

a)

MJ

angles)

50
--

sin 136

sin22

MJ =9.2..Zm

b)

JK

92.7

sin 22

sin 34

--=-JK

=Qllm

12.

a)
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A-Antigua
B - Belize
G - Greenwich
E - Equator

Meridian

b)

C = 2 x 3.14 x 6400
= 40192
= 40192 cos17
= 38423.6
1

= 38423.6 (~)
360
::::2776km

c)

1 = 40192 (~)

360

::::6140km

13.

a)

i)

AB=DC
Therefore.

ii)

AB = 3K

BD=BA+/iD
= - 3K - 3y
1 ---->

---.-.

Hi)

DP=--BD
3
1

=x+y
b)

+x +y
=x 2y

= -3y

c)

PH=PD+DE
= -x - y

and
3

+ -2

::::Yzx-y

=>

fiE

liP+ PH

=X
3

::::-x -

2y

-x
- Y
2

3y

AP=2PH

## Therefore. A, P and E are collinear.

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d)

DA == 3 G)

=G)

IDAI = .../3

+ 32 = ..JI8

AB=AP+PE
=X

2y

+ lh X

= 2"X - 3y

= ~(~)- 3G)
=

G) - (D

==

(~3)

IABI = J 02 + (-3)2
DE

=~ =3

=~ (~)

= (~)

IDEI == .../3

+ 02

=~
=3

o '-----t+----"

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14.

a)

i)

## (2) (15) - (7) (5)

= 30 - 35

= -5
=> M is a non-singular matrix
ii)

-5

-7 2

iii)
iv)

(X) =

0)
(10 1
Y
=~

(X)Y

= ~ (-130)

-5

-5

(15

-7

(-45 - 85)

(X)Y

b)

1
-5

21

34

55

= 26

y =:.11

(-1 1)
0

i)

R=

ii)

N= (-10 - ~)

iii)

T= (~3)

## The general matrix of

rotation for iT' in the
anuclockwlse direction

origine:,:! -::::)

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iv)

RN=(~1

~)(-~

= (~

-~)

pI = (~

_~)

(161)

(-1~)
pl = (6. -11)

P"

(-=-136)
P" = (-3.

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