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GODMARK HIGH SCHOOL

END OF YEAR 2015 EXAMINATIONS


S.2 MATHS
DURATION 2 hours 15 MINUTES
Instructions

-This paper consists of two sections A and B

-Attempt all questions in section A and any Three (3) in section B

SECTION A (40 MARKS)

1. Given that f(x) = 3(2x – 1) find


i) F(11)
ii) The value of x for which f(x) = -6 (4 marks)

−4 5
2. It is given that 𝐱 = ( ) and 𝐲 = ( )find;
3 −12
i) The column vector 𝐱 − 𝐲
iii) The value of |𝐱| + |𝐲| (4 marks)

3. Simplify 2log10 5 + log10 4 − log10 20 (4 marks)

360
4. Make x the subject of 𝒏 = hence find x when n = 12 . (4 marks)
180−𝒙

5. Given that 𝑎 ∗ 𝑏 = 𝑎2 − 3𝑏, find the value of 3 ∗ (2 ∗ 1) (4 marks)

6. Without using mathematical tables or a calculator evaluate 8.6552 − 1.3452

(4 marks)

7. It is given that q varies directly proportional to p and that q=128 when p = 2.


3
Find q when p = (4 marks)
4
1 3
273 𝑥 164
8. Simplify 1 (4 marks)
92
9. Use logarithm tables to evaluate 0.345 x450 (4 marks)

3 5
10. Solve the equation (2𝑎 + 1) = (𝑎 + 5) (4 marks)
4 6

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SECTION B (36 MARKS)

Answer only 3 questions in all

11. Using a ruler and a pair of compasses only,


a) Construct a triangle XYZ such that ZXY = 600 , XY = 9cm and YZ=7cm
b) Measure length ZX
c) Construct a circumscribed circle for triangle XYZ and measure its radius
(12 marks)

12. The information below shows the marks scored by 40 students in a


mathematics test marked out of 20
10 11 14 15 16 12 10 15
12 14 13 11 14 13 14 14
13 12 15 14 15 14 11 13
10 14 13 14 12 14 14 14
16 15 12 15 13 14 11 15

a) form a frequency distribution table for the data and use it to state;

i) modal mark

ii) Modal frequency

b) calculate the mean

c) draw a bar graph for the data.

(12 marks)

13. Triangle A(−2, 1) B(2, 2) and C(−1, 5) is reflected in the 𝑦 = −2 to give 𝐴𝐼 𝐵𝐼 𝐶 𝐼 .


State the coordinates of 𝐴𝐼 , 𝐵𝐼 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐶 𝐼 the image of ABC after reflection using graphical
method.

(12 marks)

14. When triangle PQR is enlarged with scale factor −2 and centre (0, 0) it
gives 𝑃𝐼 𝑄𝐼 𝑅𝐼 Given that the coordinates of PQR are P(−2,1), 𝑄(1, 2)𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑅(−1, 3).
Using graphical method method, state the coordinates of 𝑃𝐼 𝑄𝐼 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑅𝐼 .
(12 marks)

-The end-

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