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### Andhra Pradesh SSC Class 10th Maths Question Paper 1 With Solution 2016

### QUESTION PAPER CODE 15E(A)

**SECTION – I**

**GROUP – A**

** (5 * 2 = 10)**

**Answer ANY 5 Questions choosing two from each of the following groups.**

**Question 1: Expand log 343 / 125**

**Solution: **

Logarithmic rules:

i) log (x / y ) = log x – log y

ii) log aⁿ = n log a

log (343 / 125)

= log ( 7³/5³ )

= log ( 7 / 5 )³

= 3 log ( 7 / 5 )

= 3 [ log 7 – log 5 ]

= 3 log 7 – 3 log 5

= 3 log 7 / 3 log 5

= log 7 / log 5

**Question 2: Draw the Venn diagrams of the sets (A – B), (B – A).**

**Solution:**

**Question 3: Find a quadratic polynomial, if the zeroes of it are 2 and -1 respectively. **

**Solution:**

Quadratic = x^{2} – (sum)x + product = 0

Sum = 2 + (-1) = 1

Product = 2 * – 1 = -2

x^{2} – x – 2 = 0 is the quadratic polynomial.

**Question 4: Find the roots of equation 2x ^{2} + x – 6 = 0 by factorisation.**

**Solution:**

Given the quadratic equation: 2x² + x – 6 = 0

Splitting the middle term,

2x² + 4x – 3x – 6 = 0

=> 2x( x + 2 ) – 3( x + 2 ) = 0

=> ( x + 2 )( 2x – 3 ) = 0

Therefore ,

x + 2 = 0 or 2x – 3 = 0

x = -2 or x = 3/2

**GROUP – B**

**Question 5: 10 students of class X took part in a mathematics quiz. If the number of girls is four more than the number of boys; then find the number of boys and the number of girls, who took part in the quiz. **

**Solution:**

Let the number of boys be x.

The number of girls is 10 – x.

The number of girls = 4 + number of boys

10 – x = 4 + x

6 = 2x

x = 3

Number of boys = 3

Number of girls = 7

**Question 6: Find the number of terms in the following AP. 7, 13, 19, ……., 205**

**Solution:**

A.P. 7, 13, 19, ……, 205

a = 7

d = 13 – 7 = 6

A_{n} = 205

A_{n} = a + (n – 1) d

205 = 7 + (n – 1) 6

=> 205 – 7 = (n – 1) 6

=> 198 = (n – 1) 6

=> n – 1 = 198 / 6

=> n – 1 = 33

=> n = 33 + 1

=> n = 34

Thus, the total number of terms is 34.

**Question 7: Find the coordinates of the point, which divides the join of (-1, 7) and (4, -3) in the ratio 2 : 3. **

**Solution:**

m : n = 2 : 3

(x, y) = (mx_{2} + nx_{1}) / (m + n), (my_{2} + ny_{1}) / (m + n)

= (2 * 4 + 3 * [-1]) / [2 + 3], (2 * [-3] + 7 * 3) / [2 + 3]

= (5 / 5), (-6 + 21 / 5)

= 1, 3

**Question 8: Find the area of the triangle, whose vertices are (2, 0), (1, 2), (-1, 6). What do you observe?**

**Solution:**

Area of the triangle = ∣2 (2 − 6) − 0 (1 + 1) + 1 (6 + 2)∣

= ∣(−8) + 0 + 8∣

= 0

If the area of triangle = 0, then the three points are collinear.

**SECTION – II**

** (4 * 1 = 4)**

**Answer ANY 4 questions of the following six questions.**

**Question 9: Find the value of log _{81} 3.**

**Solution: **

log_{81 }3 = x

Rewrite as an exponential. In this case, x is the exponent, and 81 is the base.

81^{x} = 3

Find a common base for both sides, which is 3.

81 = 3^{4}

(3^{4}) x = 3

Use the exponent rule (x^{a})^{b }= x^{ab}

3^{4x }= 3^{1}

4x = 1

x = 1 / 4

**Question 10: List all the subsets of the following set B = {p, q}. **

**Solution:**

All subsets of B are {}, {p}, {q}, {p, q}.

**Question 11: Write the following set {x : x = 2n + 1 and n ∈ N} in roster form. **

**Solution:**

{3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, ……}

**Question 12: If p(x) = x ^{2} – 5x – 6, then find the value of p(3).**

**Solution:**

p(x) = x^{2} – 5x – 6

p(3) = 3^{2} 3 * 5 – 6

= 9 – 15 – 6

= -12

**Question 13: Find the common ratio of GP 2, 2√2, 4, ………**

**Solution: **

r = 2√2 / 2

= √2

So, the common ratio is √2.

**Question 14: Find the midpoint of the line segment joining the points (2, 7) and (12, – 7).**

**Solution: **

Given points are

(2, 7) = (x_{1}, y_{1})

(12, -7) = (x_{2}, y_{2})

mid point = (x_{1} + x_{2} /2 , y_{1 }+ y_{2} / 2)

=》(2 + 12 / 2 , 7 + (-7) / 2)

=》(14 / 2 , 0 / 2)

=》(7, 0) is the midpoint.

**SECTION – III**

** (4 * 4 = 16)**

**Answer ANY 4 questions, choosing at least TWO from each of the following groups.**

** GROUP – A**

**Question 15: Show that 5 – √3 is irrational.**

**Solution:**

Assume that 5 – √3 is a rational number such that a, b exists, where a and b are two co-prime numbers.

= 5 – √3 = a / b

= √3 = 5 – a / b

=> a and b are integers.

So, (5 – a / b ) is rational.

There arises a contradiction with our assumption that 5 – √3 is a rational number.

Hence, 5 -√3 is an irrational number.

**Question 16: If A = { 1, 2, 3, 4}, B = {1, 2, 3, 5, 6}, then find **

**(i) A ∩ B , **

**(ii) B ∩ A **

**(iii) A – B, **

**(iv) B – A, and what do you observe? **

**Solution:**

(i) A ∩ B → {1, 2, 3}

(ii) B ∩ A → {1, 2, 3}

(iii) A – B → {4}

(iv) B – A → {5, 6}

**Question 17: Find the zeroes of the polynomial p(x) = x ^{2} – 4x + 3 and verify the relationship between zeroes and coefficients.**

**Solution: **

x^{2} – 4x + 3 = 0

x^{2} – 3x – x + 3 = 0

x (x – 3) – 1 (x – 3) = 0

(x – 3) (x – 1) = 0

x = 3, 1

Sum of the roots = (alpha + beta) = 3 + 1 = 4 = – (-4) / 1 = -4 = (-b / a)

Product of the roots = (alpha * beta) = 3 * 1 = 3 = (3 / 1) = (c / a)

**Question 18: Solve the quadratic equation 2x ^{2} + x – 4 = 0 by completing the square.**

**Solution:**

(a + b)² = a² + 2ab + b²

To find the value of x, use the above formula,

To bring the given equation to that form a² + 2ab + b² for some value a & b.,.

=> 2x² + x – 4 = 0

=> x^{2} + (x / 2) – 2 = 0 [Dividing both the sides by 1 / 2]

=> x^{2} + 2 * (1 / 4) x – 2 = 0

Multiplying & dividing the middle term by 2 to get the term 2ab (here a = x, b = 1 / 2)

a² + 2ab + c (for some value c, here it is – 4), we need b² to bring this equation to that form,

By adding (1 / 4)^{2} both the sides,

=> x^{2} + 2 * (1 / 4) x + (1 / 4)^{2 }– 2 = (1 / 4)^{2}

It can be reduced to the form (a + b)²

=> (x + [1 / 4])^{2} – 2 = 1 / 16

=> x + (1 / 4)^{2} = [1 / 16] + 2

=> (x + [1 / 4])^{2} = 33 / 16

By moving the square from LHS to RHS, we get,

=> x + [1 / 4] = √33 / 16

=> x = [√33 – 1 / 4] or [√-33 – 1 / 4]

**GROUP – B**

**Question 19: Solve the equations: 10 / [x + y] + 2 / [x – y] = 4, 15 / [x + y] – 5 / [x – y] = -2.**

**Solution:**

Let 1 / [x + y] = k

1 / [x – y] = m

10k + 2m = 4 * 5

15k – 5m = -2 * 2

50k + 10m = 20

30k – 10m = -4

___________

80k = 16

k = 16 / 80 = 1 / 5

1 / [x + y] = 1 / 5

x + y = 5 —– (1)

m = [4 – 10k] / 2 = [4 – 2] / 2 = 1

1 / [x + y] = 1

x – y = 1

x + y = 5

______

2x = 6

x = 3

y = 5 – x

y = 2

**Question 20: Solve the pair of equations by elimination method: 2x + y – 5 = 0, 3x – 2y – 4 = 0.**

**Solution:**

2x + y = 5 * 2

3x – 2y = 4

4x + 2y = 10

3x – 2y = 4 (on adding)

__________

7x = 14

x = 14 / 7 = 2

y = 5 – 2x

= 5 – 2 * 2

= 1

**Question 21: If the sum of the first 7 terms of an AP is 49 and that of 17 terms is 289; find the sum of the first n terms.**

**Solution:**

Sum = [n / 2] * [2a_{0} + [n – 1] d]

49 = (7 / 2) [2a_{0} + 6d]

14 = 2a_{0} + 6d

7 = a_{0} + 3d —- (1)

289 = 17 / 2 * [2a_{0 }+ 16d]

34 = 2a_{0} + 16d

17 = a_{0} + 8d —- (2)

7 = a_{0} + 3d

17 = a_{0} + 8d

________

10 = 5d

d = 10 / 5 = 2

a_{0} = 7 – 3d = 7 – 3 * 2 = 1

Sum of first n terms = [n / 2] * [2a_{0} + [n – 1] d]

= (n / 2) (2 + 2n – 2)

= (n / 2) * (2n)

= n^{2}

**Question 22: Find the area of the triangle formed by joining the midpoints of the sides of the triangle, whose vertices are (0, -1); (2, 1) and (0, 3). Find the ratio of this area to the area of the given triangle. **

**Solution:**

D = [0 + 2] / [2], [-1 + 1] / [2]

= (1, 0)

E = [2 + 0] / [2], [1 + 3] / [2]

= (1, 2)

F = [0 + 0] / [2], [3 – 1] / [2]

= (0, 1)

Area of triangle = (1 / 2) (0 [1 – 3] + 2 [3 + 1] + 0 [-1 -1])

= (1 / 2) * 8

= 4

Area of midpoint triangle = (1 / 2) (1 [2 – 1] + 1 [1 – 0] + 0 [0 – 2])

= (1 / 2)

**SECTION – IV**

** (1 * 5 = 5)**

**Answer any ONE question.**

**Question 23: Draw the graph of p(x) = x ^{2} + 3x – 4 and find zeroes. Verify the zeroes of the polynomials.**

**Solution: **

The graph is an upward parabola as it is a quadratic equation.

The curve passes through (-4,0) and (1,0).

The zero of the polynomial is where the curve cut the x-axis. i.e. the zero of the polynomial is -4 and 1.

**Question 24: Solve the following equations graphically. 3x – y = 7, 2x + 3y = 1.**

**Solution: **

**PART – B**

** (10 * 0.5 = 5)**

**Question 1: If p is prime, then √p is **

**(A) Composite number**

**(B) Rational number**

**(C) Positive integer**

**(D) Irrational number**

**Answer: D**

**Question 2: Exponential form of log _{4} 8 is**

**(A) x ^{8} = 4 (B) x^{4} = 8 (C) 4^{x} = 8 (D) 8^{x} = 4**

**Answer: C**

**Question 3: If log 625 = k log 5, then the value of k is **

**(A) 5 (B) 4 (C) 3 (D) 2**

**Answer: B**

**Question 4: p / q form of 0.0875 is **

**(A) 7 / 2 ^{4} * 5 (B) 7 / 2 * 5^{4} (C) 7 / 2^{4} * 5^{4} (D) 5^{3} * 7 / 2^{3} * 5^{4} **

**Answer: A**

**Question 5: If A ⊂ B, n(A) = 5 and n(B) = 7, then n(A U B) = **

**(A) 5 (B) 7 (C) 2 (D) 12**

**Answer: D**

**Question 6: If 2 and 3 are two zeroes x ^{3} – 5x^{2} + 6x, then find the third zero.**

**(A) 1 (B) 4 (C) 5 (D) 0**

**Answer: D**

**Question 7: Which is not a linear equation of the following**

**(A) 5 + 4x =y + 3**

**(B) x + 2y = y – x**

**(C) 3 – x = y ^{2}+ 4**

**(D) x + y = 0**

**Answer: C**

**Question 8: Two angles are complementary. If the larger angle is twice the measure of the smaller angle, then smaller is **

**(A) 30 (B) 45 (C) 60 (D) 15**

**Answer: A**

**Question 9: The common difference of AP 1, -1, -3, …… is**

**(A) -1 (B) 2 (C) -2 (D) 1**

**Answer: C**

**Question 10: Distance between (0, 7) and (-7, 0) is **

**(A) 2√7 (B) 7√2 (C) √14 (D) 1**

**Answer: B**

**Fill in the blanks.**

**Question 11: The decimal form of 36 / 2 ^{3} * 5^{3} is _____ (0.036)**

**Question 12: If LCM and HCF of two numbers are 108 and 9, respectively and one of them is 54, then the other number is ______ (18)**

**Question 13: If log _{2} x = 3, then x = ______ (8)**

**Question 14: If 52 / 160 = 13 / 2 ^{n} * 5^{m}, then m + n is _____ (4)**

**Question 15: If the polynomial p(x) = x ^{2} – 8x + k is divided by (x – 1), the remainder comes out to be ‘6’, then k is _____ (13)**

**Question 16: The discriminant of the quadratic equation px ^{2} + qx + r = 0 is _____ (D = √q^{2} – 4pr**

**Question 17: The first negative number of AP 14, 11, 8, …… is _____ term (6 ^{th})**

**Question 18: The intersecting point of x + y = 6, x – y = 4 is _____. (5, 1)**

**Question 19: (-2, 8) lies in ____ quadrant (second)**

**Question 20: Slope of the y-axis is _____ (undefined)**

**Question: [i] Find the correct answer for the given questions under group – A selecting from group – B. (10 * 0.5 = 5)**

**Answer: **

**21 – (C)**

**22 – (A)**

**23 – (H)**

**24 – (F)**

**25 – (B)**

**[ii] **

**26 – (K)**

**27 – (N)**

**28 – (M)**

**29 – (P)**

**30 – (J)**