 # Kerala SSLC Board Question Papers for Class 10th Maths 2019 With Solutions In PDF

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### QUESTION PAPER CODE S 1935                              Answer any three questions from 1 to 4. Each question carries 2 scores. [3 * 2 = 6]

Question 1: In the figure, O is the centre of the circle. ∠AOC = 80o

[i] What is the measure of ∠ABC?

[ii] What is the measure of ∠ADC?

Solution: Given ∠AOC = 800

[i] The measurement ∠ABC = (1 / 2) * ∠AOC = 1 / 2 × 80 = 400.

[ii] ∠ABC + ∠ADC = 180o

Question 2: [i] Write the first integer term of the arithmetic sequence (1 / 7), (2 / 7), (3 / 7) …….

[ii] What is the sum of the first 7 terms of the above sequence?

Solution:

[i] Given arithmetic sequence = 1 / 7 + 2 / 7 + 3 / 7 ,………..

Common difference d = 2 / 7 – 1 / 7 = 1 / 7.

Hence the first integer term = 7 / 7 = 1

[ii] a = (1 / 7)

d = 2 / 7 – 1 / 7

= 1 / 7

n = 7

Sn = (n / 2) (2a + [n – 1]d)

S7 = (7 / 2) (2 * [1 / 7] + [7 – 1] * [1 / 7])

= (7 / 2) ([2 / 7] + 6 * (1 / 7))

= (7 / 2) ([2 / 7] + [6 / 7])

= (7 / 2) (8 / 7)

= 4

Question 3: [i] If C (-1, k) is a point on the line passing through the points A (2, 4) and B (4, 8) which number is k?

[ii] What is the relation between the x coordinate and the y coordinate of any point on this line?

Solution:

[i] Points A, B and C are collinear.

Area of triangle ABC = 0

(1 / 2) (x1 [y2 – y3] + x2 [y3 – y1] + x3 [y1 – y2])

|2 (8 – k) + 4 (k – 4) + (-1) (4 – 8)| = 0

16 – 2k + 4k – 16 – 4 + 8 = 0

2k = -4

k = -2

[ii] Area of triangle ABP = 0

(1 / 2) (x1 [y2 – y3] + x2 [y3 – y1] + x3 [y1 – y2])

|2 (8 – y) + 4 (y – 4) + (x) (4 – 8)| = 0

16 – 2y + 4y – 16 – 4x = 0

2y – 4x = 0

2y = 4x

y = 2x

2x – y = 0

Question 4: [i] Find P(1) if P(x) = x2 + 2x + 5

[ii] If (x – 1) is a factor of x2 + 2x + k, what is the value of k?

Solution:

[i] P(x) = x2 + 2x + 5

P(1) = 12 + 2 * 1 + 5

= 1 + 2 + 5

P(1) = 8

[ii] Since (x – 1) is the factor of x2 + 2x + k, then

x – 1 = 0

x = 1

(1)2 + 2(1) + k = 0

1 + 2 + k = 0

k = -3

Answer any five questions from 5 to 11. Each question carries 3 scores. [5 * 3 = 15]

Question 5: [i] What is the remainder on dividing the terms of the arithmetic sequence 100, 107, 114 ….. by 7?

[ii] Write the sequence of all three-digit numbers. Which leaves the remainder 3 on division by 7? Which is the last term of this sequence?

Solution:

[i] Given sequence be 100, 107, 114, ………..

d = 7

Remainder = 100 / 7 = 2

[ii] 101, 108, 115 ……………..

Hence the last three-digit term = 997.

Question 6: AB is the diameter of the circle. D is the point on the circle. ∠ACB + ∠ADB + ∠AEB = 270o. The measure of one among ∠ACB, ∠ADB and ∠AEB is 110o. Write the measures of ∠ACB, ∠ADB, ∠AEB.

Solution:

∠ADB = 900 ( Measurement of semi circle angle)

∠ACB + ∠ADB + ∠AEB = 2700 (given)

∠ACB + 90o + ∠AEB = 2700

∠ACB + ∠AEB = 2700 – 90o = 1800

The given condition is that any one of the angles ∠ACB, ∠AEB be 1100.

Take ∠ACB = 1100

Hence ∠AEB = 180o – 110o = 700

So the angles , ∠ADB = 900 , ∠ACB = 1100 , ∠AEB = 700.

Question 7: If x is a natural number,

[a] What number is to be added to x2 + 6x to get a perfect square?

[b] If x2 + ax + 16 is a perfect square number, then which number is a?

[c] If x2 + ax + b is a perfect square, prove that a2 = 4b.

Solution:

Given x2 + 6x

[a] 6x = 2ab

a = x

b = ?

b = 6x / 2x = 3

Perfect square = b2 = 32 = 9.

Hence 9 is to be added to them.

[b] Given, x2 + ax + 16 is perfect square

This is the form of a2 + 2ab + b2 = (a + b)2

2ab = ax

a = x

b2 = 16

b = √16 = 4

So, (x + 4)2 = x2 + ax + 16

Hence a = 2ab = 2 × 4 = 8.

[c] Here b = the square of the half of a

b = (a / 2)2

b = a2 / 4

a2 = 4b

Question 8: In the figure, ∠B = 90o, ∠C = 44o. [a] What is the measure of A?

[b] Which among the following is tan 44o:

(AB / BC) , (AB / AC), (BC / AB), (BC / AC)

[c] Prove that tan 44o * tan 46o = 1

Solution:

[a] ∠A + ∠B + ∠C = 180o

∠A + 90o + 44o = 180o

∠A = 180o – 90o – 44o

∠A = 46o

[b] In triangle ABC,

tan 44o = opposite / adjacent

= AB / BC {from the figure}

[c] Take LHS = tan 44o * tan 46o

= tan 44o * cot (90o – 46o) [tan θ = cot (90 – θ)]

= tan 44o * cot 44o

= tan 44o * [1 / tan 44o]

= 1

= RHS

Question 9: Draw a circle of radius 3 centimetres. Mark a point P at a distance of 6cm from the centre of the circle. Draw tangents from P to the circle.

Solution: Steps of construction:

• Draw a circle of radius 3cm with O as the centre.
• From the centre O, draw OP = 6cm and perpendicular to OP marking it as M.
• Draw another circle with centre M cutting T and R respectively.
• Join PT and PR which are the required tangents.

Question 10: [i] Find the coordinates of the point on the x-axis, which is at a distance of 4 units from (3, 4).

[ii] Find the coordinates of the point on the x-axis at a distance of 5 units from (3, 4).

Solution:

[i] 4 = √(x – 3)2 + (0 – 4)2

On squaring both sides,

42 = (x – 3)2 + 16

x – 3 = 0

x = 3

A (3, 0) is the required point. [ii] AB = 5

√(x – 3)2 + (0 – 4)2 = 5

On squaring both sides,

(x – 3)2 + 16 = 52

(x – 3)2 + 16 = 25

(x – 3)2 = 25 – 16

(x – 3)2 = 9

(x – 3) = ± 3

x – 3 = 6

x = 6

x – 3 = -3

x = 0

Hence, (6, 0) and (0, 0) is the required point. Question 11: The given figure is the lateral face of a square pyramid. AB = AC = 25 centimeters and BD = DC = 15 centimeters.

[i] What is the length of its base edge?

[ii] Find the lateral surface area of the pyramid. Solution:

Side of the base = diagonal / √2

= (30 / √2) * (√2 / √2)

= 15 √2 cm

= 15 * 1.414

= 17.210

Side of the base = 17.210 cm

Lateral surface area = (1 / 2) * perimeter of the base * slant height

= (1 / 2) * (17.21) * 4 * 25

= 860.50 cm2

Answer any 7 questions from 12 to 21. Each question carries 4 scores. [7 * 4 = 28]

Question 12: In triangle ABC, ∠A = 30o, ∠B = 80o, the circumradius of the triangle is 4 centimetres. Draw the triangle. Measure the length of its smallest side.

Solution: Steps of construction:

• Draw a circle of radius 4cm having a centre at O.
• Make an angle ∠BOC = 60o.
• Construct an angle ∠CBA = 80o.
• Join AC.
• △ABC is the required triangle.

∠A + ∠B + ∠C = 180o

30o + 80o + ∠C = 180o

∠C = 180o – 110o

∠C = 70o

30o < 70o < 80o

∠A < ∠C < ∠B

The smallest angle is ∠A.

BC is the smallest side of △ABC.

Question 13: Find the following sums:

[i] 1 + 2 + 3 + …… 100

[ii] 1 + 3 + 5 + …… 99

[iii] 2 + 4 + 6 + …… 100

[iv] 3 + 7 + 11 + ……. 199

Solution:

[i] 1 + 2 + 3 + …… 100

a = 1

d = 2 – 1 = 1

Last term = 100 = l

l = a + (n – 1) d

100 = 1 + (n – 1) 1

100 = 1 + n – 1

n = 100

Sn = (n / 2) (n + 1)

S100 = (100 / 2) (100 + 1)

= (50) * (101)

= 5050

[ii] 1 + 3 + 5 + …… 99

a = 1

d = 3 – 1 = 2

Last term = 99 = l

l = a + (n – 1) d

99 = 1 + (n – 1) 2

99 = 1 + 2n – 2

99 = 2n – 1

100 = 2n

100 / 2 = n

50 = n

Sn = (n / 2) (a + an)

S50 = (50 / 2) (1 + 99)

= (25) * (100)

= 2500

[iii] 2 + 4 + 6 + …… 100

a = 2

d = 4 – 2 = 2

Last term = 100 = l

l = a + (n – 1) d

100 = 2 + (n – 1) 2

100 = 2 + 2n – 2

100 = 2n

n = 100 / 2

n = 50

Sn = (n / 2) (a + an)

S50 = (50 / 2) (2 + 100)

= (25) * (102)

= 2550

[iv] 3 + 7 + 11 + ……. 199

a = 3

d = 7 – 3 = 4

Last term = 199 = l

l = a + (n – 1) d

199 = 3 + (n – 1) 4

199 = 3 + 4n – 4

199 = 4n – 1

200 / 4 = n

n = 50

Sn = (n / 2) (a + an)

S50 = (50 / 2) (3 + 199)

= (25) * (202)

= 5050

Question 14: A box contains some green and blue balls. 7 red balls are put into it. Now the probability of getting a red ball from the box is 7 / 24 and that of the blue ball is 1 / 6.

[i] How many balls are there in the box?

[ii] How many of them are blue?

[iii] What is the probability of getting a green ball from the box?

Solution:

Let the number of green balls be x.

The number of blue balls is y.

Number of red balls = 7

Total number of balls = x + y + 7

P (red ball) = 7 / 24

P (blue ball) = 1 / 3

[i] Since P(red ball) = 7 / 24,

7 / [x + y + 7] = 7 / 24

24 = x + y + 7

24 – 7 = x + y

17 = x + y —- (1)

P (blue ball) = 1 / 3

y / [x + y + 7] = 1 / 3

3y = x + y + 7

2y = x + 7

-x + 2y = 7 —- (2)

On adding equation (1) and (2),

17 = x + y

-x + 2y = 7

_______

3y = 24

y = 24 / 3

y = 8

Put y = 8 in equation (1),

17 = x + 8

17 – 8 = x

x = 9

Total number of balls = 8 + 9 + 7 = 24

[ii] Number of blue balls

y / 24 = 1 / 3

3y = 24

y = 8

[iii] P (green ball) = x / 24 = 9 / 24 = 3 / 8

Question 15: Land is acquired for road widening from a square ground, as shown in the figure. The width of the acquired land is 2 meters. Area of the remaining ground is 440 square meters. [i] What is the shape of the remaining ground?

[ii] What is the length of the remaining ground?

Solution: [i] The shape of the remaining ground is rectangular.

[ii] Let the length be x and breadth be x – 2.

Given,

Area = 440 m2

L * B = 440

x * (x – 2) = 440

x2 – 2x = 440

x2 – 2x – 440 = 0

(x – 22) (x + 20) = 0

x = 22 , -20

Since the values must be positive, x = 22 is taken.

Length = 22m

Breadth = 22 – 2 = 20m

Question 16: In the figure, P is the centre of the circle. A, B and D are points on the circle. ⦣P = 90o, AD = 5cm. (a) What is the measure of ⦣A?

(b) What is the area of the triangle APD?

(c) Find the area of the parallelogram ABCD.

Solution:

[a] In triangle APD, ⦣P = 90o

⦣A = ⦣D [angle opposite to equal side are equal]

⦣A + ⦣ADP + ⦣APD = 180o [angle sum property of a triangle]

⦣A + ⦣A + 90o = 180o

2⦣A = 90o

⦣A = 45o

[b] In triangle APD,

sin 45o = PD / AD

1 / √2 = PD / 5

5 / √2 = PD = AP

Area of △ADP = (1 / 2) * AP * PD

= (1 / 2) * (5 / √2) * (5 / √2)

= 25 / 4 cm2

[c] Area of a parallelogram = base * height

= AB * PD

= 2AP * PD

= 2 * (5 / √2) * (5 / √2)

= 25 cm2

Question 17: [a] Draw the coordinates and mark the points A (1, 1), B (7, 1).

[b] Draw an isosceles triangle ABC with AB as the hypotenuse.

[c] Write the coordinates of C.

Solution:

[a] AC = BC

√(x – 1)2 + 1 = √(x – 7)2 + 1

On squaring both sides,

(x – 1)2 + 1 = (x – 7)2 + 1

x2 + 1 – 2x + 1 = x2 + 49 – 14x + 1

-2x + 14x = 49 – 1

12x = 48

x = 48 / 12

x = 4

[b] C (4, 0) is the required point.

Coordinate of C (4, 4) [AD = BC = CD]

The midpoint of the hypotenuse is equal distance from the vertex of the triangle.

Question 18: In the figure, chord BC is extended to P. Tangent from P to the circle is PA. AQ is the bisector of ⦣BAC. [a] Write one pair of equal angles from the figure.

[b] If ⦣PAC = x and ⦣PCA = y, then prove that ⦣BAC = y – x.

[c] Prove that ⦣PAQ = [y +x] / 2

Solution: [a] ⦣BAC = ⦣PAC

[b] ⦣PAC = ⦣ABC

⦣ACP = ⦣BAC + ⦣ABC [exterior angle property]

y = ⦣BAC + x

⦣BAC = y – x

[c] ⦣PAQ = ⦣PAC + ⦣CAQ

= x + (1 / 2) * ⦣BAC

= x + (1 / 2) * (y – x)

= x + (1 / 2) y – (1 / 2) x

⦣PAQ = (1 / 2) (x + y)

Question 19: If (x – 1) is a factor of the second-degree polynomial P (x) = ax2 + bx + c and P(0) = -5.

[a] What is the value of c?

[b] Prove that a + b = 5.

[c] Write a second-degree polynomial whose one factor is x – 1.

Solution:

[a] Given that x – 1 is a factor of the polynomial ax2 + bx + c

x – 1 = 0

x = 1

P(1) = 0

a (1)2 + b * 1 + c = 0

a + b + c = 0 —- (1)

Now, at x = 0, P(0) = -5

a * 0 + b * 0 + c = -5

c = -5

[b] a + b + c = 0

a + b – 5 = 0

a + b = 5

[c] Second-degree polynomial = 3x2 + 2x – 5 or 2x2 – 3x + 5 or 4x2 + x – 5 [any of them]

Question 20: A circular sheet of paper is divided into two sectors. The central angle of one of them is 160o.

[a] What is the central angle of the remaining sector?

[b] These sectors are bent into cones of maximum volume. If the radius of the small cone is 8 centimetres, what is the radius of the other?

[c] What is the slant height of the cone?

Solution: [a] Central angle of the remaining sector = 360o – 160o = 200o

[b] R1 is the radius of the small cone = 8cm

2𝛑R1 = 2𝛑r (θ1) / 360o

8 = r * (160o / 360o)

r = (360o * 8) / 160o

r = 18cm

2𝛑R2 = 2𝛑r (θ2) / 360o

R2 = (18 * 200o) / 360o

R2 = 10cm

[c] Slant height (l1) = 18cm

Slant height (l2) = 18cm

Question 21: Equation of the line AB is 3x – 2y = 6. P is a point on the line. The line intersects the y-axis at A and the x-axis at B.

[a] What is the x coordinate of A?

[b] What is the length of OA?

[c] What is the length of OB?

[d] The x coordinate and the y coordinate of P are the same. Find the coordinates of P. Solution:

Given, the equation of line AB is 3x – 2y = 6

 x 0 2 y -3 0
[a] x coordinate of A = 0

[b] OA = 3 units

[c] OB = 2 units

[d] A, B, P are collinear.

Area of △ABP = 0

(1 / 2) [0 (0 – x) + 2 (x + 3) + x (-3 -0)] = 0

2x + 6 – 3x = 0

x = 6

Hence, the coordinates of P are (6, 6).

Answer any 5 questions from 22 to 28. Each question carries 5 scores. [5 * 5 = 25]

Question 22: If the terms of the arithmetic sequence (2 / 9), (3 / 9), (4 / 9), (5 / 9), ……. Are represented as x1, x2, …. then

[a] x1 + x2 + x3 =

[b] x4 + x5 + x6 =

[c] Find the sum of the first 9 terms.

[d] What is the sum of the first 300 terms?

Solution:

[a] x1 + x2 + x3

= (2 / 9) + (3 / 9) + (4 / 9)

= 9 / 9

= 1

[b] x4 + x5 + x6

= (5 / 9) + (6 / 9) + (7 / 9)

= (18 / 9)

= 2

[c] n = 9

a = 2 / 9

d = (3 / 9) – (2 / 9) = (1 / 9)

Sn = (n / 2) (2a + [n – 1]d)

S9 = ( 9 /2) (2 * [2 / 9] + [9 – 1] * (1 / 9))

= (9 / 2) [(4 / 9) + (8 / 9)]

= (9 / 2) (12 / 9)

= 6

[d] n = 300

a = 2 / 9

d = (3 / 9) – (2 / 9) = (1 / 9)

Sn = (n / 2) (2a + [n – 1]d)

S300 = ( 300 /2) (2 * [2 / 9] + [300 – 1] * (1 / 9))

= (300 / 2) [(4 / 9) + (299 / 9)]

= (150) (303 / 9)

= 5050

Question 23: Draw a rectangle of area 12 square centimetres. Draw a square having the same area.

Solution: For the given rectangle,

Area = 12cm2

x * y = 12cm2

For a square, x = y.

x * x = 12cm2

x2 = 12cm2

x = 2√3 cm Question 24: A boy standing at one bank of a river sees the top of a tree on the other bank directly opposite to the boy at an elevation of 60o. Stepping 40 meters back, he sees the top of the elevation at 30o.

[a] Draw a rough sketch and find the height of the tree.

[b] What is the width of the river?

Solution: Let AB be h and CB be x.

In △ABC,

tan 60o = AB / BC

√3 = h / x

h = √3x —- (1)

In △ABD,

tan 30o = AB / BD

1 / √3 = h / x + 40

x + 40 = √3 (√3x) — (2)

x + 40 = 3x

40 = 2x

x = 20

h = 20√3 m

Width of the river is 20m and the height of the tree is 20√3m.

Question 25: Circle with centre O touches the sides of a triangle at P, Q and R, AB = AC, AQ = 4cm and CQ = 6cm. [a] What is the length of CP?

[b] Find the perimeter and the area of the triangle.

[c] What is the radius of the circle?

Solution: [a] CP = CQ [Length of external tangents are equal]

CP = 6cm

[b] Perimeter of triangle = 4 + 6 + 6 + 6 + 4 + 6 = 32 cm

For the area of △ABC,

s = [AB + BC + CA] / 2

= [10 + 12 + 10] / 2

= 16cm

Area of △ABC = √s (s – a) (s – b) (s – c)

= √(16) (16 – 10) (16 – 12) (16 – 10)

= √16 * 6 * 4 * 6

= 48cm2

[c] Area of △ABC = area of △AOB + area of △BOC + area of △COA

48 = (1 / 2) * 10 * r + (1 / 2) * 12 * r + (1 / 2) * 10 * r

48 * 2 = r (10 + 12 + 10)

48 * 2 = 32 * r

r = 3cm

Question 26: Radius of a cylinder is equal to its height. If the radius is taken as ‘r’, the volume of the cylinder is 𝛑r2 * r = 𝛑r3. Like this find the volumes of the solids, with the following measures. [a] What is the ratio of the volumes of the cone, hemisphere, cylinder and the sphere?

[b] A solid metal sphere of radius 6cm is melted and recast into solid cones of radius 6cm and height 6cm. Find the number of cones.

Solution:

[a] [b] Vc : Vh : Vcy : Vs = [𝛑r3 / 3] : [2 / 3] 𝛑r3 : 𝛑r3 : [4 / 3] 𝛑r3

= (1 / 3) : (2 / 3) : 1 : (4 / 3)

= 1 : 2 : 3 : 4

Number of cones = Volume of the sphere / Volume of the cone

= [(4 / 3) 𝛑r3] / [𝛑R2h / 3]

= {[4 * 𝛑 * 63] / (3)} / {[𝛑 * 62 * 6] / (3)}

= 4

Question 27: C is at the centre of the circle passing through the origin. Circle cuts the y-axis at A (0, 4) and the x-axis at B(4, 0). [a] Write the coordinates of C.

[b] Write the equation of the circle.

[c] (0, 0) is a point on the circle. There is one more point on the circle with x and y coordinates equal. Which is that?

Solution:

[a] C is the midpoint of AB.

x = [4 + 0] / 2

= 4 / 2

x = 2

y = [4 + 0] / 2

= 4 / 2

y = 2

The coordinates of C are (2, 2).

[b] The equation of the circle is given by (x – a)2 + (y – b)2 = r2

(x – 2)2 + (y – 2)2 = [√(4 – 2)2 + (0 – 2)2]2

x2 + 4 – 4x + y2 + 4 – 4y = 8

x2 + y2 – 4x – 4y = 0

[c] Let P(x, x) be a point on the circle.

x2 + x2 – 4x – 4x = 0

2x2 – 8x = 0

x = 0, 4

The required point is (4, 4).

Question 28: The table below shows the number of children in a class, sorted according to their heights. If the students are directed to stand in a line according to the order of their heights starting from the smallest, then

[a] The height of the child at what position is taken as the median?

[b] What is the assumed height of the child in the 17th position?

[c] Find the median height.

Solution:

 Class interval frequency Cumulative frequency 130 – 140 7 7 140 – 150 9 16 150 – 160 10 26 160 – 170 10 36 170 – 180 9 45
[a] N = 45

Median is taken as [N + 1] / 2

= [45 + 1] / 2

= 46 / 2

= 23

The height of the child at the 23rd position is taken as the median.

[b] Height of the child in the 17th position between 150 – 160. Assumed height is 152cm.

[c] Median = [l1] + {[(N / 2) – C] / cf} * h

= 150 + [22.5 – 16] / 10 * (10)

= 150 + 6.5

= 156.5

Question 29: Read the following. Understand mathematical concepts in it and answer the questions that follow.

The remainders obtained on dividing the powers of two by 7 have an interesting property.

We can understand it from the table given below. If the powers are 1, 4, 7 ….. the remainder is 2.

If the powers are 3, 6, 9 ….. the remainder is 1.

[a] What is the remainder on dividing 28 by 7?

[b] Write the sequence of powers of 2 leaving remainder 1 on division by 7.

[c] Check whether 2019 is a term of arithmetic sequence 3, 6, 9 …….

[d] What is the remainder on dividing 22019 by 7?

[e] Write the algebraic form of the arithmetic sequence 1, 4, 7 ……

[f] Write the algebraic form of the sequence 21, 24, 27 ….. [powers of two leaving remainder 2 on division by 7].

Solution:

[a] If 28 is divided by 7, then the remainder is 7.

[b] 23, 26, 29 ……. when divided by 7 leaves a remainder 1.

[c] Yes

2019 = 3 (n – 1) 3

2019 = 3n – 9

2019 + 9 = 3n

2018 = 3n

2018 / 3 = n

n = 673 terms

[d] 1 is the remainder on dividing 22019 by 7.

[e] an = a + (n – 1)d

an = 1 + (n – 1)3

= 1 + 3n – 3

an = 3n – 2

[f] 1, 4, 7 ….. nth term is 3n – 2.

So, the algebraic form is 23n-2.