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### QUESTION PAPER CODE 81-E

**SECTION – I**

**1. **If U = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}, A = {1, 2, 3} and B = {2, 3, 4, 5}, then (A ⋃ B)’ is

(A) {5, 6, 7}

(B) {6, 7, 8}

(C) {3, 4, 5}

(D) {1, 2, 3}

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (B)

Given,

U = {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8}

A = {1, 2, 3}

B = {2, 3, 4, 5}

A ⋃ B = {1, 2, 3} ⋃ {2, 3, 4, 5}

= {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

(A ⋃ B)’ = U – (A ⋃ B)

= {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8} – {1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

= {6, 7, 8}

**2. **LCM of 18 and 45 is

(A) 9

(B) 45

(C) 90

(D) 81

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (C)

Prime factorization of 18:

18 = 2 × 3 × 3

Prime factorization of 45:

45 = 3 × 3 × 5

LCM(18, 45) = 2 × 3 × 3 × 5 = 90

**3. **The mean (x bar) and the standard deviation (σ) of certain scores are 60 and 3 respectively. Then the coefficient of variation is

(A) 5

(B) 6

(C) 7

(D) 8

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (A)

Given,

Mean = 60

Standard deviation = 3

Coefficient of variation = (standard deviation/mean) × 100

= (3/60) × 100

= 5

**4. **Rationalising factor of √x – y is

(A) x – y

(B) √x

(C) √x + y

(D) √x – y

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (D)

Rationalising factor of √x – y is √x – y.

Since (√x – y)(√x – y)

= [√(x – y)]^{2}

= x – y

**5. **If f(x) = x^{2} – 2x + 15 then f (– 1) is

(A) 14

(B) 18

(C) 15

(D) 13

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (B)

Given,

f(x) = x^{2} – 2x + 15

f(-1) = (-1)^{2} – 2(-1) + 15

= 1 + 2 + 15

= 18

**6. **In a circle, the angle subtended by a chord in the major segment is

(A) a straight angle

(B) a right angle

(C) an acute angle

(D) an obtuse angle

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (C)

In a circle, the angle subtended by a chord in the major segment is an acute angle.

**7. **The length of the diagonal of a square of side 12 cm is

(A) 5√2 cm

(B) 144 cm

(C) 24 cm

(D) 12√2 cm

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (D)

Given,

Side of a square = a = 12 cm

Diagonal of square = a√2 = 12√2 cm

**8. **The distance between the origin and the point (-12, 5) is

(A) 13 units

(B) -12 units

(C) 10 units

(D) 5 units

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (A)

The distance of a point (x, y) from the origin is √(x^{2} + y^{2}).

The distance between the origin and the point (-12, 5) = √[(-12)^{2} + 5^{2}]

= √(144 + 25)

= √169

= 13 units

**SECTION – II**

**9. **Write the value of ^{100}P_{0}.

**Solution:**

We know that,

^{n}P_{0} = 1

Therefore, ^{100}P_{0} = 1

(or)

^{100}P_{0} = 100!/(100 – 0)!

= 100!/100!

= 1

**10. **What is the probability of a certain event?

**Solution:**

Probability of a certain event or sure event is 1.

**11. **Find the midpoint of the class-interval 5 – 15.

**Solution:**

Given,

Class interval is 5 – 15.

Upper limit = 15

Lower limit = 5

Midpoint of the class interval = (lower limit + upper limit)/2

= (5 + 15)/2

= 20/2

= 10

**12. **Find the value of cos 48° – sin 42°.

**Solution:**

cos 48° – sin 42°

= cos(90° – 42°) – sin 42°

= sin 42° – sin 42°

= 0

(or)

cos 48° – sin 42°

= cos 48° – sin(90° – 48°)

= cos 48° – sin 48°

= 0

**13. **Write the slope and y-intercept of the line y = 3x.

**Solution:**

Given,

Equation of line is y = 3x

Comparing with y = mx + c

Here,

Slope = m = 3

y-intercept = c = 0

**14. **Write the formula used to find the total surface area of a solid hemisphere.

**Solution:**

Total surface area of a solid hemi-sphere = 3πr^{2} sq.units

Here,

r = Radius of the solid hemisphere

**SECTION – III**

**15. **If A and B are the sets such that n(A) = 37, n(B) = 26 and n(A ⋃ B) = 51, then find n(A ⋂ B).

**Solution:**

Given,

n(A) = 37

n(B) = 26

n(A ⋃ B) = 51

We know that,

n(A U B) = n(A) + n(B) – n(A ⋂ B)

51 = 37 + 26 – n(A ⋂ B)

n(A ⋂ B) = 63 – 51

n(A ⋂ B) = 12

**16. **Write the formula used to find

a) arithmetic mean between a and b (a > b)

b) harmonic mean between a and b (a > b).

**Solution:**

a) Arithmetic mean A.M. = (a + b)/2 (where a > b)

b) Harmonic mean H.M. = 2ab/(a + b) (where a > b)

**17.** Find the sum to infinity of the geometric series 2 + (2/3) + (2/9) +…

**Solution:**

Given,

2 + (2/3) + (2/9) +…

Here,

a = 2

r = 2/(3/2) = 1/3

S_{∞} = a/(1 – r)

= 2/[1 – (1/3)]

= 2/ [(3 – 1)/3]

= 2/(2/3)

= 3

Therefore, the sum to infinity of the given geometric series is 3.

**18. **Prove that 3 + √5 is an irrational number.

**Solution:**

Let 3 + √5 be a rational number.

Thus, 3 + √5 = p/q, where p, q are coprime integers and q ≠ 0.

⇒ √5 = (p/q) – 3

⇒ √5 = (p – 3q)/q

Since p and q are integers, (p – 3q)/q is a rational number.

⇒ √5 is also a rational number.

This is the contradiction to the fact that √5 is an irrational number.

Hence, our assumption that 3 + √5 is a rational number is wrong.

Therefore, 3 + √5 is an irrational number.

Hence proved.

**19. **Find how many triangles can be drawn through 8 points on a circle.

**Solution:**

We know that a triangle is formed by joining 3 non-collinear points.

∴ Total number of triangles that can be drawn out of 8 non-collinear

points = ^{8}C_{3}

^{n}C_{r} = n!/(n – r)!r!

Here, n = 8 and r = 3

^{8}C_{3} = 8!/(8 – 3)!3!

= (8 × 7 × 6 × 5!)/5! (3 × 2)

= (8 × 7 × 6)/6

= 56

Hence, the required number of triangles is 56.

**20.** If (1/8!) + (1/9!) = x/10!, then find the value of x.

**Solution:**

(1/8!) + (1/9!) = x/10!

(1/8!) + (1/9 × 8!) = x/(10 × 9 × 8!)

(1/8!) [1 + (1/9)] = x/(10 × 9 × 8!)

(9 + 1)/9 = x/90

10/9 = x/90

⇒ x = 900/9

⇒ x = 100

**21.** A box has 4 red and 3 black marbles. Four marbles are picked up randomly. Find the probability that two marbles are red.

**Solution:**

Given,

A box has 4 red and 3 black marbles.

Out of 7 marbles, 4 marbles can be drawn in ^{7}C_{4} = 35 ways

Thus, n(S) = 35

Two red marbles can be drawn in ^{4}C_{2} = 6 ways

The remaining 2 marbles must be black and they can be drawn

in ^{3}C_{2} = 3 ways

n(A) = 6 × 3 = 18

P(A) = n(A)/n(S)

= 18/35

**22.** Calculate standard deviation for the following scores:

5, 6, 7, 8, 9.

**Solution:**

Using direct method:

x |
x^{2} |

5 | 25 |

6 | 36 |

7 | 49 |

8 | 64 |

9 | 81 |

∑x = 35 | ∑x^{2} = 255 |

N = 5

Standard deviation

σ = 1.414

**23. **Solve x^{2} – 2x – 4 = 0 by using formula.

**Solution:**

Given quadratic equation is:

x^{2} – 2x – 4 = 0

Comparing with the standard form ax^{2} + bx + c = 0,

a = 1, b = -2, c = -4

Using the quadratic formula,

x = [-b ± √(b^{2} – 4ac)]/2a

x = [-(-2) ± √{(-2)^{2} – 4(1)(-4)}]/ 2(1)

= [2 ± √(4 + 16)]/2

= (2 ± 2√5)/2

= 2(1 ± √5)/2

= 1 ± √5

Hence, the roots of the given equation are (1 + √5) and (1 – √5).

**OR**

Determine the nature of the roots of the equation x^{2} – 2x – 3 = 0.

**Solution:**

Given quadratic equation is:

x^{2} – 2x – 3 = 0

Comparing with the standard form ax^{2} + bx + c = 0,

a = 1, b = -2, c = -3

Δ = b^{2} – 4ac

= (-2)^{2} – 4(1)(-3)

= 4 + 12

= 16

Δ > 0

Discriminant is greater than 0.

Therefore, the roots of the equation are real and distinct.

**24. **In a circle of radius 3·5 cm, draw two radii such that the angle between them is 80°. Construct tangents to the circle at the non-centre ends of the radii.

**Solution:**

Given,

Radius = 3.5 cm

Angle between two radii = 80°

**25. **In ΔABC, D is a point on BC such that ∠BAC = ∠ADC. Prove that AC^{2} = BC × DC.

**Solution:**

In ΔABC and ΔADC,

∠BAC = ∠ADC (given)

∠ACB = ∠ACD (common)

By AA similarity criterion,

ΔACB ~ ΔDCA

⇒ AC/DC = CB/CA

⇒ AC^{2} = BC × DC

Hence proved.

**OR**

In the right triangle ABC, ∠ABC = 90° and BD ⊥ AC. Prove that: AB^{2}/BC^{2} = AD/CD

**Solution:**

Given that, in right triangle ABC, ∠ABC = 90° and BD ⊥ AC.

By the corollary of right angle theorem,

AB^{2} = AD × AC ….(i)

And

BC^{2} = CD × AC ….(ii)

Dividing (i) by (ii),

AB^{2}/BC^{2} = (AD × AC)/ (CD × AC)

AB^{2}/BC^{2} = AD/CD

Hence proved.

**26. **Find the value of sin 30° . cos 60° – tan^{2}45°.

**Solution:**

sin 30° = 1/2

cos 60° = 1/2

tan 45° = 1

sin 30° . cos 60° – tan^{2}45°

= (1/2) × (1/2) – (1)^{2}

= (1/4) – 1

= (1 – 4)/4

= -3/4

**27.** Find the radius of a circle whose centre is (-5, 4) and which passes through the point (-7, 1).

**Solution:**

Given,

Centre = C(-5, 4)

Circle passes through the point A = (-7, 1)

Radius of the circle = Distance between A and C

Let, (x_{1}, y_{1}) = (-5, 4)

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

Therefore, the radius of the circle is √13 units.

**28. **The radii of two right circular cylinders are in the ratio 2 : 3 and the ratio of their curved surface areas is 5 : 6. Find the ratio of their heights.

**Solution:**

Let h_{1} and h_{2} be the heights of two right circular cylinders.

Given,

Ratio of the radii of two right circular cylinders = r_{1} : r_{2} = 2 : 3

Ratio of the curved surface areas = S_{1} : S_{2} = 5 : 6

2πr_{1}h_{1}/2πr_{2}h_{2} = 5/6

2h_{1}/3h_{2} = 5/6

h_{1}/h_{2} = (5 × 3)/(6 × 2)

h_{1}/h_{2} = 5/4

Hence, the required ratio is 5 : 4.

**29.** The radius of a solid metallic sphere is 10 cm. It is melted and recast into small cones of height 10 cm and base radius 5 cm. Find the number of small cones formed.

**Solution:**

Given,

Radius of solid sphere = R = 10 cm

Base radius of cone = r = 5 cm

Height of cone = h = 10 cm

Number of small cones = Volume of sphere/Volume of one small cone

= (4/3)πR^{3}/ [(1/3)πr^{2}h]

= (4 × 10 × 10 × 10)/ (5 × 5 × 10)

= 4 × 2 × 2

= 16

Hence, the number of small cones formed from the sphere = 16

**30.** Draw a plan by using the information given below:

**Solution:**

Scale:

25 m = 1 cm

50 m = 2 cm

75 m = 3 cm

100 m = 4 cm

125 m = 5 cm

200 m = 8 cm

**SECTION – IV**

**31. **Rationalise the denominator and simplify:

(√6 + √3)/(√6 – √3)

**Solution:**

(√6 + √3)/(√6 – √3)

By rationalising the denominator,

= [(√6 + √3)/(√6 – √3)] × [(√6 + √3)/(√6 + √3)]

= (√6 + √3)^{2}/ [(√6)^{2} – (√3)^{2}]

= (6 + 3 + 2√6√3)/ (6 – 3)

= (9 + 2√18)/3

= (9 + 6√2)/3

= 3(3 + 2√2)/3

= 3 + 2√2

**32.** Find the quotient q(x) and remainder r(x) on dividing p(x) = x^{3} + 4x^{2} – 5x + 6 by g(x) = x + 1 and hence verify p(x) = [g(x) × q(x)] + r(x).

**Solution:**

Given,

p(x) = x^{3} + 4x^{2} – 5x

g(x) = x + 1

Quotient = q(x) = x^{2} + 3x – 8

Remainder = r(x) = 14

Verification:

[g(x) × q(x)] + r(x)= (x + 1)(x^{2} + 3x – 8) + 14

= x^{3} + 3x^{2} – 8x + x^{2} + 3x – 8 + 14

= x^{3} + 4x^{2} – 5x + 6

= p(x)

Therefore, p(x) = [g(x) × q(x)] + r(x)

**OR**

Find the quotient and remainder by using synthetic division:

(4x^{3} – 16x^{2} – 9x – 36) ÷ (x + 2)

**Solution:**

(4x^{3} – 16x^{2} – 9x – 36) ÷ (x + 2)

Using synthetic division,

Therefore,

Quotient = q(x) = 4x^{2} – 24x + 39

Remainder = r(x) = -114

**33. **Find three consecutive positive integers such that the sum of the square of the first integer and the product of the other two is 92.

**Solution:**

Let x, (x + 1) and (x + 2) be the three consecutive positive integers.

According to the given,

x^{2} + (x + 1)(x + 2) = 92

x^{2} + x^{2} + 2x + x + 2 = 92

2x^{2} + 3x + 2 – 92 = 0

2x^{2} + 3x – 90 = 0

2x^{2} – 12x + 15x – 90 = 0

2x(x – 6) + 15(x – 6) = 0

(x – 6)(2x + 15) = 0

x – 6 = 0, 2x + 15 = 0

x = 6, x = -15/2

x cannot be negative.

Therefore, x = 6

Hence, the required three consecutive positive integers are 6, 7 and 8.

**OR**

Sum of the squares of any two numbers is 180. If the square of the smaller number is equal to 8 times the bigger number, find the two numbers.

**Solution:**

Let x, y be the two numbers and x > y.

Sum of the squares of two numbers is 180.

i.e. x^{2} + y^{2} = 180 ….(i)

Given that the square of the smaller number is equal to 8 times the bigger number.

i.e. y^{2} = 8x ….(ii)

From (i) and (ii),

x^{2} + 8x = 180

x^{2} + 8x – 180 = 0

x^{2} + 18x – 10x – 180 = 0

x(x + 18) – 10(x + 18) = 0

(x + 18)(x – 10) = 0

x = -18, x = 10

x = -18 is not possible.

Thus, x = 10

Substituting x = 10 in (ii),

y^{2} = 8 × 10

= 80

y = √80 = 4√5

Hence, the required numbers are 10 and 4√5.

**34. **Prove that “If two circles touch each other externally, the centres and the point of contact are collinear”.

**Solution:**

Let A be the centre of circle C1 and B be the centre of circle C2.

P be the point of contact.

Draw tangent XY which passes through P.

∠APX = ∠BPX = 90° (radius is perpendicular to the tangent through the point of contact)

Now,

∠APX + ∠BPX = 90° + 90° = 180°

180° is the angle formed by a straight line.

Thus, ∠APX and ∠BPX is a linear pair.

Therefore, A, P and B are collinear.

Hence proved.

**35.** In an equilateral triangle ABC, AN ⊥ BC, prove that 4AN^{2} = 3AB^{2}.

**Solution:**

Given that in an equilateral triangle ABC, AN ⊥ BC.

Thus, BN = NC = (1/2)BC = (1/2)AB

In right triangle ANB,

AB^{2} = AN^{2} + BN^{2}

AN^{2} = AB^{2} – BN^{2}

= AB^{2} – [(1/2)AB]^{2}

= AB^{2} – (AB^{2}/4)

= (4AB^{2} – AB^{2})/4

4AN^{2} = 3AB^{2}

Hence proved.

**OR**

In ΔABC, AD ⊥ BC, prove that AB^{2} + CD^{2} = AC^{2} + BD^{2}.

**Solution:**

Given that in ΔABC, AD ⊥ BC.

In right triangle ADB,

AB^{2} = AD^{2} + BD^{2}

⇒ AD^{2} = AB^{2} – BD^{2} ….(i)

In right triangle ADC,

AC^{2} = AD^{2} + DC^{2}

⇒ AD^{2} = AC^{2} – DC^{2} ….(ii)

From (i) and (ii),

AB^{2} – BD^{2} = AC^{2} – DC^{2}

AB^{2} + DC^{2} = AC^{2} + BD^{2}

Hence proved.

**36.** Prove that tan^{2}A – sin^{2}A = tan^{2}A . sin^{2}A.

**Solution:**

LHS = tan^{2}A – sin^{2}A

= (sin^{2}A/cos^{2}A) – sin^{2}A

= (sin^{2}A – sin^{2}A cos^{2}A)/cos^{2}A

= sin^{2}A(1 – cos^{2}A)/cos^{2}A

Using the identity sin^{2}θ + cos^{2}θ = 1,

= (sin^{2}A sin^{2}A)/cos^{2}A

= (sin^{2}A/cos^{2}A) sin^{2}A

= tan^{2}A sin^{2}A

= RHS

Hence proved.

**OR**

From the top of a building 50√3 m high the angle of depression of an object on the ground is observed to be 30°. Find the distance of the object from the foot of the building.

**Solution:**

Let AB be the building and C be the object.

AB = 50√3 m

∠PAC = ∠ACB = 30°

Angle of depression = θ = 30°

In right triangle ABC,

tan 30° = AB/BC

1/√3 = (50√3)/BC

BC = (50√3) × √3

= 50 × 3

= 150

Hence, the distance between the building and the objec = BC = 150 m

**SECTION – V**

**37.** The sum of 3rd and 5th terms of an arithmetic progression is 30 and the sum of 4th and 8th terms of it is 46. Find the arithmetic progression.

**Solution:**

Let a be the first term and d be the common difference of an AP.

According to the given,

a_{3} + a_{5} = 30

a + 2d + a + 4d = 30

2a + 6d = 30

2(a + 3d) = 30

a + 3d = 15 ….(i)

And

a_{4} + a_{8} = 46

a + 3d + a + 7d = 46

2a + 10d = 46

2(a + 5d) = 46

a + 5d = 23 ….(ii)

Subtracting (i) from (ii),

a + 5d – (a + 3d) = 23 – 15

2d = 8

d = 8/2 = 4

Substituting d = 4 in (i),

a + 3(4) = 15

a + 12 = 15

a = 15 – 12

a = 3

a + d = 3 + 4 = 7

a + 2d = 3 + 2(4) = 11

a + 3d = 3 + 3(4) = 15

Hence, the required AP is 3, 7, 11, 15,…

**OR**

If the fourth term of a geometric progression is 8 and its eighth term is 128, find the sum of the first ten terms of the progression.

**Solution:**

Given that in GP,

a_{4} = 8

ar^{3} = 8 ….(i)

And

a_{8} = 128

ar^{7} = 128 ….(ii)

Dividing (ii) by (i),

ar^{7}/ar^{3} = 128/8

r^{4} = 16

r^{4} = (2)^{4}

r = 2

Substituting r = 2 in (i),

a(2)^{3} = 8

8a = 8

a = 8/8 = 1

Sum of the first n term

S_{n} = a(r^{n} – 1)/(r – 1)

S_{10} = 1(2^{10} – 1)/(2 – 1)

= 1024 – 1

= 1023

Hence, the sum of the first 10 terms of the GP is 1023.

**38. **Solve x^{2} – 2x – 3 = 0 graphically.

**Solution:**

Given,

x^{2} – 2x – 3 = 0

x^{2} – (2x + 3) = 0

Thus, the solution will be the intersection of y = x^{2} and y = 2x + 3

Consider, y = x^{2}

x | -3 | -2 | -1 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 |

y | 9 | 4 | 1 | 0 | 1 | 4 | 9 |

y = 2x + 3

x | -1 | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 |

y | 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 |

Graph:

These intersect each other at x = -1 and x = 3.

Hence, the required solution is x = -1 and x = 3

**39. **Construct a pair of direct common tangents to two circles of radii 4 cm and 2 cm whose centres are 8 cm apart. Measure and write the length of the direct common tangent.

**Solution:**

Therefore, KX and LY are the required tangents of length 7.8 cm.

**40.** Prove that “If two triangles are equiangular, then their corresponding sides are in proportion”.

**Solution:**

Given,

In ΔABC and ΔDEF,

∠BAC = ∠EDF

∠ABC = ∠DEF

To prove: AB/DE = BC/EF = AC/DF

Construction:

Points G and H are marked on AB and AC such that AG = DE and AH = DF. Join GH.

In ΔAGH and ΔDEF,

AG = DE (by construction)

∠GAH = ∠EDF (given)

AH = DF (by construction)

BY SAS congruence criterion,

ΔAGH ≅ ΔDEF

Thus, by CPCT,

GH = EF

∠AGH = ∠DEF

Given that, ∠DEF = ∠ABC

∠AGH = ∠ABC (alternate angles)

Therefore, GH || BC

By the corollary of Thales(BPT) theorem,

AB.AG = BC/GH = AC/AH

And, AG = DE , GH = EF, AH = DF

Therefore,

AB/DE = BC/EF = AC/DF

Hence proved.

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