## Maharashtra SSC Maths Geometry (Paper 1) Exam Question Paper 2015 with Solutions – Free Download

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### MSBSHSE Class 10 Mathematics Question Paper 2015 Geometry Paper with Solutions

**PART – A**

**1. Solve any five sub-questions: [5]**

**(i) **In the following figure, seg AB ⊥ seg BC, seg DC ⊥ seg BC. If AB = 2 and DC = 3, find A(∆ ABC)/ A(∆ DCB).

**Solution:**

Given,

AB = 2 and DC = 3

We know that the ratio of areas of two triangles lying on the same base is equal to the ratio of their corresponding heights.

A(∆ ABC)/ A(∆ DCB) = AB/DC = 2/3

**(ii) **Find the slope and y-intercept of the line y = -2x + 3.

**Solution:**

Given,

y = -2x + 3

Comparing with the equation of line in slope-intercept form y = mx + c

Slope = m = -2

y-intercept = c = 3

**(iii) **In the following figure, in ∆ABC, BC = 1, AC = 2, ∠B = 90°. Find the value of sin θ.

**Solution:**

Given,

BC = 1, AC = 2, ∠B = 90°

sin θ = Side opposite to angle θ/ Hypotenuse

= BC/AC

= 1/2

**(iv) **Find the diagonal of a square whose side is 10 cm.

**Solution:**

Given,

Side of a square = a = 10 cm

Diagonal of the square = √2 × a

= √2 × 10

= 10√2 cm

**(v) **The volume of a cube is 1000 cm^{3}. Find the side of a cube.

**Solution:**

Given,

Volume of cube = 1000 cm^{3}

⇒ (side)^{3} = (10)^{3}

⇒ Side = 10 cm

Therefore, the side of the cube is 10 cm.

**(vi) **If two circles with radii 5 cm and 3 cm respectively touch internally, find the distance between their centres.

**Solution:**

Given,

Two circles with radii 5 cm and 3 cm respectively touch internally.

Distance between their centres = Difference of the radii

= 5 – 3

= 2 cm

**2. Solve any four sub-questions: [8]**

**(i) **If sin θ = 5/13, where θ is an acute angle, find the value of cos θ.

**Solution:**

Given,

sin θ = 5/13

cos θ = √(1 – sin^{2}θ)

= √[1 – (5/13)^{2}]

= √[1 – (25/169)]

= √[(169 – 25)/169]

= √(144/169)

= 12/13

Therefore, cos θ = 12/13

**(ii)** Draw ∠ABC of measure 115° and bisect it.

**Solution:**

**(iii) **Find the slope of the line passing through the points C(3, 5) and D(-2, -3).

**Solution:**

Let the given points be:

C(3, 5) = (x_{1}, y_{1})

D(-2, -3) = (x_{2}, y_{2})

Slope of the line passing through the points (x_{1}, y_{1}) and (x_{2}, y_{2})

= (y_{2} – y_{1})/ (x_{2} – x_{1})

= (-3 – 5)/ (-2 – 3)

= -8/ -5

= 8/5

Therefore, the slope is 8/5.

**(iv)** Find the area of the sector whose arc length and radius are 10 cm and 5 cm, respectively.

**Solution:**

Given,

Length of the arc = 10 cm

Radius = r = 5 cm

Area of sector = (r/2) × Length of arc

= (5/2) × 10

= 5 × 5

= 25 cm^{2}

**(v) **In the following figure, in ∆PQR, seg RS is the bisector of ∠PRQ, PS = 6, SQ = 8, PR = 15. Find QR.

**Solution:**

Given,

PS = 6, SQ = 8, PR = 15

seg RS is the bisector of ∠PRQ.

By the angle bisector property,

PR/QR = PS/SQ

15/QR = 6/8

⇒ QR = (15 × 8)/6

⇒ QR = 20

**(vi) **In the following figure, if m(arc DXE) = 100° and m(arc AYC) = 40°, find ∠DBE.

**Solution:**

Given,

m(arc DXE) = 100°

m(arc AYC) = 40°

By the inscribed angle theorem,

m∠AEB = (1/2) × m∠AYC

= (1/2) × 40°

= 20°

And

m∠EAD = (1/2) × m∠DXE

= (1/2) × 100°

= 50°

Now, by the exterior angle theorem:

m∠DBE + 20° = 50°

m∠DBE = 50° – 20° = 30°

**3. Solve any three sub-questions: [9]**

**(i) **In the following figure, Q is the centre of a circle and PM, PN are tangent segments to the circle. If ∠MPN = 40°, find ∠MQN.

**Solution:**

Given,

∠MPN = 40°

We know that the radius is perpendicular to the tangent through the point of contact.

∠PMQ = ∠PNQ = 90°

In quadrilateral PMQN,

∠MPN + ∠PNQ + ∠MQN + ∠PMQ = 360°

40° + 90° + ∠MQN + 90° = 360°

∠MQN + 220° = 360°

∠MQN = 360° – 220°

∠MQN = 140°

**(ii)** Draw the tangents to the circle from the point L with radius 2.8 cm. The point, ‘L’ is at a distance 7 cm from the centre ‘M’.

**Solution:**

(iii) The ratio of the areas of two triangles with the common base is 6 : 5. Height of the larger triangle is 9 cm, then find the corresponding height of the smaller triangle.

**Solution:**

Let H be the height of the larger triangle and h be the height of the smaller triangle.

We know that the ratio of the areas of two triangles with a common base is equal to the ratio of their corresponding heights.

⇒ 6/5 = H/h

⇒ 6/5 = 9/h (given height of the larger triangle is 9 cm)

⇒ h = (9 × 5)/6

⇒ h = 15/2 = 7.5 cm

Hence, the corresponding height of the smaller triangle is 7.5 cm.

**(iv) **Two buildings are in front of each other on either side of a road of width 10 metres. From the top of the first building which is 30 metres high, the angle of elevation to the top of the second is 45°. What is the height of the second building?

**Solution:**

Let AB be the first building and CD be the second building.

BD = Width of the road = 10 m

AB = 30 m

BD = AE = 10 m

AB = ED = 30 m

In right triangle AEC,

tan 45° = CE/AE

1 = CE/10

CE = 10 m

CD = CE + ED

= 10 + 30

= 40 m

Therefore, the height of the second building is 40 m.

**(v) **Find the volume and surface area of a sphere of radius 4.2 cm. (π = 22/7)

**Solution:**

Given,

Radius of the sphere = r = 4.2 cm

Volume of sphere = (4/3)πr^{3}

= (4/3) × (22/7) × 4.2 × 4.2 × 4.2

= 310.464 cm^{3}

The surface area of the sphere = 4πr^{2}

= 4 × (22/7) × 4.2 × 4.2

= 221.76 cm^{2}

Therefore, the volume of the sphere is 310.464 cm^{3} and the surface area of the sphere is 24.64 cm^{2}.

**4. Solve any two sub-questions: [8]**

**(i)** Prove that “the opposite angles of a cyclic quadrilateral are supplementary”.

**Solution:**

Given,

ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral of a circle with centre O.

Construction: Join OB and OD.

To prove: ∠BAD + ∠BCD = 180°

Proof:

We know that the angle subtended by the arc at the centre is twice the angle subtended by it at the remaining part of the circle.

∠BOD = 2∠BAD….(i)

Also,

reflex∠BOD = 2∠BCD….(ii)

Adding (i) and (ii),

2∠BAD + 2∠BCD = ∠BOD + reflex ∠BOD

2(∠BAD + ∠BCD) = 360°

∠BAD + ∠BCD = 360°/2

∠BAD + ∠BCD = 180°

Hence proved.

**(ii)** Prove that sin^{6}θ + cos^{6}θ = 1 – 3 sin^{2}θ. cos^{2}θ.

**Solution:**

LHS = sin^{6}θ + cos^{6}θ

= (sin^{2}θ)^{3} + (cos^{2}θ)^{3}

= (sin^{2}θ + cos^{2}θ) [(sin^{2}θ)]^{2} + (cos^{2}θ)^{2} – sin^{2}θ cos^{2}θ]

= (1) [(sin^{2}θ + cos^{2}θ)^{2} – 2 sin^{2}θ cos^{2}θ – sin^{2}θ cos^{2}θ]

= (1)^{2} – 3 sin^{2}θ cos^{2}θ

= 1 – 3 sin^{2}θ. cos^{2}θ

= RHS

Hence proved.

**(iii) **A test tube has a diameter 20 mm and the height is 15 cm. The lower portion is a hemisphere. Find the capacity of the test tube. (π = 3.14)

**Solution:**

Given,

Diameter of the test tube = 20 mm

Radius of cylindrical part = Radius of the hemisphere = r = 20/2 = 10 mm = 1 cm

Height of the test tube = 15 cm

Height of the cylindrical part = h = 15 – 1 = 14 cm

Volume (capacity) of the test tube = Volume of cylinder + Volume of hemisphere

= πr^{2}h + (2/3)πr^{3}

= 3.14 × 1 × 1 × 14 + (2/3) × 3.14 × 1 × 1 × 1

= 43.96 + 2.09

= 46.05

Hence, the capacity of the test tube is 46.05 cm^{3}.

**5. Solve any two sub-questions: [10]**

**(i)** Prove that the angle bisector of a triangle divides the side opposite to the angle in the ratio of the remaining sides.

**Solution:**

Given,

Triangle PQR in which RT is the angle bisector of ∠QRP.

Construction:

Draw angle bisector RT from R which intersects PQ at T.

Extend PR and QR so that they intersect each other at S.

To prove: PT/TQ = PR/QR

Proof:

RT || QS and PS is the transversal.

∠PRT = ∠RSQ (corresponding angles)

Now, BC is the transversal.

∠TRQ = ∠RQS (alternate angles)

∠PRT = ∠TRQ (given)

From the all above,

∠RQS = ∠RSQ

In triangle RQS,

QR = RS (sides opposite to equal angles are equal)

In triangle PQS,

RT || QS

PT/TQ = PR/RS

PT/TQ = PR/RQ

Hence proved.

**(ii) **Write down the equation of a line whose slope is 3/2 and which passes through point P, where P divides the line segment AB joining A(-2, 6) and B(3, -4) in the ratio 2 : 3.

**Solution:**

Given,

P divides the line segment AB joining A(-2, 6) and B(3, -4) in the ratio 2 : 3.

A(-2, 6) = (x_{1}, y_{1})

B(3, -4) = (x_{2}, y_{2})

m : n = 2 : 3

Using the section formula,

P = [(mx_{2} + nx_{1})/ (m + n), (my_{2} + ny_{1})/ (m + n)]

= [(6 – 6)/ (2 + 3), (-8 + 18)/ (2 + 3)]

= (0/5, 10/5)

= (0, 2)

Therefore, P = (0, 2)

Equation of the line passing through p(0, 2) and having slope 3/2 is:

y – 2 = (3/2) (x – 0)

2(y – 2) = 3x

2y – 4 = 3x

3x – 2y + 4 = 0

**(iii) **∆RST ~ ∆UAY. In ∆RST, RS = 6 cm, ∠S = 50°, ST = 7.5 cm. The corresponding sides of ∆RST and ∆UAY are in the ratio 5 : 4. Construct ∆UAY.

**Solution:**

Given,

∆RST ~ ∆UAY

In ∆RST,

RS = 6 cm, ∠S = 50°, ST = 7.5 cm

ΔRST and ΔUAY are in the ratio 5 : 4. (given)

RS/UA = ST/AY = RT/UY = 5/4

∠S = ∠A = 50°

Now,

RS/UA = 5/4

6/UA = 5/4

UA = (6 × 4)/5

UA = 4.8 cm

Similarly,

ST/AY = 5/4

7.5/AY = 5/4

AY = (7.5 × 4)/5

AY = 6 cm