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### PSEB Class 10 Mathematics Question Paper 2017 Paper A with Solutions

**Paper Code – 04/A**

**PART – A**

**1. (i) **For which value of p does the pair of equations given below have a unique solution.

4x + py + 8 = 0

2x + 2y + 2 = 0

**Solution:**

Given,

4x + py + 8 = 0

2x + 2y + 2 = 0

Comparing with the standard form a_{1}x + b_{1}y + c_{1} = 0 and a_{2}x + b_{2}y + c_{2} = 0,

a_{1} = 4, b_{1} = p, c_{1} = 8

a_{2} = 2, b_{2} = 2, c_{2} = 2

Condition for a unique solution is:

a_{1}/a_{2} ≠ b_{1}/b_{2}

4/2 ≠ p/2

2 ≠ p/2

p ≠ 4

Hence, p takes all the real values except 4.

**(ii) **For AP: 3/2, ½, -½, -3/2,…. Write the first term ‘a’ and common difference ‘d’.

**Solution:**

Given,

3/2, ½, -½, -3/2,….

First term = a = 3/2

Common difference = d = (½) – (3/2)

= (1 – 3)/2

= -2/2

= -1

Therefore, a = 3/2 and d = -1.

**(iii) **Write the definition of Pythagoras theorem.

**Solution:**

Pythagoras theorem states that: “In a right-angled triangle, the square of the hypotenuse side is equal to the sum of squares of the other two sides”.

**(iv) **Fill in the blank:

______ – cot^{2}θ = 1

**Solution:**

**cosec ^{2}θ** – cot

^{2}θ = 1

**(v) **Find the volume of a sphere whose radius is 3 cm.

**Solution:**

Given,

Radius of sphere = r = 3 cm

Volume of sphere = (4/3)πr^{3}

= (4/3) × (22/7) × 3 × 3 × 3

= (36 × 22)/7

= 792/7

= 113.14 cm^{3}

**PART – B**

**2. **Find the LCM and HCF of 6 and 20 by prime factorisation method.

**Solution:**

Prime factorisation of 6:

6 = 2 × 3

Prime factorisation of 20:

20 = 2 × 2 × 5

LCM = 2 × 2 × 3 × 5 = 60

HCF = 2

**3. **Check whether the first polynomial is a factor of the second polynomial by dividing the second polynomial by first polynomial.

t^{2} – 3, t^{4} + 3t^{3} – 2t^{2} – 9t – 12

**Solution:**

Here, the remainder is not equal to 0.

Hence, the first polynomial is not a factor of the second polynomial.

**4. **Find such value of k for quadratic equation kx^{2} – 2kx + 6 = 0 so that they have two equal roots.

**Solution:**

Given,

kx^{2} – 2kx + 6 = 0

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

a = k, b = -2k, c = 6

Condition of two equal roots of a quadratic equation is:

b^{2} – 4ac = 0

(-2k)^{2} – 4(k)(6) = 0

4k^{2} – 24k = 0

4k(k – 6) = 0

k = 0, k = 6

**5. **Show that a_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3},….an form an AP where a_{n} = 3 + 4n.

**Solution:**

Given,

a_{n} = 3 + 4n

Substituting n = 1,

a_{1} = 3 + 4(1) = 3 + 4 = 7

a_{2} = 3 + 4(2) = 3 + 8 = 11

a_{3} = 3 + 4(3) = 3 + 12 = 15

The series is: 7, 11, 15,….

This is an AP with a = 7 and d = 4.

**OR**

For AP: 7, 11, 15, 19,…. Find the sum of the first 15 terms.

**Solution:**

Given,

7, 11, 15, 19,….

First term = a = 7

Common difference = d = 11 – 7 = 4

n = 15

Sum of first n terms

S_{n} = n/2 [2a + (n – 1)d]

S_{15} = (15/2) × [2 × 7 + (15 – 1)4]

= (15/2) × [14 + 14 × 4]

= (15/2) × (14 + 56)

= (15/2) × 70

= 15 × 35

= 525

Hence, the sum of the first 15 terms of the given AP is 525.

**6. **The length of a tangent from a point A at distance 5 cm from the centre of the circle is 4 cm. Find the radius of the circle.

**Solution:**

Let PA be the tangent drawn from an external point P to the circle with centre O.

We know that the radius (OA) is perpendicular to the tangent (PA) through the point of contact (A).

In right triangle OAP,

OP^{2} = OA^{2} + PA^{2}

(5)^{2} = OA^{2} + (4)^{2}

OA^{2} = 25 – 16

= 9

OA = 3

Therefore, the radius of the circle is 3 cm.

**OR**

Two concentric circles are of radii 5 cm and 3 cm. Find the length of the chord of the larger circle which touches the smaller circle.

**Solution:**

Let O be the centre of two concentric circles.

AB be the chord of the larger circle which touches the smaller circle at P.

OP = Radius of smaller circle = 3 cm

OA = OB = Radius of the larger circle = 5 cm

∴ OP ⊥ AB

In right triangle OPA,

By Pythagoras theorem,

OA^{2} = AP^{2} + OP^{2}

5^{2} = AP^{2} + 3^{2}

⇒ AP^{2} = 25 – 9 = 16

⇒ AP = 4

Also, the perpendicular from the center of the circle bisects the chord, i.e. AP will be equal to PB.

Thus, AB = 2AP = 2 × 4 = 8 cm

Hence, the length of the chord of the larger circle is 8 cm.

**7.** Draw a line segment of length 6.5 cm and divide it in the ratio 3 : 4.

**Solution:**

**OR**

Draw a circle of radius 4 cm. From a point 7 cm away from a centre, construct the pair of tangents to the circle and measure its length.

**Solution:**

Hence, PA and PB are the required tangents to the circle.

Length of the tangents = PA = PB = 5.75 cm (approx)

**8. **A bag contains 3 red and 5 black balls. A ball is drawn at random from the bag. What is the probability that the ball drawn is

(i) red

(ii) not red

**Solution:**

Given,

3 red balls ad 5 black balls

Total = 3 + 5 = 8

Total number of outcomes = 8

(i) Number of red balls = 3

P(getting a red ball) = ⅜

(ii) P(not getting a red ball) = 1 – P(getting a red ball)

= 1 – (⅜)

= (8 – 3)/8

= ⅝

**PART – C**

**9. **The cost of 1 pencil and 3 erasers is Rs. 10 and the cost of 4 pencils and 6 erasers is Rs. 28. Find the cost of 5 pencils and 4 erasers.

**Solution:**

Let x be the cost (in Rs) of one pencil and y be the cost (in Rs) of one eraser.

According to the given,

x + 3y = 10…..(i)

4x + 6y = 28….(ii)

From (i),

x = 10 – 3y….(iii)

Substituting (iii) in (ii),

4(10 – 3y) + 6y = 28

40 – 12y + 6y = 28

⇒ 6y = 40 – 28

⇒ 6y = 12

⇒ y = 2

Substituting y = 2 in (iii),

x = 10 – 3(2) = 10 – 6 = 4

Thus, the cost of one pencil is Rs. 4 and the cost of one eraser is Rs. 2.

The cost of 5 pencils and 4 erasers = 5(Rs. 4) + 4(Rs. 2)

= Rs. 20 + Rs. 8

= Rs. 28

**10. **Find the coordinates of the points of trisection (i.e. point dividing the three equal parts) of the segment joining the points A(2, -2) and B(-7, 4).

**Solution:**

Let the given points be:

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

B = (x_{2}, y_{2}) = (-7, 4)

P divides AB in the ratio 1 : 2.

Here, m : n = 1 : 2

Using the section formula,

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

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

= (-3/3, 0/3)

= (-1, 0)

Q is the midpoint of PB.

Q = [(-1 – 7)/2, (0 + 4)/2]

= (-8/2, 4/2)

= (-4, 2)

Hence, the required points are (-1, 0) and (-4, 2).

**11. **If tan (A + B) = √3 and tan (A – B) = 1/√3; 0° < A + B ≤ 90°; A > B, then find the value of A and B.

**Solution:**

Given,

tan (A + B) = √3

tan (A + B) = tan 60°

A + B = 60°….(i)

And

tan (A – B) = 1/√3

tan (A – B) = tan 30°

A – B = 30°….(ii)

Adding (i) and (ii),

2A = 90°

A = 90°/2 = 45°

Substituting A = 45° in (i),

45° + B = 60°

B = 60° – 45° = 15°

Therefore, A = 45° and B = 15°.

**OR**

Prove that √[(1 + sin A)/(1 – sin A)] = sec A + tan A; A < 90°.

**Solution:**

**12. **Two poles of equal heights are standing opposite each other on either side of the road which is 80 m wide. From a point between them on the road the angles of elevation of top of the poles are 60° and 30°. Find the height of the poles and distance of the point from the poles.

**Solution:**

Let AB and CD be the two poles of equal heights.

BD = Distance between two poles.

OB + OD = 80 m

In right triangle CDO,

tan 30° = CD/OD

1/√3 = CD/OD

CD = OD/√3….(i)

In right ΔABO,

tan 60° = AB/OB

√3 = AB/(80 – OD)

AB = √3(80 – OD)

AB = CD (Given)

√3(80 – OD) = OD/√3 [From (i)]

3(80 – OD) = OD

240 – 3 OD = OD

4 OD = 240

OD = 60

Substituting OD = 60 in (i),

CD = OD/√3

CD = 60/√3

CD = 20√3 m

Also,

OB + OD = 80 m

⇒ OB = 80 – 60 = 20 m

Hence, the height of the poles is 20√3 m and distances from the point of elevation are 20 m and 60 m respectively.

**13. **In the figure given below a quadrilateral ABCD is drawn to circumscribe a circle. Prove that: AB + CD = AD + BC

**Solution:**

From the given,

DR = DS ….(i) (tangents from D)

BP = BQ ….(ii) (tangents from B)

AP = AS ….(iii) (tangents from A)

CR = CQ ….(iv) (tangents from C)

Adding (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv),

DR + BP + AP+ CR = DS + BQ + AS + CQ

By rearranging them,

(DR + CR) + (BP + AP) = (CQ + BQ) + (DS + AS)

AD + BC = CD + AB

Hence proved.

**14. **In a circle of radius 21 cm, an arc subtends an angle of 60° at the centre. Find

(i) the length of the arc

(ii) area of sector

**Solution:**

Given,

Radius = 21 cm

Angle of the sector = θ = 60°

(i) Length of an arc = θ/360° × 2πr

= (60°/360°) × 2 × (22/7) × 21

= (1/6) × 2 × (22/7) × 21

= 22 cm

(ii) Area of sector = (θ/360°) × πr^{2}

= (60°/360°) × (22/7) × 21 × 21

= 11 × 21

= 231 cm^{2}

**OR**

In the figure given below, find the area of the shaded region where a circular arc of radius 6 cm has been drawn with vertex O of an equilateral triangle OAB of side 12 cm as centre.

**Solution:**

From the given,

OAB is an equilateral triangle since each angle is 60°.

Area of the sector is common in both.

Also,

Radius of the circle = r = 6 cm

Side of the triangle = 12 cm

Area of the equilateral triangle = √3/4 × (OA)^{2}

= √3/4 × (12)^{2}

= = √3/4 × 144

= 36√3 cm^{2}

Area of the circle = πr^{2}

= (22/7) × (6)^{2}

= 792/7 cm^{2}

Area of the sector making angle 60° = (60°/360°) × πr^{2}

= (⅙) × (22/7) × (6)^{2}

= 132/7 cm^{2}

Area of the shaded region = Area of the equilateral triangle + Area of the circle – Area of the sector

= 36√3 + (792/7) – (132/7)

= 36√3 + (792 – 132)/7

= (36√3 + 660/7) cm^{2}

**15. **The following distribution gives the daily income of 50 workers of a factory.

Daily income (in Rs.) | 100 – 120 | 120 – 140 | 140 – 160 | 160 – 180 | 180 – 200 |

No. of workers | 12 | 14 | 8 | 6 | 10 |

Convert the above distribution to a less than type cumulative frequency distribution and draw its ogive.

**Solution:**

Less than type cumulative frequency distribution table:

Daily income (in Rs.) | Number of workers |

Less than 120 | 12 |

Less than 140 | 26 |

Less than 160 | 34 |

Less than 180 | 40 |

Less than 200 | 50 |

Plot the points (120, 12), (140, 26), (160, 34), (180, 40) and (200, 50).

Ogive:

**OR**

A survey conducted on 20 households in a locality by a group of students resulted in the following frequency table for the number of family members in a household.

Family size | 1 – 3 | 3 – 5 | 5 – 7 | 7 – 9 | 9 – 11 |

No.of families | 7 | 8 | 2 | 2 | 1 |

Find the mode of this data.

**Solution:**

From the given,

Maximum frequency is 8 which lies in the class interval 3 – 5.

Modal class = 3 – 5

Lower limit of the modal class = l = 3

Frequency of the modal class = f_{1} = 8

Frequency of the class preceding the modal class = f_{0} = 7

Frequency of the class succeeding the modal class = f_{2} = 2

Class height = h = 2

Mode = l + [(f_{1} – f_{0})/ (2f_{1} – f_{0} – f_{2})] × h

= 3 + [(8 – 7)/ (2 × 8 – 7 – 2)] × 2

= 3 + [1/ (16 – 9)] × 2

= 3 + (1/7) × 2

= 3 + 0.286

= 3.286

Hence, the mode is 3.286.

**PART – D**

**16. **Prove that the ratio of the areas of two similar triangles is equal to the squares of the ratio of their corresponding sides.

**Solution:**

Given,

Two triangles ABC and PQR such that ∆ABC ~ ∆PQR

Draw altitudes AM and PN of two triangles ABC and PQR respectively.

ar(ΔABC) = 1/2 BC × AM

ar(ΔPQR) = 1/2 QR × PN

Now,

ar(ΔABC)/ar(ΔPQR) = [(1/2) BC × AM] / [(1/2) QR × PN]

= (BC × AM)/ (QR × PN) ….(i)

In ΔABM and ΔPQN,

∠B = ∠Q (∆ABC ~ ∆PQR)

∠M = ∠N (each 90°)

Thus, ∆ABM ~ ∆PQN (by AA similarity criterion)

⇒ AM/PN = AB/PQ ….(ii)

∆ABC ~ ∆PQR (given)

AB/PQ = BC/QR = CA/RP ….(iii)

From (i) and (iii),

ar(ΔABC)/ar(ΔPQR) = (AB/PQ) × (AM/PN)

= (AB/PQ) × (AB/PQ) [From (ii)]

= (AB/PQ)^{2}

Similarly,

ar(ΔABC)/ar(ΔPQR) = (AB/PQ)^{2} = (BC/QR)^{2} = (CA/RP)^{2}

Hence proved.

**OR**

Prove that in a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.

**Solution:**

Given:

In a right triangle ABC, ∠B = 90°

To prove:

AC^{2} = AB^{2} + BC^{2}

Construction:

Draw a perpendicular BD onto the side AC.

We know that,

△ADB ~ △ABC

Therefore, AD/AB = AB/AC (by similarity)

AB^{2} = AD × AC …..(i)

Also, △BDC ~△ABC

Therefore, CD/BC = BC/AC (by similarity)

BC^{2} = CD × AC ….(ii)

Adding (i) and (ii),

AB^{2} + BC^{2} = AD × AC + CD × AC

AB^{2} + BC^{2} = AC (AD + CD)

Since, AD + CD = AC

Therefore, AC^{2} = AB^{2} + BC^{2}

Hence proved.

**17. **A cylindrical bucket 32 cm high and with a radius of base, 18 cm is filled with sand. This bucket is emptied on the ground and a conical heap of sand is formed. If the height of the conical heap is 24 cm, find the radius and slant height of the heap.

**Solution:**

Given,

Height of the cylindrical bucket = H = 32 cm

Radius of the base of cylindrical bucket = R = 18 cm

Height of the conical heap = h = 24 cm

Let r be the radius of the base of conical heap.

Volume of sand in cylindrical bucket = Volume of sand of conical heap

πR^{2}H = (1/3)πr^{2}h

18 × 18 × 32 = (1/3) × r^{2} × 24

r^{2} = (18 × 18 × 32 × 3)/24

r^{2} = 18 × 3 × 8 × 3

r^{2} = 1296

r = 36 cm

Slant height = l = √(r^{2} + h^{2})

= √(36^{2} + 24^{2})

= √(1296 + 576)

= √(1872)

= 12√13 cm

**OR**

A toy is in the form of a cone of radius 3.5 cm mounted on a hemisphere of the same radius. The total height of the toy is 15.5 cm. Find the total surface area of the toy.

**Solution:**

Given,

Radius of cone = Radius of hemisphere = r = 3.5 cm = 7/2 cm

Total height of the toy = 15.5 cm

Height of the cone = h = 15.5 – r

= 15.5 – 3.5

= 12 cm

Slant height of cone = l = √(r^{2} + h^{2})

= √[(12)^{2} + (7/2)^{2}]

= √[144 + (49/4)]

= √[(576 + 49)/4]

= √(625/4)

= 25/2

l = 25/2 cm

Total surface area of the toy = CSA of cone + CSA of hemisphere

= πrl + 2πr^{2}

= (22/7) × (7/2) × (25/2) + 2 × (22/7) × (7/2) × (7/2)

= 137.5 + 77

= 214.5 cm^{2}