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### Telangana Board SSC Class 10 Maths 2015 Question Paper 2 with Solutions

**PART A**

**SECTION – I**

**1.** If a cylinder and a cone are of the same radius and height, then how many cones full of milk can fill the cylinder? Answer with reasons.

**Solution:**

Given,

Radius of cylinder = Radius of cone = r

Height of cylinder = Height of cone = h

Now,

Volume of cylinder = n Ã— Volume of cone

Ï€r^{2}h = n Ã— (1/3) Ï€r^{2}h

â‡’ n = 3

Hence, 3 cones full of milk can fill the cylinder.

**2. **In a Î”DEF, A, B, and C are the midpoints of EF, FD and DE respectively. If the area of Î”DEF is 14.4 cm^{2}, then find the area of Î”ABC.

**Solution:**

Given,

A, B, and C are the midpoints of EF, FD and DE respectively of a Î”DEF.

ar(Î”ABC) = (Â¼) Ã— ar(Î”DEF)

= (Â¼) Ã— 14.4

= 3.6 cm^{2}

**3. **When a die is rolled once unbiased, what is the probability of getting a multiple of 3 out of possible outcomes?

**Solution:**

Total number of outcomes = 6

i.e. {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6}

Number of favourable outcomes = 2

i.e. multiples of 3 = {3, 6}

P(getting a multiple of 3) = 2/6 = â…“

**4. **Show that tan^{2}Î¸ – (1/cos^{2}Î¸) = -1.

**Solution:**

LHS = tan^{2}Î¸ – (1/cos^{2}Î¸)

= tan^{2}Î¸ – sec^{2}Î¸

= -(sec^{2}Î¸ – tan^{2}Î¸)

= -1

= RHS

Therefore, tan^{2}Î¸ – (1/cos^{2}Î¸) = -1

**5. **How many tangents can be drawn to a circle from a point on the same circle? Justify your answer.

**Solution:**

Only one tangent can be drawn to a circle from a point on its circumference.

XPX’ is the tangent to the circle at a point P.

**6. **

Class Interval | 10 – 25 | 25 – 40 | 40 – 55 | 55 – 70 | 70 – 85 | 85 – 100 |

Frequency | 2 | 3 | 7 | 6 | 6 | 6 |

How do you find the deviation from the assumed mean for the above data?

**Solution:**

Class Interval | Frequency | Midvalues (x_{i}) |

10 – 25 | 2 | 17.5 |

25 – 40 | 3 | 32.5 |

40 – 55 | 7 | 47.5 = a |

55 – 70 | 6 | 62.5 |

70 – 85 | 6 | 77.5 |

85 – 100 | 6 | 92.5 |

Now, deviation = d_{i} = x_{i} – A

**7. **A person from the top of a building of height 25 m has observed another building’s top and bottom at an angle of elevation 45Â° and at an angle of depression 60Â° respectively. Draw a diagram for this data.

**Solution:**

Let CD be the building on which a person observed another building AB.

**SECTION – II**

**8. **A ladder of 3.9 m length is laid against a wall. The distance between the foot of the wall and the ladder is 1.5 m. Find the height at which the ladder touches the wall.

**Solution:**

Let AB be the wall and AC be the ladder.

In right triangle ABC,

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

AB^{2} = AC^{2} – BC^{2}

= (3.9)^{2} – (1.5)^{2}

= 15.21 – 2.25

= 12.96

AB = 3.6

Therefore, the height at which the ladder touches the wall is 3.6 m.

**9. **There are 12 red balls, 18 blue balls and 6 white balls in a box. When a ball is drawn at random from the box, what is the probability of not getting a red ball?

**Solution:**

Given,

12 red balls, 18 blue balls and 6 white balls

Total number of balls = 12 + 18 + 6 = 36

Total number of outcomes = n(S) = 36

Let E be the event of not getting a red ball.

Number of outcomes favourable to E = n(E) = 24

i.e. 36 – 12 (red balls) = 24

P(E) = n(E)/n(S)

= 24/36

= â…”

Hence, the required probability is â…”.

**10. **Prove that “in two concentric circles, a chord of the bigger circle that touches the smaller circle is bisected at the point of contact with the smaller circle”.

**Solution:**

Let O be the centre of two concentric circles C_{1} and C_{2}.

Let AB is the chord of the larger circle (C_{2}), which is a tangent to the smaller circle (C_{1}) at P.

Join OP

OP = Radius of the circle C_{1}

XY = Tangent to the circle C_{1} at P.

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

OP âŠ¥ XY

Now, XY is the chord of the larger circle C_{2} and OP âŠ¥ XY.

We know that the perpendicular drawn from the centre to the chord always bisects.

Therefore, XD = DY

Hence proved.

**11. **Show that (1 + cot^{2}Î¸)(1 – cos Î¸)(1 + cos Î¸) = 1

**Solution:**

LHS = (1 + cot^{2}Î¸)(1 – cos Î¸)(1 + cos Î¸)

Using the identities:

cosec^{2}A – cot^{2}A = 1

sin^{2}A + cos^{2}A = 1

= cosec^{2}Î¸ (1 – cos^{2}Î¸)

= (1/sin^{2}Î¸) Ã— sin^{2}Î¸

= 1

= RHS

Therefore, (1 + cot^{2}Î¸)(1 – cos Î¸)(1 + cos Î¸) = 1

**12. **The radius of a spherical balloon increases from 7 cm to 14 cm as air is pumped into it. Find the ratio of the volumes of the balloon before and after pumping the air.

**Solution:**

Given,

Radius of smaller balloon = r = 7 cm

Radius of bigger balloon = R = 14 cm

The volume of sphere = (4/3)Ï€r^{3}

The ratio of volumes = Volume of smaller balloon/ Volume of bigger balloon

= (4/3)Ï€r^{3}/ (4/3)Ï€R^{3}

= r^{3}/R^{3}

= (7 Ã— 7 Ã— 7)/ (14 Ã— 14 Ã— 14)

= 1/8

Hence, the ratio of the volumes of the balloon before and after pumping the air is 1 : 8.

**13. **Observe the below diagram and find the values of x and y.

**Solution:**

In Î”ABC and Î”EFC,

âˆ ACB = âˆ ECF (vertically opposite angles)

âˆ A = âˆ F (corresponding angles)

By AA similarity,

Î”ABC ~ Î”EFC

AB/EF = BC/FC

9/15 = x/6

x = (9 Ã— 6)/15

x = 18/5 = 3.6 cm

CD || EF

BF is the transversal of parallel lines CD and EF

CD/EF = BC/BF

y/15 = x/(x + 6)

y = (3.6/9.6) Ã— 15

y = 5.625 cm

**SECTION – III**

**14. **In a village, an enumerator has surveyed for 25 households. The size of the family (number of family members) and the number of families is tabulated as follows.

Size of the family (No.of members) | 1 – 3 | 3 – 5 | 5 – 7 | 7 – 9 | 9 – 11 |

No. of families | 6 | 7 | 9 | 2 | 1 |

Find the mode of the data.

**Solution:**

Size of the family (No.of members) | No. of families |

1 – 3 | 6 |

3 – 5 | 7 = f_{0} |

5 – 7 | 9 = f_{1} |

7 – 9 | 2 = f_{2} |

9 – 11 | 1 |

Maximum frequency = 9

Modal class = 5 – 7

l = 5

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

= 5 + [(9 – 7)/ (2 Ã— 9 – 7 – 2)] Ã— 2

= 5 + (2/9) Ã— 2

= 5 + (4/9)

= 5 + 0.444

= 5.444

**OR**

There are 100 flash cards labelled from 1 to 100 in a bag. When a card is drawn from the bag at random, what is the probability of getting

(i) a card with prime number from possible outcomes

(ii) a card without prime number from possible outcomes.

**Solution:**

Total number of outcomes = n(S) = 100

(i) Let E be the event of getting a card with a prime number.

Number of prime numbers from 1 to 100 = 25

Number of outcomes favourable to E = n(E) = 25

P(E) = n(E)/n(S)

= 25/100

= Â¼

(ii) P(a card without prime number from possible outcomes) = 1 – P(E)

= 1 – (Â¼)

= (4 – 1)/4

= Â¾

**15. **Find the value of (sec 15Â°/ cosec 75Â°) + (sin 72Â°/ cos 18Â°) – (tan 33Â°/ cot 57Â°).

**Solution:**

(sec 15Â°/ cosec 75Â°) + (sin 72Â°/ cos 18Â°) – (tan 33Â°/ cot 57Â°)

= [sec (90Â° – 75Â°)/ cosec 75Â°] + [sin (90Â° – 18Â°)/ cos 18Â°] – [tan (90Â° – 57Â°)/ cot 57Â°]

= (cosec 75Â°/cosec 75Â°) + (cos 18Â°/cos 18Â°) – (cot 57Â°/cot 57Â°)

= 1 + 1 – 1

= 1

**OR**

Observe the figure given below.

In Î”PQR, if XY || PQ, PX/XR = 5/3 and QR = 7.2 cm, then find the length of RY.

**Solution:**

Given,

XY || PQ, PX/XR = 5/3

PR = PX + XR = 5 + 3 = 8 cm

By BPT,

XR/PR = RY/QR

â…œ = RY/7.2

â‡’ RY = (3 Ã— 7.2)/8

â‡’ RY = 2.7 cm

**16.** An observer flying in an aeroplane at an altitude of 900 m observes two ships in front of him, which are in the same direction at an angles of depression of 60Â° and 30Â° respectively. Find the distance between the two ships.

**Solution:**

Let AB be the altitude of aeroplane.

C and D be the positions of two ships.

In triangle ABC,

tan 60Â° = AB/BC

âˆš3 = 900/x

x = 900/âˆš3

x = 300âˆš3 m

In triangle ABD,

tan 30Â° = AB/BD

1/âˆš3 = 900/(x + y)

300âˆš3 + y = 900âˆš3

y = 900âˆš3 – 300âˆš3

y = 600âˆš3 m

Therefore, the distance between two ships is 600âˆš3 m.

**OR**

A medicine capsule is in the shape of a cylinder with two hemispheres stuck to each of its ends. If the length of the cylindrical part of the capsule is 14 mm and the diameter of hemisphere is 6 mm, then find the volume of medicine capsule.

**Solution:**

Given that a medicine capsule is in the shape of a cylinder with two hemispheres stuck to each of its ends.

Length of cylindrical part = h = 14 mm

Diameter of hemisphere = 6 mm

Radius of hemisphere = r = 6/2 = 3 mm

Radius of hemisphere = Radius of cylinder = 3 mm

Volume of capsule = Volume of cylindrical part + 2(Volume of hemisphere)

= Ï€r^{2}h + 2[(2/3)Ï€r^{3}]

= (22/7) Ã— 3 Ã— 3 Ã— 14 + (4/3) Ã— (22/7) Ã— 3 Ã— 3 Ã— 3

= 396 + 113.14

= 509.14 mm^{3}

**17. **Draw a circle with radius 3 cm and construct a pair of tangents from a point 8 cm away from the centre.

**Solution:**

PA and PB are the required tangents to the circle.

**OR**

Daily expenditure of 25 householders is given in the following table:

Daily expenditure of a household (in Rupees) | 100 – 150 | 150 – 200 | 200 – 250 | 250 – 300 | 300 – 350 |

No. of households | 4 | 5 | 12 | 2 | 2 |

Draw a “less than type” cumulative frequency Ogive curve for this data.

**Solution:**

Less than cumulative frequency distribution table:

CI | cf |

Less than 150 | 4 |

Less than 200 | 9 |

Less than 250 | 21 |

Less than 300 | 23 |

Less than 350 | 25 |

**SECTION – IV**

**18. **When we construct a triangle similar to a given triangle as per given scale factor, we construct on the basis of

(A) SSS similarity

(B) AAA similarity

(C) Basic proportionality theorem

(D) A and C are correct

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (D)

When we construct a triangle similar to a given triangle as per given scale factor, we construct on the basis of SSS and AAA similarity criterion.

**19.** If Î”ABC ~ Î”EDC, then which of the following representation of figures is true?

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (A)

From the given figures,

Î”ABC ~ Î”EDC is true for option (A)

**20. **The number of pair of tangents can be drawn to a circle, which are parallel to each other are

(A) 0

(B) 2

(C) 4

(D) infinite

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (B)

Two tangents can be drawn to a circle, which are parallel to each other, i.e. at endpoints of the diameter of circle.

**21. **For a right circular cone with radius = r, height = h and slant height = l, which of the following is not true?

(A) Always l > h

(B) Always l > r

(C) Always r > Ï€

(D) l^{2} = r^{2} + h^{2}

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (C)

For a right circular cone:

The following are always true.

l > r, l > h

And

l^{2} = r^{2} + h^{2}

**22.** If cot A = 5/12, then sin A + cos A is

(A) 17/13

(B) 12/13

(C) 5/13

(D) 20/13

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (A)

Given,

cot A = 5/12

By Pythagoras theorem,

AC^{2} = (12)^{2} + (5)^{2}

= 144 + 25

= 169

AC = 13

sin A + cos A = (12/13) + (5/13)

= 17/13

**23. **Which of the following values is not a possible value of sin x?

(A) 3/4

(B) 3/5

(C) 4/5

(D) 5/4

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (D)

We know that,

0 â‰¤ sin x â‰¤ 1

Â¾ < 1

â…— < 1

â…˜ < 1

5/4 > 1

Therefore, 5/4 is not a possible value of sin x.

**24. **A ladder ‘x’ meters long is laid against a wall making an angle Î¸ with the ground. If we want to directly find the distance between the foot of the ladder and the foot of the wall, which triogonometrical ratio should be considered?

(A) sin Î¸

(B) cos Î¸

(C) tan Î¸

(D) cot Î¸

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (B)

Let AB be the wall and AC be the ladder.

BC is distance between the foot of the ladder and the foot of the wall.

cos Î¸ = BC/AC

**25. **If P(E) = 0.82, then P(not E) =

(A) 0.18

(B) 0.28

(C) 0.38

(D) P(E) = P(not E)

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (A)

Given,

P(E) = 0.82

We know that,

P(E) + P(not E) = 1

0.82 + P(not E) = 1

P(not E) = 1 – 0.82

= 0.18

**26. **In “more than Ogive curve”, we consider in drawing

(A) more than cumulative frequency, lower limits

(B) more than cumulative frequency, upper limits

(C) less than cumulative frequency, lower limits

(D) less than cumulative frequency, upper limits

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (A)

In “more than Ogive curve”, we consider in drawing more than cumulative frequency, lower limits.

**27. **Observe the following tables

For finding Arithmetic Mean by Direct method, the suggested frequency distribution table is

(A) Only (1) is true

(B) Only (2) is true

(C) (1) and (2) are true

(D) None of the above

**Solution:**

Correct answer: (A)

In finding Arithmetic Mean by Direct method, we consider class mark (x) and frequency in the frequency distribution table.