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1) Factorise completely 120x2 - 10x - 5



2) A hemispherical wine glass of radius 6 cm is filled with wine to the brim. The wine is then poured into a cylindrical bottle of radius 6 cm and height 20 cm. How high up the bottle will the wine go?



3) Evaluate 80.5 * 16-0.5


Irrational numbers

4) Write 0.123123123123123......  as a fraction


Circle theorems

5) Prove that the alternate segment theorem is always true


Simultaneous equations

6) Solve by substitution:

2x2 + 3y = 7

5x + y - 2 = 3


Equations of circles

7) Write down the formula for a circle of radius 9cm centred on the origin



8) The gravitational field strength of a planet is inversely proportional to the square of distance from the centre. At a distance of 100Km the field strength is 5 units. What will be the field strength at a distance of 215Km ?


Rearranging equations

9) Make r the subject of the following equation

F-r = mv2r + mr + m



10) State one advantage and one disadvantage of systematic sampling



11) In the card game POKER, the best hand you can possibly get is called a "royal flush"

Calculate the probability that I will get an Ace of Hearts, followed by a King of Hearts, followed by a Queen of Hearts, followed by a Jack of Hearts, followed by a Ten of Hearts... IN THAT ORDER!



12) Prove that the sum of any three consecutive integers is always a multiple of three


Accuracy and Error

13) I measured a table and wrote down that it is 1.62 m long. What are the upper and lower bounds of this measurement?


Trigonometric functions

14) Write down the cosine rule for finding side lengths



15) y = f(x) is transformed into y = f(0.5*x). State the type of transformation and describe what happens to the appearance of the line



16) Show how to construct an angle of exactly 60o using just a ruler, compass and pencil!


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