CIE Mathematics Paper-1: Specimen Questions 23 - 25 of 175

Question number: 23

Short Answer Question▾

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(a) Find the value of y when a=7,b=4 .

(b) Make “a” the subject of the formula.


Here, equation is y=a2+2ab+b2, where, a=7,b=4.

(a) y=72+2(7)(4)+42=4956+16y=9.

(b) y=a2+2ab+b2ya2b2=2aba=y(a2+b2)2b.

Question number: 24

One Liner Question▾

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Hema reached at job at 08:50 and left at 18:05 . How long, in hours and minutes, did she spend at job?


Here, Hema reached at job at 08:50andleftat18:05asperclockitmeans12:00+6:05, so from 9 to 12 means 3 hours, from 08: 50 to 9: 00 means 10 minutes, then another 6: 05 means 6 hours and 05 minutes.

So, she spends total of (3+6)hoursand(10+5)minutes=9hoursand15minutes.

Question number: 25

Essay Question▾

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John buys 25 books for 15 . He sells all the books in the market for 75 cents each.

(a) Calculate the profit or loss he makes.

(b) Calculate the percentage profit or loss he makes on the cost price.


Here, 25books=15

(a) He sells as 75 cent per 1 book.

As we know 1 euro = 100 cent

So, 15 euro =? cent

So, 15×100=1500cents.

So, John buys 25 books for 1500 cents (Cost price) and sells 25×75=1875cents (Selling Price).

So, here he gains profit because selling price is more than cost price.

So, profit=SPCP=18751500=375cents=3.75$

(b) Percentage of profit of cost price (1500) =375×1001500=25%