# Mathematics All India Set 2 2016-2017 CBSE (English Medium) Class 10 Question Paper Solution

Mathematics [All India Set 2]
Date & Time: 2nd April 2017, 12:30 pm
Duration: 3h

 1

If a tower 30 m high, casts a shadow 10sqrt3 m long on the ground, then what is the angle of elevation of the sun?

Concept: Heights and Distances
Chapter: [4.01] Heights and Distances
 2

The probability of selecting a rotten apple randomly from a heap of 900 apples is 0.18. What is the number of rotten apples in the heap?

Concept: Basic Ideas of Probability
Chapter: [5.01] Probability [5.01] Probability
 3

What is the common difference of an A.P. in which a21 – a7 = 84?

Concept: Arithmetic Progression
Chapter: [2.02] Arithmetic Progressions
 4

If the angle between two tangents drawn from an external point P to a circle of radius a and centre O, is 60°, then find the length of OP

Concept: Tangent to a Circle
Chapter: [3.01] Circles
 5

A line intersects the y-axis and x-axis at the points P and Q respectively. If (2, –5) is the mid-point of PQ, then find the coordinates of P and Q.

Concept: Coordinate Geometry
Chapter: [6.01] Lines (In Two-dimensions) [6.01] Lines (In Two-dimensions)
 6

If the distances of P(x, y) from A(5, 1) and B(–1, 5) are equal, then prove that 3x = 2y

Concept: Distance Formula
Chapter: [6.01] Lines (In Two-dimensions)
 7

Find the value of p, for which one root of the quadratic equation px2 – 14x + 8 = 0 is 6 times the other.

Concept: Nature of Roots
 8

Prove that the tangents drawn at the end points of a chord of a circle make equal angles with the chord.

Concept: Number of Tangents from a Point on a Circle
Chapter: [3.01] Circles
 9

A circle touches all the four sides of a quadrilateral ABCD. Prove that AB + CD = BC + DA

Concept: Tangent to a Circle
Chapter: [3.01] Circles
 10

Which term of the A.P. 8, 14, 20, 26, ... will be 72 more than its 41st term?

Concept: nth Term of an AP
Chapter: [2.02] Arithmetic Progressions
 11

The dimensions of a solid iron cuboid are 4·4 m × 2·6 m × 1·0 m. It is melted and recast into a hollow cylindrical pipe of 30 cm inner radius and thickness 5 cm. Find the length of the pipe

Concept: Concept of Surface Area, Volume, and Capacity
Chapter: [7.02] Surface Areas and Volumes [7.02] Surface Areas and Volumes
 12

In Figure , two concentric circles with centre O, have radii 21cm and 42 cm. If ∠ AOB = 60°, find the area of the shaded region. [use π=22/7] Concept: Circumference of a Circle
Chapter: [7.01] Areas Related to Circles [7.01] Areas Related to Circles
 13

Water in a canal, 5·4 m wide and 1·8 m deep, is flowing with a speed of 25 km/hour. How much area can it irrigate in 40 minutes, if 10 cm of standing water is required for irrigation?

Concept: Surface Area of a Combination of Solids
Chapter: [7.02] Surface Areas and Volumes
 14

In what ratio does the point (24/11, y) divide the line segment joining the points P(2, –2) and Q(3, 7)? Also find the value of y.

Concept: Section Formula
Chapter: [6.01] Lines (In Two-dimensions)
 15

On a straight line passing through the foot of a tower, two points C and D are at distances of 4 m and 16 m from the foot respectively. If the angles of elevation from C and D of the top of the tower are complementary, then find the height of the tower.

Concept: Heights and Distances
Chapter: [4.01] Heights and Distances
 16

A bag contains 15 white and some black balls. If the probability of drawing a black ball from the bag is thrice that of drawing a white ball, find the number of black balls in the bag.

Concept: Simple Problems on Single Events
Chapter: [5.01] Probability
 17

Three semicircles each of diameter 3 cm, a circle of diameter 4.5 cm and a semicircle of radius 4.5 cm are drawn in the given figure. Find the area of the shaded region Concept: Circumference of a Circle
Chapter: [7.01] Areas Related to Circles [7.01] Areas Related to Circles
 18

From a solid right circular cylinder of height 2.4 cm and radius 0.7 cm, a right circular cone of same height and same radius is cut out. Find the total surface area of the remaining solid.

Concept: Surface Area of a Combination of Solids
Chapter: [7.02] Surface Areas and Volumes
 19

If the 10th term of an A.P. is 52 and the 17th term is 20 more than the 13th term, find the A.P.

Concept: Arithmetic Progression
Chapter: [2.02] Arithmetic Progressions
 20

If the roots of the equation (c2 – ab) x2 – 2 (a2 – bc) x + b2 – ac = 0 in x are equal, then show that either a = 0 or a3 + b3 + c3 = 3abc

Concept: Nature of Roots
 21

If the points A(k + 1, 2k), B(3k, 2k + 3) and C(5k − 1, 5k) are collinear, then find the value of k

Concept: Coordinate Geometry
Chapter: [6.01] Lines (In Two-dimensions) [6.01] Lines (In Two-dimensions)
 22

Two different dice are thrown together. Find the probability that the numbers obtained have

1) even sum, and

2) even product.

Concept: Basic Ideas of Probability
Chapter: [5.01] Probability [5.01] Probability
 23

Construct a triangle ABC with sides BC = 7 cm, ∠B = 45° and ∠A = 105°. Then construct a triangle whose sides are 3/4 times the corresponding sides of ∆ABC.

Concept: Application of Pythagoras Theorem in Acute Angle and Obtuse Angle
Chapter: [3.02] Triangles
 24

In a rain-water harvesting system, the rain-water from a roof of 22 m × 20 m drains into a cylindrical tank having diameter of base 2 m and height 3·5 m. If the tank is full, find the rainfall in cm. Write your views on water conservation.

Concept: Concept of Surface Area, Volume, and Capacity
Chapter: [7.02] Surface Areas and Volumes [7.02] Surface Areas and Volumes
 25

Prove that the lengths of the tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are equal.

Concept: Number of Tangents from a Point on a Circle
Chapter: [3.01] Circles
 26

In the given figure, XY and X’Y’ are two parallel tangents to a circle with centre O and another tangent AB with point of contact C intersecting XY at A and X’Y’ at B. Prove that ∠AOB=90° Concept: Number of Tangents from a Point on a Circle
Chapter: [3.01] Circles
 27

If the ratio of the sum of the first n terms of two A.Ps is (7n + 1) : (4n + 27), then find the ratio of their 9th terms.

Concept: Sum of First n Terms of an AP
Chapter: [2.02] Arithmetic Progressions
 28

Solve for x :

1/(2x - 3) + 1/(x - 5) = 1 1/9 , X != 3/2, 5

Concept: Solutions of Quadratic Equations by Factorization
 29

A train covers a distance of 300 km at a uniform speed. If the speed of the train is increased by 5 km/hour, it takes 2 hours less in the journey. Find the original speed of the train

Concept: Quadratic Equations Examples and Solutions
 30

A man observes a car from the top of a tower, which is moving towards the tower with a uniform speed. If the angle of depression of the car changes from 30° to 45° in 12 minutes, find the time taken by the car now to reach the tower.

Concept: Heights and Distances
Chapter: [4.01] Heights and Distances
 31

In the given figure, ∆ ABC is a right-angled triangle in which ∠ A is 90°. Semicircles are drawn on AB, AC and BC as diameters. Find the area of the shaded region Concept: Circumference of a Circle
Chapter: [7.01] Areas Related to Circles [7.01] Areas Related to Circles

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