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Question Paper Solutions - Mathematics 2014 - 2015 ICSE Class 10

Year2014 - 2015 (March)

Question 1 to Question 4 is Compulsory

Attempt Any Four Quesion from Question 5 to Question 11

Marks: 80

A shopkeeper bought an article for Rs. 3,450. He marks the price of the article 16% above the cost price. The rate of sales tax charged in the article is 10%

Find the:

1) market price of the article.

2) price paid by a customer who buys the article

Chapter: [1.02] Sales Tax and Value Added Tax
Concept: Introduction to Sales Tax and Value Added Tax

Solve the following inequation and write the solution set:

13x – 5 < 15x + 4 < 7x + 12, x ε R

Represent the solution on a real number line.

Chapter: [2.01] Linear Inequations
Concept: Representation of Solution on the Number Line

Without using trigonometric tables evaluate:

`(sin 65^@)/(cos 25^@) + (cos 32^@)/(sin 58^@) - sin 28^2. sec 62^@ + cosec^2 30^@`

Chapter: [5] Trigonometry
Concept: Trigonometric Ratios of Complementary Angles

if `A = [(3,x),(0,1)], B = [(9,16),(0,-y)]`, Find x and y  where `A^2 = B`

Chapter: [2.06] Matrices
Concept: Matrices Examples

The present population of the town is 2,00,000. The population is increased by 10% in the first year and 15% in the second year. Find the population of the town at the end of two years.

Chapter: [1.01] Compound Interest
Concept: Use of Compound Interest in Computing Amount Over a Period of 2 Or 3-years

Three vertices of parallelogram ABCD taken in order are A(3, 6), B(5, 10) and C(3, 2)

1) the coordinate of the fourth vertex D

2) length of diagonal BD

3) equation of the side AD of the parallelogram ABCD

Chapter: [2.07] Co-ordinate Geometry
Concept: Simple Applications of All Co-ordinate Geometry.

In the given figure, ABCD is the square of side 21 cm. AC and BD are two diagonals of the square. Two semicircles are drawn with AD and BC as diameters. Find the area of the shaded region. (Take `pi = 22/7`)

Chapter: [4] Mensuration
Concept: Circle - Direct Application Problems Including Inner and Outer Area

The marks obtained by 30 students in a class assignment of 5 marks are given below.

Marks 0 1 2 3 4 5
No. of
1 3 6 10 5 5

Calculate the mean, median and mode of the above distribution

Chapter: [5] Statistics
Concept: Median of Grouped Data

In the figure given below, O is the centre of the circle and SP is a tangent. If ∠SRT = 65°,
find the value of x, y and z.

Chapter: [3.03] Constructions
Concept: Construction of Tangents to a Circle

Katrina opened a recurring deposit account with a Nationalised Bank for a period of 2 years. If the bank pays interest at the rate 6% per annum and the monthly instalment is Rs. 1,000, find the:

1) Interest earned in 2 years.

2) Matured value

Chapter: [1.03] Banking
Concept: Computation of Interest

Find the value of ‘K’ for which x = 3 is a solution of the quadratic equation

`(K + 2)x^2 - kx + 6 = 0`

Chapter: [2.02] Quadratic Equations
Concept: Quadratic Equations

Construct a regular hexagon of side 5 cm. Construct a circle circumscribing the hexagon. All traces of construction must be clearly shown.

Chapter: [3.05] Constructions
Concept: Circumscribing and Inscribing a Circle on a Regular Hexagon

Use a graph paper for this question taking 1 cm = 1 unit along both the x and y-axis :

1) Plot the points A(0, 5), B(2, 5), C(5, 2), D(5, -2), E(2, -5) and F(0, -5).

2) Reflect the points B, C, D and E on the y-axis and name them respectively as B’, C’, D’ and E’.

3) Write the coordinates of B’, C’, D’ and E’.

4) Name the figure formed by B C D E E’ D’ C’ B’.

5) Name a line of symmetry for the figure formed.

Chapter: [3.01] Symmetry
Concept: Lines of Symmetry

Virat opened a Savings Bank account in a bank on 16th April 2010. His pass book shows the following entries:

Date Particulars



Deposit (Rs.) Balance (Rs.)
April 16, 2010 , By cash - 2500 2500
April 28th By cheque - 3000 5500
May 9th To cheque 850 - 4650
May 15th By cash   1600 6250
May 24th To cash 1000 - 5250
June 4th To cash 500 - 4750
June 30th To cheque - 2400 7150
July 3rd By cash - 1800 8950

Calculate the interest Virat earned at the end of 31st July 2010 at 4% per annum interest. What sum of money will he receive if he closed the account on 1st August 2010?

Chapter: [1.03] Banking
Concept: Types of Accounts

If a, b, c are in continued proportion, prove that (a + b + c) (a – b + c) = a2 + b2 + c2

Chapter: [1.01] Compound Interest
Concept: Compound Interest as a Repeated Simple Interest Computation with a Growing Principal

In the given figure ABC is a triangle and BC is parallel to the y-axis. AB and AC intersect
the y-axis at P and Q respectively.

1) Write the coordinates of A.

2) Find the length of AB and AC

3) Find the ratio in which Q divides AC.

4) Find the equation of the line AC

Chapter: [2.07] Co-ordinate Geometry
Concept: Geometric Understanding of c as the y-intercept Or the Ordinate of the Point Where the Line Intercepts the y Axis Or the Point on the Line Where x=0

Calculate the mean of the following distribution :

Class Interval 0-10 10-20 20-30 30-40 40-50 50-60
Frequency 8 5 12 35 24 16
Chapter: [6] Statistics
Concept: Measures of Central Tendency - Mean, Median, Mode for Raw and Arrayed Data

Two solid spheres of radii 2 cm and 4 cm are melted and recast into a cone of height 8 cm. Find the radius of the cone so formed.

Chapter: [4] Mensuration
Concept: Area and Volume of Solids - Sphere

Find 'a' of the two polynomials ax3+3x2-9 and 2x3+4x+a, leaves the same remainder when divided by x+3.

Chapter: [2.05] Factorization
Concept: Remainder Theorem

Prove that `(sin theta)/(1-cottheta) + (cos theta)/(1 - tan theta) = cos theta + sin theta`

Chapter: [5] Trigonometry
Concept: Trigonometric Identities

AB and CD are two chords of a circle intersecting at P. Prove that AP x PB = CP x PD

Chapter: [3.04] Circles
Concept: Arc and Chord Properties - If Two Chords Intersect Internally Or Externally Then the Product of the Lengths of the Segments Are Equal

A bag contains 5 white balls, 6 red balls and 9 green balls. A ball is drawn at random from the bag. Find the probability that the ball is drawn is:

1) a green ball

2) a white or a red ball

3) is neither a green ball nor a white ball.


Chapter: [7] Probability
Concept: Simple Problems on Single Events

Rohit invested Rs. 9,600 on Rs. 100 shares at Rs. 20 premium paying 8% dividend. Rohit sold the shares when the price rose to Rs 160. He invested the proceeds (excluding dividend) in 10% Rs. 50 shares at Rs. 40. Find the:

1) original number of shares

2) sale proceeds

3) new number of shares

4) change in the two dividends.

Chapter: [1.04] Shares and Dividends
Concept: Shares and Dividends

The horizontal distance between two towers is 120 m. The angle of elevation of the top and angle of depression of the bottom of the first tower as observed from the second tower is 30° and 24° respectively.

Find the height of the two towers. Give your answer correct to 3 significant figures

Chapter: [5] Trigonometry
Concept: Heights and Distances - Solving 2-D Problems Involving Angles of Elevation and Depression Using Trigonometric Tables

The weight of 50 workers is given below:

Weight in Kg 50-60 60-70 70-80 80-90 90-100 100-110 110-120
No. of Workers 4 7 11 14 6 5 3

Draw an ogive of the given distribution using a graph sheet. Take 2 cm = 10 kg on one axis and 2 cm = 5 workers along the other axis. Use a graph to estimate the following:

1) The upper and lower quartiles.

2) If weighing 95 kg and above is considered overweight, find the number of workers who are overweight.

Chapter: [6] Statistics
Concept: Ogives (Cumulative Frequency Graphs)

A wholesaler buys a TV from the manufacturer for Rs. 25,000. He marks the price of TV 20% above his cost price and sells it to a retailer at a 10% discount on the market price. If the rate of the VAT is 8%, find the :

1) Market price

2) Retailer’s cost price inclusive of tax.

3) VAT paid by the wholesaler.

Chapter: [1.02] Sales Tax and Value Added Tax
Concept: Introduction to Sales Tax and Value Added Tax

if `A [(3,7),(2,4)], B = [(0,2),(5,3)]`  and `C = [(1,-5),(-4,6)]` Find AB - 5C

Chapter: [2.06] Matrices
Concept: Matrices Examples

ABC is a right angled triangle with ∠ABC = 90°. D is any point on AB and DE is perpendicular to AC. Prove that:


2) If AC = 13 cm, BC = 5 cm and AE = 4 cm. Find DE and AD.

3) Find. Area of ΔADE: area of quadrilateral BCED

Chapter: [3.01] Triangles
Concept: Similarity of Triangles

Sum of two natural numbers is 8 and the difference of their reciprocal is `2/15`. Find the numbers.

Chapter: [2.02] Quadratic Equations
Concept: Quadratic Equations

Given `(x^3 + 12x)/(6x^2 + 8) = (y^3+ 27y)/(9y^2 + 27)`. Using componendo and dividendo find x : y.

Chapter: [2.04] Ratio and Proportion
Concept: Componendo and Dividendo Properties

Construct a triangle ABC with AB = 5.5 cm, AC = 6 cm and ∠BAC = 105°


1) Construct the locus of points equidistant from BA and BC

2) Construct the locus of points equidistant from B and C.

3) Mark the point which satisfies the above two loci as P. Measure and write the length of PC.

Chapter: [3.03] Loci
Concept: Constructions Under Loci