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NUMERACY ASSIGNMENT

**Q1** **(a) **Find the value of

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**(b) **Explain why is irrational.** **[3]

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**Q2 **Doreen has the following four numbered cards

7 |

5 |

2 |

3 |

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- What is the largest number that she can make using
**all the four**cards?

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- What is the smallest number that she can make using
**all the four**cards?

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- Find the difference between the largest and smallest numbers that you made.

[3]

**Q3** Write down

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- The multiples of 8 between 29 and 50.

- All the factors of 34.

[3]

**Q4** Find the LCM of

- 3 and 7

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- 3 and 18

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- 5, and 9.

[3]

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**Q5** A small town has a population of 7,875.

**(a)** Write this number to the nearest 100.

- Write this number correct to 3 significant figures.

[2]

**Q6** Express as a product of prime factors. NUMERACY ASSIGNMENT

- 52

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- 60

- 76

[3]

**Q7 **2 5 6 2 8 2 6 3 9

For the numbers in the list above , write down

**(a)** the mode

**(b)** the median**.**

** **[3]

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**Q8** Estimate (do not calculate) the value of

[4]

**Q9** Calculate the value of

- , giving your answer correct to 3 significant figures.
- , giving your answer correct to two decimal places.

[4]

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**Q10** Evaluate

- (3
^{3}+ 6) ÷ (7.8 + 3.2)

[5]

**Q11** Calculate

[7]

**Q12** **(a)** Increase 500 kg by 24%.

- Decrease 300 Pesos by 20%.

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- A long distance call costs SR 640. If a 15% VAT is added to it, what will be the total cost of this long distance call?

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** **[6]

**Q13** Simplify the following

- [3]

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**Q14** **(a)** A sum of SR 120,000 is invested in government bonds, attracting simple interest at a rate of 6% per year. If the sum is invested for a period of 3 years, calculate

**(i)** the amount of interest earned after 3 years.

- the total amount after the 3 years.

You may use the formula

- In 2014, 420 new cars were imported in Seychelles. In 2015, 530 cars were imported.

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Calculate the percentage increase in the number of cars imported in Seychelles between 2014 and 2015. Give your answer correct to 3 significant figures.

You may use the procedure: Percentage increase =

[6]

**Q15 (a) **Express as a ratio in its simplest form

** **35:100

- Divide $1800 grams in the ratio 3:5.

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- Apples cost $1.12 for each kilogram.

Calculate the cost of 4.5 kilograms of apples. NUMERACY ASSIGNMENT

- A cyclist can travel 90 km in 30 minutes.

How far can she travel in 2 hours, if she cycles at the same speed?

[6]

**Q16** Simplify the following expressions

- 12
*x*+ 8*y*– 8*x*+ 2*y*

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- 10
*x*^{2}+ 9*xy*– 7*x*^{2}– 6*xy*[2]

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**[Total 14]
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**Q18 **Given that *p *= 12, *q* = 8, *r* = 4 and *s* = 0.

Evaluate

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**Q19** The amount of rain, in mm, that fell over five days is shown in the table below.

Day of the week |
Amount of rain (mm) |

Monday |
50 |

Tuesday |
70 |

Wednesday |
40 |

Thursday |
110 |

Friday |
90 |

- Draw a clearly labeled bar chart to show this information.

- Find the mean amount of rain that fell during the five days. NUMERACY ASSIGNMENT.

[7]

**[Total 12]**

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