# Board Paper of Class 10 2013 Maths - Solutions

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- Question 1

- Question 2
If
*a, b, c*are in G.P, then $\frac{a-b}{b-c}$ is equal to :

(a) $\frac{a}{b}$

(b) $\frac{b}{a}$

(c) $\frac{b}{c}$

(d) $\frac{c}{b}$ VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 3
The next term of $\frac{1}{20}$ in the sequence $\frac{1}{2},\frac{1}{6},\frac{1}{12},\frac{1}{20}$ ............. is

(a) $\frac{1}{24}$

(b) $\frac{1}{22}$

(c) $\frac{1}{30}$

(d) $\frac{1}{18}$ VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 4
The square root of $49{\left({x}^{2}-2xy+{y}^{2}\right)}^{2}$ is :

(a) 7|*x*–*y*|

(b) 7 (*x*+*y*) (*x*–*y*)

(c) 7 (*x + y*)^{2}

(d) 7 (*x*–*y*)^{2}VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 5
The remainder when
*x*^{2}– 2*x*+ 7 is divided by*x*+ 4 is :

(a) 28

(b) 29

(c) 30

(d) 31 VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 6
If $\mathrm{A}=\left(\begin{array}{cc}7& 2\\ 1& 3\end{array}\right)\mathrm{and}\mathrm{A}+\mathrm{B}=\left(\begin{array}{cc}-1& 0\\ 2& -4\end{array}\right),\mathrm{then}\mathrm{matrix}\mathrm{B}=?$

(a) $\left(\begin{array}{cc}1& 0\\ 0& 1\end{array}\right)$

(b) $\left(\begin{array}{cc}6& 2\\ 3& -1\end{array}\right)$

(c) $\left(\begin{array}{cc}-8& -2\\ 1& -7\end{array}\right)$

(d) $\left(\begin{array}{cc}8& 2\\ -1& 7\end{array}\right)$ VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 7
Area of the triangle formed by the points (0, 0), (2, 0) and (0, 2) is :

(a) 1 sq. unit

(b) 2 sq. unit

(c) 4 sq. unit

(d) 8 sq. unit VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 8
If a straight line
*y*= 2*x**+ k*passes through the point (1, 2), then the value of*k*is equal to :

(a) 0

(b) 4

(c) 5

(d) –3 VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 9
In the figure, PA and PB are tangents to the circle drawn from an external point P. Also, CD is a tangent to the circle at Q.

If PA = 8 cm and CQ = 3 cm then PC is equal to:

(a) 11 cm

(b) 5 cm

(c) 24 cm

(d) 38 cm VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 10
If the sides of two similar triangles are in the ratio 2 : 3, then their areas are in the ratio :

(a) 9 : 4

(b) 4 : 9

(c) 2 : 3

(d) 3 : 2 VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 11

- Question 12

- Question 13
The total surface area of a solid hemisphere of diameter 2 cm is equal to :

(a) 12 cm^{2}

(b) 12π cm^{2}

(c) 4π cm^{2}

(d) 3π cm^{2}VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 14
Variance of the first 11 natural numbers is :

(a) $\sqrt{5}$

(b) $\sqrt{10}$

(c) $5\sqrt{2}$

(d) 10 VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 15
A card is drawn from a pack of 52 cards at random. The probability of getting neither an ace nor a king card is :

(a) $\frac{2}{13}$

(b) $\frac{11}{13}$

(c) $\frac{4}{13}$

(d) $\frac{8}{13}$ VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 16
Verify the commutative property of set intersection for

A ={*l, m, n, o*, 2, 3, 4, 7} and B = {2, 5, 3, –2,*m*,*n*,*o*,*p*}. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 17
Find the sum of the arithmetic series 5 + 11 + 17 + ...... + 95. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 18
If the sum and product of the roots of the quadratic equation
*ax*^{2}– 5*x*+*c*= 0 are both equal to 10, then find the values of*a*and*c*. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 19
Solve : $x+\frac{1}{x}=\frac{26}{5}$ VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 20
For the matrices A and B, the product AB exists but BA does not exist. What can you say about the order of A and B? VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 21
If $\mathrm{A}=\left(\begin{array}{ccc}8& 5& 2\\ 1& -3& 4\end{array}\right)$, then find A
^{T}and (A^{T})^{T}. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 22
Find the value of '
*a*' if the straight lines 5*x*– 2*y*– 9 = 0 and*ay*+ 2*x*– 11 = 0 are perpendicular to each other. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 23
If the points (
*a*, 1), (1, 2) and (0,*b*+ 1) are collinear, then show that $\frac{1}{a}+\frac{1}{b}=1$. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 24

In the figure, TP is a tangent to a circle. A and B are two points on the circle. If ∠BTP = 72° and ∠ATB = 43° find ∠ABT. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 25
Prove that $\frac{1}{{\mathrm{sin}}^{2}\mathrm{\theta}}-\frac{1-{\mathrm{sin}}^{2}\mathrm{\theta}}{1-{\mathrm{cos}}^{2}\mathrm{\theta}}=1$. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 26
A ladder leaning against a vertical wall makes an angle of 60° with the ground. The foot of the ladder is 3.5 m away from the wall. Find the length of the ladder. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 27
If the circumference of the base of a solid right circular cone is 236 cm and its slant height is 12 cm, find its curved surface area. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 28
Find the volume of a sphere-shaped metallic shot-put having a diameter of 8.4 cm $\left(\mathrm{Take}\mathrm{\pi}=\frac{22}{7}\right)$. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 29
There are 7 defective items in a sample of 35 items. Find the probability that an item chosen at random is non-defective. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 30
(a) If R = {(
*a*, –2), (–5,*b*), (8,*c*), (*d*, –1) represents the identity function, find the values of*a, b, c*and*d*.(b) The largest of 50 measurements is 3.84 kg. If the range is 0.46 kg., find the smallest measurement. VIEW SOLUTION

OR

- Question 31
Let A = Z\{0} i.e, the set of all non zero integers and
*f*: A → R (the set of real numbers) be defined by*f*(*x*) = $\frac{\left|x\right|}{2},x\in \mathrm{A}$. Find the range and type of the function. Is it one-to-one? VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 32
Let A = {0, 1, 2, 3} and B = {1, 3, 5, 7, 9} be two sets. Let
*f*: A → B be a function given by*f*(*x*) = 2*x*+ 1. Represent this function as :

(i) a set of ordered pairs

(ii) a table

(iii) an arrow diagram

(iv) a graph VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 33
Find the sum to
*n*terms of the series 6 + 66 + 666 +............ VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 34

- Question 35
If $\mathrm{A}=\left(\begin{array}{cc}1& -1\\ 2& 3\end{array}\right)$ then show that A
^{2}– 4A + 5I_{2}= 0. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 36
Solve for
*x*and*y*if $\left(\begin{array}{c}{x}^{2}\\ {y}^{2}\end{array}\right)+3\left(\begin{array}{c}2x\\ -y\end{array}\right)=\left(\begin{array}{c}-9\\ 4\end{array}\right)$ VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 37
Find the area of a triangle whose three sides are having the equations
*x*+*y*= 2,*x – y*= 0 and*x*+ 2*y*– 6 = 0. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 38
The line joining the points A(–2, 3) and B(a, 5) is parallel to the line joining the points C(0, 5) and D(–2, 1). Find the value of
*a*. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 39
A student sitting in a classroom sees a picture on the black board at a height of 1.5 m from the horizontal level of sight. The angle of elevation of the picture is 30°. As the picture is not clear to him, he moves straight towards the black board and sees the picture at an angle of elevation 45°. Find the distance moved by the student. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 40

- Question 41
The radii of two circular ends of a frustum-shaped bucket are 15 cm and 8 cm. If its depth is 63 cm, find the capacity of the bucket in litres $\left(\mathrm{Take}\mathrm{\pi}=\frac{22}{7}\right)$.VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 42
A tent is in the shape of a right circular cylinder surmounted by a cone. The total height and the diameter of the base are 13.5 m and 28 m, respectively. If the height of the cylindrical portion is 3 m, find the total surface area of the tent. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 43
Prove that the standard deviation of the first
*n*natural numbers is $\sqrt{\frac{{n}^{2}-1}{12}}$. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 44
A die is thrown twice. Find the probability that at least one of the two throws comes up with the number 5. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 45
(a) A car left 30 minutes later than the scheduled time. In order to reach its destination 150 km away in time, it has to increase its speed by 25 km/hr from its usual speed. Find its usual speed.OR(b) State and prove Pythagoras theorem. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 46
(a) Construct a cyclic quadrilateral PQRS such that PQ = 5.5 cm, QR = 4.5 cm, ∠QPR = 45° and PS = 3 cm.

OR(b) Construct a ∆AABC such that AB = 6 cm, ∠C = 40° and the altitude from C to AB is of length 4.2 cm. VIEW SOLUTION

- Question 47
(a) Solve graphically 2VIEW SOLUTION
*x*^{2 }+*x*– 6 = 0

(b) For the table

*x*1 3 5 7 8 *y*2 6 10 14 16

(i) the value of*y*if*x*= 4

(ii) the value of*x*if*y*= 12