CARIBBEAN
EXAMINATIONS
SECONDARY
COUNCIL
EDUCATION CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION MATHEMATICS
Paper 0 I  General Proficiency HOlY~
90 minutes
(20 MA Y 2009
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Do not be concerned that the answer sheet provides spaces for more answers than there are items in this test.
4.
Each item in this test has four suggested answers, lettered (A), (B), (C), (D). Read each item you are about to answer, and decide which choice is best. On your answ er sheet, find the number which corresponds to youritem and shade the space having the same letter as the answer you have chosen. Look at the sample item below. 5ample Item 2a { 6a tA) (B) (C) (D)
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If you want to change your answer, erase it completely
before you fill in your new choice.
7.
\Vhen you are told to begin, turn the page and work as quickly and as carefully as you can. Ifyou cannot answer an item, omit it and go on to the next one. Your score will be the total number of correct answers.
8.
A list of formulae is provided on page 2 of this booklet.
9.
You may do any rough work in the booklet.
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v =
Ah where A is the area of a cross· section and h is the perpendicular length.
v = {Ah
A
where A is the area of the base and h is the perpendicular height.
= l(a + b) 2
h where a and b are the lengths of the parallel sides and h is the
perpendicular distance between the parallel sides.
If £Ii! + bx + c = 0, b±..Jb2 4ac
then x
= 
opposite side hypotenuse cos
e =
adjacent side hypotenuse
tan
e
opposite side adjacent side
=
Area of Do =.J bh where b is the length of the base ';d h is the perpendicular Area of MBC
= ~ab
AreaofMBC
=
where s
sin C
~s(sa)
a
~
(sb)
=a +b+C b sinB
~
<b
2 sin A
height
c sine
(sc)
_
)
l.
(3)2 + (_2)2 =
(A)
13
(B)
10 13
(C) (D) 2.
6.
If 60% of a number nwnber?
(A)
25
(B) (C)
30 54 150
(D)
180
Written in scientific notation, 0.045 x 103
is (A) (B) (C)
(D)
7. 4.5 x 10.6 4.5 x 105 4.5 x 104 4.5 X 101
What is the value of the digit 2 in the number 48.621?
(A)
(C)
(D)
5%1 18% 20% 150%
8. 
4.
10
(C) (D)
110 1I I 1100 1110
9. If$560 is shared in the ratio 2: 3 : 9, then the DIFFERENCE between the largest and the smallest shares is
(C)
2
(D)
200
The number 301 can be written as (A) (B) (C) (D)
11.1 ;0.01 is equalto (A) (B)
S.
100
What percentage 000 is 6? (A) (B)
,
2
2
(B) 3.
is 90, what is the
If 3n is an odd number, which of the following is an even number? (A) (B)
(C)
CA)
$ 80
CB)
$240 $280 $360
(C) CD)
3xIQ2+1 3 x 103 + 1 3 x 102 + 1 x 10 3 x 103 + 1 x 10
(D)
3n  2 3n+ 2 3n  1 3n + 211
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Item 14 referstothe Venndiagram below.
Whatis the LEASTnumberofplumsthat can be shared equally among 6, 9 or 12 children? (A) (B)
(C) (D)
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27 36 54 72
Item 11 refers to the Venn diagram below. 14.
[n the Venn diagram, ifP= {Factorsof6} and Q = {Factors of 4}, then the shaded region represents (A)
U.
In the Venn diagram, represents
(A) (B)
(C) (D) 12.
(8) (C) (D)
the shaded area
P' (P u Q)' Q uP'
15.
Q (\ P'
Which of the following sets is equivalentto {a, b, c, d}?
(A) (B)
(C) (D)
{4} {a, b, c} {p,q,r,s} {1,2,3,4,5}
{ } {1,2} {4,6,8, ... } {12,24,36, ... }
The simple interest on $400 at 5% per annum for2 years is 400x5x2
(A)
$
(B)
400x5 $ 2 x 100
(C)
400x2 $ 5 x 100
(D)
400 x 100 $ 2x 5
Item 13refers to the Venn diagram below.
100
U
~ 16.
13.
Ifp sweets cost q cents, then the cost of one sweet is (A)
pq cents
(B)
(q  p) cents
In the Venn diagram, n(P) = 5, n(Q) = 9 . andn(P uQ)= 10. What is n(P (\ Q)?
(B)
4 6
(C)
14
( 0)
2Y
(A)
~
(C)
(D)
P q
cents
q . cents P
18.
During a sale, a shop allows 20% discount off the marked price of clothing. What will a cllstomer pay for adress with a marked price of$301
A company employs 12 gardeners at $26 per day, and 8 clerks at $17 per day. What is the mean dai ly wage, in do liars, of the 20 employees?
(A) (B) (C) (D)
(A) (B) (C) (D)
$10
$20 $24 $30
Tom bought a pen for $60 and sold it to gain 20% on his cost price. How much money did he gain? (A) (B)
22.
$12 $40
(C)
m
(D)
5&)
[fthe simple interest on $800 for 3 years is $54, what is the rate of interest per anntun?
Susan bought a calculator for $120. She had to pay a sales tax of 10% on the price. How much change would she receive from$l40? (A) (8)
(C) (0)
$ 8.00 $12.00 $28.00 $32.00
~% 9
(A)
(8)
19.
$20.00 $21.50 $22.40 $31.50
23.
1 2% 4
(C)
5%
(0)
44%
2(x 4) = 2x+ 8 2x+4 2x4 2x  8
(A) (8)
(C) 20.
Mary invested $200 for 3 years at 5% per annum. John invested $300 at the same rate. If they both received the same amount of money in interest, for how many years did John invest his money? (A)
(D)
24.
(A) (8) (C) (D)
l.!2
(B)
2
(C)
3
(D)
10
(8a)2
25.
= 16a 64a 16a2 64a2
Given that a ~ b=2a 3b then 2 ~(3)= (A) (8)
7 5
(C)
3 13
(D)
626.
= 12 (3  a), then a=
If20a16
31.
.:2
(A)
John has x marbles and Max has twice as many. Max gives John 5 of his marbles . How many marbles does Max now have?
8
(8) (C)
x+5 x5 2x+5
(D)
2x 5
(A) (8)
21 16
(C)
13 8
(0)
27.
28.
2
m2
p= . 2m
When m =3, the vaiueof Pis
(A)
6
(8)
6 
(C)
9 5
(0)
9
(B) (C) (D)
33.
Thevolume
(A) (B) (C)
30 cmJ 100 em3 300 cm3
(D)
IOOOcm3
How many kilograms are there in one tonne?
(A) (8) (C) (0) 34.
2asb3 2a6bJ 6a2b 8a6b3
(A) (B) (C)
3a(a+ 2b)  b (20  3b) ==
(0)
(C) (0)
302  ab + 3b2 302 + 4ab + 3b2 302 + 4ab  3b2 302 + Sab  3b2
35.
10 100 1000 10000
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On leaving Trinidad, the time on a pilot's watch was 23 :00 hrs. When he arrived at his destination, in the same time zone, on the following day his watch showed 03 :00 hrs. How many hours did the flight take?
For all of a and b,
(A) (8)
ofacube with edges lOcm is
5
2(a2b)3 = (A)
29.
32 .
.:2
4 20 26 52
The circumference
ofa circle is 132 em.
22 Given that 1t= "7,theradiusofthecircle, in centimetres, is
30.
Which of the following represents the statement "The difference of two square numbers is positive"?
(A) (8)
(C) (D)
x2_y>0 2x2y>0 (y X)2 > 0 .2(yx» 0
(A)
42
(B)
21
(C)
J4i
(0)
J2i ..
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The area ofa rectangle is 53.6cm2• If the length is multipl ied by four and the width is halved, the area would then be (A)
(B) (C) (0)
26.8 cm2 53.6 cm2
I07.2cm1 214.4cm2
AOB is a sector of a circle such that angleAOB=60° and OB isrunits long. The area of AOB is
(A)
1 rrr
(8)
..!. rrr
3
p .•• 18
em
6 1 3
(C)
 rrr2
(D)
1 rrr2 6
(A)
45 cm2
(8)
65cm2
(C) (D)
90cm2 I30cm2
The marks obtained by ten students in a test marked out of25 were: 9
ml
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16m
Which of the following statements is true about the perimeters ofthe figures A and B? (A) (B) (C) (D)
Perimeter Perimeter Perimeter Perimeter
of A = Perimeter of A> Perimeter of A 2: Perimeter of A < Perimeter
(A) (8) (C) (0)
of B of B of B of B
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Item 44 reters to the following piechaIt. circle and AOC is the diameter.
o is the centre ofthe
The median of the eight scores in the table
is (A)
4
(B) (C)
725 7.50
(D)
8
A bag contains 2 red, 4 yellow and 6 blue balls. The .probability of drawing a blue ball from the bag at random is
The piechart shows the preference in drinks of a group of students.lfl2 students prefer chocolate, then the total numberof students
1

(A)
6
IS
1
(B)

(C)
2
(D)

(A) (B) (C) (0)
3
1
6 11
45.
48 72 I&> 3(i)
Ifthemeanofthefournumbers4,8,xand 12 is 10, thenxis (A) (B) (C)
Length of Leaf em
10 14
15 19 20  24
25 29
(0)
Which of the following represents equation of a straight line? The lengths of 30 cabbage leaves were measured, to the nearest cm, and the information grouped as shown in the tab Ie above.
(A) (B)
(C) (D)
3,8,12,7 5,5,5,5
"10,14,15,19,20,24,25,29 9.5,14.5,19.5,24.5,29.5
4 x
(A)
y=
(B)
y=2x+3
(C)
y=A.24
(0)
y=x2+2x>5
the
Wh ich of the fo (lowing represents the gr'dph ofa function? (A) (B) (C) (0)
48.
31 24 29 31
The relationship that BEST describes the mapping in theabovediagrarn (A) (8) (C) (0)
onetoone onetomany manytoone manytomany
is
 1050.
Which of the following sets is represented by the relation.!: x ~ x2 + 3? (A) (B) (C) (0)
51.
7),(3, 7), (3, 5), (3, 4), (3,
12)} 9)} 6)} 9)}
The range of f : x ~ x3 for the domain {2, 1,0, 1,2} is (A) (B) (C) (D)
52.
{(0,3),(I,4),(2, {(O, 3), (1,5), (2, {(O,3), (1,4), (2, {(O,3), (1, 1), (2,
Item 54 refers to the following diagram.
{0,I,8} {2,1,0,I,2} {6, 3, 0, 3, 6} {8,t,0,1,8}
A boatwastravelling on a bearing of 270° . In what direction was it travelling? (A) (B) (C) (D)
West East North South
54.
e
In the right angled triangle, tan is
5
(A)

(B)

13 5
12
12
(C)

(0)

5
13 5
The image of a point P(2, 3) under a translation ( ~) is (A) (B) (C) (0)
53.
In the diagram AB and CD are parallel. Which ofthe following BEST describes the relation between x and y? (A) (B) (C) (D)
x+y<2x x= y x+ y> 2x x> y
(6,12) (5,1) (5,1) (1,7)
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56.
The point A is shown on the diagram above. What are the coordinates ofthe image ofA under reflection in the yaxis? (A) (B) (C)
(4,3) (4, 3) (3,4)
(D)
(3,4)
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Item 58 refers to the triangle below.
A ship sailed 8km due east from Ato B. It then sailed 6 km due north to C. Which diagram below BEST represents the path of the ship?
1\1
C
(A)
L~N 58.
8km
N
The triangle LMNis rotated in a clockwise directionaboutL through an angleof90°. What is its image?
~
I I
A
11
6km
(A)
L'~N'
N ~
(B)
I I
L AIR
M'
6km
A
(C)
8kIn
11
(B)
L' ~
N ~ I
M'
6km
N'
C (C) N
(0)
N'~L'
~ I I
M' 6km
~c A
8kID
11
L'
CD)
~c
M'
Item 60 refers to the diagram ofa building below. A boy stands 12 metres from the foot ofthe building and observes the angle of elevation of the top oft he building.
EBEBEB EBEBtE tEOtE How many triangles congruent to !lADE would be needed to cover the rectangle
ABCDentirely? (A) (B) (C) (D)
2 4 6 8
(A) (B) (C) (D)
"
"
12tan40° 1.6+ 12sin40° 1.6 + 12 cos 40°
1.6 + 12 tan 40°
"
.I 1.6 m
t