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Excellence Questions

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2002 The Eagle Courier Company has a limit on the size of parcels it will deliver. The size of the parcel is calculated by finding the sum of its length and the distance around the parcel, as shown by the dotted line in the diagram. The maximum size of parcel that Eagle Courier Company will deliver has a sum of 210 cm. A particular parcel is twice as long as it is wide and three times as wide as it is thick. By forming an equation or inequation, calculate the largest possible dimensions in centimetres of this parcel, if it is to meet the 210 cm size restriction described above.

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For maximum dimensions use ‘= 210’ The Eagle Courier Company has a limit on the size of parcels it will deliver. The size of the parcel is calculated by finding the sum of its length and the distance around the parcel, as shown by the dotted line in the diagram. The maximum size of parcel that Eagle Courier Company will deliver has a sum of 210 cm. A particular parcel is twice as long as it is wide and three times as wide as it is thick. By forming an equation or inequation, calculate the largest possible dimensions in centimetres of this parcel, if it is to meet the 210 cm size restriction described above.

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2002 The Eagle Courier Company has a limit on the size of parcels it will deliver. The size of the parcel is calculated by finding the sum of its length and the distance around the parcel, as shown by the dotted line in the diagram. The maximum size of parcel that Eagle Courier Company will deliver has a sum of 210 cm. A particular parcel is twice as long as it is wide and three times as wide as it is thick. By forming an equation or inequation, calculate the largest possible dimensions in centimetres of this parcel, if it is to meet the 210 cm size restriction described above.

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2003 At his flat, Josh makes two rectangular gardens. The herb garden is 2 metres longer than it is wide and has an area of m 2. The vegetable garden is 3 metres longer than it is wide and has an area of m 2. The combined width of both gardens is 5 metres. Find the length and width of each garden. State any equations you need to use. Show all working.

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Write the equations At his flat, Josh makes two rectangular gardens. The herb garden is 2 metres longer than it is wide and has an area of m 2. The vegetable garden is 3 metres longer than it is wide and has an area of m 2. The combined width of both gardens is 5 metres. Find the length and width of each garden. State any equations you need to use. Show all working.

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Write the equations At his flat, Josh makes two rectangular gardens. The herb garden is 2 metres longer than it is wide and has an area of m 2. The vegetable garden is 3 metres longer than it is wide and has an area of m 2. The combined width of both gardens is 5 metres. Find the length and width of each garden. State any equations you need to use. Show all working.

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2004 At the Olympic Games 40 years ago, the average number of competitors per sport was 5 times the number of sports played. In 2004 there were 10 more sports than there were 40 years ago. In 2004 the average number of competitors per sport was 3.5 times greater than 40 years ago. At the 2004 Olympic Games there were competitors. Write at least ONE equation to model this situation. Use the model to find the number of sports played at the Olympic Games 40 years ago.

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Number of sports played 40 years ago = x At the Olympic Games 40 years ago, the average number of competitors per sport was 5 times the number of sports played. the average number of competitors per sport = 5x In 2004 there were 10 more sports than there were 40 years ago. In 2004, there were x + 10 sports In 2004 the average number of competitors per sport was 3.5 times greater than 40 years ago. In 2004 the average number of competitors per sport = 3.5 x (5x) At the 2004 Olympic Games there were competitors. Write at least ONE equation to model this situation. Use the model to find the number of sports played at the Olympic Games 40 years ago.

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Number of sports played 40 years ago = x At the Olympic Games 40 years ago, the average number of competitors per sport was 5 times the number of sports played. the average number of competitors per sport = 5x In 2004 there were 10 more sports than there were 40 years ago. In 2004, there were x + 10 sports In 2004 the average number of competitors per sport was 3.5 times greater than 40 years ago. In 2004 the average number of competitors per sport = 3.5 x (5x) At the 2004 Olympic Games there were competitors. Write at least ONE equation to model this situation. Use the model to find the number of sports played at the Olympic Games 40 years ago.

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2005 One integer is 5 more than twice another integer. The squares of these two integers have a difference of 312. Write at least ONE equation to describe this situation, and use it to find the TWO integers. Show all your working.

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Let 1 integer be x One integer is 5 more than twice another integer. 2x + 5 The squares of these two integers have a difference of 312.

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x is an integer so 7 and 19

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2006 James is five years old now and Emma is four years older. Form a relevant equation and use it to find out how many years it will take until James’s and Emma’s ages in years, multiplied together, make 725 years. Show all your working.

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QUESTION EIGHT James is five years old now and Emma is four years older. Form a relevant equation and use it to find out how many years it will take until James’s and Emma’s ages in years, multiplied together, make 725 years. Add x to each age and then multiply Show all your working.

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QUESTION EIGHT

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Answer is 20 years

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2007

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Look at the pattern of square numbers and extras

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2008 Sheffield school uses two vans to take a group of students on a field trip. If two students moved from van A to van B, then the two vans would have the same number of students in each. If, instead, two students moved from van B to van A, then van B would have half the number of students that were then in van A. Use this information to find the total number of students on the field trip.

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Number of students in van A = x Number of students in van B = y Sheffield school uses two vans to take a group of students on a field trip. If two students moved from van A to van B, then the two vans would have the same number of students in each. If, instead, two students moved from van B to van A, then van B would have half the number of students that were then in van A. Use this information to find the total number of students on the field trip.

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Number of students in van A = x Number of students in van B = y Sheffield school uses two vans to take a group of students on a field trip. If two students moved from van A to van B, then the two vans would have the same number of students in each. If, instead, two students moved from van B to van A, then van B would have half the number of students that were then in van A. Use this information to find the total number of students on the field trip.

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2009

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Equate both equations

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Write an expression to find P, the total number of equilateral triangles used to make the pattern in terms of n, the number of rows.

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Use the expression from part (ii) to calculate the number of rows in Peg’s pattern when she has used a total of 323 equilateral triangles.

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2010 Emma has an 8 m long piece of rope that she uses to make the circumference of a circle. C = 2π r, A = π r 2 Calculate the area of the circle.

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2010 Emma has an 8 m long piece of rope that she uses to make the circumference of a circle. C = 2π r, A = π r 2 Calculate the area of the circle.

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2010 Emma has an 8 m long piece of rope that she uses to make the circumference of a circle. C = 2π r, A = π r 2 George cuts x metres off the 8 m rope and then makes the circumferences of TWO circles, one from each piece of rope. Write an expression for the sum of the areas of the two circles in its simplest form.

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2010 Emma has an 8 m long piece of rope that she uses to make the circumference of a circle. C = 2π r, A = π r 2 George cuts x metres off the 8 m rope and then makes the circumferences of TWO circles, one from each piece of rope. Write an expression for the sum of the areas of the two circles in its simplest form.

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2010 Mathsville School has two square playing fields. One playing field is 12 metres wider than the other. The total area of the two playing fields is 584 square metres. Form and solve at least one equation to find the width of both the playing fields.

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2010 Mathsville School has two square playing fields. One playing field is 12 metres wider than the other. The total area of the two playing fields is 584 square metres. Form and solve at least one equation to find the width of both the playing fields.

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