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(a)  A boy had M Dalasis (D). He spent D15 and shared the remainder equally with his sister. If the sister's share was equal to \(\frac{1}{3}\) of M, find the value of M.

(b) A number of tourists were interviewed on their choice of means of travel. Two- thirds said that they travelled by road, \(\frac{13}{30}\) by air and \(\frac{4}{15}\) by both air and road. If 20 tourists did not travel by either air or road ; (i) represent the information on a Venn diagram ; (ii) how many tourists (1) were interviewed ; (2) travelled by air only?

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(a) (i) Using a scale of 2 cm to 1 unit on both axes, on the same graph sheet, draw the graphs of \(y - \frac{3x}{4} = 3\) and \(y + 2x = 6\).

(ii) From your graph, find the coordinates of the point of intersection of the two graphs.

(iii) Show, on the graph sheet, the region satisfied by the inequality \(y - \frac{3}{4}x \geq 3\).

(b) Given that \(x^{2} + bx + 18\) is factorized as \((x + 2)(x + c)\). Find the values of c and b.

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A point H is 20 m away from the foot of a tower on the same horizontal ground. From the point H, the angle of elevation of the point P on the tower and the top (T) of the tower are 30° and 50° respectively. Calculate, correct to 3 significant figures :

(a) /PT/; (b) the distance between H and the top of the tower

(c) The position of H if the angle of depression of H from the top of the tower is to be 40°.

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Three towns X, Y and Z are such that Y is 20 km from X and 22 km from Z. Town X is 18 km from Z. A health centre is to be built by the government to serve the three towns. The centre is to be located such that patients from X and Y travel equal distance to access the health centre while patients from Z will travel exactly 10 km to reach the Health centre.

(a) Using a scale of 1 cm to 2 km, find the construction, using a pair of compasses and ruler only, the possible positions the Health centre can be located.

(b) In how many possible locations can the Health centre be built?

(c) Measure and record the distances of the location from town X.

(d) Which of these locations would be convenient for all three towns?

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60 - 64 2
65 - 69 3
70 - 74 6
75 - 79 11
80 - 84 8
85 - 89 7
90 - 94 2
95 - 99 1

The table shows the distribution of marks scored by students in an examination. Calculate, correct to 2 decimal places, the

(a) mean ; (b) standard deviation of the distribution.

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