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16. Correct answer: 5
Area of shaded square
Topic(s): Complementary angles, ASA rule
x and y are complementary angles.
We can deduce that the unshaded triangles are congruent because of the ASA rule. This means the length of AB = CD = 2
Using Pythagoras theorem, we can calculate AC
Area of the shaded square =
17. Correct answer: 11
The value of k
Topic(s): Symbol problems
13 + k has a remainder of 2 & k = 13 – 2 = 11
18. Correct answer: 3/8, .375
Average test scores of a class of p students = 70
Average test scores of a class of n students = 92
When scores of both classes are combined, the average score = 86
The value of
Let s be the sum of the scores of the first class
t be the sum of the scores of the second class
SumOfTerms = Average × NumberOfTerms
s = 70n
t = 92p
Combined average score
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