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Gold Level
Question Paper 1
Level IGCSE
Subject Maths
ExamBoard Edexcel
DifficultyLevel Gold
Booklet QuestionPaper1
Time Allowed: 60 minutes
Score: /50
Percentage: /100
9 8 7 6 5 4 3
>85% 75% 65% 55% 45% 35% 25%
2 1
15% <15%
Grade Boundaries:
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1 y = 1.8 correct to 1 decimal place.
Calculate the lower bound for the value of 4y + 1
..............................................
(Total for Question 1 is 2 marks)
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2
A
A, B, C and D are points on a circle, centre O.
Angle ADB = 57°.
Angle BCD = 106°.
(a) (i) Calculate the size of angle AOB.
.......................................
°
(ii) Give a reason for your answer.
.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
(2)
(b) Calculate the size of angle BAD.
.......................................
°
(1)
(Total for Question 2 is 3 marks)
Diagram NOT
accurately drawn
B
C
D
O
57°
106°
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4 x = a×10n
where n is an integer and 10 a 10
Find, in standard form, an expression for x2
.
Give your expression as simply as possible.
............................................................
(Total for Question 4 is 3 marks)
3 P is directly proportional to the cube of Q.
When Q = 15, P = 1350
(a) Find a formula for P in terms of Q.
P = ....................................
(3)
(b) Calculate the value of P when Q = 20
P = ....................................
(1)
(Total for Question 3 is 4 marks)
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5
ABCD is a rectangle.
AB = 10 cm.
BC = 8 cm.
,
P Q, R and S are points on the sides of the rectangle.
BP = CQ = DR = AS = x cm.
(a) Show that the area, A cm2
, of the quadrilateral PQRS is given by the formula
A = 2x2
– 18x + 80
Diagram NOT
accurately drawn
A
x cm
S
R
Q
P
D C
B
x cm
x cm
x cm
10 cm
8 cm
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(b) For A = 2x2
– 18x + 80
(i) find
d
d
A
x
,
.....................................................
(ii) find the value of x for which A is a minimum.
x = .....................................
(iii) Explain how you know that A is a minimum for this value of x.
.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
.................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
(5)
(Total for Question 5 is 8 marks)
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6 Solve the simultaneous equations
y x
= −
2 3
x y
2 2
+ = 2
...............................................................................................................
(Total for Question 6 is 6 marks)
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7
The diagram shows a solid cylinder and a solid sphere.
The cylinder has radius r.
The sphere has radius r.
Given that
Total surface area of cylinder
Surface area of sphere
= 2
find the value of
Volume of cylinder
Volume of sphere
.......................................................................................
(Total for Question 7 is 5 marks)
Diagram NOT
accurately drawn
r
r
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8 The incomplete histogram and table give information about the ages of people living in
a village.
0
Frequency
Density
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80
Age (x years)
Age (x years) Frequency
0 - x  10 100
10 - x  15 60
15 - x  30
30 - x  50
50 - x  75 50
75 - x  80 20
(i) Use the histogram to complete the table.
(ii) Use the table to complete the histogram.
(Total for Question 8 is 4 marks)
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9 Alan has to attend a meeting on Monday and on Tuesday.
The probability that he is late for a meeting is
1
8
(a) Complete the probability tree diagram.
(3)
Monday meeting Tuesday meeting
1
8
late
not late
(b) Calculate the probability that Alan is late for at least one of these meetings.
..............................................................
(3)
(Total for Question 9 is 6 marks)
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(Total for Question 10 is 2 marks)
10
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(a) State which value of x cannot be included in the domain of f or g.
..............................................................
(1)
(b) Solve gf(a) = 3
a = ..............................................................
(3)
(c) Express the inverse function g–1
in the form g–1
(x)
g–1
(x) = ..............................................................
(3)
(Total for Question 11 is 7 marks)
11
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igcse_edexcel_math-_gold_qp1_-igcse_9-1_.pdf

  • 1. Gold Level Question Paper 1 Level IGCSE Subject Maths ExamBoard Edexcel DifficultyLevel Gold Booklet QuestionPaper1 Time Allowed: 60 minutes Score: /50 Percentage: /100 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 >85% 75% 65% 55% 45% 35% 25% 2 1 15% <15% Grade Boundaries: www.igexams.com
  • 2. 1 y = 1.8 correct to 1 decimal place. Calculate the lower bound for the value of 4y + 1 .............................................. (Total for Question 1 is 2 marks) www.igexams.com
  • 3. 2 A A, B, C and D are points on a circle, centre O. Angle ADB = 57°. Angle BCD = 106°. (a) (i) Calculate the size of angle AOB. ....................................... ° (ii) Give a reason for your answer. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. (2) (b) Calculate the size of angle BAD. ....................................... ° (1) (Total for Question 2 is 3 marks) Diagram NOT accurately drawn B C D O 57° 106° www.igexams.com
  • 4. 4 x = a×10n where n is an integer and 10 a 10 Find, in standard form, an expression for x2 . Give your expression as simply as possible. ............................................................ (Total for Question 4 is 3 marks) 3 P is directly proportional to the cube of Q. When Q = 15, P = 1350 (a) Find a formula for P in terms of Q. P = .................................... (3) (b) Calculate the value of P when Q = 20 P = .................................... (1) (Total for Question 3 is 4 marks) www.igexams.com
  • 5. 5 ABCD is a rectangle. AB = 10 cm. BC = 8 cm. , P Q, R and S are points on the sides of the rectangle. BP = CQ = DR = AS = x cm. (a) Show that the area, A cm2 , of the quadrilateral PQRS is given by the formula A = 2x2 – 18x + 80 Diagram NOT accurately drawn A x cm S R Q P D C B x cm x cm x cm 10 cm 8 cm www.igexams.com
  • 6. (b) For A = 2x2 – 18x + 80 (i) find d d A x , ..................................................... (ii) find the value of x for which A is a minimum. x = ..................................... (iii) Explain how you know that A is a minimum for this value of x. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. (5) (Total for Question 5 is 8 marks) www.igexams.com
  • 7. 6 Solve the simultaneous equations y x = − 2 3 x y 2 2 + = 2 ............................................................................................................... (Total for Question 6 is 6 marks) www.igexams.com
  • 8. 7 The diagram shows a solid cylinder and a solid sphere. The cylinder has radius r. The sphere has radius r. Given that Total surface area of cylinder Surface area of sphere = 2 find the value of Volume of cylinder Volume of sphere ....................................................................................... (Total for Question 7 is 5 marks) Diagram NOT accurately drawn r r www.igexams.com
  • 9. 8 The incomplete histogram and table give information about the ages of people living in a village. 0 Frequency Density 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 Age (x years) Age (x years) Frequency 0 - x 10 100 10 - x 15 60 15 - x 30 30 - x 50 50 - x 75 50 75 - x 80 20 (i) Use the histogram to complete the table. (ii) Use the table to complete the histogram. (Total for Question 8 is 4 marks) www.igexams.com
  • 10. 9 Alan has to attend a meeting on Monday and on Tuesday. The probability that he is late for a meeting is 1 8 (a) Complete the probability tree diagram. (3) Monday meeting Tuesday meeting 1 8 late not late (b) Calculate the probability that Alan is late for at least one of these meetings. .............................................................. (3) (Total for Question 9 is 6 marks) www.igexams.com
  • 11. (Total for Question 10 is 2 marks) 10 www.igexams.com
  • 12. (a) State which value of x cannot be included in the domain of f or g. .............................................................. (1) (b) Solve gf(a) = 3 a = .............................................................. (3) (c) Express the inverse function g–1 in the form g–1 (x) g–1 (x) = .............................................................. (3) (Total for Question 11 is 7 marks) 11 www.igexams.com