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Board Paper of Class 10 2016 Maths (SET 1) - Solutions

General Instructions :
(i) All questions are compulsory.
(ii) The question paper consists of 31 questions divided into four sections – A, B, C and D.
(iii) Section A contains 4 questions of 1 mark each, Section B contains 6 questions of 2 marks each, Section C contains 10 questions of 3 marks each and Section D contains 11 questions of 4 marks each.
(iv) Use of calculated is not permitted.

  • Question 1
    From an external point P, tangents PA and PB are drawn to a circle with centre O. If ∠PAB = 50°, then find ∠AOB. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 2
    In Fig. 1, AB is a 6 m high pole and CD is a ladder inclined at an angle of 60° to the horizontal and reaches up to a point D of pole. If AD = 2.54 m, find the length of the ladder. use3=1.73


  • Question 3
    Find the 9th term from the end (towards the first term) of the A.P. 5, 9, 13, ...., 185. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 4
    Cards marked with number 3, 4, 5, ...., 50 are placed in a box and mixed thoroughly. A card is drawn at random form the box. Find the probability that the selected card bears a perfect square number. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 5
    If x=23 and x =-3 are roots of the quadratic equation ax2 + 7x + b = 0, find the values of a and b. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 6
    Find the ratio in which y-axis divides the line segment joining the points A(5, –6) and B(–1, –4). Also find the coordinates of the point of division. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 7
    In Fig. 2, a circle is inscribed in a ΔABC, such that it touches the sides AB, BC and CA at points D, E and F respectively. If the lengths of sides AB, BC and CA and 12 cm, 8 cm and 10 cm respectively, find the lengths of AD, BE and CF.


  • Question 8
    The x-coordinate of a point P is twice its y-coordinate. If P is equidistant from Q(2, –5) and R(–3, 6), find the coordinates of P. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 9
    How many terms of the A.P. 18, 16, 14, .... be taken so that their sum is zero? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 10
    In Fig. 3, AP and BP are tangents to a circle with centre O, such that AP = 5 cm and ∠APB = 60°. Find the length of chord AB.

  • Question 11
    In Fig. 4, ABCD is a square of side 14 cm. Semi-circles are drawn with each side of square as diameter. Find the area of the shaded region. use π=227

  • Question 12
    In Fig. 5, is a decorative block, made up two solids – a cube and a hemisphere. The base of the block is a cube of side 6 cm and the hemisphere fixed on the top has diameter of 3.5 cm. Find the total surface area of the bock. useπ=227

  • Question 13
    In Fig. 6, ABC is a triangle coordinates of whose vertex A are (0, −1). D and E respectively are the mid-points of the sides AB and AC and their coordinates are (1, 0) and (0, 1) respectively. If F is the mid-point of BC, find the areas of ∆ABC and ∆DEF.


  • Question 14
    In Fig. 7, are shown two arcs PAQ and PBQ. Arc PAQ is a part of circle with centre O and radius OP while arc PBQ is a semi-circle drawn on PQ ad diameter with centre M. If OP = PQ = 10 cm show that area of shaded region is 253-π6cm2.


  • Question 15
    If  the sum of first 7 terms of an A.P. is 49 and that of its first 17 terms is 289, find the sum of first n terms of the A.P. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 16
    Solve for x:
    2xx-3+12x+3+3x+9x-32x+3=0, x3,-3/2 VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 17
    A well of diameter 4 m is dug 21 m deep. The earth taken out of it has been spread evenly all around it in the shape of a circular ring of width 3 m to form an embankment. Find the height of the embankment. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 18
    The sum of the radius of base and height of a solid right circular cylinder is 37 cm. If the total surface area of the solid cylinder is 1628 sq. cm, find the volume of the cylinder. use π=227 VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 19
    The angles of depression of the top and bottom of a 50 m high building from the top of a tower are 45° and 60° respectively. Find the height of the tower and the horizontal distance between the tower and the building. (use 3=1.73) VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 20
    In a single throw of a pair of different dice, what is the probability of getting (i) a prime number on each dice? (ii) a total of 9 or 11? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 21
    A passenger, while boarding the plane, slipped form the stairs and got hurt. The pilot took the passenger in the emergency clinic at the airport for treatment. Due to this, the plane got delayed by half an hour. To reach the destination 1500 km away in time, so that the passengers could catch the connecting flight, the speed of the plane was increased by 250 km/hour than the usual speed. Find the usual speed of the plane.

    What value is depicted in this question? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 22
    Prove that the lengths of tangents drawn from an external point to a circle are equal. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 23
    Draw two concentric circles of radii 3 cm and 5 cm. Construct a tangent to smaller circle from a point on the larger circle. Also measure its length. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 24
    In Fig. 8, O is the centre of a circle of radius 5 cm. T is a point such that OT = 13 cm and OT intersects circle at E. If AB is a tangent to the circle at E, find the length of AB, where TP and TQ are two tangents to the circle.

  • Question 25
    Find x in terms of a, b and c:

    ax-a+bx-b=2cx-c, xa, b, c VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 26
    A bird is sitting on the top of a 80 m high tree. From a point on the ground, the angle of elevation of the bird is 45°. The bird flies away horizontally in such a way that it remained at a constant height from the ground. After 2 seconds, the angle of elevation of the bird from the same point is 30°. Find the speed of flying of the bird. Take 3=1.732. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 27
    A thief runs with a uniform speed of 100 m/min. After one minute, a policeman runs after the thief to catch him. He goes with a speed of 100 m/min in the first minute and increases his speed by 10 m/min every succeeding minute. After how many minutes the policeman will catch the thief. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 28
    Prove that the area of a triangle with vertices (t, t −2), (t + 2, t + 2) and (t + 3, t) is independent of t. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 29
    A game of chance consists of spinning an arrow on a circular board, divided into 8 equal parts, which comes to rest pointing at one of the numbers 1, 2, 3, ..., 8 (Fig. 9), which are equally likely outcomes. What is the probability that the arrow will point at (i) an odd number (ii) a number greater than 3 (iii) a number less than 9.


  • Question 30
    An elastic belt is placed around the rim of a pulley of radius 5 cm. (Fig. 10) From one point C on the belt, the elastic belt is pulled directly away from the centre O of the pulley until it is at P, 10 cm from the point O. Find the length of the belt that is still in contact with the pulley. Also find the shaded area. (use π = 3.14 and 3= 1.73)


  • Question 31
    A bucket open at the top is in the form of a frustum of a cone with a capacity of 12308.8 cm3. The radii of the top and bottom circular ends are 20 cm and 12 cm, respectively. Find the height of the bucket and the area of metal sheet used in making the bucket. (use π = 3.14) VIEW SOLUTION
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