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Chapter 15: Trigonometry

Paper 1
This test paper contains 20 questions. Answer ALL the questions.
The diagrams accompanying the questions are not drawn to scale unless mentioned.
You are allowed to use a scientific calculator that cannot be programmed.

1 Using a calculator, find the value of sin 35.


0 0.5376
1 0.5736
2 0.5770
3 0.6000

2 Diagram 1 is a right-angled triangle.

6 cm 10 cm

8 cm

DIAGRAM 1
What is the value of tan x?
A
3
5

B
4
5

C
4
3

D
3
4

3 Change 24.6 to degrees and minutes.


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A 24 12
B 24 16
C 24 24
D 24 36
4 Diagram 2 is a right-angled triangle.

DIAGRAM 2
What is the value of sin x if tan x = ?
4
3
A
4
5

B
3
4

3
C 5

D
5
4

5 In Diagram 3, ABC is right-angled triangle.


A

24 cm

x
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C B
7 cm
DIAGRAM 3
Given AB = 24 cm and BC = 7 cm, determine the value of sin x.
A 0.292
B 0, 69
C 0.96
D 3.43
6 In Diagram 4, ABC and BDE are two right-angled triangles.

10 cm

A 9 cm B 8 cm D
DIAGRAM 4
If AB = 9 cm, BD = 8 cm, DE= 10 cm, and BE = CE, calculate the value of sin x.
2
A 5
3
B 5
5
C 3
D
4
5

7 Diagram 5 shows a rectangle PQRS, where diagonal SQ = 17 cm and PQ = 15 cm.


15 cm
P Q

17 cm

S R
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DIAGRAM 5
Calculate the value of cos x.
A
15
8
B
8
15
C
8
17
D
15
17
12
8 If cos y = 13 , calculate the value of tan y.
A
13
5

B
12
5

C
5
12

D
5
13

9 In Diagram 6, STUV is a rectangle where ST = 8 cm and TU = 6 cm.

8 cm
S N T

6 cm

2 cm
V U
DIAGRAM 6
If M is a point on SV, such that MV = 2 cm and N is the midpoint of ST, calculate the
value of tan x.
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A
1
4

B
1
32
C 1

D
1
8

10 In Diagram 7, ABC is a triangle, where M is the midpoint of AC. AB = 17 cm and BC = 15 cm.

17 cm
M
y
x
B 15 cm C

DIAGRAM 7

Calculate the value of tan x + tan y.


A
4
5
4
B 15
8
C 15
17
D 15
T
11 In Diagram 8, ST = 30 cm, TV = 25 cm and TU = 24 cm and SUV is a straight line.

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y
S U V
DIAGRAM 8
Determine cos y.
3
A 5
4
B 5
7
C 25
24
D 25

12 In Diagram 9, a long pole is placed against a wall.

7m

24 m
DIAGRAM 9
The wall is 7 m high and the foot of the pole is 24 m away from the foot of the wall.
Calculate the length, in m, of pole that is jutting over the wall, if the pole is 35 metres long.
A 5
B 8
C 9
D 10

13 Diagram 10 shows a triangle KLM.


M

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x
K L
DIAGRAM 10
1
Calculate the length, in cm, of KL if ML = 60 cm and cos x = 3 .
A 5
B 8
C 16
D 20

14 In Diagram 11, ABD is a straight line


C

x y
A 15 cm B 8 cm D

DIAGRAM 11
Given tan x = 1, AB = 15 cm and BD = 8 cm, calculate cos y.
15
A 8
8
B 15
8
C 17
15
D 17
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15 C right-angled triangles.
In Diagram 12, ABC and BCD are two

12 cm 17 cm

A
v
t
D
B

DIAGRAM 12
12
If AC = 12 cm, and tan v = 9 , calculate the value of tan t in triangle BCD, where CD = 17 cm.
4
A 5
15
B 8
12
C 9
15
D 17

16 In Diagram 13, M is the midpoint of BC in a right-angled triangle ABC.

50 cm
DIAGRAM 13 M

A C
DIAGRAM 13
7
Given that cos x = 25 and AB = 50 cm, calculate the length, in cm, of MC.
A 10
B 16
C 20
D 24

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17 In Diagram 14, MNLP is a trapezium.
P

15 cm

x
M O

N 8 cm L

DIAGRAM 14
15
If NL = 2MN, sin x = 17 , NL = 8 cm and OP = 15 cm, find the perimeter, in cm, of
the trapezium.
A 36
B 40
C 44
D 48

18 In Diagram 15, XYZ is a triangle.


Z

6.5 cm

x
X
Y
5.6 cm
DIAGRAM 15
Find the value of sin x if XZ = 6.5 cm and XY = 5.6 cm.
A 0.5077
B 0.5892
C 0.6122
D 0.8484
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19 In Diagram 16, BCDE is a rectangle and ABM is a triangle.

E D

x
A B C
DIAGRAM 16
1
AMD and ABC are straight lines and AB = 6 cm, and ED = 20 cm. Given that cos x = 3 ,
find the length, in cm, of AD.
A 70
B 74
C 78
D 82

20 Diagram 17 is a right-angled triangle.

DIAGRAM 17

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Which of the following is sin x?
a
A b
b
B a b2
2

a
C a b2
2

b
D a b2
2

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Paper 2
1 This test paper contains 10 questions. Answer ALL the questions.
2 The diagrams accompanying the questions are not drawn to scale unless mentioned.
3 You are not allowed to use a calculator.

1 Diagram 1 is a right-angled triangle.

10 cm
DIAGRAM 1
Determine the value of c if tan x =
2
.
5

2 Diagram 2 is a right-angled triangle.

25 cm

14 cm
DIAGRAM 2
Find the value of cos y.

3 Given that cos x = 0.3, find the value of sin x.

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4 In Diagram 3, ABCD is a rectangle.

X
A B
y

D C

DIAGRAM 3
2 1
If AB = 9 cm and BX = AB. If BC = 16 cm, and BY = 2 BC, find sin y.
3

5
5 In Diagram 4, cos x = 13 .
B

x y
A C D
DIAGRAM 4
If ACD is a straight line and AC = 5 cm, find the length of BD when sin y =
1
.
2
6 If tan y = 1, find the value of sin y + cos y.

7 In Diagram 5, ABC is an equilateral triangle.


C

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y
A Y
B

DIAGRAM 5
If AXY is a right-angled triangle, find the value of sin y.
8 In Diagram 6, ABCD is a trapezium.
15 cm
D C

24 cm

y
A B
22 cm
DIAGRAM 6
If AD = 24 cm, DC = 15 cm and AB = 22 cm, find the value of cos y.

9 Diagram 7 is a right-angled triangle.

b
DIAGRAM 7
Express sin t in terms of a and b.

10 In Diagram 8, the area of square ABCD is 49 cm and the area of triangle CDE is 84
cm.

A D

x
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B C E
DIAGRAM 8
Given that BCE is a straight line, find the value of cos x.

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