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Portmore Community College


CSEC Mathematics – Assignment 1
Due Date: October 13, 2016
Answer all questions on FOLDER LEAVES. Show all necessary working to obtain full marks.

1. Using a calculator, or otherwise, calculate the following giving your answer as a fraction in its

lowest term:
2

1 3
4 -2
8 4 1 2 1
a. [3 marks] b. 3 + 2 �1 [3 marks]
1 2 5 3
1
2

�1 3� 5 1
c. �2 - �+ � [4 marks]
�4 8� 6 3

2. Using a calculator, or otherwise, compute the value of:

a. 7.2 + 12.96 �1.875 [3 marks] b. 1.2 �(1.31)2 – 2.67 �4.1 [4 marks]


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3. Express the number 2703.6491:

a. correct to the nearest whole number [1 mark]

b. correct to one decimal place [1 mark]

c. correct to two significant figures [1 mark]

d. correct to the nearest thousandth [1 mark]

e. in standard form, correct to three significant figure [2 mark]


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4. Paul spent of his money on lunch. Of the remainder, he spent on transportation and saves
8 5
what is left.

a. Calculate the fraction of his money spent on transportation. [2 marks]

b. Determine the fraction of his money that he saved. [2 marks]

5. Apple juice is sold in boxes of three different capacity.

Box Capacity Selling Price


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250 ml $2.85

300 ml $3.50

350 ml $4.25

Which size of apple juice is the most cost-effective buy? Justify your answer. [3 marks]

END OF ASSIGNMENT 1 – TOTAL 30 MARKS