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Exam-Style Questions on Surds

Problems on Surds adapted from questions set in previous exams.

1.

GCSE Higher

(a) Without using a calculator, show that \(\sqrt{28}=2\sqrt7\)

The point \(X\) is shown on the unit grid below. The point \(Y\) is \(\sqrt17\) units from A and lies on the intersection of two grid lines. Mark one possible position for \(Y\).

Unit Grid

2.

GCSE Higher

(a) Write this list of numbers in order, smallest first.

$$\sqrt{47}, \frac{22}{3}, 3.5^2, 8.64$$

(b) Write \((1 + \sqrt5)^2\) in the form \(a + b\sqrt5\) .


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