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Problems adapted from questions set for previous Mathematics exams.


GCSE Higher

Solve the following linear equations showing clearly each step of your working.

(a) \( \frac{6}{x} = 24 \).

(b) \(11x - 5 = 9(x + 9) \).


GCSE Higher

The diagram shows an isosceles triangle (not drawn to scale).

Isosceles Triangle

Angle ABC = angle ACB, AB = \(3x+8\) and AC = \(5x-7\).

Use an algebraic method to find the value of \(x\).


GCSE Higher

The perimeter of the triangle is the same length as the perimeter of the square.


Find an expression for the length of one side of the square in terms of a. Give your answer in its simplest form.


GCSE Higher

Aimee, Natasha and Ruby play hockey.

If altogether they have scored 35 goals, how many goals did they each score?


GCSE Higher

Julie is on holiday and buys \(x\) mangos, \((x+4)\) guavas and \((3x-5)\) bananas.

Fruit Shopping

The total number of pieces of fruit Julie buys is 29.

(a) Find the number of mangos Julie buys.

(b) The cost of one mango is 35 baht.

The cost of one guava is 18 baht.

If the total cost of all the fruit is 455 baht, find the cost, in baht, of one banana.

(c) What is the equivalent cost of the fruit Julie has bought in British pounds if the exchange rate with Thai baht is currently:

£1 = 46 baht.


GCSE Higher

Solve the following linear equation to find the value of \(x\).

$$ \frac{5x+4}{3} - \frac{2x-3}{5} = \frac{10+x}{2} $$


GCSE Higher

The trapezium and rectangle shown here have the same perimeters. The diagrams are not drawn to scale and the measurements are in centimetres. Calculate the area of the trapezium.


GCSE Higher

Two rectangles, not drawn to scale, are shown below. All measurements are in centimetres. Both rectangles have the same areas. Work out the perimeter of the rectangle on the left.

Two Rectangles

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