## Exam-Style Questions on Simultaneous Equations## Problems on Simultaneous Equations adapted from questions set in previous Mathematics exams. |

## 3. | GCSE Higher |

A rectangular sheet of paper can be cut into two identical rectangular pieces in two different ways, either by cutting along line A or by cutting along line B.

When the original sheet of paper is cut along line A, the perimeter of each of the two pieces is 56 cm.

When the original sheet of paper is cut along line B, the perimeter of each of the two pieces is 64 cm.

What is the perimeter of the original sheet of paper?

## 4. | GCSE Higher |

Two numbers are chosen so that the sum of their squares is 25.

If those numbers are represented by \(x\) and \(y\) they will also satisfy the equation:

$$y-3x=13$$Use an algebraic method to find two possible values of \(x\) and \(y\) .

## 5. | GCSE Higher |

The prices of two watches are in the ratio \(a:b\).

When the prices are both increased by £10, the ratio becomes \(5 : 7\).

When the prices are both reduced by £10, the ratio becomes \(1 : 3\).

Express the ratio \(a:b\) in its lowest terms.

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