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Board Paper of Class 10 2020 Maths (Basic) Delhi(Set 1) - Solutions

General Instructions :
(i) This question paper comprises four sections – A, B, C and D. This question paper carries 40 questions. All questions are compulsory:
(ii) Section A : Q. No. 1 to 20 comprises of 20 questions of one mark each.
(iii) Section B : Q. No. 21 to 26 comprises of 6 questions of two marks each.
(iv) Section C: Q. No. 27 to 34 comprises of 8 questions of three marks each.
(v) Section D : Q. No. 35 to 40 comprises of 6 questions of four marks each.
(vi) There is no overall choice in the question paper. However, an internal choice has been provided in 2 questions of one mark each, 2 questions of two marks each, 3 questions of three marks each and 3 questions of four marks each. You have to attempt only one of the choices in such questions.
(vii) In addition to this, separate instructions are given with each section and question, wherever necessary.
(viii) Use of calculators is not permitted.

  • Question 1
    HCF of 144 and 198 is
    (a) 9
    (b) 18
    (c) 6
    (d) 12 VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 2
    The median and mode respectively of a frequency distribution are 26 and 29. Then its mean is
    (a) 27.5
    (b) 24.5
    (c) 28.4
    (d) 25.8 VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 3
    In the given figure on a circle of radius 7 cm, tangent PT is drawn from a point P such that PT = 24 cm. If O is the centre of the circle, then the length of PR is

    (a) 30 cm
    (b) 28 cm
    (C) 32 cm
    (d) 25 cm VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 4
    225 can be expressed as
    (a) 5 × 32
    (b) 52 × 3
    (c) 52 × 32
    (d) 53 × 3 VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 5
    The probability that a number selected at random from the numbers 1, 2, 3, ...., 15 is a multiple of 4 is
    (a) 415

    (b) 215

    (c) 115

    (d) 15 VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 6
    If one zero of a quadratic polynomial (kx2 + 3x + k) is 2, then the value of k is
    (a) 56
    (b) -56
    (c) 65
    (d) -65 VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 7
    2.35 is
    (a) an integer
    (b) a rational number
    (c) an irrational number
    (d) a natural number VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 8
    The graph of a polynomial is shown in figure, then the number of its zeroes is

    (a) 3
    (b) 1
    (c) 2

  • Question 9
    Distance of point P(3, 4) from x-axis is
    (a) 3 units
    (b) 4 units
    (c) 5 units
    (d) 1 unit VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 10
    If the distance between the points A(4, p) and B(1, 0) is 5 units, then the value(s) of p is (are)
    (a) 4 only
    (b) –4 only
    (c) +4

  • Question 11
    Fill in the blank.
    If the point C(k, 4) divides the line segment joining two points A(2, 6) and B(5, 1) in ratio 2 : 3, the value of k is ____________.


    Fill in the blank.
    If points A(–3, 12), B(7, 6) and C(x, 9) are collinear, then the value of x is ___________. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 12
    Fill in the blank.
    If the equations kx – 2y = 3 and 3x + y = 5 represent two intersecting lines at unique point, then the value of k is ___________.


    Fill in the blank.
    If quadratic equation 3x2 – 4x + k = 0 has equal roots, then the value of k is _____________. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 13
    The value of (sin 20° cos 70° + sin 70° cos 20°) is _____________. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 14
    Fill in the blank.
    If tan (A + B) = 3 and tan (A – B) = 13, A > B, then the value of A is ___________. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 15
    Fill in the blank.
    The perimeters of two similar triangles are 25 cm and 15 cm respectively. If one side of the first triangle is 9 cm, then the corresponding side of second triangle is _____________. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 16
    If 5tanθ = 3, then what is the value of 5sin θ-3cos θ4sin θ+3cos θ? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 17
    The areas of two circles are in the ratio 9 : 4, then what is the ratio of their circumferences? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 18
    If a pair of dice is thrown once, then what is the probability of getting a sum of 8? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 19
    In the given figure in ΔABC, DE || BC such that AD = 2.4 cm, AB = 3.2 cm and AC = 8 cm, then what is the length of AE?

  • Question 20
    The nth term of an AP is (7 – 4n), then what is its common difference? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 21
    A bag contains 5 red balls and some blue balls. If the probability of drawing a blue ball at random from the bag is three times that of a red ball, find the number of blue balls in the bag. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 22
    Prove that 1-sinθ1+sinθ=secθ-tanθ.


    Prove that tan2 θ1+tan2 θ+cot2 θ1+cot2 θ=1 VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 23
    Two different dice are thrown together, find the probability that the sum a of the numbers appeared is less than 5.


    Find the probability that 5 Sundays occur in the month of November of a randomly selected year. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 24
    In the given figure, a circle touches all the four sides of a quadrilateral ABCD.  If AB = 6 cm, BC = 9 cm and CD = 8 cm, then find the length of AD.

  • Question 25
    The perimeter of a sector of a circle with radius 6.5 cm is 31 cm, then find the area of the sector. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 26
    Divide the polynomial (4x2 + 4x + 5) by (2x + 1) and write the quotient and the remainder. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 27
    If α and β are the zeros of the polynomial f(x) = x2 – 4x – 5 then find the value of α2 + β2. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 28
    Draw a circle of radius 4 cm. From a point 7 cm away from the centre of circle. Construct a pair of tangents to the circle.


    Draw a line segment of 6 cm and divide it in the ratio 3 : 2. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 29
    A solid metallic cuboid of dimension 24 cm × 11 cm × 7 cm is melted and recast into solid cones of base radius 3.5 cm and height 6 cm. Find the number of cones so formed. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 30
    Prove that (1 + tan A – sec A) × (1 + tan A + sec A) = 2 tan A


    Prove that cosec θcosec θ-1+cosec θcosec θ+1=2sec2θ VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 31
    Given that 3 is an irrational number, show that 5+23 is an irrational number.


    An army contingent of 612 members is to march behind an army band of 48 members in a parade. The two groups are to march in the same number of columns. What is the maximum number of columns in which they can march? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 32
    Prove that, in a right triangle, the square of the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 33
    Read the following passage carefully and then answer the questions given at the end.
    To conduct Sports Day activities, in your rectangular shaped school ground ABCD, lines have been drawn with chalk powder at a distance of 1 m each. 100 flower pots have been placed at a distance of 1 m from each other along AD, as shown in Figure. Niharika runs 14th the distance AD on the 2nd line and posts a green flag. Preet runs 15th the distance AD on the eighth line and posts a red flag.

    (i) What is the distance between the two flags?
    (ii) If Rashmi has to post a blue flag exactly half way between the line segment joining the two flags, where should she post the blue flag? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 34
    Solve graphically: 2x + 3y = 2, x – 2y = 8 VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 35
    A two digit number is such that the product of its digits is 14. If 45 is added to the number; the digits interchange their places. Find the number. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 36
    If 4 times the 4th term of an AP is equal to 18 times the 18th term, then find the 22nd term.


    How many terms of the AP : 24, 21, 18, ... must be taken so that their sum is 78? VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 37
    The angle of elevation of the top of a building from the foot of a tower is 30°. The angle of elevation of the top of the tower from the foot of the building is 60°. If the tower is 60 m high, find the height of the building. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 38
    In the given figure, DEFG is a square in a triangle ABC right angled at A.

    Prove that
    (i) ΔAGF ~ ΔDBG
    (ii) ΔAGF ~ ΔEFC


    In an obtuse ΔABC (∠B is obtuse), AD is perpendicular to CB produced. Then prove that AC2 = AB2 + BC2 + 2BC × BD. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 39
    An open metal bucket is in the shape of a frustum of cone of height 21 cm with radii of its lower and upper ends are 10 cm and 20 cm respectively. Find the cost of milk which can completely fill the bucket at the rate of ₹ 40 per litre.


    A solid is in the shape of a cone surmounted on a hemisphere. The radius of each of them being 3.5 cm and the total height of the solid is 9.5 cm. Find the volume of the solid. VIEW SOLUTION

  • Question 40
    Find the mean of the following data :
    Classes 0 – 20 20 – 40 40 – 60 60 – 80 80 – 100 100 – 120
    Frequency 20 35 52 44 38 31
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