Data Handling exam paper 2

Data handling exam paper for GCSE maths

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Examiner's use only
Edexcel GCSE Team Leader's use only
Mathematics
Unit 1 ­ Section A (Calculator)
Data Handling
Higher Tier
Specimen Paper
Time: 20 minutes
Materials required for examination Items included with question papers
Ruler graduated in centimetres and Nil
millimetres, protractor, compasses,
pen, HB pencil, eraser, calculator.
Tracing paper may be used.
Instructions to Candidates
In the boxes above, write your centre number, candidate number, your surname, initials and signature.
Check that you have the correct question paper.
Answer ALL the questions. Write your answers in the spaces provided in this question paper.
If you need more space to complete your answer to any question, use additional answer sheets.
Information for Candidates
The marks for individual questions and the parts of questions are shown in round brackets: e.g. (2).
There are 4 questions in this question paper. The total mark for this section is 15.
There are 8 pages in this question paper. Any blank pages are indicated.
Calculators may be used.
If your calculator does not have a button, then take the value of to be 3.142 unless the question
instructs otherwise.
Advice to Candidates
Show all stages in any calculations.
Work steadily through the paper. Do not spend too long on one question.
If you cannot answer a question, leave it and attempt the next one.
Return at the end to those you have left out.
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SECTION A
Answer ALL FOUR questions.
Write your answers in the spaces provided.
You must write down all stages in your working.
1. Many people take taxis to a club.
One night, the manager at the club recorded the number of people in each taxi as it
arrived.
His results are shown in the table.
Number of people Frequency
1 5
2 9
3 14
4 11
5 5
6 6
Find the mean number of people in a taxi.
Q1
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2. The probability that Asif will pass his driving test at the first attempt is 0.6
(a) Explain why Asif is more likely to pass the test at the first attempt than he is to fail at
the first attempt.
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(1)
A driving test centre is designing a questionnaire.
This question has been designed to find out how many hours of driving lessons have been
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3. John kept a record of the number of birds that visited his bird table over a number of days.
This information is shown in the table.
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
147 161 238 135 167 250
(a) Work out the three-point moving averages for this information.
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(2)
John measured the time, in seconds, that birds spent on each individual visit to the
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(c) Use this information to complete the histogram.
y
8.0
7.2
6.4
5.6
Frequency
density
4.8
4.0
3.2
2.4
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4. Wes gives Bronwen a box of 25 mixed sweets.
12 of them are chocolates, 8 of them are toffees and 5 of them are mints.
All of the sweets have identical wrappers.
Bronwen chooses at random 2 sweets.
What is the probability that Bronwen will choose 2 toffees?
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