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General Mathematics Paper 2, Nov/Dec. 2009  
Questions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Main
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Question 10

Using ruler and a pair of compasses only, construct a triangle ABC such that
/AB/ = 7.1cm, /AC/ = 7cm and <BAC = 105°.  Construct the bisector of <BAC to meet BC at X and the bisector of AC to meet AX produced at Y. Measure:

  1. /XY/;
  2. /BC/.
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Observation

The Chief Examiner reported that only a few candidates attempted this question but their performance was commendable.  However, the most observed challenge that majority of the candidates had was in the construction of <105°. Some of them measured it which was unacceptable.

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