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CBSE Question Paper 2016 class 10 Mathematics

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CBSE Question Paper 2016 class 10 Mathematics conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi in the month of March 2016. CBSE previous year question papers with solution are available in myCBSEguide mobile app and cbse guide website. The Best CBSE App for students and teachers is myCBSEguide which provides complete study material and practice papers to cbse schools in India and abroad.

Question Paper 2016 class 10 Mathematics

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CBSE Question Paper 2016 class 10 Mathematics

Class 10 Mathematics list of Chapters

  1. Real Number
  2. Polynomials
  3. Pair of Linear Equations in Two Variables
  4. Quadratic Equations
  5. Arithmetic Progressions
  6. Triangles
  7. Coordinate Geometry
  8. Introduction to Trigonometry and its Applications
  9. Circles
  10. Constructions
  11. Area Related to Circles
  12. Surface Area and Volumes
  13. Statistics and Probability

Last Year Question Paper Class 10 Mathematics 2016

General Instructions:
All questions are compulsory.
2. The question paper consists of 31 questions divided in to four sections A, B, C and D. Section-A comprises of 4 questions of 1 mark each; Section-B comprises of 6 questions of 2 marks each; Sections-C comprises of 10 questions of 3 marks each and Section -D comprises of 11 questions of 4 marks each.
3. There is no overall choice in this question paper.
4. Use of calculator is not permitted.


Question number 1 to 4 carry one mark each

1. In ,S and T are points in the sides PQ and PR respectively such that. If PS = 4 cm, PQ = 9 cm and PR = 4.5 cm, then find PT.

2. Find the value of , when it is given that

3. If, find the value of.

4. Find the sum of upper limit and lower limit of the class interval in which the 20th observation of the following data lies:

Class Interval0-100100-200200-300300-400400-500500-600600-700


Question number 5 to 10 carry two marks each.

5. Find the prime factorization of the denominator of the rational number equivalent to 8.39.

6. Show that is an irrational number

7. Find the quadratic polynomial whose zeroes are and.

8. State which of the two triangles given in the figure are similar. Also, state the similarity criterion used.

9. Prove that:

10. Determine missing frequency x, from the following data, when Mode is 67.



Questions number 11 to 20 carry three marks each.

11. Use Euclid division lemma to show that square of any positive integer cannot be of the from 5m+2 or 5m +3 for some integer m.

12. A man has certain note of denomination 20 and 5 which amount to 380. If the number of notes of each kind are interchanged, they amount to 60 less than before. Find the number of notes of each denomination.

13. Divide the polynomial by the polynomial and verify the division algorithm.

14. Show graphically the following pair of linear equations if inconsistent:
2x – 2y – 2 = 0
3x – 3y + 5 = 0

15. are in the same base BC. If AE produced intersects BC at D then, prove that

16. In a , AD is perpendicular to BC and AD2 =BD x CD, Prove that ABC is a right-angled Triangle.


18. Prove that:
(sin A + cosec A )2 + (cos A + sec A)2 = 7 + tan2 A + cot2 A

19. The following data gives the information on the observed lifetimes (in hours) of 150 electrical components:

Lifetime (in hours)0-2020-4040-6060-8080-100

Find the mode of the distribution.
20. The weekly pocket money of the students of class ix of a school are given in the following table:

Pocket money (in)0-4040-8080-120120-160160-200200-240
Number of students57151058

Find the median for the above data.

Section D

Question numbers 21 to 31 carry four marks each.

21. Can the number 6n,n being a natural number, end with the digit 5? Give reasons.

22. Draw the graph of the following pair of linear equations:
X + 3y = 6 and 2x – 3y = 12
Find the ratio of the areas of the two triangles formed by first line, x = 0, y = 0 and second line x = 0, y = 0

23. Obtain all other zeroes of the polynomial if two of its zeroes are and .

24. Mr. Sharma and Mr. Arora are family friends and they decided to go for a trip with family. For the trio they reserved their rail tickets. Mr. Arora has not taken a half ticket for his child who is 6 years old where as Mr. Sharma has taken half tickets for his two children who are 65 years and 8 years old. A railway half ticket costs half of the full fare but the reservation charges are the same as in a full ticket. Mr. and Mrs. Arora paid 1700, while Mr. and Mrs. Sharma paid 2700. Find the full fare of one ticket and the reservation charges per ticket what difference you find in their behavior and which one you will choose for you self?

25. In the given figure, ABC is a triangle and GHED is a rectangle. BC = 12 cm, HE = 6cm, FC = BF and altitude AF = 24 cm. Find the area of the rectangle.

26. “In a triangle if square of one side is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides, then the angle opposite the first side is a right angle’. Prove it.

27. If, verify the following:
i) ,

28. Prove that:


30. The daily income of 150 families if given below. Calculate the arithmetic mean.

IncomeNo. of families
More than75150
More than85140
More than95115
More than10595
More than11570
More than12560
More thanl3540
More than14525

31. The following table gives the daily income of 50 workers of a factory. draw both types (“less than type’ and ‘greater than type’) gives

Daily income(in)100-120120-140140-160160-180180-200
Number of workers12148610s

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