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16. The diagram shows two right-angled triangles inside a square. The perpendicular edges of the larger triangle have lengths 15 and 20. What is the area of the shaded quadrilateral?

A:
142
B:
146
C:
150
D:
154
E:
158

17. Amy, Beth and Claire each has some sweets. Amy gives one third of her sweets to Beth. Beth gives one third of all the sweets she now has to Claire. Then Claire gives one third of all the sweets she now has to Amy. All the girls end up having the same number of sweets.

Claire begins with 40 sweets. How many sweets does Beth have originally?

A:
20
B:
30
C:
40
D:
50
E:
60

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19. The diagram shows a circle of radius 1 touching three sides of a 2 × 4 rectangle. A diagonal of the rectangle intersects the circle at P and Q, as shown.

What is the length of the chord PQ?

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20. The diagram shows a square PQRS with edges of length 1, and four arcs, each of which is a quarter of a circle. ArcTRU has centre P; arc VPW has centre R; arc UV has centre S; and arc WT has centre Q.

What is the length of the perimeter of the shaded region?

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21.

A:
0
B:
1
C:
2
D:
4

22. The diagram shows a regular octagon and a square formed by drawing four diagonals of the octagon. The edges of the square have length 1.

What is the area of the octagon?

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24. There is a set of straight lines in a plane such that each line intersects exactly ten others.

Which of the following could not be the number of lines in that set?


A:
11
B:
12
C:
15
D:
16
E:
20

25. The diagram shows a regular nonagon N. Moving clockwise around N, at each vertex a line segment is drawn perpendicular to the preceding edge. This produces a smaller nonagon S, shown shaded.

What fraction of the area of N is the area of S?


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