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Primary Certificate Examination.

TOTS (to accompany Arithmetic Paper).

Wednesday, June 19th, 1912.- Morning, 9 to 9.15.

Add these up, placing the totals in the spaces indicated:

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N.B.-The totals are not to be copied into the Answer book.

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COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION, NEWFOUNDLAND.

Primary Certificate Examination.

ALGEBRA.

Tuesday, June 18th, 1912. Morning, 11.15 to 1.

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(i) 2x2+19x+9; (ii) 6x2-x-2; (iii) 12x2-25x+12. (18)

6. Solve the equations:

(i) 12x-18-3x+3-4x=0;

(ii) 11(x-2)-2 (4-3x)-4 (1-2x) = 17 (x-1)+7.

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7. A. is three times as old as B., and 9 years ago their united ages amounted to 66. Find their present ages.

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Primary Certificate Examination.

GEOMETRY.

Thursday, June 20th, 1912.-Morning, 9 to 11.

The figures must be drawn neatly and accurately, and all lines used in construction must be clearly shown.

1. Draw two straight lines AB, CD, inclined to each other at an angle of 30°, but not necessarily meeting on your paper. Let P be any point between these lines. Through P draw the line QPR, meeting AB in Q and CD in R, and making equal angles with AB and CD. What is the measure of these angles?

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2. Draw the straight lines OE, ON, to represent easterly and northerly direction respectively. A steamer starts from 0 to reach a place Q between North and East, distant 55 miles from 0. It has to steam due North at 10 miles an hour because of the force of the current eastwards. It reaches Q in 5 hours. Construct a figure to scale.

Draw QR at right angles to ON, and QS at right angles to OE. Write down the lengths to scale of OR and of OS. (15) 3. The diagonal AC of the square ABCD = 7 units. Construct the square. In this square, place the isosceles triangle CMN, having given the base MN 22 units. (M falls on AB, and N on AD.) Give the length of one of the equal sides of the triangle. (15)

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4. There is a wall 10 feet high. Two ladders, respectively 22 feet 6 inches and 32 feet 6 inches in length, are reared so that the top of each just reaches the top of the wall. What angles do the ladders respectively make with the ground?

5. Describe a square ABCD, 25 square inches in area.

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Construct the

equilateral triangle PQR, of which the base QR shall lie on
the base DC of the square produced, and the sides PQ, PR shall
pass through the angular points A and B respectively. Give the
length of QR.
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6. Take a straight line = 12 cm. Divide it into three equal parts, and make the triangle ABC out of these parts. Bisect the angles at A, B, and C by the straight lines AA', BB', CC', respectively. Show that these lines meet in a point 0. From O as centre describe the circle AB'CA'BC'. Join AB', B'C, CA', A'B, BC', C'A. Write down the lengths of these six lines. (25)

COUNCIL OF HIGHER EDUCATION, NEWFOUNDLAND.

Primary Certificate Examination.

HYGIENE.

Thursday, June 20th, 1912.-Morning, 11.30 to 1.

Work neatly.

1. How can straining of the eyes be avoided in reading?

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Primary Certificate Examination.

GEOGRAPHY.

Wednesday, June 19th, 1912. - Morning, 11.15 to 1.15.

Work neatly.

N.B.-Only FIVE questions may be tried, of which the FIRST must be one.

[NOTE.-Instead of writing answers to the FIRST question, a Map of Newfoundland may be drawn with the places named below inserted.]

1. In Newfoundland

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(a) Where are the following? Harbour Grace, Port aux Basques, St. John's, Gambo.

(b) Where are Long Range, Miquelon, Strait of Belle Isle, Cape Race, Red Indian Lake, Cabot Strait?

(c) Where are White Bay, Placentia Bay, St. George Bay?

2. How is it that

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(a) It is winter in some countries when it is summer in Newfoundland? Name such a country.

(b) It is night in some countries when it is day in Newfoundland? Name such a country.

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3. Describe in words, and draw a picture of, any four of the following:estuary, peninsula, plateau, tributary, river-basin, archipelago. (18)

4. Where are the following countries ?-Name the chief town of each :— Italy, Norway, China, Brazil, Egypt, Canada. (18) 5. What do you know about each of the following, and where is each to be found?-flax, sugar, ivory, rice, coffee. (18) 6. What, and where, are the following? - Ganges, Rhine, Pyrenees, Amazon, Madagascar, Tasmania. (18)

7. What do you understand by any four of the following?-hardware, navigable river, a canal, temperate zone, pastureland, Atlantic cable. (18) 8. What is the Equator? Name the chief countries that lie south of it. (18)

9. Name five important mountain ranges, say where they are to be found, and name one large river that flows from each.

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