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Jacaranda Maths Quest 11 General Mathematics VCE Units 1 and 2

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About This Resource vii

Acknowledgements xiv

1 Investigating and comparing data distributions 1

1.1 Overview 2

1.2 Types of data 3

1.3 Categorical data distributions 8

1.4 Numerical data distributions — frequency tables and histograms 18

1.5 Numerical data distributions — dot plots and stem plots 24

1.6 Characteristics of numerical data distributions 32

1.7 Summarising numerical data — mean and median 36

1.8 Summarising numerical data — range, interquartile range and standard deviation 45

1.9 Symmetrical and asymmetrical distributions 54

1.10 The five-number summary and boxplots 63

1.11 Comparing the distribution of a numerical variable across two or more groups 71

1.12 Review 79

Answers 88

2 Linear relations and equations 103

2.1 Overview 104

2.2 Linear relations and solving linear equations 105

2.3 Developing linear equations 114

2.4 Simultaneous linear equations 118

2.5 Problem solving with simultaneous equations 129

2.6 Review 137

Answers 142

3 Financial mathematics 147

3.1 Overview 148

3.2 Ratio, rates and percentages 149

3.3 Percentage applications and GST 157

3.4 Simple interest applications 165

3.5 Compound interest applications 171

3.6 Purchasing options 181

3.7 Review 189

Answers 193

4 Matrices 197

4.1 Overview 198

4.2 Types of matrices 199

4.3 Adding and subtracting matrices 206

4.4 Multiplying matrices 211

4.5 Inverse matrices and problem-solving with matrices 221

4.6 Communications and connections 232

4.7 Transition matrices 239

4.8 Review 247

Answers 254

5 Linear functions, graphs and models 261

5.1 Overview 262

5.2 Linear functions and their features 263

5.3 Sketching linear graphs 272

5.4 Linear modelling 282

5.5 Determining equations of straight lines 288

5.6 Piecewise linear graphs and their application 292

5.7 Review 307

Answers 314

6 Sequences and first-order linear recurrence relations 323

6.1 Overview 324

6.2 Arithmetic sequences 325

6.3 Arithmetic sequence applications 338

6.4 Generate and analyse an arithmetic sequence using a recurrence relation 343

6.5 Geometric sequences 346

6.6 Geometric sequence applications 353

6.7 Generate and analyse a geometric sequence using a recurrence relation 358

6.8 Modelling growth and decay using recurrence relations 361

6.9 Review 370

Answers 373

7 Financial mathematics extension 379

7.1 Overview 380

7.2 Reducing balance loans modelled using recurrence relations 381

7.3 Solving reducing balance loan problems with technology 389

7.4 Annuities 397

7.5 Perpetuities 405

7.6 Review 413

Answers 419

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8 Investigating relationships between two numerical variables 423

8.1 Overview 424

8.2 Response and explanatory variables 425

8.3 Scatterplots and basic correlation 429

8.4 Informal interpretation of association and causation 439

8.5 The line of good fit and predictions 444

8.6 Introduction to the least squares line of best fit (extending) 460

8.7 Review 469

Answers 478

9 Graphs and networks 485

9.1 Overview 486

9.2 Definitions and terms 487

9.3 Planar graphs 506

9.4 Connected graphs 516

9.5 Weighted graphs and networks, and trees 526

9.6 Review 542

Answers 554

10 Variation 565

10.1 Overview 566

10.2 Direct and inverse variation 567

10.3 Data transformations 572

10.4 Orders of magnitude 585

10.5 Non-linear data modelling 591

10.6 Review 603

Answers 609

11 Space and measurement 621

11.1 Overview 622

11.2 Scientific notation, significant figures and rounding 623

11.3 Pythagoras’ theorem 631

11.4 Perimeter and area of polygons and triangles 641

11.5 Perimeter and area of composite shapes and sectors 648

11.6 Volume 659

11.7 Surface area 670

11.8 Review 681

Answers 689

12 Applications of trigonometry 693

12.1 Overview 694

12.2 Trigonometric ratios 695

12.3 Angles of elevation and depression, and bearings 711

12.4 The sine rule 721

12.5 The cosine rule 729

12.6 Area of triangles 736

12.7 Review 743

Answers 751

13 Similarity and scale 755

13.1 Overview 756

13.2 Similar objects 757

13.3 Linear scale factors 767

13.4 Area and volume scale factors 775

13.5 Review 782

Answers 789

Glossary 791

Index 797