# SPM Mathematics 2017, Paper 2 (Questions 7 & 8)

Question 7 (5 marks):
During the sport day, students used coupons to buy food and drink. Ali and Larry spent RM31 and RM27 respectively. Ali bought 2 food coupons and 5 drinks coupons while Larry bought 3 coupons and 1 drinks coupon.
Using the matrix method, calculate the price, in RM, of a food coupon and of a drinks coupon.

Solution:
Ali spent RM31. He bought 2 food coupons and 5 drinks coupons.
Larry spent RM27. He bought 3 food coupons and 1 drinks coupons.
x = price of one food coupon
y = price of one drinks coupon

Question 8 (5 marks):
Diagram 4 shows a parallelogram drawn on a Cartesian plane which represents the locations of Rahman’s house, a cinema, a school and a shop.

It is given that the scale is 1 unit : 1 km.
(a) Calculate the distance, in km, between Rahman’s house and the school.
(b) Find the equation of the straight line that links the school to the cinema.

Solution:
(a)
2y = 3x + 15
When y = 0
3x + 15 = 0
3x = –15
x = –5

Rahman’s house = (–5, 0)
School = (3, 0)

Distance, between Rahman’s house and the school
= 3 – (– 5)
= 8 units
= 8 km

(b)