BECE 2009 Mathematics (Maths) Past Question Paper One

1

Given that A = {1,2,3,4,5,6} and B = {3,6,9,12}, find A?B

  • A: {3,6}
  • B: {6,12}
  • C: {2,3,4,5,9,12}
  • D: {1,2,3,4,5,6,9,12}
2

Write 2340000 in standard form.

  • A:  2.34×10-6
  • B: 2.34×10-5
  • C: 2.34×10-6
  • D: 2.34×10-6
3

How many faces has a cuboid?

  • A: 12
  • B: 8
  • C: 6
  • D: 4
4

Subtract 125.47 from 203.90

  • A: 78.57
  • B: 78.43
  • C: -121.57
  • D: -122.38
5

Simplify (5m+3n) – (2m-n)

  • A: 5m-4n
  • B: 3m+4n
  • C: 3m-2n
  • D: 7m+4n
6

Which of the following sets is equal to {1,2,3,4} ?

  • A: {2,4,1,5}
  • B: {2,1,4,3,}
  • C: {1,2,3,4,…}
  • D: {2,3,4,5,…}
7

In a town of 42,800 inhabitants, 48% are male. The rest are female. How many more females are there than males?

  • A: 22,256
  • B: 20,544
  • C: 1,712
  • D: 1,612
8

What set does the following graph represent?

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  • A: {x: x<2}
  • B: {x: x=2}
  • C: {x: x>2}
  • D: {x: x=2}

Use the diagram to answer Questions 9 and 10

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The pie chart below shows the performance of Kate in her final examination

9

What is the angle for French?

  • A: 120°
  • B: 100°
  • C: 70°
  • D: 35°
10

If Kate scored 60% in Social Studies, what was her score in Economics?

  • A: 45%
  • B: 54%
  • C: 72%
  • D: 90%
11

A teacher is to be chosen at random from a group of 6 male and 2 female teachers for a patron of a Mathematics Club. What is the probability that a female teacher is chosen?

  • A: \ \frac{3}{4}\\
  • B: \ \frac{2}{3}\\
  • C: \ \frac{1}{3}\\
  • D:\ \frac{1}{4}\\
12

Solve the equation 2x – 3(x-1) = 6

  • A: 3
  • B: -3
  • C: -7
  • D: -9
13

If m = 3 and n = -3, evaluate ½(3m-n)

  • A: 6
  • B: 3
  • C: 0
  • D: -6
14

Which of the following sets of angles form the interior angles of a right angled triangle?

  • A: {20°, 50°, 90°}
  • B: {80°, 60°, 90°}
  • C: {45°, 45°, 90°}
  • D: {65°, 90°, 35°}
15

State the rule for the mapping
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  • A: \ x\rightarrow \frac{x}{4}\\
  • B: \ x\rightarrow\frac{x}{2}\\
  • C: \ x\rightarrow\frac{3x}{4}\\
  • D: \ x\rightarrow\frac{1}{2x}\\
16

A rectangle has an area of 36 cm2 and a width of 3 cm. Find its perimeter.

  • A: 12 cm
  • B: 18 cm
  • C: 24 cm
  • D: 30 cm
17

Find the value of 4 + x0

  • A: 3
  • B: 4
  • C: 5
  • D: 6
18

A van travels 154km in 1¾hours. Find its speed in km/h.

  • A: 77km/h
  • B: 88km/h
  • C: 100km/h
  • D: 269.5km
19

In the figure below, PQ and RS are straight lines. Find the value of the angle marked wo.
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  • A: 27°
  • B: -2
  • C: 53°
  • D: 127°
20

If x + 5 = -7, find the value of x/6

  • A: -5
  • B: -2
  • C: -?
  • D: 2
21

In the diagram below, rectangle OABC is enlarged into rectangle OA1B1C1 from centre O.
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|OC|=5cm, |OA|=2cm and |AA1| = 1cm Use the diagram to answer Questions 21 and 22 21. Find the scale factor of the enlargement.

  • A: 1
  • B: 1.5
  • C: 2
  • D: 2.5
22

Calculate OC1

  • A: 7.5cm
  • B: 8cm
  • C: 9cm
  • D: 12cm
23

The height of a flag pole in a scale drawing is 5cm. If the scale is 1cm to 3m, what is the actual height of the pole?

  • A: 10 m
  • B: 15 m
  • C: 8 m
  • D: 5 m
24

Factorize: ax + 3x + a + 3

  • A: x(a+x)
  • B: (x-a)(x+3)
  • C: x(a-x)
  • D: (a+3)(x+1)
25

If y = , find the value of y when x = 2

  • A: 5
  • B: -5
  • C: 4
  • D: -4
26

Find the greatest common factor (GCF) of 90, 126 and 72.

  • A: 6
  • B: 9
  • C: 18
  • D: 24
27

Given that 1 : 3 = x : 21, find the value of x.

  • A: 4
  • B: 5
  • C: 7
  • D: 63
28

Find the difference between 4325 and 1435

  • A: 2345
  • B: 3345
  • C: 11305
  • D: 13105
29

Simplify: 14\frac{1}{3} - 2 \frac{2}{8} + 5 \frac{7}{12}

  • A: \ 6 \frac{3}{8} \\
  • B: \ 7 \frac{5}{12}\\
  • C: \ 17 \frac{5}{12}\\
  • D: \ 17 \frac{13}{24}\\
30

Nine bottles of equal capacity hold 4½ litres of water. How much do x bottles hold?

  • A: ½ x litres
  • B: 2x litres
  • C: 20½ x litres
  • D: 40½ x litres
31

A sales girl receives a 5% commission on all she sells. Find how much she has to sell to receive GH¢15.00

  • A: GH¢750.00
  • B: GH¢300.00
  • C: GH¢75.00
  • D: GH¢30.00
32

Arrange the following fractions in ascending order: 7/12 , 3/5, 7/15, 3/4

  • A: 3/5, 7/15, 7/12, ¾
  • B: 7/12, 7/15, 3/5, ¾
  • C: 7/15, 7/12, 3/5, ¾
  • D: 3/5, ¾, 7/12, 7/15
33

Add 2.5 to the product of 4.2 and 0.2

  • A: 13.4
  • B: 10.9
  • C: 3.34
  • D: 1.34
34

What is the value of four in the number 7073.48?

  • A: four tenth
  • B: four
  • C: forty
  • D: four hundred
35

The table below shows the ages of children at a birthday party
Use this table to answer Questions 35, 36 and 37 35. What is the modal age?

Ages (yrs)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

No. of children

3

4

2

5

4

4

6

4

2

1

  • A: 10
  • B: 7
  • C: 5
  • D: 4
36

A child is selected at random. What is the probability that he or she is 4 years old?

  • A: 4/35
  • B: 1/7
  • C: 2/5
  • D: 4/5
37

How many children are 7 or more years old?

  • A: 28
  • B: 22
  • C: 13
  • D: 6
38

Write the vector \left(\begin{array}{c}6cm \ W\\ 4cm \ S\end{array}\right) using Cartesian components.

  • A: \left(\begin{array}{c}-6\\ -4 \end{array}\right) \\
  • B: \left(\begin{array}{c}-4\\ -6 \end{array}\right) \\
  • C: \left(\begin{array}{c}-6\\ 4 \end{array}\right) \\
  • D: \left(\begin{array}{c}6\\ -4 \end{array}\right) \\
39

Simplify: 5 – 7 + 2(3 – 8)

  • A: -12
  • B: -8
  • C: -5
  • D: -4
40

If r= \ \left(\begin{array}{c}-10\\ -9 \end{array}\right) \ and \ n = \left(\begin{array}{c}8\\ -6\end{array}\right) find n+r

  • A: \left(\begin{array}{c}-2\\ -9 \end{array}\right) \\
  • B: \left(\begin{array}{c}2\\ -9 \end{array}\right) \\
  • C: \left(\begin{array}{c}18\\ 9 \end{array}\right) \\
  • D: \left(\begin{array}{c}-2\\ -3 \end{array}\right) \\

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