BECE 2011 Mathematics (Maths) Past Question Paper One

1

Which of the following is the set of prime factors of 12?

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

Expand 3a (a – 4b)

  • A: 3a – 12ab
  • B: 3a2 – 12ab
  • C: 3a2 – 12b
  • D: 3a2 – 12a
3

Express 5 as a percentage of 4

  • A: 125%
  • B: 120%
  • C: 25%
  • D: 20%
4

Express 2700 as a product of prime numbers.

  • A: 22 x 32 x  52
  • B: 23 x 32 x  52
  • C: 22 x 33 x  52
  • D: 23 x 33 x  52
5

The ratio of mangoes to oranges in a basket is 3:2. If there are 36 mangoes, how many oranges are in the basket?

  • A: 90
  • B: 60
  • C: 24
  • D: 12
6

Express 0.125 as a fraction in its lowest form.

  • A: \frac{1}{8}\\
  • B: \frac{1}{9}\\
  • C: \frac{1}{12}\\
  • D: \frac{1}{16}\\
7

Convert 2225 to a number in base ten.

  • A: 30
  • B: 52
  • C: 60
  • D: 62
8

If A = {18, 19, 20} and B = {15, 16, 17}, find AnB

  • A: {15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20}
  • B: {15, 16, 18, 19}
  • C: {18, 19}
  • D: {}
9

Simplify 3^9 \div 3^3

  • A: 327
  • B: 312
  • C: 36
  • D: 33
10

An article which costs GH¢ 25.00 was sold for GH¢ 35.00. Find the percentage profit made.

  • A: 10%
  • B: 28%
  • C: 40%
  • D: 70%
11

Factorize completely b2 + fb – mb – fm

  • A: (b – f ) (b – m)
  • B: (b + f ) (b – m)
  • C: (b + f ) (m – b)
  • D: (b + f ) (m + b)
12

Simplify: -13 – (-3) + (-10)

  • A: -26
  • B: -20
  • C: -10
  • D: – 6
13

Find the HCF of 33 x 52 and 32  x 54

  • A: 32 x 52
  • B: 33 x 52
  • C: 3x  54
  • D: 35 x 56
14

State the rule for the mapping

  • A:x \rightarrow 15 x\\
  • B: x \rightarrow 15 + x\\
  • C: x \rightarrow \frac{15}{x}\\
  • D: x \rightarrow10 + 5x\\
15

Solve the inequality x-\ \frac{1}{3}\ \ \ \geq\ \ \ \frac{2}{3}\ - x

  • A:x\ \ \leq\ \ \frac{1}{2} \\
  • B: x\ \ \leq\ \ \frac{2}{3}\\
  • C: x\ \ \geq\ \ \frac{1}{2}\\
  • D: x\ \ \geq\ \ \frac{2}{3}\\
16

Find the area of a square, if its perimeter is 28 cm.

  • A: 784 cm2
  • B: 196 cm2
  • C: 49 cm2
  • D: 14 cm2
17

Simplify: \frac{1}{3}\ \left(\frac{1}{2}-\ \frac{1}{3}\right)-\ \frac{1}{3}\ \left(\frac{1}{3}-\frac{1}{2}\right)\

  • A: -\frac{1}{9}\\
  • B: -\frac{1}{18}\\
  • C:\frac{1}{18}\\
  • D: \frac{1}{9}\\
18

Make n the subject of the relation \theta=180-\ \frac{360}{n}

  • A: \frac{\theta+180}{2}\\
  • B:\frac{\theta-180}{2}\\
  • C: \frac{360}{180-\ \theta}\\
  • D: \frac{360}{180+\ \theta}\\
19

If R\ =\ \ \frac{h}{2}+\ \frac{d^2}{8h}\  , find R when d = 8 and h = 6.

  • A: 3\frac{1}{6}\\
  • B: 4\frac{1}{3}\\
  • C: 4\frac{3}{4}\\
  • D: 4\frac{9}{16}\\
20

Eight copies of a book cost GH¢ 16.00. Find the cost of 5 copies.

  • A: GH¢ 2.00
  • B: GH¢ 3.20
  • C: GH¢ 5.00
  • D: GH¢ 10.00
21

Solve the equation \frac{1}{5}\ \left(2+y\right)=\ \ \frac{1}{2}\ (y-1)

  • A: -3
  • B: \frac{3}{4} \\
  • C: \frac{5}{3} \\
  • D: 3
22

The gradient of the straight line that passes through points A(3,2) and B(4,8) is

  • A: -\frac{1}{6} \\
  • B: -\frac{1}{2}\\
  • C: 2
  • D: 6
23

A car is travelling at 60 km per hour. How far does it travel in 2 ½ hours?

  • A: 30 km
  • B: 60 km
  • C: 120 km
  • D: 150 km
24

In the diagram below RS and WV are parallel lines. The value of the angle marked a is

  • A: 38°
  • B: 52°
  • C: 58°
  • D: 64°
25

Given that s = \left(\begin{array}{c}5\\ 2n\end{array}\right) and\ b = \left(\begin{array}{c}2n-1\\ 6\end{array}\right) . If a=b, find the values of n.

  • A: 6
  • B: 3
  • C: 2
  • D: 1
26

Find the volume of a cube of side 5 cm.

  • A: 10 cm3
  • B: 15 cm3
  • C: 25 cm3
  • D: 125 cm3
27

In the diagram below, AB and CD are two intersecting straight lines. Find the value of the angle marked y.

  • A: 130°
  • B: 115°
  • C: 65°
  • D: 60°
28

Kwame and Ama shared an amount of money in the ratio 5:4 respectively. If Kwame had GH¢ 9.00, how much did they share?

  • A: GH¢ 16.20
  • B: GH¢ 36.00
  • C: GH¢ 45.00
  • D: GH¢ 81.00
29


The area of the trapezium above is

  • A: 120 cm2
  • B: 180 cm2
  • C: 256 cm2
  • D: 360 cm2
30

If s = \left(\begin{array}{c}2\\ -5\end{array}\right) and\ b = \left(\begin{array}{c}-2\\ 5\end{array}\right),calculate 2r – 3s

  • A: \left(\begin{array}{c}-10\\ -25\end{array}\right)\\
  • B:\left(\begin{array}{c}-2\\ -25\end{array}\right)\\
  • C: \left(\begin{array}{c}10\\ -25\end{array}\right)\\
  • D:\left(\begin{array}{c}10\\ 25\end{array}\right)\\
31

There are 10 red and 15 green balls in a bag. Find the probability of selecting at random a red ball from the bag.

  • A: \frac{3}{5}\\
  • B:\frac{2}{5}\\
  • C: \frac{1}{10}\\
  • D:\frac{1}{25}\\
32

The table below gives the distribution of ages of students in a class. Use it to answer Questions 32 – 34 Ages (years) 13 14 15 16 17 Number of students 3 10 6 7 4 32. How many students are in the class?

  • A: 20
  • B: 30
  • C: 45
  • D: 75
33

What is the modal age?

  • A: 14
  • B: 15
  • C: 16
  • D: 17
34

If a student is chosen at random from the class, what is the probability that the student is 15 years old?

  • A: 1/5
  • B: 1/3
  • C: 1/2
  • D: 2/3
35

A length of a ribbon is 16.8 m long. How many ribbons 0.36 m long can be cut from it?

  • A: 0.46
  • B: 4.60
  • C: 46
  • D: 460
36

A refrigerator was sold for GH¢ 200.00 at a loss of 10%. Find the cost price.

  • A: GH¢ 180.00
  • B: GH¢ 190.00
  • C: GH¢ 220.00
  • D: GH¢ 222.22
37

The diagram below is the net of a

  • A: cone
  • B: cuboid
  • C: rectangular prism
  • D: pyramid
38

What is the value of 7 in the number 832713?

  • A: Seven thousand
  • B: Seven hundred
  • C: Seventy
  • D: Seven
39

Write 3560 in standard form.

  • A: 3.56 × 10-4
  • B: 3.56 × 10-3
  • C: 3.56 × 103
  • D: 3.56 × 104
40

Correct 0.02751 to three decimal places

  • A: 0.027
  • B: 0.028
  • C: 0.03
  • D: 0.28

End Of Paper

End of BECE 2011 Mathematics (Maths) Past Question Paper One, Thank you for visiting this page, if any spelling mistake or wrong answers are spotted kindly notice us in the comment section below remember to share page to friends and famillies who may need it

0 0 vote
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

BECE

Answers