# 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

• 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

• 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

• 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

• A: 327
• B: 312
• C: 36
• D: 33
10

• 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

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

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

## State the rule for the mapping

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

## Solve the inequality $x-\&space;\frac{1}{3}\&space;\&space;\&space;\geq\&space;\&space;\&space;\frac{2}{3}\&space;-&space;x$

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

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

## Simplify: $\frac{1}{3}\&space;\left(\frac{1}{2}-\&space;\frac{1}{3}\right)-\&space;\frac{1}{3}\&space;\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 $\theta=180-\&space;\frac{360}{n}$

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

## $If&space;R\&space;=\&space;\&space;\frac{h}{2}+\&space;\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

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

## Solve the equation $\frac{1}{5}\&space;\left(2+y\right)=\&space;\&space;\frac{1}{2}\&space;(y-1)$

• A: -3
• B: $\frac{3}{4}&space;\\$
• C: $\frac{5}{3}&space;\\$
• D: 3
22

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

• A: $-\frac{1}{6}&space;\\$
• B: $-\frac{1}{2}\\$
• C: 2
• D: 6
23

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

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

• A: 6
• B: 3
• C: 2
• D: 1
26

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

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

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

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

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

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

• A: 20
• B: 30
• C: 45
• D: 75
33

• A: 14
• B: 15
• C: 16
• D: 17
34

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

• 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

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

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