# BECE 2012 Mathematics (Maths) Past Question Paper One

1

• A: {2}
• B: {3}
• C: {4}
• D: {5}
2

• A: -5/4
• B: -2/3
• C: 0.5
• D: 1
3

## Find the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) of $2^2\times3&space;\times5^2&space;\&space;and&space;\&space;2^3&space;\times3^2&space;\times5$

• A:$2^2&space;\times&space;3&space;\times5\\$
• B:$2^2&space;\times3^3&space;\times5^2\\$
• C: $2^3&space;\times3&space;\times5\\$
• D: $2^3&space;\times3^2&space;\times5^2\\$
4

• A: 1
• B: 2
• C: 3
• D: 4
5

• A: – 1
• B: 15
• C: 56
• D: 65
6

• A: 0.80 m
• B: 1.25 m
• C: 1.50 m
• D: 3.00 m
7

• A: 10010102
• B: 10100102
• C: 10101002
• D: 1010102
8

• A: 57
• B: 58
• C: 59
• D: 513
9

• A: 25%
• B: 30%
• C: 40%
• D: 75%

10

• A: 1 cm
• B: 5 cm
• C: 7 cm
• D: 12 cm
11

## Arrange the following fractions in descending order of magnitude: $\frac{2}{3}\&space;,\&space;\frac{5}{7}\&space;,\&space;\frac{2}{5}\&space;,\&space;\frac{1}{2}$

• A: 5/7 ,2/5 ,2/3 ,1/2
• B: 5/7 ,2/3 ,1/2 ,2/5
• C: 1/2 ,2/5 ,5/7 ,2/3
• D: 1/2 ,5/7 ,2/3 ,2/5
12

• A: 4
• B: 5
• C: 8
• D: 16
13

## Simplify $\frac{1}{3}\&space;+\&space;\frac{1}{9}\&space;+\&space;\frac{1}{27}$

• A: $\frac{5}{27}\\$
• B: $\frac{7}{27}\\$
• C: $\frac{11}{27}\\$
• D: $\frac{13}{27}\\$
14

## If 2x = 5(x – 2) + 7, find the value of x

• A: $-5\frac{2}{3}\\$
• B: -1
• C: 1
• D: $5\frac{2}{3}$

The table below shows the day and night temperatures of a town during a week
Use it to answer Questions 15 and 16

 Week day Temperatures (°C) Day Night Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday 33 29 32 34 32 30 30 24 25 23 26 24 24 25
15

• A: 24.4 °C
• B: 30.2 °C
• C: 31.4 °C
• D: 32.2 °C
16

• A: Monday
• B: Saturday
• C: Sunday
• D: Tuesday
17

• A: 1/16
• B: 7/15
• C: 8/15
• D: 7/8
18

## Find the truth set of$\frac{1}{4}&space;(x&space;+&space;3)&space;\le&space;2x&space;-&space;1$

• A: {x: x ≤ –3}
• B: {x: x ≤ –1}
• C: {x: x ≥ 1}
• D: {x: x ≥ 3}
19

• A: 1.0 cm
• B: 3.5 cm
• C: 7.0 cm
• D: 14.0 cm
20

## Simplify $\frac{3x}{4}-\&space;\frac{x-y}{3}$

• A: $\frac{5x-4y}{12}\\$
• B: $\frac{13x-4y}{12}\\$
• C: $\frac{5x+4y}{12}\\$
• D: $\frac{13x+4y}{12}\\$
21

• A: 4.8 kg
• B: 5.0 kg
• C: 6.0 kg
• D: 7.2 kg
22

• A: 6π cm3
• B: 12π cm3
• C: 18π cm3
• D: 24π cm3
23

## Given the points S(5, -2) and T(3, 2), calculate the gradient of the line ST.

• A: – 2
• B: $-\frac{3}{5}\\$
• C: $\frac{1}{2}\\$
• D: 2
24

• A: 2 years
• B: 3 years
• C: 4 years
• D: 5 years
25

## Express 3.75 as a mixed fraction.

• A: $3\frac{1}{5}\\$
• B: $3\frac{1}{4}\\$
• C:$3\frac{1}{3}\\$
• D: $3\frac{3}{4}\\$
26

• A: 0.5 km
• B: 5.0 km
• C: 50.0 km
• D: 500.0 km
27

## Given that r = $\left(\begin{array}{c}-3\\&space;4\end{array}\right)&space;and&space;\&space;\left(\begin{array}{c}1\\&space;-3\end{array}\right)$, find r – 2s

• A: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-1\\&space;1\end{array}\right)\\$
• B: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-5\\&space;10\end{array}\right)\\$
• C:$\left(\begin{array}{c}-2\\&space;10\end{array}\right)\\$
• D: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-1\\&space;10\end{array}\right)$
28

• A: 2.20 kg
• B: 2.25 kg
• C: 2.35 kg
• D: 22.50 kg
29

## A watch gains $1\frac{1}{2}$ minutes per hour. What is the total time gained from 12 noon to 12 midnight in a day?

• A: 9 minutes
• B: 15 minutes
• C: 18 minutes
• D: 36 minutes
30

## A printing machine prints 600 books in 3 hours. How many books will the machine print in 5 hours?

• A: 360 books
• B: 1000 books
• C: 1800 books
• D: 3000 books
31

• A: 180°
• B: 175°
• C: 095°
• D: 075°
32

• A: 12
• B: 14
• C: 16
• D: 18
33

• A: 41305
• B: 30145
• C: 3145
• D: 1145
34

• A: 0.50
• B: 0.75
• C: 2.00
• D: 4.00
35

• A: 4
• B: 7
• C: 15
• D: 18
36

• A: 620
• B: 545
• C: 470
• D: 395
37

## Which of the following fractions is equivalent to$\frac{3}{5}$ ?

• A: $\frac{21}{30}\\$
• B: $\frac{12}{20}\\$
• C: $\frac{15}{45}\\$
• D: $\frac{6}{15}\\$

In the diagram below, line PQ is parallel to RS and UV is a line drawn through PQ and RS
Use the diagram to answer Questions 38 and 39.

38

• A: 35°
• B: 55°
• C: 135°
• D: 145°
39

## Angle b and angle c are

• A: alternate angles
• B: vertically opposite angles
• C: corresponding angles
• D: interior opposite angles
40

## Expand – x(3 – 2x)

• A: -2x^2 – 3x\\
• B: 2x^2 – 3x\\
• C: -2x^2 + 3x\\
• D: 2x^2 + 3x\\

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