# BECE 2013 Mathematics (Maths) Past Question Paper One

1

## If A = {5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 125}and B = {5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 625}, list the elements of A⋃B

• A: {5, 25}
• B: {10, 20, 125, 625}
• C: {5, 15, 25, 125, 625}
• D: {5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 125, 625}
2

• A: 25%
• B: 75%
• C: 125%
• D: 175%
3

## Arrange the following in ascending order of magnitude: 0.301, 0.3, 0.33, 0.03

• A: 0.03, 0.3, 0.301, 0.33
• B: 0.03, 0.301, 0.3, 0.33
• C: 0.33, 0.3, 0.301, 0.03
• D: 0.33, 0.301, 0.3, 0.03
4

• A: 31
• B: 45
• C: 61
• D: 75
5

• A: 0
• B: 1
• C: 2
• D: 3
6

• A: 194
• B: 280
• C: 284
• D: 300
7

• A: 1/12
• B: 1/6
• C: 1/4
• D: 1/3
8

## A car uses 150 litres of petrol in 45 minutes. How many litres of petrol will it use in 1 hour?

• A: 375 litres
• B: 230 litres
• C: 225 litres
• D: 200 litres
9

## Simplify $\frac{36a^3b^2x}{27ab^3y}$

• A: $\frac{4a^2x}{3by}\\$
• B: $\frac{4abx}{3y}\\$
• C: $\frac{4a^2bx}{3y}\\$
• D:$\frac{4a^4b^5x}{3y}\\$
10

• A: x+2
• B: x+4
• C: 2x+3
• D: 3x+2
11

• A: – 3
• B: – 1
• C: 1
• D: 3
12

• A: 24 cm
• B: 20 cm
• C: 10 cm
• D: 3.4 cm
13

## Make d the subject of the relation n=2d+3

• A: $d=\frac{3n}{2}\\$
• B: $d=\frac{n+3}{2}\\$
• C: $d=\frac{n-3}{2}\\$
• D: $d=\frac{3-n}{2}\\$
14

## Calculate the gradient of the straight line joining the points A(3, 5) and B(–2, 3)

• A: 5/2
• B: 2/5
• C: -2/5
• D: -5/2

Use the diagram below to answer Questions 15 and 16

15

• A: 70°
• B: 50°
• C: 40°
• D: 30°
16

• A: 150°
• B: 140°
• C: 110°
• D: 100°
17

• A: 3/8
• B: 1/4
• C: 1/2
• D: 5/8
18

## Find the vector which translates the point (4, –5) to (3, –2)

• A: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-1\\&space;-3\end{array}\right)\\$
• B:$\left(\begin{array}{c}-1\\&space;3\end{array}\right)\\$
• C:$\left(\begin{array}{c}-1\\&space;7\end{array}\right)\\$
• D: $\left(\begin{array}{c}7\\&space;4\end{array}\right)\\$
19

## Factorize completely the expression 2xy-6y+7x-21

• A: (x-3)(2y+7)
• B: (x+3)(2y-7)
• C: (y+3)(2x-7)
• D: (y+3)(2x-7)
20

• A: 7 cm
• B: 14 cm
• C: 21 cm
• D: 49 cm
21

• A: 4.98 km
• B: 4.69 km
• C: 3.96 km
• D: 3.68 km
22

• A: 9 m
• B: 13 m
• C: 15 m
• D: 16 m
23

## Evaluate $\frac{20}{a}-b,&space;if&space;a&space;=&space;30&space;and&space;b&space;=&space;1.$

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

• A: 120
• B: 150
• C: 180
• D: 270
25

## If $u=\left(\begin{array}{c}6\\&space;9\end{array}\right)&space;and\&space;v=\left(\begin{array}{c}4\\&space;-5\end{array}\right)&space;,&space;find&space;u+v$

• A: $u=\left(\begin{array}{c}-2\\&space;2\end{array}\right)\\$
• B:$u=\left(\begin{array}{c}2\\&space;-4\end{array}\right)\\$
• C:$u=\left(\begin{array}{c}10\\&space;-14\end{array}\right)\\$
• D:$u=\left(\begin{array}{c}10\\&space;4\end{array}\right)\\$
26

## If 4956 × 25 = 123,900, evaluate 495.6 × 2.5 leaving the answer in standard form.

• A: 1.239 x 102
• B: 1.239 x 103
• C: 1.239 x 104
• D: 1.239 x 105
27

• A: x\le-2
• B: x<-2
• C: x\ge -2
• D: x>-2
28

• A: 45
• B: 60
• C: 75
• D: 90
29

## Calculate the simple interest on GH¢ 450.00 for 2 years at 12% per annum.

• A: GH¢ 191.00
• B: GH¢ 108.00
• C: GH¢ 54.00
• D: GH¢ 27.00
30

• A: 500 cm
• B: 250 cm
• C: 150 cm
• D: 100 cm
31

• A: 2/15
• B: 1/4
• C: 1/3
• D: 7/15
32

## Which of the following best describes the construction?

• A: Constructing a perpendicular at P
• B: Constructing the bisector of line PQ
• C: Constructing an angle of 30° at P
• D: Constructing an angle of 45° at P
33

## Express 0.055 as a common fraction

• A: 11/40
• B: 5/18
• C: 1/40
• D: 11/200

The table below shows the distribution of workers in some trades

 Trade Shoe making Mining Road transport Agriculture Manufacturing goods Number of workers 300,000 25,000 160,000 225,000 165,000

Use this information to answer Questions 34 and 35

34

## Which trade employed the most number of workers?

• A: Agriculture
• B: Manufacturing goods
• C: Shoe making
35

• A: 325,000
• B: 485,000
• C: 650,000
• D: 875,000
36

## Aba bought a carton of fish at GH¢ 80.00 and sold it at a profit of GH¢ 13.60. Find the selling price.

• A: GH¢ 66.40
• B: GH¢ 93.60
• C: GH¢ 103.60
• D: GH¢ 144.00

37

• A: 60 cm
• B: 40 cm
• C: 33 cm
• D: 30 cm
38

## A man shared an amount of money between his two children, Esi and Ato in the ratio 2:3 respectively. If Ato received GH¢ 45.00, what was the total amount shared?

• A: GH¢ 18.00
• B: GH¢ 27.50
• C: GH¢ 75.00
• D: GH¢ 112.50
39

• A: 16
• B: 12
• C: 8
• D: 4
40

## Two sets whose intersection is an empty set are

• A: disjoint sets
• B: equivalent sets
• C: finite sets
• D: empty sets

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