# BECE 2014 Mathematics (Maths) Past Question Paper One

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1

## If set N is a subset of set M, then

- A: sets M and N have the same number of elements
- B: some members of set N can be found in set M
- C: no member of set N is in set M
- D: all members of set N are in set M

The Venn diagram shows the number of pupils who offer Mathematics (M) and / or English in a class

Use this information to answer Questions 2 and 3.

2

## 2. How many pupils offer Mathematics?

- A: 10
- B: 18
- C: 25
- D: 28

3

## How many pupils offer only one subject?

- A: 3
- B: 7
- C: 18
- D: 21

4

## Simplify: 12 – 7 – (– 5)

- A: – 10
- B: – 2
- C: 0
- D: 10

5

## Express 72 as a product of its prime factors

- A: 2 x 3
^{3} - B: 2
^{2 }x 3^{3} - C: 2
^{3}x 3 - D: 2
^{3}x 3^{2}

6

## Find the smallest number which is divisible by 16 and 20?

- A: 40
- B: 80
- C: 120
- D: 160

7

## Convert 243_{5} to a base ten numeral.

- A: 40
- B: 43
- C: 45
- D: 73

8

## A pineapple which was bought for GH¢ 1.00 was sold at GH¢ 1.30. Calculate the profit per cent.

- A: 10%
- B: 20%
- C: 23%
- D: 30%

9

## Simplify 35x^{5}y^{3} ÷ 7 xy^{2}

- A: 5x
^{4}y - B: 5x
^{4}y^{5} - C: 5x
^{6}y - D: 5x
^{6}y^{5}

10

## Two bells P and Q ring at intervals of 3 hours and 4 hours, respectively. After how many hours will the two bells first ring simultaneously (at the same time)?

- A: 6 hours
- B: 8 hours
- C: 12 hours
- D: 24 hours

11

## A boy scores in a French test. Express his score as a percentage.

- A: 17%
- B: 34%
- C: 68%
- D: 85%

12

## Arrange the following fractions in ascending order of magnitude

- A:
- B:
- C:
- D:

13

## Kofi paid rent of GH¢ 1,800.00 each year. If the rent is 0.3 of his annual income, find his annual income.

- A: GH¢ 600.00
- B: GH¢5,400.00
- C: GH¢ 6,000.00
- D: GH¢ 18,000.00

14

## I gave a storekeeper a GH¢10.00 note for goods I bought. He asked me for another 15Gp for ease of change. If he then gave me 50 Gp, how much did I pay for the goods?

- A: GH¢ 9.35
- B: GH¢ 9.45
- C: GH¢ 9.65
- D: GH¢ 10.65

15

## Kojo can buy 15 shirts at GH¢ 4.00 each. If the price is increased to GH¢ 5.00, how many shirts can he now buy?

- A: 12
- B: 15
- C: 19
- D: 20

16

## A hall which is 8m long is represented on a diagram as 4 cm long. What is the scale of the diagram?

- A: 1:200
- B: 1:250
- C: 1:400
- D: 1:800

17

## Jane arrived at work at 7:55 am and left at 4:15 pm. For how long was she at work?

- A: 7 hr 20 min
- B: 7 hr 45 min
- C: 8 hr 20 min
- D: 8 hr 40 min

18

## Given that (3.14 × 18) × 17.5 = 3.14 × (3p × 17.5), find the value of p

- A: 3.0
- B: 5.8
- C: 6.0
- D: 9.0

The pie chart shows how Kwaku spends his monthly salary

Use this information to answer Questions 19 to 21

19

## Find the value of x

- A: 65°
- B: 75°
- C: 85°
- D: 100°

20

## Kwaku earns GH¢ 630.00 a month. How much of this does he spend on food?

- A: GH¢ 140.00
- B: GH¢ 157.00
- C: GH¢ 210.00
- D: GH¢ 350.00

21

## What percentage of his salary does he spend on rent and utilities?

- A: 12.1%
- B: 12.5%
- C: 22.2%
- D: 33.3%

22

## In an enlargement with scale factor 2, which of the following statements is not true?

- A: Each length is multiplied by 2
- B: Each angle remains the same
- C: The shape of the figure does not change.
- D: The size of the figure does not change.

23

## Kofi, Kojo and Ama shared GH¢ 480,000.00 in the ratio 3:5:4. How much did Ama receive?

- A: GH¢ 160,000.00
- B: GH¢ 200,000.00
- C: GH¢ 218,181.81
- D: GH¢ 342,859.14

24

## If w = 12, x = 5, y = 6 and z = 4, find the value of wx – yz.

- A: 18
- B: 27
- C: 36
- D: 84

25

## A man was 24 years old when his son was born. Now he is three times as old as his son. Find the age of the son.

- A: 6 years
- B: 12 years
- C: 18 years
- D: 36 years

26

## There are 20 identical balls in a box. Twelve are blue and the rest are green. If one ball is taken at random from the box, find the probability that the ball is green.

- A:
- B:
- C:
- D:

27

## Using the following mapping, find the missing numbers p and q. x 1 2 3 4 5 6 ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ ↓ y 3 5 p 9 11 q

- A: p = 6, q = 12
- B: p = 6, q = 13
- C: p = 7, q = 12
- D: p = 7, q = 13

28

## The perimeter of a rectangle is 24 cm. If the length is 7 cm, find its width.

- A: 3 cm
- B: 5 cm
- C: 10 cm
- D: 12 cm

29

## A boy walks on a bearing 070°. Which of the following diagrams show his direction?

- A: A
- B: B
- C: C
- D: D

30

## How many faces has a cube?

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

31

## The diameter of a circular tray is 28 cm. Find the area of the tray. [Take π = 22/7]

- A: 44 cm2
- B: 88 cm2
- C: 154 cm2
- D: 616 cm2

32

## Calculate the volume of a cylinder with radius 7 cm and height 10 cm. [Take π = 22/7]

- A: 220 cm3
- B: 440 cm3
- C: 1,540 cm3
- D: 3,080 cm3

33

## Find the value of e.

- A: 38°
- B: 40°
- C: 88°
- D: 92°

Use the diagram below to answer questions 33 and 34

34

## Find the angle marked d

- A: 38°
- B: 40°
- C: 48°
- D: 88°

35

## A 3.6 m long string is to be cut into pieces, each of length 40 cm. How many pieces can be cut from the string?

- A: 4
- B: 6
- C: 8
- D: 9

36

## Solve the inequality

- A: x ≤ 10
- B: x ≥ 10
- C: x ≤ 40
- D: x ≥ 40

37

## The point P (5, 4) is reflected in the y-axis. Find its image.

- A: (– 5, 4)
- B: (5, –4)
- C: (–4, 5)
- D: (4, –5)

38

## If , find the value of x.

- A: –1
- B: 1
- C: 7
- D: 12

39

## Find the gradient of the line which passes through the points M(–1, 2) and N(6, –3)

- A:
- B:
- C:
- D:

40

## Find the next two terms in the sequence 11, 7, 3, –1, ¬___, ___.

- A: 5, 9
- B: 3, 7
- C: –4, –9
- D: –5, –9

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