# BECE 2015 Mathematics (Maths) Past Question Paper One

1

## List the members of the set Q = {prime factors of 30}

• A: {2, 3, 5}
• B: {2, 6, 10}
• C: {3, 5, 15}
• D: {3, 6, 15}
2

• A: 4
• B: 8
• C: 10
• D: 16
3

## If M = {multiples of 4 between 10 and 25} and N = {even numbers between 11 and 23}, find M ∪ N

• A: {12, 16, 20}
• B: {14, 18, 22}
• C: {12, 14, 16, 18, 22}
• D: {12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24}
4

• A: Unit
• B: Ten
• C: Tenth
• D: Hundredth
5

• A: 4
• B: 6
• C: 7
• D: 12
6

• A: 25
• B: 27
• C: 32
• D: 35
7

• A: 21
• B: 49
• C: 57
• D: 61
8

• A: 10
• B: 11
• C: 12
• D: 13
9

• A: 4.3
• B: 4.03
• C: 0.403
• D: 0.43
10

## Arrange the following fractions in ascending order: 5/8, 11/20, 7/10

• A: 5/8, 11/20, 7/10
• B: 7/10, 5/8, 11/20
• C: 11/20, 5/8, 7/10
• D: 5/8, 7/10, 11/20
11

• A: 27/35
• B: 13/35
• C: 8/35
• D: 5/35
12

• A: 14 days
• B: 12 days
• C: 10 days
• D: 8 days
13

## A man invested GHC 800.00 in a bank at a simple interest rate of 5% per annum. Find his total amount in the bank at the end of one year.

• A: GHC 840.00
• B: GHC 860.00
• C: GHC 900.00
• D: GHC 960.00
14

## John sold a car for GHC 60,000.00 and made a profit of 20%. What is the cost price of the car?

• A: GHC 48,000.00
• B: GHC 50,000.00
• C: GHC 72,000.00
• D: GHC132,000.00
15

• A: 1
• B: 2
• C: 3
• D: 4
16

## Express 625.13 in standard form

• A: 6.2513 $\times&space;10^{-2}\\$
• B: 6.2513 $\times&space;10^{-4}\\$
• C: 6.2513 $\times&space;10^{2}\\$
• D: 6.2513 $\times&space;10^{4}\\$
17

• A: 8
• B: 12
• C: 14.5
• D: 15.5
18

• A: 2/3
• B: 2/5
• C: 3/10
• D: 1/2
19

## Expand (2x + y) (2x – y)

• A: $2x^2&space;-&space;y^2\\$
• B: $4x^2&space;-&space;y^2\\$
• C: $2x^2&space;+&space;4xy&space;-&space;y^2\\$
• D: $4x^2&space;+&space;4xy&space;-&space;y^2\\$
20

• A: 0.001
• B: 0.011
• C: 0.01
• D: 0.1
21

• A: 12
• B: 18
• C: 20
• D: 24
22

## A wrist watch is priced GHC 2,000.00. A shopkeeper allows a discount of 2% on the cost price. Find the discount on 20 of such wrist watches.

• A: GHC 500.00
• B: GHC 600.00
• C: GHC 800.00
• D: GHC 1,000.00
23

• A: – 6
• B: – 2
• C: 2
• D: 6
24

• A: y→x+2
• B: y→2x
• C: y→x2
• D: y→2x+2
25

• A: 6
• B: 7
• C: 8
• D: 14
26

• A: 14,400 m2
• B: 15,400 m2
• C: 16,400 m2
• D: 18,000 m2
27

## What name is given to a triangle which has all its sides equal?

• A: Isosceles triangle
• B: Scalene triangle
• C: Equilateral triangle
• D: Right-angle triangle
28

• A: 150°
• B: 120°
• C: 90°
• D: 60°
29

• A: 15 m
• B: 40 m
• C: 80 m
• D: 105 m
30

## Which of the following best describes the statement: ‘The locus of a point which moves so that its distance from two fixed points are always equal’?

• A: Bisector of an angle
• B: Perpendicular bisector
• C: Circle
• D: Two parallel lines
31

• A: (5, -1)
• B: (-5, 1)
• C: (-1, 5)
• D: (1, -5)
32

• A: 90°
• B: 180°
• C: 270°
• D: 360°
33

## Given that vectors u = $\left(\begin{array}{c}-3\\&space;5\end{array}\right)&space;\&space;and&space;\&space;v&space;\&space;=&space;\left(\begin{array}{c}2\\&space;-3\end{array}\right)$ , find 2v – u

• A: $\left(\begin{array}{c}1\\&space;-1\end{array}\right)$
• B: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-1\\&space;1\end{array}\right)$
• C: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-7\\&space;-11\end{array}\right)$
• D: $\left(\begin{array}{c}7\\&space;-11\end{array}\right)$

34

## What is the name of the figure above?

• A: Cuboid
• B: Kite
• C: Triangle
• D: Pyramid
 13 12 17 E F 10 11 16 G

Use the magic square above to answer questions 35 to 37

35

• A: 14
• B: 15
• C: 18
• D: 23
36

• A: 14
• B: 15
• C: 18
• D: 23
37

• A: 29
• B: 30
• C: 33
• D: 38
38

• A: 8 cm
• B: 9 cm
• C: 12 cm
• D: 17 cm
39

• A: 30
• B: 36
• C: 37
• D: 39
40

• A: 1:200
• B: 1:250
• C: 1:400
• D: 1:500

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