# BECE 2016 Mathematics (Maths) Past Question Paper One

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1

## Which of the following is a finite set?

- A: {2, 4, 6, 8, …}
- B: {1, 2, 3, 4, …}
- C: {…, 2, 3, 5, 7}
- D: {3, 6, 9, 12}

2

## Given that M = {a, b, c}, find the number of subsets of M

- A: 3
- B: 4
- C: 6
- D: 8

3

## If P = {2, 3, 4, 6, 8} and Q = {1, 2, 3, 4}, find P∩Q

- A: {2, 3, 4}
- B: {7, 9, 10}
- C: {2, 3, 4, 6, 8}
- D: {1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8}

4

## A boy bought 3 pairs of socks at GHc 17.50 per a pair and paid with two GHc 50.00 notes. How much change was he given?

- A: GHc 27.50
- B: GHc 37.50
- C: GHc 47.50
- D: GHc 48.50

5

## Find the least Common Multiple (LCM) of the numbers 5, 10 and 12

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

6

## Correct 48,947.2547 to the nearest hundred.

- A: 490
- B: 48,900
- C: 48,950
- D: 49,000

7

## Simplify: 16 + 5.6 + 0.681

- A: 2.2281
- B: 22.281
- C: 222.81
- D: 2228.1

8

## Evaluate:

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

9

## Arrange the following integers from the least to the highest – 4, 9, – 10, – 7 and 2.

- A: –10, –7, –4, 2, 9
- B: –10, 9, –7, –4, 2
- C: –4, –7, –10, 2, 9
- D: 2, –4, –7, 9, –10

10

## Simplify: (46 × 102) + (102 × 54)

- A: 1,020
- B: 10,200
- C: 102,000
- D: 1,020,000

11

## Correct 5178.3426 to two decimal places

- A: 5178.00
- B: 5178.30
- C: 5178.34
- D: 5178.35

12

## Find the simple interest on GHc 120,000.00 for 5 months at 12% per annum.

- A: GHc 6,000.00
- B: GHc 7,200.00
- C: GHc 50,000.00
- D: GHc 72,000.00

13

## Fifteen boys took 12 hours to weed a plot of land. If nine boys work at the same rate, how long will it take them to weed the plot of land?

- A: 6 hours
- B:
- C:
- D: 20 hours

14

## A car cost GHc 12,500.00. A discount of 9% is given for cash payment. Find the cost of the car when payment is made by cash.

- A: GHc 10,250.00
- B: GHc 11,250.00
- C: GHc 11,375.00
- D: GHc 13,625.00

15

## Simplify:

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

The table shows the marks of some students in a test

Marks | 0 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 |

Number of students | 3 | 4 | 5 | 4 | 5 | 4 | 7 | 3 | 4 | 2 | 2 |

Use the information to answer questions 16 and 17 16.

16

## What is the modal mark?

- A: 2
- B: 5
- C: 6
- D: 10

17

## How many students failed the test, if the pass mark was 4?

- A: 4
- B: 6
- C: 16
- D: 21

18

## What is the probability of obtaining 4, when a fair die is tossed once?

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

19

## Make P the subject of the relation, R=

- A: P = Q – 2R
- B: P = 2R – Q
- C: P = 2R + Q
- D: P = 2Q + R

20

## Given that t = p^{2}+ 1 , find p when t = 10.

- A: 3.0
- B: 4.5
- C: 11.0
- D: 81.0

21

## Simplify: 4(x + 2) – 3(x + 1).

- A: x + 5
- B: x + 11
- C: 7x + 5
- D: 7x + 11

22

## When a number is doubled and the result is decreased by 9, the answer is 19. Find the number.

- A: 5
- B: 7
- C: 14
- D: 16

23

## Solve the inequality

- A: x10
- B: x10
- C:
- D:

24

## Find the image of 5, under the mapping x→4x-7

- A: 3
- B: 13
- C: 20
- D: 27

25

## An angle which is greater than 180° but less than 360° is

- A: a right angle
- B: an acute angle
- C: an obtuse angle
- D: a reflex angle

26

## How many lines of symmetry has a rectangle?

- A: 1
- B: 2
- C: 3
- D: 4

27

## The perimeter of an isosceles triangle is 45 cm. Find the length of the third side, if each of the equal sides is 14 cm long.

- A: 11 cm
- B: 14 cm
- C: 17 cm
- D: 31 cm

28

## Find the area of a circle whose diameter is 7cm. [Take π = ]

- A: 11 cm2
- B:
- C:
- D: 54 cm2

29

## The mean of three numbers is 12. If two of the numbers are 14 and 16, find the third number.

- A: 6
- B: 12
- C: 30
- D: 36

30

## The sum of the interior angles of a regular polygon is 540°. Find the number of sides of the polygon.

- A: 7
- B: 6
- C: 5
- D: 4

31

## The figure QPR is an equilateral triangle. If angle PRS = (2x – 10°), find the value of x. 2016 triangle pq

- A: 55°
- B: 65°
- C: 85°
- D: 95°

32

## The diagonal of a rectangle is 10 cm long. If the length of the rectangle is 8 cm, find its breadth.

- A: 2 cm
- B: 3 cm
- C: 5 cm
- D: 6 cm

33

## In an enlargement,XY , calculate the scale factor of the enlargement.

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

Study the triangle of odd numbers and use it to answer Questions 34 and 35

13 b c 19 7 9 a 3 5 1 34.

13 b c 19 7 9 a 3 5 1 34.

34

## Evaluate: 13 + b + c + 19.

- A: 62
- B: 64
- C: 74
- D: 76

35

## Evaluate: a + b + c

- A: 24
- B: 29
- C: 36
- D: 43

36

## Simplify:

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

37

## The bearing of X from Y is 196°. What is the bearing of Y from X?

- A: 016°
- B: 074°
- C: 106°
- D: 244°

38

## If a = – 4 and b = 3, evaluate

- A:
- B: 1
- C:
- D:

39

## The point P (– 3, 7) is reflected in the x-axis. Find its image.

- A: (–3, –7)
- B: (–3, 7)
- C: (–7, 3)
- D: (3, –7)

40

## The instrument used to measure the angle between two lines that meet at a point is known as a

- A: pair of compasses
- B: set-square
- C: protractor
- D: pair of dividers

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