# BECE 2016 Mathematics (Maths) Past Question Paper One

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

• 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: 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: $2\times3^{}\times5$
• B:$2\times3^{2}\times5$
• C: $2^{2}\times3^{}\times5^{}$
• D: $2^{2}\times3^{2}\times5^{2}$
6

• A: 490
• B: 48,900
• C: 48,950
• D: 49,000
7

• A: 2.2281
• B: 22.281
• C: 222.81
• D: 2228.1
8

## Evaluate: $4/5-1/3+2/9&space;\frac{ab}{cd}$

• A: $\frac{5}{11}$
• B: $\frac{11}{45}$
• C: $\frac{31}{45}$
• D: $\frac{41}{45}$
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

• A: 1,020
• B: 10,200
• C: 102,000
• D: 1,020,000
11

• 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: $7\frac{1}{5}$
• C: $11\frac{1}{4}$
• 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: $5^{2}\times2^{2}\times5^{2}\times2$

• A: $2^{2}\times5^{2}$
• B: $2^{2}\times5^{4}$
• C: $2^{3}\times5^{2}$
• D: $2^{3}\times5^{4}$

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

• A: 2
• B: 5
• C: 6
• D: 10
17

• A: 4
• B: 6
• C: 16
• D: 21
18

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

• A: $\frac{1}{6}$
• B: $\frac{1}{2}$
• C: $\frac{2}{3}$
• D: $\frac{5}{6}$
19

## Make P the subject of the relation, R=$\frac{P+Q}{2}$

• A: P = Q – 2R
• B: P = 2R – Q
• C: P = 2R + Q
• D: P = 2Q + R
20

• A: 3.0
• B: 4.5
• C: 11.0
• D: 81.0
21

• A: x + 5
• B: x + 11
• C: 7x + 5
• D: 7x + 11
22

• A: 5
• B: 7
• C: 14
• D: 16
23

## Solve the inequality $2x&space;+107/2&space;x-5$

• A: x10
• B: x10
• C: $x\leq40$
• D: $x\geq40$
24

• 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

• A: 1
• B: 2
• C: 3
• D: 4
27

• 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 = $\frac{22}{7}$]

• A: 11 cm2
• B: $38&space;\frac{1}{2}cm^{2}$
• C: $44&space;\frac{1}{2}cm^{2}$
• D: 54 cm2
29

• A: 6
• B: 12
• C: 30
• D: 36
30

• A: 7
• B: 6
• C: 5
• D: 4

31

• A: 55°
• B: 65°
• C: 85°
• D: 95°
32

• A: 2 cm
• B: 3 cm
• C: 5 cm
• D: 6 cm
33

## In an enlargement,XY$\rightarrow&space;X_{1}Y_{1}.&space;If&space;|XY|=||XY|=24cm&space;and&space;|X_{1}Y_{1}|=&space;8cm$ , calculate the scale factor of the enlargement.

• A: $\frac{1}{32}$
• B: $\frac{1}{24}$
• C: $\frac{1}{8}$
• D: $\frac{1}{3}$
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.

34

• A: 62
• B: 64
• C: 74
• D: 76
35

• A: 24
• B: 29
• C: 36
• D: 43
36

## Simplify: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-3\\&space;5\end{array}\right)+\left(\begin{array}{c}2\\&space;7\end{array}\right)$

• A: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-1\\&space;2\end{array}\right)$
• B: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-5\\&space;12\end{array}\right)$
• C: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-1\\&space;-2\end{array}\right)$
• D: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-5\\&space;-12\end{array}\right)$
37

• A: 016°
• B: 074°
• C: 106°
• D: 244°
38

## If a = – 4 and b = 3, evaluate$\frac{3a+2b}{ab}$

• A: $\frac{3}{2}$
• B: 1
• C: $\frac{1}{2}$
• D: $-\frac{3}{2}$
39

• 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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