# BECE 2017 Mathematics (Maths) Past Question Paper One

1

## If Q = {1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 15} and T = {1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12}, find Q ∪ T

• A: {1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10, 11}
• B: {1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15}
• C: {1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13}
• D: {1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15}
2

• A: 10
• B: 12
• C: 15
• D: 18
3

• A: 4
• B: 3
• C: 2
• D: 1
4

## Simplify $3q\times12pq$

• A: $15pq^{2}$
• B: $15p^{2}q$
• C: $32pq^{2}$
• D: $32p^{2}q$
5

## If A = {2, 6, 8} and B = {4, 6, 8, 10}, which of the following statements is true?

• A: A ⊂ B
• B: A ∩ B = {2, 6, 8}
• C: A ∪ B = {2, 4, 6, 8, 10}
• D: A ⊃ B
6

## Find the product of $4xy^{4}&space;and&space;x^{2}yz$

• A: $4x^{3}y^{4}z$
• B:$4x^{3}y^{5}z$
• C: $4x^{2}y^{4}z$
• D: $4x^{2}y^{4}$
7

• A: 144°
• B: 900°
• C: 1440°
• D: 1800°
8

## Solve$2+\frac{x}{3}=1-2x$

• A: $-1\frac{2}{7}$
• B: $-\frac{3}{7}$
• C: $\frac{3}{7}$
• D: $1\frac{2}{7}$
9

• A: 20 years
• B: 30 years
• C: 40 years
• D: 50 years
10

## Evelyn saved GHc 35.48 every month for 8 months. How much did she save?

• A: GHc 183.60
• B: GHc 280.63
• C: GHc 283.20
• D: GHc 283.84
11

• A: 0.012
• B: 0.12
• C: 1.2
• D: 12.0
12

## A woman deposited an amount of GHc 50,000.00 at a bank for 2 years at a rate of 20% per annum. Find the simple interest.

• A: GHc 1,000.00
• B: GHc 2,000.00
• C: GHc 10,000.00
• D: GHc 20,000.00
13

## What is the total cost of x shirts at GHc 5.00 each and y shirts at GHc 1.50 each?

• A: 5x + 1.5y
• B: 5y + 1.5x
• C: 5(x + 1.5y)
• D: 1.5(5x + y)
14

• A: 8
• B: 15
• C: 16
• D: 30

15

• A: 28°
• B: 30°
• C: 34°
• D: 60°
16

• A: 2
• B: 3
• C: 4
• D: 5
17

• A: 46%
• B: 47%
• C: 53%
• D: 54%
18

## Simplify: $\frac{2(u-v)(2u+v)}{4u+6v}$

• A: $\frac{(u-v)(2u+v)}{u+v}$
• B: $\frac{(u-v)(u+v)}{u+2v}$
• C: $\frac{1}{2}(u-v)$
• D: (u-v)
19

• A: x ≥ 102
• B: x ≤ 102
• C: . x ≥ 138
• D: x ≤ 138
20

## Given that a = $\left(\begin{array}{c}4\\&space;-6\end{array}\right)&space;and&space;b&space;=&space;\left(\begin{array}{c}-4\\&space;6\end{array}\right)$, find a + b.

• A: $\left(\begin{array}{c}0\\&space;0\end{array}\right)$
• B: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-8\\&space;12\end{array}\right)$
• C: $\left(\begin{array}{c}8\\&space;-12\end{array}\right)$
• D: $\left(\begin{array}{c}-8\\&space;0\end{array}\right)$
21

• A: 280.00
• B: 320.00
• C: . 360.00
• D: 400.00
22

• A: 2.2 km
• B: 2.5 km
• C: . 2.8 km
• D: 3.2 km

23

• A: 70°
• B: 60°
• C: . 55°
• D: 35°
24

## Arrange the following in descending order:$\frac{7}{20},\frac{7}{25},\frac{37}{100},\frac{1}{4}$

• A: $\frac{37}{100},\frac{7}{20},\frac{7}{25},\frac{1}{4}$
• B: $\frac{1}{4},\frac{7}{25},\frac{7}{20},\frac{37}{100}$
• C: . $\frac{37}{100},\frac{7}{20},\frac{1}{4},\frac{7}{25}$
• D: $\frac{7}{25},\frac{1}{4},\frac{7}{20},\frac{37}{100}$
25

• A: (–4, –3)
• B: (–3, 4)
• C: . (–4, 3)
• D: (3, –4)
26

## Simplify: $7\frac{1}{2}\times(\frac{1}{4}\div\frac{1}{2})-\frac{1}{4}$

• A: $\frac{7}{2}$
• B: $\frac{11}{16}$
• C: $\frac{7}{32}$
• D: $\frac{1}{2}$
27

• A: 4.3 x 104
• B: 4.3 x 103
• C: 4.3 x 102
• D: 4.3 x 10
28

• A: (–3, –2)
• B: (–3, 2)
• C: . (3, –2)
• D: (3, 2)
29

## Elias bought five books. Their mean price was GHc 3.25. The total cost for four of the books was GHc 11.75. What was the cost of the fifth book?

• A: GHc 3.50
• B: GHc 4.00
• C: . GHc 4.20
• D: GHc 4.50

Tins of milk each of volume 77 cm3 and weight 170 g were packed into an empty carton of volume 1540 cm3 and weight 500 g

30

• A: 2
• B: 3
• C: . 20
• D: 22
31

• A: 2.06 kg
• B: 2.94 kg
• C: . 3.90 kg
• D: 8.50 kg
32

• A: 20
• B: 25
• C: . 28
• D: 30
33

• A: 0.3200
• B: 0.3125
• C: . 0.3676
• D: 0.3222
34

## A match box contains 40 sticks. If 15 of them are spoil, find the probability that a stick chosen at random is not spoilt?

• A:$\frac{3}{5}$
• B: $\frac{3}{8}$
• C: . $\frac{5}{8}$
• D: $\frac{2}{5}$

The number of pupils who attended hospital from eight classes on a particular day are: 1, 5, 3, 1, 7, 5, 1, 1

35

• A: 1
• B: 2
• C: . 3
• D: 4
36

• A: 1
• B: 4
• C: . 5
• D: 7
37

• A: 2
• B: 3
• C: . 4
• D: 5
38

## The distance from the centre of a circle to any point on it is called

• A: C.ircumference
• B: Diameter
• D: Sector
39

## Express 1352 as a product of prime factors.

• A: $2^3\times13^{3}$
• B: $2^3\times13^{2}$
• C: $2^2\times13^{3}$
• D: $2^2\times13^{2}$
40

## Which of the following statements about sets is true?

• A: Every set is a subset of the null set.
• B: The universal set is the subset of the null set
• C: . The intersection of two sets is always a null set
• D: The universal set is the union of all its subsets.

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