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Senior School Certificate Exams Waec Mathematics 2016 (May/June) Objectives View Theory


1:

If 23x + 101x = 130x Find the value of x

A:

7

B:

6

C:

5

D:

4

E:

No option

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2:

Simplify: left ( frac{3}{4} - frac{2}{3} right ) times 1frac{1}{5}

A:

frac{1}{60}

B:

frac{5}{72}

C:

frac{1}{10}

D:

1frac{7}{10}

E:

No option

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3:

Simplify left ( frac{10sqrt{3}}{sqrt{5}} - sqrt{15} right )^{2}

A:

75.00

B:

15.00

C:

8.66

D:

3.87

E:

No option

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4:

The distance d, through which a stone falls from rest varies directly as the square of the time t, taken. If the stone falls 45cm in 3 seconds, how far will it fall in 6 seconds?

A:

90cm

B:

135cm

C:

180cm

D:

225cm

E:

No option

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5:

Which of the following is not a valid conclusion from the premise: 'Nigerian footballers are good footballers'?

A:

Joseph plays football in Nigeria therefore he is a good footballer

B:

Joseph is a good footballer therefore he is a Nigerian footballer

C:

Joseph is a Nigerian footballer therefore he is a good footballer

D:

Joseph plays good football therefore he is a Nigerian footballer

E:

No option

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6:

On a map, 1cm represents 5km. Find the area on the map that is represents 100km2

A:

2cm2

B:

4cm2

C:

8cm2

D:

16cm2

E:

No option

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7:

Simplify frac{3^{n-1} times 27^{n+1}}{81^{n}}

A:

3^{2n}

B:

9

C:

3^{n}

D:

3^{n+1}

E:

No option

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8:

What sum of money will amount to D10,400.00 in 5 years at 6% simple interest?

A:

D8,000.00

B:

D10,000.00

C:

D12,000.00

D:

D16,000.00

E:

No option

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9:

Which of the following number lines illustrates the solution of the inequality 4 leq frac{1}{3}(2x - 1) < 5 ?

A:

dsdss

B:

sdcs

C:

sdsacc

D:

sdacd

E:

No option

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10:

The roots of a quadratic equation are frac{4}{3} and frac{-3}{7} Find the equation

A:

21x2 - 19x - 12 = 0

B:

21x2 + 37x - 12 = 0

C:

21x2 - x + 12 = 0

D:

21x2 +7x - 4 = 0

E:

No option

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11:

Find the values of y for which the expression frac{y^{2} - 9y + 18}{y^{2} + 4y - 21} is undefined

A:

6, -7

B:

3, -6

C:

3, -7

D:

-3, -7

E:

No option

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12:

Given that 2x + y = 7 and 3x - 2y = 3, by how much is 7x greater than 10?

A:

1

B:

3

C:

7

D:

17

E:

No option

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13:

Simplify frac{2}{1-x} - frac{1}{x}

A:

frac{x+1}{x(1 - x)}

B:

frac{3x - 1}{x(1 - x)}

C:

frac{3x + 1}{x(1 - x)}

D:

frac{x - 1}{x(1 - x)}

E:

No option

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14:

Make x the subject of the relation: p = s + frac{sm^{2}}{nr}

A:

s = frac{mrp}{nr+m^{2}}

B:

s = frac{nr + m^{2}}{nrp}

C:

s = frac{nrp}{mr + m^{2}}

D:

s = frac{nrp}{nr + m^{2}}

E:

No option

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15:

Factorize (2x+3y)2 - (x - 4y)2

A:

(3x - y)(x + 7y)

B:

(3x + y)(2x - 7y)

C:

(3x + y)(x - 7y)

D:

(3x - y)(2x + 7y)

E:

No option

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16:

The curved surface area of a cylinder 5cm high, is 110cm2, Find the radius of the base

(Take pi = 22/7)

A:

2.6cm

B:

3.5cm

C:

3.6cm

D:

7.0cm

E:

No option

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17:

The volume of a pyramid with height 15cm is 90cm3, If its base is a rectangle with dimensions xcm by 6cm, Find the value of x

A:

3

B:

5

C:

6

D:

8

E:

No option

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18:

In the diagram, line YW is a tangent to the circle at X, |UV| = |VX| and <VXW = 500 . Find the value of <UXW

A:

700

B:

800

C:

1050

D:

1100

E:

No option

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19:

In the diagram, line PF, QT, RG intersect at S and PQ // RG. If <SPQ = 1130 and <RST = 220, find <PSQ

A:

220

B:

450

C:

670

D:

890

E:

No option

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20:

In the diagram, O is the centre of the circle, <XOZ = (10m)0 and <XWZ = m0, calculate the value of m

A:

30

B:

36

C:

40

D:

72

E:

No option

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21:

Kweku walked 8m up a slope and was 3m above the ground. If he walks 12m further up the slope, how far above the ground will he be?

A:

4.5m

B:

6.0m

C:

7.5m

D:

9.0m

E:

No option

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22:

In the diagram, TS is a tangent to the circle at S, |PR| = |RS| and <PQR = 1170, Calculate <PST

A:

540

B:

440

C:

340

D:

270

E:

No option

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23:

In the diagram, PR // SV // WY, TX // QY, <PQT = 480 and <TXW = 600. Find <TQU

A:

1200

B:

1080

C:

720

D:

600

E:

No option

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24:

A straight line passes through the points P(1,2) and Q(5,8).

Use this information to answer questions 24 and 25.

Calculate the gradient of the line PQ

A:

frac{3}{5}

B:

frac{2}{3}

C:

frac{3}{2}

D:

frac{5}{3}

E:

No option

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25:

Calculate the length PQ

A:

4sqrt{11}

B:

4 sqrt{10}

C:

2 sqrt{17}

D:

2 sqrt{13}

E:

No option

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26:

In the diagram, TX is perpendicular to UW. |UX| = 1cm and TX = |WX| = sqrt{3cm}. Find the <UTW.

A:

1350

B:

1050

C:

750

D:

600

E:

No option

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27:

If cos theta = x and sin 600 = x + 0.5, 00 < theta < 900,

Find correct to the nearest degree, the value of theta

A:

660

B:

670

C:

680

D:

690

E:

No option

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28:

The table below shows the ages of students in a club. Use it to answer questions 28 and 29.

How many students are in the club ?

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A:

50

B:

55

C:

60

D:

65

E:

No option

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29:

Find the median age

A:

13

B:

14

C:

15

D:

16

E:

No option

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30:

The figure is a pie chart which represents the expendiure of a family in a year. If the total income of the family was Le 10,800,000.00, how much was spent on food?

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A:

Le 2,250,000.00

B:

Le 2,700,000.00

C:

Le 3,600,000.00

D:

Le 4,500,000.00

E:

No option

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31:

A fair die is thrown two times. What is the probabiliity that the sum of the score is at least 10?

A:

frac{5}{36}

B:

frac{1}{6}

C:

frac{5}{18}

D:

frac{2}{3}

E:

No option

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32:

The marks of eight students in a test are: 10, 4, 5, 3, 14, 16 and 7. Find the range

A:

16

B:

14

C:

13

D:

11

E:

No option

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33:

If log(3x - 1) = 5, find x

A:

2.00

B:

3.67

C:

8.67

D:

11.00

E:

No option

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34:

A sphere of radius r cm has the same volume as a cylinder of radius 3 cm and height 4 cm. Find the value of r

A:

frac{2}{3}

B:

2

C:

3

D:

6

E:

No option

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35:

Express 1975 correct to 2 significant figures

A:

20

B:

1,900

C:

1,980

D:

2,000

E:

No option

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36:

In the diagram, MOPO is a trapezium with QP // MO, MQ//NP, NQ//OP, |QP| = 9cm and the height of

DeltaQNP = 6cm, calculate the area of the trapezium.

A:

96cm2

B:

90cm2

C:

81cm2

D:

27cm2

E:

No option

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37:

The perimeter of a sector of a circle of radius 21cm is 64cm. Find the angle of the sector .

(Take pi = frac{22}{7})

A:

700

B:

600

C:

550

D:

420

E:

No option

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38:

Determine M cap N from the venn diagram

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A:

{f,g}

B:

{e}

C:

{c, f, g}

D:

{e, f, g}

E:

No option

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39:

If 20 (mod 9) is equivalent to y (mod 6), find y

A:

1

B:

2

C:

3

D:

4

E:

No option

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40:

Simplify frac{(p - r)^{2} - r^{2}}{2p^{2} - 4pr}

A:

frac{1}{2}

B:

p - 2r

C:

frac{1}{p - 2r}

D:

frac{2p}{p - 2r}

E:

No option

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41:

In the diagram, O is the centre of the circle, <QPS = 1000, <PSQ = 600 and <QSR = 800. Calculate <SQR

A:

200

B:

400

C:

600

D:

800

E:

No option

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42:

A bag contains 5 red and 4 blue identical balls. If two balls are selected at random from the bag, one after the other, with replacement, find the probability that the first is red and the second is blue

A:

frac{2}{9}

B:

frac{5}{18}

C:

frac{20}{81}

D:

frac{5}{9}

E:

No option

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43:

The relation y = x2 + 2x + k passes through the point (2, 0). Find the value of k

A:

-8

B:

-4

C:

4

D:

8

E:

No option

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44:

Find the next three terms of the sequence: 0, 1, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8...

A:

13, 19, 23

B:

9, 11, 13

C:

11, 15, 19

D:

13, 21, 34

E:

No option

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45:

Find the lower quartile of the distribution illustrated by the cummulative frequency curve

A:

17.5

B:

19.0

C:

27.5

D:

28.0

E:

No option

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46:

The ratio of the exterior angle to the interior angle of a regular polygon is 1:11. How many sides has the polygon?

A:

30

B:

24

C:

18

D:

12

E:

No option

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47:

Halima is n years old. Her brother's age is 5 years more than half of her age. How old is her brother?

A:

frac{n}{2}+frac{5}{2}

B:

frac{n}{2} - 5

C:

5 - frac{n}{2}

D:

frac{n}{2} + 5

E:

No option

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48:

In the diagram, line MN is a chord of a circle KMN centre O and radius 10 cm. If <MON = 1400, find correct to the nearest cm, the length of the chord MN.

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A:

19cm

B:

18cm

C:

17cm

D:

12cm

E:

No option

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49:

An object is 6m away from the base of a mast. If the angle of depression of the object from the top of the mast is 500, find, correct to 2 decimal places, the height of the mast.

A:

8.60m

B:

7.83m

C:

7.51m

D:

7.15m

E:

No option

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50:

From the diagram, which of the following is true?

A:

m + n + p = 1800

B:

m + n = 1800

C:

m - p + n

D:

n = m + p

E:

No option

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