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## WAEC 2020 Mathematics Objectives questions and Answers

Your WAEC Mathematics Exams Will consist of two sections, the Objectives and theory or essay. You have many options in the objective part to choose one. The options may range from A to D or E, Take only the most preferred answer. You will also be given the theory to answer any from the specified number.

1. Find the sum of the first for term given that the 2nd and 5th terms of a G.P are 6 and 48 respectively.

• A. -45
• B. -15
• C. 15
• D. 33
• E. 45

Answer: E (45) See the solutions below:

T22 = ar = 6

T55 = ar44 = 48

T5T2T5T2 = ar4arar4ar = 486486

= r33 = 8

⇒ r = 2

Snn = a((rn)−1)r−1a((rn)−1)r−1

S44 = a((r4)−1)r−1a((r4)−1)r−1

S44 = 3((24)−1)2−13((24)−1)2−1

= 3(16 -1)

= 45

2. If sinθθ = K find tanθθ, 0° ≤≤ θθ ≤≤ 90°.

• A. 1-K
• B. kk−1kk−1
• C. k1−k2√k1−k2
• D. k1−kk1−k
• E. kk2−1√

Answer: C ( k1−k2√k1−k2 ) See Solution Below:

sinθ=k1sin⁡θ=k1

∴tanθ=k1−k2√

3. Evaluate (101.5)2 – (100.5)2

• A. 1
• B. 2.02
• C. 20.02
• D. 202
• E. 2020

Answer: D ( 202 ) Check solution below:

(101.5)2 – (100.5)2;(101.5 + 100.5)

202 x 1

= 202

4. Express the product of 0.06 and 0.09 in standard form

• A. 5.4 * 10-1
• B. 5.4*10-2
• C. 5.4*10-3
• D. 5.4*102
• E. 5.4*103

Answer: C ( 5.4*10-3 ) Confirm solution Below:

0.06 x 0.09 = 0.0054

= 5.4 x 10-3

5. Simplify 361212 x 64−13−13 x 500

• A. 0
• B. 1\24
• C. 2/3
• D. 11/2
• E. 71/2

361212 x 64−13−13 x 500

= 6×14×16×14×1

= 112

6. Find the 8th term of the A.P -3, -1, 1 ……

• A. 13
• B. 11
• C. -8
• D. -11
• E. -17

Un = a + (n-1)d
= -3 + (8 – 1)2
= 11

7. If cos 60° = 1/2, which of the following angle has cosine of -1/2?

• A. 30o
• B. 120o
• C. 150o
• D. 210o
• E. 300o

Answer: B ( 120o ) See the Solution Below:

cos 60° = 1/2, cos(180° – 60°) = -1/2

cos120° = -1/2

8. A ladder 9m long leans against a vertical wall, making an angle of 64° with the horizontal ground. calculate correct to one decimal place, how far the foot of the ladder is from the wall.

• A. 4.0m
• B. 5.8m
• C. 7.1m
• D. 8.1m
• E. 18.5m

Answer: A (4.om) Crosscheck the solution below:

cos 64° = x/9
x = 9 cos 64°
=3.94 ≅ 4.0m

9. What is the difference in longitude between P (lat. 50°N. long. 50°W) and Q (lat.50°N, long. 150°W)? Find the answer yourself

• A. 300o
• B. 200o
• C. 130o
• D. 100o
• E. 30o

10. The number 186,470 was corrected to 186,000. Which of the following describe the degree of approximation made?
I. to the nearest hundred II. to the nearest thousand III. to 3 significant figures IV. to 4 significant figures. Find the answer yourself

• A. I & III only
• B. I & IV only
• C. II & III only
• D. II & IV only
• E. All of the above

## WAEC Mathematics Essay Questions and Answers

1. Express, correct to three significant figures, 0.003597.

A. 0.359

B. 0.004

C. 0.00360

D. 0.00359

2. Evaluate:  (0.064)^-1/3

A. 5/2

B. 2/5

C. -2/5

D. -5/2

3. Solve:  y+1/2 – 2y-1/3 = 4

A. y = 19

B. y = -19

C. y = -29

D. y = 29

4. Simplify, correct to three significant figures, (27.63)^2 – (12.37)^2

A. 614

B. 612

C. 611

D. 610

5. If  7 + y = 4 (mod 8), find the least value of y, 10<=y<=30

A. 11

B. 13

C. 19

D. 21

6. If  T = (prime numbers) and

M = (odd numbers) are subsets of

U = (x: 0<x<=10, and x is an integer), find (T’ n M’).

A. (4, 6, 8, 10)

B. (1, 4, 6, 8, 10)

C. (1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10)

D. (1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 9)

7. Evaluate: log9 base 3 – log8 base 2 /log9 base 3

A. -1/3

B. 1/2

C. 1/3

D. -1/2

8. If 23= 1111two, find the value of y.

A. 4

B. 5

C. 6

D. 7

9. If 6, P and 14 are consecutive terms in an Arithmetic Progression (A.P), find the value of P.

A. 9

B. 10

C. 6

D. 8

10. Evaluate: 2 (SQRT 28) – 3 (SQRT 50) +  (SQRT 50)

A. 4 (SQRT  7) – 21 (SQRT 2)

B. 4 (SQRT  7) – 11 (SQRT 2)

C. 4 (SQRT  7) – 9 (SQRT 2)

D. 4 (SQRT  7) + (SQRT 2)

11. If m : n = 2 : 1, evaluate 3m^2 – 2n^2 /m^2 + mn

A. 4/3

B. 5/3

C. 3/4

D. 3/5

12. H varies directly as p and inversely as the square of y. If H = 1, p = 8 and y = 2, find H in terms of p and y

A. H = p /4y^2

B. H = 2p / y^2

C. H = p / 2 y^2

D. H = p / y^2

13. Solve 4x^2 – 16x + 15

A. X = 1 (1/2) or X = -2 (1/2)

B. X = 1 (1/2) or X = 2 (1/2)

C. X = 1 (1/2) or X = -1 (1/2)

D. X = -1 (1/2) or X = -2 (1/2)

14. Evaluate 0.42 divided by 2.5 /0.5 x 2.05, leaving the answer in standard form.

A. 1.639 x 10^2

B. 1.639 x 10^1

C. 1.639 x 10^-1

D. 1.639 x 10^-2

15. Simplify: log6 – 3log3 + 2/3log27.

A. 3log 2

B. Log2

C. Log3

D. 2log3

16. Bala sold an article for 6,900.00 naira and made a profit of 15 percent. Calculate his percentage profit if he had sold for 6600.00.

A. 5 percent

B. 10 percent

C. 12 percent

D. 13 percent

17. If 3p = 4q and 9p = 8q-12, find the value of pq.

A. 12

B. 7

C. -7

D. -12

18. If (0.25)^y = 32, find the value of y.

A. y = -5/2

B. y = -3/2

B. y = 3/2

D. y = 5/2

19. There are 8 boys and 4 girls in a lift. What is the probability that the first person who steps out of the lift will be a boy?

A. 3/4

B. 1/3

C. 2/3

D. 1/4

20. Simplify: x^2 – 5x – 14 / x^2 – 9x + 14

A. X – 7 /x + 7

B. X + 7 /x – 7

C. X – 2 /x + 4

D. X + 2 /x – 2

21. Which of these values would make 3p – 1 /p^2 – p undefined?

A. 1

B. 1/3

C. -1/3

D. -1

22. The total surface area of a solid cylinder is 165 cm2. If the base diameter is 7 cm, calculate its height. (Take pi = 22/7)

A. 7.5 cm

B. 4.5 cm

C. 4.0 cm

D. 2.0 cm

23. If 2^a = SQRT(64) and b/a = 3, evaluate a^2 + b^2.

A. 250

B. 160

C. 90

D. 48

24. In triangle XYZ, line XZ = 32 cm, angle YXZ = 52 degrees and XZY = 90 degrees. Find, correct to the nearest centimeter, line XZ.

A. 31 cm

B. 25 cm

C. 20 cm

D. 13 cm

25. If log 2 base x = 0.3, evaluate log 8 base x.

A. 2.4

B. 1.2

C. 0.9

D. 0.6

26. An arc subtends an angle of 72 degrees at the centre of a circle. Find the length of the arc if the radius of the circle is 3.5 cm. (Take pi = 22/7)

A. 6.6 cm

B8.8 cm

C. 4.4 cm

D. 2.2 cm

27. Make b the subject of the relation

lb = 1/2(a+b)h

A. ah /2l – h

B. 2l – h/al

C. al/2l – h

D. al/2 – h

29. Eric sold his house through an agent who charged 8 percent commission on the selling price. If Eric received 117,760.00 dollars after the sale, what was the selling price of the house?

A. 130,000.00 dollars

B. 128,000.00 dollars

C. 125,000.000 dollars

D. 120,000.00 dollars

29. Find the angle which an arc of length 22 cm subtends at the centre of a circle of radius 15 cm. (take pi = 22/7)

A. 70 degrees

B. 84 degrees

C. 96 degrees

D. 156 degrees

30. A rectangular board has a length of 15 cm and width x cm. If its sides are doubled, find its new area.

A. 60x cm squared

B. 45x cm squared

C. 30x cm squared

D. 15x cm squared

31. In the diagram, POS and ROT are straight lines. OPQR is a parallelogram, line OS = line OT and angle OST = 50 degrees. Calculate the value of angle OPQ.

A. 100 degrees

B. 120 degrees

C.140 degrees

D. 160 degrees

32. Factorize completely: (2x + 2y)(x-y) + (2x – 2y)(x + y)

A. 4(x – y)(x + y)

B. 4(x – y)

C. 2(x – y) (x + y)

D. 2(x – y)

33. The interior angles of a polygon are 3x, 2x, 4x, 3x and 6x. Find the size of the smallest angle of the polygon.

A. 80 degrees

B. 60 degrees

C. 40 degrees

D. 30 degrees

34. A box contains 2 white and 3 blue identical balls. If two balls are picked at random from the box, one after the other with replacement, what is the probability that they are of different colours?

A. 2/3

B. 3/5

C. 7/20

D. 12/25

35. Find the equation of a straight line passing through the points (1, -5) and having gradient of ¾.

A. 3x + 4y – 23 = 0

B. 3x + 4y + 23 = 0

C. 3x – 4y + 23 = 0

D. 3x – 4y – 23 = 0

36. The foot of a ladder is 6 m from the base of an electric pole. The top of the ladder rest against the pole at a point 8 m above the ground. How long is the ladder?

## WAEC 2020 Mathematics questions and Answers

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