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Mathematics Study Centre for JAMB, WAEC and NECO


Mathematics is the abstract science of number, quantity, and space, either as abstract concepts (pure mathematics), or as applied to other disciplines such as physics and engineering (applied mathematics). This study centre is designed to help you become a better mathematics student.



Past Questions (133) - Page 1

Question 1

Differentiate \((2x+5)^2(x-4)\) with respect to x.

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Question 2

Find the area bounded by the curves \(y = 4 - x^2\) and \(y = 2x + 1\)

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Question 3

Find the rate of change of the volume, \(V\) of a sphere with respect to its radius, \(r\) when \(r = 1.\)

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Question 4

If \(y = x \; \mathrm{sin} \; x,\) find \(\frac{dy}{dx}\) when \(x = \frac{\pi}{2}.\)

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Question 5

Find the dimensions of a rectangle of greatest area which has a fixed perimeter \(p.\)

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Question 6

Given the scores: \(4, 7, 8, 11, 13, 8\) with corresponding frequencies: \(3, 5, 2, 7, 2, 1\) respectively. Find the square of the mode.

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Question 7

Teams \(P\) and \(Q\) are involved in a game of football. What is the probability that the game ends in a draw?

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Question 8

Given the scores: \(4, 7, 8, 11, 13, 8\) with corresponding frequencies: \(3, 5, 2, 7, 2, 1\) respectively. The mean score is

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Question 9

If \(^6\mathrm{P}_r = 6,\) find the value of \(^6\mathrm{P}_{r + 1}\)

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Question 10

Given distribution of color beads: blue, black, yellow, white and brown with frequencies \(1, 2, 3, 4,\) and \(5\) respectively. Find the probability that a bead picked at random will be blue or white.

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Question 11

Find the variance of \(2, 6, 8, 6, 2,\) and \(6.\)

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Question 12

Find the number of ways of selecting \(8\) subjects from \(12\) subjects for an examination.

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Question 13

Find the range of these fractions: \(\frac{1}{6}, \frac{1}{3}, \frac{3}{2}, \frac{2}{3}, \frac{8}{9}\) and \(\frac{4}{3}.\)

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Question 14

Without using tables, evaluate \((343)^{\frac{1}{3}} \times (0.14)^{-1} \times (25)^{\frac{-1}{2}}\)

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Question 15

In a school, \(220\) students offer Biology or Mathematics or both. \(125\) offer Biology and \(110\) mathematics. How many offer Biology but not Mathematics?

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Question 18

Evaluate:\((0.21 \times 0.072 \times 0.00054)\) \(\div (0.006 \times 1.68 \times 0.063),\) correct to 4.s.f

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Question 19

A trader bought goats for \(₦4000\) each. He sold them for \(₦180,000\) at a loss of \(25%.\) How many goats did he buy?

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Question 20

If \(\frac{dy}{dx} = 2x - 3\) and \(y = 3\) when \(x = 0,\) find \(y\) in terms of \(x.\)

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