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1. 
The mean of the numbers 1.2, 1.0, 0.9, 1.4, 0.8, 0.8, 1.2 and 1.1 is A. 1.5 B. 0.8 C. 1.0 D. 1.02 E. 1.05
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Detailed Solution\(\frac{1.2 + 1.0 + 0.9 + 1.4 + 0.8 + 0.8 + 1.2}{8}\) = \(\frac{8.4}{8}\)= 1.05 

2. 
\((1.28 \times 10^{4}) \div (6.4 \times 10^{2})\) equals A. 2 x 10^{5} B. 2 x 10^{1} C. 2 x 10^{1} D. 2 x 10^{4}
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Detailed Solution\((1.28 \times 10^{4}) \div (6.4 \times 10^{2})\)= \(\frac{1.28 \times 10^{4}}{6.4 \times 10^{2}}\) \(\equiv \frac{12.8 \times 10^{3}}{6.4 \times 10^{2}}\) = \(2 \times 10^{1}\) 

3. 
If the value of \(\pi\) is taken to be \(\frac{22}{7}\), the area of a semicircle of diameter 42m is A. 5544m^{2} B. 1386m^{2} C. 132m^{2} D. 264m^{2} E. 693m^{2}
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Detailed Solution\(\pi\) = \(\frac{22}{7}\), Diameter D = 42mArea of a circle = \(\frac{\pi D^2}{4}\) when a diameter is given area of a semicircle \(\frac{\pi D^2}{4}\) x \(\frac{1}{2}\) = \(\frac{22}{7}\) x \(\frac{4262}{4}\) x \(\frac{1}{2}\) = \(\frac{11}{7} \times 441\) = 693m\(^{2}\) 

4. 
(3.2)^{2}  (1.8)^{2} equals A. 7.0 B. 2.56 C. 13.48 D. 2.0 E. 0.07
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Detailed Solution(3.2)^{2}  (1.8)^{2} = (3.2 + 1.8)(3.2  1.8)= 5 x 1.4 = 7 

5. 
In \(\bigtriangleup\)PQR, PQ = 10cm, QR = 8cm and RP = 6cm, the perpendicular RS is drawn from R to PQ. Find the length of RS A. 4cm B. 32cm C. \(\frac{30}{7}\) D. \(\frac{40}{7}\) E. 4.8cm
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Detailed SolutionCos Q = \(\frac{r^2 + p^2  q^2}{2rp}\)= \(\frac{10^2 + 8^2  6^2}{2(10)(8)}\) = \(\frac{164  36}{160}\) = \(\frac{128}{160}\) = 0.8 Q = Cos^{1} o.8 = 37^{o} x rep. from rt< RSQ, Let RS = x \(\frac{x}{sin 37^o}\) = \(\frac{8}{sin 90^o}\) but sin 90^{o} = 1 x = 8 sin 37^{o} x = 4.8cm 

6. 
After getting a rise of 15%, a man's new monthly salary is N345. How much per month did he earn before the increase? A. N330 B. N396.75 C. N300 D. N293.25 E. N360
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Detailed SolutionLet x represent his monthly salary before increase 15% ofx = 345 % profit = (100 + 15)% = 115% \(\frac{115}{100}\)x = 345 115x = 34500 x = N300.00 

7. 
In base ten, the number 101101 (base 2) equals A. 15 B. 4 C. 45 D. 32 E. 90
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Detailed Solution(101101)_{2} \(\begin{array}{cc} 2^5 & 2^4 & 2^3 & 2^2 & 2^1 & 2^o\\ \hline 1 & 0 & 1 & 1 & 0 & 1\end{array}\)= 1 x 2^{5} + 0 x 2^{4} + 1 x 2^{3} + 1 x 2^{2} + 0 x 2^{1} + 1 x 2^{o} = 32 + 0 + 8 + 4 + 0 + 1 = (45)^{10} 

8. 
The annul profits of a transport business were divided between the partners A and B in the ratio 3 : 5. If B received N3000 more than A, the total profit was A. N5000 B. N1800 C. N12000 D. N24000 E. N8000
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Detailed SolutionA : B = 3 : 5Total ratio = 3 + 5 = 8 Let rept, the total profit, A receives \(\frac{3x}{8}\) \(\frac{5x}{8}\)  \(\frac{3}{x}\) = 3000 \(\frac{5x}{8}\)  \(\frac{3x}{8}\) = 3000 = \(\frac{2x}{8}\) = 3000 2x = 2400 x = 1200 N12,000 

9. 
X is directly proportional to y and inversely proportional to z. If x = 9 when y = 24 and z = 8, what is the value of x when y = 5 and z = 6? A. \(\frac{5}{6}\) B. 11 C. 3\(\frac{3}{5}\) D. 2\(\frac{1}{2}\) E. 1\(\frac{1}{5}\)
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Detailed Solutionx \(\alpha\) y = x \(\alpha\) \(\frac{1}{z}\)x \(\alpha\) \(\frac{1}{z}\) x = k \(\frac{y}{z}\) k = \(\frac{xz}{y}\) = \(\frac{9 \times 8}{24}\) = 3 x = \(\frac{xz}{y}\) = \(\frac{3 \times 5}{6}\) = \(\frac{15}{6}\) = \(\frac{5}{2}\) = 2\(\frac{1}{2}\) 

10. 
The solution of the equation x^{2}  2x = 8 is A. x = 0 or 2 B. x = 2 or 4 C. x = 2 D. x = 4 E. x = 2 or 4
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Detailed Solutionx^{2}  2x = 8 = 8x^{2}  2x  8 = 0 (x^{2}  4x) + (2x  8) = 0 When x + 2 = 0 x = 2, when x  4 = 0 x = 4 2 or 4 

11. 
A trader goes to Ghana for y days with y cedis. For the first x days, he spends X cedis per day. The amount he has to spend per day for the rest of his stay is A. \(\frac{y(y  x)}{y  x}\) cedis B. \(\frac{Yy  Xx)}{y  x}\) cedis C. \(\frac{Y  Xy)}{y  x}\) cedis D. \(\frac{Y  X}{y  x}\) cedis E. \(\frac{Y  Xx}{y  x}\) cedis
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Detailed SolutionThe amount he has to spend per day for the rest of his stay is \(\frac{Y  Xx}{y  x}\) cedis 
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