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# WAEC 2018 Mathematics Theory Question

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### WAEC 2018 Mathematics Theory Question

#### Question 1:

A used car was purchased at N900,000.00. Its value depreciated by 30% in the first year. In each subsequent year, the depreciation was 22% of its value at the beginning of the year. If the car was bought on the 1st of March, 2011, calculate, correct to the nearest hundred naira, the value of the car on the 28th of February, 2015.

#### Question 2:

(a) The graph of y=2px²−p²x−14 passes through the point (3, 10). Find the values of p.(b) Two lines, 3y−2x=21 and 4y+5x=5 intersect at the point Q. Find the coordinates of Q.

#### Question 3:

(a) The diagonals of a rhombus are 10.2 cm and 9.3 cm long. Calculate, correct to one decimal place, the perimeter of the rhombus.

(b) Given that sinx=35,0°<x<90°,  find the value of 5cosx−4tanx.

#### Question 4:

In the diagram

(i) The value of x; (ii)

(b) If 2N4seven=15Nnine, find the value of N.

#### Question 5:

(a) If the mean of m, n, s, p and q is 12, calculate the mean of (m + 4), (n – 3), (s + 6), (p – 2) and (q + 8).

(b) In a community of 500 people, the 75th percentile age is 65 years while the 25th percentile age is 15 years. How many of the people are between 15 and 65 years?

#### Question 6:

In a road worthiness test on 240 cars, 60% passed. The number that failed had faults in Clutch, Brakes and Steering as follows: Clutch only – 28, Clutch and Steering – 14; Clutch, Steering and Brakes – 8; Clutch and Brakes – 20; Brakes and Steering only – 6. The number of cars with faults in Steering only is twice the number of cars with faults in Brakes only.

(a) Draw a Venn Diagram to illustrate this information.

(b) How many cars had : (i) Faulty Brakes?  (ii)  Only one fault?

#### Question 7:

(a) Find the equation of the line passing through the points (2, 5) and (-4, -7).

(b) Three ships P, Q and R are at sea. The bearing of Q from P is 030° and the bearing of P and R is 300°.  If |PQ| = 5 km and |PR| = 8 km,

(i) Illustrate the information in a diagram.

(ii) Calculate, correct to three significant figures, the:

(1) distance between Q and R

(2) bearing of R from Q.

#### Question 8:

(a) Lamin bought a book for N300.00 and sold it to Bola at a profit of x%. Bola then sold the same book at a profit of x%. If James paid N(6x+34)

more for the book than Lamin paid, find the value of x.

(b) Find the range of values of x which satisfies the inequality 3x−2<10+x<2+5x.

#### Question 11:

(a) Copy and complete the table of values for y = 2×2

+ x – 10 for -5 ≤ x ≤ 4.

Table

x -5 -4 -3 -2 -1  0  1 2 3 4

y           5     -9 -10   0

(b) Using scales of 2cm to 1 unit on the x- axis and 2cm to 5 units on the y- axis, Draw the graph of y = 2x² + x – 10 for -5 ≤ x ≤ 4.

(c) Use the graph to find the solution of :

(i) 2x² + x = 10

(ii) 2x² + x – 10 = 2x

Also Read: 2018 WAEC English Question