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MATHEMATICS
PAPER 1
March/April 2012
21/2hours

UGADES JOINT EXAMINATIONS 1st TERM 2012

Uganda Certificate of Education

S.1

MATHEMATICS

Paper 1

2 hours 30 minutes
INSTRUCTIONS

Attempt all questions in b o t h sections A and B .

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SECTION A: (40 MARKS)
1. Find the L.C.M and H.C.F of 33,135 and 165 .

2. Write down the next three numbers in the sequences:


i) 1, 1, 2, 4, 7, … . , … . . , … ..

ii) 1, 3, 6, 10, 15, … . . , … … , … …

3. If n(A) = 13, n (AnB ′ ) = 8, n(A′ nB) = 5 and n(AuB)′ = 2

Find i) n(AnB)

ii) n(AuB)

4. Find the value of n if 101n = 37ten

5. Work out the following:

i) e o t twelve + 1 etwelve

ii) t etwelve + 134five (Give your answer to base five)

6. Express 0.272727 … .. as a fraction in its lowest terms

7. Evaluate (1 1⁄2 + 1⁄3 ÷ 1 3⁄4)

8. The angles of a triangle are in the ratio 2: 3 : 4. Find the size of the angles of the

triangle.

9. Given that (x − 4) + 2 = (x + 1) + (x − 4). Find x

10. Construct the following angles using a pair of compasses and a ruler only.
i) 600
ii) 67.50

SECTION B: (60 MARKS)


11. a) Evaluate 11110two − 101two giving your answer in base five.

b)Work out te4etwelve − 2et twelve + ttetwelve

12. a) Find the LCM of: 2a, 3a2 and 8

b) Write down the first six numbers of the following sequences with the following formulae.
n
i) 2 (n + 1)

ii) n2

iii) 2n − 1)

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13. a) Given that 2M5six = 401five , find M.

b) Given that 3yeight = 132four , find y.

c) Given that 24 K3five = 553eight , find K.

14. In a class of 65 students, 40 study German, 20 study French, and 25 study Latin. 8
study both German and French, 6 study both Latin and German, 7 study both French and
Latin. All students study at least one of the subjects.
Find the number of students who study all the three subjects.

15. Using a ruler and a pair of compasses only;


a) construct a triangle ABC such that AC = 7cm, AB = 8cm, BC =7cm.
b) Draw a perpendicular from C to the line AB meeting at point D.

c) Measure the length of CD hence calculate the area of the triangle.

d) Bisect angle ABC and measure one of the bisected angles.

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