Mathematics is one of the core courses for those planning on reading science and engineering-related disciplines also, most schools would require that candidates possess a minimum amount of credits with Mathematics inclusive which shows how important it is to score high in WAEC Mathematics.

The West African Examination Council examinations have begun in earnest and those who would be writing Mathematics can click on the links below to get a PDF copy of the past questions and answers. The aim of providing these questions is to ensure that candidates are adequately prepared for the examination.

It is possible to pass Mathematics in one sitting and note that regardless of the course you are applying for, you are expected to pass Mathematics and English alongside other core courses that are needed to make you eligible to gain admission into the department you selected.

The WAEC questions can be used to also practice for the WAEC GCE examinations as it is the same body that is in charge of conducting the examination. If there is any topic you are unfamiliar with, ensure that you go through that topic again before the examination commences.

**WAEC Mathematics Past Questions Objectives Sample**

Before downloading the past question, it is important that you practice the sample questions below:

1.If 23_{x} + 101_{x} = 130_{x}, find the value of x a. 7 b. 6 c.6 d. 4

2. Simplify (3/4 – 2/3) * 1.2 a. 1/60 b. 5/72 c. 1/10 d. 1.7

3. SImplify (10√3/√5 – √15)^{2} a. 75 b. 15 c. 8.66 d. 3.87

4. The distance d, through which a stone falls from rest varies directly as the square of the time t, taken. If the stone falls 45cm in 3 seconds, how far will it fall in 6 seconds a. 90cm b. 135cm c. 180cm d. 225cm

5. Which of the following is a valid conclusion from the premise:

“Nigerian Footballers are good footballers”

a. Joseph plays football in Nigeria therefore, he is a good footballer b. Joseph is a good footballer therefore he is a Nigerian Footballer c. Joseph is a Nigerian footballer, therefore he is a Nigerian footballer d. Joseph plays good football therefore, he is a Nigerian footballer

6.On a map, 1cm represents 5km. Find the area on the map that represents 100km^{2} a. 2cm^{2} b. 4cm^{2} c.8cm^{2} d. 16cm^{2}

7. Simplify 3^{n-1} * 27^{n+1}/81^{n}a. 3^{2n} b. 9 c. 3^{n} d. 3^{n + 1}

8. What sum of money will amount to D10,400 in 5 years at 6% simple interest a. D8,000 B. D10,000 c.D12,000 d. D16,000

9. Given that 2x + y = 7 and 3x – 2y = 3, by how much is 7x greater than 10? a. 1 b. 3 c. 7 d. 17

10. Simplify 2/1-x – 1/x a. x+1/x(x-1) b. 3x-1/x(x-1) c. 3x + 1/x(x-1) d. x-1/x(1-x)

11. Evaluate 23 x 54(mod7) a.2 b. 3 c. 5 d. 6

12. Three boys shared D10,500.00 in the ratio 6:7:8, find the largest share a.D4,000 b. 5,000 c. 4500 d. 3500

13. Find the 17th term of the Arithmetic Progression(A.P) -6, -1, 4,….. a. -91 b. -86 c. 74 d. 79

14. Mary has $3.00 more than Ben but $5.00 less than Jane. If Mary has $x, how much do Jane and Ben have altogether? a. $(2x-8) b. $(2x+8) c. $(2x-2) d. $(2x+2)

15. A weaver bought a bundle of grass for $5.00 from which he made 8 mats. If each mat was sold for $15.00, find the percentage profit a. 240% b. 140% c. 120% d. 40%

16. The straight line y =mx -4 passes through the point(-4, 16). Calculate the gradient of the line a. -5 b. -3 c. 3 d. 5

17. A trader made a loss of 15% when an article was sold. Find the ratio of the selling price to the cost price a. 3:20 b. 3:17 c. c. 17:20 d. 20:23

18. Given that log_{3}27 = 2x + 1, Find the value of x a. 0 b. 1. c. 2. d. 3

19. The mean of two numbers x and y is 4, Find the mean of the four numbers x, 2x, y, and 2y. a. 2 b. 4 c. 6 d. 8

20. A local community has two newspapers: The Morning Times and the Evening Dispatch. The Morning Times is read by 45% of households and the Evening Dispatch by 60%. If 20% of the households read both papers, find the probability that a particular household reads at least one paper. a. 0.45 b. 0.65 c. 0.85 d. 0.95

**WAEC Mathematics Theory Sample Questions**

Below are some WAEC Mathematics Theory Sample Questions that you can use to practice ahead of the next examination.

1. In a class of 40 students, 18 passed Mathematics, 19 passed Accounts, 16 passed Economics, 5 Mathematics & Account, 6 Mathematics only, 9 Accounts only, 2 Accounts and Economics only. If each student offered at least one of the subjects.

a. How many students failed in all the subjects?

b. Find the percentage number who failed in at least one of Economics and Mathematics

c. Calculate the probability that a student selected at random failed in Accounts

2. Using a pair of ruler and a pair of compass only

a. Construct a rhombus PQRS of side 7cm and <PQR = 60^{0} [, means anlge]

b. Locate point X such that X lies on the locus of points equidistant from PQ and QR and also equidistant from Q and R

c. Measure |XR|

3. The table shows the scores obtained when a fair die was thrown a number of times.

Score | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 |

Frequency | 2 | 5 | x | 11 | 9 | 10 |

If the probability of obtaining a 3 is 0.26, find the a. median b. standard deviation of the distribution

There you have it. We have outlined some sample questions from different years that can aid your practice for the West African Examination Council Mathematics Examination for both private and school candidates. The questions used for school candidates can be used by private candidates to practice ahead for their examinations.

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