KCSE MATHEMATICS QUESTIONS AND SOLUTIONS ~ Topically Analyzed
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The amount of money contributed by a group of students during a fundraising for a needy student was as shown in the table below.
(a) On the grid provided draw an ogive to represent the data.
(b) Use the graph to estimate: (i) The median; (ii) The quartile deviation; (iii) The percentage number of students who contributed at least Ksh 750.50. Form 4 Mathematics
A workshop makes cupboards and tables using two artisans A and B every cupboard made requires 3 days of work by artisan A and 2 days of work by artisan B. Every table made requires 2 days of work by artisan A and 2 days of work by artisan B.
In one month artisan A worked in less than 24 while artisan B Worked for Not More Than 18 Days. The workshop made x cupboards and y tables in that month. (a) Write all the inequalities which must be satisfied by x and y. (b) Represent the inequalities in (a) on the grid provided. (c) The workshop makes a profit of Ksh 6 000 on each cupboard and Ksh4 000 on each table. Find the number of cupboards and the number of tables that must be made for maximum profit and hence determine the maximum profit. Form 4 Mathematics
A ship left point P(10°S, 40°E) and sailed due East for 90 hours at an average speed of 24 knots to a point R.(Take 1 nautical mile (nm) to be 1.853 km and radius of the earth to be 6370 km)
(a) Calculate the distance between P and R in: (i) nm; (ii) km. (b) Determine the position of point R. (c) Find the local time, to the nearest minute, at point R when the time at P is 11:00a.m. Form 4 Mathematics
The figure KLMN below is a scale drawing of a rectangular piece of land of length KL = 80m
(a) On the figure, construct
(i) The locus of a point P which is both equidistant from points L and M It and from lines KL and LM. (ii) the locus of a point Q such that ∠KQL = 90°. (b) (i) Shade the region R bounded by the locus of Q and the Locus of points equidistant from KL and LM. (ii) Find the area of the region R in m². (Take ℼ= 3.142). Form 3 Mathematics
Mbaka bought some plots at Ksh 400,000 each. The value of each plot appreciated at the rate of 10% per annum.
(a) Calculate the value of a plot after 2 years. (b) After some time t, the value of a plot was Ksh 558,400. Find t, to the nearest month. (c) Mbaka sold all the plots he had bought after 4 years for Ksh2,928,200. Find the percentage profit Mbaka made, correct to 2 decimal places. Form 3 MathematicsForm 4 Mathematics
The vertices of a triangle PQR are P(3, 2), Q(0,1) and R(2, 1). A transformation matrix maps triangle PQR onto triangle P’Q' R' whose vertices are P'(7, 2), Q'(2, 1) and R’(4, 1).
Find M^{1}, the transformation that maps P'Q'R' onto PQR. Form 3 MathematicsForm 4 MathematicsForm 4 Mathematics
Determine the amplitude and the period of the function y = 3 sin(2x + 40°).
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Find the coordinates of the turning point of the curve y= x²14x +10
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A bag contains 6 red counters and 4 blue counters. Two counters are picked from the bag at random, without replacement.
(a) Represent the events using a tree diagram. (b) Find the probability that the two counters picked are of the same colour. Form 2 Mathematics
An arc of a circle subtends an angle of 150° at the circumference of the circle. Calculate the angle subtended by the same arc at the centre of the circle.
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A quantity P varies inversely as the square of another quantity L.When P = 0.625, L = 4. Determine P when L= 0.2.
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Two types of flour, X and Y, cost Ksh60 and Ksh 72 per kilogram respectively.
The two types are mixed such that the cost of a kilogram of the mixture is Ksh 70. Calculate the ratio X:Y of the mixture. Form 3 MathematicsForm 4 Mathematics
The equation of a curve is y=x^{3}+x^{2}x1
(i) Determine the stationary point of the curve (Îi) the nature of the stationary points in (a) (i) above. (b) Determine: (i) the equation of the tangent to the curve at x = 1; (ii) the equation of the normal to the curve at x = 1. Form 4 Mathematics
The shaded region on the graph below shows a piece of land ABCD earmarked for building a subcounty hospital.
(a) Write down the ordinates of curves AB and DC for x = 0, 200, 400, 600, 800, 1000 and 1200.
(b) Use trapezium rule, with 6 strips to estimate the area of the piece of land ABCD, in hectares. (c) Use midordinate rule with 3 strips to estimate the area of the piece of land, in hectares. 
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