Form 1 Mathematics
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 1 MathematicsIn a fund raising committee of 45 people, the ratio of men to women is 7: 2. Find the number of women required to join the existing committee so that the ratio of men to women is changed to 5: 4 ( 3 marks) Form 1 Mathematics
A miller was contracted to make porridge flour to support a feeding program. He mixed millet, sorghum, maize and Omena in the ration 1:2:5:1. The cost per kilogram of millet was Ksh 90, sorghum Ksh 120, maize Ksh 30 and omena Ksh 150.
Calculate: (a) the cost of one kilogram of the mixture; (b) the selling price of 1 kg of the mixture if the miller made a 30% profit. Form 1 Mathematics
A trader bought maize for Ksh 20 per kilogram and beans for Ksh 60 per kilogram. She mixed the maize and beans and sold the mixture at Ksh 48 per kilogram. If she made a 60% profit,
determine the ratio maize to beans per kilogram in the mixture. Form 1 Mathematics
a)The ratio of Jumas and Akinyis earning was 5:3. Jumas earnings rose to Kshs 8400 after an increase of 12%
Calculate the percentage increase in Akinyis earnings given that the sum of their new earnings was kshs 14,100. b) Juma and Akinyi contributed all the new earnings to buy maize at Kshs 1175 per bag. The maize was then sold at Kshs 1762.50 per bag. The two shared all the money from the sales of the maize in the ratio of their contributions. Calculate the amount hat Akinyi got. Form 2 Mathematics
A triangular plot ABC is such that the length of the side AB is two thirds that of BC. The ratio of the lengths AB:AC = 4:9 and the angle at B is obtuse.
a) The length of the side BC
b)
i) The area of the plot
iii) The size of ∠ABC Form 1 Mathematics
Three partners Amina, Bosire and Karuri contributed a total of Ksh 4 800 000 in the ratio 4:5:7 to buy an 8 hectares piece of land. The partners set aside 1/4 of the land for social amenities and subdivided the rest into 15 m by 25 m plots.
(a) Find: (i) the amount of money contributed by Karuri; (ii) the number of plots that were obtained. (b) The partners sold the plots at Ksh 50 000 each and spent 30% of the profit realised to pay for administrative costs. They shared the rest of the profit in the ratio of their contributions. (i) Calculate the net profit realised. (ii) Find the difference in the amount of the profit earned by Amina and Bosire. Form 1 Mathematics
Muya had a 6 2/3 ha piece of land. He donated 7/8 ha to a school and 1 1/2 ha to a children's home. The rest of the land was shared equally between his son
and daughter. Find the size of land that each child got. Form 1 MathematicsForm 1 Mathematics
A paint dealer mixes three types of paint A, B and C, in the ratios A:B = 3:4 and B:C = 1:2. The mixture is to contain 168 litres of C.
(a) Find the ratio A:B:C. (b) Find the required number of litres of B. (c) The cost per litre of type A is Ksh 160, type B is Ksh 205 and type C is Ksh 100. i. Calculate the cost per litre of the mixture. ii. Find the percentage profit if the selling price of the mixture is Ksh182 per litre. iii. Find the selling price of a litre of the mixture if the dealer makes a 25% profit. Form 1 Mathematics
A cow is 4 years 8 months older than a heifer. The product of their ages is 8 years. Determine the age of the cow and that of the heifer.
Form 1 Mathematics
A dealer has three grades of coffee X,Y and Z. Grade X costs sh 140 per kg, grade y costs sh 160 per kg grade Z costs sh.256 per kg.
Form 1 Mathematics
Machine A can do a piece of work in 6 hours while machine B can do the same work in 9 hours. Machine A was set to do the piece of work but after 3^{1} ⁄ _{2} hours, it broke down and machine B did the rest of the work. Find how long machine B took to do the rest of the work (3mks)
Form 1 Mathematics
A farmer had 540 bags of maize each having a mass of 112kg. After drying the maize, the mass decreased in the ratio 15:16.
a) Calculate the total mass lost after the maize was dried. b) A trader bought and repacked the dried maize in 90 kg bags. He transported the maize in a lorry which could carry a maximum of 120 bags per trip. i. Determine the number of trips the lorry made. ii. The buying price of a 90 kg bag of maize was Ksh 1,500. The trader paid Ksh 2,500 per trip to the mket. He sold the maize and made a profit of 26 %. Calculate the selling price of each bag of the maize. Form 1 Mathematics
Two alloys, A and B, are each made up of copper, zinc and tin. In alloy A, the ratio of copper to zinc is 3:2 and the ratio of zinc to tin is 3:5.
(a) Determine the ratio, copper: zinc: tin, in alloy A. (b) The mass of alloy A is 250 kg. Alloy B has the same mass as alloy A but the amount of copper is 30% less than that of alloy A. Calculate: (i) the mass of tin in alloy A; (ii) the total mass of zinc and tin in alloy B. (c) Given that the ratio of zinc to tin in alloy B is 3:8, determine the amount of tin in alloy B than in alloy A. 
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