# 2013 KCPE Mathematics Past Paper-Free KCPE Past Papers with Answers.

## Mathematics

1. You have been given this question booklet and a separate answer sheet. The question booklet contains 50 questions.

2. Do any necessary rough work in this booklet.

3.When you have chosen your answer, mark it on the ANSWER SHEET, not in this question booklet.

How to use the answer sheet

4. Use only an ordinary pencil.

5. Make sure that you have written on the answer sheet:

6. By drawing a dark line inside the correct numbered boxes mark your full index Number (Le. School Code Number and the three-figure Candidate’s Number) in the grid near the top of the answer sheet.

7. Do nut make any marks outside the boxes.

8. Keep the sheet as clean as possible and do not fold it.

9. For each of the questions ]~50 four answers are given. The answers are lettered A, B, C and D. In each case only

On the answer sheet the correct answer is to be Shown by drawing a dark line inside the box in which the letter you have chosen is written.

Example

In the Question Booklet.

24. A company sold 2.5 tonnes of rice in 2 kg packets. How many packets were sold?

A. 125

B. 1250

C. 2500

D. 5000

The correct answer is B (1250).

4. [A] [B] [C] [D] 14. [A] [B] [C] [D] 24. [A] [B] [C] [D] 34. [A] [B] [C] [D] 44. [A] [B] [C] [D]

In the set Of boxes numbered 24, the box with the letter B printed in it is marked.

11. Your dark line MUST be within the box.

12. For each question ONLY ONE box is to he marked in each set of four boxes.

This Question Paper consists of 16 printed pages.

Time: 2 hours

1. Which one of the following numbers is one hundred and two thousand and eight hundredths?

A. 100200.08

B. 102000.08

C. 102.08

D. 102000.80

2. What is the value of 45+3(8—2″)—7 X 6/3?

A. 178

B. 51

c. 49

D. 43

3. What is the total value of digit 7 in the number 42765831?

A. 7 000

B. 70 000

C. 700 000

D. 7 000 000

4. What is the value of 3(0.6″ — 0.2″) + 2.4 / 0.8?

A. 3.96

B. 4.04

c. 4.2

D. 5.4

5. Which one of the ratios given below represents 60%?

A. 3:8

B. 3:5

C. 5:3

D. 5:8

6. How many days were there from 1st January to 31st March, 2012?

A. 89

B. 90

C. 91

D. 92

7. What is the area of the ﬁgure shown below?

A. 24 cm”

B. 36 cm”

C. 34 cm”

D. 40 cm”

8. What is 1844.056 when rounded off to two decimal places?

A. 1844.05

B. 1844.00

C. 1844.10

D. 1844.06

9. The fraction 3/4, 2/3, 5/6 and 4/9 are to be arranged in order from the smallest to the largest. Which one of the following is the correct order?

A. 2/3, 3/4, 4/9, 5/6

B. 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 4/9

C. 4/9, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6

D. 5/6, 3/4, 2/3, 4/9

10. What is the difference between the L.C.M. and the H.C.F. of the numbers 18, 24 and 72?

A. 6

B. 66

C. 72

D. 78

11. What is the value of (4 1/2—2 1/4 + 1 1/2 / 3/2 )/ 2?

A. 2 1/4

B. 1 1/4

C. 3 1/4

D.1 5/8

12. in the quadrilateral PQRS below, construct a perpendicular from S to meet line PQ at T. Draw a line parallel to TS passing through Q to meet line SR at V. Join TV.

What is the length of line TV in cm?

A. 2.3

B. 4.0

C. 5.0

D. 6.4

13. Wandere used 1/8 of his plot of land as homestead,1/3 for ﬂowers, 1/4 for nappier grass and the remainder for vegetables. If the area for vegetables was 280 ml, what was the area for ﬂowers?

A. 120 m

B. 240 m

C. 320 m

D. 960 m

14. Beka harvested 6 bags of beans and 8 bags of maize. He sold each bag of beans at sh 4 800 and each bag of maize at sh 1 500. How much money was left after paying sh 24 500 for school fees?

A. sh 4 300

B. sh 16 300

C. sh 48 800

D. sh 65 300

15 The ﬁgure below represents a ﬂower garden.

The garden is to be fenced all round using four strands of wire. What length of the wire, in metres, is required? (Take TC=22/7) A. 208.8

B. 129.6

C. 79.2

D. 32.4

16. On a certain day a shopkeeper sold 6 rulers, 15 rubbers, 24 pencils and 9 exercise books. If these items were to be represented in a pie chart, what angle would represent the number of exercise books?

A. 160°

B. 100°

C. 60°

D. 40°

17. What is the value of x in the equation 2/3(2x +4)+6 = 10?

A. 5

B. 4

C. 2

D. 1

18. Chebet left town P at 7.00 am and travelled to town R, a distance of 320 km via town Q. She took two hours to travel from town P to town Q at an average speed 01′ 85 km/h. After a 45 minute rest she continued with the journey at an average speed of 75km/h. At what time did she arrive at town R?

A. 11.45 am

B. 1 1.00 am

C. 9.45 am

D. 9.00 am

19. A lorry which carried four people of average mass 80.5 kg and also loaded with cabbages weighed 5.8 tonnes. What was the mass, in kilograms, of cabbages if the lorry weighed 3.4 tonnes when empty? A. 2 400

B. 2 319.5

C. 2 078

D. 322

20.The table below shows the number of candidates who sat for a certain examination in the years 2008 and 2009.

YEAR: 2008 2009

GENDER :

Boys 367125 381600

Girls 328652 345454

How many more candidates sat for the examination in 2009 than in 2008?

A. 74619

B. 31 277

C. 16802

D. 14475

21. What is the size of the obtuse angle EFG drawn below?

A. 50°

B. 130°

C. 133°

D. 230°

22. What is the value of 9 + 16/(100—36) A. 5/64

B. 5/8

C. 1 3/4

D. 3 1/8

23. Figure PQRS shown below is a parallelogram. Line RST is a straight line. Angle STU = 30° and angle TUP = 70°.

What is the size of angle TQR? A. 140°

B. 110°

C. 40° D. 30°

24. A salesman is paid a monthly salary of sh 6000 and a 5% commission on goods he sells above sh 20000 each month.

In a certain month the salesman earned sh 13 000. How much money was the sales of the goods that month?

A. sh 120000

B. sh 140000

C. sh 160000

D. sh 280000

25. The diagram below represents a cylindrical solid of diameter 56 cm. The solid has a circular hole of radius 7 cm.

The length of the solid is 120 cm.

What is the volume of the solid?

(Take £=22/7) A. 18480 cm3

B. 295680 cm3

C. 314 160 cm3

D. 277 200 cm3

26. In a game park tourists saw giraffes, elephants and lions. The number of lions seen was n. The number of elephants seen was three times the number of lions. The number of elephants seen was six less than that of giraffes. How many animals altogether did the tourists see in the park?

A. 7n + 6

B. 3n + 12

C. 7n — 6

D. n + 9

27. The ﬁgure below represents a ﬂower Working Space garden in the shape of a quarter of a circle of radius 7 in and a right angled triangle.

What is the area of the ﬂower garden?

(Take £ = 22/7)

A. 95 m2

B. 108 1/2 m2

C. 122 1/2 m2

D. l47 m2

28. Khalifa bought 5 trays of Eggs @ sh 200. All eggs in one of the trays broke and he sold the remaining trays @ sh 210. What percentage loss did he make?

A. 5%

B. 84%

C. 19 1/21%

D. 16%

29. Six men working at the same rate, can complete digging a shamba in 8 days. How many days will it take 4 of the men to complete the same Work?

A. 12

B. 5 1/3

C. 4

D. 3

30. Mwongeli receives a salary of sh 15 000 per month. In a certain month she spent 0.2 of the salary on rent, 0.3 on food and 0.1 on transport. She spent 0.25 of the remainder on school fees and saved the rest.

How much money did she save in that month?

A. sh 4 500

B. sh 3 750

C. sh 2 250

D. sh 1 500

31. The ﬁgure below shows a scale drawing for a route of a map for a bicycle race. The scale used is 1: 200000

Atieno was in the bicycle race. Her bicycle broke down at check point 2 and had to retire from the race. How many kilometers was she away from the ﬁnish point when she retired?

A. 40 km

B. 16km

C. 24km

D. 10km

32. Sangale left home at 2330h on Monday for a journey which took 2 1/4 days to complete.

On what day and time in am/pm system did he complete the journey?

A. Thursday 5.30 am

B. Wednesday 5.30 am

C. Thursday 11.30 pm

D. Wednesday 11.30 pm

33. The table below shows price of food for a certain hotel.

Table showing price of food in shillings

A team of eleven people took lunch in the hotel as follows: 4 took mchele and nyama; 3 took chips and kuku; 2 took ugali and samaki; and the rest took ugali and kuku.

How much more money would the team have paid if they had all taken chips and kuku?

A. Sh 480

B. sh 600

C. sh 2270

D. sh 2250

34. On line PQ drawn below, construct a triangle NPQ such that angle NPQ = 30° and line PN = 10cm. Bisect angle PQN and draw the bisector to meet PN at R.

What is the size of angle NRQ?

A. 95°

B. 85°

C. 57°

D. 43°

35. The cash price of a cupboard is sh 3000. An interest of 25% is charged if the cupboard is bought on hire purchase terms. Amina bought the cupboard on hire purchase terms. She paid a deposit and twelve equal installments. Each installment was sh 262.50.

how much deposit did she pay?

A. sh 3 750

B. sh 750

C. sh 600

D. sh 150

36. The table below shows a timetable for a certain airline plying Nairobi-Kisumu- Mombasa route.

What is the difference between the time taken by ﬂight No. 212 to ﬂy between Kisumu and Nairobi, and ﬂight No. 210 to ﬂy between Mombasa and Nairobi?

A. 15 min

B. 30 min

C. 45 min

D. 75 min

37. What is the value of 2a + b/c when c = 4, b = 2c+1 and a = b+2?

A. 3

B. 4 3/4

C. 7

D. 7 3/4

38. A cylindrical water tank has a diameter of 1.4m and a height of 4m. How many litres of water will it hold when full? (Take £ =22/7)

A. 6.16

B. 61.6

C. 616

D. 6160

39. The mean of the following marks for pupils in a certain class is 72.

66, 86, 63, 80, X, 79, 69, 85,63, 88

What is the median mark?

A. 74

B. 70

C. 63

D. 41

40. A trader deposited sh 20 000 in a bank. The money was in the following denominations:

sh 1000 – 5 notes

sh 500 — 15 notes

sh 200 — 24 notes

The remaining amount was in 100 shillings and 50 shillings notes. The 100 shillings and 50 shillings notes were equal in number. How much money did the trader deposit in 50 shillings notes?

A. sh 2 700

B. sh 1800

C. sh 1350

D. sh 900

41. A cylindrical container has a radius of 6.3 em and is 15 cm high. Its curved surface is completely covered with a label. What is the area of the label in cm”?

(Take n = 22/7)

A. 297.00

B. 594.00

C. 843.43

D. 1871 .10

42. The graph below shows a journey by bus from town X to town Y and back.

What was the average speed of the bus for the whole journey?

A. 3 8.40 km/h

B. 19.20 km/h

C. 50.53 km/h

D. 40.00 km/h

43. Wanja deposited sh 24 600 in a certain ﬁnancial institution which paid simple interest per annum. After 9 months the total amount of money plus interest earned was sh 25 338. At what rate per cent did the money earn interest?

A. 4%

B. 3%

C. 2 1/4%

D. 1/3%

44. In the ﬁgure shown below, line AB is Working Space parallel to line CD. Lines EC, EF and BF are transversals.

Which one of the statements below is correct?

A. q + s = 180°

B. p + r = t + v

C. v + u = s + r

D. q + t = 180°

45. Construct a circle that touches the three sides of triangle XYZ given below.

What is the diameter of the circle?

A. 8.6 cm

B. 4.3 cm

C. 3.8 cm

D. 1.9 cm

46. The perimeter of a triangle is 32 cm. Two sides of the triangle measure 10 cm and 12 cm. What is the area of the triangle?

A. 24

B. 40

C. 48

D. 50

47. The price of an article in a shop was increased by 10%. The following month the price was decreased by 20%. The price of the article after the decrease was sh 79 200.

What was the original price before the increase?

A. sh 72 000

B. sh 88 000

C. sh 90 000

D. sh 99 000

48. The ﬁgure below shows a pattern of shapes

Which one of the following shapes is the next in the pattern?

49. The following are lengths of sides of different triangles:

(i) 5,12,13 (ii) 7, 24, 25

(iii) 5,11,13 (iv) 5,4,5

Which one of the choices below contains all right angled triangles?

A. (i), (ii), (iii)

B. (i), (iii), (iv)

C. (ii), (iii), (iv)

D. (i), (ii), (iv)

50. Which one of the following ﬁgures is the net of a triangular prism?

## Free KNEC KCPE Past Papers Mathematics 2013 Answers

Mathematics marking scheme

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