Tables

Tables are used to represent data in an organised and simple form.

#### Example

The following data shows the scores obtained by 34 pupils in a mathematics class.

52 35 40 40 72 38 64 52 72 64 40 45 72 52 38 45 59 52 45 52 52 45 80 40 52 52 64 40 52 80 52 45 72 72

Represent the data in a table using tally marks.

## KCPE Topical Questions

### Drawing, reading and interpreting information from Tables

1. In a certain District, each school had one teacher per class. Each class had the same number of pupils. The table below shows the number of pupils in four of the schools. The number of teachers in three of the schools is given.

 Number of pupils Number of teachers 480 640 800 1000 12 16 20

How many teachers were there in the fourth school?

A. 40        B. 48         C. 24           25

2. A school bus carried 12 passengers on each trip. The table below shows the number of trips made by bus in five days.

 Days No. of trips Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday 10 8 7 8 12

What is the mean number of passengers in one day?

A. 96        B. 108        C. 60         D. 540

3. The table below shows the number of newspapers Juma sold per day for the following six days of the week.

 Mon Tue Wed Thu Sat Sun 90 107 143 159 88 169

The mean number if the newspapers sold per day for the whole week was 139. How many newspapers did he sell on Friday?

A. 108          B. 126            C. 139        D.217

4. The table below represents the number of hours Mutuiri worked in one week.

 Day Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Number of hours 8 10 9 8 11 10 5

He earns sh 5 per hour for working 8 hours a day from Monday to Friday. Any hour worked overtime is paid at a rate of sh 10. All work done on Saturday and Sunday is treated as overtime.

How much did Mutuiri earn in that week?

A. 305            B. 330            C. 350                 D. 410

5. The table below shows the number of crates of bread sold by a trader in one week.

 Days of the week Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun Number of crates 14 21 12 20 10 24 15

A crate of bread sells at sh 96.00. How much money did the trader get for bread sold on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of that week?

A. Sh 4512      B. Sh 4896     C. Sh 6048     D. Sh 11136

6. The table below shows daily sales of newspapers on one week.

 Day of the week Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Number of papers sold 30 42 33 25 20 30 15

Each Sunday newspapers were sold for sh 8.00 while each of the newspapers for the other days were sold for sh 7.00. How much money was received from newspaper sales during that week?

A. Sh 1155       B. Sh 1365         C. Sh 1395        D. Sh 1560

7. A shopkeeper had money in the form of notes as follows:

 Value of notes in shillings 100 50 20 10 Number of notes 8 24 35 14

If he changed all that money into fifty-cent coins, how many coins did he get?

A. 5680       B. 2840           C.1420           D 142000

8. The table below shows how three pupils performed for their school in a sports competition. The number of times each pupil was placed in either 1st or 2nd or 3rd is shown:

 1st 2nd 3rd Nandwa 2 3 0 Sawe 2 2 3 Aloo 4 1 1

If 5 points were awarded for the 1st, 3 points for the 2nd and 1 point for the 3rd, what was the total number of points scored by the pupils for their school?

A. 18         B. 26          C. 62          D. 52

9. The table below shows the ages of a group of pupils.

 Ages 10 years old 11 years old 12 years old 13 years old 14 years old Number of pupils 2 6 14 16 10

This information is to be represented in a pie chart. What angle will represent 14 years olds?

A. 900        B. 1050          C. 600        D. 750

10. The table below shows the number of cars, matatus and buses which transported people to a show.

 DAYS CARS MATATUS BUSES MONDAY 43 18 8 TUESDAY 32 22 7

Each car took 4 people, each matatu 16 people and each bus 60 people. How many people had visited the show by the end of the second day using the three types of vehicles?

A. 160       B. 900       C. 1840           D. 10400

11. The table below shows the number of litres of milk delivered to a dairy for one week.

 Weekday Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Litres 44 45 42 48 46 49 41

On which four consecutive days was the total amount of milk delivered the least?

A. Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed         B. Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
C. Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri            D. Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

12. The table below shows the number of people who voted for the candidates Alo, Bidii and Chache in an election. The Polling Stations were Kilima, Lore, Mengi, and Njia.

 POLLING STATIONS Kilima Lore Mengi Njia Totals Candidates ALO 236 200 68 775 BIDII 140 146 43 CHACHE 307 15 100 TOTALS 500 562

How many more people voted for Bidii than for Chache?

A. 808       B. 546       C. 480        D. 262

13. The table below shows the weight in kilograms of fruits sold by a fruit vendor in two days.

 Oranges Lemons Mangoes Pawpaws Tuesday 17 9 15 5 Thursday 8 16 10 20

The price per kilogram was:

Oranges, sh 14, lemons, sh 9 and pawpaws, sh 13. The vendor got a total of sh 1450 for all the fruits. How much money did the vendor get for the sale of mangoes?
A. Sh 350                        B. Sh 550
C. Sh 900                        D. Sh 1414