Some candidates could not clear the fractions correctly while others changed the sign of
inequality to equality. It was also reported that many candidates did not recall that the sign of
the inequality has to change when multiplying or dividing with a negative number.

However. Majority of the candidates reportedly performed well in this question. They were able
to clear the fractions by multiplying the inequality by the LCM which was 6 and after bringing
like terms together and slrnplifylnq, obtained x ≥ -2. They were also able to represent this
solution on the number line.

In part (b), majority of the candidates were reported to have performed poorly in this question.
The report stated that majority of the candidates were not able to translate the given word
problem into equations. Hence they could not solve them correctly. Candidates were expected
to show that if the price of the apple before the increase was ₦ x, then the price after the
increase became ₦ (x + 5). Therefore, 18(x + 5) - 20x = ₦ 60.00. Solving this equation gave
the value of N x as ₦ 15.00. The new price = ₦ (15 + 5) = N 20.00.