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Hits: 765 Question On a certain day, the height of a young bamboo plant was found to be 40 cm. After  exactly one day its height was found to be 41.2 cm. Two different models are used to  predict its height exactly 60 days after it was first measured. ·       Model A assumes that the […]

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Hits: 369 Question      i.       Find the coefficients of  and  in the expansion of .    ii.       Hence find the coefficient of  in the expansion of . Solution i.   Expression for the general term in the Binomial expansion of  is: First we rewrite the expression in the standard form; In the given case: Hence; […]

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Hits: 275 Question A curve passes through the point (4, −6) and has an equation for which . Find the equation of the curve. Solution We are required to find the equation of the curve from the given derivative. We can find equation of the curve from its derivative through integration; We are given; Therefore; […]

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Hits: 388 Question The diagram shows part of the curve  and the line x = 1.  The point A is the minimum point on the curve.     i.       Show that the x-coordinate of A satisfies the equation and find the  exact value of  at A.    ii.       Find, showing all necessary working, the volume obtained […]

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Hits: 473 Question The one-one function f is defined by  for , where c is a  constant.   i.       State the smallest possible value of c. In parts (ii) and (iii) the value of c is 4.    ii.       Find an expression for  and state the domain of .   iii.       Solve the equation , […]

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Hits: 210 Question The diagram shows a pyramid OABCD with a horizontal rectangular base OABC.  The sides OA and AB have lengths of 8 units and 6 units respectively. The point E on  OB is such that OE = 2 units. The point D of the pyramid is 7 units vertically  above E. Unit vectors […]

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Hits: 223 Question a.                         i.       Express  in the form , where  and are constants to be  found.       ii.       Hence, or otherwise, and showing all necessary working, solve the equation  For .   b.     The diagram shows the graphs of  and  for . The  graphs intersect at the points A […]

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Hits: 128 Question The coordinates of points A and B are (−3k – 1, k + 3) and (k + 3, 3k + 5)  respectively, where k is a constant (k ≠ −1). i.       Find and simplify the gradient of AB, showing that it is independent of k.  ii.       Find and simplify the equation of […]

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Hits: 66 Question A curve with equation y = f(x) passes through the point A(3, 1) and crosses the y- axis at B. It is given that  . Find the y-coordinate of B. Solution We are given that curve crosses y-axis at point B. The point at which curve (or line) intercepts y-axis, the value […]

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Hits: 144 Question The common ratio of a geometric progression is 0.99. Express the sum of the first  100 terms as a percentage of the sum to infinity, giving your answer correct to 2  significant figures. Solution We are given that common ration of a Geometric Progression is; Expression for Common Ratio () in a […]

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Hits: 166 Question Find the coefficient of   in the expansion of . Solution We are required to find the coefficient of in the expansion of . We are given expression as; Expression for the general term in the Binomial expansion of  is: First rewrite the given expression in standard form. In the given case: […]

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Hits: 51 Question Express 3×2 − 12x + 7 in the form a(x + b)2 + c, where a, b and c are constants.  Solution We have the expression; We use method of “completing square” to obtain the desired form. Next we complete the square for the terms which involve . We have the algebraic […]

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Hits: 483 Question     i.       Solve the equation  for .    ii.       Sketch, on the same diagram, the graphs of  and for  .   iii.       Use your answers to parts (i) and (ii) to find the set of values of x for   for which . Solution      i.   We have the equation; We know that […]

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Hits: 493 Question A curve is such that  and (2,5) is a point on the curve.     i.       Find the equation of the curve.    ii.       A point P moves along the curve in such a way that the y-coordinate is  increasing at a constant rate of 0.06 units per second. Find the rate of […]

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Hits: 550 Question Points A and B have coordinates (h, h) and (4h + 6, 5h) respectively. The equation of  the perpendicular bisector of AB is 3x + 2y = k. Find the values of the constants h  and k. Solution We are given that line AB has coordinates of the two points  and . […]

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Hits: 641 Question The function is defined by  for .      i.       Express   in the form , where a and b are constants.    ii.       State the coordinates of the stationary point on the curve y = f(x). The function is defined by  for .   iii.       State the smallest value of k for […]