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Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | May-Jun | (P1-9709/11) | Q#10

Hits: 175 Question The curve with equation  passes through the origin.     i.       Show that the curve has no stationary points.    ii.       Denoting the gradient of the curve by m, find the stationary value of m and  determine its nature. Solution i.   We are required to show that curve has no stationary points. […]

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Hits: 85 Question Relative to an origin O, the position vectors of points A, B and C are given by and                     i.       Find .                ii.       The point M is the mid-point of AC. Find the unit vector in the direction of  .                  iii.       Evaluate and hence […]

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Hits: 148 Question The diagram shows a circle with centre O and radius r cm. The points A and B lie on  the circle and AT is a tangent to the circle. Angle radians and OBT is a  straight line.      i.       Express the area of the shaded region in terms of r and . […]

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Hits: 56 Question The diagram shows a kite OABC in which AC is the line of symmetry. The  coordinates of A and C are (0, 4) and (8, 0) respectively and O is the origin.      i.       Find the equations of AC and OB.    ii.       Find, by calculation, the coordinates of B. Solution      […]

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Hits: 61 Question i.Prove the identity    ii.Hence solve the equation  for . Solution i.       We have the trigonometric identity;         ii. We have the equation;   From (i) we know that left hand side of given equation can be written as;      Therefore;         […]

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Hits: 55 Question A curve is such that . The point (1,1) lies on the curve. Find the  coordinates of the point at which the curve intersects the x-axis. Solution We are required to find the coordinates of the point at which the curve intersects the  x-axis. The point at which a line or curve intersects […]

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Hits: 40 Question A point is moving along the curve   in such a way that the x-coordinate is  increasing at a constant rate of 0.02 units per second. Find the rate of change of the  y-coordinate when x = 1. Solution i.   We are given that; We are required to find; We know […]

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Hits: 73 Question                     i.       Find the first three terms in the expansion, in ascending powers of , of .                   ii.       Given that the coefficient of  in the expansion of is 12, find the value of the constant a. Solution i.   Expression for the Binomial expansion of  is: First rewrite the given expression […]

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Hits: 65 Question     i.       Express  in the form , where and  , giving the value of  correct to 2 decimal places.    ii.       Hence solve the equation  for . Solution      i.   We are given the expression; We are required to write it in the form; If  and are positive, then; can be written […]

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Hits: 34 Question A curve is defined by the parametric equations for .       i.       Find the exact gradient of the curve at the point for which .    ii.       Find the value of at the point where the gradient of the curve is 2, giving the value correct to 3 significant figures. Solution […]

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Hits: 44 Question a.   Show that b.   Find the exact value of Show all necessary working. Solution a.     We are required to show; Rule for integration of  is: Division Rule; Power Rule; b.     We are required to find; Since , we can rearrange to write; Rule for integration of  is: Rule for integration […]

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Hits: 29   Question Find the exact coordinates of the stationary point of the curve with equation Solution We are required to find the exact coordinates of the stationary point of the curve. A stationary point on the curve is the point where gradient of the curve is  equal to zero; Therefore, we find the […]

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Hits: 20 Question The sequence of values converges to the value .      i.       Use the iterative formula to find the value of correct to 4 significant figures.  Give the result of each iteration to 6 significant figures.    ii.       State an equation satisfied by and hence determine the exact value of . Solution      […]

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Hits: 20 Question The variables x and y satisfy the equation y = Kxa, where K and a are constants. The  graph of ln y against ln x is a straight line passing through the points (0.22,  3.96) and (1.32, 2.43), as shown in the diagram. Find the values of K and a, correct to […]

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Hits: 26 Question                     i.       Solve the equation                   ii.       Hence, using logarithms, solve the equation giving the answer correct to 3 significant figures. Solution SOLVING EQUALITION: PIECEWISE      i.   Let, . We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases;  OR We have the equation; We have to consider […]

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Hits: 21   Question      i.       Show that    ii.       Hence, show that   iii.       Solve the equation For . Show all the necessary working. Solution i.   First we are required to show that;   provided that   provided that   provided that ii.   We are required to show that; As shown in […]

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Hits: 18   Question The diagram shows the curve with equation The maximum point is denoted by M.      i.       Find an expression for  and determine the gradient of the curve at the point  where the   curve crosses the x-axis.    ii.       Show that the x-coordinate of the point M satisfies the equation   iii. […]