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Hits: 140 Question The equation of a curve is 2×3+y3=24      i.       Express in terms of x and y, and show that the gradient of the curve is never positive.    ii.       Find the coordinates of the two points on the curve at which the gradient is −2. Solution      i.   Gradient (slope) of […]

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Hits: 52   Question The diagram shows the part of the curve  for , and the stationary point M.        i.       Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the origin.    ii.       Find the coordinates of M, giving each coordinate correct to 3 decimal places. Solution      i.   We are […]

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Hits: 37   Question Solve the inequality . Solution SOLVING INEQUALITY: PIECEWISE Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases; When If then above four intervals translate to following with their corresponding inequality; When When When If then above four intervals translate to […]

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Hits: 99 Question The variables x and y satisfy the equation y = Kxp, where K and p are constants. The graph of ln y  against ln x is a straight line passing through the points (1.28, 3.69) and (2.11, 4.81), as shown in  the diagram. Find the values of K and p correct to […]

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Hits: 91 Question The diagram shows the curve with parametric equations for .     i.       Show that can be expressed in the form    ii.       Find the equation of the normal to the curve at the point where the curve crosses the positive y-axis. Give your answer in the form y = mx +c, where […]

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Hits: 70 Question The equation of a curve is 3×2 + 4xy + y2 = 24. Find the equation of the normal to the curve at the point (1, 3), giving your answer in the form ax +by +c = 0 where a, b and c are integers. Solution      i.   We are given equation […]

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Hits: 132 Question The variables x and y satisfy the equation y = Aepx, where A and p are constants. The graph of ln y  against x is a straight line passing through the points (5, 3.17) and (10, 4.77), as shown in the diagram. Find the values of A and p correct to 2 decimal […]

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Hits: 98 Question The diagram shows the curve with parametric equations for . The minimum point is M and the curve crosses the x-axis at points P and Q.     i.       Show that .    ii.       Find the coordinates of M.   iii.       Find the gradient of the curve at P and at Q. Solution […]

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Hits: 124 Question The diagram shows the curve with parametric equations for . The minimum point is M and the curve crosses the x-axis at points P and Q.     i.       Show that .    ii.       Find the coordinates of M.   iii.       Find the gradient of the curve at P and at Q. Solution […]

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Hits: 138   Question Solve the equation . Solution SOLVING EQUATION: PIECEWISE Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider two separate cases; When When We have the equation; It  can be written as; We have to consider two separate cases; When ; When ; Hence, the only solutions for the given […]

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Hits: 926   Question A curve is such that  , where a is a positive constant. The point A(a2, 3) lies on the  curve. Find, in terms of a,      i.       the equation of the tangent to the curve at A, simplifying your answer,    ii.       the equation of the curve.  It is now given that B(16,8) also lies on the curve. […]

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Hits: 1458   Question Three points, A, B and C, are such that B is the mid-point of AC. The coordinates of A are (2,m) and  the coordinates of B are (n,-6), where m and n are constants. i.       Find the coordinates of C in terms of m and n. The line y =x + 1 passes through C […]

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Hits: 624   Question Find the set of values of k for which the curve  and the line  do not meet. Solution We can find the coordinates of intersection point of a curve and line. However, here we are required  to show that given curve and line do not meet that means there is no point of intersection   of […]

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Hits: 2288 Question The equation of a curve is .     i.       Obtain an expression for    ii.       Explain why the curve has no stationary points.  At the point P on the curve, x = 2.   iii.       Show that the normal to the curve at P passes through the origin.   iv.       A point moves along the curve in such a way that its x-coordinate […]

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Hits: 1269 Question The line , where a and b are positive constants, intersects the x- and y-axes at the points A  and B respectively. The mid-point of AB lies on the line  and the distance .  Find the values of a and b. Solution We need to work through the problem statement very carefully to glean […]

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Hits: 754 Question A curve has equation .     i.       Find the set of values of  for which .    ii.       Find the value of the constant  for which the line  is a tangent to the curve. Solution i.   We are required to find the set of values of x for which . We are given that; Therefore; We solve the following equation […]

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Hits: 1183 Question The point P(3,5) lies on the curve  .      i.       Find the x-coordinate of the point where the normal to the curve at P intersects the x-axis.    ii.       Find the x-coordinate of each of the stationary points on the curve and determine the nature of  each stationary point, justifying your answers. Solution      i.   The […]

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Hits: 977 Question The diagram shows parts of the curves  and , intersecting at points A and  B.      i.       State the coordinates of A.    ii.       Find, showing all necessary working, the area of the shaded region. Solution      i.   It is evident that point A is the intersection point of the two curves given by equations; It […]

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Hits: 1346 Question C is the mid-point of the line joining A(14,−7) to B(−6,3). The line through C perpendicular to AB  crosses the y-axis at D.      i.       Find the equation of the line CD, giving your answer in the form .     ii.       Find the distance AD. Solution i.   We are required to write equation of the line CD. […]

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Hits: 2102 Question Triangle ABC has vertices at A(−2,−1), B(4,6) and C(6,−3). i.       Show that triangle ABC is isosceles and find the exact area of this triangle. ii.    The point D is the point on AB such that CD is perpendicular to AB. Calculate the x-coordinate of  D. Solution      i.   An isosceles triangle is a triangle with (at least) two […]