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Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2003 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/02) | Q#6

Hits: 308   Question The equation of a curve is        i.       Show, by differentiation, that the gradient of the curve is always negative.    ii.       Use the trapezium rule with 2 intervals to estimate the value of giving your answer correct to 2 significant figures.     iii.   The diagram […]

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Hits: 333 Question      i.       By differentiating  , show that if y = cot x then    ii.       Hence, show that   By using appropriate trigonometrical identities, find the exact value of     iii.     iv.   Solution      i.   We are given; Gradient (slope) of the curve is the derivative of equation of the curve. Hence […]

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Hits: 1115   Question The diagram shows the curve y=(4−x)ex and its maximum point M. The curve cuts the x-axis at A  and the y-axis at B.     i.       Write down the coordinates of A and B.    ii.       Find the x-coordinate of M.   iii.       The point P on the curve has x-coordinate p. The tangent to the curve at P passes […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2003 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/02) | Q#7

Hits: 376 Question The parametric equations of a curve are      i. Show that    ii. Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point where .   iii. For the part of the curve where , find the coordinates of the points where the tangent  is parallel to the x-axis. Solution      i.   We are required to […]

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Hits: 309   Question The equation of a curve is      i.       Show that    ii.       Find the coordinates of the points on the curve where the tangent is parallel to the x-axis. Solution      i.   We are given; We are required to find . To find  from an implicit equation, differentiate each term with respect to , […]