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Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2013 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/23) | Q#5

Hits: 219     Question The parametric equations of a curve are  ,  ,     i.       Show that .  ii.       Find the equation of the normal to the curve at the point where t = 0. Solution      i.   We are given that; We are required to show that . If a curve is […]

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Hits: 47     Question The parametric equations of a curve are  ,  , i.       Show that .    ii.       Find the equation of the normal to the curve at the point where t = 0. Solution      i.   We are given that; We are required to show that . If a curve is […]

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Hits: 59     Question The equation of a curve is        i.       Show that    ii.       Find the coordinates of each 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 […]

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Hits: 36     Question The curve with equation has one stationary point  in the interval . Find the exact  x-coordinate of this point. Solution We are required to find the x-coordinate of stationary point of the curve with equation; A stationary point on the curve is the point where gradient of the curve is […]

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Hits: 98     Question i.       By differentiating , show that if  θ then .    ii.       Hence show that Giving the values of a and b.   iii.       Find the exact value of Solution      i.   We are given that; We are required to show that; Since   provided that ; Therefore; If […]

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Hits: 59   Question The parametric equations of a curve are for t < 0.      i.       Show that in terms of t.    ii.       Find the exact coordinates of the only point on the curve at which the gradient is 3. Solution      i.   We are required to find  for the parametric equations […]

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Hits: 33     Question i.       By differentiating , show that if  θ then .    ii.       Hence show that Giving the values of a and b.   iii.       Find the exact value of Solution      i.   We are given that; We are required to show that; Since   provided that ; Therefore; If […]

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Hits: 37   Question The parametric equations of a curve are for t < 0.      i.       Show that in terms of t.    ii.       Find the exact coordinates of the only point on the curve at which the gradient is 3. Solution      i.   We are required to find  for the parametric equations […]

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Hits: 53   Question The parametric equations of a curve are The point P on the curve has parameter p and it is given that the gradient of the curve at P is −1.      i.       Show that .    ii.       Use an iterative process based on the equation in part (i) to find the […]

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Hits: 47     Question The diagram shows the curve  and its minimum point M.      i.       Show that the x-coordinate of M can be written in the form , where the value of a is to be  stated.    ii.       Find the exact value of the area of the region enclosed by the curve […]

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Hits: 67   Question The diagram shows the curve , for . The x-coordinate of the maximum point  M is denoted by . i.       Find  and show that  satisfies the equation tan 2x = 2x + 4.    ii.       Show by calculation that  lies between 0.6 and 0.7.   iii.       Use the iterative formula to […]

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Hits: 50   Question The parametric equations of a curve are      i.       Find an expression for in terms of t.      i.       Find the equation of the normal to the curve at the point for which t = 0. Give your answer in  the form ax + by + c = 0, where a, […]

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Hits: 66   Question The parametric equations of a curve are The point P on the curve has parameter p and it is given that the gradient of the curve at P is −1.      i.       Show that .    ii.       Use an iterative process based on the equation in part (i) to find the […]

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Hits: 53     Question The diagram shows the curve  and its minimum point M.      i.       Show that the x-coordinate of M can be written in the form , where the value of a is to be  stated.    ii.       Find the exact value of the area of the region enclosed by the curve […]

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Hits: 33     Question The equation of a curve is 2×2 − 3x − 3y + y2 = 6.      i.       Show that    ii.       Find the coordinates of the two points on the curve at which the gradient is −1. Solution      i.   We are given equation of the curve as; We […]

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Hits: 48     Question The diagram shows the curve . The curve has a gradient of 3 at the point P.      i.       Show that the x-coordinate of P satisfies the equation    ii.       Verify that the equation in part (i) has a root between x = 3.1 and x = 3.3.   iii. […]

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Hits: 20     Question Find the gradient of the curve y = ln(5x + 1) at the point where x = 4. Solution Gradient (slope) of the curve is the derivative of equation of the curve. Hence gradient of curve with respect to  is: Therefore; Rule for differentiation natural logarithmic function , for  is; […]

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Hits: 50     Question The diagram shows the curve y= x − 2 ln x and its minimum point M.      i. Find the x-coordinates of M.    ii. Use the trapezium rule with three intervals to estimate the value of giving your answer correct to 2 decimal places.   iii. State, with a […]

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Hits: 54     Question The parametric equations of a curve are  ,  , i.       Show that . ii.       Show that the tangent to the curve at the point (1, 3) is parallel to the x-axis. iii.       Find the exact coordinates of the other point on the curve at which the tangent is parallel to […]