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Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2012 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/23) | Q#6

Hits: 67   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: 74     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: 89   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: 72   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: 92   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: 89     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: 40     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: 62     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: 26     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: 72     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: 80     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 […]

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Hits: 45     Question The diagram shows the part of the curve  for . Find the x-coordinates of the  points on this part of the curve at which the gradient is 4. Solution We are required to find the x-coordinate of the points on the curve where gradient is 4. Therefore first we need […]

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Hits: 24     Question The curve y = 4×2 ln x has one stationary point.      i.       Find the coordinates of this stationary point, giving your answers correct to 3 decimal places.    ii.       Determine whether this point is a maximum or a minimum point. Solution      i.   We are required to find […]

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Hits: 53     Question A curve has equation x2+2y2+5x+6y =10. Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point (2,-1). Give your answer in the form ax+by+c=0, wher a,b and c are integers. Solution We are required to find equation of tangent to the curve at the point (2,-1). To find […]

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Hits: 59     Question The curve y = 4×2 ln x has one stationary point.      i.       Find the coordinates of this stationary point, giving your answers correct to 3 decimal places.    ii.       Determine whether this point is a maximum or a minimum point. Solution      i.   We are required to find […]

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Hits: 80     Question A curve has equation x2+2y2+5x+6y =10. Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point (2,-1). Give your answer in the form ax+by+c=0, wher a,b and c are integers. Solution We are required to find equation of tangent to the curve at the point (2,-1). To find […]

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Hits: 45   Question Find the value of  when  for each of the following cases: i.       . ii.        . Solution      i.   We are given that; We are required to find the value of when , therefore, first we need to find . If  and  are functions of , and if , then; If […]

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Hits: 78   Question A curve has parametric equations Find the exact gradient of the curve at the point for which . Solution      i.   Gradient (slope) of the curve at the particular point is the derivative of equation of the curve at that  particular point. Gradient (slope) of the curve at a particular […]