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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: 118     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: 32     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: 50   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: 32   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: 39     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: 44   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: 43     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: 35     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: 19     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: 30     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: 42     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: 19     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: 38     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: 36   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: 241     Question The diagram shows the curve and its maximum point M.      i.       Find the exact coordinates of M.    ii.       Use the trapezium rule with three intervals to estimate the value of giving your answer correct to 2 decimal places. Solution      i.   We are required to […]

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Hits: 49   Question The parametric equations of a curve are for t > 2.      i.       Show that in terms of t.      ii.       Find the coordinates of the only point on the curve at which the gradient of the curve is equal  to 0. Solution      i.   We are required […]

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Hits: 37   Question The parametric equations of a curve are for t > 2.      i.       Show that in terms of t.      ii.       Find the coordinates of the only point on the curve at which the gradient of the curve is equal  to 0. Solution      i.   We are required […]

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Hits: 58   Question The equation of a curve y=x3e-x.      i.       Show that the curve has a stationary point where x = 3.    ii.       Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point where x = 1. Solution      i.   We are required to show that the […]

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Hits: 63     Question The equation of a curve y=x3e-x.      i.       Show that the curve has a stationary point where x = 3.    ii.       Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point where x = 1. Solution      i.   We are required to show that […]

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Hits: 70     Question The parametric equations of a curve are  ,  ,     i.       Show that .    ii.       Hence find the exact value of t at the point on the curve at which the gradient is 2. Solution      i.   We are given that; We are required to show […]