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Hits: 62   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: 228   Question It is given that k is a positive constant. Solve the equation 2 ln x = ln(3k + x) + ln(2k – x), expressing  x in terms of k. Solution We are given that; Power Rule; Multiplication Rule;  and are inverse functions. The composite function is an identity function, with  domain […]

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Hits: 76 Question A curve has parametric equations      i.       Find an expression for in terms of t.    ii.       Find the exact value of at the stationary point.   iii.       Find the gradient of the curve at the point where it crosses the x-axis. Solution      i.   We are required to find  for […]

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Hits: 63 Question The polynomial is defined by  where  is a constant. It is given that  is a factor of     i.       Use the factor theorem to find the value of .    ii.       Factorise p(x) and hence show that the equation p(x) = 0 has only one real root.   iii.       Use […]

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Hits: 113 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: 142 Question The diagram shows the curve and its stationary point M. The x-coordinate of M is m.       i.       Find an expression for and hence show that .    ii.       Use an iterative formula based on the equation in part (i) to find the value of m correct to 4  significant figures. Give […]

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Hits: 61 Question The definite integral  is defined by    i.   Show that  .    ii.   Sketch the curve  for .   iii.   State whether an estimate of obtained by using the trapezium rule will be more than or less than 8e −2. Justify your answer. Solution      i.   We are given that; Rule […]

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Hits: 66 Question     i.       It is given that the positive constant a is such that    ii.       Show that   iii.       Use an iterative formula , to find a correct to 3 decimal places. Give the result of each iteration to 5 decimal places. Solution      i.   We are given that; Rule for […]

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Hits: 149 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: 47 Question The equation of a curve is  . At the point on the curve with x-coordinate p, the gradient of  the curve is .      i.       Show that .      ii.       Show by calculation that 3.3 < p < 3.5.     iii.       Use an iterative formula based on the equation in […]

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Hits: 100 Question The equation of a curve is  . At the point on the curve with x-coordinate p, the gradient of  the curve is .      i.       Show that .      ii.       Show by calculation that 3.3 < p < 3.5.     iii.       Use an iterative formula based on the equation in […]

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Hits: 137 Question      i.       Find      ii.       Without using a calculator, find the exact value of giving your answer in the form , where a and b are integers.   Solution      i.   We are required to find;   provided that   Rule for integration of  is: We integrate both parts  and […]

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Hits: 126 Question Given that 3ex +8e−x = 14, find the possible values of ex and hence solve the equation 3ex +8e−x = 14 correct to 3 significant figures. Solution We are given; Let ; Now we have two options. Since ; Taking logarithm of both sides;  and are inverse functions. The composite function is […]

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Hits: 109 Question Find the gradient of the curve at the point for which x = 0. Solution Gradient (slope) of the curve is the derivative of equation of the curve. Hence gradient of curve with respect to  is: We are given that; Therefore; Rule for differentiation of  is: Rule for differentiation of natural exponential […]

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Hits: 96   Question      i.       Given that , find the value of 2y.    ii.       Use logarithms to find the value of y correct to 3 significant figures. Solution i.   We are given; We can write it as; Let , then; Now we have two options. Since ; Taking natural logarithm […]

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Hits: 170 Question      i.       It is given that x satisfies the equation . Find the value of and, using  logarithms, find the value of x correct to 3 significant figures.    ii.       Hence state the values of x satisfying the equation . Solution i.   We are given; We can write it […]