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Hits: 59 Question a.   Show that b.   Find the exact value of showing all necessary working. Solution a.     We are required to show; Rule for integration of  is: Division Rule; Power Rule;   b.     We are required to find; We know that Therefore, we can rearrange; Hence; Similarly, we know that; Therefore, we […]

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Hits: 77 Question The curve with equation crosses the x-axis at only one point. This point has coordinates .   i.               Show that satisfies the equation ii.               Show by calculation that 0.75 < p < 0.85.  iii.               Use an iterative formula based on the equation in part (i) to find the value of p  correct […]

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Hits: 62   Question Find the gradient of the curve at the point (0, 2). Solution We are required to find gradient of the curve ta the point (0 , 2). Gradient (slope) of the curve at the particular point is the derivative of equation of the  curve at that particular point. Gradient (slope) of […]

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Hits: 59 Question Given that , find the value of 3x and hence, using logarithms, find the  value of x correct to 4 significant figures. Solution We are given that; Let ; Now we have two options. Since ; Taking logarithm of both sides; Since logarithm of negative number is nt possible, only possible solution […]

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Hits: 101 Question A curve has parametric equations      i.       Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the origin.    ii.       Find the coordinates of the stationary point, giving each coordinate correct to 2  decimal places. Solution i.   We are required to find the equation of tangent to the curve at […]

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Hits: 67 Question      i.       Solve the equation .    ii.       Hence, using logarithms, solve the equation , giving the  answer correct to 3 significant figures. Solution i.   SOLVING INEQUALITY: PIECEWISE Let, . We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases;  OR We have the equation; We have to […]

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Hits: 77 Question A curve has parametric equations      i.       Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the origin.    ii.       Find the coordinates of the stationary point, giving each coordinate correct to 2  decimal places. Solution i.   We are required to find the equation of tangent to the curve at […]

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Hits: 72 Question      i.       Solve the equation .    ii.       Hence, using logarithms, solve the equation , giving the answer correct to 3 significant figures. Solution i.   SOLVING INEQUALITY: PIECEWISE Let, . We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases;  OR We have the equation; We have to […]

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Hits: 48 Question It is given that where a is a positive constant. i.       Show that    ii.       Use the equation in part (i) to show by calculation that 1.5 < a < 1.6.   iii.       Use an iterative formula based on the equation in part (i) to find the value of a correct to […]

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Hits: 43 Question     i.       Solve the equation  .    ii.       Hence solve the equation giving the value of u correct to 4 significant figures. Solution      i.   We are given the equation; Power Rule; Division Rule;  and are inverse functions. The composite function is an identity function, with  domain the positive real numbers. […]

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Hits: 50 Question A curve has equation      i.       Find the x-coordinate of the stationary point.    ii.       Determine whether the stationary point is a maximum or minimum point. Solution i.   First we are required to find the x-coordinate of the stationary point of the curve. A stationary point on the curve is the […]

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Hits: 142 Question It is given that where a is a positive constant.     i.       Show that    ii.       Use the equation in part (i) to show by calculation that 1.5 < a < 1.6.   iii.       Use an iterative formula based on the equation in part (i) to find the value of a correct […]

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Hits: 120 Question     i.       Solve the equation  .    ii.       Hence solve the equation giving the value of u correct to 4 significant figures. Solution      i.   We are given the equation; Power Rule; Division Rule;  and are inverse functions. The composite function is an identity function, with  domain the positive real numbers. […]

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Hits: 119 Question A curve has equation      i.       Find the x-coordinate of the stationary point.    ii.       Determine whether the stationary point is a maximum or minimum point. Solution i.   First we are required to find the x-coordinate of the stationary point of the curve. A stationary point on the curve is the […]

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Hits: 165 Question The diagram shows the curve . The curve crosses the x-axis at the point P and has a maximum point M.      i.       Find the gradient of the curve at the point P.    ii.       Show that the x-coordinate of the point M satisfies the equation   iii.       Use an iterative formula […]

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Hits: 153 Question The variables x and y satisfy the equation , where A and B are constants. The graph of  ln y against x is a straight line passing through the points (2.2, 4.908) and (5.9, 11.008), as shown in  the diagram. Find the values of A and B, correct to 2 significant figures. […]