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# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2003 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/02) | Q#3

Hits: 189 Question The polynomial  is denoted by .     i.       It is given that  is a factor of . Find the value of .  ii.   When  has this value, verify that  is also a factor of  and hence factorise  completely. Solution i.  We are given that; We are also given that  is a factor of . When a polynomial, […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2003 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/02) | Q#2

Hits: 232 Question The polynomial  is denoted by .     i.       Find the value of the constant  for which    ii.       Hence solve the equation , giving your answers in an exact form. Solution     i.   We are given that; We are also given that; We equate the two equations. We can expand the R.H.S. Comparing terms on both sides […]