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Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2018 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/23) | Q#4

Hits: 12 Question The diagram shows the curve with equation . The curve crosses the x-axis at points with coordinates  and .      i.       Use the factor theorem to show that (x +2) is a factor of    ii.       Show that satisfies an equation of the form , and state the  values of p and […]

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Hits: 2   Question The diagram shows the curve with equation . The curve crosses the x-axis at points with coordinates  and .      i.       Use the factor theorem to show that (x +2) is a factor of    ii.       Show that satisfies an equation of the form , and state the  values of p […]

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Hits: 14 Question     i.       Find the quotient when   is divided by  ,  and show that the  remainder is 1.    ii.        Show that the equation  has no real root. Solution      i.   Hence quotient is and remainder is .    ii.   We are required to show that following equation […]

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Hits: 1 Question i.       Find the quotient when   is divided by  ,  and show that the remainder is 1.    ii.       Show that the equation  has no real root. Solution      i.   Hence quotient is and remainder is .      ii.   We are required to show that following equation has no real […]

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Hits: 5 Question The cubic 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  and hence factorise f(x) completely.    ii.       Hence, without using a calculator, solve the equation f(2x) = 3f(x). Solution      i.   We […]

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Hits: 13 Question The polynomial p(x) is defined by     i.       Use the factor theorem to show that (x+3) is a factor of p(x).    ii.       Factorise p(x) completely.   iii.       Hence, given that find the value of 2u and, using logarithms, find the value of u correct to 3 significant figures. Solution      i. […]

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Hits: 9 Question The polynomial  is defined by where  and  are constants. It is given that  is a factor of and that remainder is 28  when  is divided by .     i.       Find the values of a and b.    ii.       Hence factorise   completely.   iii.       State the number of roots of the equation p(2y) […]

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Hits: 14 Question The polynomial  is defined by where  and  are constants. It is given that  is a factor of . It is also given that the remainder is 40 when  is divided by .     i.       Find the values of a and b.    ii.       When a and b have these values, factorise p(x) […]

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Hits: 7 Question The polynomials p(x) and g(x) are defined by;  and where a and b are constants. It is given that (x + 3) is a factor of f(x) and also of q(x).     i.       Find the values of a and b.    ii.       Show that the equation q(x) – p(x) = 0 has […]

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Hits: 3 Question The polynomial  is defined by where  and  are constants. It is given that  is a factor of . It is also given that the remainder is 40 when  is divided by .     i.       Find the values of a and b.    ii.       When a and b have these values, factorise p(x) […]

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Hits: 12 Question     i.       Use the factor theorem to show that (x+2) is a factor of the expression and hence factorise the expression completely.    ii.       Deduce the roots of the equation Solution      i.   We are given that; We are also given that is a factor of . When a polynomial, , […]

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Hits: 10 Question     i.       Use the factor theorem to show that (x+2) is a factor of the expression and hence factorise the expression completely.    ii.       Deduce the roots of the equation Solution      i.   We are given that; We are also given that is a factor of . When a polynomial, , […]

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Hits: 27 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: 12 Question The polynomial is defined by  where is a constant.     i.       Use the factor theorem to show that (x +1) is a factor of p(x) for all values of a.    ii.       Given that the remainder is −42 when p(x) is divided by (x −2), find the value of a.    iii. […]

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Hits: 15 Question The polynomial  is defined by where  and  are constants. It is given that  is a factor of . It is also given that the remainder is 18 when  is divided by .     i.       Find the values of a and b.    ii.       When a and b have these values     […]

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Hits: 24 Question     i.       Find the quotient when   is divided by  ,  and show that the remainder  is 39.    ii.       Hence, show that the equation  has exactly one real root. Solution      i.   Hence quotient is and remainder is .    ii.   We are required to factorise; When a polynomial, , […]

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Hits: 14 Question The polynomial  is defined by where  is a constant. It is given that  is a factor of     i.       Use the factor theorem to show that .    ii.       When ;           a.  Factorise p(x) completely,           b.  Solve the equation  for . Solution […]

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Hits: 4 Question i.       Find the quotient and remainder when is divided by .    ii.       It is given that, when is divided by , the remainder is ZERO. Find the values of the constants  and .   iii.       When  and have these values, show that there is exactly one real value of satisfying the  […]

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Hits: 23 Question The polynomial is defined by The diagram shows the curve which crosses the x-axis at  and .      i.       Divide by a suitable linear factor and hence show that is a root of the equation    ii.       Use the iterative formula to find correct to 2 decimal places. Give the   result of […]