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Past Papers’ Solutions | Edexcel | AS & A level | Mathematics | Core Mathematics 1 (C1-6663/01) | Year 2013 | January | Q#7

Hits: 274   Question Lewis played a game of space invaders. He scored points for each spaceship that he captured. Lewis scored 140 points for capturing his first spaceship. He scored 160 points for capturing his  second spaceship, 180 points for capturing his third spaceship, and so on. The number of points scored for capturing each successive spaceship formed an arithmetic  […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Edexcel | AS & A level | Mathematics | Core Mathematics 1 (C1-6663/01) | Year 2013 | January | Q#4

Hits: 11 Question A sequence  satisfies , , Given that , a)   Find the value of  and the value of . b)  Evaluate . Solution a)     We are given that sequence  is defined by We are given that  and required to find . We can utilize the given expression for general terms beyond first term as; Similarly, we can find […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2013 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/13) | Q#5

Hits: 1785 Question a)   In a geometric progression, the sum to infinity is equal to eight times the first term. Find the  common ratio. b)  In an arithmetic progression, the fifth term is 197 and the sum of the first ten terms is 2040. Find the common difference. Solution a)     From the given information, we can […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2013 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/12) | Q#7

Hits: 1230 Question a)   An athlete runs the first mile of a marathon in 5 minutes. His speed reduces in such a way that  each mile takes 12 seconds longer than the preceding mile.            i.       Given that the nth mile takes 9 minutes, find the value of n.          ii.    […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2013 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/11) | Q#9

Hits: 3057 Question a)   In an arithmetic progression the sum of the first ten terms is 400 and the sum of the next ten terms is 1000. Find the common difference and the first term. b)  A geometric progression has first term , common ratio  and sum to infinity 6. A second geometric progression has first term , […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2013 | May-Jun | (P1-9709/13) | Q#9

Hits: 1175 Question a)   In an arithmetic progression, the sum, , of the first  terms is given by  . Find the first term and the common difference of the progression. b)   The first 2 terms of a geometric progression are 64 and 48 respectively. The first 3 terms of the  geometric progression are also the 1st term, […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2013 | May-Jun | (P1-9709/12) | Q#10

Hits: 2010 Question a)   The first and last terms of an arithmetic progression are 12 and 48 respectively. The sum of the  first four terms is 57. Find the number of terms in the progression. b)  The third term of a geometric progression is four times the first term. The sum of the first six  terms is k […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2013 | May-Jun | (P1-9709/11) | Q#4

Hits: 691 Question The third term of a geometric progression is −108 and the sixth term is 32. Find      i.       the common ratio,    ii.       the first term,   iii.     the sum to infinity. Solution From the given information, we can compile following data about Geometric Progression (G.P); i.   Expression for the general term  in […]