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Hits: 36 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: 73 Question      i.       Solve the inequality .    ii.       Hence find the largest integer y satisfying the inequality . Solution SOLVING INEQUALITY: PIECEWISE      i.   Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases; When If then above four intervals translate […]

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Hits: 32 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: 54 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: 24 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: 25 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: 54 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: 72   Question Solve the inequality . Solution SOLVING INEQUALITY: PIECEWISE Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases; When If then above four intervals translate to following with their corresponding inequality; When When When If then above four intervals translate to […]

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Hits: 169   Question It is given that x satisfies the equation . Find the possible values of Solution SOLVING EQUATION: PIECEWISE Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider two separate cases; When When We have the equation; It  can be written as; We have to consider two separate cases; When […]

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Hits: 516   Question a.   On separate axes sketch the graphs of                     i.       y = –3x + c, where c is a positive constant,                   ii.        On each sketch show the coordinates of any point at which the graph crosses the y-axis and the equation of any horizontal asymptote. Given that y = –3x + c, where c is a positive […]

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Hits: 223   Question The water level in a reservoir rises and falls during a four-hour period of heavy rainfall. The height, h cm, of water above its normal level, t hours after it starts to rain, can be modelled by the equation , a.   Find the rate of change of the height of water, in cm per […]

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Hits: 198   Question The diagram shows the right-angled corner AFE of a building and four sections of fencing running  parallel to the walls of the building. Each of the sections of fencing AB and DE has length x metres and each of the sections of wall AF  and FE has length y metres. The total length of the […]

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Hits: 854 Question Find the set of values of a for which the curve  and the straight line  meet at two  distinct points. Solution We need to find the equation that satisfies the x-coordinates of the points of intersection of given  curve and line. If two lines (or a line and a curve) intersect each other at a point then […]

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Hits: 1291   Question Points A and B lie on the curve . Point A has coordinates (4,7) and B is the  stationary point of the curve. The equation of a line L is , where m is a constant.                             i.       In the case where L passes through the mid-point of AB, find the value of m.                           ii.       Find the set of […]

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Hits: 956   Question Functions f and g are defined for x > 3 by;      i.       Find and simplify an expression for gg(x).    ii.       Find an expression for  and state the domain of .   iii.       Solve the equation .  Solution      i.   We are given that; It can be written as; Therefore for ;    ii. […]

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Hits: 1212   Question a.   Relative to an origin O, the position vectors of two points P and Q are p and q respectively. The  point R is such that PQR is a straight line with Q the mid-point of PR. Find the position vector of R in  terms of p and q, simplifying your answer. b.   The vector […]