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Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2017 | June | Q#8

Hits: 36   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 […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2017 | June | Q#7

Hits: 28   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 […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2016 | June | Q#8

Hits: 11   Question The gradient, , at the point (x,y) on a curve is given by a.                        i.               Find                   ii.               The curve passes through the point . Verify that the curve has a minimum point at P. b.                       i.               Show that at the points on the curve where y is decreasing                   ii.               Solve the inequality Solution a.   We are given;                     i. […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2016 | June | Q#6

Hits: 10   Question a.  A curve has equation .                     i.               Find the values of x where the curve crosses the x-axis, giving your answer in the form   , where m and n are integers.                   ii.               Sketch the curve, giving the value of the y-intercept. b. A line has equation  , where k is a constant.                     i.               Show that the x-coordinates of any points […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2016 | June | Q#3

Hits: 7   Question a.                         i.       Express  in the form  , where p and q are rational numbers.                   ii.       Hence write down the minimum value of . a.   Describe the geometrical transformation which maps the graph of  onto the graph  of  . Solution a.                               i.   We have the expression; We use method of “completing square” to obtain the desired form. First we […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2015 | June | Q#8

Hits: 8   Question A curve has equation  and a line has equation  , where k is a  constant. a.   Show that the x-coordinate of any point of intersection of the curve and the line satisfies the equation b.   Given that the line and the curve do not intersect:.                    i.       Show […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2015 | June | Q#7

Hits: 9   Question a.   Sketch the curve with equation . b.   The polynomial  is given by .                            i.       Find the remainder when  is divided by .                          ii.       Use the Factor Theorem to show that  is a factor of .                        iii.       Express  in the form , where B and c are integers.                         iv.       Hence show that the equation  has exactly one real root and state its […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2015 | June | Q#5

Hits: 3   Question a.   Express  in the form  , where p and q are rational numbers. b.   A curve has equation .                     i.       Use the result from part (a) to write down the coordinates of the vertex of the curve.                   ii.       State the equation of the line of symmetry of the curve. c.   The curve with equation  is translated by vector . Find the […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2015 | June | Q#4

Hits: 10   Question A circle with center C has the equation .  a.   Express this equation in the form b.                                i.       State the coordinates of C.                          ii.       Find the radius of the circle, giving your answer in the form  . c.                         i.       The point P with coordinates (4,k) lies on the circle. Find the possible values of k. […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2014 | June | Q#8

Hits: 3   Question Solve each of the following inequalities: a.   b.   . Solution a.   b.     We solve the following equation to find critical values of ; Now we have two options; Hence the critical points on the curve for the given condition are  & . Standard form of quadratic equation is; The graph of quadratic […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2014 | June | Q#4

Hits: 5   Question a.                                i.       Express  in the form  where p and q are integers.                          ii.       Hence write down the maximum value of . b.                                i.       Factorise  .                            ii.       Sketch the curve with equation  , stating the values of x where the curve  crosses the x-axis and the […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2007 | June | Q#6

Hits: 45   Question a.   The polynomial f(x) is given by  .                                                i.    Use the Factor Theorem to show that (x-1) is a factor of f(x).                                               ii.    Express f(x) in the form  , where p and q are integers.                                             iii.    Hence show that the equation f(x)=0 has exactly one real root and state its value. b.   The curve with equation  is […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2013 | June | Q#4

Hits: 28   Question a.   The polynomial f(x) is given by .                     i.       Use the Factor Theorem to show that x+3 is a factor of f(x).                   ii.       Express f(x) in the form  , where p and q are integers. b.   A curve has equation .                     i.       Find .                   ii.       Show that the x-coordinates of any stationary points of the curve satisfy the equation […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2011 | June | Q#5

Hits: 22 Question The polynomial  is given by . a.   Use the Remainder Theorem to find the remainder when  is divided by . b.   Use the Factor Theorem to show that  is a factor of . c.                         i.       Express  in the form , where b and c are integers.                   ii.       Hence show that the equation  has exactly one real root. Solution a.   Remainder […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2011 | June | Q#4

Hits: 33   Question a.   Express  in the form  , where p and q are rational numbers. b.   A curve has equation .      i.   Find the coordinates of the vertex of the curve.     ii.   State the equation of the line of symmetry of the curve.    iii.   Sketch the curve, stating the value of the […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2009 | June | Q#4

Hits: 23   Question a.  The polynomial  is given by                     i.       Find the remainder when  is divided by .                   ii.       Use the Factor Theorem to show that  is a factor of .                  iii.       Express  in the form  , where b and c are integers.               iv.       The equation  has one root equal to -2. Show that equation has no other […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2009 | January | Q#4

Hits: 20   Question a.                 i.               Express  in the form  , where p and q are integers.           ii.               Hence show that  is always positive. b.   A curve has equation  .                            i.               Write down the coordinates of the minimum point of the curve.                          ii.               Sketch the curve, showing the value of the intercept on […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2008 | January | Q#5

Hits: 5   Question a.   Factorise  . b.   Show that  can be written as  . c.   A curve has equation  .                            i.       Write down the equation of its line of symmetry.                          ii.       Find the coordinates of its vertex.                        iii.       Sketch the curve, indicating the values of the intercepts on the x-axis and  the y-axis. Solution a.   b.   c.                               i.   […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2013 | June | Q#7

Hits: 11   Question The quadratic equation  has real roots. (a)  Show that . (b)  Find the possible values of k. Solution a.    We are given the quadratic equation; For a quadratic equation , the expression for solution is; Where  is called discriminant. If , the equation will have two distinct roots. If , the equation will have […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Assessment & Qualification Alliance (AQA) | AS & A level | Mathematics 6360 | Pure Core 1 (6360-MPC1) | Year 2013 | June | Q#5

Hits: 11   Question a.                        i.       Express  in the form  , where p and q are rational numbers.                   ii.       Hence write down the minimum value of . b.   The point A has coordinates (-3,5) and the point B has coordinates (x,3x+9).                     i.       Show that .                   ii.       Use your result from part (a)(ii) to find […]