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Hits: 41 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: 79 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: 41 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: 65 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: 28 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: 29 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: 64 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: 80   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: 241   Question It is given that the variable x is such that  and Find the set of possible values of x, giving your answer in the form a < x < b where the constants a and b are correct to 3 significant figures. Solution First we find the value of x for; […]

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Hits: 173   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: 206   Question It is given that the variable x is such that  and Find the set of possible values of x, giving your answer in the form a < x < b where the constants a and b are correct to 3 significant figures. Solution First we find the value of x for; […]

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Hits: 920 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: 1457   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: 1031   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: 1320   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 […]

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Hits: 1115   Question A function f is defined by  for . It is given that f is an increasing  function. Find the largest possible value of the constant a. Solution We are given that function f is increasing function. To test whether a function  is increasing or decreasing at a particular point , we  take derivative of a function […]

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Hits: 1271   Question The equation of a curve is  .       i.       Find the coordinates of the stationary point of the curve.    ii.       Find an expression for  and hence, or otherwise, determine the nature of the                                 stationary point.   iii.       Find the values of x […]

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Hits: 3077   Question a.   The first two terms of an arithmetic progression are 16 and 24. Find the least number of terms of  the progression which must be taken for their sum to exceed 20 000. b.   A geometric progression has a first term of 6 and a sum to infinity of 18. A new geometric  progression […]

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Hits: 1321   Question Find the set of values of k for which the equation  has distinct real roots. Solution We are given the equation; Standard form of quadratic equation is; Expression for discriminant of a quadratic equation is; If   ; Quadratic equation has two distinct real roots. If   ; Quadratic equation has no real roots. If   ; Quadratic equation […]

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Hits: 1065   Question The function f is defined by  for , .      i.        Find an expression for . The function g is defined by  for , where a is a constant.    ii.       Find the value of a for which .   iii.       Find the possible values of a given that the equation  has two equal roots. Solution      i. […]