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Hits: 259 Question The one-one function f is defined by  for , where c is a  constant.   i.       State the smallest possible value of c. In parts (ii) and (iii) the value of c is 4.    ii.       Find an expression for  and state the domain of .   iii.       Solve the equation , […]

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Hits: 32 Question Express 3×2 − 12x + 7 in the form a(x + b)2 + c, where a, b and c are constants.  Solution We have the expression; We use method of “completing square” to obtain the desired form. Next we complete the square for the terms which involve . We have the algebraic […]

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Hits: 539 Question The function is defined by  for .      i.       Express   in the form , where a and b are constants.    ii.       State the coordinates of the stationary point on the curve y = f(x). The function is defined by  for .   iii.       State the smallest value of k for […]

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Hits: 247 Question The equation of a curve is  , where  is a constant.     i.       Find the set of values of  for which the whole of the curve lies above the x-axis.    ii.       Find the value of  for which the line y + 2x = 7 is a tangent to the curve. Solution […]

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Hits: 464 Question The curve with equation  passes through the origin.     i.       Show that the curve has no stationary points.    ii.       Denoting the gradient of the curve by m, find the stationary value of m and  determine its nature. Solution i.   We are required to show that curve has no stationary points. […]

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Hits: 63 Question                     i.       Solve the equation                   ii.       Hence, using logarithms, solve the equation giving the answer correct to 3 significant figures. Solution SOLVING EQUALITION: PIECEWISE      i.   Let, . We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases;  OR We have the equation; We have to consider […]

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Hits: 53 Question The polynomial  is defined by where  and  are constants. It is given that  is a factor of and that  remainder is 27 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: 52   Question      i.       Solve the inequality .    ii.       Hence find the greatest integer 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 to […]

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Hits: 35 Question The polynomial  is defined by where  is a constant. It is given that  is a factor of     i.       Find the value of a .    ii.       Using this value of a, factorise completely.    iii.       Hence solve the equation , giving the answer correct to 2 significant figures. Solution      i.   […]

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Hits: 41 Question      i.       Solve the inequality .    ii.       Hence find the largest integer n 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: 17 Question The polynomial  is defined by where  is a constant. It is given that  is a factor of .     i.       Find the value of  .    ii.       Using this value of a, factorise  completely.   iii.       Hence solve the equation , giving the answer correct to 2 significant  figures. Solution      i. […]

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Hits: 20 Question      i.       Solve the inequality .    ii.       Hence find the largest integer n 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: 22 Question      i.       Solve the equation .    ii.       Hence solve the equation , giving the answer correct to 3  significant figures. Solution i.   SOLVING EQUATION: PIECEWISE Let, . We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases;  OR We have the equation; We have to consider both […]

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Hits: 48 Question      i.       Solve the equation .    ii.       Hence solve the equation , giving the answer correct to 3  significant figures. Solution i.   SOLVING EQUATION: PIECEWISE Let, . We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases;  OR We have the equation; We have to consider both […]

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Hits: 195 Question     i.       Find the quotient when   is divided by  ,  and show  that the remainder is 5.    ii.       Show that the equation  has exactly one real root. Solution      i.   Hence quotient is and remainder is .    ii.   We are required to show that following equation has exactly […]

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Hits: 34 Question Given that satisfies the equation find the value of Solution SOLVING EQUALITION: PIECEWISE Let, . We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases;  OR We have the equation; We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases; This cannot be solved. Hence, the […]

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Hits: 58 Question     i.       Use the factor theorem to show that (2x+3) is a factor of    ii.       Show that the equation  can be expressed as   iii.       Solve the equation For . Solution      i.   We are given that; We are also given that is a factor of . When a polynomial, […]

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Hits: 22 Question Given that , find the value of 3x and hence, using logarithms, find the  value of x correct to 4 significant figures. Solution We are given that; Let ; Now we have two options. Since ; Taking logarithm of both sides; Since logarithm of negative number is nt possible, only possible solution […]