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Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2017 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/13) | Q#9

Hits: 1610 Question Relative to an origin O, the position vectors of points A, B and C are given by and A fourth point, D, is such that the magnitudes ,  and  are the first, second and third  terms respectively of a geometric progression.  i.       Find the magnitudes ,  and . ii.       Given that D is a point lying on […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2017 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/12) | Q#9

Hits: 1098   Question The diagram shows a trapezium OABC in which OA is parallel to CB. The position vectors of A and  B relative to the origin O are given by and                           i.       Show that angle OAB is 90o. The magnitude of  is three times the […]

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Hits: 908   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 […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2017 | May-Jun | (P1-9709/13) | Q#4

Hits: 684   Question Relative to an origin O, the position vectors of points A, B and C are given by and The point P lies on AB and is such that . i.       Find the position vector of P. ii.       Find the distance OP. iii.       Determine whether OP is perpendicular to AB. Justify your answer. Solution      i.   We are […]

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Hits: 785   Question Relative to an origin , the position vectors of points A and B are given by and where p and q are constants.      i.       In the case where , use a scalar product to find angle AOB.    ii.       In the case where  is parallel to , find the values of p and q. Solution      i. […]

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Hits: 664   Question Relative to an origin , the position vectors of points A and B are given by and i.       Use a scalar product to find angle OAB. ii.       Find the area of triangle OAB. Solution      i.   It is evident that angle OAB is between  and . We are given that; and Next, we need scalar/dot product of  and . […]

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Hits: 807   Question Relative to an origin O, the position vectors of points A and B are given by and and angle AOB=90o. i.       Find the value of . The point C is such that .    ii.       Find the unit vector in the direction of . Solution      i.   It is evident that angle AOB is between  and . […]