# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/12) | Q#11

Question The diagram shows part of the curve intersecting the x-axis at the origin O  and at . The line AB intersects the y-axis at B and has equation .     i.       Show that AB is the tangent to the curve at A.    ii.       Show that the area of the shaded region can be […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/12) | Q#10

Question The functions f and g are defined by  for  for . i.   a.   State the range of the function f. b.   State the range of the function g. c.   State the range of the function fg.    ii.       Explain why the function gf cannot be formed.   iii.       Find the set of values […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/12) | Q#9

Question A curve has equation  and a line has equation , where  is a constant. i.Find the set of values of  for which the curve and the line meet. ii.The line is a tangent to the curve for two particular values of . For each of these values find  the x-coordinate of the point at […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/12) | Q#8

Question A curve has equation . i.Find the x-coordinates of the stationary points. ii.Find . iii.Find, showing all necessary working, the nature of each stationary point. Solution i. We are required to find the coordinates of the stationary point of the curve. Coordinates of stationary point on the curve can be found from the derivative […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/12) | Q#7

Question Fig. 1 shows a rectangle with sides of 7 units and 3 units from which a triangular corner has been  removed, leaving a 5-sided polygon OABCD. The sides OA, AB, BC and DO have lengths of 7  units, 3 units, 3 units and 2 units respectively. Fig. 2 shows the polygon OABCD forming the  […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/12) | Q#6

Question The diagram shows a sector POQ of a circle of radius 10 cm and centre O. Angle POQ is 2.2  radians. QR is an arc of a circle with centre P and POR is a straight line.     i.       Show that the length of PQ is 17.8 cm, correct to 3 significant figures.    […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/12) | Q#5

Question a.   Express the equation  as a quadratic equation in  and hence solve the equation for . b.   The diagram shows part of the graph of , where  and  are constants and . Find the value of  and the value of . Solution a.     We are required to solve this quadratic equation for . […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/12) | Q#4

Question A straight line cuts the positive x-axis at A and the positive y-axis at B(0, 2). Angle radians, where O is the origin.      i.       Find the exact value of the x-coordinate of A.    ii.       Find the equation of the perpendicular bisector of AB, giving your answer in the form y = mx […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/12) | Q#3

Question On a certain day, the height of a young bamboo plant was found to be 40 cm. After  exactly one day its height was found to be 41.2 cm. Two different models are used to  predict its height exactly 60 days after it was first measured. ·       Model A assumes that the daily amount […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/12) | Q#2

Question      i.       Find the coefficients of  and  in the expansion of .    ii.       Hence find the coefficient of  in the expansion of . Solution i.   Expression for the general term in the Binomial expansion of  is: First we rewrite the expression in the standard form; In the given case: Hence; Since we […]