# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | May-Jun | (P1-9709/13) | Q#8

Question i.       The tangent to the curve y = x3 − 9×2 + 24x − 12 at a point A is parallel to the line  y = 2 − 3x. Find the equation of the tangent at A.    ii.       The function f is defined by f(x) = x3 − 9×2 + 24x − 12 […]

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

Question The diagram shows part of the curve . The line y = 4 intersects the curve at  the points P and Q. i. Show that the tangents to the curve at P and Q meet at a point on the line y = x. ii. Find, showing all necessary working, the volume obtained when […]

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

Question     i.       Solve the equation  for .    ii.       Sketch, on the same diagram, the graphs of  and for  .   iii.       Use your answers to parts (i) and (ii) to find the set of values of x for   for which . Solution      i.   We have the equation; We know that ; Using […]

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

Question A curve is such that  and (2,5) is a point on the curve.     i.       Find the equation of the curve.    ii.       A point P moves along the curve in such a way that the y-coordinate is  increasing at a constant rate of 0.06 units per second. Find the rate of change of […]

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

Question Points A and B have coordinates (h, h) and (4h + 6, 5h) respectively. The equation of  the perpendicular bisector of AB is 3x + 2y = k. Find the values of the constants h  and k. Solution We are given that line AB has coordinates of the two points  and . We are […]

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

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 which g […]

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

Question The diagram shows points A and B on a circle with centre O and radius r. The  tangents to the circle at A and B meet at T. The shaded region is bounded by the  minor arc AB and the lines AT and BT. Angle AOB is  radians.      i.       In the case where […]

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

Question The diagram shows a three-dimensional shape. The base OAB is a horizontal  triangle in which angle AOB is 90o. The side OBCD is a rectangle and the side OAD  lies in a vertical plane. Unit vectors  and are parallel to OA and OB respectively  and the unit vector  is vertical. The position vectors of […]

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

Question The function f, is such that   for . It is given that  and .                             i.       Find the values of the constants a and b.                           ii.       Find the set of values of k for which the equation f(x) = k has no  solution. Solution i.   We are given the function as; We […]

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

Question A company producing salt from sea water changed to a new process. The amount of  salt obtained each week increased by 2% of the amount obtained in the preceding  week. It is given  that in the first week after the change the company obtained 8000  kg of salt. i. Find the amount of salt […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2018 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/11) | Q#2

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 i.   […]

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

Question The coefficient of  in the expansion of is 330. Find the value of  the constant a. Solution We can find the coefficient of in the expansion of given expression by finding  coefficients of in the expansion of individual terms of expression and then adding  them. Let us first find the coefficient of in the […]