Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2017 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/21) | Q#8

Question The diagram shows the curve with equation The curve crosses the x-axis at the point P and has a minimum point M.      i. Find the gradient of the curve at the point P.    ii. Find the exact coordinates of the point M. Solution      i.   We are required to find the […]

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Question The parametric equations of a curve are      i.       Find  and use division to show that  can be written in the form , where a and b are  constants to be found.    ii.       The straight line x − 2y + 9 = 0 is the normal to the curve at the point P. […]

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Question The diagram shows the curve  for . The shaded region is bounded by the  curve and the lines , and y = 0.      i.       Use the trapezium rule with two intervals to find an approximation to the area of the shaded  region, giving your answer correct to 3 significant figures.     ii.       Find […]

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Question i.       Express  in the form , where  and , giving the  value of  correct to 2 decimal places.    ii.       Hence solve the equation for . Solution      i.   We are given the expression; We are required to write it in the form; If  and are positive, then; can be written in the […]

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Question The sequence of values given by the iterative formula With initial value , converges to .      i.       Determine the value of correct to 2 decimal places, giving the result of each iteration to 4  decimal places.    ii.       Determine the exact value of . Solution      i.   If we can write the […]

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  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 following with […]