Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2018 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#7

  Question The diagram shows the curve with equation  for . At  the points P and Q on the curve, the gradient of the curve is 3.      i.     Find an expression for .    ii.     By first expressing  in the form , where R > 0 and ,  find the x-coordinates of […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2018 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#6

Question The diagram shows the curve  for . The region R is  bounded by the curve, the axes and the line .      i.       Use the trapezium rule with two intervals to find an approximation to the area of  R, giving your answer correct to 3 significant figures.    ii.       The region R is rotated […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2018 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#5

Question A curve has parametric equations      i.       Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the origin.    ii.       Find the coordinates of the stationary point, giving each coordinate correct to 2  decimal places. Solution i.   We are required to find the equation of tangent to the curve at the origin. […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2018 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#4

  Question The diagram shows the curve with equation . The curve crosses the x-axis at points with coordinates  and .      i.       Use the factor theorem to show that (x +2) is a factor of    ii.       Show that satisfies an equation of the form , and state the  values of p and q. […]

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  Question Solve the equation  for . Solution We are given;   provided that   provided that We have the trigonometric identity; Let , then; For a quadratic equation , the expression for solution is; Where  is called discriminant. If , the equation will have two distinct roots. If , the equation will have two […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2018 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#1

Question      i.       Solve the equation .    ii.       Hence, using logarithms, solve the equation , giving the answer correct to 3 significant figures. Solution i.   SOLVING INEQUALITY: 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 […]