# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2019 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#7

Question a.                                 i.       Express  in the form , where and  .                           ii.       Hence find the smallest positive value of satisfying the equation  b.  Solve the equation for , showing all necessary working and giving the answers correct to 2  decimal places. Solution      i.   We are given the expression; We are required […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2019 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#6

Question The diagram shows the curve with parametric equations  ,    for 0 ≤ t ≤ 2. At the point P on the curve, the y-coordinate is 1.     i.       Show that the value of t at the point P satisfies the equation .    ii.       Use the iterative formula  with t1 =0.7 to […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2019 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#5

Question i.       Find the quotient and remainder when is divided by .    ii.       Hence find the exact value of giving the answer in the form where k and a are constants. Solution      i.   Hence quotient is and remainder is .    ii.   We are required to solve; When a polynomial, , […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2019 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#4

Question a.   Find the exact value of Show all necessary working. b.  Use the trapezium rule with two intervals to find an approximation to Solution a.     We are required to show; We know that , therefore; Rule for integration of  is: Rule for integration of  is: Rule for integration of  is: Rule for integration […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2019 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#3

Question Find the exact coordinates of the stationary point of the curve with equation Solution We are required to find the exact coordinates of the stationary point of the curve. A stationary point on the curve is the point where gradient of the curve is  equal to zero; Therefore, we find the expression for […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2019 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#2

Question      i.       Solve the equation .    ii.       Hence solve the equation , giving the answer correct to 3  significant figures. Solution i.   SOLVING EQUATION: 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 moduli separately […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2019 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#1

Question The polynomial  is defined by where  and  are constants. Given that  is a factor of , express in terms of . Solution We are given that; We are also given that is a factor of . When a polynomial, , is divided by , and  is factor of , then the  remainder is ZERO […]