Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2019 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/22) | Q#8

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 […]

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

Question A curve is defined by the parametric equations for .       i.       Find the exact gradient of the curve at the point for which .    ii.       Find the value of at the point where the gradient of the curve is 2, giving the value correct to 3 significant figures. Solution      i. […]

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Question a.   Show that b.   Find the exact value of Show all necessary working. Solution a.     We are required to show; Rule for integration of  is: Division Rule; Power Rule; b.     We are required to find; Since , we can rearrange to write; Rule for integration of  is: Rule for integration of  is: […]

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

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 […]

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Question The sequence of values converges to the value .      i.       Use the iterative formula to find the value of correct to 4 significant figures.  Give the result of each iteration to 6 significant figures.    ii.       State an equation satisfied by and hence determine the exact value of . Solution      i.   […]

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

Question The variables x and y satisfy the equation y = Kxa, where K and a are constants. The  graph of ln y against ln x is a straight line passing through the points (0.22,  3.96) and (1.32, 2.43), as shown in the diagram. Find the values of K and a, correct to 3 significant […]

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

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

Question The polynomial f(x) is defined by Find the quotient and remainder when f(x) is divided by . Solution Hence quotient is and remainder is .