Past Papers’ Solutions  Edexcel  AS & A level  Mathematics  Core Mathematics 1 (C16663/01)  Year 2007  June  Q#9
Question
The curve C has equation y= f(x) passes through the point (5,65).
Given that;
a. Use integration to find f(x).
b. Hence show that
c. In the space provided on page 17, sketch C, showing the coordinates of the points where C crosses the xaxis.
Solution
a.
We are required to find f(x), when;
We are also given that the curve passes through the point (5,65).
Clearly it is the case of finding equation from its derivative.
We can find equation of the curve from its derivative through integration;
For the given case;
Rule for integration of is:
Rule for integration of is:
Rule for integration of is:
If a point lies on the curve , we can find out value of . We substitute values of and in the equation obtained from integration of the derivative of the curve i.e. .
We are also given that the curve passes through the point (5,65).
Therefore, substituting given values of y and x.
Hence, above equation obtained from integration can now be written as;
b.
We have found in (a);
c.
We are required to sketch curve C for which we have found equation in (a) as;
It is a cubic function.
ü Find the sign of the coefficient of . This gives the shape of the graph at the extremities.
ü Find the point where the graph crosses yaxis by finding the value of when .
ü Find the point(s) where the graph crosses the xaxis by finding the value of when . If there is repeated root the graph will touch the xaxis.
ü Calculate the values of for some value of . The is particularly useful in determining the quadrant in which the graph might turn close to the yaxis.
ü Complete the sketch of the graph by joining the sections.
Sketch should show the main features of the graph and also, where possible, values where the graph intersects coordinate axes.
The given cubic function has positive coefficient of .
Therefore, the function increases from left to right along xaxis.
Next we need to find the ycrossing of the function which is also called yintercept.
The point at which curve (or line) intercepts yaxis, the value of . So we can find the value of coordinate by substituting in the equation of the curve (or line).
We have found in (b) that given equation of the curve C can be written as;
In this equation we substitute ;
Hence, yintercept of curve C has coordinates (0,0).
Now we find xcrossing of curve C which is also called xintercept.
The point at which curve (or line) intercepts xaxis, the value of . So we can find the value of coordinate by substituting in the equation of the curve (or line).
In equation of curve C we substitute ;
We have three options now.












Therefore, the curve C intersects the xaxis at 03 points with coordinates (0,0), and (4,0).
We can now sketch the graph of the curve C as shown below.
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