# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2016 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/13) | Q#2

Question The coefficient of  in the expansion of  is 100. Find the value of the constant  a. Solution We can find the coefficient of  in the expansion of given expression by finding coefficients of  in  the expansion of individual terms of expression and then adding them. Let us first find the coefficient of  in the expansion of . We are given […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2016 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/12) | Q#4

Question In the expansion of , the coefficient of x is 7. Find the value of the constant n and hence find the coefficient of . Solution Binomial Theorem states that if  is a natural number; First we expand  . In the given case: Hence;   We will have the given product as; We consider only the terms containing ; We are […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2016 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/11) | Q#2

Question Find the term independent of  in the expansion of . Solution Expression for the Binomial expansion of  is: In the given case: Hence;         The term independent of  in the expansion of is .

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2016 | May-Jun | (P1-9709/13) | Q#1

Question Find the coefficient of  in the expansion of .   Solution We are given expression as; Expression for the general term in the Binomial expansion of  is: In the given case: Hence; Since we are looking for the terms with  i.e. : we can  equate; Now we can find the term with; Substituting ; Hence the coefficient of the term containing  is 90.

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2016 | May-Jun | (P1-9709/12) | Q#4

Question Find the term independent of  in the expansion of      i.             ii.        Solution i.   Expression for the general term in the Binomial expansion of  is: In the given case : Hence; Since we are looking for the coefficient of the term independent of  i.e. , so we can  equate Hence, substituting ; Becomes; Hence coefficient of the term […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2016 | May-Jun | (P1-9709/11) | Q#1

Question Find the term independent of  in the expansion of . . Solution Expression for the general term in the Binomial expansion of  is: In the given case: Hence; Since we are looking for the coefficient of the term independent of  i.e. , so we can  equate Hence, substituting ; Becomes; Hence coefficient of the term independent of  i.e.  is .

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2016 | Feb-Mar | (P1-9709/12) | Q#1

Question      i.       Find the coefficients of  and  in the expansion of .    ii.       It is given that, when  is expanded, there is no term in . Find the value of the constant . Solution i.   Expression for the general term in the Binomial expansion of  is: First we rewrite the expression in the standard form; In the […]