Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/23) | Q#7

    Question The diagram shows the curve and its maximum point M.      i.       Find the exact coordinates of M.    ii.       Use the trapezium rule with three intervals to estimate the value of giving your answer correct to 2 decimal places. Solution      i.   We are required to find the […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/22) | Q#8

  Question The diagram shows the curve , for . The point  lies on the curve. i.       Show that the normal to the curve at Q passes through the point .    ii.       Find .   iii.       Hence evaluate Solution      i.   If a point P(x,y) lies on a line (or […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/22) | Q#6

    Question The curve with equation intersects the line y = x + 1 at the point P.      i.       Verify by calculation that the x-coordinate of P lies between 1.4 and 1.6.    ii.       Show that the x-coordinate of P satisfies the equation   iii.       Use the iterative formula with […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/22) | Q#4

  Question The parametric equations of a curve are for t > 2.      i.       Show that in terms of t.      ii.       Find the coordinates of the only point on the curve at which the gradient of the curve is equal  to 0. Solution      i.   We are required to find […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#8

  Question The diagram shows the curve , for . The point  lies on the curve.     i.       Show that the normal to the curve at Q passes through the point .    ii.       Find .   iii.       Hence evaluate Solution      i.   If a point P(x,y) lies on a line […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#6

    Question The curve with equation intersects the line y = x + 1 at the point P.      i.       Verify by calculation that the x-coordinate of P lies between 1.4 and 1.6.    ii.       Show that the x-coordinate of P satisfies the equation   iii.       Use the iterative formula with […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#4

  Question The parametric equations of a curve are for t > 2.      i.       Show that in terms of t.      ii.       Find the coordinates of the only point on the curve at which the gradient of the curve is equal  to 0. Solution      i.   We are required to find […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/23) | Q#5

  Question The equation of a curve y=x3e-x.      i.       Show that the curve has a stationary point where x = 3.    ii.       Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point where x = 1. Solution      i.   We are required to show that the curve has […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#5

    Question The equation of a curve y=x3e-x.      i.       Show that the curve has a stationary point where x = 3.    ii.       Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point where x = 1. Solution      i.   We are required to show that the curve […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/23) | Q#1

    Question Solve the inequality . Solution SOLVING INEQUALITY: PIECEWISE Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider two separate cases; When When We have the inequality; It can be written as; We have to consider two separate cases; When When Therefore the inequality will hold for ; SOLVING INEQUALITY: ALGEBRAICALLY […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/22) | Q#1

  Question Solve the inequality . Solution SOLVING INEQUALITY: PIECEWISE Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases; When If then above four intervals translate to following with their corresponding inequality; When When When If then above four intervals translate to following with […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#1

  Question Solve the inequality . Solution SOLVING INEQUALITY: PIECEWISE Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases; When If then above four intervals translate to following with their corresponding inequality; When When When If then above four intervals translate to following with […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/23) | Q#3

  Question Solve the inequality . Solution SOLVING INEQUALITY: PIECEWISE Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases; When If then above four intervals translate to following with their corresponding inequality; When When When If then above four intervals translate to following with […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#3

  Question Solve the inequality . Solution SOLVING INEQUALITY: PIECEWISE Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases; When If then above four intervals translate to following with their corresponding inequality; When When When If then above four intervals translate to following with […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2010 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/21) | Q#1

    Question Solve the inequality . Solution SOLVING INEQUALITY: PIECEWISE Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider two separate cases; When When We have the inequality; It can be written as; We have to consider two separate cases; When When Therefore the inequality will hold for ; SOLVING INEQUALITY: ALGEBRAICALLY […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/13) | Q#4

  Question i.       Sketch the curve  for . ii.       By adding a suitable straight line to your sketch, determine the number of real roots of the equation State the equation of the straight line. Solution i.   We are required to sketch  for ; We can sketch the graph of  for  as follows. We can find the points of the graph as follows. ii.   […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/12) | Q#6

  Question A curve has equation  and a line has equation , where  is a non-zero constant.     i.       Find the set of values of  for which the curve and the line have no common points.    ii.       State the value of  for which the line is a tangent to the curve and, for this case, find the coordinates of the […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2010 | May-Jun | (P1-9709/13) | Q#8

Question The diagram shows a rhombus ABCD in which the point A is (−1, 2), the point C is (5, 4) and the point B lies on the y-axis. Find      i.       the equation of the perpendicular bisector of AC,    ii.       the coordinates of B and D,   iii.       the area of the rhombus. Solution i.   Consider the diagram below. It is evident that […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2010 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/13) | Q#11

Question The diagram shows parts of the curves  and  and their points of intersection  and . The x-coordinates of  and  are and  respectively.     i.       Show that  and  are roots of the equation . Solve this equation and hence state the value of  and the value of .    ii.       Find the area of the shaded region between the two curves. […]