Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2009 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/12) | Q#10

Question i.       The diagram shows the line  and the curve , which intersect at the points A and B. Find a.   the x-coordinates of A and B, b.   the equation of the tangent to the curve at B, c.   the acute angle, in degrees correct to 1 decimal place, between this tangent and the line .    ii.       Determine […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2009 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/12) | Q#7

Question A piece of wire of length 50 cm is bent to form the perimeter of a sector POQ of a circle. The radius of the circle is r cm and the angle POQ is q radians (see diagram). i.       Express  in terms of r and show that the area, Acm2, of the sector is given by    .    […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2009 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/11) | Q#7

Question The equation of a curve is . i.       Obtain an expression for .    ii.       Find the equation of the normal to the curve at the point P(1, 3).   iii.       A point is moving along the curve in such a way that the x-coordinate is increasing at a constant rate of 0.012 units per second. Find the rate of change of […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2009 | Oct-Nov | (P1-9709/11) | Q#6

Question A curve is such that , where k is a constant.     i.       Given that the tangents to the curve at the points where  and  are perpendicular, find the value of .    ii.       Given also that the curve passes through the point (4, 9), find the equation of the curve. Solution      i.   If two lines are perpendicular […]

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Question The equation of a curve is .     i.       Find the coordinates of the stationary point on the curve and determine its nature.    ii.       Find the area of the region enclosed by the curve, the x-axis and the lines    and . Solution      i.   Coordinates of stationary point on the curve  can be found from the derivative of equation […]

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Question The diagram shows the curve  for . The curve has a maximum point at A and a minimum point on the x-axis at B. The normal to the curve at C (2, 2) meets the normal to the curve at B at the point D. i.       Find the coordinates of A and B.    ii.       Find the equation of the normal […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 1 (P1-9709/01) | Year 2009 | May-Jun | (P1-9709/01) | Q#9

Question The diagram shows part of the curve . i.       Find the gradient of the curve at the point where .    ii.       Find the volume obtained when the shaded region is rotated through 360o about the x-axis, giving your answer in terms of . Solution      i.   Gradient (slope) of the curve at the particular point is the derivative of […]