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Question The diagram shows the curve  and points A(1,0) and B(5,2) lying on the curve. i.       Find the equation of the line AB, giving your answer in the form y=mx+c.    ii.       Find, showing all necessary working, the equation of the tangent to the curve which is parallel to AB.   iii.       Find the perpendicular distance between the line AB and the […]

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Question A curve has equation y=f(x) and it is given that , where a and b are positive  constants. i.       Find, in terms of a and b, the non-zero value of x for which the curve has a stationary point and  determine, showing all necessary working, the nature of the stationary point.    ii.       It is now given that the curve has […]

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Question The function f is such that  for , where k is a constant. Find the  largest value of k for which f is a decreasing function. Solution To test whether a function  is increasing or decreasing at a particular point , we  take derivative of a function at that point. If  , the function  is increasing. If  , […]

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  Question The diagram shows part of the curve  and the normal to the curve at the point P(2, 3).  This normal meets the x-axis at Q.      i.       Find the equation of the normal at P.    ii.       Find, showing all necessary working, the area of the shaded region. Solution i.   We are required to find the equation of the normal […]

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  Question A curve is such that .                    i.       Find the x-coordinate of each of the stationary point on the curve.                  ii.       Obtain an expression for  and hence or otherwise find the nature of each of the  stationary points.       […]

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  Question Points A and B lie on the curve . Point A has coordinates (4,7) and B is the  stationary point of the curve. The equation of a line L is , where m is a constant.                             i.       In the case where L passes through the mid-point of AB, find the value of m.                           ii.       Find the set of values of […]

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  Question Machines in a factory make cardboard cones of base radius r cm and vertical height h cm. The volume, V cm3, of such a cone is given by . The machines produce cones for which h+r=18.      i.       Show that .    ii.       Given that r can vary, find the non-zero value of r for which V has a […]

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  Question A function f is defined by  for . It is given that f is an increasing  function. Find the largest possible value of the constant a. Solution We are given that function f is increasing function. To test whether a function  is increasing or decreasing at a particular point , we  take derivative of a function at that […]

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  Question A curve has equation . Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the  point (4,0). Solution To find the equation of the line either we need coordinates of the two points on the line (Two-Point  form of Equation of Line) or coordinates of one point on the line and slope of the line […]

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  Question The function  is defined for . It is given that  has a minimum value when  and that . (i)          Find . It is now given that ,  and  are the first three terms respectively of an arithmetic progression. (ii)        Find the value of . (iii)       Find , and hence find the minimum value of . Solution […]

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  Question a.     Fig. 1 shows part of the curve  and the line y = h, where h is a constant.        (i)          The shaded region is rotated through 360o about the y-axis. Show that the volume of                         revolution, V, is given by     […]

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  Question The line 3y+x=25 is a normal to the curve y= x2 – 5x + k. Find the value of the constant k. Solution If a line  is normal to the curve , then product of their slopes  and  at that point (where line is normal to the curve) is; Therefore, by finding slopes of both the line and […]

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  Question The equation of a curve is  .       i.       Find the coordinates of the stationary point of the curve.    ii.       Find an expression for  and hence, or otherwise, determine the nature of the                                 stationary point.   iii.       Find the values of x at which […]

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  Question A curve has equation .      i.       Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point where the curve crosses the x-axis.     ii.       A point moves along the curve in such a way that the x-coordinate is increasing at a constant  rate of 0.04 units per second. Find the rate of change of the […]

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  Question The diagram shows the curve  defined for x>0. The curve has a minimum point at A and  crosses the x-axis at B and C. It is given that  and that the curve passes through the  point . i.       Find the x-coordinate of A. ii.       Find . iii.       Find the x-coordinates of B and C. iv.       Find, showing all necessary working, the […]

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  Question The point A(2,2) lies on the curve .                     i.       Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at A. The normal to the curve at A intersects the curve again at B.                   ii.       Find the coordinates of B. The tangents at A and B intersect each other at C.                  iii.        Find the coordinates of C. Solution […]

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  Question The function f is defined for  by .                     i.       Find  and . The first, second and third terms of a geometric progression are respectively ,   and .                   ii.       Find the value of the constant k. Solution      i.   We are given the function; Therefore; Rule for differentiation of  is: Therefore; Second derivative is the derivative of the […]

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  Question The diagram shows a water container in the form of an inverted pyramid, which is such that when  the height of the water level is h cm the surface of the water is a square of side  cm.      i.       Express the volume of water in the container in terms of h. [The volume of a pyramid having […]

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Question The diagram shows part of the curve .      i.       Find the equation of the normal to the curve at the point where x=1 in the form ,  where m and c are constants. The shaded region is bounded by the curve, the coordinate axes and the line x=1.    ii.       Find, showing all necessary working, the volume obtained when this […]

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  Question The horizontal base of a solid prism is an equilateral triangle of side x cm. The sides of the prism  are vertical. The height of the prism is h cm and the volume of the prism is 2000 cm3.      i.       Express h in terms of x and show that the total surface area of the prism, A […]