Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2005 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/02) | Q#6

    Question The diagram shows the part of the curve  for . The curve cuts the x-axis at A and  its maximum point is M.      i.       Write down the coordinates of A.    ii.       Show that the x-coordinate of M is e, and write down the y-coordinate of M in terms […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2006 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/02) | Q#7

    Question      i.       Given that y = tan 2x, find .    ii.       Hence, or otherwise, show that and, by using an appropriate trigonometrical identity, find the exact value of   iii.       Use the identity cos 4x ≡ 2cos2 2x − 1 to find the exact value of Solution      […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2006 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/02) | Q#6

    Question The diagram shows the part of the curve  for , and its minimum point M.      i.       Find the coordinates of M.    ii.       Use the trapezium rule with 2 intervals to estimate the value of Giving your answer correct to 1 decimal place.   iii.       State, with a reason, whether the […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2006 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/02) | Q#7

Question      i.       Differentiate ln(2x + 3).    ii.       Hence, or otherwise, show that   iii.       Find the quotient and remainder when 4×2 + 8x is divided by 2x + 3.   iv.       Hence show that Solution      i.   We are required to find; If we define , then derivative […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2006 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/02) | Q#5

  Question The equation of a curve is 3×2 + 2xy + y2 = 6. It is given that there are two points on the curve where the tangent is parallel to the x-axis. i.       Show by differentiation that, at these points, y = −3x. ii.       Hence find the coordinates of the two […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2006 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/02) | Q#3

   Question The equation of a curve is y = x + 2cos x. Find the x-coordinates of the stationary points of the  curve for 0 ≤ x ≤ 2π, and determine the nature of each of these stationary points. Solution We are required to find the x-coordinates of stationary points of the curve. A […]