Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2009 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/22) | Q#7

  Question The diagram shows the curve y = x2 cos x, for , and its maximum point M.     i.       Show by differentiation that the x-coordinate of M satisfies the equation    ii.       Verify by calculation that this equation has a root (in radians) between 1 and 1.2.   iii.       Use […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2009 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/22) | Q#4

    Question The parametric equations of a curve are  ,  ,     i.       Show that .    ii.       Hence find the exact value of t at the point on the curve at which the gradient is 2. Solution      i.   We are given that; We are required to show that . […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2009 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#6

    Question The curve with equation y = x ln x has one stationary point. i.       Find the exact coordinates of this point, giving your answers in terms of e. ii.       Determine whether this point is a maximum or a minimum point. 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 2009 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/02) | Q#8

    Question a)   Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point where . b)                  i.       Find the value of the constant A such that           ii.       Hence show that Solution a.     We are given that curve with equation  and […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2009 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/02) | Q#7

    Question The diagram shows the curve and its minimum point M.      i.       Find the exact coordinates of M.    ii.       Show that the curve intersects the line y = 20 at the point whose x-coordinate is the root of  the equation   iii.       Use the iterative formula with initial […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2009 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/02) | Q#4

    Question The parametric equations of a curve are x = 4 sin θ , y = 3 – 2 cos 2θ , where . Express  in terms of θ, simplifying your answer as far as possible. Solution We are required to express that   in terms of θ for the parametric equations given below; […]