# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/23) | Q#5

Question It is given that     i.       Show that    ii.       Use an iterative formula based on the equation in part (i) to find the value of a correct to 3  decimal places. Give the result of each iteration to 5 decimal places. Solution      i.   We are given that; Rule for integration of […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/23) | Q#3

Question The parametric equations of a curve are Find the equation of the tangent to the curve when t = 0 giving your answer in the form ax + by + c =  0, where a, b and c are integers. Solution We are required to find the equation of tangent to the curve at […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/23) | Q#1

Question Find the exact value of giving the answer in the form ln k. Solution We are required to find the exact value of Rule for integration of  is: This integral is valid only when . Division Rule; Power Rule;

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/22) | Q#5

Question Find the x-coordinates of the stationary points of the following curves:      i.      ii.   Solution      i.   First we are required to find the x-coordinate of the stationary points of the following curve. A stationary point on the curve is the point where gradient of the curve is equal to […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/22) | Q#3

Question The variables x and y satisfy the equation y = Kxm, where K and m are constants. The graph of ln y  against ln x is a straight line passing through the points (0.22, 3.96) and (1.32, 2.43), as shown in  the diagram. Find the values of K and m, correct to 2 significant […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#5

Question      i.       Find    ii.       Find the exact value of Solution      i.   We are required find; We know that;  Therefore; Hence; Rule for integration of  is: Rule for integration of  is: Rule for integration of  is: Rule for integration of  is:        ii.   We are required to find […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#4

Question      i.       By sketching a suitable pair of graphs, show that the equation has exactly one real root .    ii.       Verify by calculation that 4.5 < < 5.0. iii.       Use the iterative formula to find correct to 2 decimal places. Give the result  of each iteration to 4 decimal places. Solution […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/23) | Q#7

Question A.  Find the gradient of the curve At the point (1,1). B.  The parametric equations of a curve are Find the gradient of the curve at the point (−3, 3). Solution A.    We are given equation of the curve as; We are required to find expression for gradient of the curve. Gradient (slope) […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/23) | Q#4

Question The diagram shows the curve  and its minimum point M.      i.       Show that the x-coordinate of M is .    ii.       The region shaded in the diagram is enclosed by the curve and the lines ,   and  . Use integration to show that the area of the shaded region is . Solution      […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#7

Question A.  Find the gradient of the curve At the point (1,1). B.  The parametric equations of a curve are Find the gradient of the curve at the point (−3, 3). Solution A.    We are given equation of the curve as; We are required to find expression for gradient of the curve. Gradient (slope) […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#4

Question The diagram shows the curve  and its minimum point M.      i.       Show that the x-coordinate of M is .    ii.       The region shaded in the diagram is enclosed by the curve and the lines ,   and  . Use integration to show that the area of the shaded region is . […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/21) | Q#5

Question i.       Given that show that the positive constant a satisfies the equation    ii.       Use an iterative formula, , with  to find the value of correct to 3 decimal places. Give the result of each iteration to 5 decimal places. Solution      i.  We are given that; Rule for integration of  is: Rule for […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/21) | Q#2

Question The variables x and y satisfy the equation where A and p are constants. The graph of against x is a straight line passing through the  points (2,1.60) and (5, 2.92) as shown in the diagram. Find the values of A and p correct to 2  significant figures. Solution We are given; Taking natural […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/23) | Q#2

Question      i.       Solve the equation .    ii.       Hence, using logarithms, solve the equation , giving the answer correct to  3 significant figures. Solution i.   SOLVING EQUATION: PIECEWISE Let, . We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases;  OR We have the equation; We have […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/22) | Q#1

Question      i.       Solve the equation .    ii.       Hence, using logarithms, solve the equation , giving the answer correct to 3  significant figures. Solution     SOLVING EQUATION: ALGEBRAICALLY i.   Let, . We can write it as; We have to consider two separate cases; When When We have the equation; It […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/21) | Q#1

Question Use logarithms to solve the equation 5x+3 = 7x−1 giving the answer correct to 3 significant figures. Solution We are given; Taking natural logarithm of both sides; Power Rule;

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/23) | Q#1

Question      i.       Use logarithms to solve the equation 2x = 205, giving the answer correct to 3 significant figures.    ii.       Hence determine the number of integers n satisfying Solution i.   We are required to solve the equation; Taking natural logarithm of both sides; Power Rule; ii.   We are […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/22) | Q#1

Question      i.       Use logarithms to solve the equation 2x = 205, giving the answer correct to 3 significant figures.    ii.       Hence determine the number of integers n satisfying Solution i.   We are required to solve the equation; Taking natural logarithm of both sides; Power Rule; ii.   We are […]

# Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2015 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/21) | Q#1

Question      i.       Solve the equation .    ii.       Hence, using logarithms, solve the equation , giving the answer  correct to 3 significant figures. Solution i.   SOLVING EQUATION: PIECEWISE Let, . We have to consider both moduli separately and it leads to following cases;  OR We have the equation; We have […]