Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2008 | Oct-Nov | (P2-9709/02) | Q#2

Question The polynomial , where a is a constant, is denoted by . It is given that is a factor of . i.       Find the value of  .    ii.       When  has this value, factorise  completely. Solution      i.  We are given that;    We are also given that is a factor […]

Past Papers’ Solutions | Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) | AS & A level | Mathematics 9709 | Pure Mathematics 2 (P2-9709/02) | Year 2008 | May-Jun | (P2-9709/02) | Q#4

Question The polynomial , where a and b are constants, is denoted by . It is given that    is a factor of , and that when  is divided by   the remainder is 5. Find  the values of  and . Solution We are given that; We are also given that is a factor of […]