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#7

Question The equation of a curve is      i.       Show that;    ii.       Find the x-coordinate of each stationary point of the curve in the interval . Give each answer correct to 3 significant figures. Solution      i.   We are required to show that; We are given; We utilize Quotient Rule to differentiate. If […]

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#6

Question     i.       Express  in the form , where  and . Give the  value of  correct to 2 decimal places.    ii.       Hence solve the equation for .   iii.       State the greatest and least values of as  varies. Solution      i.   We are given the expression; We are required to write it in […]

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  Question      i.       Show that the exact value of    ii.   The diagram shows the curve  for . The shaded region is bounded by the  curve and the lines ,  and . Find the exact volume of the solid obtained when  the shaded region is rotated completely about the x-axis. Solution      i.   We […]

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Question The diagram shows the curve with parametric equations for .     i.       Show that .    ii.       Find the equation of the tangent to the curve at the point where the curve crosses the positive y-axis. Give the answer in the form y = mx +c. Solution      i.   We are required to […]

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Question The polynomial  is defined by where  is a constant. It is given that  is a factor of     i.       Use the factor theorem to show that .    ii.       When ;           a.  Factorise p(x) completely,           b.  Solve the equation  for . Solution      i. […]

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  Question The parametric equations of a curve are for .  The curve crosses the x-axis at points B and D and the stationary points are A and C, as shown in the diagram. i.       Show that .    ii.       Find the values of t at A and C, giving each answer correct to 3 […]

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  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 […]

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Question      i.       Express in the form , where  and , Give the  value of correct to 2 decimal places.    ii.       Hence solve the equation for .   iii.       Determine the least value of  as  varies. Solution      i.   We are given the expression; We are required to write it in the form; […]

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Question The diagram shows part of the curve and its point of intersection P with the x-axis.      i.       Find the exact x-coordinate of P.    ii.       Show that the equation of the curve can be written and use integration to find the exact area of the shaded region enclosed by the curve and the […]

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Question It is given that  is an acute angle measured in degrees such that     i.       Find the value of .    ii.       Use an appropriate formula to find the exact value of . Solution      i.  We are given that; We know that; Therefore; Let ; then, Now we have two options. Since ; […]

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Question The diagram shows part of the curve and its point of intersection P with the x-axis.      i.       Find the exact x-coordinate of P.    ii.       Show that the equation of the curve can be written and use integration to find the exact area of the shaded region enclosed by the curve and the […]

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Question It is given that  is an acute angle measured in degrees such that     i.       Find the value of .    ii.       Use an appropriate formula to find the exact value of . Solution      i.  We are given that; We know that; Therefore; Let ; then, Now we have two options. Since ; […]

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Question     i.       Prove that  .    ii.       Hence A.  Solve the equation  for . B.  Find the exact value of Solution      i.  We are given that;   provided that   provided that    ii.  a.  We are required to solve the equation; As demonstrated in (i); Hence;   provided that Now we have […]

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Question a.   Show that the equation  can be expressed as and hence solve the equation  for . b.     The diagram shows part of the graph of , where a and b are constants. The graph  crosses the x-axis at the point  and the y-axis at the point ,. Find c and d in  terms of a and b. […]

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Question      i.       Prove the identity .    ii.       Hence solve the equation  for . Solution i.   We are given the identity; We have the relation; Therefore; We have the trigonometric identity; It can be rearranged as; Hence; We have the algebraic identity; Therefore, we can write; ii.   We are required to solve following equation. From (i), we know that left hand […]

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Question The diagram shows a circle with centre A and radius r. Diameters CAD and BAE are perpendicular  to each other. A larger circle has centre B and passes through C and D.      i.       Show that the radius of the larger circle is .    ii.       Find the area of the shaded region in terms of . Solution i.   […]

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Question      i.       Show that the equation  can be expressed as     ii.       Hence solve the equation  for . Solution i.   We are given that; Since ; We have the trigonometric identity; From this we can write; Therefore; ii.   We are required to solve the equation  for . From (i), we know that; Therefore; Let ; Since; We have two […]

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Question In the diagram, OAB is a sector of a circle with centre O and radius r. The point C on OB is such  that angle ACO is a right angle. Angle AOB is  radians and is such that AC divides the sector into  two regions of equal area.     i.       Show that   It is given […]