C4 : SERIES and SEQUENCES

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1)

(a) Expand (1 + 3x)−2, x < simplifying each term.

1 3

, in ascending powers of x up to and including the term in x3, (4)

x +4 (b) Hence, or otherwise, find the first three terms in the expansion of as a series in (1 + 3 x) 2

ascending powers of x. (4) [Edexcel Jan 03 Qu4]

2) Given that

3 +5 x A B ≡ + , (1 +3 x )(1 −x ) 1 +3 x 1 −x

(a) find the values of the constants A and B. (3) (b) Hence, or otherwise, find the series expansion in ascending powers of x, up to and including the term in x2, of
3+ 5x . (1 + 3 x )(1 −x )

(5) (c) State, with a reason, whether your series expansion in part (b) is valid for x =
1 2

.

(2) [Edexcel June 04 Qu 5]

3)

f(x) = (3 + 2 x) 2 (1 − x) , x < 1 Find the series expansion of f(x) in ascending powers of x up to and including the term in x2. Give each coefficient as a simplified fraction. (7) [Edexcel June 03 Qu8]

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