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Last Edited by September 14, 2010
Abstract
This is a document which shows all the STPM questions from year 2002 to year 2009 using
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A
T
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Contents
1 PAPER 1 QUESTIONS 2
STPM 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
STPM 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
STPM 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
STPM 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
STPM 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
STPM 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
STPM 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
STPM 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2 PAPER 2 QUESTIONS 14
STPM 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
STPM 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
STPM 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
STPM 2005 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
STPM 2006 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
STPM 2007 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
STPM 2008 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
STPM 2009 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
3 PAPER 1 ANSWER 33
STPM 2002 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
STPM 2003 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
STPM 2004 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong
1 PAPER 1 QUESTIONS
STPM 2002
1. The function f is deﬁned by f : x →
√
3x + 1, x ∈ R, x ≥ −
1
3
Find f
−1
and state its domain and range.
[4]
2. Given that y = e
−x
cos x, ﬁnd
dy
dx
and
d
2
y
dx
2
when x = 0
[4]
3. Determine the values of a, b, c so that the matrix
¸
2b −1 a
2
b
2
2a −1 a bc
b b +c 2c −1
¸
is a symmetric
matrix.
[5]
4. By using suitable substitution, ﬁnd
3x −1
√
x + 1
dx
[5]
5. Determine the set of x such that the geometric series 1 + e
x
+ e
2x
+ . . . converges. Find the
exact value of x so that the series converges to 2.
[6]
6. Express
59 −24
√
6 as p
√
2 +q
√
3 where p and q are integers.
[7]
7. Express
1
4k
2
−1
as partial fraction.
Hence, ﬁnd a simple expression for S
n
=
n
¸
k=1
1
4k
2
−1
and ﬁnd lim
n→∞
S
n
[8]
8. Given that PQRS is a parallelogram where P(0, 9), Q(2, −5), R(7, 0) and S(a, b) are points
on the plane. Find a and b.
Find the shortest distance from P to QR and the area of the parallelogram.
[10]
9. Find the point of intersection of the curves y = −x
2
+ 3x and y = 2x
3
−x
2
−5x.
Sketch on the same coordinate system these two curves.
Calculate the area of the region bounded by the curves y = −x
2
+ 3x and y = 2x
3
−x
2
−5x.
[11]
10. Matrix M and N is given by M =
¸
−10 4 9
15 −4 −14
−5 1 6
¸
, and N =
¸
2 3 4
4 3 1
1 2 4
¸
Find MN and deduce N
−1
.
Product X, Y , Z are assembled from three components A, B, C according to diﬀerent pro
portions. Each product X consists of two components of A, four components of B, and one
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2003
component of C; each product of Y consists of three components of A, three components of B,
and two components of C; each product of Z consists of four components of A, one component
of B, and four components of C. A total of 750 components of A, 1000 components of B, and
500 components of C are used. With X, Y , Z representing the number of products of X, Y ,
and Z assembled, obtain a matrix equation representing the information given.
Hence, ﬁnd the number of products of X, Y , and Z assembled.
[12]
11. Show that polynomial 2x
3
−9x
2
+ 3x + 4 has x −1 as factor.
Hence,
(a) ﬁnd all the real roots of 2x
6
−9x
4
+ 3x
2
+ 4 = 0.
(b) determine the set of values of x so that 2x
3
−9x
2
+ 3x + 4 < 12 −12x.
[13]
12. Funnction f if deﬁned by f(x) =
2x
(x + 1)(x −2)
.
Show that f
(x) < 0 for all values of x in the domain of f.
Sketch the graph of y = f(x). Determine if f is a one to one function. Give reasons to your
answer.
Sketch the graph of y = f(x). Explain how the number of the roots of the equation f(x) =
k(x −2) depends on k.
[15]
STPM 2003
1. Show that −1 is the only one real root of the equation x
3
+ 3x
2
+ 5x + 3 = 0.
[5]
2. If y = ln
√
xy, ﬁnd the value of
dy
dx
when y=1.
[5]
3. Using the substitution u = 3 + 2 sin θ, evaluate
π
6
0
cos θ
(3 + 2 sin θ)
2
dθ
[5]
4. If (x +iy)
2
= i, ﬁnd all the real values of x and y.
[6]
5. Find the set of values of x such that −1 < x
3
−2x
2
+x −2 < 0.
[7]
6. The function f is deﬁned by
f(x) =
1 +e
x
, x < 1
3, x = 1
2 +e −x, x > 1
(a) Find lim
x→1
−
f(x) and lim
x→1
+
f(x). Hence, determine whether f is continuous at x = 1.
(b) Sketch the graph of f.
[7]
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2004
7. The straight line l
1
which passes through the points A(4, 0) and B(2, 4) intersects the yaxis
at point P. The straight line l
2
is perpendicular to l
1
and passes through B. If l
2
intersects
the xaxis and yaxis at points Q and R respectively, show that PR : QR =
√
5 : 3.
[8]
8. Express
1 +x
1 + 2x
1
2
as a series of sacending powers of x up to the term in x
3
.
By taking x =
1
30
, ﬁnd
√
62 correct to four decimal places.
[9]
9. The matrix A is given by A =
¸
1 2 −3
3 1 1
0 1 −2
¸
(a) Find the matrix B such that B = A
2
−10I, where I is the 3 ×3 identity matrix.
(b) Find (A+I)B, and hence ﬁnd (A+I)
21
B.
[9]
10. The curve y =
a
2
x(b − x), where a = 0, has a turning point at point (2, 1). Determine the
values of a and b.
Calculate the area of the region bounded bt the xaxis and the curve.
Calculate the volume of the solid formed by revolving the region about the xaxis.
[12]
11. Sketch, on the same coordinate axes, the graphs y = e
x
and y =
2
1 +x
. Show that the equation
(1 +x)e
x
−2 = 0 has a root in the interval [0, 1].
Use the NewtonRaphson method with the initial estimate x
0
= 0.5 to estimate the root correct
to three decimal places.
[13]
12. Express u
r
=
2
r
2
+ 2r
in partial fractions.
Using the result obtained,
(a) show that u
2
r
= −
1
r
+
1
r
2
+
1
r + 2
+
1
(r + 2)
2
,
(b) show that
∞
¸
r=1
u
r
=
3
2
−
1
n + 1
−
1
n + 2
and determine the values of
∞
¸
r=1
u
r
and
∞
¸
r=1
u
r+1
+
1
3
r
.
[14]
STPM 2004
1. Show that
e
1
ln xdx = 1.
[4]
2. Expand (1 −x)
1
2
in ascending powers of x up to the term in x
3
. Hence, ﬁnd the value of
√
7
correct to ﬁve decimal places.
[5]
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2004
3. Using the laws of the algebra of sets, show that, for any sets A and B,
(A−B) ∪ (B −A) = (A∪ B) −(A∩ B)
[6]
4. Matrix A is given by A =
¸
3 3 4
5 4 1
1 2 3
¸
.
Find the adjoint of A. Hence, ﬁnd A
−1
.
[6]
5. The function f is deﬁned by
f(x) =
x −1
x + 2
, 0 ≤ x < 2
ax
2
+ 1, x ≥ 2
where a ∈ R. Find the value of a if lim
x→2
f(x) exists. With this value of a, determine whether
f is continuous at x = 2.
[6]
6. The sum of distance of the point P from the point (4,0) and the distance of P from the origin
is 8 units. Show that the locus of P is the ellipse
(x −2)
2
16
+
y
2
12
= 1 and sketch the ellipse.
[7]
7. Sketch, on the same coordinate axes, the graph of y = x −2 and y = 2 +
1
x
.
Hence, solve the inequality 2 −x > 2 +
1
x

[8]
8. Using the sketch of y = x
3
and x +y = 1, show that the equation x
3
+x −1 = 0 has only one
real root and state the successive integers a and b such that the real root lies in the interval
(a, b).
Using the NewtonRaphson method to ﬁnd the real root correct to three decimal places.
[9]
9. The matrices P and Q, where PQ = QP, are given by
P =
¸
2 −2 0
0 0 2
a b c
¸
and Q =
¸
−1 1 0
0 0 −1
0 −2 2
¸
Determine the values of a, b and c.
Find the real numbers m and n for which P = mQ+nI, where I is the 3 ×3 identity matrix.
[10]
10. A curve is deﬁned by the parametric equations x = 1 −2t, y = −2 +
2
t
.
Find the equation of the normal to the curve at the point A(3, −4).
The normal of the curve at the point A cuts the curve again at point B.
Find the coordinates of B.
[11]
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2005
11. Sketch on the same coordinates axis y =
1
2
x and the curve y
2
= x. Find the coordinate of the
points of intersection.
Find the area of region bounded by the line y =
1
2
x and the curve y
2
= x.
Find the volume of the solid formed when the region is rotated through 2π radians about the
yaxis.
[13]
12. Prove that the sum of the ﬁrst n terms of a geometric series a +ar +ar
2
+. . . is
a(1 −r
n
)
1 −r
(a) The sum of the ﬁrst ﬁve terms of a geometric series is 33 and the sum of the ﬁrst ten
terms of the geometric series is 1023. Find the common ratio and the ﬁrst term of the
geometric series.
(b) The sum of the ﬁrst n terms and the sum to inﬁnity of the geometric series 6−3+
3
2
−. . .
are S
n
and S
∞
respectively. Determine the smallest value of n such that S
n
−S
∞
 < 0.001
[13]
STPM 2005
1. Using the laws of the algebra of sets, show that
(A∩ B)
−(A
∩ B) = B
[4]
2. If y =
cos x
x
, where x = 0, show that
x
d
2
y
dx
2
+ 2
dy
dx
+xy = 0
.
[4]
3. The point R divides the line joining the points P(3, 2) and Q(5, 8) in the ratio 3 : 4. Find the
equation of the line passing through R and perpendicular to PQ.
[5]
4. For the geometric series 7 + 3.5 + 1.75 + 0.875 +..., ﬁnd the smallest value of n for which the
diﬀerent between the sum of the ﬁrst n terms and the sum to inﬁnity is less than 0.01.
[6]
5. Find the solution set of inequality x −2 <
1
x
where x = 0.
[7]
6. Find the perpendicular distance from the centre of the circle x
2
+ y
2
− 8x + 2y + 8 = 0 to
the straight line 3x + 4y = 28. Hence, ﬁnd the shortest distance between the circle and the
straight line.
[7]
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2006
7. Sketch, on the same coordinate axes, the curves y = e
x
and y = 2 + 3e
−x
Calculate the area of the region bounded by the yaxis and the curves.
[8]
8. A, B, C are square matrices such that BA = B
−1
and ABC = (AB)
−1
. Show that A
−1
=
B
2
= C.
If B =
¸
1 2 0
0 −1 0
1 0 1
¸
, ﬁnd C and A.
[10]
9. The complex numbers z
1
and z
2
satisfy the equation z
2
= 2 −2
√
3i.
(a) Express z
1
and z
2
in the form a +bi, where a and b are real numbers.
(b) Represent z
1
and z
2
in an Argand diagram.
(c) For each of z
1
and z
2
, ﬁnd the modulus, and the argument in radians.
[11]
10. The functions f and g are given by
f(x) =
e
x
−e
−x
e
x
+e
−x
andg(x) =
2
e
x
+e
−x
(a) State the domains of f and g,
(b) Without using diﬀerentiation, ﬁnd the range of f,
(c) Show that f(x)
2
+g(x)
2
= 1. Hence, ﬁnd the range of g.
[11]
11. Express f(x) =
x
2
−x −1
(x + 2)(x −3)
in partial fractions.
Hence, obtain an expansion of f(x) in ascending powers of
1
x
up to the term in
1
x
3
.
Determine the set of values of x for which this expansion is valid.
[13]
12. Find the coordinate of the stationary point on the curve y = x
2
+
1
x
where x > 0; give the x
coordinate and ycoordinate correct to three decimal places. Determine whether the stationary
point is a minimum point or a maximum point.
The xcoordinate of the point of intersection of the curves y = x
2
+
1
x
and y =
1
x
2
, where
x > 0, is p. Show that 0.5 < p < 1.
Using the NewtonRaphson method to determine the value of p correct to three decimal places
and, hence, ﬁnd the point of intersection.
[14]
STPM 2006
1. If A, B and C are arbitrary sets, show that
[(A∪ B) −(B ∪ C)] ∩ (A∪ C)
= ∅
[4]
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2006
2. If x is so small that x
2
and higher powers of x may be neglected, show that
(1 −x)
2 +
x
2
10
≈ 2
9
(2 −7x)
[4]
3. Determine the values of k such that the determinant of the matrix
¸
k 1 3
2k + 1 −3 2
0 k 2
¸
is 0.
[4]
4. Using trapezium rule, with ﬁve ordinates, evaluate
1
0
4 −x
2
dx.
[4]
5. If y = xln(x + 1), ﬁnd an approximation for the increase in y when x increases by δx.
Hence, estimate the value of ln 2.01 given that ln 2 = 0.6931.
[6]
6. Express
2x + 1
(x
2
+ 1)(2 −x)
in the form
Ax +B
x
2
+ 1
+
C
2 −x
where A, B and C are constants.
Hence, evaluate
1
0
2x + 1
(x
2
+ 1)(2 −x)
dx
[7]
7. The nth term of an arithmetic progression is T
n
, show that U
n
=
5
2
(−2)
2(
10−T
n
17
)
is the nth
term of a geometric progression.
If T
n
=
1
2
(17n −14), evaluate
∞
¸
n=1
U
n
.
[8]
8. Show that x
2
+y
2
−2ax−2by +c = 0 is the equation of the circle with centre (a, b) and radius
a
2
+b
2
−c.
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2007
The above ﬁgure shows three circles C
1
, C
2
and C
3
touching one another, where their cen
tres lies on a straight line. If C
1
and C
2
have equations x
2
+ y
2
− 10x − 4y + 28 = 0 and
x
2
+y
2
−16x + 4y + 52 = 0 respectively. Find the equation of C
3
.
[10]
9. Functions f, g and h are deﬁned by
f : x →
x
x + 1
; g : x →
x + 2
x
; h : x → 3 +
2
x
(a) State the domains of f and g.
(b) Find the composite functions g ◦ f and state its domain and range.
(c) State the domain and range of h.
(d) State whether h = g ◦ f. Give a reason for your answer
[10]
10. The polynomial p(x) = x
4
+ax
3
−7x
2
−4ax+b has a factor x+3 and when divided by x−3,
has remainder 60. Find the values of a and b and factorise p(x) completely.
Using the substitution y =
1
x
, solve the equation 12y
4
−8y
3
−7y
2
+ 2y + 1 = 0.
[12]
11. If P =
¸
5 2 3
1 −4 3
3 1 2
¸
, Q =
¸
5 1 −18
b −1 12
−13 −1 c
¸
and PQ = 2I, where I is the 3×3 identity
matrix, determine the values of a, b and c. Hence ﬁnd P
−1
.
Two groups of workers have their drinks at a stall. The ﬁrst group comprising ten workers have
ﬁve cups of tea, two cups of coﬀee and three glasses of fruit juice at a total cost of RM11.80.
The second group of six workers have three cups of tea, a cup of coﬀee and two glasses of fruit
juice at a total cost of RM7.10. The cost of a cup of tea and three glasses of fruit juice is the
same as the cost of four cups of coﬀee. If the costs of a cup of tea, a cup of coﬀee and a glass
of fruit juice are RM x, RM y and RM z respectively, obtain a matrix equation to represent
the above information. Hence determine the cost of each drink.
[14]
12. The function f is deﬁned by f(t) =
4e
kt
−1
4e
kt
+ 1
where k is a positive constant,
(a) Find the value of f(0)
(b) Show that f
(t) > 0
(c) Show that k[1 −f(t)
2
] = 2f
(t) and hence show that f
(t) < 0
(d) Find lim
t→∞
f(t)
(e) Sketch the graph of f.
[16]
STPM 2007
1. Express the inﬁnite recurring decimal 0.7
˙
2
˙
5 (= 0.7252525 . . . ) as a fraction in its lowest terms.
[4]
2. If y =
x
1 +x
2
, show that x
2
dy
dx
= (1 −x
2
)y
2
.
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2007
[4]
3. If log
a
x
a
2
= 3 log
a
2 −log
a
(x −2a), express x in terms of a.
[6]
4. Simplify
(a)
(
√
7 −
√
3)
2
2(
√
7 +
√
3)
,
(b)
2(1 + 3i)
(1 −3i)
2
, where i =
√
−1.
[6]
5. The coordinates of the points P and Q are (x, y) and
x
x
2
+y
2
,
y
x
2
+y
2
respectively, where
x = 0 and y = 0. If Q moves on a circle with centre (1, 1) and radius 3, show that the locus
of P is also a circle. Find the coordinates of the centre and radius of the circle.
[6]
6. Find
(a)
x
2
+x + 2
x
2
+ 2
dx,
(b)
x
e
x+1
dx.
[7]
7. Find the constants A, B, C and D such that
3x
2
+ 5x
(1 −x
2
)(1 +x)
2
=
A
1 −x
+
B
1 +x
+
C
(1 +x)
2
+
D
(1 +x)
3
.
[8]
8. The function f is deﬁned by
f(x) =
√
x + 1, −1 ≤ x < 1,
x −1, otherwise.
(a) Find lim
x→−1
−
f(x), lim
x→−1
+
f(x), lim
x→1
−
f(x) and lim
x→1
+
f(x).
(b) Determine whether f is continuous at x = −1 and x = 1.
[8]
9. The matrices A and B are given by
A =
¸
−1 2 1
−3 1 4
0 1 2
¸
, B =
¸
−35 19 18
−27 −13 45
−3 12 5
¸
.
Find the matrix A
2
B and deduce the inverse of A.
Hence, solve the system of linear equations
x −2y −z = −8,
3x −y −4z = −15,
y + 2z = 4.
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2008
[10]
10. The gradient of the tangent to a curve at any point (x, y) is given by
dy
dx
=
3x −5
2
√
x
, where
x > 0. If the curve passes through the point (1, −4).
(a) ﬁnd the equation of the curve,
(b) sketch the curve,
(c) calculate the area of the region bounded by the curve and the xaxis.
[11]
11. Using the substitution y = x +
1
x
, express f(x) = x
3
−4x −6 −
4
x
+
1
x
3
as a polynomial in y.
Hence, ﬁnd all the real roots of the equation f(x) = 0.
[13]
12. Find the coordinates of the stationary points on the curve y =
x
3
x
2
−1
abd determine their
nature.
Sketch the curve.
Determine the number of real roots of the equation x
3
= k(x
2
− 1), where k ∈ R, when k
varies.
[17]
STPM 2008
1. The function f and g are deﬁned by
f : x →
1
x
, x ∈ R\ {0};
g : x → 2x −1, x ∈ R
Find f ◦ g and its domain.
[4 marks]
2. Show that
3
2
(x −2)
2
x
2
dx =
5
3
+ 4 ln
2
3
[4 marks]
3. Using deﬁnitions, show that, for any sets A, B and C,
A∩ (B ∪ C) ⊂ (A∩ B) ∪ (A∩ C)
[5 marks]
4. If z is a complex number such that z = 1, ﬁnd the real part of
1
1 −z
.
[6 marks]
5. The polynomial p(x) = 2x
3
+ 4x
2
+
1
2
x −k has factor (x + 1).
(a) Find the value of k.
(b) Factorise p(x) completely.
[6 marks]
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2008
6. If y =
sin x −cos x
sin x + cos x
, show that
d
2
y
dx
2
= 2y
dy
dx
.
[6 marks]
7. Matrix A is given by A =
¸
1 0 0
1 −1 0
1 −2 1
¸
.
(a) Show that A
2
= I, where I is the 3 ×3 identity matrix, and deduce A
−1
.
(b) Find the matrix B which satisﬁes BA =
¸
1 4 3
0 2 1
−1 0 2
¸
.
[8 marks]
8. The lines y = 2x and y = x intersect the curve y
2
+ 7xy = 18 at points A and B respectively,
where A and B lie in the ﬁrst quadrant.
(a) Find the coordinates of A and B.
(b) Calculate the perpendicular distance of A to OB, where O is the origin.
(c) Find the area of the triangle OAB.
[9 marks]
9. Find the solution set of the inequality
4
x −1
> 3 −
3
x
.
[10 marks]
10. Show that the gradient of the curve y =
x
x
2
−1
is always decreasing.
Determine the coordinates of the point of inﬂexion of the curve, and state the intervals for
which the curve is concave upwards.
Sketch the curve.
[11 marks]
11. Sketch, on the same coordinate axes, the curves y = 6 − e
x
and y = 5e
−x
, and ﬁnd the
coordinates of the points of intersection.
Calculate the area of the region bounded by the curves.
Calculate the volume of the solid formed when the region is rotated through 2π radians about
the xaxis.
[16 marks]
12. At the beginning of this year, Mr. Liu and Miss Dora deposited RM10 000 and RM2000
respectively in a bank. They receive an interest of 4% per annum. Mr Liu does not make any
additional deposit nor withdrawal, whereas, Miss Dora continues to deposit RM2000 at the
beginning of each of the subsequent years without any withdrawal.
(a) Calculate the total savings of Mr. Liu at the end of nth year.
(b) Calculate the total savings of Miss Dora at the end of nth year.
(c) Determine in which year the total savings of Miss Dora exceeds the total savings of Mr.
Liu.
[15 marks]
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2009
STPM 2009
1. Determine the set of values of x satisfying the inequality
x
x + 1
≥
1
x + 1
[4 marks]
2. Given x > 0 and f(x) =
√
x, ﬁnd lim
h→0
f(x) −f(x +h)
h
.
[4 marks]
3. For geometric series 6 + 3 +
3
2
+ . . ., obtain the smallest value of n if the diﬀerence between
the sum of the ﬁrst n + 4 terms and the sum of ﬁrst n terms is less than
45
64
.
[6 marks]
4. The line y +x+3 = 0 is a tangent to the curve y = px
2
+qx, where p = 0 at the point x = −1.
Find the values of p and q.
[6 marks]
5. Given that log
a
(3x −4a) + log
a
3x =
2
log
2
a
+ log
a
(1 −2a), where 0 < a <
1
2
, ﬁnd x.
[7]
6. Using an appropriate substitution, evaluate
1
0
x
2
(1 −x)
1
3
dx.
[7]
7. The parametric equations of a straight line l are given by x = 4t −2 and y = 3 −3t.
(a) Show that the point A(1,
3
4
) lies on line l,
(b) Find the Cartesian equation of line l,
(c) Given that line l cuts the x and yaxes at P and Q respectively, ﬁnd the ratio PA : AQ.
[8]
8. Find the values of x if y = 3 −x and 4y −(x
2
−9) = −24.
[9]
9. (a) The matrix P, Q and R are given by
P =
¸
1 5 6
2 −2 4
1 −3 2
¸
, Q =
¸
−13 −50 −33
−1 −6 −5
7 20 15
¸
, R =
¸
4 7 −13
1 −5 −1
−2 1 11
¸
Find matrices PQ and PQR and hence, deduce (PQ)
−1
.
(b) Using the result in (a), solve the system of linear equations
6x + 10y + 8z = 4500
x − 2y + z = 0
x + 2y + 3z = 1080
.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong
[10]
10. A curve is deﬁned by the parametric equations
x = t −
2
t
and y = 2t +
1
t
where t = 0.
(a) Show that
dy
dx
= 2 −
5
t
2
+ 2
, and hence, deduce that −
1
2
<
dy
dx
< 2.
(b) Find the coordinates of points when
dy
dx
=
1
3
.
[11]
11. Given a curve y = x
2
−4 and straight line y = x −2,
(a) sketch, on the same coordinates axes, the curve and the straight line,
(b) determine the coordinate of their points of intersection,
(c) calculate the area of the region R bounded by the curve and the straight line,
(d) ﬁnd the volume of the solid formed when R is rotated through 360
◦
about the xaxis.
[13]
12. The polynomial p(x) = 6x
4
− ax
3
− bx
2
+ 28x + 12, where a and b are real constants, has
factors (x + 2) and (x −2).
(a) Find the values of a and b, and hence, factorise p(x) completely.
(b) Give that p(x) = (2x − 3)[q(x) − 41 + 3x
3
], ﬁnd q(x), and determine its range when
x ∈ [−2, 10].
[15]
2 PAPER 2 QUESTIONS
STPM 2002
1. Position vectors of the points P and Q relative to the origin O are 2i
∼
and 3i
∼
+4j
∼
respectively.
Find the angle between vector
−−→
OP and vector
−−→
OQ
[4 marks]
2. Points A and B are in the side XY of triangle XY Z with XA = AB = BY . Points C and
D are on the sides Y Z and XZ respectively such that ABCD is a rhombus. Prove that
∠XZY = 90
◦
[6 marks]
3. The points P, Q, R, S are on the circumference of a circle, such that ∠PQR = 80
◦
and
∠RPS = 30
◦
as shown in the diagram below. The tangent to the circle at P and the chord
RS which is produced, meet at T.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2002
(a) Show that PR = PT
(b) Show that the length of the chord RS is the same as the radius of the circle.
[7 marks]
4. Express cos x +
√
3 sin x in the form r cos(x −α), r > 0 and 0 < α <
π
2
.
Hence, ﬁnd the value of x with 0 ≤ x ≤ 2π, which satisﬁes the inequality
0 < cos x +
√
3 sin x < 1
.
[9 marks]
5. The rate of change of water temperature is described by the diﬀerential equation
dθ
dt
= −k(θ −θ
s
)
where θ is the water temperature at time t, θ
s
is the surrounding temperature, and k is a
positive constant.
A boiling water at 100
◦
C is left to cool in kitchen that has a surrounding temperature of 25
◦
C.
The water takes 1 hour to decrease to the temperature of 75
◦
C. Show that k = ln
3
2
.
When the water reaches 50
◦
C, the water is placed in a freezer at −10
◦
C to be frozen to ice.
Find the time required, from the moment the water is put in the freezer until it becomes ice
at 0
◦
C.
[12 marks]
6. Wind is blowing with a speed of w from the direction of N θ
◦
W. When a ship is cruising
eastwards with a speed of u, the captain of ship found that the wind seem like blowing with
a speed of v
1
, from the direction N α
◦
W. When the ship is cruising north with a speed of u,
the captain of the ship, however found that the wind seemed to be blowing with a speed of v
2
from the direction N β
◦
W.
(a) Draw the triangles of velocity of both situations
(b) Show that tan θ =
tan α −1
1 −cot β
(c) Express v
2
2
−v
2
1
in terms of u, w and θ.
[13 marks]
7. Three balls are selected at random from one blue ball, three red balls and six white balls. Find
the probability that all the three balls selected are of the same color.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2002
[3 marks]
8. The table below shows the number of defective electronic components per lot for 500 lots that
have been tested.
Numbers of defective
components per lot
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 or more
Relative frequency 0.042 0.054 0.392 0.318 0.148 0.014 0.032
(a) State the mode and the median number of defective electronic components per lot.
(b) For the lots with defective components of more than 5, the mean number of defective
components per lot is 6.4. Find the mean number of defective electronic components per
lot for the given 500 lots.
[4 marks]
9. Two percent of the bulb produced by a factory are not usable. Find the smallest number of
bulbs that must be examined so that the probability of obtaining at least one nonusable bulb
exceeds 0.5.
[6 marks]
10. The number of teenagers, according to age, that patronize a recreation centre for a certain
period of time is indicated in the following table.
Age in Years Number of teenagers
12  4
13  10
14  27
15  110
16  212
17  238
18  149
[ Age 12  means age 12 and more but less than 13 years ]
(a) Display the above data using histogram
(b) Find the median and semiinterquartile range for the age of teenagers who patronize the
recreation centre. Give your answer to the nearest months.
[10 marks]
11. The mass of yellow water melon produced by a farmer is normally distributed with a mean of
4 kg and a standard deviation of 800 g. The mass of red water melon produced by the farmer
is normally distributed with a mean of 6 kg and a standard deviation of 1 kg.
(a) Find the probability that the mass of a red water melon, selected at random, is less than
5 kg. Hence, ﬁnd the probability that a red water melon with mass less than 5 kg has
mass less than 4 kg.
(b) If Y = M − 2K, where M represents the mass of a red water melon and K the mass of
a yellow water melon, determine the mean and variance of Y .
Assuming that Y is normally distributes, ﬁnd the probability that the mass of a red water
melon selected at random is more than twice the mass of yellow water melon selected at
random.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2003
[11 marks]
12. Continuous random variable X is deﬁned in the interval 0 to 4, with
P(X > x) =
1 −ax, 0 ≤ x ≤ 3
b −
1
2
x, 3 < x ≤ 4
with a and b as constants,
(a) Show that a =
1
6
and b = 2,
(b) Find the cumulative distribution function of X and sketch its graph
(c) Find the probability density function of X
(d) Calculate the mean and standard deviation of X.
[15 marks]
STPM 2003
1. Let u = cos φi + sin φj and v = cos θ i + sin θ j, where i and j are perpendicular unit vectors.
Show that
1
2
u −v = sin
1
2
(φ −θ)
[5]
2. Vertices B and C of the triangle ABC lie on the circumference of a circle. AB and AC cut
the circumference of the circle at X and Y respectively. Show that ∠CBX +∠CY X = 180
◦
If AB = AC, show that BC is parallel to XY .
[3]
3. The diagram below shows two circles ABRP and ABQS which intersect at A and B. PAQ
and RAS are straight lines. Prove that the triangles RPB and SQB are similar.
[7]
4. A force of magnitude 2p N acts along the line OA abd a force of magnitude 10 N acts along
the line OB. The angle between OA and OB is 120
◦
. The resultant force has magnitude
√
3p
N. Calculate the value of p and determine the angle between the resultant force and OA.
[8]
5. Starting from the formulae for sin(A+B) and cos(A+B), prove that
tan(A+B) =
tan A+ tan B
1 −tan Atan B
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2003
If 2x +y =
π
4
, show that
tan y =
1 −2 tan x −tan
2
x
1 + 2 tan x −tan
2
x
By substituting x =
π
8
, show that tan
π
8
=
√
2 −1.
[9]
6. The rate of increase in the number of a species of ﬁsh in a lake is described by the diﬀerential
equation
dP
dt
= (a −b)P
where P is the number of ﬁsh at time t weeks, a is the rate of reproduction, and b is the
mortality rate, with a and b as constants.
(a) Assuming that P = P
0
at time t = 0 and a > b, solve the diﬀerential equation and sketch
its solution curve.
(b) At a certain instant, there is an outbreak of an epidemic of a disease. The epidemic
results in no more oﬀspring of the ﬁsh being produced and the ﬁsh die at a rate directly
proportional to
1
P
. There are 900 ﬁsh before the outbreak of the epidemic and only
400 ﬁsh are alive after 6 weeks. Determine the length of time from the outbreak of the
epidemic until all the ﬁsh of that species die.
[16]
7. The probability of a person allergic to a type of anaesthetic is 0.002. A total of 2000 persons
are injected with the anaesthetic. Using a suitable approximate distribution, calculate the
probability that more than two persons are allergic to the anaesthetic.
[5]
8. Tea bags are labelled as containing 2 g of tea powder. In actual face, the mass of tea powder
per bag has mean 2.05 g and standard deviation 0.05 g. Assuming that the mass of tea powder
of each bag is normally distributed, calculate the expected number of tea bags which contain
1.95 g to 2.10 g of tea powder in a box og 100 tea bags.
[5]
9. A factory has 36 male workers and 64 female workers, with 10 male workers earning less than
RM1000.00 a month and 17 female workers earning at least RM1000.00 a month. At the end
of the year, workers earning less than RM1000.00 are given a bonus of RM1000.00 whereas the
others receive a month’s salary.
(a) If two workers are randomly chosen, ﬁnd the probability that exacly one worker receives
a bonus of one month’s salary.
(b) If a male worker and a demale worker are randomly chosen, ﬁnd the probability that
exactly one worker receives a bonus of one month’s salary.
[6]
10. Show that, for the numbers x
1
, x
2
, x
3
, . . . , x
n
with mean ¯ x,
¸
(x − ¯ x)
2
=
¸
x
2
−n¯ x
2
The numbers 4, 6, 12, 5, 7, 9, 5, 11, p, q, where p < q, have mean ¯ x = 6.9 and
¸
(x − ¯ x)
2
=
102.9. Calculate the of p and q.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2004
[8]
11. The number of ships which anchor at a port every week for 26 particular weeks are as follows
32 28 43 21 35 19 25 45 35 32 18 26 30
26 27 38 42 18 37 50 46 23 40 20 29 46
(a) Display the data in a stemplot
(b) Find the median and interquartile range
(c) Draw a boxplot to represent the data
(d) State the shape of the frequency distribution. Give a reason for your answer
[11]
12. The lifespan of a species of plant is a random variable T (tens of days). The probability density
function is given by
f(t) =
1
8
e
−
1
8
t
, t > 0
0, otherwise
(a) Find the cumulative distribution function of T and sketch its graph.
(b) Find the probability, to three decimal places, that a plant of that species randomly chosen
has a lifespan of more than 20 days.
(c) Calculate the expected lifespan of that species of plant.
[14]
STPM 2004
1. Express cos θ + 3 sin θ in the form r cos(θ −α), where r > 0 and 0
◦
< α < 90
◦
[4 marks]
2. Find all values of x, where 0
◦
< x < 360
◦
, which satisfy the equation tan x + 4 cot x = 4 sec x.
[5 marks]
3. The variables t and x are connected by
dx
dt
= 2t(x −1),
where x = 1. Find x in terms of t if x = 2 when t = 1.
[5 marks]
4. The points S and T are midpoints of the sides AB and AD respectively of a parallelogram
ABCD. The lines CS and CT cut the diagonal BD at the points U and V respectively.
Show that
−−→
BU = λ
−−→
BC+λ
−−→
CD and
−−→
BU = (1−µ)
−−→
BC+
1
2
µ
−−→
CD also where λ and µ are constants.
Hence, show that
−−→
BU =
1
3
−−→
BD .
Hence, show that CS and CT trisect the diagonal BD.
5. The diagram below shows two isosceles triangles ABC and ADE which have bases AB and
AD respectively. Each triangle has base angles measuring 75
◦
, with BC and DE parallel and
equal in length. Show that
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2004
(a) ∠DBC = ∠BDE = 90
◦
,
(b) the triangle ACE is an equilateral triangle,
(c) the quadrilateral BCED is a square.
[12 marks]
6. A canal of width 2a has parallel straight banks and the water ﬂows due north. The points A
and B are on opposite banks and B is due east of A, with the point O as the midpoint of AB.
The xaxis and yaxis are taken in the east and north directions respectively with O as the
origin. The speed of the current in the canal, v
c
, is given by
v
c
= v
0
1 −
x
2
a
2
,
where v
0
is the speed of the current in the middle of the canal and x is the distance eastwards
from the middle of the canal. A swimmer swims from A towards the east at speed v
r
relative to
the current in the canal. Taking y to denote the distance northwards travelled by the swimmer,
show that
dy
dx
=
v
0
v
r
1 −
x
2
a
2
.
If the width of the canal is 12 m, the speed of the current in the middle of the canal is 10 ms
−1
and the speed of the swimmer is 2 ms
−1
relative to the current in the canal,
(a) ﬁnd the distance of the swimmer from O when he is at the middle of the canal and his
distance from B whenhe reaches the east bank of the canal,
(b) sketch the actual path taken by the swimmer.
[13 marks]
7. A type of seed is sold in packets which contain ten seeds each. On the average, it is found that
a seed per packet does not germinate. Find the probability that a packet chosen at random
contains less than two seeds which do not germinate.
[4 marks]
8. The continuous random variable X has the probability density function
f(x) =
4
27
x
2
(3 −x), 0 < x < 3,
0, otherwise.
(a) Calculate P
X <
3
2
.
(b) Find the cumulative distribution function of X.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2005
[6 marks]
9. Two transistors are chosen at random from a batch of transistors containing ninety good and
ten defective ones.
(a) Find the probability that at least one out of the two transistors chosen is defective.
(b) If at least one out of the two transistors chosen is defective, ﬁnd the probability that both
transistors are defective.
[7 marks]
10. The lifespan of an electrical instrument produced by a manufacturer is normally distributed
with a mean of 72 months and a standard deviation of 15 months.
(a) If the manufacturer guarantees that the lifespan of an electrical instrument is at least 36
months, calculate the percentage of the electrical instruments which have to be replaced
free of charge.
(b) If the manufacturer speciﬁes that less than 0.1% of the electrical instruments have to be
replacedfree of charge, determine the greatest length of the gurantee period correct to the
nearest month.
[9 marks]
11. The discrete random variable X has the probability function
P(X = x) =
k(4 −x)
2
, x = 1, 2, 3,
0, otherwise
where k is a constant.
(a) Determine the value of k and tabulate the probability distribution of X.
(b) Find E(7X −1) and Var(7X −1).
[10 marks]
12. The following data show the masses, in kg, of ﬁsh caught by 22 ﬁshermen on a particular day.
23 48 51 25 39 37 41 38 37 20 88
69 22 42 46 23 52 41 40 59 68 59
(a) Display the above data in an ordered stemplot.
(b) Find the mean and standard deviation.
(c) Find the median and interquartile range.
(d) Draw a boxplot to represent the above data.
(e) State whether the mean or the median is more suitable as a representative value of the
above data. Justify your answer.
[16 marks]
STPM 2005
1. The diagram below shows two intersecting circles AXY B and CBOX, where O is the centre
of the circle AXY B. AXC and BY C are straight lines. Show that ∠ABC = ∠BAC.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2005
[5 marks]
2. In the triangle ABC, the point P lies on the side AC such that ∠BPC = ∠ABC. Show that
the triangles BPC and ABC are similar.
If AB = 4 cm, AC = 8 cm and BP = 3 cm, ﬁnd the area of the triangle BPC.
[7 marks]
3. Using the substitution y =
v
x
2
, show that the diﬀerential equation
dy
dx
+y
2
= −
2y
x
may be reduced to
dv
dx
= −
v
2
x
2
.
Hence, ﬁnd the general solution of the original diﬀerential equation.
[7 marks]
4. In the tetrahedron ABCD, AB = BC = 10 cm, AC = 8
√
2 cm, AD = CD = 8 cm and BD = 6
cm. Show that the line from C perpendicular to AB and the line from D perpendicular to AB
meet at a point on AB. Hence, calculate the angle between the face ABC and the face ABD.
[8 marks]
5. Show that
d
dx
(ln tan x) =
2
sin 2x
,
Hence, ﬁnd the solution of the diﬀerential equation
(sin 2x)
dy
dx
= 2y(1 −y)
for which y =
1
3
when x =
1
4
π. Express y explicity in terms of x in your answer.
[8 marks]
6. The points P and Q lie on the diagonals BD and DF respectively of a regular hexagon
ABCDEF such that
BP
BD
=
DQ
DF
= k.
Express
−−→
CP and
−−→
CQ in terms of k, a and b, where
−−→
AB = a and
−−→
BC = b.
If the points C, P and Q lie on a straight line, determine the value of k. Hence, ﬁnd CP : CQ
.
[14 marks]
7. The mass of a small loaf of bread produced in a bakery may be modelled by a normal random
variable with mean 303 g and standard deviation 4 g. Find the probability that a randomly
chosen loaf has a mass between 295 g and 305 g.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2005
[3 marks]
8. A fourdigit number, in the range 0000 to 9999 inclusive, is formed. Find the probability that
(a) the number begins or ends with 0,
(b) the number contains exactly two nonzero, digits.
[6 marks]
9. A computer accessories distributor obtains its supply of diskettes from manufacturers A and B,
with 60% of the diskettes from manufacturer A. The diskettes are packed by the manufacturers
in packets of tens. The probability that a diskette produced by manufacturer A is defective is
0.05 whereas the probability that a diskette produced by manufacturer B is defective is 0.02.
Find the probability that a randomly chosen packet contains exactly one defective diskette.
[7 marks]
10. The continuous random variable X has probability density function
f(x) =
1
25
(1 −2x), −2 ≤ x ≤
1
2
3
25
(2x −1),
1
2
≤ x ≤ 3
0, otherwise.
(a) Sketch the graph of y = f(x)
(b) Given that P(0 ≤ X ≤ k =
13
100
, determine the value of k.
[8 marks]
11. The probability distribution function of the discrete random variable Y is
P(Y = y) =
y
5050
, y = 1, 2, 3, . . . , 100
(a) Show that E(Y ) = 67 and ﬁnd Var(Y ).
(b) Find P(Y −E(Y ) ≤ 30).
[9 marks]
12. Overexposure to a certain metal dust at the workplace of a factory is detrimental to the health
of its workers. The workplace is considered safe if the level of the metal dust is less than 198
µ g m
−3
. The level of the metal dust at the workplace is recorded at a particular time of day
for a period of 90 consecutive working days. The results are summarised in the table below.
Metal dust level (µ g m
−3
) Number of days
170  174 8
175  179 11
180  184 25
185  189 22
190  194 15
195  199 7
200  201 2
(a) State what the number 11 in the table means.
(b) Calculate estimates of the mean and standard deviation of the levels of the metal dust.
(c) Plot a cumulative frequency curve of the above data. Hence, estimate the median and
the interquartile range.
(d) Find the percentage of days for which the workplace is considered unsafe.
[16 marks]
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2006
STPM 2006
1. Express 4 sin θ −3 cos θ in the form Rsin(θ −α), where R > 0 and 0
◦
< α < 90
◦
.
Hence, solve the equation 4 sin θ −3 cos θ = 3 for 0
◦
< α < 360
◦
.
2. If the angle between the vectors a =
4
8
and b =
1
p
is 135
◦
, ﬁnd the value of p.
3. Find the general solution of the diﬀerential equation
x
dy
dx
= y
2
−y −2
.
4. The points P, Q, and R are the midpoints of the sides BC, CA and AB respectively of the
triangle ABC. The lines AP and BQ meet at the point G, where AG = mAP and BG = nBQ.
(a) Show that
−→
AG =
1
2
m
−−→
AB +
1
2
m
−→
AC and
−→
AG = (1 −n)
−−→
AB +
1
2
−→
AC.
Deduce that AG =
2
3
AP and CG =
2
3
CR.
(b) Show that CR meets AP and BQ at G, where CG =
2
3
CR.
5. Prove that an exterior angle of a cyclic quadrilateral is equal to the opposite interior angle.
In the diagram, ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral. The lines AB and DC extended meet at the
point E and the lines AD and BC extended meet at the point F. Show that triangles ADE
and CBE are similar.
If DA = DE, ∠CFD = α and ∠BEC = 3α, determine the value of α.
6. A particle moves from rest along a horizontal straight line. At time t s, the displacement and
velocity of the particle are x m and v ms
−1
respectively and its acceleration, in ms
−2
, is given
by
dv
dt
= sin(πt) −
√
3 cos(πt)
Express v and x in terms of t.
Find the velocities of the particle when its acceleration is zero for the ﬁrst and second times.
Find also the distance traveled by the particle between the ﬁrst and second times its acceler
ation is zero.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2006
7. Two archers A and B take turns to shot, with archer A taking the ﬁrst shot. The probabilities
of A and B hitting the bull’s eye in each shot are
1
6
and
1
5
respectively. Show that the
probability of archer A hitting the bulleye ﬁrst is
1
2
.
8. The probability that it rains in a certain area is
1
5
. The probability that an accident occurs
at a particular corner of a road in that area is
1
20
if it rains and
1
50
if it does not rain. Find
the probability that it rains if an accident occurs at the corner.
9. The independent Poisson random variables X and Y have parameters 0.5 and 3.5 respectively.
The random variable W is deﬁned by W = X −Y .
(a) Find E(W) and Var(W)
(b) Give one reason why W is not a Poisson random variable.
10. The probability that a heart patient survives after surgery in a country is 0.85.
(a) Find the probability that, out of ﬁve randomly chosen heard patients undergoing surgery,
four survive.
(b) Using a suitable approximate distribution, ﬁnd the probability that more than 160 survive
after surgery in a random sample of 200 heart patients.
11. The times taken by 22 students to breakfast are shown in the following table.
Time (x minutes) 2 ≤ x < 5 5 ≤ x < 8 8 ≤ x < 11 11 ≤ x < 14 14 ≤ x < 17 17 ≤ x < 20
Number of students 1 2 4 8 5 2
(a) Draw a histogram of the grouped data. Comment on the shape of frequency distribution.
(b) Calculate estimates of the mean, median, and mode of the breakfast times. Use your
calculations to justify your statement about the shape of the frequency distribution.
12. The continuous random variable X has probability density function
f(x) =
x −1
12
, 1 ≤ x ≤ b
0, otherwise
where b is a constant.
(a) Determine the value of b.
(b) Find the cumulative distribution function of X and sketch its graph.
(c) Calculate E(X).
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2007
STPM 2007
1. Find, in terms of π, all the values of x between 0 and π which satisﬁes the equation
tan x + cot x = 8 cos 2x
[4 marks]
2. The triangle PQR lies in a horizontal plance, with Q due west of R. The bearings of P from
Q and R are θ and φ respectively, where θ and φ are acute. The top A of a tower PA is at
height h above the plane and the angle of elevation of A from R is α. The hright of a vertical
pole QB is k ang the angle of elevation of B from R is β. Show that
h =
k tan αcos θ
tan β sin(θ −φ)
[5 marks]
3. The position vectors of the points A, B, C and D,relative to an origin, are i + 3j, −5i − 3j,
(x −3)i −6j and (x + 3)i respectively.
(a) Show that, for any value of x, ABCD is a parallelogram.
(b) Determine the value of x for which ABCD is a rectangle.
[7 marks]
4. The diagram above shows nonlinear points O, A and B, with P on the line OA such that
OP : PA = 2 : 1 and Q on the line AB such that AQ : QB = 2 : 3. The lines PQ andOB
produced meet at the point R. If
−→
OA = a and
−−→
OB = b,
(a) show that
−−→
PQ = −
1
15
a +
2
5
b,
(b) ﬁnd the position vector of R, relative to O, in terms of b
[10 marks]
5. The diagram above shows two intersecting circles APQ and BPQ, where APB is a straight
line. The tangents at the points A and B meet at a point C. SHow that ACBQ is a cyclic
quadrilateral.
If the lines AQ and CB are parallel and T is the point of intersection of AB and CQ, show
that the triangles ATQ and BTC are isosceles triangles. Hence, show that the areas of the
triangles ATQ and BTC are in the ratio AT
2
: BT
2
.
[11 marks]
6. The variables x and y, where x > 0, satisfy the diﬀerential equation
x
du
dx
= u
2
−2u.
Hence, show that the general solution of the given diﬀerential equation maybe expressed in
the form y =
2x
1 +Ax
2
, where A is an arbitrary constant.
Find the equation of the solution curve which passes through the point (1,4) and sketch this
solution curve.
[14 marks]
7. There are eight parking bays in a row at a taxi stand. If one blue taxi, two red taxis and ﬁve
yellow taxis are parked there, ﬁnd the probability that two red taxis are parked next to each
other.
[Assume that a taxi may be parked at any of the parking bays.]
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2008
[3 marks]
8. The mean mark for a group of students taking a statistics test is 70.6. The mean marks for
male and female students are 68.5 and 72.0 respectively. Find the ratio of the number of male
to female students.
[4 marks]
9. The random variable X is normally distributed with mean µ and standard deviation 100. It
is known that P(X > 1169) ≤ 0.117 and P(X > 879) ≥ 0.877. Determine the range of the
values of µ.
[7 marks]
10. Two events A and B are such that P(A) =
3
8
, P(B) =
1
4
and P(AB) =
1
6
.
(a) Show that the events A and B are neither independent nor mutually exclusive.
(b) Find the probability that at least one of the events A and B occurs.
(c) Find the probability that either one of the events A and B occurs.
[9 marks]
11. The probability that a lemon sold in a fruit store is rotten is 0.02.
(a) If the lemons in the fruit store are packed in packets, determine the maximum number
of lemons per packet so that the probability that a packet chosen at random does not
contain rotten lemons is more than 0.85.
(b) If the lemons in the fruit storeare packed in boxed each containing 60 lemons, ﬁnd using
a suitable approximation, the probability that a box chosen at random contains less than
three rotten lemons.
[10 marks]
12. The masses (in thousands of kg) of solid waste collected from a town for 25 consecutive days
are as follows:
41 53 44 55 48 57 50 38 53 50 43 56 51
48 33 46 55 49 50 52 47 39 51 49 52
(a) Construct a stemplot to represent the data.
(b) Find the median and interquartile range.
(c) Calculate the mean and standard deviation.
(d) Draw a boxplot to represent the data.
(e) Comment on the shape of the distribution and give a reason for your answer.
[16 marks]
STPM 2008
1. Show that the substitution u = x
2
+y transforms the diﬀerential equation
(1 −x)
dy
dx
+ 2y + 2x = 0
into the diﬀerential equation
(1 −x)
du
dx
= −2u
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2008
[3 marks]
2. In triangle ABC, the point X divides BC internally in the ratio m : n, where m+n = 1.
Express AX
2
in terms of AB, BC, CA, m and n.
[5 marks]
3. If t = tan
θ
2
, show that sin θ =
2t
1 +t
2
and cos θ =
1 −t
2
1 +t
2
.
Hence, ﬁnd the values θ between 0
◦
and 360
◦
that satisfy the equation
10 sin θ −5 cos θ = 2
[7 marks]
4. The diagram below shows the circumscribed circle of he triangle ABC.
The tangent to the circle at A meets the line BC extended to T. The angle bisector of the
angle ATB at Pm AB at Q and the circle at R. Show that
(a) triangles APT and BQT are similar,
(b) PT · BT = QT · AT,
(c) AP = AQ.
[10 marks]
5. The position vectors of the points A, B and C, with respect to the origin O, are a, b and
c respectively. The points L, M, P and Q are the midpoints of OA, BC, OB, and AC
respectively.
(a) Show that the position vector of any point on the line LM is
1
2
a +
1
2
λ(b + c − a) some
scalar λ, and express the position vector of any point on the line PQ in terms of a, b and
c.
(b) Find the position vector of the point of intersection of the line LM and the line PQ.
[10 marks]
6. A 50 litre tank is initially ﬁlled with 10 litres of brine solution containing 20 kg of salt. Starting
from time t = 0, distilled water is poured into the tank at a constant rate of 4 litres per minute.
At the same time, the mixture leaves the tank at a constant rate of k litres per minute, where
k > 0. The time taken for overﬂow to occur is 20 minutes.
(a) Let Q be the amount of salt in the tank at time t minutes. Show that the rate of change
of Q is given by
dQ
dt
= −
Q
√
k
10 + (4 −
√
k)t
.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2008
(b) Show that k = 4, and calculate the amount of salt in the tank at the instant overﬂow
occurs.
(c) Sketch the graph of Q against t for 0 ≤ t ≤ 20.
[15 marks]
7. There are 12 towels, two of which are red. If ﬁve towels are chosen at random, ﬁnd the
probability that at least one is red.
[4 marks]
8. T he random variable X has a binomial distribution with parameters n = 500 and p =
1
2
.
Using a suitable approximate distribution, ﬁnd P(X −E(X) ≤ 25).
[6 marks]
9. In a basket of mangoes and papayas, 70% of mangoes and 60% of papayas are ripe. If 40% of
the fruits in the basket are mangoes,
(a) ﬁnd the percentage of the fruits which are ripe,
(b) ﬁnd the percentage of the ripe fruits which are mangoes.
[7 marks]
10. A sample of 100 fuses, nominally rated at 13 amperes, are tested by passing increasing elec
tric current through them. The current at which they blow are recorded and the following
cumulative frequency table is obtained.
Currents (amperes) Cumulative frequency
<10 0
<11 8
<12 30
<13 63
<14 88
<15 97
<16 99
<17 100
Calculate the estimates of the mean, median and mode. Comment on the distribution.
[8 marks]
11. The continuous random variable X has probability density function
f(x) =
0, x < 0,
5
4
−x, 0 ≤ x < 1,
1
4x
2
, x ≥ 1.
(a) Find the cululative distribution function of X.
(b) Calculate the probability that at least one of two independent observed values of X is
greater than three.
[11 marks]
12. A car rental shop has four cars to be rented out on a daily basis at RM50.00 per car. The
average daily demand for cars is four.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2009
(a) Find the probability that, on a particular day,
i. no cars are requested,
ii. at least four requests for cars are received.
(b) Calculate the expected daily income received from the rentals.
(c) If the shop wishes to have one more car, the additional cost incurred is RM20.00 per day.
Determine whether the shop should buy another car for rental.
[14 marks]
STPM 2009
1. Find the values of x, where 0 ≤ x ≤ π, which satisfy the equation sin
3
xsec x = 2 tan x
[4 marks]
2. The circumscribed circle of the triangle JKL is shown in the diagram below.
The tangent to the circle at J meets the line KL extended to T. The angle bisector of the
angle JTK cuts JL and JK at U and V respectively. Show that JV = JU.
[4 marks]
3. Find the particular solution of the diﬀerential equation
e
x
dy
dx
−y
2
(x + 1) = 0
for which y = 1 when x = 0. Hence, express y in terms of x.
[7 marks]
4. A boat is travelling at a speed of 30 knots. A yacht is sailing northwards at a speed of 10
knots. At 1300 hours, the boat is 14 nautical miles to the northeast of the yacht.
(a) Determine the direction in which the boat should be travelling in order to intercept the
yacht.
(b) At what time does the interception occur?
[7 marks]
5. A parallelogram ABCD with its diagonals meeting at the point O is shown in the diagram
below.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2009
AB is extended to P such that BP = AB. The line that passes through D and is parallel to
AC meets PC produced at point R amd ∠CRD = 90
◦
.
(a) Show that the triangles ABD and BPC are congruent.
(b) Show that ABCD is a rhombus.
(c) Find the ratio CR : PC.
[12 marks]
6. One of the rules at a training camp of 1000 occupants states that camp activities are to be
suspended if 10% of the occupants are infected with a virus. A trainee infected with a ﬂu virus
enrolls in the camp causing an outbreak of ﬂu. The rate of increase of the number of infected
occupants x at t days is given by diﬀerential equation
dx
dt
= kx(1000 −x)
where k is a constant.
Assume that the outbreak of ﬂu begins at the time the infected trainee enrolls and no one
leaves the camp during the outbreak,
(a) Show that x =
1000e
1000kt
999 +e
1000kt
,
(b) Determine the value of k if it is found that, after one day, there are ﬁve infected occupants
(c) Determine the number of days before the camp activities will be suspended.
[16 marks]
7. There are 20 doctors and 15 engineers attending a conderence. The number of women doctors
and that of women engineers are 12 and 5 respectively. Four participants from this group are
selected randomly to chair some sessions of panel discussion.
(a) Find the probability that three doctors are selected.
(b) Given that two women are selected, ﬁnd the probability that both of them are doctors.
[4 marks]
8. The mean and standard deviation of Physics marks for 25 school candidates and 5 private
candidates are shown in the table below.
School candidates Private candidates
Number of candidates 25 5
Mean 55 40
Standard deviation 4 5
Calculate the overall mean and standard deviation of the Physics marks.
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PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2009
[5 marks]
9. A discrete random variable X takes the values of 0, 1 and 2 with the probabilities of a, b and
c respectively. Given that E(X) =
4
3
and Var(X) =
5
9
, ﬁnd the values of a, b and c.
[6 marks]
10. The independent random variable Y
i
, where i = 1, 2, . . . , n, takes the values of 0 and 1 with
the probabilities of q and p respectively, where q = 1 −p.
(a) Show that E(Y
i
) = p and Var(Y
i
) = pq.
(b) If X = Y
1
+Y
2
+. . . +Y
n
, determine E(X) and Var(X). Comment on the distribution of
X.
[8 marks]
11. The number of hours spent in a library per week by arts and science students in a college is
normally distributed with mean 12 hours and standard deviation 5 hours for arts students,
and mean 15 hours and standard deviation 4 hours for science students.
A random sample of four arts students and six science students is chosen. Assuming that X
is the mean number of hours spent by these 10 students in a week,
(a) calculate E(X) and Var(X),
(b) ﬁnd the probability that in a given week, the mean number of hours spent by this sample
of students is between 11 hours and 15 hours.
[10 marks]
12. The time to repair a certain type of machine is a random variable X (in hours). The probability
density function is given by
f(x) =
0.01x −p, 10 ≤ x < 20,
q −0.01x, 20 ≤ x ≤ 30,
0, otherwise,
where p and q are constants.
(a) Show that p = 0.1 and q = 0.3. [6 marks]
(b) Find the probability that the repair work takes at least 15 hours. [4 marks]
(c) Determine the expected value of X. [4 marks]
(d) If the total cost of repair of the machine comprises a surcharge of RM500 and an hourly
rate of RM100, express the total cost of repair in terms of X, and determine the expected
total cost of repair. [3 marks]
[17 marks]
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PAPER 1 ANSWER Lee Kian Keong
3 PAPER 1 ANSWER
STPM 2002
1. f
−1
: x →
x
2
−1
3
, D
f
−1 = {x : x ≥ 0}, R
f
−1 = {x : x ≥ −
1
3
}
2.
dy
dx
= 1,
d
2
y
dx
2
= 0
3. a = 1, b = 0, c = 0.
4. 2(x + 1)
3
2
−8(x + 1)
1
2
+C
5. {x : x < 0}, x = −ln 2
6. 4
√
2 −3
√
3
7.
1
2(2k −1)
−
1
2(2k + 1)
, S
n
=
1
2
1 −
1
2n + 1
,
1
2
.
8. a = 5, b = 14; shortest distance=8
√
2 units; Area=80 unit
2
9. Point of intersection=(0,0), (2,2), (2,10) ; Area=16 units
2
.
10. x=200, y=50, z=50.
11. (a) x = 1, x = −1, x = 2, x = −2
(b) x < 1
12. f is not one to one function.
If k ≥ 0, 1 root. If k < 0, 3 roots.
STPM 2003
1.
2.
1
e
2
3.
1
24
4. x = ±
1
√
2
, y = ±
1
√
2
5. {x : 0 < x < 1, 1 < x < 2}
6. (a) 1 +e, 1 +e. Not continuous.
7.
8. 1 −
1
2
x +
7
8
x
2
−
25
16
x
3
+. . . ;
√
62 = 7.8740
9. (a)
¸
−3 1 5
6 −2 −10
3 −1 −5
¸
; (b)
¸
−3 1 5
6 −2 −10
3 −1 −5
¸
;
¸
−3 1 5
6 −2 −10
3 −1 −5
¸
.
10. a =
1
2
, b = 4 ; Area=
8
3
; Volume=
32
15
π
11. 0.375
12.
1
r
−
1
r + 2
; (b)
3
2
,
4
3
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PAPER 1 ANSWER Lee Kian Keong STPM 2004
STPM 2004
1. 1
2. 1 −
1
2
x −
1
8
x
2
−
1
16
x
3
; 2.64609
3.
4.
¸
10 −1 −13
−14 5 17
6 −3 −3
¸
;
1
12
¸
10 −1 −13
−14 5 17
6 −3 −3
¸
5. a =
5
16
; x continuous at x = 2
6.
7. {x : x < 2 −
√
5}
8. a = 0, b = 1 ; 0.683
9. a = 0 , b = 4 , c = −4 ; m = −2 , n = 0.
10. Equation of normal is x +y + 1 = 0 ; B(−1, 0).
11. Point of intersection = (0,0) and (4,2) ; Area =
4
3
; Volume =
64
15
π.
12. (a) a = 3, r = −2 ; (b) n = 12
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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS
Lee Kian Keong
1
PAPER 1 QUESTIONS
1. The function f is deﬁned by f : x → √ 3x + 1, x ∈ R, x ≥ − 1 3 [4] 2. Given that y = e−x cos x, ﬁnd d y dy when x = 0 and dx dx2 [4] 2b − 1 3. Determine the values of a, b, c so that the matrix 2a − 1 b matrix. a2 b2 a bc is a symmetric b + c 2c − 1 [5] 4. By using suitable substitution, ﬁnd 3x − 1 √ dx x+1 [5] 5. Determine the set of x such that the geometric series 1 + ex + e2x + . . . converges. Find the exact value of x so that the series converges to 2. [6] 6. Express √ √ √ 59 − 24 6 as p 2 + q 3 where p and q are integers. [7] 7. Express 4k 2 1 as partial fraction. −1
2
STPM 2002
Find f −1 and state its domain and range.
n
Hence, ﬁnd a simple expression for Sn =
k=1
1 and ﬁnd lim Sn n→∞ 4k 2 − 1 [8]
8. Given that P QRS is a parallelogram where P (0, 9), Q(2, −5), R(7, 0) and S(a, b) are points on the plane. Find a and b. Find the shortest distance from P to QR and the area of the parallelogram. [10] 9. Find the point of intersection of the curves y = −x2 + 3x and y = 2x3 − x2 − 5x. Sketch on the same coordinate system these two curves. Calculate the area of the region bounded by the curves y = −x2 + 3x and y = 2x3 − x2 − 5x. [11] −10 4 9 2 3 4 10. Matrix M and N is given by M = 15 −4 −14 , and N = 4 3 1 −5 1 6 1 2 4 Find M N and deduce N −1 . Product X, Y , Z are assembled from three components A, B, C according to diﬀerent proportions. Each product X consists of two components of A, four components of B, and one 2
PAPER 1 QUESTIONS
Lee Kian Keong
STPM 2003
component of C; each product of Y consists of three components of A, three components of B, and two components of C; each product of Z consists of four components of A, one component of B, and four components of C. A total of 750 components of A, 1000 components of B, and 500 components of C are used. With X, Y , Z representing the number of products of X, Y , and Z assembled, obtain a matrix equation representing the information given. Hence, ﬁnd the number of products of X, Y , and Z assembled. [12] 11. Show that polynomial 2x3 − 9x2 + 3x + 4 has x − 1 as factor. Hence, (a) ﬁnd all the real roots of 2x6 − 9x4 + 3x2 + 4 = 0. (b) determine the set of values of x so that 2x3 − 9x2 + 3x + 4 < 12 − 12x. [13] 12. Funnction f if deﬁned by f (x) = 2x . (x + 1)(x − 2) Show that f (x) < 0 for all values of x in the domain of f . Sketch the graph of y = f (x). Determine if f is a one to one function. Give reasons to your answer. Sketch the graph of y = f (x). Explain how the number of the roots of the equation f (x) = k(x − 2) depends on k. [15]
STPM 2003
1. Show that −1 is the only one real root of the equation x3 + 3x2 + 5x + 3 = 0. [5] dy √ 2. If y = ln xy, ﬁnd the value of when y=1. dx [5]
π 6
3. Using the substitution u = 3 + 2 sin θ, evaluate
0
cos θ dθ (3 + 2 sin θ)2 [5]
4. If (x + iy)2 = i, ﬁnd all the real values of x and y. [6] 5. Find the set of values of x such that −1 < x − 2x + x − 2 < 0. [7] 6. The function f is deﬁned by 1 + e x , x<1 f (x) = 3, x=1 2 + e − x, x > 1 (a) Find lim f (x) and lim f (x). Hence, determine whether f is continuous at x = 1.
x→1− x→1+ 3 2
(b) Sketch the graph of f . [7] 3
Show that the equation 1+x (1 + x)ex − 2 = 0 has a root in the interval [0. Express 1 + 2x √ 1 By taking x = . 1). r r r r + 2 (r + 2)2 ∞ (b) show that r=1 ur = 3 1 1 1 − − and determine the values of ur and ur+1 + r . ﬁnd 62 correct to four decimal places. on the same coordinate axes. 2 n+1 n+2 3 r=1 r=1 [14] ∞ ∞ STPM 2004 e 1. Calculate the volume of the solid formed by revolving the region about the xaxis. 8. 1]. [4] √ 1 2. The straight line l1 which passes through the points A(4. Use the NewtonRaphson method with the initial estimate x0 = 0.PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2004 7. 0) and B(2. Express ur = 2 in partial fractions. If l2 intersects √ the xaxis and yaxis at points Q and R respectively. The curve y = x(b − x). Expand (1 − x) 2 in ascending powers of x up to the term in x3 . 4) intersects the yaxis at point P . [13] 12. where I is the 3 × 3 identity matrix. (b) Find (A + I)B.5 to estimate the root correct to three decimal places. 1 1 1 1 (a) show that u2 = − + 2 + + . Show that 1 ln x dx = 1. the graphs y = ex and y = 2 . [9] a 10. ﬁnd the value of 7 correct to ﬁve decimal places. show that P R : QR = 5 : 3. where a = 0. The straight line l2 is perpendicular to l1 and passes through B. r2 + 2r Using the result obtained. Sketch. [8] 1 1+x 2 as a series of sacending powers of x up to the term in x3 . has a turning point at point (2. The matrix A is given by A = 3 1 0 1 −3 1 −2 (a) Find the matrix B such that B = A2 − 10I. [5] 4 . 30 [9] 1 2 9. Determine the 2 values of a and b. [12] 11. Calculate the area of the region bounded bt the xaxis and the curve. Hence. and hence ﬁnd (A + I)21 B.
ﬁnd 4 1 . Hence. solve the inequality 2 − x > 2 +  x [8] 8. Find the real numbers m and n for which P = mQ + nI. (A − B) ∪ (B − A) = (A ∪ B) − (A ∩ B) [6] 3 3 4. Show that the locus of P is the ellipse 16 12 [7] 1 7. With this value of a. b and c. Using the NewtonRaphson method to ﬁnd the real root correct to three decimal places. [6] 6. x 1 Hence. are given by 2 −2 0 −1 P = 0 0 2 and Q = 0 a b c 0 1 0 −2 0 −1 2 Determine the values of a. Find the coordinates of B. Matrix A is given by A = 5 4 1 2 Find the adjoint of A. The function f is deﬁned by x − 1. b). where P Q = QP . Find the value of a if lim f (x) exists. A curve is deﬁned by the parametric equations x = 1 − 2t. [11] 5 . [9] 9. 3 A−1 . where I is the 3 × 3 identity matrix. The sum of distance of the point P from the point (4. Using the laws of the algebra of sets. determine whether x→2 f is continuous at x = 2.0) and the distance of P from the origin y2 (x − 2)2 + = 1 and sketch the ellipse. x ≥ 2 where a ∈ R. show that. show that the equation x3 + x − 1 = 0 has only one real root and state the successive integers a and b such that the real root lies in the interval (a.PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2004 3. for any sets A and B. [10] 2 10. −4). on the same coordinate axes. Using the sketch of y = x3 and x + y = 1. is 8 units. t Find the equation of the normal to the curve at the point A(3. Sketch. the graph of y = x − 2 and y = 2 + . y = −2 + . The matrices P and Q. [6] 5. 0≤x<2 f (x) = x + 2 ax2 + 1. The normal of the curve at the point A cuts the curve again at point B.
Find the solution set of inequality x − 2 < 1 where x = 0. show that x x . . 8) in the ratio 3 : 4. Find the equation of the line passing through R and perpendicular to P Q.001 [13] STPM 2005 1. where x = 0. [7] 6 d2 y dy +2 + xy = 0 dx2 dx . Find the coordinate of the 2 points of intersection. [5] 4. Using the laws of the algebra of sets. 2 Find the volume of the solid formed when the region is rotated through 2π radians about the yaxis. x [7] 6. is a(1 − rn ) 1−r (a) The sum of the ﬁrst ﬁve terms of a geometric series is 33 and the sum of the ﬁrst ten terms of the geometric series is 1023. . .. If y = . 2 are Sn and S∞ respectively. Hence.875 + . ﬁnd the shortest distance between the circle and the straight line.. The point R divides the line joining the points P (3. Sketch on the same coordinates axis y = x and the curve y 2 = x. Find the perpendicular distance from the centre of the circle x2 + y 2 − 8x + 2y + 8 = 0 to the straight line 3x + 4y = 28. show that (A ∩ B) − (A ∩ B) = B [4] cos x 2. For the geometric series 7 + 3. Prove that the sum of the ﬁrst n terms of a geometric series a + ar + ar2 + . Find the common ratio and the ﬁrst term of the geometric series. [6] 5. ﬁnd the smallest value of n for which the diﬀerent between the sum of the ﬁrst n terms and the sum to inﬁnity is less than 0. 3 (b) The sum of the ﬁrst n terms and the sum to inﬁnity of the geometric series 6 − 3 + − .. [4] 3. Determine the smallest value of n such that Sn −S∞  < 0. 1 Find the area of region bounded by the line y = x and the curve y 2 = x.PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2005 1 11. [13] 12.75 + 0. 2) and Q(5.5 + 1.01. .
Express f (x) = x2 − x − 1 in partial fractions. give the xx coordinate and ycoordinate correct to three decimal places. is p. (x + 2)(x − 3) ex − e−x 2 andg(x) = x ex + e−x e + e−x √ 1 1 Hence. on the same coordinate axes. ﬁnd the point of intersection. Sketch. [14] STPM 2006 1. The functions f and g are given by f (x) = (a) State the domains of f and g. [8] 8. the curves y = ex and y = 2 + 3e−x Calculate the area of the region bounded by the yaxis and the curves. Hence. Show that 0. B. (c) Show that f (x)2 + g(x)2 = 1. and the argument in radians. Find the coordinate of the stationary point on the curve y = x2 + where x > 0. (c) For each of z1 and z2 . If A. B and C are arbitrary sets.PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2006 7. ﬁnd the range of f . Determine whether the stationary point is a minimum point or a maximum point. [11] 11. show that [(A ∪ B) − (B ∪ C)] ∩ (A ∪ C) = ∅ [4] 7 . 1 1 The xcoordinate of the point of intersection of the curves y = x2 + and y = 2 . where x x x > 0. [11] 10. Show that A−1 = 2 0 −1 0 . hence. [13] 1 12. ﬁnd the range of g. x x Determine the set of values of x for which this expansion is valid. The complex numbers z1 and z2 satisfy the equation z 2 = 2 − 2 3i. A. (b) Represent z1 and z2 in an Argand diagram. 1 If B = 0 1 square matrices such that BA = B−1 and ABC = (AB)−1 . Using the NewtonRaphson method to determine the value of p correct to three decimal places and. (a) Express z1 and z2 in the form a + bi. ﬁnd the modulus. where a and b are real numbers. obtain an expansion of f (x) in ascending powers of up to the term in 3 . (b) Without using diﬀerentiation. 0 1 [10] 9.5 < p < 1. ﬁnd C and A. C are B2 = C.
2 2 8 . ∞ 1 If Tn = (17n − 14). b) and radius a2 + b2 − c. evaluate Un . estimate the value of ln 2. B and C are constants. Determine the values of k such that the determinant of the matrix 2k + 1 0 1 −3 k 3 2 is 0. evaluate 0 4 − x2 dx. + 1)(2 − x) x +1 2−x 1 2x + 1 Hence. Express Ax + B C 2x + 1 in the form 2 + where A. show that Un = (−2)2( 17 ) is the nth 2 term of a geometric progression. 2 n=1 [8] 8. ﬁnd an approximation for the increase in y when x increases by δx. Using trapezium rule. [6] 6. If y = x ln(x + 1). show that (1 − x) 2 + x 2 10 ≈ 29 (2 − 7x) [4] k 3. The nth term of an arithmetic progression is Tn . Hence. with ﬁve ordinates. [4] 5.6931. If x is so small that x2 and higher powers of x may be neglected.PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2006 2. Show that x + y − 2ax − 2by + c = 0 is the equation of the circle with centre (a. evaluate dx (x2 + 1)(2 − x) 0 (x2 [7] 10−Tn 5 7.01 given that ln 2 = 0. 2 [4] 1 4.
4ekt + 1 (e) Sketch the graph of f . obtain a matrix equation to represent the above information. show that x2 = (1 − x2 )y 2 . x [12] 5 2 3 5 1 −18 −1 12 and P Q = 2I. solve the equation 12y 4 − 8y 3 − 7y 2 + 2y + 1 = 0. Give a reason for your answer [10] 10. Q = b 3 1 2 −13 −1 c matrix. determine the values of a.725 (= 0. The ﬁrst group comprising ten workers have ﬁve cups of tea. b and c. (d) State whether h = g ◦ f . has remainder 60. 1 + x2 dx 9 . If y = x dy . where I is the 3 × 3 identity 11. Hence ﬁnd P −1 . Find the equation of C3 . g and h are deﬁned by f :x→ x . The function f is deﬁned by f (t) = (a) Find the value of f (0) (b) Show that f (t) > 0 (c) Show that k[1 − f (t)2 ] = 2f (t) and hence show that f (t) < 0 (d) Find lim f (t) t→∞ 4ekt − 1 where k is a positive constant. (b) Find the composite functions g ◦ f and state its domain and range. The polynomial p(x) = x4 + ax3 − 7x2 − 4ax + b has a factor x + 3 and when divided by x − 3. If P = 1 −4 3 .80. If C1 and C2 have equations x2 + y 2 − 10x − 4y + 28 = 0 and x2 + y 2 − 16x + 4y + 52 = 0 respectively. x+1 g:x→ x+2 . [10] 9. Two groups of workers have their drinks at a stall. The cost of a cup of tea and three glasses of fruit juice is the same as the cost of four cups of coﬀee. Express the inﬁnite recurring decimal 0.10. [16] STPM 2007 ˙˙ 1.PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2007 The above ﬁgure shows three circles C1 . The second group of six workers have three cups of tea. x h:x→3+ 2 x (a) State the domains of f and g. If the costs of a cup of tea. C2 and C3 touching one another. two cups of coﬀee and three glasses of fruit juice at a total cost of RM11. [4] 2. [14] 12. . where their centres lies on a straight line. a cup of coﬀee and a glass of fruit juice are RM x. . a cup of coﬀee and two glasses of fruit juice at a total cost of RM7. (c) State the domain and range of h.7252525 . RM y and RM z respectively. Find the values of a and b and factorise p(x) completely. Functions f . ) as a fraction in its lowest terms. 1 Using the substitution y = . Hence determine the cost of each drink.
solve the system of linear equations x − 2y − z 3x − y − 4z y + 2z 10 = −8. (b) 2 (1 − 3i) [6] 5. Find (a) (b) x2 + x + 2 dx. = 4. respectively. The coordinates of the points P and Q are (x. C and D such that B C 3x2 + 5x A D + + = + (1 − x2 )(1 + x)2 1 − x 1 + x (1 + x)2 (1 + x)3 . x − 1. The matrices A and B are given by −1 2 1 −35 A = −3 1 4 . x2 [6] 6. x2 + 2 x dx. x→1+ x→−1− x→−1+ lim f (x). y) and y x . [8] 9. Find the coordinates of the centre and radius of the circle. Find the constants A. If loga x a2 = 3 loga 2 − loga (x − 2a). −1 ≤ x < 1. [6] 4. where 2 x2 + y 2 +y x = 0 and y = 0. 1) and radius 3. The function f is deﬁned by √ f (x) = (a) Find lim f (x). 19 −13 12 18 45 . x + 1. x→1− (b) Determine whether f is continuous at x = −1 and x = 1. = −15. B. B = −27 0 1 2 −3 Find the matrix A2 B and deduce the inverse of A. Simplify √ √ ( 7 − 3)2 √ √ . (a) 2( 7 + 3) √ 2(1 + 3i) . 5 . otherwise. [8] 8. Hence. lim f (x) and lim f (x). where i = −1.PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2007 [4] 3. If Q moves on a circle with centre (1. x+1 e [7] 7. show that the locus of P is also a circle. express x in terms of a.
ﬁnd all the real roots of the equation f (x) = 0. (b) sketch the curve. x g : x → 2x − 1. x ∈ R Find f ◦ g and its domain. [17] STPM 2008 1. (a) ﬁnd the equation of the curve.PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2008 [10] 10. [4 marks] 3 2. A ∩ (B ∪ C) ⊂ (A ∩ B) ∪ (A ∩ C) [5 marks] 4. where k ∈ R. when k varies. ﬁnd the real part of 1 . [13] x3 12. y) is given by x > 0. Show that 2 (x − 2)2 5 dx = + 4 ln x2 3 2 3 [4 marks] 3. [11] 11. (b) Factorise p(x) completely. The gradient of the tangent to a curve at any point (x. If the curve passes through the point (1. x x x Hence. dy 3x − 5 = √ . [6 marks] 11 . express f (x) = x3 − 4x − 6 − + 3 as a polynomial in y. x ∈ R \ {0}. If z is a complex number such that z = 1. show that. The polynomial p(x) = 2x3 + 4x2 + x − k has factor (x + 1). where dx 2 x (c) calculate the area of the region bounded by the curve and the xaxis. Determine the number of real roots of the equation x3 = k(x2 − 1). Using deﬁnitions. Find the coordinates of the stationary points on the curve y = 2 abd determine their x −1 nature. The function f and g are deﬁned by f :x→ 1 . Using the substitution y = x + 4 1 1 . 1−z [6 marks] 1 5. for any sets A. Sketch the curve. −4). B and C. 2 (a) Find the value of k.
They receive an interest of 4% per annum. Sketch. (b) Calculate the total savings of Miss Dora at the end of nth year. (a) Calculate the total savings of Mr. [15 marks] 12 . (a) Find the coordinates of A and B. Miss Dora continues to deposit RM2000 at the beginning of each of the subsequent years without any withdrawal. Find the solution set of the inequality 3 4 >3− . [9 marks] 9. (c) Find the area of the triangle OAB. where A and B lie in the ﬁrst quadrant. whereas. Liu at the end of nth year. . Liu and Miss Dora deposited RM10 000 and RM2000 respectively in a bank. The lines y = 2x and y = x intersect the curve y 2 + 7xy = 18 at points A and B respectively. Liu. If y = sin x − cos x dy d2 y = 2y . 0 2 [8 marks] (a) Show that A2 = I.PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2008 6. where I is the 3 × 3 identity 1 (b) Find the matrix B which satisﬁes BA = 0 −1 8. 4 3 2 1 . x−1 x [10 marks] 10. At the beginning of this year. Show that the gradient of the curve y = x is always decreasing. [11 marks] 11. and state the intervals for which the curve is concave upwards. and deduce A−1 . Calculate the volume of the solid formed when the region is rotated through 2π radians about the xaxis. (c) Determine in which year the total savings of Miss Dora exceeds the total savings of Mr. Mr. the curves y = 6 − ex and y = 5e−x . on the same coordinate axes. (b) Calculate the perpendicular distance of A to OB. Calculate the area of the region bounded by the curves. and ﬁnd the coordinates of the points of intersection. where O is the origin. Mr Liu does not make any additional deposit nor withdrawal. −2 1 matrix. [16 marks] 12. Matrix A is given by A = 1 1 0 0 −1 0 . Sketch the curve. show that sin x + cos x dx2 dx [6 marks] 1 7. x2 − 1 Determine the coordinates of the point of inﬂexion of the curve.
obtain the smallest value of n if the diﬀerence between 2 45 . (a) The matrix P. (b) Using the result in (a). Given x > 0 and f (x) = √ x. The line y + x + 3 = 0 is a tangent to the curve y = px2 + qx. . deduce (PQ)−1 . Q = −1 1 −3 2 7 −50 −6 20 −33 4 −5 . [8] 8. evaluate 0 x2 (1 − x) 3 dx. Find the values of x if y = 3 − x and 4y − (x2 − 9) = −24. where p = 0 at the point x = −1. (c) Given that line l cuts the x and yaxes at P and Q respectively. h→0 h [4 marks] 3. For geometric series 6 + 3 + 3 + . Find the values of p and q.. Q and R are given by 1 5 6 −13 P = 2 −2 4 . The parametric equations of a straight line l are given by x = 4t − 2 and y = 3 − 3t. ﬁnd x. the sum of the ﬁrst n + 4 terms and the sum of ﬁrst n terms is less than 64 [6 marks] 4. solve the system of linear equations 6x + x − x + . R = 1 15 −2 7 −5 1 −13 −1 11 Find matrices PQ and PQR and hence. Using an appropriate substitution. 3 (a) Show that the point A(1. Given that loga (3x − 4a) + loga 3x = 2 1 + loga (1 − 2a).PAPER 1 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2009 STPM 2009 1. Determine the set of values of x satisfying the inequality x 1 ≥ x+1 x+1 [4 marks] 2. ﬁnd the ratio P A : AQ. 4 (b) Find the Cartesian equation of line l. log2 a 2 [7] 1 6. ) lies on line l. [7] 1 7. [9] 9. where 0 < a < . [6 marks] 5. ﬁnd lim f (x) − f (x + h) . 13 10y 2y 2y + 8z + z + 3z = 4500 = 0 = 1080 . .
factorise p(x) completely. the curve and the straight line. The polynomial p(x) = 6x4 − ax3 − bx2 + 28x + 12. The points P . (a) sketch. has factors (x + 2) and (x − 2). Q. and hence. ∼ ∼ ∼ − − → −→ − Find the angle between vector OP and vector OQ [4 marks] 2. 10]. The tangent to the circle at P and the chord RS which is produced. (b) Give that p(x) = (2x − 3)[q(x) − 41 + 3x3 ]. and hence. R. (b) determine the coordinate of their points of intersection. [15] 2 t and y = 2t + 1 t 2 PAPER 2 QUESTIONS 1. meet at T . dx 3 (a) Show that [11] 11. ﬁnd q(x). Prove that ∠XZY = 90◦ [6 marks] 3. Position vectors of the points P and Q relative to the origin O are 2 i and 3 i + 4j respectively. [13] 12. and determine its range when x ∈ [−2. (a) Find the values of a and b. where a and b are real constants. dy 5 1 dy =2− 2 . such that ∠P QR = 80◦ and ∠RP S = 30◦ as shown in the diagram below. (d) ﬁnd the volume of the solid formed when R is rotated through 360◦ about the xaxis. Points A and B are in the side XY of triangle XY Z with XA = AB = BY . Points C and D are on the sides Y Z and XZ respectively such that ABCD is a rhombus. STPM 2002 14 . (c) calculate the area of the region R bounded by the curve and the straight line. dx t +2 2 dx dy 1 (b) Find the coordinates of points when = . A curve is deﬁned by the parametric equations x=t− where t = 0. deduce that − < < 2. Given a curve y = x2 − 4 and straight line y = x − 2.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong [10] 10. S are on the circumference of a circle. on the same coordinates axes.
from the moment the water is put in the freezer until it becomes ice at 0◦ C. [9 marks] 5. (a) Draw the triangles of velocity of both situations tan α − 1 (b) Show that tan θ = 1 − cot β 2 2 (c) Express v2 − v1 in terms of u. Show that k = ln .PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2002 (a) Show that P R = P T (b) Show that the length of the chord RS is the same as the radius of the circle. the water is placed in a freezer at −10◦ C to be frozen to ice. three red balls and six white balls. A boiling water at 100◦ C is left to cool in kitchen that has a surrounding temperature of 25◦ C. 2 When the water reaches 50◦ C. r > 0 and 0 < α < √ . Wind is blowing with a speed of w from the direction of N θ◦ W. 15 . Find the time required. When the ship is cruising north with a speed of u. however found that the wind seemed to be blowing with a speed of v2 from the direction N β ◦ W. Find the probability that all the three balls selected are of the same color. from the direction N α◦ W. and k is a positive constant. 2 Hence. Three balls are selected at random from one blue ball. [7 marks] 4. which satisﬁes the inequality √ 0 < cos x + 3 sin x < 1 3 sin x in the form r cos(x − α). [12 marks] 6. w and θ. Express cos x + π . When a ship is cruising eastwards with a speed of u. θs is the surrounding temperature. the captain of the ship. The rate of change of water temperature is described by the diﬀerential equation dθ = −k(θ − θs ) dt where θ is the water temperature at time t. 3 The water takes 1 hour to decrease to the temperature of 75◦ C. [13 marks] 7. ﬁnd the value of x with 0 ≤ x ≤ 2π. the captain of ship found that the wind seem like blowing with a speed of v1 .
the mean number of defective components per lot is 6.014 6 or more 0. Numbers of defective components per lot Relative frequency 0 0. is less than 5 kg.148 5 0. Age in Years 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Number of teenagers 4 10 27 110 212 238 149 [ Age 12 .means age 12 and more but less than 13 years ] (a) Display the above data using histogram (b) Find the median and semiinterquartile range for the age of teenagers who patronize the recreation centre.054 2 0.032 (a) State the mode and the median number of defective electronic components per lot. (b) For the lots with defective components of more than 5. Assuming that Y is normally distributes. The table below shows the number of defective electronic components per lot for 500 lots that have been tested. 16 . Hence. ﬁnd the probability that a red water melon with mass less than 5 kg has mass less than 4 kg.4. The number of teenagers. [6 marks] 10. where M represents the mass of a red water melon and K the mass of a yellow water melon. The mass of red water melon produced by the farmer is normally distributed with a mean of 6 kg and a standard deviation of 1 kg. [4 marks] 9.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2002 [3 marks] 8. according to age. The mass of yellow water melon produced by a farmer is normally distributed with a mean of 4 kg and a standard deviation of 800 g.5. (a) Find the probability that the mass of a red water melon. determine the mean and variance of Y . [10 marks] 11.392 3 0. Find the smallest number of bulbs that must be examined so that the probability of obtaining at least one nonusable bulb exceeds 0. ﬁnd the probability that the mass of a red water melon selected at random is more than twice the mass of yellow water melon selected at random. Find the mean number of defective electronic components per lot for the given 500 lots. Two percent of the bulb produced by a factory are not usable. selected at random.318 4 0. that patronize a recreation centre for a certain period of time is indicated in the following table.042 1 0. Give your answer to the nearest months. (b) If Y = M − 2K.
[7] 4. show that BC is parallel to XY . [15 marks] STPM 2003 1. AB and AC cut the circumference of the circle at X and Y respectively. Calculate the value of p and determine the angle between the resultant force and OA. 0 ≤ x ≤ 3 P (X > x) = 1 b − x. Continuous random variable X is deﬁned in the interval 0 to 4. [3] 3. where i and j are perpendicular unit vectors. The resultant force has magnitude 3p N. Show that 1 1 u − v = sin (φ − θ) 2 2 [5] 2. prove that tan(A + B) = tan A + tan B 1 − tan A tan B 17 . 6 (b) Find the cumulative distribution function of X and sketch its graph (a) Show that a = (c) Find the probability density function of X (d) Calculate the mean and standard deviation of X. 3 < x ≤ 4 2 with a and b as constants. Prove that the triangles RP B and SQB are similar. The diagram below shows two circles ABRP and ABQS which intersect at A and B. [8] 5.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2003 [11 marks] 12. Let u = cos φ i + sin φ j and v = cos θ i + sin θ j. The angle between OA and OB is 120◦ . A force of magnitude 2p N acts along the line OA abd a force of magnitude 10 N acts along √ the line OB. P AQ and RAS are straight lines. Starting from the formulae for sin(A + B) and cos(A + B). Show that ∠CBX + ∠CY X = 180◦ If AB = AC. with 1 − ax. 1 and b = 2. Vertices B and C of the triangle ABC lie on the circumference of a circle.
05 g. . where p < q. with a and b as constants. 5. (a) Assuming that P = P0 at time t = 0 and a > b.00 a month. A factory has 36 male workers and 64 female workers. p. xn with mean x.00 are given a bonus of RM1000.9 and ¯ 102. and b is the mortality rate. . At the end of the year. A total of 2000 persons are injected with the anaesthetic. (b) At a certain instant.00 whereas the others receive a month’s salary. In actual face. [5] 8. q. The epidemic results in no more oﬀspring of the ﬁsh being produced and the ﬁsh die at a rate directly 1 . 7.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS If 2x + y = π . a is the rate of reproduction. ﬁnd the probability that exactly one worker receives a bonus of one month’s salary. Calculate the of p and q.05 g and standard deviation 0. x2 . Assuming that the mass of tea powder of each bag is normally distributed. . [16] 7. Show that. the mass of tea powder per bag has mean 2. 11. show that tan = 2 − 1. The rate of increase in the number of a species of ﬁsh in a lake is described by the diﬀerential equation dP = (a − b)P dt where P is the number of ﬁsh at time t weeks.002. there is an outbreak of an epidemic of a disease. (b) If a male worker and a demale worker are randomly chosen. x3 . . 9. (a) If two workers are randomly chosen. Determine the length of time from the outbreak of the epidemic until all the ﬁsh of that species die. 8 8 tan y = [9] 6. ﬁnd the probability that exacly one worker receives a bonus of one month’s salary. 6. ¯ (x − x)2 = ¯ x2 − n¯2 x (x − x)2 = ¯ The numbers 4.10 g of tea powder in a box og 100 tea bags. The probability of a person allergic to a type of anaesthetic is 0. with 10 male workers earning less than RM1000. There are 900 ﬁsh before the outbreak of the epidemic and only proportional to P 400 ﬁsh are alive after 6 weeks.95 g to 2. solve the diﬀerential equation and sketch its solution curve. workers earning less than RM1000. 5. [6] 10. [5] 9.9.00 a month and 17 female workers earning at least RM1000. 12. show that 4 Lee Kian Keong STPM 2003 1 − 2 tan x − tan2 x 1 + 2 tan x − tan2 x π π √ By substituting x = . for the numbers x1 . calculate the probability that more than two persons are allergic to the anaesthetic. calculate the expected number of tea bags which contain 1. Tea bags are labelled as containing 2 g of tea powder. 18 . have mean x = 6. Using a suitable approximate distribution.
The probability density function is given by 1 1 e− 8 t . The diagram below shows two isosceles triangles ABC and ADE which have bases AB and AD respectively. [5 marks] 3. to three decimal places. which satisfy the equation tan x + 4 cot x = 4 sec x. The lifespan of a species of plant is a random variable T (tens of days). 5. [14] STPM 2004 1. (c) Calculate the expected lifespan of that species of plant. that a plant of that species randomly chosen has a lifespan of more than 20 days. otherwise (a) Find the cumulative distribution function of T and sketch its graph. where 0◦ < x < 360◦ . dt where x = 1. t > 0 f (t) = 8 0.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2004 [8] 11. with BC and DE parallel and equal in length. show that CS and CT trisect the diagonal BD. The lines CS and CT cut the diagonal BD at the points U and V respectively. The number of ships which anchor at a port every week for 26 particular weeks are as follows 32 26 28 27 43 38 21 42 35 18 19 37 25 50 45 46 35 23 32 40 18 20 26 29 30 46 (a) Display the data in a stemplot (b) Find the median and interquartile range (c) Draw a boxplot to represent the data (d) State the shape of the frequency distribution. The variables t and x are connected by dx = 2t(x − 1). −→ − −→ − −→ − −→ − −→ 1 −→ − − Show that BU = λBC +λCD and BU = (1−µ)BC + µCD also where λ and µ are constants. Each triangle has base angles measuring 75◦ . show that BU = BD . Find x in terms of t if x = 2 when t = 1. Show that 19 . Express cos θ + 3 sin θ in the form r cos(θ − α). 2 −→ 1 −→ − − Hence. 3 Hence. The points S and T are midpoints of the sides AB and AD respectively of a parallelogram ABCD. where r > 0 and 0◦ < α < 90◦ [4 marks] 2. [5 marks] 4. (b) Find the probability. Give a reason for your answer [11] 12. Find all values of x.
A canal of width 2a has parallel straight banks and the water ﬂows due north. The continuous random variable X has the probability density function 4 x2 (3 − x). (b) sketch the actual path taken by the swimmer. with the point O as the midpoint of AB. A type of seed is sold in packets which contain ten seeds each. is given by vc = v0 1 − x2 a2 . vc . Taking y to denote the distance northwards travelled by the swimmer. [13 marks] 7. dx vr a If the width of the canal is 12 m. On the average. 0 < x < 3. show that dy v0 x2 = 1− 2 . The points A and B are on opposite banks and B is due east of A. otherwise.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2004 (a) ∠DBC = ∠BDE = 90◦ . The speed of the current in the canal. it is found that a seed per packet does not germinate. where v0 is the speed of the current in the middle of the canal and x is the distance eastwards from the middle of the canal. A swimmer swims from A towards the east at speed vr relative to the current in the canal. (a) Calculate P X< 3 . (b) the triangle ACE is an equilateral triangle. (a) ﬁnd the distance of the swimmer from O when he is at the middle of the canal and his distance from B whenhe reaches the east bank of the canal. Find the probability that a packet chosen at random contains less than two seeds which do not germinate. f (x) = 27 0. 2 (b) Find the cumulative distribution function of X. [4 marks] 8. 20 . the speed of the current in the middle of the canal is 10 ms−1 and the speed of the swimmer is 2 ms−1 relative to the current in the canal. (c) the quadrilateral BCED is a square. [12 marks] 6. The xaxis and yaxis are taken in the east and north directions respectively with O as the origin.
[9 marks] 11. The discrete random variable X has the probability function P (X = x) = where k is a constant. (a) If the manufacturer guarantees that the lifespan of an electrical instrument is at least 36 months. x = 1. (a) Determine the value of k and tabulate the probability distribution of X. The diagram below shows two intersecting circles AXY B and CBOX. Show that ∠ABC = ∠BAC. [7 marks] 10. of ﬁsh caught by 22 ﬁshermen on a particular day. The following data show the masses. ﬁnd the probability that both transistors are defective. 2. (e) State whether the mean or the median is more suitable as a representative value of the above data. (b) Find the mean and standard deviation.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2005 [6 marks] 9. (c) Find the median and interquartile range. otherwise (a) Display the above data in an ordered stemplot. (a) Find the probability that at least one out of the two transistors chosen is defective. [10 marks] 12. Two transistors are chosen at random from a batch of transistors containing ninety good and ten defective ones. where O is the centre of the circle AXY B. determine the greatest length of the gurantee period correct to the nearest month. calculate the percentage of the electrical instruments which have to be replacedfree of charge. (b) If the manufacturer speciﬁes that less than 0. in kg.1% of the electrical instruments have to be replacedfree of charge. AXC and BY C are straight lines. 21 . (b) If at least one out of the two transistors chosen is defective. 23 69 48 22 51 42 25 46 39 23 37 52 41 41 38 40 37 59 20 68 88 59 k(4 − x)2 . (d) Draw a boxplot to represent the above data. (b) Find E(7X − 1) and Var(7X − 1). Justify your answer. [16 marks] STPM 2005 1. The lifespan of an electrical instrument produced by a manufacturer is normally distributed with a mean of 72 months and a standard deviation of 15 months. 3. 0.
show that the diﬀerential equation x2 dy 2y + y2 = − dx x may be reduced to dv v2 = − 2. ﬁnd CP : CQ . ﬁnd the solution of the diﬀerential equation (sin 2x) for which y = dy = 2y(1 − y) dx 1 1 when x = π. 3 4 [8 marks] 6. In the triangle ABC. AB = BC = 10 cm. ﬁnd the general solution of the original diﬀerential equation. Show that d 2 (ln tan x) = .PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2005 [5 marks] 2. BD DF − − → − − → − − → −→ − Express CP and CQ in terms of k. calculate the angle between the face ABC and the face ABD. dx sin 2x Hence. Using the substitution y = v . Hence. AC = 8 cm and BP = 3 cm. where AB = a and BC = b. Show that the triangles BP C and ABC are similar. The mass of a small loaf of bread produced in a bakery may be modelled by a normal random variable with mean 303 g and standard deviation 4 g. a and b. If AB = 4 cm. P and Q lie on a straight line. AC = 8 2 cm. determine the value of k. Hence. Show that the line from C perpendicular to AB and the line from D perpendicular to AB meet at a point on AB. the point P lies on the side AC such that ∠BP C = ∠ABC. AD = CD = 8 cm and BD = 6 cm. If the points C. In the tetrahedron ABCD. The points P and Q lie on the diagonals BD and DF respectively of a regular hexagon ABCDEF such that BP DQ = = k. [7 marks] √ 4. [7 marks] 3. ﬁnd the area of the triangle BP C. Express y explicity in terms of x in your answer. [14 marks] 7. Find the probability that a randomly chosen loaf has a mass between 295 g and 305 g. [8 marks] 5. dx x Hence. 22 .
determine the value of k. A computer accessories distributor obtains its supply of diskettes from manufacturers A and B. The results are summarised in the table below. . The probability that a diskette produced by manufacturer A is defective is 0. [16 marks] 23 . estimate the median and the interquartile range. 25 3 f (x) = 25 (2x − 1). . (b) Given that P (0 ≤ X ≤ k = 100 [8 marks] 11.184 185 . . (c) Plot a cumulative frequency curve of the above data. (b) Find P (Y − E(Y ) ≤ 30).02. density function 1 −2 ≤ x ≤ 2 1 ≤x≤3 2 otherwise. The continuous random variable X has probability 1 (1 − 2x).194 195 . Find the probability that (a) the number begins or ends with 0. Find the probability that a randomly chosen packet contains exactly one defective diskette.201 Number of days 8 11 25 22 15 7 2 (a) State what the number 11 in the table means. 100 P (Y = y) = 5050 (a) Show that E(Y ) = 67 and ﬁnd Var(Y ). The level of the metal dust at the workplace is recorded at a particular time of day for a period of 90 consecutive working days. in the range 0000 to 9999 inclusive. (d) Find the percentage of days for which the workplace is considered unsafe.05 whereas the probability that a diskette produced by manufacturer B is defective is 0. 0. 3.189 190 . digits.179 180 . y = 1. A fourdigit number. Hence. [7 marks] 10. (b) Calculate estimates of the mean and standard deviation of the levels of the metal dust. The diskettes are packed by the manufacturers in packets of tens. (b) the number contains exactly two nonzero. with 60% of the diskettes from manufacturer A. Overexposure to a certain metal dust at the workplace of a factory is detrimental to the health of its workers. Metal dust level (µ g m−3 ) 170 . 2.199 200 . [9 marks] 12.174 175 . (a) Sketch the graph of y = f (x) 13 . is formed.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2005 [3 marks] 8. [6 marks] 9. The probability distribution function of the discrete random variable Y is y . The workplace is considered safe if the level of the metal dust is less than 198 µ g m−3 . .
Prove that an exterior angle of a cyclic quadrilateral is equal to the opposite interior angle. Find the velocities of the particle when its acceleration is zero for the ﬁrst and second times. ∠CF D = α and ∠BEC = 3α. 24 . 4. 4 8 1 p 2. At time t s. The lines AB and DC extended meet at the point E and the lines AD and BC extended meet at the point F . 3. − → 1 − → − → 1 − → − → − − → 1− (a) Show that AG = mAB + mAC and AG = (1 − n)AB + AC. CA and AB respectively of the triangle ABC. determine the value of α. Find also the distance traveled by the particle between the ﬁrst and second times its acceleration is zero. where R > 0 and 0◦ < α < 90◦ . ﬁnd the value of p. The points P . The lines AP and BQ meet at the point G. If DA = DE. dy = y2 − y − 2 dx In the diagram. Q. 3 5. Show that triangles ADE and CBE are similar. A particle moves from rest along a horizontal straight line. solve the equation 4 sin θ − 3 cos θ = 3 for 0◦ < α < 360◦ . the displacement and velocity of the particle are x m and v ms−1 respectively and its acceleration. 2 2 2 2 2 Deduce that AG = AP and CG = CR. If the angle between the vectors a = and b = is 135◦ . is given by √ dv = sin(πt) − 3 cos(πt) dt Express v and x in terms of t. Hence. 3 3 2 (b) Show that CR meets AP and BQ at G. Express 4 sin θ − 3 cos θ in the form R sin(θ − α). ABCD is a cyclic quadrilateral. where AG = mAP and BG = nBQ. in ms−2 . where CG = CR.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2006 STPM 2006 1. Find the general solution of the diﬀerential equation x . 6. and R are the midpoints of the sides BC.
The random variable W is deﬁned by W = X − Y . The probability that a heart patient survives after surgery in a country is 0. 11.5 and 3. (a) Find E(W ) and Var(W ) (b) Give one reason why W is not a Poisson random variable. The probability that it rains in a certain area is . 1≤x≤b f (x) = 12 0. (b) Calculate estimates of the mean. with archer A taking the ﬁrst shot. The times taken by 22 students to breakfast are shown in the following table. The independent Poisson random variables X and Y have parameters 0.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2006 7.5 respectively. The probability that an accident occurs 5 1 1 at a particular corner of a road in that area is if it rains and if it does not rain. Time (x minutes) Number of students 2≤x<5 1 5≤x<8 2 8 ≤ x < 11 4 11 ≤ x < 14 8 14 ≤ x < 17 5 17 ≤ x < 20 2 (a) Draw a histogram of the grouped data. Find 20 50 the probability that it rains if an accident occurs at the corner. (a) Determine the value of b. ﬁnd the probability that more than 160 survive after surgery in a random sample of 200 heart patients. The probabilities 1 1 and respectively. four survive. (b) Find the cumulative distribution function of X and sketch its graph. 25 . median. Show that the of A and B hitting the bull’s eye in each shot are 6 5 1 probability of archer A hitting the bulleye ﬁrst is . out of ﬁve randomly chosen heard patients undergoing surgery. Two archers A and B take turns to shot. (a) Find the probability that. and mode of the breakfast times. Comment on the shape of frequency distribution. 2 1 8. 9. 10. Use your calculations to justify your statement about the shape of the frequency distribution. 12. otherwise where b is a constant.85. (b) Using a suitable approximate distribution. The continuous random variable X has probability density function x−1 . (c) Calculate E(X).
The tangents at the points A and B meet at a point C. The lines P Q andOB − → −→ − produced meet at the point R. with Q due west of R.relative to an origin. dx Hence. where A is an arbitrary constant. in terms of π. show that the general solution of the given diﬀerential equation maybe expressed in 2x the form y = . The diagram above shows nonlinear points O. for any value of x. C and D. (a) Show that.4) and sketch this solution curve. where AP B is a straight line. show that the triangles AT Q and BT C are isosceles triangles. 1 + Ax2 Find the equation of the solution curve which passes through the point (1. The diagram above shows two intersecting circles AP Q and BP Q. [11 marks] 6. − − → 1 2 (a) show that P Q = − a + b. where x > 0. If the lines AQ and CB are parallel and T is the point of intersection of AB and CQ. with P on the line OA such that OP : P A = 2 : 1 and Q on the line AB such that AQ : QB = 2 : 3. satisfy the diﬀerential equation x du = u2 − 2u. two red taxis and ﬁve yellow taxis are parked there. If OA = a and OB = b. relative to O. in terms of b [10 marks] 5. If one blue taxi. ABCD is a parallelogram. The triangle P QR lies in a horizontal plance. B.] 26 . (b) Determine the value of x for which ABCD is a rectangle. The position vectors of the points A. where θ and φ are acute. There are eight parking bays in a row at a taxi stand. 15 5 (b) ﬁnd the position vector of R. −5i − 3j. The top A of a tower P A is at height h above the plane and the angle of elevation of A from R is α. [7 marks] 4. The variables x and y. all the values of x between 0 and π which satisﬁes the equation tan x + cot x = 8 cos 2x [4 marks] 2. The bearings of P from Q and R are θ and φ respectively. A and B. Hence. (x − 3)i − 6j and (x + 3)i respectively. Show that h= k tan α cos θ tan β sin(θ − φ) [5 marks] 3. Find.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2007 STPM 2007 1. ﬁnd the probability that two red taxis are parked next to each other. [14 marks] 7. SHow that ACBQ is a cyclic quadrilateral. [Assume that a taxi may be parked at any of the parking bays. The hright of a vertical pole QB is k ang the angle of elevation of B from R is β. are i + 3j. show that the areas of the triangles AT Q and BT C are in the ratio AT 2 : BT 2 .
(d) Draw a boxplot to represent the data. Show that the substitution u = x2 + y transforms the diﬀerential equation (1 − x) into the diﬀerential equation (1 − x) du = −2u dx dy + 2y + 2x = 0 dx 27 . (a) Construct a stemplot to represent the data. [7 marks] 10.02.877. (e) Comment on the shape of the distribution and give a reason for your answer. The mean mark for a group of students taking a statistics test is 70. ﬁnd using a suitable approximation.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2008 [3 marks] 8. The probability that a lemon sold in a fruit store is rotten is 0.5 and 72.6. determine the maximum number of lemons per packet so that the probability that a packet chosen at random does not contain rotten lemons is more than 0. (b) Find the median and interquartile range.0 respectively. [4 marks] 9. [16 marks] STPM 2008 1. (c) Calculate the mean and standard deviation.117 and P (X > 879) ≥ 0. It is known that P (X > 1169) ≤ 0. 8 4 6 (a) Show that the events A and B are neither independent nor mutually exclusive. Find the ratio of the number of male to female students. The mean marks for male and female students are 68. (b) If the lemons in the fruit storeare packed in boxed each containing 60 lemons. The masses (in thousands of kg) of solid waste collected from a town for 25 consecutive days are as follows: 41 48 53 33 44 46 55 55 48 49 57 50 50 52 38 47 53 39 50 51 43 49 56 52 51 (b) Find the probability that at least one of the events A and B occurs. [10 marks] 12. (c) Find the probability that either one of the events A and B occurs. Determine the range of the values of µ. the probability that a box chosen at random contains less than three rotten lemons. Two events A and B are such that P (A) = 1 1 3 . P (B) = and P (AB) = . The random variable X is normally distributed with mean µ and standard deviation 100. [9 marks] 11.85. (a) If the lemons in the fruit store are packed in packets.
The angle bisector of the angle AT B at P m AB at Q and the circle at R. BC. b and c. B and C. distilled water is poured into the tank at a constant rate of 4 litres per minute. 1 1 (a) Show that the position vector of any point on the line LM is a + λ(b + c − a) some 2 2 scalar λ. Express AX 2 in terms of AB. Show that (a) triangles AP T and BQT are similar. M . Starting from time t = 0. (b) P T · BT = QT · AT . OB. If t = tan . where k > 0. At the same time. A 50 litre tank is initially ﬁlled with 10 litres of brine solution containing 20 kg of salt. In triangle ABC. and express the position vector of any point on the line P Q in terms of a. where m + n = 1. The time taken for overﬂow to occur is 20 minutes. The tangent to the circle at A meets the line BC extended to T . b and c respectively. the point X divides BC internally in the ratio m : n. The diagram below shows the circumscribed circle of he triangle ABC. the mixture leaves the tank at a constant rate of k litres per minute. [10 marks] 6. (b) Find the position vector of the point of intersection of the line LM and the line P Q. (a) Let Q be the amount of salt in the tank at time t minutes. 3. m and n. [5 marks] 1 − t2 θ 2t and cos θ = . =− dt 10 + (4 − k)t 28 .PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2008 [3 marks] 2. (c) AP = AQ. [10 marks] 5. ﬁnd the values θ between 0 and 360 that satisfy the equation 10 sin θ − 5 cos θ = 2 [7 marks] 4. CA. show that sin θ = 2 1 + t2 1 + t2 ◦ ◦ Hence. The position vectors of the points A. P and Q are the midpoints of OA. BC. The points L. and AC respectively. with respect to the origin O. Show that the rate of change of Q is given by √ Q k dQ √ . are a.
two of which are red. 70% of mangoes and 60% of papayas are ripe. In a basket of mangoes and papayas. T he random variable X has a binomial distribution with parameters n = 500 and p = Using a suitable approximate distribution. 2 [6 marks] 9. The continuous random variable X has probability density function 0. If ﬁve towels are chosen at random. 4x2 (a) Find the cululative distribution function of X. The average daily demand for cars is four. median and mode. There are 12 towels. 1 . x < 0. Currents (amperes) <10 <11 <12 <13 <14 <15 <16 <17 Cumulative frequency 0 8 30 63 88 97 99 100 Calculate the estimates of the mean. (b) Calculate the probability that at least one of two independent observed values of X is greater than three. (b) ﬁnd the percentage of the ripe fruits which are mangoes. x ≥ 1. A sample of 100 fuses. [11 marks] 12. nominally rated at 13 amperes. [15 marks] 7. (a) ﬁnd the percentage of the fruits which are ripe. Comment on the distribution. 29 . 0 ≤ x < 1. [7 marks] 10. (c) Sketch the graph of Q against t for 0 ≤ t ≤ 20. 5 f (x) = 4 − x. A car rental shop has four cars to be rented out on a daily basis at RM50.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2008 (b) Show that k = 4. ﬁnd P (X − E(X) ≤ 25). [4 marks] 8. ﬁnd the probability that at least one is red. The current at which they blow are recorded and the following cumulative frequency table is obtained. are tested by passing increasing electric current through them. [8 marks] 11. and calculate the amount of salt in the tank at the instant overﬂow occurs. If 40% of the fruits in the basket are mangoes.00 per car. 1 .
at least four requests for cars are received. At 1300 hours. which satisfy the equation sin3 x sec x = 2 tan x [4 marks] 2. The tangent to the circle at J meets the line KL extended to T . express y in terms of x. A parallelogram ABCD with its diagonals meeting at the point O is shown in the diagram below. the boat is 14 nautical miles to the northeast of the yacht. (b) Calculate the expected daily income received from the rentals. where 0 ≤ x ≤ π. Show that JV = JU .00 per day. A boat is travelling at a speed of 30 knots. 30 . (b) At what time does the interception occur? [7 marks] 5. [4 marks] 3. [7 marks] 4. (c) If the shop wishes to have one more car. Hence. Find the particular solution of the diﬀerential equation ex dy − y 2 (x + 1) = 0 dx for which y = 1 when x = 0. [14 marks] STPM 2009 1. Find the values of x. (a) Determine the direction in which the boat should be travelling in order to intercept the yacht. Determine whether the shop should buy another car for rental. ii. no cars are requested. on a particular day.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2009 (a) Find the probability that. the additional cost incurred is RM20. The angle bisector of the angle JT K cuts JL and JK at U and V respectively. The circumscribed circle of the triangle JKL is shown in the diagram below. i. A yacht is sailing northwards at a speed of 10 knots.
[16 marks] 7. (c) Find the ratio CR : P C. One of the rules at a training camp of 1000 occupants states that camp activities are to be suspended if 10% of the occupants are infected with a virus. (b) Given that two women are selected.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2009 AB is extended to P such that BP = AB. (a) Find the probability that three doctors are selected. A trainee infected with a ﬂu virus enrolls in the camp causing an outbreak of ﬂu. 31 . Assume that the outbreak of ﬂu begins at the time the infected trainee enrolls and no one leaves the camp during the outbreak. The number of women doctors and that of women engineers are 12 and 5 respectively. after one day. (a) Show that the triangles ABD and BP C are congruent. Four participants from this group are selected randomly to chair some sessions of panel discussion. 1000e1000kt . The rate of increase of the number of infected occupants x at t days is given by diﬀerential equation dx = kx(1000 − x) dt where k is a constant. The mean and standard deviation of Physics marks for 25 school candidates and 5 private candidates are shown in the table below. (b) Show that ABCD is a rhombus. 999 + e1000kt (b) Determine the value of k if it is found that. [4 marks] 8. ﬁnd the probability that both of them are doctors. There are 20 doctors and 15 engineers attending a conderence. Number of candidates Mean Standard deviation School candidates 25 55 4 Private candidates 5 40 5 Calculate the overall mean and standard deviation of the Physics marks. The line that passes through D and is parallel to AC meets P C produced at point R amd ∠CRD = 90◦ . [12 marks] 6. there are ﬁve infected occupants (a) Show that x = (c) Determine the number of days before the camp activities will be suspended.
(b) If X = Y1 + Y2 + . and determine the expected total cost of repair. A discrete random variable X takes the values of 0. (a) Show that E(Yi ) = p and Var(Yi ) = pq. Given that E(X) = and Var(X) = . 10 ≤ x < 20. (b) ﬁnd the probability that in a given week. where i = 1. takes the values of 0 and 1 with the probabilities of q and p respectively.PAPER 2 QUESTIONS Lee Kian Keong STPM 2009 [5 marks] 9. f (x) = q − 0. (b) Find the probability that the repair work takes at least 15 hours. [8 marks] 11. (c) Determine the expected value of X. 1 and 2 with the probabilities of a. Assuming that X is the mean number of hours spent by these 10 students in a week. (a) calculate E(X) and Var(X).1 and q = 0. The probability density function is given by 0. where q = 1 − p. ﬁnd the values of a. the mean number of hours spent by this sample of students is between 11 hours and 15 hours. determine E(X) and Var(X). . [3 marks] [17 marks] 32 . and mean 15 hours and standard deviation 4 hours for science students. . . where p and q are constants. [6 marks] [4 marks] [4 marks] (d) If the total cost of repair of the machine comprises a surcharge of RM500 and an hourly rate of RM100. The independent random variable Yi . Comment on the distribution of X. . express the total cost of repair in terms of X.01x. + Yn . . The number of hours spent in a library per week by arts and science students in a college is normally distributed with mean 12 hours and standard deviation 5 hours for arts students. (a) Show that p = 0. . 2. b and c. The time to repair a certain type of machine is a random variable X (in hours). b and 4 5 c respectively. otherwise. 20 ≤ x ≤ 30.01x − p. n. [10 marks] 12. A random sample of four arts students and six science students is chosen. 0. 3 9 [6 marks] 10.3.
1 e2 1 3. Area= . 1 root. 2(x + 1) 2 − 8(x + 1) 2 + C 5. Df −1 = {x : x ≥ 0}. b = 0. . − . Point of intersection=(0. If k < 0.0). 1 8. {x : 0 < x < 1. (b) 6 −2 −10 . z=50. 6 −2 −1 −5 3 −1 −5 3 −1 5 −10. shortest distance=8 2 units. Not continuous.375 1 1 3 4 12. STPM 2003 1. f is not one to one function.10) . a = √ 7 2 25 3 x − x + . Rf −1 = {x : x ≥ − } 3 3 STPM 2002 d2 y dy =0 = 1.8740 8 16 1 5 −3 1 5 −3 1 −2 −10 . (2. 1 < x < 2} 6. . (a) x = 1. 4. f −1 : x → 2. r r+2 2 3 33 . Area=16 units2 . 7. If k ≥ 0. b = 4 . 0. 1 1 1 − . 4 2 − 3 3 7. . x = − ln 2 √ √ 6. y = ± √ 2 2 5. (a) 1 + e. x = ± √ . x2 − 1 1 . dx dx2 3. x = −2 (b) x < 1 12. 2n + 1 2 3 1 √ 8. 2. c = 0. y=50. x=200. 1 − x + 2 −3 9. 1 + e. (a) 6 3 10. Volume= π 2 3 15 11. 3 roots. 11. .2). Sn = 2(2k − 1) 2(2k + 1) 2 1− 1 1 . (2.PAPER 1 ANSWER Lee Kian Keong 3 PAPER 1 ANSWER 1. 62 = 7. {x : x < 0}. a = 5. x = −1. b = 14. 10. a = 1. x = 2. Area=80 unit2 9. −5 1 8 32 . (b) . 24 1 1 4.
m = −2 . 12 6 −3 −3 −13 17 −3 5 . 1 1 1 1 2. x continuous at x = 2 16 8. 7. (a) a = 3. B(−1. b = 4 . 2.64609 2 8 16 3. Area = 12. 0). 3 15 34 . Point of intersection = (0. 0. 10 −1 −14 5 4. (b) n = 12 64 4 . 11. b = 1 . {x : x < 2 − √ 5} 10 −1 −13 1 −14 5 17 . n = 0.683 9. a = 0 . 10. Equation of normal is x + y + 1 = 0 .0) and (4. r = −2 . c = −4 . Volume = π.PAPER 1 ANSWER Lee Kian Keong STPM 2004 STPM 2004 1. a = 0. a = 6. 6 −3 5. 1 − x − x2 − x3 .2) .
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