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External Examination 2010
2010 MATHEMATICAL STUDIES
Thursday 4 November: 9 a.m.
Time: 3 hours
Examination material: one 37-page question booklet
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Instructions to Students
1. You will have 10 minutes to read the paper. You must not write in your question booklet or use a calculator
during this reading time but you may make notes on the scribbling paper provided.
2. Answer all parts of Questions 1 to 16 in the spaces provided in this question booklet. There is no need to fill
all the space provided. You may write on pages 11, 35, and 36 if you need more space, making sure to label
each answer clearly.
3. The total mark is approximately 145. The allocation of marks is shown below:
Question 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Marks 9 5 9 8 9 6 11 7 6 9 10 8 9 8 16 15
4. Appropriate steps of logic and correct answers are required for full marks.
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consider incorrect should be crossed out with a single line.)
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7. State all answers correct to three significant figures, unless otherwise stated or as appropriate.
8. Diagrams, where given, are not necessarily drawn to scale.
9. The list of mathematical formulae is on page 37. You may remove the page from this booklet before the
examination begins.
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Pages: 37
Questions: 16
2
QUESTION 1
(a) Find
d
d
y
x
if y x x = ( ) 5 2ln . There is no need to simplify your answer.
(3 marks)
(b) Find

+

1
2
x
e x
x
d .
(3 marks)
(c) Find

+
x e x
x 2 10
3
5
d .
(3 marks)
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QUESTION 2
Consider the matrix A
k
=

0 2 1
1 1 2
3 6
, where k is some real number.
(a) Find A .
(3 marks)
(b) For what values of k does A
1
exist?
(2 marks)
4
QUESTION 3
Consider the function f x
x
( ) =
10
2
, where x > 0. The graph of y f x = ( ) is shown below:
1 2 3 4 5
y
x
Let U
2
represent the overestimate of the area between the graph of y f x = ( ) and the x-axis
from x =1 to x = 5, calculated using two rectangles of equal width.
(a) (i) On the graph above, draw two unshaded rectangles corresponding to U
2
.
(1 mark)
(ii) Find the value of U
2
. Show the calculations that support your answer.
(2 marks)
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(b) (i) Find

10
2
x
x d .
(1 mark)
(ii) Using part (b)(i), calculate the exact value of the area between the graph of
y f x = ( ) and the x-axis from x =1 to x = 5.
(2 marks)
(c) Calculate D
2
, the difference between U
2
and the exact value of the area between the
graph of y f x = ( ) and the x-axis from x =1 to x = 5.
(1 mark)
(d) Consider U
4
, the overestimate calculated using four rectangles of equal width for the
area between the graph of y f x = ( ) and the x-axis from x =1 to x = 5.
(i) On the graph opposite, draw unshaded rectangles corresponding to U
4
.
(1 mark)
(ii) U
4
gives a closer approximation than U
2
to the exact value in part (b)(ii).
On the graph opposite, illustrate this statement by shading the difference between
these approximations.
(1 mark)
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QUESTION 4
Consider the graph of y f x = ( ), shown below for 0 8 < x :
2
2
2
4 6 8
x
y

This graph has a non-stationary inflection point at 2 0 , ( ). It has no other inflection points and no
stationary points. It has vertical asymptotes at x = 0 and x = 4.
(a) For what values of x is the function increasing?
(2 marks)
(b) For what values of x is f x
( ) < 0?
(2 marks)
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(c) On the axes below, sketch a graph of y f x =
( ).
2 4 6 8
x
y

(4 marks)
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QUESTION 5
A garment manufacturer imports a large batch of buttons.
The proportion of these buttons that are defective is 0.037.
(a) If a random sample of sixty buttons is taken, what is
the probability that it will contain:
(i) no defective buttons? Source: http://claybuttons.com
(1 mark)
(ii) at most, three defective buttons?
(1 mark)
(b) The garment manufacturer will reject the batch of buttons if more than 5% of a random
sample of size n is defective (with sufficiently large n).
(i) What is the probability that this batch will be rejected if a random sample of sixty
buttons is taken?
(2 marks)
(ii) The garment manufacturer imports a second large batch of buttons. The proportion
of these buttons that are defective is 0.076.
(1) What is the probability that this batch will be rejected if a random sample of
sixty buttons is taken?
(2 marks)
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(2) Show that there is a greater than 90% probability that this batch will be
rejected if a random sample of 220 buttons is taken.
(3 marks)
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QUESTION 6
Consider the matrices P =

4 0 2
0 3 1
and Q
k
k =

1 0
2 0
0 3 1
.
Where possible, evaluate the following matrix expressions. If an expression cannot be
evaluated, describe the specific features of the matrices that prevent its evaluation.
(a) 3P.
(1 mark)
(b) 3P Q + .
(1 mark)
(c) QP.
(1 mark)
(d) Q
2
.
(3 marks)
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each answer carefully (e.g. Question 5(b)(i) continued).
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QUESTION 7
Consider the function f x
x
x
( ) =
+

2 3
4
2
, where x 2.
(a) Find the x-intercept and the y-intercept of the graph of y f x = ( ).
(2 marks)
(b) Find the coordinates of the inflection point of the graph of y f x = ( ).
Give these coordinates correct to two decimal places.
(2 marks)
An incomplete graph of y f x = ( ) is shown below:
1 2 3 4 5


y
x
(c) Clearly showing the information you have found in parts (a) and (b), complete the
graph above by sketching y f x = ( ) for < < 2 2 x .
(2 marks)
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(d) Show that
( ) =

( )
f x
x x
x
2 6 8
4
2
2
2
.
(3 marks)
(e) Hence show that f x ( ) has no stationary points.
(2 marks)
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QUESTION 8
A company decided to gather information about the health of its employees. The company
arranged for a nurse to complete a study of the systolic blood pressure of a random sample
of its employees.
Blood pressure is measured in millimetres of mercury (mmHg). It is given that the systolic
blood pressure of the companys employees has a standard deviation of V = 28 mmHg.
(a) The nurse measured the systolic blood pressure of the sample of employees and
calculated the following 95% confidence interval for their mean systolic blood pressure:
118 17 140 13 . . . P
(i) What was the sample mean?
(1 mark)
(ii) How many employees were in the sample?
(2 marks)
(b) The company wanted to reduce the width of the confidence interval, and so the nurse
took a second random sample. The mean systolic blood pressure of the second sample,
of eighty employees, was found to be 132.4 mmHg.
Calculate a 95% confidence interval based on the second sample.
(2 marks)
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(c) High blood pressure is indicated by systolic blood pressure that is higher than
140 mmHg.
On the basis of the confidence interval calculated in part (b), the company made the
claim that, on average, its employees did not suffer from high blood pressure.
Was this reasonable? Explain your answer.
(2 marks)
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QUESTION 9
The graph below shows functions f x ( ) and g x ( ), which intersect when x = 0, x = 2, and
x = 3:
A
B
C
D
1 2 3 4
y
x

Region A has an area of 22 units


2
and Regions A and B have a combined area of 56 units
2
.
(a) Find:
(i) f x x ( )

d .
0
2
(1 mark)
(ii) f x g x x ( ) ( )

d .
0
2
(1 mark)
g x ( )
f x ( )
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It is known that f x x ( ) =

d 18
2
3
and g x x ( ) =

d 13
2
3
.
(b) Find the area of Region C and the area of Region D.
(2 marks)
(c) Find f x g x x ( ) ( )

d
0
3
.
(2 marks)
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QUESTION 10
(a) The graph of y x = 3
2
, between x = 1 and x =1, fits within the rectangle ABCD, as
shown in the diagram below:
A
D

B
x
y
C

(i) Determine the area of the rectangle ABCD.


(1 mark)
(ii) Determine the area of the shaded region between y x = 3
2
and the x-axis, as shown
in the diagram above.
(2 marks)
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(b) The graph of y kx =
2
where k > 0, between x a = and x a = , fits within the rectangle
ABCD, as shown in the diagram below:
A
D
a a
B
x
y
C

(i) Determine the area of the rectangle ABCD.


(2 marks)
(ii) Determine the area of the shaded region between y kx =
2
and the x-axis, as shown
in the diagram above.
(3 marks)
(iii) What is the relationship between the area of the rectangle and the area of the
shaded region between y kx =
2
and the x-axis?
(1 mark)
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QUESTION 11
The amount of money that individual employees spend
in a workplace cafeteria each lunchtime is recorded.
It is found that the amount spent per employee (X)
can be modelled by a normal distribution with mean
P = $ . 5 85 and standard deviation V = $ . . 1 33
The distribution of X is graphed below:
dollars
(a) On the horizontal axis of the graph of the normal density curve above, write numbers
to illustrate the distribution of X.
(1 mark)
Suppose that each lunchtime sixty-five employees spend an amount of money in the cafeteria,
and that these amounts constitute a random sample of amounts spent per employee.
Let X
65
be the average of the amounts spent per employee during a randomly chosen lunchtime.
(b) (i) Write down the mean and the standard deviation of the distribution of X
65
.
(2 marks)
(ii) Sketch the distribution of X
65
on the graph above.
(2 marks)
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(iii) Determine the proportion of lunchtimes for which the average amount spent per
employee will be between $5.50 and $6.20.
(1 mark)
(c) (i) Determine the probability that, for a randomly chosen lunchtime, the average
amount spent per employee will be $5.21 or less.
(1 mark)
(ii) Using your answer to part (c)(i), explain whether or not the cafeteria manager
should consider $5.21 to be an unusually low value.
(1 mark)
One explanation for an unusually low value of X
65
is fraud by cafeteria staff.
The manager wants to detect possible cases of fraud and so decides on a dollar value below
which all values of X
65
will be considered unusually low.
(d) Calculate the value below which 1% of the average amounts spent per employee will
fall.
(2 marks)
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QUESTION 12
An example of a number puzzle called a tri-sum
is shown on the right.
A tri-sum is made up of three overlapping arms.
Each arm contains two unknowns and one
numerical value.
To solve a tri-sum, it is necessary to find the
unknowns x, y, and z such that, for each arm, the
sum of the unknowns is equal to the numerical
value.
(a) To solve the tri-sum shown above, one equation that must be satisfied is x y + =143.
(i) Write down the two other equations that must be satisfied.
(1 mark)
(ii) Hence find the values of x, y, and z.
(2 marks)
(b) All tri-sums can be represented by the diagram below:
y z
x
a
c
b
y
z
x
117
166
143
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The system of equations associated with this representation of all tri-sums can be
written as
1 0 1
1 1 0
0 1 1
a
b
c

.
Solve this system of equations for x, y, and z in terms of a, b, and c.
(5 marks)
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QUESTION 13
The rate of extraction of the worlds crude oil can be modelled by Hubberts Curve.
This model, in gigabarrels per year, is
R t
e
e
t
t
( ) =
+
( )
+
+
111
1
0 0625 9
0 0625 9
2
.
.
,
where t represents time in years since 1865.
The graph of Hubberts Curve is shown below:

10
50 100 150 200
20
30
40
50
R
t
(a) (i) Using R t ( ), write down an expression that will determine the amount of the
worlds crude oil extracted in the decade from 2000 to 2010.
(1 mark)
(ii) Evaluate the expression you wrote down in part (a)(i).
(1 mark)
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(b) Peak oil is defined as the time when the maximum rate of extraction of the worlds
crude oil is reached.
Find the year in which peak oil is reached, as predicted by Hubberts Curve.
(2 marks)
(c) Let A t ( ) represent the total amount of the worlds crude oil extracted by time t:
A t
e
t
( ) =
+
+
1776
1
0 0625 9 .
.
(i) Show that
( ) = ( ) A t R t .
(3 marks)
(ii) State the total amount of crude oil available for extraction as predicted by A t ( ).
(1 mark)
(iii) What percentage of this total amount was extracted in the decade from
2000 to 2010?
(1 mark)
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QUESTION 14
An American scientist is studying the mating habits of
Drosophila melanogaster (a species of fruit fly).
She wants to know whether or not this species has a
preference for mating partner, based on the flys place of
origin.
In the study the scientist captures thirty male and thirty female
Drosophila from Alabama and thirty male and thirty female
Drosophila from Grand Bahama Island.
The flies are all released together in a closed environment and carefully observed.
Of the 246 matings that are observed:
140 are between a male and a female from the same place of origin
106 are between a male and a female from different places of origin.
Using these data, a two-tailed Z-test, at the 0.05 level of significance, is applied to determine
whether or not there is sufficient evidence that Drosophila have a preference for mating partner,
based on place of origin.
The null hypothesis and the alternative hypothesis are
H p
H p
A
0
0 5
0 5
: .
: . .
=

(a) Interpret the null hypothesis in terms of Drosophilas preference for mating partner.
(1 mark)
(b) Calculate the proportion of matings between Drosophila from the same place of origin,
as observed in this closed environment.
(1 mark)
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(c) The Z-test produces a P-value of 0.0302 (correct to three significant figures).
(i) Explain what this P-value represents.
(2 marks)
(ii) State whether or not the null hypothesis should be rejected. Give a reason for your
answer.
(2 marks)
(d) On the basis of parts (b) and (c), what can you determine about Drosophilas preference
for mating partner in this closed environment?
(2 marks)
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QUESTION 15
A vehicle hire company is planning to offer 1-day hire of removal vans.
On each day, in each town in the area, some vans will be hired out for
local moves and some vans will be hired out for moves between towns.
The company assumes that, on each day:
in Town A, half of the vans will be hired out locally and
half will be hired out for moves to Town B
in Town B, one-third of the vans will be hired out locally,
one-third will be hired out for moves to Town A, and
one-third will be hired out for moves to Town C
in Town C, half of the vans will be hired out locally and half will be
hired out for moves to Town B.
The company also assumes that all vans will be hired each day, and that all
vans will be returned in time for the start of the next day.
The company plans to start on Day 0 with ten vans in Town A,
thirty vans in Town B, and twenty vans in Town C.
(a) Using the companys assumptions, write down the calculation that determines the
number of vans that the company will have in Town B at the start of Day 1.
(1 mark)
Let L =

1
2
1
3
1
2
1
3
1
2
1
3
1
2
0
0
and X =

10
30
20
.
(b) (i) Evaluate LX.
(1 mark)
B
A
C
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(ii) Interpret the values obtained from your calculation in part (b)(i).
(2 marks)
(iii) Hence calculate how many vans will be in each of the three towns on Day 2.
(2 marks)
(c) Describe what the company can expect to happen to the number of vans in the
three towns over a long period of time.
(2 marks)
The company changes its plans and decides to start on Day 0 with twenty vans in Town A,
twenty vans in Town B, and twenty vans in Town C.
(d) (i) Write down the new matrix X.
(1 mark)
(ii) Comment on what the company can now expect to happen to the number of vans
in the three towns over a long period of time.
(1 mark)
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(e) The company changes its assumptions about the hire of vans in Town B.
In relation to the new assumptions, let L
a
b
c
=

1
2
1
2
1
2
1
2
0
0
, where 0 1 a b c , , .
(i) Explain why a b c + + must equal 1.
(1 mark)
(ii) If X =

18
24
18
, solve LX X = for a, b, and c.
(3 marks)
(iii) How should the company interpret the values of a, b, and c in part (e)(ii)?
(2 marks)
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Question 16 starts on page 32.
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QUESTION 16
The circle C, with centre 0 0 , ( ) and radius 1 unit, has equation x y
2 2
1 + = , where 1 1 x ,
as shown in the diagram below:

1 2 3
x
y
(a) (i) Find
d
d
y
x
.
(2 marks)
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(ii) Find the equation of the tangent to the circle C at the point where x = 0 3 . and
y < 0. Give your answer correct to three significant figures.
(3 marks)
(iii) On the Cartesian plane on the page opposite, draw the graph of the tangent to the
circle C at the point where x = 0 3 . and y < 0.
(1 mark)
Let f x x ( ) =
2
.
(b) On the Cartesian plane on the page opposite, draw the graph of y f x = ( ).
(1 mark)
(c) Show that the equation of the tangent to the graph of y f x = ( ) at the point where
x k = is given by y kx k = 2
2
, where k is any real number.
(3 marks)
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The tangent to the circle C at the point where x t = and y < 0, with < < 1 1 t , has equation
y
t
t
x
t
=

1
1
1
2 2
.
(d) Hence or otherwise, find the values of t for which the tangent to the circle C is also
tangential to the graph of y f x = ( ).
(5 marks)
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LIST OF MATHEMATICAL FORMULAE FOR USE IN
STAGE 2 MATHEMATICAL STUDIES
Standardised Normal Distribution
A measurement scale X is transformed into a
standard scale Z, using the formula
Z
X
=
N
T
where N is the population mean and T is the
standard deviation for the population distribution.
Condence Interval Mean
A 95% condence interval for the mean N of a
normal population with standard deviation T, based
on a simple random sample of size n with sample
mean x, is
x
n
x
n
_ 1 96 1 96 . . .
T
N
T
_
For suitably large samples, an approximate
95% condence interval can be obtained by using
the sample standard deviation s in place of T.
Sample Size Mean
The sample size n required to obtain a
95% condence interval of width w for the
mean of a normal population with standard
deviation T is
n
w
=
2
2
1.96T (
(

\
)

.
Condence Interval Population Proportion
An approximate 95% condence interval for the
population proportion p, based on a large simple
random sample of size n with sample proportion
p =
X
n
, is
p
p p
n
p p
p p
n

( )
_ _
( )
1 96
1 1
. . 1.96
Sample Size Proportion
The sample size n required to obtain an approximate
95% condence interval of approximate width w for
a proportion is
n
w
p p =
(
(

\
)


( )
+ +
2 1 96
1
2
.
.
( p
+
is a given preliminary value for the proportion.)
Binomial Probability
P X k C p p
k
n k
n k
= = ( ) ( )

1
where p is the probability of a success in one trial
and the possible values of X are k n =0 1 , , . . . and
( )
C
n
n k k
n n n k
k
k
n
= =


( ) ( ) 1 1 . . .
.
Binomial Mean and Standard Deviation
The mean and standard deviation of a binomial
count X and a proportion of successes p =
X
n
are
N
X
np = N p p ( ) =
T
X
np p = 1 ( ) T p
p p
n
( )
( )
=
1
where p is the probability of a success in one trial.
Matrices and Determinants
If then and A
a b
c d
A A ad bc = = = det
A
A
d b
c a

1
1
.
Derivatives
f x y ( ) =

( ) f x
y
x
=
d
d
x
n
e
kx
ln x x
e
=log
nx
n1
ke
kx
1
x
Properties of Derivatives
d
d
d
d
x
f x g x f x g x f x g x
x
f x
g x
( ) ( )

( ) ( ) ( )

( )
( )
( )
'

1
1
+
1
1
'

1
1
+
1
1
=
==
=

( ) ( ) ( )

( )
( )
( ) ( )

( ) ( )

( )
f x g x f x g x
g x
x
f g x f g x g x
2
d
d
Quadratic Equations
b b
If then ax bx c x
ac
a
2
0
4
2
2
= =

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