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# EDEXCEL CORE MATHEMATICS C3 PRACTICE PAPER A3 MARK SCHEME

Question
Scheme Marks
Number

1. (a) ( )
4x = 2x
2
= u 2 or 2 ( x + 1) = 2.2 x = 2u , → u 2 − 2u − 15 (= 0 ) M1, A1 c.s.o
(2)
(b) u 2 − 2u − 15, = (u − 5)(u + 3) M1, A1
log 5
u = 5 ⇒ 2x = 5 ⇒ x = , = 2.32 M1, A1 (4)
log 2
[Ignore any other solution] (6 marks)
2. (a) f`(x) = 0.5ex − 2x M1
f`(0) = 0.5 A1 c.s.o
Equation of tangent at A is: y = f `(0)x + f(0), i.e y = 0.5x + 0.5 M1, A1 (4)

(b) f`(x) = 0 ⇒ 2x = 1
2
ex M1

i.e 4x = ex M1
⇒ x = ln(4x) * A1 c.s.o (3)
(c) x1 = ln 8.6 = 2.1517622 M1
x2 = 2.1525814
x3 = 2.152962… = 2.1530 (4dp) only A1 c.a.o (2)
(9 marks)
3. (a) y V graph with ‘vertex’ on x-axis M1
{− 12 a , (0)} and {(0), a} seen A1 (2)
a

− 12 a O x
(b) Correct graph (could be separate) B1 (1)

1
(c) Meet where = |2x + a | ⇒ x|2x + a | − 1 = 0; only one meet B1 (1)
x
(d) 2x2 + x – 1 B1
1
Attempt to solve; x = 2
(no other value) M1; A1 (3)
(7 marks)
EDEXCEL CORE MATHEMATICS C3 PRACTICE PAPER A3 MARK SCHEME

Question
Scheme Marks
Number
4. (a) y Translation in ← or → B1
( 13 , 1)
Points correct B2, 1, 0

(–1eeoo) (3)
−1 1 x
(b) y x < 2 including points B1
( 43 , 1) x > 2 correct reflection B1
cusp at (2, 0) (not ∪) B1 (3)

O 2 x
(c) y correct shape x ≥ 0 B1
(− , 1)
4
3
4
( , 1)
3
symmetry in y-axis B1
correct maxima B1

## −2 O 2 x correct x intercepts B1 (4)

(10 marks)
5. (i) A correct form of cos 2x used M1
2 2 2 2
3 4 3 4 7
1 – 2   or   −   or 2  − 1   A1
5 5 5 5  25 
1 25 4
sec 2 x = ; = or 3 M1A1 (4)
cos 2 x 7 7
cos 2 x 1 1 1
(ii) (a) + or (b) + M1
sin 2 x sin 2 x tan 2 x sin 2 x
Forming single fraction (or multiplying both sides by sin2x) M1
Use of correct trig. formulae throughout and producing expression in M1
terms of sin x and cos x
2 cos 2 x cos x
Completion (cso) e.g. = = cot x (*) A1 (4)
2 sin x cos x sin x
(8 marks)
EDEXCEL CORE MATHEMATICS C3 PRACTICE PAPER A3 MARK SCHEME

Question
Scheme Marks
Number
3x − 1
6. (a) y= ⇒ y(x – 3) = 3x – 1 M1
x−3
yx – 3x = 3y – 1
x(y – 3) = 3y – 1 M1
3 y −1 3 x −1
x= ∴ f−1(x) = = f(x) A1 cso (3)
y −3 x −3

## (b) ff(k) = f−1f(k), = k M1 A1 (2)

(c) g(−2) = −5 B1
− 15 − 1 − 16
f(−5) = ,= =2 M1, A1 (3)
−8 −8
(d) shape B1
y (0, −1) and (2, 0) B1
2 g−1(x)
Domain: −5 ≤ x ≤ 6 B1 (3)
−5 2 6 x
−1
−2
(e) 6 Translation +1 →
g(x − 1)
(lines join at (0,0)) B1

−1
x
3

−5
Stretch ×2↕ B1
y
12 h(x)
Range: −10 ≤ h(x) ≤ 12 B1 (3)
−1
x
3
−10
(14 marks)
EDEXCEL CORE MATHEMATICS C3 PRACTICE PAPER A3 MARK SCHEME

Question
Scheme Marks
Number
7. (a) 12 cos θ − 5 sin θ = R cos θ cosσ − R sin θ sin σ
R2 = 52 + 122, ⇒ R = 13 M1 A1
R
5
5
tan σ = , ⇒ σ = 22.6° (awrt 22.6) M1, A1 (4)
12
12 (AWRT or 0.39c (AWRT 0.39c)

4
(b) cos (θ + 22.6) = M1
13
θ + 22.6 = 72.1, M1
θ = 49.5 (only) A1 (3)
8
(ii) − 3 tan θ = 2 M1
tan θ
i.e. 0 = 3tan2 θ + 2tan θ − 8 M1
0 = (3 tan θ − 4)(tan θ + 2) M1
4
tan θ = or − 2
3
4
tan θ = ⇒ θ = 53.1 A1
3
[ignoreθ not in range e.g . θ = 116.6 ] A1 (5)
(12 marks)
EDEXCEL CORE MATHEMATICS C3 PRACTICE PAPER A3 MARK SCHEME

Question
Scheme Marks
Number
3 1
8. (a) f ' (x ) = − M1 A1
x x2
3 1 1
− 2 = 0 ⇒ 3x 2 − x = 0 ⇒ x = M1 A1 (4)
x x 3
1 1
y = 31n   + = 3 − 31n 3 (k = 3)
(b)  3 1 M1 A1 (2)
 
 3
(c) x=1 ⇒ y=1 B1
1
f(1) = 2 ⇒ m = − M1
2
1  x 3
y−1=− (x − 1)  y=− +  M1 A1 (4)
2  2 2
x 3 1
(d) (i) − + = 31n x + M1
2 2 x
2
leading to 61n x + x + −3= 0 * A1 c.s.o
x
(ii) g(0.13) = 0.273…
g(0.14) = -0.370… both, except 1 d.p M1
Sign change (and continuity) ⇒ root ∈ (0.13, 0.14) A1 (4)
(14 marks)