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 2 2

1 Write down the inverse of the matrix   and use it to solve the simultaneous equations
 −3 2 
x + y = 15 ,
2 y − 3x = 5. [4]

π
2 (
In triangle ABC, AB = 3 + 2 cm and ∠BAC =) 4
radians. Given that the area of triangle ABC is

( )
14 − 3 2 cm 2 , find AC , leaving your answer in the form a + b 2 , where a and b are rational. [4]

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3 The roots of the equation 3x 2 − 2kx + k − 1 = 0 are α and β . If α 2 + β 2 = , find the possible values
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of k. [5]

5 + 3x
4 A curve has the equation y = ln .
2x − 5

(i) Find the gradient of the curve at the point where the curve meets the x-axis. [4]

5 + 3x
(ii) Show that y = ln has no stationary point for all real values of x. [2]
2x − 5

5 A circle, C, whose equation is given by x 2 + y 2 − 2ax + 10 y − 2 = 0 , where a > 0 , has radius 6 units.

(i) Find the value of a. [2]

(ii) Show that the line 3 y = −5 x passes through the centre of C. [2]

(iii) Find the equation of another circle which passes through the point (7, –2) and has the same centre as
C. [3]

6 (a) Find the range of values of m for which x 2 + ( m + 3) x > −2( m + 3) for all real values of x. [4]

(b) Find the range of the values of k for which the line y = 2 x + k intersects the curve xy − 2 y 2 = k at
two distinct points. [4]

x − 16
7 (i) Express in partial fractions. [4]
2x − 9x − 5
2

8 x − 16
(ii) Hence evaluate ∫ 6 2x − 9x − 5
2
dx . [4]

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2 1 + e2 x
8 (a) Evaluate ∫ 0 ex
dx . [3]

(b) Sketch the graph of y = 3ln( x + 2) , showing clearly the asymptote and the x-intercept.

Draw a suitable straight line in your sketch to illustrate how the graphical solution of the equation
x
+1
( x + 2)e 3
= e 2 could be obtained. [5]

9 Solve the following equations

(a) 2 2 x + 3 + 7( 2 x ) = 1 , [4]

(b) log 3 ( x + 5) − log 3 ( x − 1) = log3 2 . [5]

10 In the figure, PQR and RBT are tangents to the circle at Q and B respectively. PSA and PCB are secants and
AB is a chord of the circle. Given that ∆ABC is an equilateral triangle and ∠APC = ∠PAC ,

P S A

Q
B

R
(a) find, with explanation, an angle equal to ∠ABT , [2]

(b) explain why a circle can be drawn, using C as centre, passing through A and P, [2]

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(c) prove that PS × PA = PC × PB , and hence show that AB 2 = PS × PA . [5]
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11 Solve for x, between 0 o and 180 o , which satisfy the following equations

(a) 6sin x cos x − 1 = 0 , [4]

(b) 2 cos 2 x = 1 − cos x , [4]

(c) sin 4 x − cos3 x − sin 2 x = 0 . [4]

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Answers

Q1. x = 5, y = 10
92 96
Q2. − + 2
7 7

1
Q3. k = − or k =2
2

1
Q4 (i). −
50

Q5. (i) a = 3 (iii) x 2 + y 2 − 6 x + 10 y + 9 = 0

Q6. (a) − 3 < m < 5 (b) k < 0 or k > 24

x − 16 3 1
Q7. (i) = − (ii) −0.696
2x − 9x − 5 2x + 1 x − 5
2

Q8. (a) 7.25


y
(b)
3
y=3ln(x+2)

y = 3- x

x
-2 -1 3

Q9. (a) x = −3 (b) x = 3

Q10. (a) ∠ABT = ∠ACB (∠ in alternate segment)


(b) Q∠APC = ∠PAC , ∆ACP is an isosceles triangle with AC=CP. Thus, a circle can be drawn,
using C as the centre and with AC and CP as the radii.

Q11. (a) x = 9.7°, 80.3°


(b) x = 41.41°
(c) x = 30°,90°,150°

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