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1 Write down the inverse of the matrix

2

3

2

2

   and use it to solve the simultaneous equations

x + y = 15 ,

2 y 3x = 5.

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2 In triangle ABC,

AB =

(

3 +

2
2

)

cm and

BAC

=

π

4

radians. Given that the area of triangle ABC is

(

14 3

Given that the area of triangle ABC is ( 14 − 3 2 cm , find

2 cm , find AC, leaving your answer in the form

)

2

a + b

cm , find AC , leaving your answer in the form ) 2 a + b

2 , where a and b are rational.

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3 The roots of the equation

of k.

2

3x 2kx + k 1 = 0 are α and β . If

α

2

2

+ β =

10

9

, find the possible values

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4 A curve has the equation

y = ln

5 + 3 x 2 x − 5
5
+
3 x
2
x −
5

.

(i)

Find the gradient of the curve at the point where the curve meets the x-axis.

(ii)

Show that

y =

ln

5 + 3 x 2 x − 5
5
+
3 x
2
x
5

has no stationary point for all real values of x.

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5 A circle, C, whose equation is given by

2

x

2

+ y 2ax +10 y 2 = 0 , where a > 0 , has radius 6 units.

(i)

(ii)

Find the value of a.

Show that the line 3y = −5x passes through the centre of C.

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(iii)

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

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6 Find the range of values of m for which

(a)

x

2

(

+ m +

3)

2(

x > − m +

3)

for all real values of x.

(b)

Find the range of the values of two distinct points.

k for which the line y = 2x + k intersects the curve

xy 2 y

2

= k

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at

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7 (i)

(ii)

Express

x

16

2

2

x

9

x

5

in partial fractions.

Hence evaluate

8

x

16

6

2

2

x

9

x

5

dx .

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8 Evaluate

(a)

2

0

1

+

2 x

e

e

x

dx

.

(b)

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

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Draw a suitable straight line in your sketch to illustrate how the graphical solution of the equation

(

x

+

2)

e

x + 1

3

=

2

e

could be obtained.

9 Solve the following equations

(a)

(b)

2

2

x+

3

+

7(2

x

)

=

1

,

log ( x + 5)

3

log ( x 1) = log 2 .

3
3

3

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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 ,

(a)

(b)

(c)

P

S A C Q B
S
A
C
Q
B

R

T

find, with explanation, an angle equal to ABT ,

explain why a circle can be drawn, using C as centre, passing through A and P,

prove that PS × PA = PC × PB , and hence show that AB

2 1

=

2

PS × PA

.

11 Solve for x, between

0

o

o

and 180 , which satisfy the following equations

(a)

6sin x cos x 1 = 0 ,

(b)

2 cos 2x = 1

cos x ,

(c)

sin 4x cos3x sin 2x = 0 .

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Answers

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Q1. x = 5, y = 10 92 96 Q2. − + 2 7 7
Q1.
x = 5,
y = 10
92
96
Q2.
+
2
7
7
1
Q3.
k =−
or
k =
2
2
1
Q4 (i).
50
2
2
Q5. (i) a = 3
(iii)
x
+ y − 6x +10 y + 9 = 0
Q6.
(a) − 3 < m < 5
(b) k < 0
or
k > 24
x
− 16
3
1
Q7. (i)
=
(ii) −0.696
2
2
x
9
x
− 5
2
x
+
1
x
5
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) QAPC = ∠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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