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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. 

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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. 

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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 + 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. 

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

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

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

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. 

(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. 

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

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

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

(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. 

## 9 Solve the following equations

(a) 2 2 x + 3 + 7( 2 x ) = 1 , 

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

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 , 

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

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

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## ACS(Independent)Math Dept/Y4E_GEP/AM1/2008/Prelim [Turn over

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Q1. x = 5, y = 10
92 96
Q2. − + 2
7 7

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Q3. k = − or k =2
2

1
Q4 (i). −
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## 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

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

y = 3- x

x
-2 -1 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°