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All rights reserved.6751309 The area of the stated region is ∫ r ( −2 − ( x s (c) Volume = ∫ 0 ( sin (π x ) − ( x (d) Volume = ∫ 0 ( 3 − x ) ( sin (π x ) − ( x 2 2 3 − 4x )) 3 2 3 − 4x )) dx dx = 9. (d) The region R models the surface of a small pond.370 2: { 1 : limits 1 : integrand 2: { 1 : integrand 1 : answer 2: { 1 : integrand 1 : answer © 2008 The College Board. each cross section perpendicular to the x-axis is a square. Write.AP® CALCULUS BC 2008 SCORING GUIDELINES Question 1 Let R be the region bounded by the graphs of y = sin (π x ) and y = x3 − 4 x.com. (a) Find the area of R.5391889 and s = 1. Find the volume of water in the pond. an integral expression for the area of the part of R that is below this horizontal line. At all points in R at a distance x from the y-axis. For this solid. the depth of the water is given by h( x ) = 3 − x. (c) The region R is the base of a solid. (a) sin (π x ) = x3 − 4 x at x = 0 and x = 2 Area = ∫ 0 ( sin (π x ) − ( x 2 3 − 4x ⎧ 1 : limits ⎪ 3 : ⎨ 1 : integrand ⎪⎩ 1 : answer ) ) dx = 4 (b) x3 − 4 x = −2 at r = 0. (b) The horizontal line y = −2 splits the region R into two parts. Find the volume of this solid. Visit the College Board on the Web: www.collegeboard.978 − 4x ) ) dx = 8. as shown in the figure above.369 or 8. but do not evaluate. .

5 ) .M. ⎧ 1 : considers relative extrema ⎪⎪ of L on ( 0. 9]. to the nearest whole number? (a) L′( 5. Show the computations that lead to your answer. (a) Use the data in the table to estimate the rate at which the number of people waiting in line was changing at 5:30 P. The number of people waiting in line to purchase tickets at time t is modeled by a twice-differentiable function L for 0 ≤ t ≤ 9. Then. L is differentiable.AP® CALCULUS BC 2008 SCORING GUIDELINES Question 2 t (hours) 0 1 3 4 7 8 9 L( t ) (people) 120 156 176 126 150 80 0 Concert tickets went on sale at noon ( t = 0 ) and were sold out within 9 hours. .collegeboard. 7 ) . 9] so the Mean Value Theorem implies L′( t ) > 0 for some t in (1. 3) and some t in ( 4. 9]. Based on the model. All rights reserved. what is the fewest number of times at which L′( t ) must equal 0 ? Give a reason for your answer. (b) Use a trapezoidal sum with three subintervals to estimate the average number of people waiting in line during the first 4 hours that tickets were on sale. the Intermediate Value Theorem implies that L′( t ) = 0 for at least three values of t in [ 0.M. 8 ) . Similarly. 9] . Values of L( t ) at various times t are shown in the table above. this maximum occurs on (1. 8 ) . (d) The rate at which tickets were sold for 0 ≤ t ≤ 9 is modeled by r ( t ) = 550te−t 2 tickets per hour. Since L( 3) > L(1) and L( 3) > L( 4 ) . Therefore L′( t ) = 0 for at least three values of t in [ 0. { 1 : integrand 1 : limits and answer © 2008 The College Board. 7 ) and a maximum on ( 4.] (d) 3 ∫ 0 r ( t ) dt = 972. Visit the College Board on the Web: www. ( t = 3) . 4] implies that L attains a maximum value there.M.com. Similarly. 2: 2: { { 1 : estimate 1 : units 1 : trapezoidal sum 1 : answer ⎧ 1 : considers change in ⎪⎪ sign of L′ 3: ⎨ ⎪ 1 : analysis ⎩⎪ 1 : conclusion OR OR The continuity of L on [1. L attains a minimum on ( 3. 4 ) and some t in ( 7. since L′ is continuous on [ 0.5 ) ≈ L( 7 ) − L( 4 ) 150 − 126 = = 8 people per hour 7−4 3 (b) The average number of people waiting in line during the first 4 hours is approximately L(1) + L( 3) L( 3) + L( 4 ) 1 ⎛ L( 0 ) + L(1) (3 − 1) + (1 − 0 ) + ( 4 − 3) ⎞⎟ ⎜ 4⎝ 2 2 2 ⎠ = 155.25 people (c) L is differentiable on [ 0. how many tickets were sold by 3 P.784 2: There were approximately 973 tickets sold by 3 P. Indicate units of measure. 4 ) . L′( t ) < 0 for some t in ( 3. (c) For 0 ≤ t ≤ 9. 9 ) . ( t = 5. 9 ) 3: ⎨ 1 : analysis ⎪ ⎪⎩ 1 : conclusion [Note: There is a function L that satisfies the given conditions with L′( t ) = 0 for exactly three values of t. so L′( t ) = 0 at each relative extreme point on ( 0.

7037 × 10− 4 Therefore. (a) Write the first-degree Taylor polynomial for h about x = 2 and use it to approximate h(1. so max h( 4 ) ( x ) = 9 1. (b) Write the third-degree Taylor polynomial for h about x = 2 and use it to approximate h(1. (a) P1 ( x ) = 80 + 128 ( x − 2 ) .9 ) . .9 ) ⎪⎩ 1 : P (1.9 ) ≈ P1 (1. All rights reserved.9 ) < h(1.9 ) = 67. Selected values of h and its first four derivatives are indicated in the table above. Visit the College Board on the Web: www.9 ) with error less than 3 × 10− 4. h(1.9 − 2 9 4! = 2.9 ) .988 (c) The fourth derivative of h is increasing on the interval 584 .9 ) ≈ P3 (1. Is this approximation greater than or less than h(1. The function h and these four derivatives are increasing on the interval 1 ≤ x ≤ 3. so h(1.9 ) − P3 (1.9 ) < h(1.9 ) with reason 1 ⎧ 2 : P3 ( x ) 3: ⎨ ⎩ 1 : P3 (1.com. (b) P3 ( x ) = 80 + 128 ( x − 2 ) + 488 ( x − 2 )2 + 448 ( x − 2 )3 6 18 h(1. (c) Use the Lagrange error bound to show that the third-degree Taylor polynomial for h about x = 2 approximates h(1.9 ) since h′ is increasing on the interval 1 ≤ x ≤ 3.AP® CALCULUS BC 2008 SCORING GUIDELINES Question 3 x h( x ) h′ ( x ) h′′( x ) h′′′( x ) h( 4 ) ( x ) 1 11 30 42 99 18 2 80 128 488 3 448 3 584 9 3 317 753 2 1383 4 3483 16 1125 16 Let h be a function having derivatives of all orders for x > 0.9 ) ≤ < 3 × 10− 4 © 2008 The College Board.collegeboard.9 ≤ x ≤ 2 ⎧ 2 : P1 ( x ) ⎪ 4 : ⎨ 1 : P1 (1.9 ) 2: { 1 : form of Lagrange error estimate 1 : reasoning 4 584 1.9 ) = 67.2 P1 (1. 1 ≤ x ≤ 3.9 ) ? Explain your reasoning.

(c) The speed is decreasing on the interval 2 < t < 3 since on this interval v < 0 and v is increasing. is the acceleration of the particle negative? Justify your answer. and 2. At time t = 0. the particle moves continuously and monotonically from x( 3) = −10 to x( 5 ) = −7 and also from x( 5 ) = −7 to x( 6 ) = −9.com. (b) For how many values of t. Justify your answer. where 0 ≤ t ≤ 6. 3. (b) The particle moves continuously and monotonically from x( 0 ) = −2 to x( 3) = −10. is the particle at x = −8 ? Explain your reasoning. t = 5. find both the time and the position of the particle when the particle is farthest to the left. . we consider t = 3 and t = 6. (d) The acceleration is negative on the intervals 0 < t < 1 and 4 < t < 6 since velocity is decreasing on these intervals. 6] are 8. and t = 5. ⎪⎪ and t = 6 3: ⎨ ⎪ 1 : description of motion ⎪⎩ 1 : conclusion By the Intermediate Value Theorem. 3 x( 3) = −2 + ∫ 0 v( t ) dt = −2 − 8 = −10 x( 6 ) = −2 + ∫ 0 v( t ) dt = −2 − 8 + 3 − 2 = −9 ⎧ 1 : identifies t = 3 as a candidate ⎪⎪ 6 3 : ⎨ 1 : considers ∫ v( t ) dt 0 ⎪ ⎪⎩ 1 : conclusion 6 Therefore. the particle is at x = −2. and v( t ) > 0 for 3 < t < 5. [3. is given by a differentiable function v whose graph is shown above. (a) For 0 ≤ t ≤ 6.collegeboard. (d) During what time intervals. is the speed of the particle increasing or decreasing? Give a reason for your answer. All rights reserved. Similarly. (c) On the interval 2 < t < 3. and [5. 5] . the particle is farthest left at time t = 3 when its position is x( 3) = −10. Visit the College Board on the Web: www. respectively. for 0 ≤ t ≤ 6. t = 3. The velocity is 0 at t = 0. if any. there are three values of t for which the particle is at x( t ) = −8. and the graph has horizontal tangents at t = 1 and t = 4. The areas of the regions bounded by the t-axis and the graph of v on the intervals [ 0. ⎧ 1 : positions at t = 3. (a) Since v( t ) < 0 for 0 < t < 3 and 5 < t < 6.AP® CALCULUS BC 2008 SCORING GUIDELINES Question 4 A particle moves along the x-axis so that its velocity at time t. 3] . 1 : answer with reason 2: { 1 : answer 1 : justification © 2008 The College Board.

(b) On what intervals.AP® CALCULUS BC 2008 SCORING GUIDELINES Question 5 The derivative of a function f is given by f ′( x ) = ( x − 3) e x for x > 0. (c) f ( 3) = f (1) + 3 ∫1 f ′( x ) dx = 7 + 3 ∫ 1 ( x − 3) e u = x − 3 dv = e x dx du = dx f ( 3) = 7 + ( x − 3) e x ( v = ex 3 1 − 3 x ∫1 e = 7 + ( x − 3) e x − e x x dx ⎧ 1 : uses initial condition ⎪ 4: ⎨ 2 : integration by parts ⎪⎩ 1 : answer dx )1 3 = 7 + 3e − e3 © 2008 The College Board. All rights reserved. does f have a relative minimum. (c) Find the value of f ( 3) . .com. (a) f ′( x ) < 0 for 0 < x < 3 and f ′ ( x ) > 0 for x > 3 Therefore. At this point. is the graph of f both decreasing and concave up? Explain your reasoning. if any.collegeboard. f has a relative minimum at x = 3. a relative maximum. and f (1) = 7. or neither? Justify your answer. the graph of f is both decreasing and concave up on the interval 2 < x < 3. ⎧ 1: minimum at x = 3 2: ⎨ ⎩ 1: justification ⎧ 2 : f ′′( x ) 3: ⎨ ⎩ 1 : answer with reason (b) f ′′( x ) = e x + ( x − 3) e x = ( x − 2 ) e x f ′′( x ) > 0 for x > 2 f ′( x ) < 0 for 0 < x < 3 Therefore. Visit the College Board on the Web: www. (a) The function f has a critical point at x = 3.

(d) What is the range of f for t ≥ 0 ? ⎧ 1: solution curve through ( 0. to approximate f (1) . 2 ) and ( 0.com. (a) A slope field for this differential equation is given below. 1 : answer © 2008 The College Board. . 8 ) .8 ) 2: ⎨ ⎩ 1: solution curve through ( 3.collegeboard. Let y = f ( t ) be the particular solution to the dt 8 differential equation with f ( 0 ) = 8. f ′( 0 ) = f ′′( 0 ) = 2 d y dt 2 = t =0 dy dt t =0 = 8 ( 6 − 8 ) = −2.) (b) Use Euler’s method. All rights reserved.AP® CALCULUS BC 2008 SCORING GUIDELINES Question 6 Consider the logistic differential equation dy y = ( 6 − y ) . Visit the College Board on the Web: www. Sketch possible solution curves through the points ( 3. (c) Write the second-degree Taylor polynomial for f about t = 0. starting at t = 0 with two steps of equal size. and use it to approximate f (1) . and 8 ⎧ 1 : Euler’s method with two steps 2: ⎨ ⎩ 1 : approximation of f (1) ⎧ d2y 2 : ⎪⎪ dt 2 4: ⎨ ⎪ 1 : second-degree Taylor polynomial ⎪⎩ 1 : approximation of f (1) 1 ( −2 )( −2 ) + 8 ( 2 ) = 5 8 8 2 The second-degree Taylor polynomial for f about 5 t = 0 is P2 ( t ) = 8 − 2t + t 2 . 2 ) (a) ( 12 ) ≈ 8 + ( −2) ( 12 ) = 7 7 1 105 f (1) ≈ 7 + ( − )( ) = 8 2 16 d y 1 dy y dy = (6 − y ) + (− ) 8 dt 8 dt dt (b) f 2 (c) 2 f ( 0 ) = 8. (Note: Use the axes provided in the exam booklet. 4 29 f (1) ≈ P2 (1) = 4 (d) The range of f for t ≥ 0 is 6 < y ≤ 8 .

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