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INTI INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE SUBANG

FOUNDATION IN BUSINESS/ INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMME (CFPI)

MAT 1212: MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS 1
FINAL EXAMINATION: SEPTEMBER 2011

Instructions: This paper consists of SIX(6) questions. Answer any FIVE(5) questions in
Question 1
(a) Factorize the following polynomials completely
(i) 9 x 2 4 y 2

(2 Marks)

(ii) 8m 3 1

(2 Marks)

(b) Express as a fraction reduced to the lowest terms

(i) (4 x)
(ii)

x 2 16
5

3
2

a 1 1 a

(3 Marks)
(3 Marks)

(c) Simplify, and express the answers using positive exponents only
y 6
(i) 1
y

(2

Marks)
(ii) (7u 1 / 2 v 1 / 2 )(2u 1 / 2 3v 1 / 2 )

(3 Marks)

(d) For f ( x) x 2 4 x 9, find

(i) f (b 1)

(2 Marks)

(ii) f (b h) f (h)

(3 Marks)

Question 2
(a) (i) Differentiate y 64x 2 with reference to x
(ii) Differentiate y x 3 2 x 2 4 with reference to x
(b) Given the quadratic equation f ( x) 4 x 2 16 x 15

(2 Marks)
(3 Marks)

(i) Use the method of completing the square, express f (x ) in the form of
a ( x p ) 2 q where a, p and q are constants.
(3 Marks)
(ii) Find the vertex of f (x ) from part (i) and state whether its maximum or
minimum
(2 Marks)
(iii) Sketch a graph of f (x ) and show the
vertex clearly.

(3 Marks)

(1 Mark)

3.5

(i)

2x

dx

(3

x 1 dx

(3

Marks)
9

(ii)

Marks)

Question 3
1

(a) Given that X 2 , Y 3

3

and Z 1
1

2
3
1

2
1
4

(i) 2 X

(1 Mark)

(ii) XY

(3 Marks)

(iii) ( XY ) T 3Z

(6 Marks)

(b) Find the inverse of the matrix A given below by appropriate row operations on
A | I .
Show that A 1 A I
4
A
3

3
2

(5 Marks)
(c) Use the method of inverse matrix to solve the system of linear equations:
2x 5 y 4

Question 4

and 8 x 2 y 4

(5 Marks)

(a) Set X 6 8 14 21 26
Set Y 5 10 15 21
Set Z 3 8 21
(i) Draw a Venn diagram to represent the above sets

(3 Marks)

(ii) Find n( X Y )

(2 Marks)

(iii) Find n( X Y )

(2 Marks)

(iv) Find X Y

(2 Marks)

(2 Marks)

(i)

In how many ways can we choose a chairperson, a vice-chairperson,

a secretary and a treasurer, assuming that one person cannot hold
more than one position?
(2 Marks)

(ii)

(2 Marks)

(c) A company has 7 male and 5 female officers. An ad-hoc committee is to be

formed. In how many ways can a 5-officer committee be formed so that it is
composed of

Question 5

(i)

Any 5 officers?

(2 Marks)

(ii)

(3 Marks)

(i)

(1 Marks)

(1 Mark)

(iii) Time to commute from home to college

(1 Mark)

(b) The data below shows the marks obtained in a Mathematics test by a group of
pupils.
40
65
61
46
55
(i)

62
69
51
55
50

74
55
53
60
58

41
59
62
68
49

53
52
58
54
41

50
54
53
45
53

58
46
45
59
68

71
49
63
46
44

Using the data above and a class interval of 5 marks, complete the table
below.
Mark
40-44
45-49

Midpoint
42
47

Frequency

(3 Marks)
(ii)

Based on the table above calculate the mean mark for the Mathematics test
(3 Marks)

(iii)

Using a scale of 2 cm to 5 marks on the horizontal axis and 2 cm to 1 pupil on

the vertical axis, draw a histogram for the data.
(4 Marks)

(c) Write the following in terms of scientific notation

(i) 34,000,000
(ii) 0.002023
(c) Rationalize the denominator of the following expressions.

(1 Mark)
(1 Mark)

(i)

(ii)

(2 Marks)

7
6
8

(3 Marks)

Question 6
(a) A research was made to record time for 128 employees to complete a particular work
and the results are recorded in the table below
Time
<40
No. of
0
employee
(i)

40-44
6

45-49
14

50-54
23

55-59
42

60-64
30

65-69
9

70-74
4

>74
0

Copy and complete the table as follows:

Time
< 40

Frequency, f
0

Mid-point,

fx

fx 2

(9 Marks)
(ii) Find the mean of the data.

(2 Marks)

(2 Marks)

(2 Marks)

(v) Find the standard deviation of the data

(2 Marks)

(b) Given y, 13,12,10 and 8 has been arranged in descending order. If the mean and
median is given by min median = 1, find y.
(3 Marks)