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GCE Examinations Advanced Subsidiary / Advanced Level

Pure Mathematics Module P4

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MARKING GUIDE

This guide is intended to be as helpful as possible to teachers by providing concise solutions and indicating how marks should be awarded. There are obviously alternative methods that would also gain full marks. Method marks (M) are awarded for knowing and using a method. Accuracy marks (A) can only be awarded when a correct method has been used. (B) marks are independent of method marks.

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P4 Paper A Marking Guide


1. (a) (b) f(1) = 1 5 + 17 13 = 0 (z 1) is a factor f(z) = (z 1)(z2 4z + 13) quad. gives z =
4 16 52 2

B1 M1 A1 M1 A2 (6)

roots are 1, 2 3i, 2 + 3i


x dy + 3 y = e3 dx x x

2.

M1
3 x

int. fac. = e
3

dx

= e

3ln x

= x3

M1 A1

x dy + 3x2y = ex dx d 3 (x y) = ex dx x 3y = M1 M1 A1 (6)

x ex dx = ex + c y = e + c 3

3.

(a)

1 r ( r+1) 1

r + r +1 giving A = 1, B = 1
1 1

r ( r+1) r r +1 (b)

M1 A1 M1 A1 M1 A1 (6)

r =3

35

1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ( r r +1 ) = ( 3 + 4 + 5 + ... + 35 ) ( 4 + 5 + ... + 35 + 36 ) 1 1 11 = 3 36 = 36

4.

( x 3)2 x +1 2 < 0 ( x 1)( x 7) <0 x +1

x 2 8 x + 7 x +1

<0

M1 A1 M1 A1 M1 A2 (7)

critical values are 1, 1, 7

considering change of sign of factors gives x < 1 or 1 < x < 7 5. (a)


= =
5 6

O
7 6

=0
= =
3 2
6

B3

11 6

(b)

area = 6 = = giving
3 2 3 2

a
1 2
2

(a cos 3 )2 d = 3a2 1 + cos 6 d


1 6

cos2 3 d

M1 A1 M1 A1 M1 A1 (9)

a2[ + a2

sin 6 ] 6 0

1 4

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6.

(a) (b) (c)

2 solutions f(0) = 1; f(1) = 1.64 f cont. over interval, change of sign root f (x) = ex + 2 sin x e xn 2 cos xn xn +1 = xn xn e + 2sin xn giving 0.54 (2dp) f(0.535) = 0.0131; f(0.545) = 0.0144 change of sign root correct to 2dp f( 2) = 0.967629; f( 1) = 0.712725

B1 M1 A1 M1 A1 M1 A1 M1 A1

(d) (e)

2 +

0.967629 0.967629 + 0.712725

M1 A1 A1 (12)

= 1.42 (2dp) 7. (a) + 2 + i = 6 A(2 + i) + B(1 i) = 6(1 i)(2 + i) giving 2A + B + i(A B) = 18 6i 2A + B = 18 A B = 6 giving A = 4, B = 10 z = 1i 1+ i = 2 + 2i w = 2 + i 2 i = 4 2i Im(z) P O Q (c) z w = (2 + 2i) (4 2i) = 2 + 4i z w = (4 + 16) = 20 = 25
2 dx x = p sin t + q cos t , d 2 = p cos t q sin t dt dt

A 1 i

M1 A1 M1 A1 M1 A1 M1 A1 A1

(b)

1+ i

10

2 i

Re(z) B2 M1 M1 A1 M1 A1 M1 A1 M1 A1 M1 A1 A1 (14)

8.

(a)

p cos t q sin t 4p sin t + 4q cos t + 3p cos t + 3q sin t = sin t 2p + 4q = 0 2q 4p = 1 1 giving p = 1 , q = 10 5 (b) aux. eqn. m2 + 4m + 3 = 0 (m + 1)(m + 3) = 0 m = 1, 3 C.F. x = Aet + Be3t 1 gen. soln. x = Aet + Be3t 1 cos t + 10 sin t 5 dx = Aet 3Be3t +
dt
1 5

sin t +
1 5

1 10

cos t
1 2

M1 A1 = A 3B +
1 10

t = 0, x = 1, dx =
dt

1 2

gives 1 = A + B

and

M1 M1 A1

solve simul. A = 2, B = soln. x = 2et


4 5

4 5
1 5

e3t

cos t +

1 10

sin t

A1

(15)

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Performance Record P4 Paper A

Question no. Topic(s)

1
complex nos.

2
1st order diff. eqn

3
series

4
inequality

5
polar coords

6
numerical methods

7
complex nos.

8
2nd order diff. eqn

Total

Marks Student

12

14

15

75

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