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ROSE OF LIMA’S COLLEGE HALF-YEARLY EXAMINATION 2009-2010 MATHEMATICS M1 / M2 FORM 4 E Instructions: Answer All questions on the answer book provided. M1 students, please complete all questions in Section A and Section B. M2 students, please complete all questions in Section A and Section C. All working must be clearly shown. Unless otherwise specified in a question, numerical answers must be given in exact value. Section A: (30 marks) For BOTH M1 and M2 students 1. Rationalize 2 3− 5 + 3 2 . (4 marks) 2. Solve the logarithmic equation log 4 (5 x − 3) = log 4 (3x + 1) −

1 . 2 (4 marks) 3. (a) Sketch the graph of y = log 2 x . (1 mark) (b) Show that log 0.5 x = − log 2 x . Hence sketch the graph of y = log 0.5 x on the same coordinate plane. (3 marks) 4. Given that a, b and c are real numbers, prove that the equation ( x − a )( x − b) = c 2 has real roots. (4 marks)

Time allowed: 1 hour Total Marks: 70

5.

2i Simplify . 1− i

4

(4 marks)

6.

**The straight line L1: 2 x + y + 2 = 0 cuts the straight line L2: 5 x + 3 y + (a − 4) = 0 at a point R,
**

where a is a constant. (a) Express the coordinates of R in terms of a. (3 marks) (b) If the straight line L3: x + 2 y + (a − 14) = 0 passes through R, find the value of a. (3 marks)

7.

Given the graph C : y = f ( x ) = x 3 . P(3, 27 ) is a point on C. Find the coordinates of the image of P if C is transformed to the graph of each of the following. (a) y = f ( x + 6 ) (2 marks) (b)

y = − f (− x ) + 40

(2 marks) -END OF SECTION A1

Expand (1 − 2 x)17 in ascending powers of x as far as the term in x3.12 It is conjectured that the relationship between x and y can be expressed by the equation y = ka x where k and a are constants. (3 marks) 2 n +1 (c) Find the coefficient of x in the expansion of (1 + 5 x) (1 + x) in terms of n. find the value of n.. x 10 20 50 100 150 y 2. (4 marks) (b) If c2 = 100 . (a) Express log y as a linear function of x.66 0. (a) Expand e −3 x in ascending powers of x as far as the term in x 3 . (3 marks) M1-6. (2 marks) (b) How long does it take for the element to decay to half of its original weight? (Give your answer correct to 3 significant figures. The weight Q(t) (in g) of the element remaining after t weeks is given by Q (t ) = 5e −0. estimate graphically the values of k and a. 2 In the expansion of x 2 − . (5 marks) (3 + x) 5 in ascending powers of x as far as the e3x 9 12 M1-5.33 0. (a) Express c0 . (3 marks) M1-2.02 1. Let (1 + 5 x) 2 (1 + x) n ≡ c0 + c1 x + c2 x 2 + c3 x 3 + . find x (a) the constant term. (a) Find the weight of the element remaining after 10 weeks correct to 3 significant figures.01t . where n is a positive integer.FORM 4 HALF-YEARLY EXAMINATION 2009-2010 –MATHEMATICS (M1/M2) Section B: (40 marks) For M1 students ONLY. (3 marks) M1-3. (2 marks) (b) Using the graph paper on Page 4.) (4 marks) M1-4.91 0. M1-1.. A sample of radioactive element is placed in a laboratory and it decays continuously. (2 marks) (b) Using the result in (a). expand term in x 3 .) (6 marks) -END OF SECTION B2 . (3 marks) (b) the coefficient of x . c2 and c3 in terms of n. (Give your answers correct to 3 significant figures. Consider the following data recorded from an experiment. c1 .

(4 marks) (a) Expand (1 + 3x)n in ascending powers of x up to the term x3... solve (*). (5 marks) Prove. M2-3. find m..... (a) If the difference of the roots of the equation is 3.... where n is a positive integer. (b) Hence or otherwise......FORM 4 HALF-YEARLY EXAMINATION 2009-2010 –MATHEMATICS (M1/M2) Section C: (40 marks) For M2 students ONLY. M2-1... (5 marks) (b) Show that a1 + a2 + ⋯ + an = 2n(n + 1)(n + 2) ... that f (n ) = (8 n − 1) is divisible by 7 for all positive integer n. (a) Solve y 2 + 5 y − 24 = 0 .. (1 mark) (4 marks) M2-2. (6 marks) 2 x M2-4.. (*) where m and k are real constants. solve ( x + 6) 2 + 5 x + 6 − 24 = 0 .... by mathematical induction. (4 marks) (b) If the constant term in the expansion of ( x − ) 2 (1 + 3 x) n is 752. Consider the quadratic equation x 2 + (2m + 9) x + 2m + k = 0 .. (6 marks) 39 . find n... 3 (5 marks) -END OF SECTION C- END OF PAPER 3 . 4 (ii) find the minimum value of k. Let a1 = 4 and a m = a m −1 + 4m for all integers m ≥ 2 . M2-5. (b) If k = Hence. (a) Prove by mathematical induction that an = 2(n + 2)(n − 1) + 4 for all positive integers n. (i) express k in terms of m.

4 -0.0 4 .2 -0.4 0.6 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 160 -0.2 x O -0.FORM 4 HALF-YEARLY EXAMINATION 2009-2010 –MATHEMATICS (M1/M2) Name: ( ) Class: F. x log y 10 20 50 100 150 log y 0. (cont’d) Attach this sheet to your answer book.4E M1-6.8 -1.

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