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Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations


Supplemental Internal Moderation Test 2011
Pure Mathematics Unit 1
Module 1

School: Queens College Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Guyana Tutors: Lenese Parker
Dennis Patterson
Rudolph Deoraj
Instruction to Candidates

Answer ALL questions. Unless otherwise stated in the question, all numerical answers
MUST be given exactly OR to three significant figures, where appropriate.
This paper consists of 7 questions. The maximum mark on this paper is 70.
You must show all relevant working. Answers without clear and relevant working will
gain NO credit.
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1. (a) Simplify, without the use of a calculator, leaving your answer in surd form

( ) ( ) 1 3 3 2 3 5 + . [3]

(b) Evaluate ( ) ( )

=
+

5
1
1
. 1
r
r r
r [6]

(c) Prove by mathematical induction that ( ) ( )

=
+ = +
n
r
n n r
1
. 4 3 2 [6]
Total 15 marks
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2. (a) Given that hx
3
+ 5x
2
x 6 = (2x + 3) (x + 2) (x k) find the values of
the constants h and k.
[2]
(b) When the expression 30 6
2 3
+ + ax x x is divided by (x 1), the
remainder is twice that as when the expression is divided by
(x + 2).

Find a. [4]

(c) Factorize completely .
4 4
b a [3]
Total 9 marks
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3. (a) Solve for x the equation
2
3 4
81
1
3

|
.
|

\
|
=
x
x
. [3]

(b) If , 0 , 9 log 5 27 log 3 log 4 > + = + a
a a a
find the value of a.

[7]

(c) Given that 2 log
3
(x 5) log
3
(2x 13) = 1,

(i) show that x
2
16x + 64 = 0. [3]

(ii) Hence, or otherwise, solve 2 log
3
(x 5) log
3
(2x 13) = 1. [2]

Total 15 marks
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4. The functions f and g are defined by f : , , 1 3 2
2
R e + + x x x x

g : 5x + 1, x .

(a) Explain clearly why f is not one-to-one. [2]

(b) Calculate and simplify gf (x), stating its domain. [3]

(c) Solve for x, gf (x) = 1. [3]

Total 8 marks
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5. Solve, for x, the equation . 0 6 5
2
= + x x [6]

Total 6 marks
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6. (a) The roots of the equation 2x
2
5x 3 = 0 are | oand . Without solving
the equation find an equation whose roots are
2
1
and
2
1
| o
, simplifying
your coefficients.
[6]

(b) (i) The equation x
3
7x + 6 = 0 have roots . and , | o Find the
values of


] 1 [ .
1 1 1
] 2 [ ,
1 1 1 1 1 1
] 2 [ ,
1 1 1
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
+ |
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
+ |
.
|

\
|
|
.
|

\
|
+ +
| o
| o | o
| o


(ii) Hence, or otherwise, find the cubic equation whose roots are

.
1
and
1
,
1
| o
[3]

Total 14 marks

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7. Find the range of values of x for which . 0
2 5
5 2
<

+
x
x
[3]

Total 3 marks
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