=
+
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 onetoone. [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

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.

\

+ 
.

\


.

\

+ 
.

\


.

\

+ +
 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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