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GCE Examinations Advanced Subsidiary

Core Mathematics C4
Paper A Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Instructions and Information
Candidates may use any calculator EXCEPT those with the facility for symbolic algebra, differentiation and / or integration. Full marks may be obtained for answers to ALL questions. Mathematical formulae and statistical tables are available. This paper has seven questions.

Advice to Candidates
You must show sufficient working to make your methods clear to an examiner. Answers without working may gain no credit.

Written by Shaun Armstrong

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A curve has the equation x2(2 + y) y2 = 0. Find an expression for

dy in terms of x and y. dx



f (x) =

3 , | x | < 1. 1 x (2)

(a) (b)

1 Show that f( 10 ) = 10 .

Expand f(x) in ascending powers of x up to and including the term in x3, simplifying each coefficient. Use your expansion to find an approximate value for 10 , giving your answer to 8 significant figures. Find, to 1 significant figure, the percentage error in your answer to part (c).



(1) (2)



Relative to a fixed origin, O, the line l has the equation r = (i + pj 5k) + (3i j + qk), where p and q are constants and is a scalar parameter. Given that the point A with coordinates (5, 9, 9) lies on l, (a) (b) find the values of p and q, show that the point B with coordinates (25, 1, 11) also lies on l. (3) (2)

The point C lies on l and is such that OC is perpendicular to l. (c) (d) Find the coordinates of C. Find the ratio AC : CB (4) (2)

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During a chemical reaction, a compound is being made from two other substances. At time t hours after the start of the reaction, x g of the compound has been produced. Assuming that x = 0 initially, and that
dx = 2(x 6)(x 3), dt

(a) (b)

show that it takes approximately 7 minutes to produce 2 g of the compound. Explain why it is not possible to produce 3 g of the compound.

(10) (2)


y = 4 x 2 ex

Figure 1 Figure 1 shows the curve with equation y = 4 x 2 ex. The shaded region is bounded by the curve, the x-axis and the line x = 2.


Use the trapezium rule with four intervals of equal width to estimate the area of the shaded region.


The shaded region is rotated through 2 radians about the x-axis.


Find, in terms of and e, the exact volume of the solid formed.






2 sin 3x sin 2x dx.


Use the substitution u2 = x + 1 to evaluate

x2 dx. x +1


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Figure 2

1 2

Figure 2 shows the curve with parametric equations

x = cos 2t, y = cosec t, 0 < t < .


The point P on the curve has x-coordinate

1 2

. (2)

(a) (b)

Find the value of the parameter t at P. Show that the tangent to the curve at P has the equation

y = 2x + 1.
The shaded region is bounded by the curve, the coordinate axes and the line x =
1 2

(5) .


Show that the area of the shaded region is given by

4 6

k cos t dt,
(4) (3)

where k is a positive integer to be found.


Hence find the exact area of the shaded region.


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