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Section 2
Assignment 2
This assignment will give you an opportunity to test your knowledge and understanding of the topics in Section 2.
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The assignment uses exam-type questions and will test your understanding of the concepts you have explored in the topics listed above. These address the following elements in the specification:
2.4, 2.5
6.1, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5
7.1, 7.2, 7.3
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GCE A level (AS/Part 1) Mathematics ¦ Section 2 ¦ Assignment 2
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Answer as many questions as you can. It is always important to show your working in your responses.
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1 6 – 4x – x2 = q – (x + p)2 where p and q are integers.
(a) Find the value of p and the value of q. (3)
(b) State the coordinates of the maximum point. (1)
2 Show that the product of two odd numbers is an odd number. (4)
3 (a) Show that the line y = 4 is a tangent to the curve with
equation y x= + 4 (3)
(b) Give the coordinates of the point at which the line touches
the curve. (2)
4 Find the values of x such that 2 log2 x – log2(5x – 8) = 1 (5)
5 Find the set of values of x for which
(a) 3(2 – x) 4 – x (2)
(b) 3x2 + 5x – 2 0 (4)
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The circle C with centre T and radius r has equation x2+ y2 - 20x-16y+139 = 0
(a) Find the coordinates of the centre of C. (3)
(b) Show that r = 5. (2)
The line L has equation x = 13 and crosses C at points P and Q as shown in the figure above.
(c) Find the y-coordinate of P and the y-coordinate of Q. (3)
7 A curve has equation y = 3x + 2
(a) Find dx . (4)
(b) Find the coordinates of the two points on the curve at
which the gradient is 1. (4)
(c) Find the equation of the normal to the curve at the point where x = 2, giving your answer in the form
ax + by + c = 0, where a, b and c are integers. (4)
8 (a) If y = 2x, express (i) 22x+2 (1)
(ii) 22x+2 - 21(2x)+5 (1) in terms of y.
(b) Solve the equation 22x+2 - 21(2x)+5= 0 , giving your answers to 3 significant figures where appropriate. (6)
9 (a) Find the first 3 terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of (3 – 2x)6 giving each
term in its simplest form. (4)
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(b) Hence find the term in x2 in the expansion of
(1 – x) (3 – 2x)6 (3)
An approximate value of 2.99986 is needed.
(c) Determine a suitable value of x to be substituted into the
expansion in part (a). (2)
(d) Use the first 2 terms of your expansion to find the value of
2.99986 correct to 4 decimal places. (2)
10 The circle C has equation x2 – 2x + y2 + 4y = 20
The line l with equation x + 7y = 12 intersects the circle at the points A and B. The x-coordinate of A is positive.
(a) Find the coordinates of the points A and B. (4)
(b) Find the equation of the tangents to the circle at the points
A and B. (5)
(c) Show that the tangents cross at the point P(2, 5) (4)
(d) Find the length AP. (3)
(Total marks for Assignment 2 = 79)
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