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```C3
sample exam paper
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1 It is given that
f(x) В€ sinГЂ1 x В‡ 1 ГЂ 9x2 .
(i) Show that there is a root of f(x) В€ 0 in the interval 0:3 4 x 4 0:4.
(ii) This root is to be estimated using the iterative formula
sВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃВЃ
sinГЂ1 xn В‡ 1
xnВ‡1 В€
, x0 В€ 0:4.
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Showing your values of x1 , x2 , x3 , . . ., obtain the value, to three decimal
places, of the root.

2 It is given that
cot x В‡ 3 ГЂ cosec2 x В€ 0.
(i) Show that this equation can be written in the form
cot2 x ГЂ cot x ГЂ 2 В€ 0.

(ii) Hence solve the equation cot x В‡ 3 ГЂ cosec2 x В€ 0 giving all values of x,
where appropriate, to one decimal place in the interval 08 4 x < 3608.
3
The curve C has the equation y В€ p
(i) Find

xВ‡3
.
(x2 В‡ 9)
dy
in terms of x.
dx

(ii) Show
p that C has a stationary point where x В€ 3, and deduce that the line
y В€ 2 is the horizontal tangent to C.

4 (i) Describe a sequence of geometrical transformations that maps the
graph of y В€ ln x onto the graph of y В€ 3 ln (x В‡ 2).
(ii) Use Simpson's Rule with five ordinates (four strips) to find an
В…3
approximate value for
significant figures.

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C3
Sample exam paper
5 The value, ВЈV, of a car at age t months is modelled by the formula V В€ AeГЂkt ,
where k and A are positive constants. The value of the car when new was
ВЈ9000. The value of the car is expected to decrease to ВЈ4500 after 36 months.
Write down the value of A, and show that k = 0.019254 approximately.

Use the model to
(i) calculate the value, to the nearest pound, of the car when it is
18 months old;
(ii) find the age of the car, to the nearest month, when its value first
falls below ВЈ1800.

6

y
6
P (4, 6)
R
x
O
The diagram shows part of the curve with equation y2 В€ 12(x ГЂ 1). P is the
point on the curve with coordinates (4, 6). The finite region R is enclosed by the
curve, the line y В€ 6, the x-axis and the y-axis.
The region R is rotated through 2p about the x-axis. Find the exact value of the
volume of the solid generated.

7 The diagram shows the plan of a rectangular garden ACEF.
A
B
5m
8m
x
F
C
x
D
E
The shaded area ABDF represents the lawn, which has a perimeter of 26 m.
It is given that BD В€ 5 m, DF В€ 8 m and angle DFE В€ angle BDC В€ x, x TВ€ 0.
(i) Show that
13 cos x В‡ 3 sin x В€ 13.
(ii) Express 13 cos x В‡ 3 sin x in the form R cos (x ГЂ a), where R > 0 and
08 < a < 908, giving your values of R and a to two decimal places.
(iii) Hence find the value of x, giving your answer to one decimal place.
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C3
Sample exam paper
8 A function f is defined for all real values of x by f(x)=e2xВ‡3 ГЂ 1.
(i) Find the range of f.
(ii) Sketch the curve with equation y В€ f(x), showing the coordinates of
any points at which the curve meets the coordinate axes.
(iii) The curve with equation y В€ f(x) has a gradient of 8 at the point P.
Find the x-coordinate of P, giving your answer in the form ln a В‡ b,
where a is an integer and b is a constant.



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