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# FOR EDEXCEL

GCE Examinations

Core Mathematics C3
Paper B
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.

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

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1.

(a)

Simplify
2

x + 7 x +12
2

2x + 9 x + 4
(b)

(3)

2

2.

(4)

3x +11 .

(a)

## Show that the tangent to the curve at P has the equation

3x 4 5 y + 31 = 0.

(6)

3.

(b)

(a)

## Use the identities for sin (A + B) and sin (A B) to prove that

sin P + sin Q 2 sin

(b)

P+Q
2

cos

(3)

P Q
2

(4)

## Find, in terms of , the solutions of the equation

sin 5x + sin x = 0,
for x in the interval 0 x < .

4.

(5)

The curve with equation y = x 2 ln x , x > 0 crosses the x-axis at the point P.
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(a)

(1)

(b)

(6)

(c)

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f(x) 2x + 4x + 2, x , x 1.

5.

(a)

(2)

(b)

## Describe fully two transformations that would map the graph of y = x , x 0

onto the graph of y = f(x).

(c)

## Find an expression for f (x) and state its domain.

(d)

Sketch the graphs of y = f(x) and y = f (x) on the same diagram and state
the relationship between them.

f(x) = e
(a)

(4)

3x + 1

6.

(3)

(4)

2, x .

## State the range of f.

(1)

The curve y = f(x) meets the y-axis at the point P and the x-axis at the point Q.
(b)

(4)

(c)

## Show that the tangent to the curve at P has the equation

y = 3ex + e 2.

(d)

(4)

Find to 3 significant figures the x-coordinate of the point where the tangent to
the curve at P meets the tangent to the curve at Q.

(4)
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7.

(a)

3 arccos = 0.

(b)

(2)

y = x + 2 , x 2.

(5)

arccos (x 1) =
(c)

(d)

xn + 1 = 1 + cos

x+2,
(3)

xn + 2

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