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INNOVA JUNIOR COLLEGE


JC 2 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION 2
in preparation for General Certificate of Education Advanced Level

Higher 2
CANDIDATE
NAME
Civics Group

INDEX NUMBER

Mathematics

9740/01

Paper 1

19 Sep 2013
3 hours

Additional materials:

Answer Paper
Cover Page
List of Formulae (MF 15)

READ THESE INSTRUCTIONS FIRST


Do not open this booklet until you are told to do so.
Write your name, class and index number on all the work you hand in.
Write in dark blue or black pen on both sides of the paper.
You may use a soft pencil for any diagrams or graphs.
Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.
Answer all the questions.
Give non-exact numerical answers correct to 3 significant figures, or 1 decimal place in the
case of angles in degrees, unless a different level of accuracy is specified in the question.
You are expected to use a graphic calculator.
Unsupported answers from a graphic calculator are allowed unless a question specifically
states otherwise.
Where unsupported answers from a graphic calculator are not allowed in a question, you are
required to present the mathematical steps using mathematical notations and not calculator
commands.
You are reminded of the need for clear presentation in your answers.
At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together.
The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.

This document consists of 5 printed pages and 1 blank page.


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A 2.4 km nature trail is divided into 3 sections, A, B and C. John took 25 min 58 s to
complete the trail by jogging while Mary took 13 min 36 s to complete the trail by
cycling. Their average speeds for each section of the trail are shown in the table below.
Section
A
B
C

Average jogging speed (m/s)


3.20
2.50
1.25

Average cycling speed (m/s)


5.00
4.00
2.50

Calculate the length, in metres, of each section of the trail.

[4]

The surface area of a sphere of radius r cm is decreasing at a rate of 2.5 cm2 s1 at an


instant when r 5 . Calculate the rate of decrease, at this instant, of the volume of the
sphere.
[5]
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[The surface area of a sphere of radius r is 4 r 2 and the volume is r 3 .]
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(i)

Find

(ii)

Hence find

1
d
1 e4 x 2 .

dx

2x

[1]

sin 1 e2 x dx .

[4]

y f ( x)
O

y b
xa

The diagram shows the sketch of y = f(x) with asymptotes x a and y b , passing
through the points c , 0 and 0 , d where a, b, c and d are positive constants.
(a)

State the root of the equation f ( x 4) 0 .

(b)

On separate diagrams, sketch the graphs of

[1]

(i)

y 2 f ( x ) ,

[3]

(ii)

y f ( x) ,

[2]

stating the equations of any asymptotes and the coordinates of any points of
intersection with the axes, whenever possible. You should label the graphs clearly.

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(i)

Find the cartesian equation of the locus of a point P representing the complex
number z, where z 2 Imz . Sketch the locus on an Argand diagram.
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(ii)

Hence find the greatest possible value of arg z 3 in exact form.

[4]
[2]

Let f ( x) 2e x 1 cos2 ( x) .
(i)

Find the series expansion of f ( x ) in ascending powers of x, up to and including


the term in x 3 .
[You may use standard results given in the List of Formulae (MF15).]

(ii)

(a)

[4]

Use your answer to part (i) to find a numerical value of the approximation
of

f ( x) dx .

[1]

(b)

Use your calculator to find an accurate value for

f ( x) dx . Why is the

approximation in part (ii)(a) not very good?

[2]

Referred to an origin O, the position vectors of two points A and B are a and b
respectively. State the geometrical interpretation of a b .

[1]

Given that a 2 and b 3 , find the value of a b a b .

[2]

Given further that the angle between a and b is

a b a b .

, find the exact value of


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[4]

1 2 x2 2
Find the expansion of
in ascending powers of x, up to and including the
4 x

term in x 2 .
(i)
(ii)

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Find the set of values of x for which the expansion is valid.


[2]
1
a
By putting x , show that 30 , where a and b are integers to be
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b
determined.
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Do not use a calculator in answering this question.


The complex number z is given by z k i 3 , where k is a non-zero real number.
(i)

Find z 4 in the form x iy .

(ii)

Given that z 4 is real, find the possible values of z, leaving your answers in exact
form.
[2]
For the value of z found in part (ii) for which k 0 , find the smallest positive

integer n such that arg( z n ) = . State the modulus of z n when n takes this
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(iii)

[3]

value, leaving your answer in the form a b .

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An increasing sequence u1 , u2 , u3 ,... is given by


u1

(i)

1
5

and

(ii)

5un
8un 1

for n 1.

5n 1
.
2 5n 1 3

[4]

Determine, with a reason, if the sequence converges.


2N

(iii)

un1

Use the method of mathematical induction to prove that

un

Find

n N 1

11

[3]

5n
.
un

[2]
[3]

A curve C has parametric equations


x 1

(i)

1
1
, yt .
2
t
t

The point P on the curve has parameter p. Show that the equation of the tangent
at P is given by

p 2 p 2 1 x 2 py p 2 1 .
2

(ii)

[4]

This tangent passes through a fixed point X , Y . Give a brief argument to show
that there cannot be more than 4 tangents passing through X , Y .

[1]

(iii)

Sketch C, stating clearly the equation of any asymptote(s).

[2]

(iv)

Find the area of the region bounded by the curve and the lines x 2 and x 4 ,
giving your answer correct to 3 decimal places.
[3]

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The plane p 1 has equation 2 x 3 y z 8 and it meets the x- and z- axes at the points A
and B respectively. State the position vectors of A and B, relative to the origin O, and
z
show that a cartesian equation of the line AB is 4 x , y 0 .
[4]
2
The point C lies on AB such that

AC 1
. The plane p 2 passes through C and is
CB 3

parallel to the vector i 2 j . Given that p 2 is also perpendicular to p 1 , find

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(i)

the cartesian equation of p 2 ,

[5]

(ii)

the perpendicular distance from A to p 2 .

[3]

It is given that

f ( x) (2 x 3) 2 2

for 2 x 1,
for 1 x 0,

and that f ( x) f ( x 2) for all real values of x.


(i)

5
5
Sketch the graph of y f ( x) for x .
2
2

(ii)

Find the exact value of

[3]

3
2

f ( x ) dx .

[4]

The function h is defined by


h:x

(iii)

3
(2 x 3) 2 2

for 2 x a .

Write down the greatest value of a such that h 1 exists.

[1]

Assume that a takes the value found in part (iii).


(iv)

Sketch, on a single diagram, the graphs of y h( x) and y h 1 ( x) .

(v)

Explain why the x-coordinate of the point of intersection of the curves in part (iv)
satisfies the equation

[2]

4 x3 12 x 2 7 x 3 0 ,

and find the value of this x-coordinate, correct to 4 significant figures.

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