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Pure Mathematics 1

Total Marks – 54 Time – 1 hour 45 minutes


The diagram shows the curve y = 6x - x2 and the line y = 5. Find the area
of the shaded region. 05

02. 4
A curve has equation y  and P(2, 2) is a point on the curve.
3x  4
i. Find the equation of the tangent of the curve at P. 04
ii. Find the angle that this tangent makes with the x – axis. 02


In the diagram, AB is an arc of a circle with centre O and radius r. the line XB
is a tangent to the circle at B and A is the mid-point of OX.
1 02
i. Show that angle AOB   radians.
Express each of the following in terms of r ,  and 3 :
ii. The perimeter of the shaded region. 03
iii. The area of the shaded region. 02

04. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd terms of a geometric progression are the 1st, 9th and 21st terms
respectively of an arithmetic progression. The 1st term of each progression is 8
and the common ratio of the geometric progression is r , where r  1 . Find
i. Find the value of r . 04
ii. The 4 term of each progression.

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The diagram shows a rhombus ABCD. The points B and D have

coordinates (2, 10) and (6, 2) respectively and A lies on the x-axis. The
midpoint of BD is M. Find by calculation, the coordinates of each of M,
A and C. 06

06. The equation of a curve is y  x 2  3 x  4

i. Show that the whole of the curve lies above the x-axis. 03
ii. Find the set of values of x for which x 2  3x 4 is a decreasing
function of x. 01
The equation of a line is y 2 x  k , where k is a constant.
iii. In the case where k  6 , find the coordinates of the points of
intersection of the line and the curve. 03
iv. Find the value of k for which the line is a tangent to the curve. 02

07. In the diagram, S is the point (0, 12) and T is the point (16, 0). The point Q lies
on ST, between S and T and has coordinates (x, y). The points P and R lie on
the x-axis and y-axis respectively and OPQR is a rectangle.
i. Show that the area, A, of the rectangle OPQR is given by
A  12 x  x 2
4 03
ii. Given that x can vary, find the stationary value of A and determine
its nature. 03

08. An athlete runs the first mile of a marathon in 5 minutes. His speed reduces
in such a way that each mile takes 12 seconds longer than the preceding mile
i. Given that the nth mile takes 9 minutes, find the value of n. 02
ii. Assuming that the length of the marathon is 26 miles, find the total
time, in hours and minutes, to complete the marathon. 02
iii. The second and third terms of a geometric progression are 48 and
32 respectively. Find the sum to infinity of the progression. 04

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