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1. Without using calculator, evaluate log 2 (log 2 49) 2 log 4 (log 7 2)

[4 marks]

2. Given that 2 2 is a root of 2 x 2 3bx 3c 0 with b, c are constants. Find bc.


[5marks]
3. Find the least value of n for which the sum of the first n terms of the geometric series
1 + 0.75 + (0.75) + (0.75) +
is greater than

3
of its sum to infinity.
4

4. Show that if f ( r )
f ( r ) f ( r 1)

[6 marks]

1
, then
(2r 1)( 2r 3)
4
.
( 2r 1)(2r 1)(2r 3)

Hence, using the method of differences, show that the sum of the series
1
1
1
1
+
+
++
(
2
n

1
)(
2
n
1)(2n 3)
1 3 5
3 5 7
5 79
n( n 2)
.
is
3( 2n 1)(2n 3)

[7

marks]
5. Find the set of values of x which satisfies

2
1
1 4
.
x
2 x

6. Given that w 1 i and z a bi.


(a) Find the modulus and argument of w.
(b) Represent w in an Argand Diagram.
(c) Find the values of a and b if

[7 marks]

[3 marks]
[1 marks]

w
z , where w* is the complex conjugate of
w*

w.

[4 marks]
7. Using the laws of the algebra, show that
(a) [ A ( A' B )] [ B ( A B )' ] B
(b) A ( B C ) ( A B ) C
8. Use the binomial theorem to expand

[5 marks]
[3 marks]

4 x
as a series of ascending powers of x up
1 x

to and including the term in x 2 . By substituting x

1
, estimate the value of
10

correct to five decimal places. Find the set of values of

x such that the expansion

4 x
is valid.
1 x

9. (a) Show that for all real x,

41

[9 marks]
x2 x 1
does not lie between 3 and 1.
x 1

[6 marks]

(b) When the polynomial f ( x) x 4 4 x 3 ax 2 bx 5 is divided by x 2 1 , a


remainder of 2 x 3 is obtained. Find the values of a and b.
marks]

[4

1
in terms of y. Hence, transform the equation
x2
3 x 4 5 x 3 2 x 2 5 x 3 0 into a quadratic equation in y and determine all the roots
of the equation 3x 4 5 x 3 2 x 2 5 x 3 0 .
[10 marks]
1
x

2
10. Given y x , express x

, find
11. Expand (1 x ) 5 in ascending powers of x until the term in x. By taking x
40
1

the approximation for 32.8 5 correct to four decimal places.


If the expansion of

1
1 ax
and (1 x ) 5 are the same until x 2 , find the value of a and
1 bx

1
5

b. Hence, show that 32.8

203
.
101

[13 marks]

12. Determine the polynomial f (x ) satisfying the following conditions:


(i)
degree of f (x ) is 4
x 1 is a factor of f (x ) and f ' ( x)
(ii)
f (0) 3 and f ' (0) 5
(iii)
(iv)
when f (x ) is divided by x 2 , the remainder is 13.
Hence, find the set of values of x such that f ' ( x) 0 .
[13 marks]

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