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# MHS EXAM 1 2010 (TECHNOLOGY FREE) Time allowed: 90 minutes Question 1 [2 + (1 + 2) = 5 marks] a) In the triangle OAB, and terms

## . If M is the midpoint of AB, find in .

Question 2 [2 + 4 = 6 marks] In the diagram, and represents vectors a and b respectively. P, Q and R are points such that , and . A P P Q

O B a) Express in terms of a and b. b) Given that P, Q and R are collinear, deduce the value of .

Question 3 [3 + 3 = 6 marks] a) Relative to an origin O, the position vector of a point A is given by position vector of a point B is given by . Find a vector of magnitude 3 in the direction of the vector . b) Relative to an origin O, the position vectors of a points A, B and C are and respectively. Find the values of m and n such that , .

and the

Question 4 [2 + 3 = 5 marks] Given that , where ( ), a) Find the value of . b) Express in Cartesian form.

## Question 5 [4 + 2 = 6 marks] a) Show that b) Hence, find the exact value of . .

Question 6 [4 + 3 = 7 marks] a) Find the cube roots of the complex number b) Express your answer in Cartesian from.

Question 7 [2 + 3 = 5 marks] Consider the polynomial over C: ( ) . It is known that is a root of this polynomial. a) Explain carefully how you would deduce another root of this polynomial quoting any theorems. b) Hence, sole the equation for .

Question 8 [2 + 3 = 5 marks] a) Show that if and b) Hence, find the square roots of

## , where a, b are real, then .

and

Question 9 [5 marks] Find the Cartesian equations of the locus of points satisfying PA + PB = 8, where A is the point with coordinates (-2, 0) and B is the point with co-ordinates (2,0).

Question 10 [4 + (1 + 1) = 6 marks] a) Show that the hyperbola with the equation i. ii. ( ( ) ) has polar equation b) Convert the following Cartesian co-ordinates to polar form:

Question 11 [4 marks] A mass of 10 kg is suspended from two strings of length 1.5 m and 2 m, the ends of the strings being attached to two points 2.5 m apart in a horizontal line. 2.5 m

1.5 m 2m

## 10 kg wt Find the tension in each string in kilograms weight.

Question 12 [2 + 4 = 6 marks] Two boxes are joined by a light rope and have masses of 3 kg and 7 kg. The boxes are pulled along a rough horizontal floor by a force of magnitude 40 Newtons, which is inclined at an angle of 30 to the floor, as shown in the diagram below. The coefficient of friction between both boxes and the floor is

7 kg 3 kg

30

a) On the diagram mark in all the forces acting on the boxes. b) Find the acceleration of the boxes.

Question 13 [1 + 4 + 3 = 8 marks] A force of Newtons is pulling a mass of m kilograms up a rough incline that is 30 to the horizontal. The coefficient of friction between the slope and the mass is 0.1.

a) Label all forces acting on the mass. b) Show that the acceleration of the mass, a m/s2, is given by second. Express your answer in the form ( and b. ( ). c) If the mass starts from rest, find the distance required to attained a speed of 10 metres per ), where you should find the constants a

Question 14 [2 + 4 = 6 marks] A particle is projected with a speed of 20 metres per second vertically upwards. a) Show that the maximum height reached is given by b) Find the time, in terms of g, at which the particle is metres. metres below the maximum height.