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## ANGLO-CHINESE JUNIOR COLLEGE

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MATHEMATICS
Higher 2 9740 / 01
Paper 1 19 August 2010
JC 2 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
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n +1
1 The nth term of a sequence is given by un = ( −1) n 2 , for n ≥ 1 . The sum of the first n
terms is denoted by Sn. Use the method of mathematical induction to show that
n +1 n ( n + 1)
Sn = ( −1) for all positive integers n. [4]
2

2 The 3 flavours of puddings produced by a dessert shop are mango, durian and strawberry. A
mango pudding requires 5g of sugar and 36ml of water. A durian pudding requires 6g of
sugar and 38ml of water. A strawberry pudding requires 4g of sugar and 40ml of water. The
puddings are sold in pairs of the same type at \$1.60, \$2.20 and \$1.80 for mango, durian and
strawberry respectively.
On a particular day, 754g of sugar and 5972ml of water were used to make the puddings and
all the puddings made were sold except for a pair of strawberry puddings. The collection
from the sale of puddings was \$142.40. Formulate the equations required to determine the
number of each type of pudding made on that day. [4]

3 The diagram below shows the graph of y = f(x) . The curve passes through the origin and
has a maximum point at A ( 4 , 4 ) and asymptotes x = −2 and y = 2 .
y

y = f(x) ( 4 , 4)
2 A

x
−2

## Sketch on separate diagrams, the graphs of

(i) y = 1 [3]
f(x)
(ii) y = f '(x) [3]
showing clearly asymptotes, intercepts and coordinates of turning points where possible.

4 The complex number w has modulus 3 and argument . Find the modulus and argument of
3
−i −i
, where w* is the complex conjugate of w. Hence express in the form a + ib , where
w* w*
a and b are real, giving the exact values of a and b in non-trigonometrical form. [4]
n
 −i 
Find the possible values of n such that   is purely imaginary. [2]
 w* 
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5 Solve the equation z 4 − i =0 , giving the roots in the form reiα , where r > 0 and
−π < α ≤ π . [3]
The roots represented by z1 and z2 are such that arg ( z1 ) > arg ( z2 ) > 0 . Show z1 , z2 and
z1 + z2 on an Argand diagram. Deduce the exact value of arg ( z1 + z2 ) . [3]

6 An economist is studying how the annual economic growth of 2 countries varies with time.
The annual economic growth of a country is measured in percentage and is denoted by G
and the time in years after 1980 is denoted by t. Both G and t are taken to be continuous
variables.
(i) Country A is a developing country and the economist found that G and t are can be modeled
dG G + 1
by the differential equation = . Given that, when t = 0 , G = 0 , find G in terms of t.
dt 2
[4]
(ii) Comment on the suitability of the above differential equation model to forecast the future
economic growth of Country A. [1]
(iii) Country B is a developed country and the economist found that G and t can be modeled by
dG  G +1
the differential equation = − .
dt  2 
Given that Country B has been experiencing decreasing economic growth during the period
of study, sketch a member of the family of solution curves of the differential equation model
for Country B. Hence, comment on the economic growth of Country B in the long term. [2]

7 (i) Given that f ( x ) = ecos , where −1 ≤ x ≤ 1 , find f ( 0 ) , f ′( 0 ) and f ′′( 0 ) . Hence write down
−1
x

the first three non-zero terms in the Maclaurin series for f ( x ) . Give the coefficients in terms
of e kπ , where k ∈  . [4]
(ii) Given that g= ( x ) tan x + sec x , where x is sufficiently small for x and higher powers of x
3

to be neglected. Deduce the first three non-zero terms in the series expansion of g ( x ) .
π π π
Hence, show that f ( x ) + e 2 g ( x ) ≈ 2e 2 + x 2 e 2 . [3]
π π π
f ( x ) + e 2 g ( x ) dx ≈ ∫ 2e 2 + x 2 e 2 dx ,
a a
(iii) Explain clearly why it is inappropriate to state that ∫ −a −a
where a ∈  . [1]

## 8 (i) Show that 1 − 2 + 1 Ar 2 + Br + C , where A, B and C are constants to be

=
r ! ( r + 1) ! ( r + 2 ) ! ( r + 2 )!
found. [2]
n
3r 2 + 3r − 3 .
(ii) Hence find ∑ ( r + 2 )! [3]
r =1

3r 2 + 3r − 3 converges, and write down its value.
(iii) Give a reason why the series ∑ r + 2 )! [2]
r =0 (

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9 Relative to the origin O, two points A and B have position vectors given by a = 3i + j + 3k
and b = 5i − 4 j + 3k respectively.
 
(i) Find the length of the projection of OA on OB . [2]
(ii) Hence, or otherwise, find the position vector of the point C on OB such that AC is
perpendicular to OB. [2]
(iii) Find a vector equation of the reflection of the line AB in the line AC. [3]

10(a) The first 2 terms of a geometric progression are a and b ( b < a ). If the sum of the first n
terms is equal to twice the sum to infinity of the remaining terms, prove that a n = 3b n .
[3]
(b) The terms u1 , u2 , u3 ,... form an arithmetic sequence with first term a and having non-zero
common difference d.
(i) Given that the sum of the first 10 terms of the sequence is 105 more than 10u5 , find
the common difference. [3]
(ii) If u26 is the first term in the sequence which is greater than 542, find the range of
values of a. [3]

11 2 y 2 a ( 2a − x ) , where a > 0 ,
The region R in the first quadrant is bounded by the curve =
and the line joining ( 2a, 0 ) and ( 0, a ) . The region S, lying in the first quadrant, is bounded
2 y 2 a ( 2a − x ) and the lines x = 2a and y = a .
by the curve =
(i) Draw a sketch showing the regions R and S. [1]
(ii) Find, in terms of a, the volume of the solid formed when S is rotated completely about the
x-axis. [4]
(iii) By using a suitable translation, find, in terms of a, the volume of the solid formed when R is
rotated completely about the line x = 2a . [4]

## The curve C has the equation y = 3x + ax + 2 where a is a constant.

2
12
x+a
dy
(i) Find and the set of values of a if the curve has 2 stationary points. [4]
dx
(ii) Sketch the curve C for a = 1, stating clearly the exact coordinates of any points of
intersection with the axes and the equations of any asymptotes. [3]
Hence, find the range of values of k such that the equation 3x + x + 2= k(x + 1) has exactly
2

## 13 The curve has the parametric equations

x = 5 2 , y = tan −1 t
1+ t
(i) Sketch the curve for −2 ≤ t ≤ 2 . [1]
(ii) Find the cartesian equations of the tangent and the normal to the curve at the point
where t = 1 . [5]
(iii) Find the area enclosed by the x-axis, the tangent and the normal at the point where t = 1. [3]
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14 The functions f and g are defined as follows:
 π π
f : x  sin x , x ∈ − ,  ,
 2 2
π
( x + 1)( 3 − x ) ,
g:x  x∈ .
8
(i) Sketch the graph of the function g, labeling clearly the exact values of the coordinates of
turning point(s) and intersections with the axes, if any. [1]
State the range of the function g in exact values. [1]

(ii) Given that gf exists as a function. By considering the graphs of f and g, explain why
π π
gf (α ) ≠ gf ( β ) if − ≤α < β ≤
. [2]
2 2
Hence what can be said about the function gf ? [1]
Without sketching the graph of gf , find the range of gf in the form [ a, b ] , giving the exact
values of a and b. [1]

(iii) (a) Give a reason why fg does not exist as a function. [1]
(b) Find the greatest exact value of k for which fg is a function if the domain of g is
restricted to the interval [1, k ] . [2]

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ANGLO-CHINESE JUNIOR COLLEGE
MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT

MATHEMATICS
Higher 2 9740 / 02
Paper 2 23 August 2010
JC 2 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
Time allowed: 3 hours

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Section A: Pure Mathematics [40 marks]
1
1
1 Find the exact value of ∫
−1
e2 x −
e 2 ( x −1)
dx. [4]

2 The variable complex numbers z and w are such that z − 2 − i =3 and arg ( w − 5 + 3i ) =π.
(i) Illustrate both of these relations on a single Argand diagram. [2]
(ii) State the least value of z − w . [1]
(iii) Find the greatest and least possible values of arg ( z + 3) , giving your answers in radians
correct to 3 decimal places. [4]

 a
3 Find in terms of a, the range of values of x that satisfy the inequality ln  2 x −  ≥ 0 ,
 x
where a > 1 . [4]

## 4 (a) State the derivative of cos x3 . Hence, find ∫x

5
sin x3 dx. [4]
2 5 3

∫ (x − 5)

(b) Find the exact value of 2 2 dx , in the form a 2 + b 3 , using the
10

## substitution x = 5 sec θ . [6]

x +1 z −1
5 The plane p1 has equation x + 2 y − z =3 . The line l1 has equation = y= .
2 4
(i) Show that the line l1 is parallel to, but not contained in the plane p1. [2]
(ii) Find the cartesian equation of the plane p2 which contains the line l1 and is perpendicular to
the plane p1. [3]
(iii) Find, in scalar product form, the vector equation of the plane p3 which contains the point
( 4,1, −1) and is perpendicular to both p1 and p2. [2]
2
 
Another line l2 which is parallel to the vector  0  intersects the line l1 at the
 −3 
 
point A ( −1, 0,1) .
(iv) Given that the line l2 meets the plane p1 at the point B, find the coordinates of B. [4]
(v) Find the sine of the acute angle between the line l2 and the plane p1, and hence, find the
length of the projection of the line segment AB on the plane p1, giving your answer in surd
form. [4]

## Section B: Statistics [60 marks]

6 Mr Raju, who owns a supermarket wishes to find out what customers think about the goods
that he sells. He has been advised that he should take a random sample of his customers for
this purpose. State, with reasons, which of the following sampling procedures is preferable.
A. Select every 10th customer on each day in a typical week.
B. Select the first 20 customers on each day in a typical week [2]

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7 One day, Pinocchio went shopping and bought a pair of size 30 Wood Shoes. The right
shoes have lengths which are normally distributed with mean 20 cm and standard deviation
0.14 cm. The left shoes have lengths which are normally distributed with mean 20.1 cm and
standard deviation 0.11 cm. The length of the right shoe is independent of the length of the
left shoe.
When wearing the pair of shoes, Pinocchio takes six steps, heel to toe as shown in the
diagram. Calculate the probability that the distance AB, from the back of the first step to the
front of the sixth step, exceeds 120 cm.

A B [3]

8 On Ulu Island the weights of adult men and women may both be taken to be independent
normal random variables with means 75kg and 65 kg and standard deviations 4 kg and 3 kg
respectively.
Find the probability that the weight of a randomly chosen man and the weight of a randomly
chosen woman differ by more than 1 kg. [3]
Explain if this is equal to the probability that the difference in weight between a randomly
chosen married woman and her husband is more than 1kg. [1]

9 Research has shown that before using an Internet service, the mean monthly family
telephone costs is \$72. A random sample of families which had started to use an Internet
service was taken and their monthly telephone costs were :
\$70, \$84, \$89, \$96, \$74
Stating a necessary assumption about the population, carry out a test at the 5% significance
level, whether there is an increase in the mean monthly telephone costs. [5]
If the assumption stated above still holds, and if the standard deviation of the monthly
telephone costs is \$9.89, find the range of values of the mean monthly family telephone
costs µ 0 that would lead to a reverse in the decision to the above test. [3]

10 Six overweight men registered at a slimming centre for a slimming programme. The
following table records x, the height (to the nearest cm) and y, the weight (to the nearest 0.1
kg) of these six men.
Man A B C D E F
x (height in cm) 150 157 160 162 167 170
y (weight in kg) 65.1 73.2 85 k 80.9 89.9
(i) Given that the least square regression line of x on y line =
is x 103.6 + 0.726 y , show that
the value of k to the nearest 0.1 kg is 80.3. Hence or otherwise, find the least square
regression line of y on x in the form =
y ax + b , giving the values of a and b to the nearest
3 decimal places. [5]
(ii) Based on the data given, use an appropriate regression line to predict the weight of an
overweight man who is 165 cm tall. [2]
(iii) Find the value of the product moment correlation coefficient between x and y and sketch
the scatter diagram of y against x. A particular man among the 6 men who registered for
the slimming programme is unusually overweight. Indicate who this man is. [3]

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11 In a hotel, large number of cups and saucers are washed each day. The number of cups that
are broken each day while washing averages 2.1. State in context, a condition under which
a Poisson distribution would be a suitable probability model. [1]
Assume that the number of broken cups and saucers follow a Poisson distribution.
(i) Show that on any randomly chosen day, the probability that at least 3 cups are broken is
0.350 correct to 3 significant figures. [1]
The probability that there will be at least two days in n days with at least 3 broken cups is
more than 0.999. Find the least value of n. [3]
(ii) The number of saucers broken each day averages 1.6, independently of the number of cups
broken. The total number of cups broken and saucers broken during a week of 7 days is
denoted by T. State a possible model for the distribution of T. [2]
A random sample of 100 weeks is chosen. Using a suitable approximation, find the
probability that the average weekly total number of broken cups and saucers does not exceed
26. [3]

12 Fish are bred in large batches and allowed to grow until they are caught at random for sale.
When caught, only 20% of the fish measure less than 8 cm long.
(i) What is the probability that the 10th fish caught is the sixth fish that is less than 8 cm long?
[2]
(ii) A large number, n, of fish are caught and the probability of there being 10 or fewer fish in
the catch which measures less than 8 cm long is at most 0.0227 .
Using a suitable approximation, derive the approximate inequality
10.5 − 0.2n ≤ −0.8 n . [4]
Hence find the least possible number of fish to be caught. [2]

13 An automated blood pressure machine is being tested. Members of the public, p % of whom
have high blood pressure (hypertension), try it out and are then seen by a doctor. She finds
that 80% of those with hypertension and 10% of those with normal blood pressure have
been diagnosed as hypertensive by the machine. The probability that a randomly chosen
patient who was diagnosed as hypertensive by the machine actually has hypertension is 2 .
3
(i) Find the value of p [3]
(ii) Hence, find the probability that a randomly chosen patient does not have hypertension,
given that the machine diagnosed him as having normal blood pressure. [2]
Comment on the usefulness of the machine. [1]

14 Ten balls are identical in size and shape of which 2 are red, 3 are blue and 5 are green. The
two red balls are labeled ‘1’ and ‘2’, the three blue balls are labeled ‘1’, ‘2’ and ‘3’, and the
five green balls are labeled ‘1’, ‘2’, ‘3’, ‘4’ and ‘5’.
(i) Find the number of ways of choosing 2 balls of identical colour. [2]
(ii) Find the number of ways of choosing 6 balls if it includes at least one ball of each colour. [4]
(iii) A person arranged 3 balls in a row with the numbered sides facing him forming a 3-digit
number. Among these 3 balls, none of them are green. Find the number of possible 3-digit
numbers facing that person.
[The number formed is independent of the colours of the balls used. i.e. the number 112 is
counted as one number whether the colour of the ball labeled ‘2’ is red or blue.] [3]
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2010 JC 2 PRELIM Marking Scheme (ii) y = f '(x)
Paper 1:
1 n +1 n ( n + 1)
Let Pn denote the statement Sn = ( −1)
2
1( 2 )
LHS = S1 = u1 = ( −1) 12 = 1 RHS = ( −1)
2 2
For n = 1, =1
2
LHS = RHS
∴ P1 is true.
k ( k + 1)
k +1 (4,0)
Assume Pk true for some k ∈ ℤ + , i.e. Sk = ( −1) x
2 −2 A’
k + 2 ( k + 1)( k + 2 )
Prove that Pk+1 is true, i.e. S k +1 = ( −1)
2
LHS = S k +1 = S k + uk +1
k ( k + 1)
= ( −1) + ( −1) ( k + 1)
k +1 k +2 2

2 4 −i 1
=
k +1 ( k + 1) w* 3
= ( −1)  k − 2 ( k + 1) 
2   −i  π  2π  π
arg   = arg(−i ) − arg( w*) = − −  − =
k +1 ( k + 1)  w*  2  3  6
= ( −1) [ −k − 2]
2 −i 1  π π  1 3 1  3 1
=  cos + i sin  =  + i = + i
k + 2 ( k + 1)( k + 2 ) w* 3  6 6  3  2 2  6 6
= ( −1) = RHS
2 n n
Since P1 is true, and Pk is true ⇒ Pk+1 is true,  −i   1   nπ nπ 
  =    cos + i sin 
by the principle of mathematical induction, Pn is true ∀ n ∈ ℤ + .  w*   3   6 6 
n
2 Let x be the no of mango puddings produce.  −i  nπ
Let y be the no of durian puddings produce.   is purely imaginary, cos =0
 w*  6
Let z be the no of strawberry puddings produce.
π π
5 x + 6 y + 4 z = 754 ……………………………(1) n = ( 2k + 1) , k ∈ ℤ ,
6 2
36 x + 38 y + 40 z = 5972 ………………………(2)
∴ n = 3 ( 2k + 1) , k ∈ ℤ .
0.8 x + 1.1y + 0.9( z − 2) = 142.4 ……………….(3)
Solving (1), (2) & (3) using GC,
5 π
x = 46, y = 42 and z = 68. i
z 4 − i = 0 ⇒ z 4 = i ⇒ z 4 = 1e 2
y
y= 1 π 
i + 2 kπ 
3 f(x) z4 = e2 , k = −2, −1, 0,1
(i) 1 π 
i  + 2 kπ 
4 2 
z=e , k = −2, −1, 0,1
 7π   3π  π   5π 
i −  i −  i  i  
z= e  8 ,e  8 ,e  8 ,e  8 
y = 0.5 y
z2 + z2
A’ (4, 0.25)
z1
x
−2

8 z2 x
π
O 8
x=0
1 2
 −1   −1  cos−1 x  −1 
−3

 5π 
i 
f ′′( x ) =  
 1− x  1− x
2 2
e

( −1

 2 
)
+ −ecos x   (1 − x 2 ) 2 ( −2 x )
z1 = e 8 
−3 π

z2 =
π 
i 
e8
=
1 cos−1 x
1 − x2
e (
− xecos x (1 − x
−1

) )
2 2
⇒ f ′′ ( 0 ) = e 2

π 1  4π  3π
arg ( z1 + z2 ) = +  =
8 2 8  8 π
π π
(ii) e2 2
∴f ( x) = e 2 − e 2 x + x + ...
6 dG G + 1 2
=
dt 2
1 1 g ( x ) = tan x + sec x
∫ G + 1 = ∫ 2 dt
dG
−1
1  x2    x2  
ln G + 1 = 0.5t + C = tan x + ≈ x + 1 −  = x +  1 + ( −1)  −  + ... 
cos x  2    2  
G + 1 = ±e 0.5t +C
x2
G = −1 + Ae0.5t , where A = ±eC ≈ 1+ x +
2
When t = 0 , G = 0 ,  π π

π π
A =1 e 2 2  π2  x2 
(iii) f ( x) + e 2 g ( x) ≈  e 2 − e 2 x + x + e 1 + x + 
∴ G = −1 + e0.5t  2   2 
 
 
Examples of possible comments: π π

## The model is not suitable because … = 2e 2 + e 2 x 2 (Shown)

 The economist is assuming that that there are no fluctuations in the economic
π π π
growth in the future. a a

 The economist is assuming that the country will enjoy perpetual economic The statement ∫ f ( x ) + e 2 g ( x ) dx ≈ ∫ 2e 2 + x 2 e 2 dx is inappropriate as
−a −a
growth in the long term. π π π

 The economist is assuming Country A is always experiencing positive and f ( x ) + e 2 g ( x ) ≈ 2e 2 + x 2 e 2 only when a is sufficiently small.
increasing economic growth in the future.
 Factors affecting economic growth remains unchanged. 8 1− 2 + 1
(i) r ! ( r + 1) ! ( r + 2 ) !
G

t =
( r + 1)( r + 2 ) − 2 ( r + 2 ) + 1
0
( r + 2 )!
G = −1 + Be −0.5t , B = 1 2
= r + r −1
−1
( r + 2 )!
A = 1, B = 1, C = −1.
(ii) n 2
∑ 3r( r++32r)−! 3
r =1
n 2
= 3∑ r + r − 1
In the long term, Country B is expected to be still in recession with an economic r =1 ( r + 2 )!
growth decreasing towards -1%. n
 
π = 3∑  1 − 2 + 1 
7(i)
f ( x ) = ecos
−1
x
⇒ f (0) = e 2 r =1 
r ! ( r + 1) ! ( r + 2 ) ! 
π
−1
f ′( x ) = ⇒ f ′ ( 0 ) = −e 2
−1
ecos x

1− x 2

3 4
 1 2 1 
  1! − 2! + 3! 

 5λ − 3   5 
     
 1 2 1   − 4λ − 1  .  − 4  = 0
 + − +    3λ − 3   −3 
  2! 3! 4!     
 1 2 1 
 + − +   2
  3! 4! 5!   λ=
 1 2 1  5
+ − +  
 4! 5! 6! 
= 3 
⋮  5
   2  
  1 2 1  OC =  −4 
 +  − + 
 5 
  ( n − 2 ) ! ( n − 1) ! n !    3
 
 +  1 − 2 + 1   5
(iii)   ( n − 1) ! n ! ( n + 1) !   
    (iii)  2  1  1 
 1
Since OC = OB , OC : CB = 2 : 3 OB ' = − OB = −  −4 
2 1    5 5 5 
 +  − +   = 3 1 − 1 + 1 
  n ! ( n + 1) ! ( n + 2 ) !    3
 2 ( n + 1) ! ( n + 2 ) ! 
Or use midpoint theorem,
 1  
n 2
∑ 3r( r++32r)−! 3 2
(
OC = OB ' + OB )
r =0
  5   5   5
  
( ) 2 
OB ' = 2OC − OB = 2   −4   −  −4  = −  −4 
2 n 1
= − 3 + ∑ 3r + 3r − 3
2! r =1 ( r + 2 ) !  5  3   3  5 
      3
= ( − 3 ) + 3 1 − 1 + 1 
 
2  2 ( n + 1) ! ( n + 2 ) !   5   3  20 
1 → 0 and 1 → 0.    1    1 
As n → ∞, AB ' = OB ' − OA = −  −4  −  1  = −  1 
( n + 1)! ( n+2 )! 5    5 
∴ the series converges to 0.  3   3  18 

 
9(i) Length of the projection of OA on OB
 3  20 
 3  5    
Vector equation of line AB ' is r =  1  + α  1  , α ∈ ℝ
=  1  ⋅
1   20 4
 −4  = 50 = 2 2 or 2 ɶ    18 
 3  50  3   3  
   
10 GP : a = a, r = b
(ii) Method 1: (a) a

A From (i), OC = 2 2 n
The sum to infinity of the remaining terms, S∞ = ar
1− r
  5   5 Sn = 2S∞
  1   2 
OC = 2 2  −4 = −4
O C B 
50   
 3  
5  
 3
(
a 1− rn )= 2ar
n

1− r 1− r
Method 2:
1 − r n = 2r n
 0  5
Line OB: r =  0  + λ  −4  3r n = 1
 0  3 rn = 1
    3
 5   3   5λ − 3 
( ba ) = 13
n
  
AC = OC − OA = λ  −4  −  1  =  −4λ − 1
 3   3   3λ − 3 
      3b n = a n
 
Since AC ⊥ OB ,
(b) (i)

5 6
S10 = 105 + 10u5 (i) 2
y = 3x + ax + 2
x+a
2[ ] [ ]
10 2a + 9d = 105 + 10 a + 4d

## 10a + 45d = 105 + 10a + 40d =

2
(
dy ( x + a )( 6x + a ) − 3x + ax + 2 )
d = 21
dx ( x + a) 2

(ii)
=
(
3x 2 + 6ax + a 2 − 2 )
u25 ≤ 542 u26 > 542 ( x + a )2
a + 24(21) ≤ 542 and a + 25(21) > 542
For stationary points,
a ≤ 38 a > 17 dy
=0
dx

∴17 < a ≤ 38 (
3x 2 + 6ax + a 2 − 2 = 0 )
11 y
(i) For 2 stationary points,
a
2 y 2 = a ( 2a − x )
R
S ( 6a ) 2 − 4 ( 3 ) ( a 2 − 2 ) > 0
x 24a 2 > −24
O 2a a 2 > −1
a 2 is always positive.
∴ a ∈ ℝ.

## (ii) When S is rotated completely about the x-axis, 2

y = 3x + x + 2 = 3x − 2 + 4
Required volume = π a 2 ( 2a ) − π ∫
2a a x +1 x +1
0 2
( 2a − x ) dx (ii)
2a
π a  ( 2a − x ) 
2
= 2π a 3 −  
2  −2
  0
πa
= 2π a 3 −
2
( )
2a 2

= π a 3 cu. units

## Points of intersection with the axes : (0,2)

(iii) After a translation of 2a units in the negative x-direction, Asymptotes : y = 3x − 2 and x = −1 .
2 y2
New equation is 2 y 2 = a ( 2a − ( x + 2a ) ) ⇒ x = −
a
When R is rotated completely about the line x = 2a , The range of values of k such that the equation 3x 2 + x + 2 = k(x + 1) has exactly 2
2
1 a 2y 
2 real roots :
Required volume = π ( 2a ) ( a ) − π ∫  −
2
 dy k > 1.93 or k < −11.9
3 0
 a 
a 13
4  4 y5 
= π a3 − π
 2 (i)
3  5a  0
4 3 4 3 8
= π a − π a = π a 3 cu. units
3 5 15

12
7 8
π
and g : x ֏ ( x + 1)(3 − x), x ∈ ℝ .
8

(i)
5 y

π (1, π )
2
2

(ii)
dy
= 1 and dx = -5 ( 2t ) 8
y = g ( x)
dt 1 + t 2
( )
dt 2
1+ t2
dy dy dt
= .
dx dt dx -1 1 3 x
0
( )
2
2
= 1 . 1+t
1 + t 2 −10t

=−
(1 + t )2

10t

When t = 1, π
Rg = (−∞, ]
dy 2
= −1 (ii)
dx 5

Equation of tangent :
y
y−π
4 = −1 y = f ( x)
x− 5 5 1
(iii) 2
f (α )
y = −1 x+ 1 + π
5 2 4 ( )
π π x From the graph of y = f ( x) ,
Gradient of normal is 5 − α 0 β
π π
2 2 f (α ) ≠ f ( β ) if − ≤α < β ≤ .
Equation of normal: 2 2
f (β ) In fact, −1 ≤ f (α ) < f ( β ) ≤ 1 .
y−π -1
4 =5
y
x− 5
2 y = g ( x)
(
y = 5x − 25 − π
2 4 ) π 2
3π 8

2 (( ) (
Area = 1 × 5 1 + π − 1 25 − π × π
2 4 5 2 4 4 ))
2
= 13π = 1.60 (3s.f )
80
x
-1 0 1

## 14 Functions From the graph of y = g ( x) ,

gf (α ) < gf ( β )
 π π
Given f : x ֏ sin x, x ∈  − , 
 2 2 or gf (α ) ≠ gf ( β )

9 10
if −1 ≤ f (α ) < f ( β ) ≤ 1 .

## gf is one-one (or increasing).

π
Rgf = [0, ] .
2

π π π
(iii) Rg = (−∞, ] ⊄ [− . ] = D f .
(a) 2 2 2

Alternative:
5π 5π π π
fg (4) = f [ g (4)] = f [−
] is undefined because − ∉ [− , ] = D f .
8 8 2 2
Hence, fg does not exist as a function.

(iii) y
(b)
(1, π )
2

y = g ( x)

-1 1 3 x
0
π
y=−
2

π
g ( x) =
2
π π
( x + 1)( 3 − x ) = −
8 2
( x + 1)( 3 − x ) = −4
− x 2 + 2 x + 3 = −4
x2 − 2 x − 7 = 0
2 ± 32
x=
2
x = 1± 8
Since x ≥ 1, x = 1 + 8 .
1 ≤ k ≤ 1+ 8
Greatest value of k is 1 + 8 .

11 12
Anglo-Chinese Junior College
H2 Mathematics 9740
∫ x sin x dx
5 3

## 2010 JC 2 PRELIM Marking Scheme

Paper 2: = ∫ x ( x sin x ) dx
3 2 3

1
1  1   1  2
1 ∫ e2 x −
e2 ( x −1)
dx = x 3  − cos x3  − ∫  − cos x3  3 x dx
−1  3   3 
1
2 1 x3
1 1 = − cos x3 + ∫ x 2 cos x3 dx
=− ∫−1
e2 x −
e 2 ( x −1)
dx + ∫
1
e2 x −
e 2 ( x −1)
dx 3
2
x3 1
1 1 = − cos x3 + sin x3 + c
1 1  2 1 1  3 3
= −  e 2 x + e−2 ( x −1)  +  e 2 x + e −2 ( x −1) 
2 2  −1  2 2  12
4 (b) π
x = 5 sec θ when x = 10, θ =
=
2
( e + e − 4e + e−2 + 1)
1 4 2
4
dx π
= 5 sec θ tan θ when x = 2 5, θ =
2 (i) dθ 3
y
2 5 3

∫ (x − 5)
2 −
2 dx
3 z 10
π
26 3 3

∫π ( 5sec θ − 5)

i (2,1) = 2 2 5 sec θ tan θ dθ
3
−3 O 2 x 4
3 π
1 3
sec θ
w
(5,−3) =
5 ∫π tan 2 θ

o 4
π π
1 3
cos θ 1 3
=
5 ∫π sin 2 θ
dθ or
5 ∫π cot θ cos ec θ dθ
2 (ii) Least value of z − w = 1 4 4
π
1 1  3 1 π
= − = [ − cos ec θ ]π 34
−1  1  −1  3  5  sin θ  π 5
2 (iii) Greatest arg ( z + 3) = tan   + sin   = 0.826 (3 dp) 4
5  26  1 2 1 2
 3  = 2− 3 i.e. a = b=−
−1  1 
Least arg ( z + 3) = tan   − sin −1   = −0.432 (3 dp)
5 15 5 15
5  26  1  −1 2
 
3  a p1 : r ⋅  2  = 3 l1 : r =  0  + λ  1  , λ ∈ ℝ
ln  2 x −  ≥ 0 where a > 1 . 5 ɶ  
 −1 
ɶ  
1
 
4
 x
 2  1   −1  1 
a  1  . 2  = 2 + 2 − 4 = 0   
2x − ≥ 1     0  .  2  = −1 + 0 − 1 ≠ 3
(i)      
x  4   −1  1   −1
2 x2 − x − a ⇒ l1 is parallel to p1. ⇒ l1 is not contained in p1.
≥0
x
Alternative method:
 1 + 1 + 8a )   1 − 1 + 8a )   −1 + 2λ   1 
2 x −   x − 
 4 4  λ i 2  = −2 ≠ 3
   ≥0   
 1 + 4λ   −1
  
x
Since no solution for λ , ∴ l1 is parallel and not contained to p1
1 − 1 + 8a 1 + 1 + 8a
≤ x < 0 or x ≥  1   2  −3 
4 4 (ii)      
4 (a)  2  ×  1  = −3  2 
d
dx
( cos x3 ) = − 3 x 2 ( sin x 3 )  −1   4 
   
1
 

1 2
 −3   −1   −3 
p2 : r ⋅  2  =  0 i 2  = 3 + 0 + 1 = 4
No , (i) The weight of a husband and wife may not be independent
p2 : −3x + 2 y + z = 4
ɶ      Or (ii) Randomness is not there ( a randomly chosen women but spouse is not
1 11 randomly chosen)
Or (iii) Distribution of weight of married woman is different from distribution of
 2  4   2  2 Etc
(iii)         9 Telephone costs are assumed to be normally distributed.
p3 : r ⋅  1  =  1  ⋅  1  = 8 + 1 − 4 = 5 p3 : r ⋅  1  = 5
ɶ       ɶ  
 4   −1   4   4

 −1  2 1
(iv)      
l2 : r =  0  + µ  0  , µ ∈ ℝ p1 : r ⋅  2  = 3
ɶ   ɶ   To test H0 : µ = 72
 −3 
1
     −1 against H1: µ > 72 at 5% level of significance
 −1 + 2 µ   1 
  
 0  .  2  = 3 ⇒ − 2 + 5µ = 3 ⇒ µ = 1 ∴ point B is (1, 0, −2 )
_
x− µ 0
 1 − 3µ   −1 Under H0 , T= t(5-1)
   s n

2 1 _
x− µ 0 82.6 − 72
1   1   5 Test statistics : T= = = 2.2219
(v) sin θ = 0 ⋅ 2 =
13   6   78 s n 10.6677 / 5
 −3   −1
p value = P(T > 2.2219) = 0.0452 < 0.05

## Reject H0 at the 5% level of significance. We conclude that there is sufficient

 evidence at the 5% level of significance that there is evidence of an increase in
Length of the projection of AB on p1 = AB cos θ
mean monthly costs.
2
 53 
=  0  1 −
25 53 1
= 13   = = 318
 −3  78  78  6 6
  To test H0 : µ = µ 0
against H1: µ > µ 0 at 5% level of significance
6 Procedure A is preferable as it is unbiased.
Early customers may not be typical customers in general. _
x− µ0
Under H0 , Z = N(0,1)
7 Let R be the r.v for the length of a right shoe and L for the left shoe 9.89 n
R N(20, 0.142) and L N(20.1 , 0.112)
Method 1 _

## X = R + L N(40.1, 0.0317) x − µ 0 82.6 − µ0 5

Test statistics : Z = = = (82.6 - µ 0 )
3X N(40.1 x 3, 0.0317 x 32) σ n 9.89 / 5 9.89
P(X > 120) = 0.713
Method 2 5
Do not reject H0 if P(Z > (82.6 - µ 0 ) ) > 0.05
R + L N(40.1, 0.0317) 9.89
P(R + L > 120
3 )
= 0.713 5
(82.6 - µ 0 ) < 1.64485...........(1)
8 Let M and W be the rv for the weight of an adult man and woman respectively. 9.89
M N(75,42) and W N(65,32)
µ0 > 75.3
W M ~ N(-10, 52)
10
P( W − M > 1 ) = P(W – M > 1) + P(W – M< -1) = 0.978 (i) x = 161 (from calculator or computation)
Or P( W − M > 1 ) = 1 - P( W − M < 1 ) = 1 – P(-1<W – M<1) = 0.978

3 4
when x = 161 , x = 103.6 + 0.726 y P(X ≥ 2) > 0.999
1 – P(X ≤ 1) > 0.999............(1)
y = (161 − 103.6) / 0.726 P(X ≤ 1) < 0.001
= 79.06336088 Using GC,
using y = ∑ y n n P(X ≤ 1)
1 21 0.00145
79.06336088 = (65.1 + 73.2 + 85 + k + 80.9 + 89.9) 22 0.000984
6
k = 80.3 least n is 22
Use G.C. to find regression line of y on x:
(ii) T Po(2.1x7 + 1.6 x 7)
y = −97.593 + 1.097 x T Po(25.9)
Method 1:
Since n is large,
_
(ii) Use y on x line to predict weight. 25.9
T (25.9, ) approx by central limit theorem
100
When x = 165 , y = −97.593 + 1.097(165) _
P( T ≤ 26) = 0.578 (to 3 sig fig)
y = 83.4 (1 d.p.) – using 3 d.p. of a and b to compute.
Method 2:
or 100 weeks, Y Po(2590)
y = 83.5 - using full accuracy of a and b to compute.
λ = 2590 > 10 . Normal approx to Poisson
(iii) Y N(2590,2590) approx
Using G.C., r = 0.893
P(Y ≤ 2600) = P( Y < 2600.5) (With cc)
= 0.578 (to 3 sig fig)
y
12 Let X be the r.v for the number of fish which measures less than 8 cm long.
9 1 4 1
89.9 (i) C5 ( )5 ( )4 ( ) = 0.00330 ( to 3 sf)
5 5 5
85.0
80.9 X B(n,0.2)
80.3 (ii) Since n large and p= 0.2 , X N(0.2n,(0.2)(0.8)n) approx
P(X ≤ 10) ≤ 0.0227
73.2 P(X < 10.5) ≤ 0.0227
10.5 − 0.2n
65.1 x P(Z < ) ≤ 0.0227
150 157 160 162 167 170 0.4 n
10.5 − 0.2n
≤ -2.000929..........(1)
0.4 n
C is unusually overweight.
10.5 – 0.2n ≤ -0.800372 n
Hence 10.5 – 0.2n ≤ -0.8 n approx
11 Breakages occur randomly or Method 1
Breakages occur independently or
Using GC Y1 = 10.5 -0.2x + 0.8 x
Mean number of breakages is a constant → Table Ans : 91

## Method 2 : Use GC and graph

(i) Let A be the r.v for the number of broken cups per day
A Po(2.1)
P(A ≥ 3) = 1 – P(A ≤ 2) = 0.350369 = 0.350 (3 sig figs)

Let X be the r.v for the number of days with a least 3 broken cups out of n cups.
X
5 6
Method 3: 7
balls:   [Note: We can’t exclude green balls because total
Hence (10.5 – 0.2n)2 ≥ (-0.8 n )2 6
Hence 4n2 - 484n + 11025 ≥ 0 approx……(2) number of red and blue balls is only 5.]
From GC : n ≥ 90.6 or n ≤ 30.4
 10   8   7  
n ≥ 91 or n ≤ 30 (NA because does not satisfy (1) ) No. of ways =   −   +    = 210 − (28 + 7) = 175
Least n = 91  6   6   6  
13 Let H be the event that the member of public has hypertension
Let D be the event that the machine diagnosed hypertension
(i) Alternative Method:
D
0.8 Case Green Blue Red No. of ways
k H  5   3  2 
0.2
1 4 1 1   ×   ×   = 30
D’  4 1  1 
0.1 D 5  3  2
1-k H’ 2 3 2 1  3  ×  2  ×  1  = 60
     
(i) 0.9 D  5   3  2 
2 P ( H ∩ D)
P(H/D) = =
’ 3 3 1 2   ×   ×   = 30
 3 1  2
3 P( D)
5  3  2
4 2 3 1   ×   ×   = 60
2 0.8k  3  2  1 
=
3 0.8k + (1 − k )(0.1) (1)  5  3  2
5 2 2 2  2  ×  2  ×  2  = 20
     
k = 0.2  5   3  2 
p% = 20 % 6 1 3 2  1  ×  3 ×  2  = 5
p = 20      
P ( H ′ ∩ D′) (1 − k )(0.9) Total 175
(ii) P(H’/D’) = = = 0.947
P ( D′) 0.2k + (1 − k )(0.9) (iii) Excluding the green balls, we only have
1, 1, 2, 2, 3. Since we are ignoring the colours of
Examples of possible comments: the balls, we are forming 3-digit numbers from the
(1) If it does not find you hypertensive then you can be reasonably confident 5 digits 1, 1, 2, 2, 3.
that your blood pressure is normal. Case 1: All 3 digits are distinct.
(2) If it diagnoses hypertension, then you should consult your doctor for further The 3 digits are 1, 2, 3 and the number of ways of
tests. arranging them are 3!
(3) Any other logical comments with reference to the context of the question Case 2: 2 digits are identical.
Step 1: Choose 2 digits that are identical
14 2 (1, 1 or 2, 2): 2
(i) Case 1: 2 red balls -   = 1
2 Step 2: Choose a digit from the remaining digits
(1, 3 or 2, 3): 2
 3
Case 2: 2 blue balls -   = 3 Step 3: Arrange the 3 chosen digits in a row:
 2 3!
=3
5 2!
Case 3: 2 green balls -   = 10
2  3! 
No. of ways = 3!+   ( 2 )( 2 ) = 6 + 12 = 18
No. of ways = 1 + 3 + 10 = 14  2! 

## (ii) Case 1: No red ball.

Choose 6 balls from a total of 8 (blue and green)
8
balls:   .
 6
Case 2: No blue ball.
Choose 6 balls rom a total of 7 (red and green)

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Preliminary Examination 2010
H2 Mathematics Paper 1 (9740/01)

1 Without using a graphic calculator, find the exact solution of the inequality
12 x + 29
≤ 4, x ≠ ± 5 .
5 − x2
x(12 + 29 x)
Hence solve the inequality ≤4 . [7]
5x2 −1

 x π
 tan 2 for 0 < x ≤ ,
2
2 It is given that f(x) = 
 2x π
for < x ≤ π.
 π 2

## (i) Sketch the graph of y = f(x) for 0 < x ≤ π . [2]

(ii) Find the exact volume of revolution when the region bounded by the curve in
(i), the line y = 2 and the y - axis is rotated completely about the x-axis. [5]

dy
3 Given that ln y = sin −1 2 x , show that 1 − 4x 2 = 2 y . [1]
dx
By repeated differentiation of this result,
(i) Find the series expansion of y in ascending powers of x, up to and including
the term in x 3 . [4]
π
(ii) Hence deduce the approximate value of e 3 , giving your answer in the form of
1
8
( )
a + b 3 , a, b ∈ Ζ where a and b are to be determined. [2]

1
4 The curve C is given by the equation y = x x where x > 0. The variable point P
moves along the x−axis from x = 10 to x = 1 at a constant rate of 1 unit per second.
Another variable point Q moves along the curve C so that the x−coordinates of both
P and Q are the same at any point in time.
dy
(i) Find in terms of x. [3]
dx
(ii) The area of triangle OPQ is represented by A. Show that the rate of change of
1 3
A is ln 2 − unit2/s when t = 6. [4]
2 2

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d   x  1
5 Show that  tan    = . [2]
dx   2   1 + cos x
x + sin x
Hence, or otherwise, show that ∫ = dx x f ( x) + C , where f (x) is a single
1 + cos x
trigonometric function to be determined and C is an arbitrary constant. [5]

π
6 The function f is defined by < x ≤π .
f : x → 4 + sec x ,
2
(i) Show that the inverse function f -1 exists and find f -1 in similar form. [3]
(ii) On a single, clearly labelled diagram, sketch the graphs of f and f −1 . [2]
 1 
Another function g is defined by g : x → ln   , x>2 .
 x−2
Find the maximal domain of the function f for the composite function gf to be
defined. Find the corresponding range of gf . [3]

## 7 A sequence of real numbers u1 , u2 , u3 , ….. satisfies the recurrence relation

4u=n +1 a un − 2 , a ∈  for all positive integers n and u1 = 1 . Express un in terms
of a and n . [4]
Find the range of values of a for which the sequence converges. [1]
If the sequence converges, find the limit in terms of a . [1]

c
8 The curve G has equation a y = x + b + where x ≠ 1 and a, b and c are
x −1
constants with a > 0.
Given that the curve G has two stationary points P and Q,
(i) Find the range of all possible values of c. [2]
(ii) Find the coordinates of P and Q in terms of a, b and c. [2]

The point (0,1) lies on one of the asymptotes of G and the lines y = −1 and y = 5
are tangents to G. Find the values of a, b and c. [4]

## 9 The non-zero complex numbers z1 and z2 satisfy the equation

z2 − z1 z2 + z1 =
2 2
0
z
Find the complex number 2 , given that its imaginary part is positive. [3]
z1
(i) The points P and Q represent z1 and z2 respectively in an Argand diagram.
Describe, with reasons, the geometrical properties of triangle OPQ where O is
the origin. [3]
Find the values of n for which z1 + z2 =
n n
(ii) 0. [2]

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10 (a) The diagram below shows the graph of y = f(x). The curve cuts the x-axis at
x = 0 , x = 3 and x = 5 . It has asymptotes x = 4 and y = −1 . There is a
5 
minimum at the point A(-2, -3) and a maximum at the point C  ,1 .
2 
y
y = f(x)

C ( 52 ,1)
×
x
B (0, 0) 3 4 5

-1

×
A (-2, -3)

## Sketch the graph of =y 2 − f ( x) , indicating the asymptotes and corresponding

points for A, B and C clearly. [4]

## (b) Describe a series of linear transformations to show how the graph of

 1 
y = ln  2 , 0 <x <3
 x − 6x + 9 
can be obtained from the graph of y = ln x , x > 0. [4]

## 11 Part of an isosceles triangle, formed by numbers following a particular pattern is

shown below:

1
1 3 5
5 7 9 11 13
21 23 25 27 29 31 33
73 75 77 79 81 83 85 87 89
…….

## (i) State the middle term in the nth row. [1]

(ii) Find the first and last term of the nth row. [2]
(iii) Show that the sum of the terms in the nth row is (2n − 1)3n −1 . [2]
(iv) Find the minimum number of rows in the triangle for the number of terms in
the triangle to exceed 500. [3]

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1
12(a) By using the substitution u = , or otherwise, show that
t
5
∞ t 1 u2
∫1 (1 + t 3 )3 ∫0 (1 + u 3 )3 du .
dt =

## Hence evaluate the exact value of this integral. [4]

(b) The diagram below shows the part of the curve C with parametric equations
t t2
= x = , y , for t ≥ 1 . y
1+ t 3 1+ t 3

x
0 1
2

(i) C approaches to a point when t → ∞. Find the coordinates of this point. [1]
1
(ii) The region bounded by the curve, the x-axis and the line x = is denoted by R.
2
Using the result found in (a), find the exact area of R. [4]

## 13 The equations of a plane π1 and a line l are shown below:

 2
 
π1 : r ⋅  1  = 6
 −2 
 
x −1 y + 4
l: = = z −5
3 2
The point A has position vector 3i − j + 4k .
(i) Find the distance between point A and the plane π1 . [2]


(ii) B is another point such that AB =−5 j − 2k . Find the length of projection of


AB onto the plane π1 . [2]
(iii) Using your answers in (i) and (ii), find the area of triangle ABC, where C is
the reflection of A in the plane π1 . [2]
(iv) Find the equation of the plane π2 which contains the line l and the origin.
Hence, find the line of intersection between the planes, π1 and π2 . [4]

END OF PAPER

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Anderson Junior College
Preliminary Examination 2010
H2 Mathematics Paper 2 (9740/02)

## Section A: Pure Mathematics (40 marks)

9 + ax
1 Find the values of a and b if the expansion of in ascending powers of x up
1 + bx 2
35 2
to and including the term in x 2 is 3 + x + x . With these values of a and b, state
6
the range of values of x for which expansion is valid. [6]

x3 + 3x 2 + 2 x + 1
2 Express f ( x) = in partial fractions. [2]
x 2 + 3x + 2

## Hence, or otherwise, show that

( N + N + 1) −
N
1 2 1
∑x =1
f (=
x)
2 N +2
. [3]

=
Using the sketch of y f ( x) where x > 0 shown below, or otherwise, show that
N N +1
∑ f ( x) < ∫
x =1
1
f ( x) dx .
y
[3]
y= f(x)

x
0

## 3 A complex number z satisfies z − a = a, a ∈  + .

1
(i) The point P represents the complex number w, where w = , in an Argand
z
diagram. Show that the locus of P is a straight line. [2]
(ii) Sketch both loci on the same diagram and show that the two loci do not
1
intersect if 0 < a < . [4]
2
1  1
(iii) For a = , find the range of values of arg  z −  , give your answer correct
2  a
°
to 0.1 . [3]
 1
State the limit of arg  z −  when a approaches zero. [1]
 a

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 cos t 
 
4 Relative to the origin O , the points A and B have position vectors a =  sin t  and
 −1 
 
 cos 2t 
 
b =  − sin 2t  respectively, where t is a real parameter such that 0 ≤ t < π .
 12 
 
(i) Show that a ⋅ b = m + cos(nt ) where m and n are constants to be determined. [2]
(ii) Hence, find the exact value of t for which ∠AOB is a maximum. [3]
r
 
(iii) Another point C has position vector c =  s  where r and s are real constants.
0
 
π
Given that A, B and C are collinear when t = , find the values of r and s. [3]
2

## 5 An underground storm canal has a fixed capacity of 6000 m3 and is able to

discharge rainwater at a rate proportional to V , the volume of rainwater in the
storm canal.

On a particular stormy day, rainwater is flowing into the canal at a constant rate of
300 m3 per minute. The storm canal is initially empty. Let t be the time in
minutes for which the rainwater had been flowing into the storm canal,
300(1 − e − kt )
(i) show that V = , where k is a positive constant. [4]
k

A first alarm will be sounded at the control room when the volume of rainwater in
the storm canal reaches 4500 m3 and a second alarm will be sounded when the
storm canal is completely filled. Given that the first alarm was sounded 20 minutes
after the rainwater started flowing into the storm canal.

(ii) Find the time interval between the first and second alarm. (Assuming the
weather condition remains unchanged). [3]

(iii) Briefly discuss the validity of the model for large values of t . [1]

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Section B: Statistics (60 marks)

6 Mary Lim has 7 cousins. In how many ways can she invite some or all of them to
her birthday party? [2]

At her birthday party, Mary sets up a round table of 8 seats with a different
welcome gift at each seat. If all her cousins turn up for the party and given that 4 of
them are from the Lee family, 2 are from the Yeo family and 1 is from the Tan
family, find the number of ways they can be seated with Mary for a meal at the
table if family members of the same surname are seated together but members of
the Lee and Yeo families are not adjacent to each other. [3]

After the meal, Mary and her cousins start to play a game. The game requires a
formation of 2 facilitators and 2 teams of 3 members each. Find the number of
possible formations if not all the members in each team have the same surname. [3]

## 7 Chemical X will react with chemical Y to form compound Z. A scientist at a

chemical plant wants to study the relation between chemicals X and Y by varying
the amount of chemical Y (in milligrams) placed in a reaction flask containing
50mg of chemical X. When chemical Y is completely used up, the amount of
chemical X (in milligram) left is recorded as shown in the table below.
Chemical Y used (y mg) 20 40 60 80 100
Chemical X left (x mg) 29.1 16.2 8.9 5.1 3.8
(a) (i) Find the equations of the least square regression lines of y on x and x on y. [2]
(ii) Using the appropriate regression line found in (i), estimate the least amount of
chemical Y used given that chemical X has completely used up. Comment on
the validity of your estimation. [2]

## (b) (i) A group of scientists propose alternative models of the form w = a + by ,

where w is a function of x, to describe the relation between chemicals X and
Y.
Model A: w = x 2
1
Model B: w =
x
Model C: w = ln x

State, with a reason, which model is the most appropriate and find the
corresponding least square regression line by performing a suitable
transformation. [2]

## (ii) Hence, estimate the change in w when y increases by 5. [1]

(iii) In the same experiment conducted earlier, the amount of compound Z formed,
z (in miligrams), is measured. From the data collected, the linear product
moment correlation coefficient between z and x is found to be − 0.9 and
the least square regression line of z on x is given by z = −1.5 x + 12 . Find
the least square regression line of x on z. [4]

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8 In year 2009, the average length of time for cars parked at the Integrated Resort
Haven (IRH) was 12 hours. The facilities are upgraded in 2010 and the
management of IRH wants to find out if there is difference in the mean length of
time for cars parked at IRH.

Assuming that the resort and the car park are open at all times. The length of time,
x hours, for cars parked at IRH were recorded for 200 randomly selected cars on a
particular day and the following results were obtained:

∑ ( x=
− 12) 80 , ∑ (x =
− 12) 2
1425 .

(i) Denoting the population mean and variance of the parking times by µ and
σ 2 respectively, find unbiased estimates of µ and σ 2 . [2]
(ii) Given that an appropriate hypothesis test carried out could not provide
sufficient evidence to indicate a difference in the mean length of parking time,
find the range of values of the significance level of this test. [3]
(iii) State, with a reason, the range of the significance level of another test (without
carrying out the test) such that the sample could not provide sufficient
evidence that there is an increase in the mean length of parking time. [1]
(iv) The sample of 200 cars could also be obtained using systematic sampling.
Describe how this can be done. [2]

## 9 A multiple-choice question (MCQ) consists of 5 suggested answers, only one of

which is correct. For each of the questions set for a particular topic, there is a
probability of p that a student, Alice, knows the correct answer, and whenever she
knows the correct answer she selects it. If she does not know the correct answer, she
randomly selects one of the 5 suggested answers. The events K and C are defined
as follows:
K: Alice knows the correct answer.
C : Alice selects the correct answer.

(i) Find the probability, in terms of p, that Alice selects the correct answer. [2]
(ii) Describe what the event K’∩ C represents in the context of this question. [1]
1
(iii) Given that P(K’|C) = , find the value of p. [2]
16

Taking p to be 0.3 and Alice answers 1 MCQ daily from Monday to Friday.

(iv) Given that she answers 3 MCQ correctly, find the probability that this
happens in 3 consecutive days. [2]

(v) Alice scores 3 marks for each correct answer, but loses 1 mark for each
incorrect answer. Find the probability that Alice obtains a negative score for
the 5 MCQ she attempted. [2]

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10 At a newly opened shop, the number of orders for herbal chicken soup received in a
randomly chosen 30-minute interval follows a Poisson distribution with mean 2.3.
The shop is opened for 8 hours daily, from 11 am to 7 pm. (Assume that the orders
(i) Find the probability that there are at least 6, but less than 10 orders received in
a randomly chosen one-hour period. [2]
(ii) Find the probability that in 100 randomly chosen one-hour periods, the shop
receives an average of more than 5 orders in a one-hour period. [2]
(iii) The shop owner incurs a fixed operating cost of \$250 per day. The cost price
and selling price of a bowl of herbal chicken soup are \$8 and \$20 respectively.
By using a suitable approximation, find the probability that he makes a profit
of at least 40% of his total cost incurred per day. [4]
(iv) After operating the shop for half a year, the shop owner wishes to assess if he
should continue with the business. He decides to observe the lunch time
crowd from 12 pm to 2 pm for 25 days selected at random. If there are less
than 14 days with more than 10 orders during the lunch period, he will close
down the shop. Comment on whether he should close down the shop. [3]
Explain whether the Poisson distribution is a good model for the number of orders
for herbal chicken soup in a day. [1]

11 Peter bought an ice-cream machine. The amount of time taken by the machine to
produce a large tub of ice-cream follows a normal distribution with mean µ
minutes and standard deviation σ minutes. It is found that there is a 88% chance
that the machine will take less than 60 minutes and a 70% chance that it will be
more than 50 minutes. The amount of time taken by the machine to produce a small
tub of ice-cream also follows a normal distribution with mean 20 minutes and
standard deviation 2 minutes. The amount of time taken by the machine to produce
a large tub of ice-cream and a small tub of ice-cream are independent of each other.

## (i) Find µ and σ . [3]

(ii) Find the probability that the difference between the amount of time taken by
the machine to produce 5 large tubs of ice-cream and thrice the amount of
time taken to produce 3 small tubs of ice cream is more than 1 hour. [4]

(iii) After using the machine for a year, Peter decides to test the functionality of
the machine by using it to produce n large tubs of ice-cream (where n is large)
and observing the time taken for each production. He will consider buying a
new machine if there are more than 20 times that it takes at least 60 minutes to
produce a large tub of ice-cream. Using a suitable approximation, find the
greatest value of n such that the probability that he needs to consider buying a
new machine is less than 0.2. [5]

END OF PAPER
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AJC H2 Maths _Prelim 2010_P1 (Solutions) 4 x 2 16 x 3 8x 3
∴ y = 1 + 2x + + + ... ∴ y ≈ 1 + 2 x + 2 x 2 +
1 12 x + 29 (12 x + 29) − 4(5 − x 2 ) 2! 3! 3
≤4 ⇒ ≤0
5 − x2 5 − x2 π
−1

⇒ ( 5 − x)( 5 + x)(2 x + 3) ≤ 0
2 Let e 3 = e sin 2x

π 2 3
 3   3  8 3 
⇒ x= -3/2, x ≤ − 5 or x ≥ 5 x= -3/2, x < − 5 or x > 5 ( x ≠ ± 5 ) π
3
= sin −1 2 x ⇒ x =
4
3
e 3 ≈ 1 + 2
4
 + 2   
1
(
  4  + 3  4  = 8 11 + 5 3 )
     
x(12 + 29 x) ∴ a = 11, b = 5
≤4
5x 2 − 1 4 1
1 1 (i) y = x1/ x
⇒ ln y = ln x
Replace x by 1/x, ⇒ x= -2/3, < − 5 or > 5 x
x x 1 dy 1 1
1 1 ⇒ = − 3/ 2 ln x + 3/ 2
⇒ x= -2/3, − < x < 0 or 0 < x < y dx 2x x
5 5
dy y  ln x  x1/ x  ln x 
1 1 ⇒ = 1 −  = 3/ 2 1 − 
⇒ x= -2/3, − <x< as x = 0 is a solution to the inequality dx x3/ 2  2  x  2 
5 5
1 dA 1 1 dy
2 (i) (ii) A = xy ⇒
= y+ x
2 dx 2 2 dx
dy 1
2 When t = 6, x = 4 so y = 2 and = (1 − ln 2 )
dx 4
dA 1 1 1  3 1
so = ( 2 ) + ( 4 )  (1 − ln 2 )  = − ln 2
dx 2 2 4  2 2
dx
Given that = −1 ,
dt
dA dA dx 3 1  1 3
0 we have = × =  − ln 2  ( −1) = ln 2 − units/sec
π x dt dx dt 2 2  2 2
π
2 5 d   x  1 x 1 1
tan    = sec2   = = .
π dx   2  2 2  x  1 + cos x
x π 2 2 cos 2  
(ii) Volume required = π ( 2)2 (π ) − π ∫ 2 tan 2 dx − π ∫π x dx 2
2 2 π
0
Using integration by parts,
π
 x 2 π 7 
= 2π − π  2 tan − x  −  x 2  π
2
=  π 2 − 2π  units3  x + sin x   x x
−1
 2 0 2 4  ∫  1 + cos x  dx = ( x + sin x) tan  2  -∫ tan  2  (1 + cos x) dx
3 ln y = sin 2 x
x  x x
 1  dy 2 dy = ( x + sin x) tan   - ∫ tan   (2 cos 2  ) dx
 y  dx = ⇒ 1 − 4 x 2 = 2 y (shown) ------- (1) 2 2 2
  1 − 4x 2 dx
x  x
= x tan   + sin x tan   − ∫ sin x dx
dy  − 4 x  d2y  dy 
d2y
dx 2
1 − 4 x 2 +  =2

dy

dx 2
( )
1 − 4 x 2 − 4 x  = 4 y ---- (2) 2 2
dx  1 − 4 x 2  dx  dx  x x x x
= = x tan   + 2sin   cos   tan   + cos x + A
d y 2 2 2 2
( )  dy 
3 2 2
d y d y dy
1 − 4 x 2 + 2 (− 8 x ) − 4  − 4 x 2  = 4
dx 3 dx  dx   dx  dx x 2 x 2 x
= x tan   + 2sin   + 1 − 2sin   + A
d3y  dy  2 2 2
dx 3
( d2y
)
1 − 4 x 2 + 2 (− 12 x ) − 8  = 0 ---------------- (3) x
dx  dx  = x tan   + C , where C = 1 + A
dy d2y d3y 2
When x = 0, y = 1 , = 2, 2
= 4, = 16
dx dx dx 3

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6 Function f is a one-one function from (ii) From (i), the stationary points of C are at x = 1 ± c .
the sketch of y = f ( x) , hence f-1 exist.
1+ b − 2 c
Let y = 4 + sec x When x = 1 − c , ay = 1 − c + b − c ⇒ y=
a
1 y = f −1(x)
⇒ sec x = = y−4 1+ b + 2 c
cos x When x = 1 + c , ay = 1 + c + b + c ⇒ y =
1 a
−1
Hence f : x → cos ( ) , x ≤ 3.
-1
x+b
x−4 y = f (x)
(iii) The equations of the asymptotes of C are x = 1 and y = .
a
x+b
| | Given (0, 1) is a point on y = , we get a – b = 0 - - - (1)
1 0 π a
g : x → ln = − ln( x − 2) , x > 2 3 π
2 Given that the line y = k does not pass through any point on C only for values of k in the
x−2
y=x interval (0, 2), the min turning pt corresponds to y = 0 and the max turning pt corresponds to
For Rf to be a subset of Dg , range of f need to be
y = 2:
2π 1+ b − 2 c
restricted to (2,3] , therefore the maximal domain of f is ( ,π ] . y= = −1 ⇒ a + b – 2 c = –1
3 a
Corresponding range of gf is [0, ∞) 1+ b + 2 c
y= = 5 ⇒ 5a – b – 2 c = 1
7 a 1 a
4un +1 = aun − 2 ⇒ un +1 = un −
4 2 3 9
Hence a = 1, b = 1 and c = , i.e. c = .
aa 1 1 2 4
⇒ un +1 =  un −1 −  − 9 2
44 2 2 z  z   z  1 ± 1 − 4 1 ± 3i
z2 − z1 z2 + z1 = 0 ⇒  2  −  2  + 1 = 0 ⇒  2  = =
2 2
2
a 1 a  z
 1  1 z  z1  2 2
⇒ un +1 =   un −1 − 1 + 
4 2 4   z2  1 + 3i
2 Since imaginary part is positive, ⇒   =
a a 1  1 a   z1  2
⇒ un +1 =    un − 2 −  − 1 + 
4 4 2  2 4  z2 z 
(i) = (1/ 2) 2 + ( 3 / 2) 2 = 1 and arg  2  = tan −1 3 = π / 3
1 a a 
3 2
a z1  z1 
⇒ un +1 =   un − 2 − 1 + +  
4 2  4  4   |z2| = | z1| and arg (z2) = arg(z1) + π/3
( n −1) +1 n −1 Triangle OPQ form an equilateral triangle as OP = OQ and ∠POQ = 60o
1 a a a 
2
a
⇒ un +1 =   un − ( n −1) − 1 + +  + ... +    z 
n

4 2  4  4   4   (ii) z1 + z2 = 0 ⇒  2  = −1
n n

 n
  z1 
a
n 1(1 −    n
 i π3  nπ
a 1 4 
⇒ un +1 =   u1 − 
i (π + 2 k π )
e  = e ⇒ = π (1 + 2k ) ⇒ n = 3(1 + 2k ) for any integer k
4 2  1− a    3
 4  10

n n −1 a
6−a  a  2 6−a  a  2
⇒ un +1 =   − ∴ un =   −
4−a  4 4−a 4−a 4 4−a
a 2
If the sequence converges then < 1 ⇒ a < 4 . The sequence converges to − .
4 4−a
8 c
(i) ay = x + b +
x −1
dy 1  c 
⇒ = 1 − 2
 = 0 when (x – 1) = c.
dx a  ( x − 1) 2 
This equation has two real and distinct solutions only when c > 0. 10  1 
 = ln ( x − 3) = −2 ln(3 − x)
−2
b y = ln  2
 x − 6x + 9 
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The graph can be obtained from y = ln x by 3  2
1. translate of 3 unit in the negative x direction y = ln( x + 3)    
 −1  ⋅  1 
2. reflect in the y-axis y = ln(− x + 3)  4   −2  6 −1− 8
=     −
6
3. scale by factor 2, parallel to the y-axis = − 2 = 3 unit
4. reflect in the x-axis 22 + 12 + 22 22 + 12 + 2 2 3
11 ) i) For the nth row, middle term = 3n−1
ii) For the nth row, first term = 3n −1 − 2(n − 1) , last term = 3n −1 + 2(n − 1)
iii) Sum of terms in nth row  2  2
 0
=
2n − 1 n −1
( 3 − 2(n − 1) ) + ( 3n −1 + 2(n − 1) ) 
   ⌢
ii) AB =  −5  , n =
1  1  = 1 1 
2     3 
 −2  ɶ
 
2 + 1 + (−2) 2
2 2
 −2   −6 
=
2n − 1 n −1
(2)(3 ) = (2n − 1)3 n −1    
2 length of projection
n
 0  2
iv) No. of terms in each nth row row = (2n-1) Therefore, total no. of terms in n rows = ∑ (2r − 1) 
= AB × nˆ =  −5  ×  1 
1
r =1
n ɶ 3    Alternatively,
∑ (2r − 1) > 500  −2   −2  
r =1
use AB inˆ ,
 12   6 ɶ
  2  2 2 followed by
n
1 2
2∑ r − n > 500 =   3  −2  = 3 6 + 2 + 5 = 3 65 units
− 4 = 2 2
Pythagoras thm
r =1 3  10   5
   
 n(n + 1) 
2 − n > 500 ⇒ n 2 − 500 > 0
 2  1 2
Min no. of rows = 23 iii) Area of triangle ABC = ( AC )( 65)
2 3
1 2
12 ∞ t5 1
u2 = (3 × 2)( 65) = 2 65 units 2
∫1
1
(i) dt = 0 u5  1  = ∫0 (u 3 + 1)3 du (shown) 2 3
(1 + t 3 )3 ∫1 1  2
− du
1  3 1  3
(1 + 3 )3  u         
u iv) l : r =  −4  + λ  2  , λ ∈ℜ , Two vectors // to π2 are  −4  and  2,
1 3 −2 1 5 1  5 1
3u (1 + u 3 ) −3 du =  (1 + u ) 
1 1 2 1 1 1
= ∫
3 0 3 −2
= − + =
24 6 8
   
 1   3   −14   −1
   
 0
       
normal to π2 is // to  −4  ×  2  =  14  = 14  1 
(ii) As t → ∞ , x, y → 0. The point is (0, 0)  5   1   14   
1
      1
1 t2 (1 − 2t 3 ) ∞ 2t 5 − t 2  −1
(iii) Area required =
∫0
2 y dx = ∫
∞ 1+ t3

(1 + t 3 ) 2
dt =
∫1 (1 + t 3 )3
dt
 
Equation of π2 : r ⋅  1  = 0 , ie. − x + y + z = 0
∞ 2t 5 ∞ t2 1
=
∫1 3 3
(1 + t )
dt − ∫
1 (1 + t 3 )3
dt  
To find line of intersection:
1 ∞ −x + y + z = 0
= 2( ) − 1 3t 2 (1 + t 3 ) −3 dt
8 3 ∫1 2 x + y − 2z = 6

3 −2  −1 1 1 0   1 0 −1 2 
= 1 − 1  (1 + t )  = 1 + 1  0 − 1  = 5 units
2
The augmented matrix, M is   , RREF (M) =  
     2 1 −2 6  0 1 0 2
4 3  −2 1 4 6 4  24
 x   2 + z   2 1  2 1
13 i) distance between point A and the plane π1 x−z =2            
 y  =  2  =  2  +  0  z ie. Equation of line: r =  2  + µ  0  , µ ∈ℜ
y=2  z   z  0 1 0 1
           
[Alternatively, Cartesian equation of line: x − 2 = z , y = 2 ]

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AJC H2 Maths _Prelim 2010_P2 (Solutions) AP a 0.5 1
1 sin θ = = = =
 1 1  AB 1 − a 2 − 0.5 3 P
9 + ax  −  2 
1
2 2 a  a
= ( 9 + ax ) (1 + bx ) = 3 1 + x +  x  + ...  (1 − bx + ...)
2 −1 a
2  2

1 + bx 2  18 2!  9   ∴θ = 19.5 o
A θ B
   1  1 2
  Hence 160.5o ≤ arg  z −  ≤ 180o or −180o < arg  z −  ≤ −160.5o
1/2

 a2 2   2
  a  a
x + ...  (1 − bx 2 + ...)
a a a
= 3 1 + x − ≈ 3+ x +− − 3b  x 2
 18 648  6  216   1
As a approaches 0, arg  z −  → 180o
By comparing coefficients, a = 6 and b = -2  a
9 + ax 1 4i  cos t   cos 2t 
The valid range for expansion of is x < .     1 1 1
1 + bx 2 2 a ⋅ b =  sin t  ⋅  − sin 2t  = cos t cos 2t − sin t sin 2t − = cos(t + 2t ) − = cos 3t −
ɶ ɶ     2 2 2
2 x3 + 3x 2 + 2 x + 1 1 1  −1   1 2 
f ( x) = = x+ −
x 2 + 3x + 2 x +1 x + 2 1
cos 3t −
a ⋅b 2 2 1
4ii cos ∠AOB = = =  cos 3t − 
x + 3x + 2 x + 1 N 
( )
3 2
N N
1 1  a b 2 5 2

x =1
f ( x) = ∑
x =1 x 2 + 3x + 2
= ∑ x +
x =1 
− 
x +1 x + 2 
cos 2 t + sin 2 t + 1 cos 2 2t + sin 2 2t + 1
2
N
 1 1  For maximum ∠AOB , since 0 ≤ ∠AOB ≤ π and cos θ is a decreasing function over [ 0, π] , we aim
= ∑ x + − 
x =1  x +1 x + 2  2 1
to minimize cos ∠AOB , ie.  cos 3t −  .
N N
 1 1  5 2
= ∑ x + ∑ − 
x =1  x + 1 x+2 π
x =1
Thus, cos 3t = −1 , ie. t = (since 0 ≤ t < π ).
N 1 1 3
= ( N + 1) + −
2 2 N +2 0  −1   −1   0   −1  r  0   r 
4iii When t = π , a =  1  , b =  0  AB =  0  −  1  =  −1  and AC =  s  −  1  =  s − 1
N
 
y= f(x)
∑ f ( x) = sum of N rectangles under the curve. y 2  
 −1 

 
      
1 2   −1  3 / 2 
    
 0   −1   1 

x =1   1 2             
N +1
 −1   r 
∫ f ( x) dx = sum of the area under the curve  
1 Since A, B and C are collinear, AB = k AC ⇒  −1  = k  s − 1
As shown in the diagram, as the curve is concave 3/ 2  1 
upwards,    
Area of N rectangles < area bounded by the curve Looking at the z component, k= 3/2, so r = -2/3 and s = 1/3
N+1
x
N N +1 0 1 2 3 N
∴ ∑ f ( x) < ∫ f ( x) dx 5i dV 1
x =1 = 300 − kV ⇒ ∫ dV = ∫ 1 dt
1
dt 300 − kV
1
3 1 ⇒ − ln 300 − kV = t + C
Let w = , k
z
⇒ 300 − kV = e− k ( t +C )
1 1 − aw 1
|z – a | = a ⇒ −a = a⇒ = a ⇒ w− = w ⇒ 300 − kV = Ae − kt
w w a
300(1 − e − kt )
The locus of w is a straight line (the perpendicular bisector of w1 =
1
& w2=0 When t = 0 , V = 0 ⇒ 300 − 0 = Ae0 ⇒ A = 300 ⇒V = (Shown).
a k
1 1 300(1 − e −20 k )
If 0 < a < ⇒ 0 < 2a < 1 and >1 When t = 20 , V = 4500 , ⇒ 4500 = ⇒ 15k = (1 − e −20 k )
2 2a k
1 1 1 From the GC, k = 0.030293
Hence 2a < 2a a 300(1 − e −0.030293t )
2a 2a 2nd alarm : when V = 6000 ∴ 6000 = ⇒ t = 30.7
Therefore the 2 loci do not intersect. a 0.030293
The residents will have 10.7 minutes between the 1st and 2nd alarm.
1
a= 300
2 t → ∞ ⇒V → = 9903 m3 which is impossible as the canal has only a fixed volume of
0.030293
6000 m3 . The model is not valid for large values of t.
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6 No of ways to invite her guests = (2)7 – 1 = 127 (iv) The management must have a sampling frame (the list of all cars parked). If there are N cars,
choose a random number, k, from 1 to N/200 (take the nearest integer value), then select
No of ways to arrange a round table = 2! X 4! X 2! X 8 = 768 every (N/200)th car until a sample of 200 is obtained.

## No of ways to select 2 facilitators and 2 teams (Without any restrictions) 9 1

= 8C2 x (6C3 x 3C3) ÷ 2! = 280 (i) P(C) = p ×1 + (1 − p ) ×
5
No of ways to select the 2 facilitators and 2 teams with Lee family forming 1 team (ii) K’∩C represents the event where Alice does not know the correct answer but she
= 4C3 x 5C2 x 3C3 = 40 answers correctly.
1
No. of possible formations = 280 – 40 = 240 P( K '∩ C ) 1 (1 − p ) × 1
(iii) P(K’|C) = = 5 = solving, get p =0.75.
P(C ) 16 1 16
7 (a)(i) For x on y, x = −0.3085 y + 31.13 ⇒ x = −0.309 y + 31.1 (3 s.f.) p × 1 + (1 − p ) ×
5
For y on x, y = −2.8526 x + +95.999 ⇒ y = −2.85 x + 96.0 (3s.f.)
When p = 0.3, P(C) = 0.3+0.7×0.2=0.44
(ii) Since chemical Y is the controlled variable, use regression line of x on y.
(0.44)3 (0.56) 2 × 3 3
0 = −0.3085 y + 31.13 ⇒ y = 100.91 P(3 consecutive correct | 3 correct answers) = =
The estimation is not valid as this is an extrapolation, linear relation may not hold outside the (0.44)3 (0.56) 2 × C35 10
range of data.
P(negative score) = P(0 correct or 1 correct) = (0.56)5 + C15 (0.56)4 (0.44) = 0.271
1(b)(i) By comparing the linear product moment correlation for the 3 models, Model C is the
most appropriate with the highest value of r = 0.993 as it best describes the data given. 10 Let X be the r.v. denoting the number of orders for herbal chicken soup in 30 min.
X ~ Poi (2.3)
Using linear transformation w = ln x , Let Y be the r.v. denoting the number of orders for herbal chicken soup in 1 hour.
Regression line of w on y is w = −0.026136 y + 3.8294 ⇒ w = −0.0261 y + 3.83 (3 s.f.) Y ~ Poi(2.3 × 2) i.e. Y ~ Poi(4.6)

(ii) Change in w = −0.026136(5) = −0.13068 ≈ −0.131 (3 s.f.) (i) P ( 6 ≤ Y < 10 ) = P (Y ≤ 9 ) − P (Y ≤ 5) = 0.29471 ≈ 0.295(3.s. f )
w decreases by 0.131. (ii) Y ~ Poi (4.6) , Mean = variance = 4.6
4.6
(b)(iii) r = (− 0.9 ) = bd where b = −1.5
2 2
Hence d =
(− 0.9)2 = −0.54
Since n = 100 is large, by CLT, Y ∼ N (4.6,
100
) approximately
− 1.5 P(Y > 5) = 0.031090 ≈ 0.0311(3.s. f )
Since ( x , z )lies on the reg line z = −1.5 x + 12 ,
(iii) Let T be the r.v. denoting the number of orders for herbal chicken soup in a day (8 hours).
z = −1.5 x + 12
T ~ P (2.3 × 16) i.e. T ~ P (36.8)
29.1 + 16.2 + 8.9 + 5.1 + 3.8 Since λ > 10 , T ~ N (36.8,36.8) approximately.
x= = 3.3220655
P ( 20T ≥ 1.4 ( 8T + 250 ) )
5
z = −1.5(3.3220655) + 12 = 7.0169
 350 
Hence, reg line of x on z is x − (3.3220655) = −0.54( z − 7.0169) = P ( 8.8T − 350 ≥ 0 ) = P  T ≥  = P(T ≥ 39.773)
 8.8 
∴ x = −0.54 z + 7.11 (3.s.f) = P(T≥40) = P(T>39.5) cc
= 0.328
8 80
(i) Unbiased estimate of µ is x = + 12 = 12.4
200 (iv) Let A be the r.v. denoting the number of orders for herbal chicken soup in 2 hours
200 1425 80 2  (lunch time)
Unbiased estimate of σ 2 is s2 = −( ) =7
199  200 200  A ~ P(2.3 × 4) i.e. A ~ P(9.2)
(ii) H0 : µ = 12 Let H be the r.v. denoting the number of days with more than 10 orders during lunch period
X − 12 from 12 to 2pm.
H1 : µ ≠ 12 Test Statistic : Z = ~ N(0,1) under H0 by CLT P ( A > 10 ) = 1 − P ( A ≤ 10 ) = 1 − 0.68202 = 0.31798
s / 200
Using GC, p -value = 0.0325 Given that H0 is not rejected, α < 3.25 H ~ B ( 25, P ( A > 10 ) ) i.e. H ~ B ( 25, 0.31798)
(iii) Since we will be using a one-tailed test in stead of a two-tailed test, P ( H < 14) = P ( H ≤ 13) = 0.98947 = 0.989 (3.s.f)
1
α < (3.250944) = 1.625472 ⇒ α < 1.63 Since the probability of having less than 14 days with more than 10 orders during the lunch
2 period is quite high, he should close down his business.
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(iv) The use of the Poisson model is not suitable in this context as the number of orders during
lunch and dinner period will likely be higher than the rest of the hours in a day, thus it is
unlikely that the mean number of orders is the same for each 30 minute period.
11 (i) Let A be the r.v. denoting the amount of time taken by the machine to produce a large tub of
ice- cream. A ∼ N ( µ , σ 2 )
P( A < 60) = 0.88 P( A > 50) = 0.70
 60 − µ   50 − µ 
PZ < = 0.88 PZ > = 0.70
 σ   σ 
60 − µ 50 − µ
= 1.17499 = −0.52440
σ σ
µ = 60 − 1.17499σ − − − −(1) µ = 50 + 0.52440σ − − − −(2)

Equating (1) and (2), ∴σ = 5.8845 = 5.88 (3.s.f) and µ = 53.08583 = 53.1 (3.s.f)

(ii) Let B be the r.v. denoting the amount of time taken by the machine to produce a small tub of
ice- cream. B ∼ N (20, 22 )
(
Required prob = P A1 + A2 + A3 + A4 + A5 − 3 ( B1 + B2 + B3 ) > 60 )
Let T = A1 + A2 + A3 + A4 + A5 − 3 ( B1 + B2 + B3 ) .
T ∼ N ( 85.42915, 281.1367 )
( )
P A1 + A2 + A3 + A4 + A5 − 3 ( B1 + B2 + B3 ) > 60 = P ( T > 60 )
= 1 − P ( −60 < T < 60 ) = 0.935317 = 0.935 (3.s.f)

(iv) Let C be the number of times the machine takes at least 60 minutes to produce a large
tub of ice-cream.
C ∼ Bin ( n, P ( A ≥ 60 ) ) i.e. C ∼ Bin ( n,1 − 0.88 )
Since n is large, np > 5 and n(1-p) > 5, C ∼ N ( 0.12n, 0.1056n )
P ( C > 20 ) < 0.2
P ( C > 20 + 0.5 ) < 0.2 (cc)
 20.5 − 0.12n 
PZ >  < 0.2
 0.1056n 
Using GC, P ( Z > 0.84162 ) = 0.2
20.5 − 0.12n
Thus, > 0.84162 ⇒ 0.12n + 0.2735 n − 20.5 < 0
0.1056n
Solving -14.26 < n < 11.98 greatest n = 143.

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CATHOLIC JUNIOR COLLEGE
General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
Higher 2

MATHEMATICS 9740/01
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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 paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.
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, arrange your answers in NUMERICAL ORDER. Place this
cover sheet in front and fasten all your work securely together.
The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.

## Question No. Marks Question No. Marks

1 /4 7 /8

2 /7 8 / 10

3 /9 9 / 10

4 /8 10 / 15

5 /8 11 / 12

6 /9 TOTAL / 100
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1. Three sisters Audrey, Catherine and Gladys went on a shopping spree while on holiday.
They bought items for their sister Eliza, who could not go due to her ‘A’ level
examinations. After returning home, they could not recall the prices of the items they had
bought, but they had their credit card statements with the total amounts they each had
spent. The list of items that each sister had bought and the amount on their statements are
summarised in the table below:

## Type of Item (Price) Catherine Audrey Gladys

High heels (\$x per pair) 5 2 3
Facial Mask (\$y per box) 10 7 15
Handbags (\$z per piece) 3 8 5
Credit Card Statement (\$) 1298.20 1158.30 1837.70

## (i) Find the values of x, y and z. [3]

(ii) Hence evaluate the total cost of their gift to Eliza, which consists of 1 pair of high
heels, 5 boxes of facial mask and 2 handbags. [1]

2.  n + 1
A sequence is defined by u1 = 1 and u n +1 =  u n for n ≥ 1 .
 n2 
(i) Write down the values of u 2 , u3 , u 4 and u5 .
[2]
(ii) Hence make a conjecture for u n in terms of n. Prove your conjecture using
mathematical induction. [5]

3. In an East Asia ancient culture, there is a war monument which is formed by placing
concentric circular slabs of granite on top of each other. The slabs of granite are of
decreasing measurements.

(i) The first slab of the monument has diameter 200 cm and the diameter of each
subsequent slab is three-quarters the diameter of the previous slab. Show that the
total sum of the cross-sectional circular area of the slabs used will be less than
72 000 cm2, no matter how many slabs there are. [4]

(ii) The first slab of the monument has thickness 50 cm and each subsequent slab has
thickness d cm less than of that for the previous slab. Given that the maximum
possible number of slabs is 14, find the largest integer value of d. [2]

(iii) Given that d = 3, write down an expression in terms of n for the volume of the nth
slab and hence evaluate the total volume of the monument which consist of 14 slabs. [3]

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4. The diagram below shows the graph of y = 2 ln x + 2 − x . The two roots of the equation
x − 2 ln x = 2 are denoted by α and β , where α < β .
y

x
α β

## (i) Find the values of α and β , correct to 3 decimal places. [2]

A sequence of real numbers x1, x2, x3, … satisfies the recurrence relation
xn+1 = ln( xn ) 2 + 2 for n ≥ 1 .
(ii) Prove that if the sequence converges, it must converge to either α or β . [2]
(iii) By considering x n +1 − x n and the graph above, prove that
x n +1 > x n if α < x n < β ,
x n +1 < x n if x n < α or x n > β . [2]
(iv) Hence deduce the value that xn converges to for x1 = 2 , giving your answer correct to
3 decimal places. [2]

ax 2 + x
5. The curve C has equation y = where x ≠ 1 and a is a constant.
x −1
(i) Show that C does not have any stationary points when − 1 < a < 0 .
[3]
(ii) Sketch C when − 1 < a < 0 . Show on your diagram, the equations of the asymptotes
[5]
and the coordinates of any points of intersection with the axes.

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y
6. (a)

x
−2 0 1

(−1, −3)

The diagram above shows the graph of y = f (x) . On separate diagrams, sketch
the graphs of
(i) y2 = f (x) [3]
(ii) y = f ′(x) [3]
showing clearly in each case the axial intercepts, the asymptotes and the coordinates
of the turning points, where possible.

## (b) A graph with equation y = g(x) undergoes in succession, the following

transformations:
A: A reflection in the y-axis
B: A translation of 4 units in the direction of the positive x-axis
C: Scaling parallel to the y-axis by a factor of 2
The equation of the resulting curve is y = 2 x −3 . Determine the equation y = g(x). [3]

## 7. Relative to the origin O, the points A, B and C have position vectors

 1  2  − 1
     
 2  ,  1  and  2  respectively.
 1  3  3
     
The point P lies on the line AB produced such that AP:PB = 3: 1.

## (i) Find the vector OP . [2]

0  2 
   
(ii) The line l has equation r =  1  + λ  − 1 , where λ ∈ ℜ .
 2  1 
   
Determine whether l and the line through A and B are intersecting. [3]

(iii) Find the shortest distance from C to AB. Hence or otherwise, find the area of triangle
ABC. [3]

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8. The equation of a closed curve is (x + 2y)2 + 3(x − y)2 = 27.
(i) Show, by differentiation, that the gradient of the curve at the point (x, y) may be
dy y − 4x
expressed in the form dx =
7y − x [3]
(ii) The normal to the curve at the point (−2, 1) cuts the x-axis at P and the y-axis at Q.
Denoting the origin as O, find the area of the triangle OPQ. [4]
(iii) Find the equations of the tangents to the curve that are parallel to the y-axis. [3]

## 9. Let y = ln (1 − sin x).

y dy d2y dy2 −y
(i) Show that e dx = − cos x. Hence, show dx2 + dx = e − 1
  [3]
(ii) Find the Maclaurin’s series for y, up to and including the term in x3. [3]
cos x
(iii) Using the result in part (ii), find the Maclaurin’s expansion for up to and
sin x − 1
including the term in x2. [1]
cos x
(iv) Given that x is small, use binomial expansion to expand up to and
sin x − 1
including the term in x2. State the range of x for the expansion to be valid. [3]

## 10. (a) Find ∫ e 2 x sin x dx . [4]

(b) A curve C is defined by the parametric equations
x = 2(t − sin t ) , y = 2(1 − cos t ) for − π ≤ t ≤ π .
(i) Sketch the curve C. [2]
(ii) Find the exact area of the region bounded by C and the line y = 4. [6]
(c) The region R in the second quadrant is bounded by the y-axis, the line y = x + 5, and
the curve y = e x . Find the volume of the solid formed when R is rotated through 4
2

## right angles about the y-axis. [3]

11. (a) (i) Solve the equation z 6 = −18 + (18 3 )i , expressing the solutions in the form

## re iθ , where r > 0 and − π < θ ≤ π . [4]

(ii) Show all the roots on an Argand diagram and write down an equation of the
form x 2 + y 2 = k which contains all the roots. [3]

## (b) The complex number z satisfies the relations

z − 3 + 2i ≤ − 2 3 + i and 0 < arg( z − 6 + 5i ) ≤ .
4
(i) Illustrate both of these relations on a single Argand diagram. [4]
(ii) Hence write down the exact area represented by the given relations. [1]

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5
CATHOLIC JUNIOR COLLEGE
General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
Higher 2

MATHEMATICS 9740/02
Paper 2 15 September 2010
3 hours
Graph Paper
List of Formulae (MF 15)

Write your name and class 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 paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.

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, arrange your answers in NUMERICAL ORDER. Place this cover
sheet in front and fasten all your work securely together.
The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.

## Question No. Marks Question No. Marks

1 /5 7 / 12

2 / 10 8 / 10

3 / 11 9 /6

4 / 14 10 /8

5 /7 11 /8

6 /9 TOTAL / 100
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Section A: Pure Mathematics [40 marks]

## 1 Solve algebraically the inequality

2 x 2 + 4 x − 70
−1 ≥ 0 . [3]
x 2 + 4 x − 77
Hence, solve the inequality
2e 2 x + 4e x − 70
−1 ≥ 0 . [2]
e 2 x + 4e x − 77

## 2 The equations of the line l1 and the plane p1 are respectively,

1  − 1 1  2 
       
r =  0  + µ  1  and r = s1 + t  − 1 , where µ, s, t ∈ ℜ
 0 1 1  1 
       

## (i) Find the acute angle between l1 and p1. [3]

α 
 
(ii) A second plane p2 has equation r ⋅  1  = 1 . Given that the two planes p1 and p2
β 
 
4 x − 15 5
intersect at the line l2: = y; z = , find the values of α and β. [3]
−2 2

(iii) The plane p3 with equation 2 x + by + z = 1 is parallel to l2. Find the value of b.
Hence find the distance between l2 and p3. [4]

## 3 The functions f and g are defined as follow:

2
f :x x+ , x ∈ ℜ \ {0}
x
g : x  ln( x − 3) , x>3

## h : x  ln( x − 3) , for x > a

(ii) Find the least value of a such that fh exists. Define fh in similar form. [3]

(iii) Sketch the graph of f, indicating the turning points, asymptotes and axial intercepts, if
any. State the range of f and determine if f -1 exists. [4]

The function f has an inverse if its domain is restricted to x > k . Find the least value of k. [2]

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4 (a) Verify that y = x is a particular solution of the differential equation
dy x 2 + y 2
= , x, y ≠ 0 [2]
dx 2 xy

## (b) Show that the substitution y = ux reduces the differential equation

dy x 2 + y 2
=
dx 2 xy
to the differential equation
du 1 − u 2
x = . [3]
dx 2u
Hence find the general solution of the differential equation
dy x 2 + y 2
= . [4]
dx 2 xy

(c) Due to a rapid disease outbreak, the population of fish in a river, x (in thousands), is
believed to obey the differential equation
d2x
= 4ae − 2t
dt2
where t is the time in days, and a > 0 is a constant. Given that the entire population of
fish is wiped out by the disease eventually, show that the general solution of the
[3]
differential equation is x = ae −2t .
Explain the meaning of a, in the context of the question. Sketch the family of solution
curves of the differential equation for a = 1 and 2. [2]

## Section B: Statistics [60 marks]

5 (a) Tourists visiting an amusement park in Singapore can purchase a day pass. Each day
pass allows one tourist to take any of the 6 designated rides only once.

(i) How many different ways can the order of the rides be chosen if a tourist goes on
all 6 rides? [1]

(ii) The attendants in the park keep track of the rides Amusement Park
each tourist has taken by marking on the ticket as  Crazy Monkey Swing
shown in the diagram on the right. Filling in a  Merry Go Bush
square indicates that the tourist has taken that  A Ride to Heaven
 Nightmare to Remember
particular ride. If a tourist can choose to go on a  Round about the Park
ride or not, how many different ways can the  Foodie Food
ticket be marked? [1]

(iii) If a tourist goes on at least one ride, find how many different selections he can
make? [1]

(b) From 10 students, including Vera and Daen, a group of 5 students from the
Mathematics Society will be selected to attend an Enrichment Camp. Daen will not
join the group without Vera, but Vera will join the group without Daen. In how many
ways can the group be formed? [4]

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6 The fish-balls used by a popular noodle stall are supplied by two companies, supplier A
and supplier B. On average, 1 out of 50 fish-balls from supplier A is deformed and 3 out of
100 fish-balls from supplier B are deformed. It is known that the noodle stall gets a
proportion, denoted by p of their fish-balls from supplier A.

## (i) Represent the situation using a probability tree. [2]

1
(ii) Given that p = , show that the probability that a randomly chosen fish-ball from the
3
2
noodle stall is deformed will be . [1]
75

(iii) For a general value of p, the probability that a fish-ball is supplied by B given that it is
3(1 − p )
deformed is denoted by f( p). Show that f( p) = . [3]
3− p
Prove by differentiation that f is a decreasing function for 0 ≤ p ≤ 1 , and explain what
this statement means in the context of the question. [3]

7 The occurrences of floods per year at a particular residential area in Singapore follow a
Poisson distribution with mean 4.

(i) Find the probability that in 4 months, this particular residential area is flooded at least
twice. [2]

(ii) A random sample of 12 periods of 4 months is taken. Find the probability that in at
most 5 of these 12 periods, this particular residential area is flooded at least twice. [2]

(iii) Using a suitable approximation, find the probability that in 5 years, this particular
residential area is flooded at least 11 times. [4]

(iv) In a long term study of the flooding problem in this particular residential area, it is
proposed that the residential area be observed for 40 years. The probability that in at
least n years out of these 40 years, this residential area is flooded at most thrice each
year is found to be less than 0.8. Using a suitable approximation, find the least value
of n. [4]

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8 The masses of snapper fish and pomfret fish sold by a fishmonger are normally distributed
and independent of each other. The mean mass, standard deviation and selling price of
snapper fish and pomfret fish are given in the following table:

## Snapper fish Pomfret fish

Mean mass in kg 1 0.6
Standard deviation in kg 0.1 0.05
Selling price per kg in \$ 12 7

## Find the probability that the

(i) total mass of 3 snapper fish and 2 pomfret fish is more than 4.5 kg [2]

(ii) mass of 3 snapper fish exceeds twice the mass of a pomfret fish by more than 1.85 kg. [2]

(iii) total selling price of a snapper fish and 2 pomfret fish is more than \$21. [2]

A customer buys 15 fish, out of which n are snapper fish and the rest are pomfret fish. The
probability that the customer pays more than \$150 is less than 0.7. Find the largest value of
n. [4]

## Arts Science Total

Boys 75 320 395
Girls 145 260 405
Total 220 580 800

The Student Council (SC) wishes to conduct a survey on a sample of JC2 students to find
out their preferences for Graduation Night.

(a) Explain how stratified sampling can be used to select a sample of 30 students.
Suggest another set of strata that may be suitable for this survey. [3]

(b) The amount that a sample of 50 students are willing to pay for Graduation Night can
be summed up as follows:
∑ x = 4537, ∑ ( x − x ) 2 = 4825.62
Assume that the mean and variance for this sample are good estimators of the
population mean and variance. Another sample of 60 students is surveyed. Find the [3]
probability that the mean of this second sample lies between 90 and 100.

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10 A manufacturer claims that the average length of its metal rods is 14 cm.
(i) A customer complains that the manufacturer understated the average length of its
metal rods. A random sample of 8 metal rods is taken and the length, x cm, of each
metal rod is summarised as follows:
∑ x = 113.40, ∑ x 2 = 1607.72
Test, at the 4% significance level, whether the customer’s complaint is valid. State
any assumptions made in carrying out the test. [4]
Explain, in the context of the question, the meaning of ‘at the 4% significance level’. [1]

(ii) Another random sample of 9 metal rods with standard deviation 0.200 cm is taken.
What range of values should the mean length of the sample be, in order for the
customer’s complaint to be not valid, at the 4% significance level? Give your answer
correct to 2 decimal places. [3]

11 The table below gives the proportion of people (in %) in an occupation earning more than
\$5000 and the proportion of university graduates (in %) in that occupation.

Taxi
Occupation Teacher Chemist Accountant Lecturer Engineer Electrician Police Plumber
Driver
97 87 75 84 52 36 22 10 8
x
% earning more
66 65 62 45 53 43 33 18 10
than \$5000, y
A
(i) Calculate the product moment correlation coefficient between x and y. [1]

## One of the values of y appears to be incorrect.

(iii) Indicate the corresponding point on your diagram by labelling it P and explain why
the scatter diagram for the remaining points may be consistent with a model of the
form y = a + b ln x . [2]

(iv) Omitting P, calculate the least squares estimates of a and b for the model
y = a + b ln x . [2]

(v) Assume that the value of x at P is correct. Estimate the value of y for this value of x. [1]

(vi) Comment on the use of the model in (iv) in predicting the value of y when x =100. [1]

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Reg.
Name Year 6C( )
No.

## DUNMAN HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR HIGH

PRELIMINARY EXAMINTION 2010
Higher 2

MATHEMATICS 9740/01
Paper 1 21 September 2010
3 hours
List of Formulae (MF15)

Write your Name, Class and Register 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 paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.

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.

The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.

At the end of the examination, attach the question paper to the front of your answer
script.

## For teachers’ use:

Qn Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 Q11 Total
Score
Max
4 6 6 8 8 9 9 10 12 14 14 100
Score

This question paper consists of 6 printed pages (including this cover page).
2

1− x
1 Expand in ascending powers of x up to and including the term in x 2 and state
2+ x
the range of values of x for which the expansion is valid. [4]

n
1 n
2 Prove by induction that ∑ (2r + 1)(2r + 3) = 3(2n + 3) .
r =1
[5]

1
Hence state the value of ∑ (2r + 1)(2r + 3) .
r =1
[1]

## 3 (i) Show that n 2 − 4n + 5 = (n − a )2 + b , where a and b are constants to be

determined. [1]

∑( )
N
(ii) Show that n 2 + 1 − n 2 − 4n + 5= N 2 + 1 + ( N − 1) 2 + 1 − 5 − 2. [3]
n =3

(iii) Without the use of a graphic calculator, deduce that the sum in (ii) is strictly less
than 2 N + 1. [2]

4
y
b
S
2
=
y x3 + 1

R
x
O

The diagram above shows the curve with equation = y x + 1. Given that the 3
(i)
two shaded areas R and S have the same value, find the value of b. [4]

(ii) Find the volume of the solid generated when S is rotated completely about the
x-axis. [4]

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## DHS 2010 Year 6 H2 Math Preliminary Examination

3

5 With respect to the origin O, the position vectors of three points A, B and C are given
→
 2   →
b →
 3
   
=
by OA = 3  , OB  7  = and OC  5  .
a  2 1 
     
(i) Find the values of a and b if A, B and C are collinear. [2]

→ 

(ii) If given instead that OA is perpendicular to OB , find a relationship between a
and b. Furthermore, if angle AOC is 60ο , find possible values for a and b,
A student claimed that since angle AOC is 60ο , angle BOC must be 30ο.
Without performing any calculation, state, with a reason, whether his claim is
necessarily true. [6]

et
6 (a) Find
∫ (1 + 3et ) 2
dt . [2]

## ( tan( x 2 ) ) . Hence find

∫ x sec ( x ) dx.
d 3 2 2
(b) Write down [4]
dx

4
(c) Evaluate
∫ 0
x 2 x − 3 dx without the use of the graphic calculator. [3]

## 7 (i) Explain whether the following statement is always true:

“If z =x + yi, x, y ∈  , is a root of the equation

z ) an z n + an −1 z n −1 + ⋅⋅⋅ + a1 z +=
P(= a0 0, n ∈  + , then z= x − yi is also a root.”
[1]

(ii) Solve the equation z 4 + 3 + i =0, expressing the roots in the form reiα , where
r > 0 and −π < α ≤ π . [5]
(iii) Show the roots on an Argand diagram. [1]
(iv) The points representing the roots in (iii) form a quadrilateral. Find the area of

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## DHS 2010 Year 6 H2 Math Preliminary Examination

4

8 The diagram shows a hexagon PQRSTU inscribed in a circle with radius 6 cm.
= UT
The sides QR and UT are parallel, and QR = 2 x cm .

Q 2x R

P • S
6 O 6

U 2x T

## (ii) Using differentiation, find the value of x when A is maximum.

(You need not verify that it gives a maximum value.) [4]

Initially x = 6 cm, and the lengths of the parallel sides QR and UT are each decreasing
1
at a constant rate of cm s −1. Find the rate of change of A at the instant when
10
x = 2 cm. [3]
1
[ Area of a trapezium = × sum of the lengths of the parallel sides × height ]
2

## 9 (a) It is given that=

y ln(1 + e x ) .
d 2 y dy  dy 
(i) Show that = 1 −  . [3]
dx 2 dx  dx 
(ii) Find the Maclaurin’s series for y up to and including the term in x 2 . [2]

(iii) Verify that the same result is obtained if the standard series expansions for
e x and ln(1 + x) are used. [4]

(b) Given that x is sufficiently small for x3 and higher powers of x to be neglected,
and that 10 tan x − 3 = cos 2 x , form a quadratic equation in x and hence find the

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5

## 10 (a) The curve C has parametric equations

π
x eθ cos θ ,
= y sin θ + cos θ ,
= 0 ≤θ ≤ .
4
 2 π4 
(i) Show that the equation of the tangent at  e , 2  is given by
 2 
π
− 2
=y e 4x+
. [4]
2
(ii) Show that the area bounded by the curve C and the x-axis can be
π
expressed as ∫ 4
0
eθ cos 2θ dθ . Hence, evaluate the area, leaving your
answer correct to 2 decimal places. [4]

(b) The diagram shows the graph of y = f ( x ) , which has a turning point at
A ( −2, 2 ) .

y
x=2

A ( −2, 2 )

x
O

## Sketch, on separate diagrams, the graphs of

(i) y = f '( x), [3]

1
(ii) y= , [3]
f(x)

showing clearly all relevant asymptotes, intercepts and turning point(s), where
possible.

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6

11 (a) A geometric series has first term a. Find the range of values of a if the sum to
1
infinity of the series is . [3]
2
1
(b) The rth term of a series is given by =
Tr 2r
+ ln 32 r. Find the sum of the first N
3
terms. [4]

(c) Jon wants a gigantic cake prepared for his mother’s birthday. The cake is to
9
consist of 5 layers, where each layer has a square base with length that is of
10
the layer beneath it and a constant height of h units. The cost of the cake is
proportional to its volume and the largest layer costs \$200.

(i) Given that the largest layer has length a units, find the cost of the whole
cake, rounded to the nearest dollar. [4]

(ii) Jon also wants candles to be placed at each layer such that the total number
of candles used is 75. If the largest layer has d2 candles and each
subsequent layer has d candles less than the one directly below, find the
number of candles placed at the top layer. [3]

END OF PAPER

Reg.
Name Year 6C( )
No.

## DUNMAN HIGH SCHOOL, SENIOR HIGH

PRELIMINARY EXAMINTION 2010
Higher 2

MATHEMATICS 9740/02
Paper 2 23 September 2010
3 hours
List of Formulae (MF15)

Write your Name, Class and Register 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.
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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.

The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.

At the end of the examination, attach the question paper to the front of your answer
script.

## For teachers’ use:

Qn Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 Q11 Total
Score
Max
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Score

This question paper consists of 7 printed pages (including this cover page).
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## Section A: Pure Mathematics [40 marks]

1 Show that the equation ( z − 1 + i)( z* − 1 − i) =2 represents a circle with centre C(1,–1)
and radius 2 and sketch the locus on an Argand diagram. On the same diagram,
sketch the locus represented by z + z* =
3. [3]

## (i) the length AB, [1]

(ii) the complex numbers represented by A and B. [2]

State the cartesian equation of the perpendicular bisector of the line segment joining A
and B. Explain also why the perpendicular bisector of the line segment joining any
two distinct points on the circumference of the circle must pass through the centre of
the circle, C. [2]

## 2 For a > 0 , the functions f and g are defined as follows:

ax
f :x  , x ≠ −a 2 ,
x + a2
g : x  x2 − a2 , x∈ .

## (ii) Define f −1 in a similar form. [3]

(iii) Show that the composite function fg does not exist. [2]

(iv) Solve the equation f( x) = f −1( x) , expressing your answer(s) in terms of a. [3]

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3 In an experiment, Andy and Bob attempt to devise a formula to describe how the
volume of water, V m3, in a tank, changes with time at t hours.

dV 1  8 
(i) Andy gives his formula as=  V − 2  . Given that V = 1 when t = 0,
dt 60  V 
t
3
=
show that V 8 − 7e 20 . Sketch this solution curve. [4]

d 2V
(ii) However, Bob believes that it is more likely to be = 12t 2 − 2. Given that
dt 2
dV
= 0 when t = 0 , show that the general solution for V can be expressed as
dt
1 1
V = (t 2 − ) 2 + C − , where C is a constant.
2 4
Hence, or otherwise, sketch on a single diagram, two distinct members of the
family of solution curves. [5]

(iii) It is also given that V = 1 when t = 0 in Bob’s model. Suppose that the water
in the tank does not overflow, explain, using your diagrams in parts (i) and
(ii), why Andy’s model is more appropriate compared to Bob’s model. [2]

## 4 The planes Π1 and Π2 are defined by

 2 1
   
Π1 : r  4 = 10, Π2 : r  3  = 8.
 
1 1
   

(i) Find the acute angle between the two planes. [3]
(ii) Obtain a vector equation of l1, the line of intersection of the two planes. [4]

x−2 7−z
The cartesian equation of another line, l2, is given by= = , y m,
6 3
where m is a real constant.
(iii) If the plane Π1 and line l2 intersect at the point (6, m, 5), find the value of m.
[2]
(iv) Show that the lines l1 and l2 are perpendicular for all values of m. [2]

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## Section B: Statistics [60 marks]

5 A group of students plan to collect data from students’ parents for a project.

(i) Describe how a quota sample of size 80 might be obtained based on the
parents’ educational qualifications. [2]

## Subsequently, they decide to invite 80 parents to respond to an online survey. The

table below shows the profile of educational qualifications among the students’
parents:

## “O” Level “A” Level University Total

Father 180 360 660 1200
Mother 300 420 480 1200
Total 480 780 1140 2400

(ii) Explain why stratified sampling is preferred over the method in (i). [1]
(iii) How many mothers with an “A” Level qualification should be included in the
stratified sample? [1]

6 To assess the level of work satisfaction in relation to the time spent at work, the
human resource department of an organisation polls nine of its officers. The number
of work hours per week (t) of each officer and the level of job satisfaction (x) are
recorded, where a higher value of x indicates a higher level of satisfaction. The data
are shown in the table below:

Work hours (per week), t 20.1 22.0 24.4 25.3 28.8 36.5 40.6 46.0 55.1
Satisfaction level, x 24.5 16.3 18.6 12.5 5.2 4.7 1.4 1.8 0.8

(i) Draw a scatter diagram for the data and find the product moment correlation
coefficient for the sample. [3]
b
(ii) A suggested model is of the form x= a + . Find a and b. Justify why this
t
model provides a better fit than a linear model between x and t. [2]
(iii) Use the model in (ii) to predict the satisfaction level when an officer works
5.0 hours per week. Comment on the reliability of your prediction. [2]

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7 For every Monday of the week, the probability that Mylo wears a tie is 0.4. The
probability that he wears a jacket is 0.2. If he wears a jacket, the probability that he
wears a tie is 0.6.

## Find the probability that, on a randomly selected Monday,

(i) Mylo wears a tie and a jacket, [2]
(ii) Mylo wears neither a tie nor a jacket. [2]

For Tuesday and Wednesday, the probability that Mylo wears a jacket is
• twice the probability he wears a jacket on the previous day if he wears a
jacket on the previous day,

## • the same as the probability he wears a jacket on the previous day if he

does not wear a jacket on the previous day.

(iii) By constructing a tree diagram, find the probability that Mylo wears a jacket
on the third day given that he wears a jacket on exactly two of the three days.
[4]

## 8 A test consists of five Pure Mathematics questions, A, B, C, D and E, and six

Statistics questions, F, G, H, I, J and K.

(i) The examiner plans to arrange all eleven questions in a random order,
regardless of topic. Find the number of ways to arrange all eleven questions
such that
(a) the last question is a Pure Mathematics question, [2]
(b) a Pure Mathematics question must be separated from another with
exactly one Statistics question. [2]

(ii) Later, the examiner decides that the questions should be arranged in two
sections, Pure Mathematics followed by Statistics. Find the number of ways to
arrange all eleven questions such that
(a) question A is followed by question F, [2]
(b) questions B and K are separated by more than seven questions. [3]

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## 9 A health food company claims that a breakthrough product that it launches,

Zenobrain, has the benefit of maintaining good mental health and will help its
consumers acquire a mean IQ score of not less than 115.
To verify the claim, a random sample of 12 consumers is taken and their IQ scores, x,
are recorded and summarised as follows:

∑ ( x − 100 ) =
50 and ∑ ( x − 100 ) =
2
4008 .

(i) Calculate unbiased estimates of the population mean and variance. [3]
(ii) State the null and alternative hypotheses and carry out an appropriate test at
5% level of significance. [4]
(iii) State, with a reason, whether
(a) any assumption is needed for the test in (ii) to be valid, [1]
(b) the conclusion would be the same if a two-tailed test is used with the
same level of significance. [1]

10 In a randomly chosen week, the numbers of unsolicited text messages and phone calls
means 5 and 3 respectively.

(i) Find the probability that the subscriber receives exactly 2 unsolicited text
messages in a day. [2]
(ii) Show the probability that the subscriber receives at most 10 unsolicited text
messages or phone calls in a week is 0.816. [2]

(iii) The subscriber decides to terminate his mobile line subscription if, in the next
10 weeks, there are more than 3 weeks where he receives more than 10
unsolicited text messages or phone calls in a week. Find the probability that he
terminates his mobile line subscription. [3]

(iv) Another subscriber intends to terminate her subscription if she receives a total
of 20 or more unsolicited text messages or phone calls in the next 2 weeks. By
using a suitable approximation, calculate the probability that she terminates
her subscription. [4]

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11 (a) The distance, X km, covered by a school athlete during a regular training
session has mean 4 km. During competition season, training increases in
intensity and the distance, Y km, covered during the training session increases
to a mean of 6 km. Given that X and Y are independent normal distributions
with same variance σ 2 , and P(Y − X > 3) =0.4, find the probability that the
athlete covers a total distance between 8 km and 12 km in two randomly
chosen regular training sessions. [5]

(b) The amount of time that a student spends online each day has mean 120
minutes and standard deviation 45 minutes. A random sample of 60 students is
taken and they are surveyed on the amount of time that they spend online each
day. Find the probability that

(i) the total time spent online each day by the 60 students is at least 7000
minutes, [3]
(ii) the sample mean time spent online each day by the 60 students is
within 5 minutes of the population mean time of 120 minutes. [3]

Explain whether you need to assume that the amount of time spent online by a
student each day follows a normal distribution in your calculations above. [1]

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## DHS 2010 Year 6 H2 Math Preliminary Examination

Dunman High School
2010 Year 6 H2 Mathematics (9740) Preliminary Examination Paper 1
Suggested Solutions

Qn Suggested Solution
1 −1
1− x 1⎛ x⎞
= (1 − x) × ⎜1 + ⎟
2+ x 2⎝ 2⎠
⎛ 1 x ⎞⎛ x ⎛ x ⎞ ⎞
2

= ⎜ − ⎟ ⎜1 − + ⎜ ⎟ + ... ⎟
⎝ 2 2 ⎠ ⎜⎝ 2 ⎝ 2 ⎠ ⎟

1 1 1 1 1
= − x − x + x 2 + x 2 + ...
2 2 4 4 8
1 3 3 2
= − x + x + ...
2 4 8

x
Valid values of x: < 1 ⇒ −2 < x < 2
2

## ∑ (2r + 1)(2r + 3) = 3(2n + 3) for n ∈ Z

n
2 1 n +
Let Pn be the proposition .
r =1

When n = 1:
1

1 1 1 1 1
LHS =
r =1

## ∑ (2r + 1)(2r + 3) = 3(2k + 3) ,

k
1 k
i.e.
r =1

to prove Pk +1 is true,
k +1
k +1
∑ (2r + 1)(2r + 3) = 3(2k + 5) .
1
i.e.
r =1

k +1

∑ (2r + 1)(2r + 3)
1
LHS =
r =1

## ∑ (2r + 1)(2r + 3) + (2k + 3)(2k + 5)

k
1 1
=
r =1

k 1
= +
3(2k + 3) (2k + 3)(2k + 5)

1
k (2k + 5) + 3
=
3(2k + 3)(2k + 5)
2k 2 + 5k + 3
=
3(2k + 3)(2k + 5)
(2k + 3)(k + 1)
=
3(2k + 3)(2k + 5)
k +1
= = RHS (shown)
3(2k + 5)

∴ Pk is true ⇒ Pk +1 is true

## Since P1 is true, Pk is true ⇒ Pk +1 is true , by mathematical induction,

+
Pn is true for n ∈ .
n 1
=
3(2n + 3) ⎛ 3⎞
3⎜ 2 + ⎟
⎝ n⎠
1 1
∴ as n → ∞, →
⎛ 3 ⎞ 6
3⎜ 2 + ⎟
⎝ n ⎠

3(i) n2 − 4n + 5 = (n − 2)2 − 4 + 5
= (n − 2)2 + 1
3(ii) N
⎛ 2 2 ⎞
∑ ⎜ n + 1 − n − 4n + 5 ⎟
n =3 ⎝ ⎠
N
⎛ 2 2 ⎞
= ∑ ⎜ n + 1 − ( n − 2) + 1 ⎟
n =3 ⎝ ⎠

= 32 + 1 − 12 + 1

+ 42 + 1 − 22 + 1

+ 52 + 1 − 32 + 1
M M
M M

+ ( N − 2) 2 + 1 − ( N − 4) 2 + 1

+ ( N − 1) 2 + 1 − ( N − 3) 2 + 1

+ N 2 +1 − ( N − 2) 2 + 1

= N 2 + 1 + ( N − 1) 2 + 1 − 5 − 2

2
4(i) 0 0 3
Area of R = ∫ y dx = ∫ ⎡⎣ x3 + 1⎤⎦ dx =
−1 −1 4
1
y = 1 + x3 ⇒ x = ( y − 1) 3
1 b
3⎡ 4

( )
b b
Area of S = ∫ x dy = ∫ (y -1) 3 dy = ⎢ y − 1 3

2 2 4⎣ ⎦2
3⎡
( ) − 1⎤⎥
4
= ⎢ b − 1 3
4⎣ ⎦
Equating and solve for b:
3⎡ 4
⎤ 3
⎢ ( b − 1) 3 −1
⎥ =
4⎣ ⎦ 4
3
⇒ b = 1 + 2 4 = 2. 68 (3 s.f.)
4(ii) 1
For y =b , x = ( b − 1) 3 = 1. 1892 = k (say)

Volume required

⎡ 2 k

= π ⎢b k − 2 (1) − ∫1 ( x + 1) dx ⎥
2 3 2
⎣ ⎦

## 5(i) If A, B and C are collinear, then

⎯⎯
→ ⎯⎯

AB = λ BC
⎛b − 2 ⎞ ⎛3− b ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜7 −3 ⎟ = λ ⎜5− 7⎟
⎜2− a⎟ ⎜1 − 2 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
i.e. λ = −2, a = 0, b = 4
5(ii) ⎯⎯
→ ⎯⎯

If OA is perpendicular to OB , then
⎯⎯
→ ⎯⎯

OA OB = 0
⎛2⎞ ⎛b⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎜3 ⎟ ⎜7⎟ = 0
⎜ a ⎟ ⎜ 2⎟
⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠
i.e. 2b + 21 + 2a = 0

3
⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 3⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎜ 3 ⎟ ⎜ 5⎟
⎜ a ⎟ ⎜1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ = cos 60ο
13 + a 2 35
2(6 + 15 + a) = 13 + a 2 35
31a 2 − 168a − 1309 = 0
a = 10 (nearest int.) or a = −4 (nearest int.)
b = −20 (nearest int.) b = −6 (nearest int.)

His claim is not necessarily true since points O, A, B and C may not be coplanar.

6(a) et 1
∫ ∫ 3e (1 + 3e )
t −2
dt = t
dt
(1 + 3e )
t 2
3
(1 + 3et )−1 1
= +c = − +c
−3 3(1 + 3et )
1
∫ x sec ( x ) dx = 2 ∫ x ⎡⎣2 x sec ( x ) ⎤⎦ dx
6(b) 3 2 2 2 2 2

1
= ⎡ x tan ( x ) − 2 x tan ( x ) dx ⎤
( ) ∫
d
tan ( x 2 ) = 2 x sec 2 ( x 2 )
2 2 2

dx 2 ⎢⎣ ⎥⎦
1⎡ 2
= x tan ( x 2 ) − ln sec ( x 2 ) ⎤ + c
2⎣ ⎦
4

6(c)
x 2 x − 3 dx
0
3 4
=−
∫ 0
x 2 ( x − 3) dx +
∫ 3
x 2 ( x − 3) dx
3 4
⎡ x4 ⎤ ⎡ x4 ⎤
= − ⎢ − x3 ⎥ + ⎢ − x3 ⎥
⎣4 ⎦0 ⎣ 4 ⎦3
27
= or 13.5
2
7(i) No. The statement is not always true. It applies only for (polynomial) equation in z
with real coefficients.
7(ii) z 4 + 3+ i = 0 ⇒ z 4 = − 3 − i
⎛ 5π ⎞
− i⎜ ⎟
⇒ z = 2e
4 ⎝ 6 ⎠

1 1 5π 1 (12k −5)π
i ( − + 2 kπ ) i
z=2 4
e4 6 =2 e 4 24
, k = 0,1, 2,3

1 5π 1 7π 1 19π 1 17π
-i i i -i
∴z = 2 e 4 24 or 2 e
4 24 or 2 e 4 24 or 2 e 4 24

4
7(iii)   Im
Z2
Z3
L
Re
O
Z1
Z4 L

## Let the length of each side be L

1
Pythagoras Theorem: L = 2|z| =2(2 ) = 2 2
2 2 4 2

8(i) ON = 36 − x 2
⎡1 ⎤
A = 2 × ⎢ × (12 + 2 x ) 36 − x 2 ⎥
⎣2 ⎦
= 2 ( 6 + x ) 36 − x 2 2x
Q R
N
6 6

P 6 • 6 S
O

U 2x T

8(ii) dA ⎛ 1 ⎞⎛ 2x ⎞
= 2 36 − x 2 + 2 ( 6 + x ) ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ − ⎟
dx ⎝ 2 ⎠⎝ 36 − x 2 ⎠
72 − 2 x 2 − 12 x − 2 x 2
=
36 − x 2
4 (18 − 3x − x 2 )
=
36 − x 2
4 ( 6 + x )( 3 − x )
=
36 − x 2
dA
For maximum A , = 0 : x > 0 ⇒ x = 3 cm
dx
d d d 1 dx 1
( QR ) = ( 2 x ) = 2 ( x ) = − ⇒ =−
dt dt dt 10 dt 20
dA 4 ( 8 )(1)
When x = 2, = = 32 = 4 2
dx 32

5
dA dA dx
= ×
dt dx dt
⎛ 1 ⎞
= 4 2 ×⎜ − ⎟
⎝ 20 ⎠
2
=− cm2 s−1
5
2
A is decreasing at the rate of cm s −1.
5

9(a) y = ln(1 + e x )
(i)
⇒ e y = 1 + ex
d dy
: ey = ex
dx dx
dy
⇒ = e x− y
dx
d d2 y ⎛ dy ⎞
: 2
= e x− y ⎜1 − ⎟
dx dx ⎝ dx ⎠
2
d y dy ⎛ dy ⎞
⇒ 2 = ⎜ 1 − ⎟ (shown)
dx dx ⎝ dx ⎠
9(a) dy 1 d 2 y 1
(ii) When x = 0, y = ln 2, = , =
dx 2 dx 2 4
1 2
x
1
y = ln 2 + x + 4 + ...
2 2
1 1 2
= ln 2 + x + x + ...
2 8
9(a) ⎛ ⎛ x2 ⎞⎞
(iii) ln(1 + e x ) = ln ⎜ 1 + ⎜ 1 + x + + ... ⎟ ⎟
⎝ ⎝ 2 ⎠⎠
⎛ x2 ⎞
= ln ⎜ 2 + x + + ... ⎟
⎝ 2 ⎠
⎛ x x2 ⎞
= ln 2 + ln ⎜ 1 + + + ... ⎟
⎝ 2 4 ⎠
2
⎛ x x2 ⎞
⎜ + ⎟
⎛ x x2 ⎞ ⎝ 2 4 ⎠
= ln 2 + ⎜ + ⎟ − + ...
⎝2 4 ⎠ 2
x x2 ⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛ x2 ⎞
= ln 2 + + − ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ + ...
2 4 ⎝ 2 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠
1 1
= ln 2 + x − x 2 + ... (verified)
2 8

6
9(b) 10 tan x − 3 = cos 2 x
( 2x)
2

10 x − 3 = 1 −
2
⇒ x + 5x − 2 = 0
2

−5 ± 52 − 4(−2) −5 + 33
∴x = = (rej -ve as x is small)
2 2
10(a) π
(i) x = eθ cos θ , y = sin θ + cos θ , 0 ≤θ ≤
4
dx dy
= eθ (cos θ − sin θ ), = cos θ − sin θ ,
dθ dθ
dy dy dx
= / = e-θ
dx dθ dθ
At (eθ cos θ ,sin θ + cos θ ), the equation of the tangent
is ( y − sin θ − cos θ ) = e-θ ( x − eθ cos θ ),
π
Set θ = ,
6
π π
π
3e 6 3 + 1 3 1 - 3e 6
at ( , ) , the equation of the tangent is ( y − − ) = e 6 (x − ),
2 2 2 2 2
π
− 1
y=e 6x+
2

## 10(a) Area under the curve C is

(ii) π
A = ∫ 4 (sin θ + cos θ ) eθ (cos θ − sin θ ) dθ
0
π
= ∫ 4 eθ (cos 2 θ − sin 2 θ ) dθ
0
π
= ∫ 4 eθ cos 2θ dθ ( shown)
0

= 0.68 (2 d.p.)
10(b)
(i) y

y = f '( x)

x
-2 O

x=2
7
10(b) y
1
(ii) y=
f(x )

A’(-2, 0.5)

2
x
O

11(a) a 1
=
1− r 2
2a = 1 − r
r = 1 − 2a
⇒ 1 − 2a < 1 ⇒ − 1 < 1 − 2a < 1
1
0 < a < 1, a ≠ (since r ≠ 0)
2
r
11(b) N N⎛1⎞ N
∑ Tr = ∑ ⎜ 2 ⎟ + ∑ 2r ln 3
r =1 r =1 ⎝ 3 ⎠ r =1

N
⎛1⎞
1− ⎜ ⎟
1
= × ⎝ ⎠ + N ( N + 1) ln 3
9
9 1
1−
9
1⎛ ⎛1⎞ ⎞
N

= ⎜ 1 − ⎜ ⎟ ⎟ + N ( N + 1) ln 3
8 ⎜⎝ ⎝ 9 ⎠ ⎟⎠
11(c) Volume of whole cake
(i) = a 2 h + (0.9a ) 2 h + (0.9 2 a ) 2 h + (0.93 a ) 2 h + (0.9 4 a ) 2 h
[1 − (0.9 2 )5 ] 2
= (1 + 0.9 2 + 0.9 4 + 0.96 + 0.98 )a 2 h = a h = 3.4280a 2 h
1 − 0.9 2
Cost of whole cake
= \$3.4280 × 200 = \$686 (nearest dollar)
11(c) 5
⎡⎣ 2(d 2 ) + (5 − 1)(−d ) ⎤⎦ = 75
(ii) 2
d 2 − 2d = 15
(d − 5)(d + 3) = 0
d =5 or d = −3 (rej. since d >0)

## No. of candles at top layer = 52 + (5 − 1)(−5) = 5

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Dunman High School
2010 Year 6 H2 Mathematics (9740)
Preliminary Examination Paper 2 Suggested Solutions

SECTION A

1 ( z − 1 + i)( z * − 1 − i) = 2
2
z −1+ i = 2
z −1+ i = 2
i.e. A circle with centre (1,–1) and radius 2. (shown)
Im

A
O Re
2
D
C(1,-1)

x=1.5

2
( 2) ⎛1⎞
2
= 2 −⎜ ⎟
⎝2⎠
= 7
(ii) Complex numbers represented are
3 ⎛ 7 ⎞ 3 ⎛ 7 ⎞
+ ⎜⎜ − 1⎟⎟ i and − ⎜⎜ + 1⎟⎟ i.
2 ⎝ 2 ⎠ 2 ⎝ 2 ⎠
Cartesian equation of the perpendicular bisector of the line segment joining A and B is y = − 1.

Since any two distinct points on the circumference of the circle are equidistance from the
centre C, hence perpendicular bisector of the line segment joining these points must pass
through C.

1
2(i)
y

y=a

O x
x = −a 2

Recommended
(1)From the graph above, any horizontal line y = b, b ∈ cuts the graph of f at most once,
therefore f is one-one and the inverse of f exists.

OR

(2)From the graph above, any horizontal line y = b, b ≠ a , cuts the graph of f exactly once,
therefore f is one-one and the inverse of f exists.
(ii) ax
y= , x ≠ −a 2 ,
x+a 2

xy + a 2 y = ax
a2 y
x= , y ≠ a,
a− y
a2 x a3
f −1 : x a , x ≠ a, or f −1 : x a − a 2 , x ≠ a,
a−x a−x
(iii) Rg = [− a 2 , ∞), Df = \{−a 2 },
∴ Rg ⊄ Df ,
thus fg does not exist

2
(iv) Method 1(Recommended)
f( x) = f −1( x)
⇒ f( x) = x
ax
⇒ =x
x + a2
⇒ x 2 + a 2 x − ax = 0
⇒ x( x + a 2 − a) = 0
⇒ x = 0 or x = a − a 2 .

## Method 2 (not preferred)

f( x) = f −1( x)
ax a2 x
⇒ =
x + a2 a − x
⇒ ax(a − x) = a 2 x( x + a 2 )
⇒ ax[(a + 1) x + (a 3 − a )] = 0
⇒ ax[(a + 1) x + (a 3 − a )] = 0
a − a 3 −a (a 2 − 1)
⇒ x = 0 or x = = = − a (a − 1) = a − a 2 .
a +1 a +1

3(i) dV 1 8 1 V 3 −8
= (V − 2 ) = ( 2 )
dt 60 V 60 V
2
V dV 1
⇒ =
V − 8 dt 60
3

1 1
⇒ ln | V 3 − 8 |= t + C '
3 60
t
+ C ''
⇒ | V 3 − 8 |= e 20 , C '' = 3C '
t
⇒ V 3 − 8 = Ae , 20
A = ± eC ''

When t = 0, V = 1,
⇒ A = −7,
t
3
⇒ V = 8 − 7e 20
V
1

8 t
20ln( ) or 2.67
7

3
(ii) d 2V
2
= 12t 2 − 2
dt
dV
⇒ = 4t 3 − 2t + C1
dt
dV
When t = 0, = 0, ∴ C1 = 0
dt
dV
⇒ = 4t 3 − 2t
dt
⇒ V = t 4 − t 2 + C , C is a constant.

V = t4 − t2 + C
1 1
= (t 2 − ) 2 + (C − )
2 4
V 1
(I)C >
4
C
C (II)C ≤
1
4
t

(iii)
1
When t = 0, V = 1, then C2 = 1 > .
4
Therefore given the above initial condition, Bob’s model corresponds to solution curve type
(I) in part (ii).

Therefore in Bob’s model, the volume of water approaches infinity in the long run (not
realistic) whereas in Andy’s model, the volume of water reasonably diminishes to zero in the
long run/after some time.

## Thus, Andy’s model is more appropriate than Bob’s model.

4(i) ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛1 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎜ 4 ⎟ .⎜ 3 ⎟
⎜1 ⎟ ⎜1 ⎟
n1 .n1 ⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠ 15
cos θ = = =
| n1 || n 2 | 21 11 21 11
∴θ = 9.3o.

4
(ii) ⎛1 ⎞
⎜ ⎟
d = n1 × n 2 = ⎜ −1⎟
⎜2 ⎟
⎝ ⎠
Set z=0,
2 x + 4 y = 10
x + 3y = 8

⇒ x = −1, y = 3

⎛ −1⎞ ⎛1 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
∴ l1: r = a1 +α d1 = ⎜ 3 ⎟ + α ⎜ −1⎟ , α ∈ .
⎜0 ⎟ ⎜2 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
Alternative

2 x + 4 y + z = 10
x + 3y + z = 8
Let z = t ∈ ,
⇒ 2 x + 4 y = 10 − t
x + 3y = 8 − t
t t
⇒ x = −1 + , y = 3− ,
2 2

⎛ ⎞1 ⎛ ⎞
1
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ t
∴ l1: r = ⎜ 3 ⎟ + α ⎜ −1⎟ , α= ∈
⎜0 ⎟ ⎜2 ⎟ 2
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
(iii) Since the point with co-ordinates (6,m.5) lies on the first plane,
a d1 = D1
⎛6 ⎞ ⎛ 2⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⇒ ⎜ m ⎟ ⎜ 4 ⎟ = 10
⎜ 5 ⎟ ⎜1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠
⇒ 12 + 4m + 5 = 10
7
⇒m=− .
4

(iv) ⎛2 ⎞ ⎛2 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
l2 : r = a 2 +β d 2 = ⎜ m ⎟ + β ⎜ 0 ⎟ , β∈ .
⎜7 ⎟ ⎜ −1⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛1 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
d1 d 2 = ⎜ −1⎟ ⎜ 0 ⎟ = 2 − 2 = 0 (independent of the value of m)
⎜ 2 ⎟ ⎜ −1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠

5
SECTION B

## 5(i) To obtain a quota sample of size 80:

Identify and categorise the parents into mutually exclusive sub-groups according to
education levels. Set a quota, i.e. a target number of respondents for each group where the
Poll respondents on a first-come-first-serve basis, say, when the parents arrive at school in the
morning with their children, until the number for each category is filled.

(ii) Stratified sampling is more representative in terms of the proportion of parents’ educational
qualifications in each category.

(iii) 420
× 80 = 14
2400

6(i)
x

## From GC, r = −0.860

(ii) 260.56
From GC, regression line x = −37.612 +
t
ie, a = −37.6 , b = 261 ( 3 sig fig )
1
Suggested model between x and is a better fit with |r |= 0.930 > |r|= 0.860 for the linear
t
model between x and t.

260.56
(iii) x = −37.612 + = 78.9
5.0

t = 5 lies outside the data range of t , thus model may not be valid and estimate not likely to be
reliable.

6
7(i) Let J be the event where Mylo wears a jacket and T be the event where Mylo wears a tie.

P (T J ) = 0.6
P (T ∩ J )
= 0.6
P( J )
P (T ∩ J )
= 0.6
0.2
P (T ∩ J ) = 0.6 × 0.2 = 0.12
(ii) P (T ∪ J ) '
= 1 − P (T ∪ J )
= 1 − [ P(T ) + P ( J ) − P (T ∩ J ) ]
= 1 − ( 0.4 + 0.2 − 0.12 )
= 1 − 0.48
= 0.52
(iii)
0.8 J
J
0.4 0.2 J'

J 0.4 J
0.2 0.6
J'
0.6 J'
0.4 J
0.8 0.2 J
J' 0.6 J'
0.2 J
0.8
J'
0.8 J'
Mon Tue Wed

## Let J n be the nth day where Mylo wears a jacket.

Required Probability
P ( J 3 ∩ J1 ) + P ( J 3 ∩ J 2 )
=
P ( J 3 ∩ J1 ) + P ( J 3 ∩ J 2 ) + P ( J1 ∩ J 2 )
(0.2)(0.6)(0.4) + (0.8)(0.2)(0.4)
=
(0.2)(0.6)(0.4) + (0.8)(0.2)(0.4) + (0.2)(0.4)(0.2)
0.048 + 0.064
=
0.048 + 0.064 + 0.016
0.112
=
0.128
= 0.875

7
8(i) Number of ways = 10!(5) = 18144000
(a)
(b)
S S S S S S

Number of ways or
= ( 6!)( 5!)( 3) = 259200 =(5!)6 ⋅ 5 ⋅ 4 ⋅ 3 ⋅ (3!) = 259200

## (ii) Number of ways

(a) = ( 4!)( 5!) = 2880
(ii) Case One: 8 Questions (4M and 4S) between B and K
(b) B K
⎛5⎞
⎜ ⎟ ( 4!)
4!
⎝ 4⎠

B K
⎛ 4⎞ 5!
⎜ ⎟ ( 3!)
⎝ 3⎠

B K

4! 5!

## Pure Mathematics Questions Statistics Questions

Number of ways
⎛ 4⎞ ⎛5⎞
= ⎜ ⎟ ( 3!)( 5!) + ⎜ ⎟ ( 4!)( 4!) + ( 5!)( 4!)
⎝ 3⎠ ⎝ 4⎠
= 2880 + 2880 + 2880
= 8640

8
9(i) Let u = x − 100
∴ ∑ u = 50 , ∑ u 2
= 4008

## Unbiased estimate of population mean:

x = u + 100 = 4.16667 + 100 = 104.17 ≈ 104 (3 s.f .)

## Unbiased estimate of population variance:

1⎛ 50 2 ⎞
s2 = ⎜ 4008 − ⎟ = 345.42 ≈ 345 (3 s.f .)
11 ⎝ 12 ⎠
(ii) To test H0: μ = 115
against H1: μ < 115

## One-tail test at 5% level (α = 0.05)

Use t-test since σ2 is unknown and sample size of 12 is small
X − 115
under H0, T = ~ t (11).
345.42/12
From GC, p-value = 0.0342

Since p-value =0.0342< 0.05, there is sufficient evidence to reject H0 at the 5% level of
significance and conclude that the mean IQ score is less than 115, hence the manufacturer’s
claim is disputable.

## (iii) (a) The IQ score of customers is normally distributed.

(b) For 2-tailed test, p-value =2(0.0324) =0.0684 > 0.05. H0 will not be rejected. The
conclusion would be different.
10 Let X be the number of unsolicited text messages received in a day.
(i) X ~ Po 5( ) 7
P( X = 2) = 0.125 (3 s.f.)
(ii) Let Y be the number of unsolicited text messages or phone calls received in a week.
Y ~ Po ( 8 )
P(Y ≤ 10) = 0.816 (3 s.f.) (shown)
(iii) Let W be the number of weeks where receives more than 10 unsolicited text messages or
phone calls in a week out of 10 weeks.
W ~ B (10, 0.184 )
P(W > 3) = 1 − P(W ≤ 3)
= 0.0944 (3 s.f.)
(iv) Let T be the total number of unsolicited text messages or phone calls received in the next 2
weeks.

9
T ~ Po (16 )
Since λ =16>10, ∴ T ~ N(16,16) approximately.

## P(T ≥ 20) = P(T > 19.5) (apply c.c.)

= 0.191 (3 s.f.)
11 Y − X ~ N(2, 2σ 2 )
(a)
P(Y − X > 3) = 0.4
3− 2
P(Z > ) = 0.4

From GC,
1
= 0.25335

σ = 2.7910

## Var( X1 + X 2 ) = 2 × 2.79102 = 3.94712

X1 + X 2 ~ N (8,3.94712 )
P(8 < X1 + X 2 < 12) = 0.345 (3 s.f.)
b(i) Let X min be the amount of time spent by a student online each day.

E( X1 + X 2 L + X 60 ) = 60 × 120 = 7200

( )
2
Var( X1 + X 2 L + X 60 ) = 60 × 452 = 90 15

## Since n=60 is large, by Central Limit Theorem,

( )
2⎞
X1 + X 2 L + X 60 ~ N ⎜ 7200, 90 15 ⎟ approximately.
⎝ ⎠

P(X1 + X 2 L + X 60 ≥ 7000)
= 0.717 (3 s.f.)
(ii) Since n=60 is large, by Central Limit Theorem,
⎛ 452 ⎞
X ~ N ⎜ 120, ⎟ approximately.
⎜ 60 ⎟⎠

P( X − 120 < 5)
= P(−5 < X − 120 < 5)
= P(115 < X < 125)
= 0.611 (3 s.f.)
We do not need to assume that the amount of time spent online follows a normal distribution
since by the Central Limit Theorem, the sample mean follows a normal distribution
approximately when n is large.

10
1 Solve the inequality
x 4
≤ ,
x − 2 ( x − 2) 2

ex 4
Hence solve ≤ x . [2]
e + 2 (e + 2
x 2
)

(n + 2)un −1
un = .
2un −1 + n + 1

n+2
un = . [5]
2n − 1

## 3 The functions f and g are defined as follows:

f : x  (2 x − 1) − 2, x < −1 ,
2

 ln ( x + a ) ,
g:x  x > −1 .

## (a) Define f −1 in a similar form. [3]

(b) State the value of a such that the range of g is (0, ∞) . [1]

(c) Show that the composite function gf exists, and find the range of gf, giving

## 4 A curve is defined by the parametric equations

t t
x= , y= , where t ≠ −1, 1.
1+ t 2
1− t2

(i) Show that the tangent to the curve at any point with parameter t has equation
(1 − t )
2 3
(1 + t 2 ) x − 4t 3.
3
y= [3]

1
(ii) Find the gradient of the tangent to the curve at t = . Hence determine the
2
acute angle between this tangent and the line y= x + 3 . [3]

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5 Robert took a study loan of \$100 000 from a bank on 1st January 2010. The bank
charges an annual interest rate of 10% on the outstanding loan at the end of each
year. After his graduation, Robert pays the bank \$x at the beginning of each month.
The first payment is made on 1st January 2014. Let un denote the amount owed by
Robert at the end of nth year after 2013, where n ∈  +0 .

## (ii) Show that un = 1.1n u0 − kx(1.1n − 1) , where k is a constant to be determined. [4]

(iii) Given that Robert owes the bank less than \$1000 at the end of 2020, find the
minimum value of x, giving your answer to the nearest dollar. [3]

1
6 (a) Find dt . [3]
3 − 4t 2
(b) Use the substitution u = 5 x to find ∫ 5 x cos 2 ( 5 x ) dx . [5]

7 It is given that the function y = f ( x ) has the Maclaurin’s series 1 + 4 x + ax 2 + ... and

(
satisfies 1 + x 2 ) ddyx =
b (1 + y ) , where a and b are real constants.
2

## (i) Show that b = 2 and find the value of a. [4]

f( x)
(ii) Find the series expansion of in ascending powers of x, up to and
4+ x
including the term in x 2 . [3]

f( x)
(iii) State the equation of the normal to the curve y = at x = 0. [1]
4+ x

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4−r A B C
8 (i) Express in the form + + . [2]
(r − 1)r (r + 2) r −1 r r + 2

n
4−r
(ii) Hence find ∑ (r − 1)r (r + 2)
r =2
. [3]

Give a reason why the series is convergent, and state its limit. [2]

n
3− r
(iii) Use your answer to part (ii) to find ∑ r (r + 1)(r + 3) .
r =2
[2]

## 9 On a single Argand diagram, sketch the loci given by

z −1 − i ≥ 2 ,
2
(i)
 z +1  π
(ii) arg  ≥ ,
 3 + i  12
(iii) z > z − 1 . [7]

Hence, or otherwise, find the range of values of z − i and arg ( z − i). [3]

connection. The rate of change of r is proportional to the difference between r and a
constant. The initial value of r is 348. If r is 43, it remains at this constant value.
dr
(i) Show that = k (r − 43) . [2]
dt

## The total amount of data downloaded, I kilobytes, in time t seconds, is given by

dI
=r .
dt
(iii) Given that there is no data downloaded initially, find I in terms of k and t. [2]

(iv) It is given that a file with a size of 5700 kilobytes takes 90 seconds to

(v) Explain what happens to the value of r in the long run. [1]

4 [Turn Over
D
11
C

j
k
i A
O

B
The diagram above shows part of the structure of a modern art museum designed by
Marcus, with a horizontal base OAB and vertical wall OADC. Perpendicular unit
vectors i, j, k are such that i and k are parallel to OA and OC respectively.

The walls of the museum BCD and ABD can be described respectively by the
equations
 −1  14  5  −1
       
r ⋅  −5  =36 and r = 0  + λ  4  + µ  0  , where λ , µ ∈  .
6 0 0 4
       

## (i) Write down the distance of A from O. [1]

(ii) Find the vector equation of the intersection line of the two walls BCD and
ABD. [3]

(iii) Marcus wishes to repaint the inner wall ABD. Find the area of this wall. [3]

Suppose Marcus wishes to divide the structure into two by adding a partition such
that it intersects with the walls BCD and ABD at a line. This partition can be
β , where α , β ∈  .
described by the equation 2 x − 7 y + α z =

## (v) Another designer, Jenny, wishes to construct another partition which is

described by the equation 2 x − 7 y + α z = γ , where γ ≠ β . State the
relationship between Jenny’s and Marcus’ partitions. [1]

Deduce the number of intersection point(s) between the walls BCD, ABD, and
Jenny’s partition. [1]

5 [Turn Over
x2 − 4
12 The curves C1 and C2 have equations ( x − 2) 2 = a 2 (1 − y 2 ) and y = , where
x +1
1 < a < 2, respectively. Describe the geometrical shape of C1. [1]

## (a) State a sequence of transformations which transforms the graph of x 2 + y 2 =1

to the graph of C1 . [3]

(b) (i) Sketch C1 and C2 on the same diagram, stating the coordinates of any
points of intersection with the axes and the equations of any
asymptotes. [6]

## (ii) Show algebraically that the x-coordinates of the points of intersection

of C1 and C2 satisfy the equation
( x + 1) ( x − 2 ) = a 2 ( x + 1) 2 − a 2 ( x 2 − 4) 2 .
2 2
[2]

(iii) Deduce the number of real roots of the equation in part (ii). [1]

6 [Turn Over
Section A: Pure Mathematics [40 marks]

1 A tin has a fitting cylindrical lid which overlaps its cylindrical body by 5 cm. When
completely closed, it has base radius x cm and height y cm, as shown in the diagram.
The body and the lid are made from thin metal sheet such that the difference in their
radii is negligible. The total area of metal sheet used to make the tin and its lid is
400π cm2.

## Show that the volume V cm3 of the tin is given by

V π x ( 200 − x 2 − 5 x ) .
=

If x varies, find the values of x and y for which V has its maximum value. [6]

## 2 (i) Solve the equation

z 5 − 32 =
0,

expressing the answers in the form reiθ , where r > 0 and −π < θ ≤ π . [2]

 2w + 1 
5

## (ii) Explain why the equation   − 32 =

0 has four roots. [1]
 w 

1
The roots of the equation are denoted by w1, w2, w3 and w4. By finding ,
w
4
1
show that ∑w
i =1
is a real number. [4]
i

2 [Turn Over
3 The nth term and the sum of the first n terms of a sequence are denoted by un and Sn
respectively. Given that Sn is a quadratic polynomial in n and u1 = 100 , u2 = 90 and
10

∑u
r =3
r = 360 , find Sn in terms of n. [4]

## 4 The points A, B, C have position vectors i, 2j − tk, tk relative to an origin O

respectively, where t is a fixed constant. The points X and Y lie on AB and BC
respectively such that
AX BY µ
= = ,
XB YC 1 − µ

## where µ is a parameter such that 0 < µ < 1.


(i) Find the vector XY in terms of t and µ . [2]

## (iii) Determine if  XOY can be 90ο , justify your answer. [3]


(iv) Find the projection vector of XY onto 4i + j. [2]

5 A point P(x, y) moves in the x-y plane such that the distance from the line x = −3 is
always equal to the distance from the point ( 6, −2 ) .

(i) Prove that the locus of P can be represented by a curve C with equation
( y + 2) = 9 ( 2 x − 3) .
2
[2]

(ii) Sketch the curve C, making clear the main relevant features of C. [2]

## The region R is bounded by the curve C, the lines y = 7 and x = 2 . Find

(iii) the exact area of R , showing your working clearly, [4]

(iv) the volume of revolution formed when R is rotated through 2π radians about
the x-axis. [3]

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Section B: Statistics [60 marks]

6 An airline wishes to assess its in-flight service for a specific flight and employs a
marketing research company to administer a survey. The seats on this flight are
divided into classes as follows:

## First Class Business Class Economy Class Total

No. of Seats 20 80 300 400

## An employee of the company proposes using stratified sampling method to select 80

seats and ask the passengers occupying these seats to complete a questionnaire.
Describe how this sample can be obtained. Suggest a practical difficulty which may
be encountered in carrying out this proposal. [3]

## Another employee suggests using simple random sampling method to choose a

sample of 80 passengers from the list of passengers who have checked in. Explain
why it may not be appropriate to use this sampling method. [1]

7 A boy intends to arrange a set of coloured square tiles flat on the floor as shown
below with each row being labelled.

First row

Second row

Third row

Fourth row

There are four identical blue tiles, three identical yellow tiles, two identical green tiles
and one red tile.
Find the number of ways to arrange the tiles if

## (i) there are no restrictions, [1]

(ii) exactly one yellow tile and exactly two blue tiles are in the same row, [3]

(iii) there are less than 3 yellow tiles in the fourth row . [2]

All the ten tiles are now placed in a row. Find the number of ways he can arrange the
tiles such that all the blue tiles are separated. [2]

4 [Turn Over
8 The life span, x (in hours), of a certain electronic component is known to follow a
normal distribution with mean 9000 hours and standard deviation σ hours. Following
a change in the manufacturing procedure, a batch of components is produced and a
random sample of 10 components is taken from this batch.

## (a) The life spans of the 10 components are summarized by

Σ(x – 9000) = 2010, Σ(x – 9000)2 = 911 157.
Test at the 5% level of significance whether the mean life span of the
components has increased after the change in the manufacturing procedure. [3]

(b) Let x denote the mean life spans (in hours) of the 10 components in the sample.
If σ = 25, find the set of values of x so that we can conclude at the 1% level of
significance that the population mean life span of the components has increased.
State an assumption for the above test to be valid. [5]

9 An orchard owned by Mark produces oranges which have masses (in grams) that
follow a normal distribution N(190, 576). Visitors to this orchard can buy the oranges
at \$0.10 per 100 g.

Find the probability that the payment made by a visitor buying 20 oranges will differ
from 2 times the payment made by another visitor buying 10 oranges by at most
\$0.15. [4]

The orchard produces apples which are graded according to their mass. Apples with a
mass exceeding 150 g are graded as 'large' while apples with a mass less than 70 g are
graded as 'small'. Mark finds that the proportion of apples graded as 'large' is the same
as that of the apples graded as 'small'. It is given that the mass of a randomly chosen
apple from Mark's orchard follows a normal distribution with mean µ g and standard
deviation 30 g.

## (i) Find the value of µ . [1]

(ii) What is the probability that Mark will get at least 5 apples graded as 'large'
when he randomly selects 65 apples from his orchard? [3]

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10 A public opinion poll surveyed a sample of 1000 voters. The table below shows the
number of males and females supporting Party A, Party B and Party C.

## Party A Party B Party C

Male 200 130 70
Female 250 300 50

(a) One of the voters is chosen at random. Events A, C and M are defined as
follows:
A : The voter chosen supports Party A.
C : The voter chosen supports Party C.
M : The voter chosen is a male.
Find
(i) P(A M ),

## Determine whether A and M are independent. [4]

(b) It is given that in the sample, 20% of Party A supporters, 30% of Party B
supporters and 5% of Party C supporters are immigrants.

(i) One of the voters selected from the sample at random is an immigrant.
What is the probability that this voter supports Party A? [2]

## (ii) Three voters are chosen from the sample at random.

Find the probability that there is exactly one immigrant voter who
supports Party C or exactly one female who supports Party A (or both). [4]

## 11 At the counselling centre CareforSociety, the average number of call-ins received in a

month regarding alcohol abuse problem is denoted by λ . The probability of receiving
at most 9 such calls in a week is 0.701. Assuming that there are 4 weeks in a month,

(i) show that the value of λ is 32.5, correct to 3 significant figures. State a
condition under which the distribution used is valid. [3]

(ii) by using a suitable approximation, find the probability that in a month, the
number of call-ins received is more than 25 but not more than 40. [4]

The centre also has 70 support groups, each consisting of n people, which help one
another to deal with alcohol abuse problems. It is known that, on average, 3 in 20
people in such support groups will be successful in correcting their alcohol abuse
problem. Given that in the 70 support groups, the probability of having an average of
at least 4 people per group successfully correcting their alcohol abuse problem is
more than 0.7, determine the minimum value of n. [4]

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12 With the implementation of the new bus fare system, Jasmine wanted to know how
the new system would affect her. She identified 12 common locations and used a map
to measure the straight line distance, x km, of each location from her home. She also
measured the road distance, y km, of each location from her home and the
corresponding bus fare, s cents. The data are shown below.

Location A B C D E F G H I J K L
Straight line
7.7 3.0 24.1 13.2 9.3 9.0 10.4 3.5 17.6 4.5 2.0 2.5
distance, x
8.8 3.3 28.0 16.1 9.4 8.9 12.5 15.8 22.5 5.0 2.2 2.8
distance, y
Bus fare, s 121 81 181 149 125 121 137 149 173 91 71 71

(i) By considering the values of x and y, explain why Location F should be omitted
from any further analysis. State, with a reason, another location that should be
omitted. [2]

## Omit the data for the two locations in (i).

(ii) Use a suitable regression line to give an estimate of the straight line distance
when the road distance is 20.0 km. [2]

(iii) Draw a scatter diagram of s against y. State, with a reason, which of the
following models is more appropriate to describe the relationship between y and
s:
Model I: s= a + by 2 ,
Model II: s= a + b ln y , where a and b are positive constants. [3]

(iv) Using the more appropriate model found in (iii), calculate the equation of the
corresponding regression line. [2]

(v) Comment on the use of the regression line found in (iv) to estimate the road
distance travelled if the bus fare is 170 cents. [2]

7 [Turn Over
2010 HCI Prelim Paper 1 Solutions

Qtn Solutions
1. x 4
− ≤0
x − 2 ( x − 2) 2
( x − 1) − 5 ≤ 0
2
x2 − 2 x − 4
⇒ ≤0⇒
( x − 2) 2
( x − 2) 2
⇒ ( x − 1) 2 − 5 ≤ 0, , ( x − 2) 2 is always positive for all real values of x.
⇒ 1− 5 ≤ x ≤ 1+ 5 , x ≠ 2
ex 4
For x ≤ x
e + 2 (e + 2) 2
Replace x by −e x ,

⇒ 1 − 5 ≤ −e x ≤ 1 + 5
⇒ x ≤ ln ( 5 −1 )
2. n+2
Let P(n) be the proposition un = .
2n − 1
When n = 0,
LHS of P(0) = u0 = −2 (given)
2
RHS of P(0) = = −2
−1
∴ P(0) is true.
Assume P(k) is true for some k ∈ +
∪ {0}
k +2
i.e. uk = .
2k − 1

## Show that P(k+1) is true

k +3
i.e. uk +1 = .
2k + 1
When n = k + 1,
(k + 3)uk
LHS of P(k+1) = uk +1 =
2uk + k + 2
( k + 3)( k + 2 )
= 2k − 1
⎛ k + 2⎞
2⎜ ⎟+k +2
⎝ 2k − 1 ⎠
⎡ (k + 3)(k + 2) ⎤
= ⎢ ⎥
⎣ (2k + 1)(k + 2) ⎦

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k +3
= = RHS of P(k+1)
2k + 1
Since P(0) is true & P(k) is true ⇒ P(k + 1) is also true, hence by mathematical
induction P(n) is true for all n ∈ + ∪ {0} .
3

y = f ( x)

7
-1
x = −a y = g ( x)

1− a

y = (2 x − 1) − 2
2
(a)
± y + 2 = 2x − 1
1 1
x= − y + 2 Q x < −1
2 2
1 1
∴ f −1 : x a − x + 2, x>7
2 2
(b) a=2

(c) Rf = (7, ∞ ) , Dg = (− 1, ∞ ) .
Since Rf ⊆ Dg , gf exists.

( −∞, −1) ⎯⎯
f
→ ( 7, ∞ ) ⎯⎯
g
→ ( ln ( 7 + a ) , ∞ )
Df Rf Rgf

4(i) dx 1− t2
=
dt (1 + t 2 )2

dy 1+ t2
=
dt (1 − t 2 )2

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3
dy ⎛ 1 + t 2 ⎞
=⎜ ⎟
dx ⎝ 1 − t 2 ⎠
Equation of tangent:
3
t ⎛ 1+ t2 ⎞ ⎛ t ⎞
y− = ⎜ 2 ⎟ ⎜
x− 2 ⎟
1− t 2
⎝ 1− t ⎠ ⎝ 1+ t ⎠
(1 − t )
2 3
y = (1 + t 2 ) x − t (1 + t 2 ) + t (1 − t 2 )
3 2 2

= (1 + t 2 ) x − 4t 3
3

1 dy
(ii) When t = , = 27
2 dx

## Let α be the acute angle between the two lines.

α
B A

Note: α = A - B
tan A = 27 , tan B = 1

A = tan −1 27 = 87.879°
B = tan −1 (1) = 45°
α = A − B = 42.9°

Alternative Solution

27 − 1 26
tan α = =
1 + ( 27 )(1) 28
26
α = tan −1 = 42.9°
28

## 5(i) u0 = \$1.14 (100 000) = \$146 410

(ii) u1 = 1.1(u0 − 12 x)
u2 = 1.1[1.1(u0 − 12 x) − 12 x ]
= 1.12 u0 − 1.12 (12 x) − 1.1(12 x)

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u3 = 1.1 ⎡⎣1.12 u0 − 1.12 (12 x) − 1.1(12 x) − 12 x ⎤⎦
= 1.13 u0 − 1.13 (12 x) − 1.12 (12 x) − 1.1(12 x)
:
:
n −1
un = 1.1 u0 − 1.1 (12 x) − 1.1 (12 x) − ... − 1.1(12 x)
n n

## = 1.1n u0 − 12 x (1.1n + 1.1n −1 + ... + 1.1)

⎛ 1.1(1.1n − 1) ⎞
= 1.1 u0 − 12 x ⎜
n

⎜ 0.1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠
= 1.1n u0 − 132 x (1.1n − 1)
(iii) n = 7 at end of 2020
1.17 u0 − 132 x(1.17 − 1) < 1000
x > \$2270.30
Least x to the nearest dollar = \$2271

6(a) 1
∫ 3 − 4t 2
dt

1 1
=− ∫
4 t2 − 3
dt

4
1 1
=−
4 ∫ ⎛ 3 ⎞
2
dt
t2 − ⎜ ⎟
⎝ 2 ⎠
⎡ 3 ⎤
t−
1⎢ 1 ⎥
=− ⎢ ln 2 ⎥ +C
4⎢ 3 3 ⎥
⎢⎣ t+ ⎥⎦
2
3 2t − 3
=− ln + C
12 2t + 3
(b) u = 5x
du
= 5 x ln 5
dx
dx 1 1
∴ = x =
du 5 ln 5 u ln 5

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∫ 5 x cos 2 (5 x ) dx
1
= ∫ u cos 2 u ⋅ du
u ln 5
1
=
ln 5 ∫ cos 2 u du

1
2 ln 5 ∫
= (1 + cos 2u ) du

1 ⎡ sin 2u ⎤
= ⎢ u+ +C
2 ln 5 ⎣ 2 ⎥⎦
1 ⎡ x sin 2(5x ) ⎤
= ⎢5 + ⎥+C
2 ln 5 ⎣ 2 ⎦
7i dy
When x = 0, y = 1, = 4.
dx

(1 + x ) ddyx = b (1 + y )
2 2

dy
⇒ = b(2) = 4
dx
⇒ b = 2 (Shown)
d2 y dy ⎛ dy ⎞
(1 + x )2

dx 2
+ 2x
dx
= 2⎜ 2y ⎟
⎝ dx ⎠
d2 y
= 16
dx 2
16
a= =8
2!

1
ii −
f( x)(4 + x) 2

1 x −1
= (1 + 4 x + 8 x 2 + ...)(1 + ) 2
2 4
1 3
(− )(− )
1 1 x 2 ( x ) 2 + ...)
= (1 + 4 x + 8 x + ...)(1 + (− )( ) + 2
2

2 2 4 2! 4
1 x 3 2
= (1 + 4 x + 8 x 2 + ...)(1 − + x + ...)
2 8 128
1 31 963 2
= (1 + x + x + ...)
2 8 128
iii 16
31
Equation of normal:

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1 16
y= − x
2 31

8(i) 4−r A B C
= + +
(r − 1)r (r + 2) r − 1 r r + 2
4 − r = Ar (r + 2) + B(r − 1)(r + 2) + C (r − 1)r
A = 1, B = −2, C = 1
(ii) n
4−r

r = 2 ( r − 1) r ( r + 2)
n
1 2 1
=∑ − +
r =2 r − 1 r r+2
1
= 1−1+
4
1 2 1
+ − +
2 3 5
1 2 1
+ − +
3 4 6
1 2 1
+ − +
4 5 7
+ M
1 2 1
+ − +
n − 4 n − 3 n −1
1 2 1
+ − +
n−3 n−2 n
1 2 1
+ − +
n − 2 n −1 n +1
1 2 1
+ − +
n −1 n n + 2
1 2 1 1 1 2 1
= − + + + − +
2 3 3 n n +1 n n + 2
1 1 1 1
= − + +
6 n n +1 n + 2
(iii) ⎛ 1 1 1 ⎞
lim ⎜ − + + ⎟ = 0 , hence the series in (ii) converges.
n →∞
⎝ n n +1 n + 2 ⎠

4−r 1
∑ (r − 1)r (r + 2) = 6
r =2

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(iv) n
3− r
∑ r (r + 1)(r + 3)
r =2

1 3 − (n − 1) 3− n
= + ... + +
(2)(3)(5) (n − 1)(n)(n + 2) n(n + 1)(n + 3)
n +1
4−r 2
=∑ −
r = 2 ( r − 1) r ( r + 2) (1)(2)(4)
1 1 1 1 1
= − + + −
6 n + 1 n + 2 n + 3 12
1 1 1 1
=− − + +
12 n + 1 n + 2 n + 3
9.
y
Q

P R (1,1)
1
π
4 x
-1 O 1
π
6

z −1− i 2 ≥ 2
⇒ z − (1 + i) ≥ 2

π ⎛ z +1 ⎞
≤ arg ⎜ ⎟≤π
12 ⎝ 3+i⎠
π π π
⇒ + ≤ arg( z + 1) ≤ π +
12 6 6
π 7π
⇒ ≤ arg( z + 1) ≤
4 6

1 7 7 1
Method 1: QR = 2 − = ; PQ = + = 2
4 2 4 4
Method 2: QR is the perpendicular bisector, so PQ = 2 (radius)
⇒ z −i > 2
π π
≤ arg ( z − i ) <
4 2

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10(i) Let the constant be a.
dr
∴ = k (r − a) , where k is a constant.
dt
dr
Given r = 43 when =0,
dt
∴ 0 = k (43 − a )
Since k ≠ 0, then a = 43
dr
∴ = k (r − 43) (shown)
dt
(ii) 1
∫ r − 43 dr = k ∫ dt
ln r − 43 = kt + C1
r − 43 = e kt + C1
r = 43 + Ae kt where A = eC1
When t = 0 , r = 348 .
∴ A = 305 .
∴ r = 43 + 305e kt
(iii) I = ∫ r dt

= ∫ (43 + 305e kt ) dt
305 kt
= 43t + e + C2
k
When t = 0 , I = 0 .
305
∴ C2 = −
k
305 kt
∴ I = 43t + (e − 1)
k
(iv) Given I = 5700 and t = 90 ,
305 90 k
∴ 5700 = 43(90) + (e − 1)
k
305 90 k
1830 = (e − 1)
k
6k = e90 k − 1

## Solving using GC,

k = − 0.167 or k = 0 (NA)
1
(v) − t
r = 43 + 305e 6

1
− t
If t becomes larger, 305e → 0 , r → 43
6

Hence r would be reduced to a steady 43 kilobytes per second in the long run.

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11i OA = 14
ii Plane ABD OR
⎛ 5 ⎞ ⎛ −1⎞ ⎛ 16 ⎞ ⎛14 + 5λ − μ ⎞ ⎛ −1 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
4λ ⎟ . ⎜ −5 ⎟ = 36
⎜ 4 ⎟ × ⎜ 0 ⎟ = ⎜ −20 ⎟ ⎜
⎜0⎟ ⎜ 4 ⎟ ⎜ 4 ⎟ ⎜ 4μ ⎟⎜6⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠
⎛ 4 ⎞ ⎛14 ⎞ ⎛ 4 ⎞ −14 − 5λ + μ − 20λ + 24μ = 36
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ 25μ = 25λ + 50
r. ⎜ −5 ⎟ = ⎜ 0 ⎟ . ⎜ −5 ⎟ = 56
%⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎝1⎠ ⎝0⎠⎝1⎠ μ =λ+2
⎧ 4 x − 5 y + z = 56 ⎛14 ⎞ ⎛ 5⎞ ⎛ −1⎞
⇒⎨ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
r = ⎜ 0 ⎟ + λ ⎜ 4 ⎟ + (λ + 2) ⎜ 0 ⎟
⎩− x − 5 y + 6 z = 36
⎜0⎟ ⎜ 0⎟ ⎜4⎟
Using GC to solve: ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 4⎞ ⎛ 1⎞ ⎛12 ⎞ ⎛ 4⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
∴ r = ⎜ −8 ⎟ + γ ⎜ 1⎟ , γ ∈ = ⎜ 0 ⎟ + λ ⎜ 4⎟
% ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ 1⎟ ⎜8⎟ ⎜ 4⎟
⎝0⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛12 ⎞ ⎛ 1⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
= ⎜ 0 ⎟ + γ ⎜ 1⎟ , γ ∈
⎜8⎟ ⎜ 1⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
iii ⎛ 4+γ ⎞ ⎛ 12 ⎞
uuuv ⎜ ⎟ uuuv ⎜ ⎟
OD = ⎜ −8 + γ ⎟ ⇒ γ = 8 ⇒ OD = ⎜ 0 ⎟
⎜ γ ⎟ ⎜8⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
(Reason: j is zero.)
%
⎛ 4⎞
uuuv ⎜ ⎟
OB = ⎜ −8 ⎟
⎜0⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎛12 ⎞ ⎛14 ⎞ ⎛ −2 ⎞
uuuv ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
AD = ⎜ 0 ⎟ − ⎜ 0 ⎟ = ⎜ 0 ⎟
⎜8⎟ ⎜0⎟ ⎜ 8⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛12 ⎞ ⎛ 4 ⎞ ⎛ 8 ⎞
uuuv ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
BD = ⎜ 0 ⎟ − ⎜ −8 ⎟ = ⎜ 8 ⎟
⎜ 8 ⎟ ⎜ 0 ⎟ ⎜8⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

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1 uuuv uuuv
Area ABD = BD × AD
2
⎛ 8 ⎞ ⎛ −2 ⎞ ⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛ −1 ⎞ ⎛ 4⎞
1⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
= ⎜ 8 ⎟ × ⎜ 0 ⎟ = 8 ⎜ 1 ⎟ × ⎜ 0 ⎟ = 8 ⎜ −5 ⎟
2⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ 1⎟ ⎜ 4 ⎟ ⎜1⎟
⎝8⎠ ⎝ 8 ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
= 8 42 = 51.8 (3 s.f.)
iv 2(4) − 7(−8) + α (0) = β
2(12) − 7(0) + 8α = β
⇒ β = 64, α = 5

OR

## The 3 planes intersect at the line

⎛ 4⎞ ⎛ 1⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
r = ⎜ −8 ⎟ + γ ⎜ 1⎟ , γ ∈
% ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ 1⎟
⎝0⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 1⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎜ −7 ⎟ . ⎜ 1 ⎟ = 0
⎜ α ⎟ ⎜ 1⎟
⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠
2 − 7 +α = 0
α =5
⎛ 4⎞⎛ 2⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎜ −8 ⎟ . ⎜ −7 ⎟ = 8 + 56 = 64
⎜0⎟⎜ 5⎟
⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠
β = 64

## There is no intersection point.

12 Ellipse

(a) ( x − 2) 2 = a 2 (1 − y 2 )
( x − 2) 2
⇒ + y2 = 1
a2

Method 1:
Sequence of transformations:
1) Scale // to x-axis by factor a.
2) Translate in the positive x-direction by 2 units.

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Method 2:
Sequence of transformations:
2
1) Translate in the positive x-direction by units.
a
2) Scale // to x-axis by factor a.

(bi) x −1
x +1 x 2
−4
−( x 2 + x)
−x−4
− (− x − 1)
−3
x = −1 y y = x −1

−2 2−a 2 2+a
−4 ( x − 2) 2
+ y2 = 1
a2

x2 − 4
y=
x +1

(bii) x2 − 4
Sub y = into ( x − 2) 2 = a 2 (1 − y 2 ) :
x +1
⎛ ⎛ x 2 − 4 ⎞2 ⎞
( x − 2) = a ⎜1 − ⎜
2 2

⎜ ⎝ x + 1 ⎟⎠ ⎟
⎝ ⎠
⇒ ( x + 1) ( x − 2) 2 = a 2 ( x + 1) − a 2 ( x 2 − 4 ) --- (*)
2 2 2

(shown)

## Hence the x-coordinate of the points of intersection of

C1 and C2 satisfy equation (*).
(b) From (ii), number of intersection points between C1 and C2 gives the number of
(iii) real roots of the equation (*).

From the graphs, there are 2 points of intersection between C1 and C2 . Hence 2
real roots.

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HCI Prelim H2 Mathematics P2 Solutions

## 2010 HCI H2 Mathematics Preliminary Examination Paper 2 Solution

Qn Solutions
1 Surface area of the tin and lid
= 2π x 2 + 2π xy + 10π x = 400π

200 − x 2 − 5 x
y=
x

## Volume of the container

⎛ 200 − x 2 − 5 x ⎞
= π x2 ⎜ ⎟
⎝ x ⎠
= π ( 200 x − x3 − 5 x 2 )

dV
= π ( 200 − 3 x 2 − 10 x )
dx
dV 20
=0⇒ x= or x = −10 (rejected)
dx 3

d 2V 20
2
= π ( −6 x − 10 ) < 0 when x =
dx 3
20
V is maximum when x = .
3
20 55
When x = , y=
3 3
(or x = 6.67, y = 18.3).
2(i) z 5 − 32 = 0 ⇒ z 5 = 32 ei0 = 32ei2k π
2 kπ i
⇒ z = 2e 5
where k = 0, ± 1, ± 2.
(ii) ⎛ 2w + 1 ⎞
5
5
The highest power in the equation ⎜ ⎟ = 32 is four since the terms with w are
⎝ w ⎠
canceled out. Hence the equation has only four roots.

5
⎛ 1⎞
⎜ 2 + ⎟ = 32
⎝ w⎠
1 2 kπ i
⇒ 2 + = z = 2e 5
w
1 2 kπ i
⇒ = 2e 5 − 2 = 2 e 5 − 1
w
2 kπ i
( )
1 1 1 1
⇒ + + +
w1 w2 w3 w4

⎢⎣(
= 2⎡ e
2π i
5
−1 + e )( −2π i
5
)(
−1 + e
4π i
5
)(
−1 + e
−4π i
5
)
−1 ⎤
⎥⎦

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HCI Prelim H2 Mathematics P2 Solutions

⎡ 2π 4π ⎤
= 2 ⎢ 2 cos + 2 cos − 4⎥
⎣ 5 5 ⎦
⎡ 2 π 4π ⎤
= 4 ⎢cos + cos − 2⎥ ∈ .
⎣ 5 5 ⎦

1 1 1 1
Or use GC, + + + = −10.
w1 w2 w3 w4
3 S n = an 2 + bn + c
U1 = S1 = a + b + c = 100
S 2 = 4a + 2b + c = 190
S10 = 100a + 10b + c = 360 + 100 + 90 = 550
Using GC,
a = −5 , b = 105 , c = 0
Thus Sn = −5n 2 + 105n

U n = Sn − Sn−1
(
= −5n 2 + 105n − −5 ( n − 1) + 105 ( n − 1)
2
)
= 110 − 10n
U n − U n −1
= 110 − 10n − (110 − 10n + 10 )
= −10 (a constant)
Hence sequence is an AP.
4i ⎛0⎞ ⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛1 − μ ⎞
uuuv ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
OX = μ ⎜ 2 ⎟ + (1 − μ ) ⎜ 0 ⎟ = ⎜ 2 μ ⎟
⎜ −t ⎟ ⎜ 0 ⎟ ⎜ −t μ ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛0⎞ ⎛0⎞ ⎛ 0 ⎞
uuuv ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
OY = μ ⎜ 0 ⎟ + (1 − μ ) ⎜ 2 ⎟ = ⎜ 2 − 2 μ ⎟
⎜t⎟ ⎜ −t ⎟ ⎜ −t + 2t μ ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 0 ⎞ ⎛1 − μ ⎞ ⎛ μ − 1 ⎞
uuuv ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
XY = ⎜ 2 − 2 μ ⎟ − ⎜ 2 μ ⎟ = ⎜ 2 − 4 μ ⎟
⎜ −t + 2t μ ⎟ ⎜ −t μ ⎟ ⎜ −t + 3t μ ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

OR
⎛ −1⎞ ⎛ 0⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ uuur ⎜ ⎟
AB = ⎜ 2 ⎟ BC = ⎜ −2 ⎟
⎜ −t ⎟ ⎜ 2t ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

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HCI Prelim H2 Mathematics P2 Solutions

⎛ −1 ⎞ ⎛ μ − 1 ⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
XB = (1 − μ ) ⎜ 2 ⎟ = ⎜ 2 − 2 μ ⎟
⎜ −t ⎟ ⎜ t μ − t ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 0⎞ ⎛ 0 ⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
BY = μ ⎜ −2 ⎟ = ⎜ −2 μ ⎟
⎜ 2t ⎟ ⎜ 2t μ ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ μ −1 ⎞ ⎛ 0 ⎞ ⎛ μ −1 ⎞
uuur uuur uuur ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
XY = XB + BY = ⎜ 2 − 2 μ ⎟ + ⎜ −2 μ ⎟ = ⎜ 2 − 4 μ ⎟
⎜ t μ − t ⎟ ⎜ 2t μ ⎟ ⎜ 3t μ − t ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
ii Suppose O, X, Y are collinear.
Then
uuuv uuuv
OX = kOY
⎛1 − μ ⎞ ⎛ 0 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ 2μ ⎟ = k ⎜ 2 − 2μ ⎟
⎜ −t μ ⎟ ⎜ −t + 2t μ ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
1 − μ = 0 ⇒ μ = 1 (Out of range)
Thus O, X, Y are not collinear.

iii ⎛1 − μ ⎞ ⎛ 0 ⎞
uuuv uuuv ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
OX OY = ⎜ 2 μ ⎟ ⎜ 2 − 2 μ ⎟
⎜ −t μ ⎟ ⎜ −t + 2t μ ⎟
⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠
= μ(4 – 4μ + t – 2μt )
2 2

=0
4 + t2 1 1
⇒ μ = 0 (reject) or μ = = + 2
4 + 2t 2 t + 2
2

## For all t ∈ℝ\{0}, 0 < μ < 1.

Thus ∠XOY can be 90° when t ≠ 0 .

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HCI Prelim H2 Mathematics P2 Solutions

iv ⎛ μ −1 ⎞
uuuv ⎜ ⎟
XY = ⎜ 2 − 4 μ ⎟
⎜ −t + 3t μ ⎟
⎝ ⎠
projection vector
⎛ μ −1 ⎞ ⎛ 4 ⎞ ⎛ 4 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎜ 2 − 4μ ⎟ . ⎜ 1 ⎟ . ⎜ 1 ⎟
⎜ −t + 3t μ ⎟ ⎜ 0 ⎟ ⎜ 0 ⎟
=⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠
17
⎛ 4⎞
4μ − 4 + 2 − 4μ ⎜ ⎟
= ⎜1⎟
17 ⎜0⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎛ 4⎞
2⎜ ⎟
= − ⎜1⎟
17 ⎜ ⎟
⎝0⎠
5(i)
( x − 6) + ( y + 2)
2 2
= x+3

( y + 2) = ( x + 3) − ( x − 6 )
2 2 2

= 9 ( 2 x − 3)

(ii)

(iii)

## For the equation ( y + 2 ) = 9 ( 2 x − 3) ,

2

When x = 2 , y = 1 .

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When y = 7 , x = 6 .

Method 1: Using ∫ x dy
( y + 2) = 9 ( 2 x − 3)
2

3 ( y + 2) 1⎛ ( y + 2) ⎞
2 2

x= + = ⎜3+ ⎟
2 18 2 ⎜⎝ 9 ⎟

⎛ ( y + 2)
⎞ 2
1 7
R=
2 ∫
1
⎜3+

⎟ d y − 2(6)

9

⎪⎧ 1 ⎡ ⎪⎫
7
( y + 2)3 ⎤
= ⎨ ⎢3 y + ⎥ − 12 ⎬
⎪⎩ 2 ⎣ 27 ⎦ 1 ⎪⎭
⎧1 ⎫
= ⎨ ⎡⎣( 21 + 27 ) − ( 3 + 1) ⎤⎦ − 12 ⎬
⎩2 ⎭
= 10 units 2

Method 2: Using ∫ y dx
( y + 2) = 9 ( 2 x − 3)
2

y = −2 + 3 2 x − 3 [ y = −2 − 3 2 x − 3 N.A.]

∫ ( −2 + 3 )
6
R = 4(7) − 2 x − 3 dx
2

⎧⎪ ⎡ 3 6⎫
⎤ ⎪
= ⎨ 28 − ⎢ −2 x + (2 x − 3) 2 ⎥ ⎬
⎪⎩ ⎣ ⎦ 2 ⎪⎭
= { 28 – [(–12 + 27) – (–4 + 1)]}
= 10 units2

## (iv) Volume required

= vol. of cylinder – (vol. generated by curve from y = –2 to y = 1)

∫( )
⎡ 6 2 ⎤
= ⎢π (7) 2 (4) − π −2 + 3 2 x − 3 d x ⎥
⎣ 2 ⎦
= 196π – 92π
= 327 unit3 (3 s.f.)
6 Use random sampling method to select a sample from each class. The number of seats from
each class would be proportional to the size of each stratum.
First Class Business Class Economy Class
Any 1 of the answers below:
4 16 60
Some passengers have
booked a flight ticket but did not turn up or changed flight so some of the seats in the sample
may not have a passenger.

OR

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The flight is not fully booked so the chosen seat could be empty.

## OR The passenger may ignore the questionnaire.

It is not appropriate to use simple random sampling as passengers from different classes may
have different opinions on the service. The number of passengers in the first class is very
small, so the passengers from the first class may not be chosen at all using the simple random
sampling method.

7(i) 10!
No. of ways = = 12600
4!3!2!

7(ii) Case 1: The 2 blue tiles and 1 yellow tile are in the 4th row with the 4th tile being red or
green.
No. of ways
= no. of ways with B, B, Y, G in 4th row + no. of ways with B, B, Y, R in 4th row
4! 6! 4! 6!
= × + × = 3240
2! 2!2! 2! 2!2!2!
Case 2: The 2 blue tiles and 1 yellow tile are in the third row.
3! 7!
No. of ways = × = 1890
2 2!2!2!
3! 3! 4! 3! 4!
Total no. of ways = 3240 + 1890 – 2! 2! 2! – 2! 2! 3!
= 5130 – 108 – 216 = 4806

7(iii) No. of ways such that less than 3 yellow tiles are in the fourth row
7!
= 12600 − 4C3 =12600 − 420 =12180
4!2!
7 last No. of ways
part 6!
= × 7C4 = 2100
3!2!
8(i) 2010 + 10(9000)
x= = 9201,
10
1 ⎡⎢ ( ∑ ( x − 9000 ) ) ⎤⎥ 507147
2

s = ∑ ( x − 9000 ) −
2
2
=
9⎢ 10 ⎥ 9
⎣ ⎦
H0 : μ = 9000
H1 : μ > 9000
x − 9000
Test Stat: = ~ t (9)
507147
9 × 10
p–value = 0.01265 < 0.05

Since the p –value = 0.01265 < 0.05, we reject H 0 and conclude that there is sufficient
evidence, at 5% level of significance, that the mean life span of the electronic component has
increased.

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## 8(ii) H0: μ = 9000 vs H1: μ > 9000

252
Under H0, X ~ N(9000, 10 ) = N(9000, 62.5).

X – 9000
Test Statistic = ~ N(0, 1).
62.5
Level of significance = 1%
P(Z > 2.326347877) = 0.01
At the 1% significance level, reject H 0 if z ≥ 2.326347877.
x – 9000
z= ≥ 2.326347877
62.5
x ≥ 9018.391395 = 9020.

Assumptions: The standard deviation of the life span remains unchanged after the change in
process.
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First X ~ N(190, 576)
part T = 0.001( X1 + ... + X20 ) − 0.001(2)( X21 + ... + X30 ) ~ N(0, 0.03456)

= 0.580

OR

## A = X1 +... + X20 – 2(X21 +... + X30) ~ N(0, 34560)

0.15
P( | A |≤ ) = P( − 150 ≤ A ≤ 150)
0.001
= 0.580
9(i) Let Y be the r.v. denoting the mass of a randomly chosen apple from Mark's orchard.
Y ~ N(μ , 302 )

Since the shaded area is the same, using the symmetric property of the normal curve,
μ = 110

9(ii) Probability that Mark will get an apple graded as 'large' chosen at random = P(Y > 150) =

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0.09121128

Let A be the r.v. denoting the number of apples graded as large out of 65 randomly chosen
apples.
A ~ B(65, 0.09121128)

P ( A ≥ 5) = 1 − P ( A ≤ 4)
= 0.718
10(a) 200 1
(i) P(A ⎜M ) = =
400 2
250 + 300 11
(ii) P(M ' ∩ C ') = =
1000 20

9 1
P ( A) = , P ( A M ) = ≠ P ( A)
20 2
A and M are not independent.
10(b) (i) No. of immigrants in the sample
= 0.2 ( 200 + 250 ) + 0.3 (130 + 300 ) + 0.05 (120 ) = 225
0.2 × 450
P(voter supports Party A given voter is an immigrant) = = 0.4
225

## (ii) Number of immigrants supporting Party C = 0.05 (120 ) =6

P(exactly one immigrant voter supporting Party C or
exactly one female voter supporting Party A (or both))
= P ( exactly 1 immigrant voted for C )
+ P ( exactly 1 female voted for A ) − P ( both )
C1 994C2 + 250C1 750C2 − 250C1 6C1 744C1
6
= 1000
= 0.434
C3

Alternative method:
6 994 993 250 750 749 6 250 744
Required Probability = ×3+ ×3− × 3!
1000 999 998 1000 999 998 1000 999 998
= 0.434

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11(i) ⎛λ⎞
Let X be the r.v. denoting the number of call–ins in a week. Hence X ~ Po ⎜ ⎟ .
⎝4⎠

P( X ≤ 9)

## From graph, the value of λ = 32.5 (to 3 sig.fig).

The condition is that the rate of call–ins received by the centre is constant throughout a
month / the call–in occurs randomly / The call–ins occur in a month are independent of one
another

## 11(ii) Let Y be the r.v. denoting the number of call–ins in a week.

Y ~ Po(32.5)
Since the mean is bigger than 10, hence
Y ~ N (32.5, 32.5) approximately.

c.c
P (25 < Y ≤ 40) ⎯⎯ → P (25.5 < Y < 40.5) = 0.810

11(iii Let S be the r.v. denoting the number of successful cases out of the n people in a support
) group.
3
S ~ B (n, )
20

Since the number of groups concerned, which is 70, is large, therefore by applying CLT,
⎛ 3 ⎞⎛ 3 ⎞
n ⎜ ⎟⎜ 1 − ⎟
3 20 20 ⎠
S ~ N ( n, ⎝ ⎠⎝ ) approximately.
20 70

EITHER
n P ( S ≥ 4)
27 0.589
28 0.812
Hence minimum value of n is 28.

OR

P ( S ≥ 4) > 0.7

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## P ( S < 4) < 0.3

4 − 0.15n
P(Z < ) < 0.3
0.1275n
70
4 − 0.15n
< −0.5244
0.1275n
70
0.1275
4 − 0.15n < (−0.5244 ) n
70
0.1275
0.15n − (0.5244 ) n −4>0
70
n > 5.23912 or n < −5.0899(reject)
n > 27.45
Least n = 28.

12(i) Location F should be omitted as the road distance cannot be smaller than the straight line
distance, indicating that it is an incorrect data entry.

From the scatter diagram, another location that should be omitted is location H, as it is an
outlier based on the scatter diagram.

## 12(ii) The suitable regression line is the regression x on y:

x = 0.3936554 + 0.81702935 y
When y = 20.0,
x = 16.7 km

12(iii s
)
180

70
y
2 30

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## Since the graph of s = a + b ln y is concave downwards whereas the graph of s = a + by 2 is

concave upwards, the graph of s = a + b ln y will be more suitable to describe the scatter
diagram of s and y. Hence model II is more suitable.

## 12(iv The appropriate regression line of s on ln y is s = 25.9499647 + (45.24427905) ln y ,

) i.e. s = 25.9 + (45.2) ln y (to 3 s.f.)

12(v) Since r for s and ln y is 0.992 close to 1, the linear correlation is strong between s and ln y.
Furthermore, 170 cents is within the data range of the sample. Therefore the estimation using
the line in (iv) is reliable.

Since y is the independent variable, the line found in (iv) is also suitable for the estimation.

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in preparation for General Certificate of Education Advanced Level
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## CLASS INDEX NUMBER

MATHEMATICS 9740/01
Paper 1 15 September 2010
3 hours

Graph Paper
List of Formulae (MF15)

## 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.

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.

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1 For any given mass of gas, the volume V cm3 and pressure p (in suitable units) satisfy
the relationship
1 n
V p ,
k
where k and n are constants.
For a particular type of gas, n  2.3 . At an instant when volume is 32 cm3, the
pressure is 105 units and the pressure is increasing at a rate of 0.2 units s1.
Calculate the rate of decrease of volume at this instant. [4]

2
2 Given that the coefficient of x 2 in the series expansion of is 108, find the
1  3x  n

## 3 The sequence of numbers un , where n  1, 2, 3,..., is such that

9
u1  and 8un1  un  7 n  8 .
8
Use the method of mathematical induction to show that
un  n  23n for n  1 . [5]
(i) Determine if the sequence converges. [1]
n
(ii) Find  ur in terms of n. [2]
r 1

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4

O
M

A B

## The diagram shows a quadrilateral OABC with OA  AB and OC  BC .

1  1 
   
Points A and B have position vectors    and  0  respectively.
2 1
   
(a) Find cosine of angle OAB in terms of  . [2]
 
(b) M is the midpoint of OB and 4AM  MC . By considering the area of the
  5  
OA  OC  OA  OB . [4]
2

5 Illustrate, on a single Argand diagram, the locus of the point representing the complex
number z that satisfies both the inequalities
3 
  arg  z  3  3i   and z  3  3i  2 . [4]
4 2
(i) Find the greatest and least values of z  3i . [2]

(ii) Find the least possible value of arg z  , giving your answer in radians. [3]

4

## 6 Show, by means of the substitution w  x 2 y , that the differential equation

dy
x  2 y  3 xy  0
dx
can be reduced to the form
dw
  3w . [2]
dx
1
Hence find y in terms of x, given that y   when x  2 . [4]
2

## 7 A curve is defined parametrically by

x  2 cos t , y  2t  1 ,
where 0  t   .

(i) Find the equation of the normal to the curve at the point P where t  . [5]
3
(ii) The normal at P meets the y-axis at N and the x-axis at M. Given that the curve
meets the y-axis at Q, find the area of triangle MNQ, correct to 1 decimal place.
[5]

x 2 ( y  4) 2
8 A curve has equation  1.
4 9
(i) Sketch the curve, stating the equations of the asymptotes and the coordinates
of the vertices. [3]

x 2 ( y  4) 2
(ii) The region enclosed by the curve   1 , the x-axis and the line
4 9
x  2 is rotated through 4 right angles about the y-axis to form a solid of
revolution of volume V. Find the exact value of V, giving your answer in terms
of  . [4]

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## 9 In a medical research centre, a particular species of insect is grown for treatment of

open wounds. The insects are grown in a dry and cool container, and they are left to
multiply. The increase in the number of insects at the end of each week is at a
constant rate of 4% of the number at the beginning of that week. At the end of each
week, 10 of the insects would die due to space constraint and are removed from the
container.
A researcher puts y insects at the beginning of the first week and then a further y at the
beginning of the second and each subsequent week. He also decides that he will not
take any insect out of the container.
(i) How many insects will there be in the container at the end of the first week?

(ii) Show that, at the end of n weeks, the total number of insects in the container is

##  26 y  250  1.04 n  1 . [4]

(iii) Find the minimum number of complete weeks for the population of the insects
to exceed 13 y  125 . [4]

## 10 The functions f and g are defined as

f : x  1 x for x  1
g : x  e x  1 for x  0

## (i) Define f 1 in a similar form, including its domain. [3]

(ii) State the relationship between f and f 1 , and sketch the graphs of f and f 1 on
the same diagram. [3]
(iii) Find the exact solutions of the equation
f ( x)  f 1 ( x) . [2]
(iv) Show that the composite function fg exists. [2]
(v) Given that h ( x)  fg( x) for x  0 , show that h is an increasing function for
x  0. [2]

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11 (a) Write 2 cos 3x cos x in the form cos  px   cos  qx  , where p and q are
positive integers. [1]
Hence find
(i)  cos 3x cos x dx , [2]

(ii) the exact value of  0
4 x cos 3 x cos x dx . [4]

## (b) State a sequence of transformations which transform the graph of y  sin x to

 3 
the graph of y  sin  2 x    . [2]
 2 

(c) Find the numerical value of the area of the region bounded by the curves
 3  
y  cos 3x cos x and y  sin  2 x    for 0  x  . [3]
 2  2

2  3  4
     
12 A plane 1 has equation r.  1  9 and a line 1 has equation r   0     1  .
3    
  0  2 

## (i) Find the coordinates of P, the point of intersection of 1 and 1 . [4]

Hence, or otherwise, find the shortest distance from point A (3, 0, 0) to 1 .
[2]
The equations of planes 2 and 3 are given as
1  2   2 
     
2 : r  1  s  0   t  2  , and
1  3   1 
     
3 : x y  z   , where  ,   .

(ii) Find the equation of plane 2 in the form r n = d . Explain why the planes
1 and 2 intersect. [4]
(iii) The line of intersection of planes 1 and 2 is  2 . The line  2 has equation
 3 2
   
r =  3   1  .
 2  1 
   
Given that the three planes 1 , 2 and 3 do not have any points in common,
find the conditions satisfied by  and  . [3]

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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 9740/02
Paper 2
16 September 2010
Graph paper 3 hours
List of Formulae (MF15)

## 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.

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.

The number of marks is given in brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.

At the end of the examination, fasten all your work securely together.

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## Section A: Pure Mathematics [40 marks]

1 Three space probes, Probe A, Probe B and Probe C with mass 600 kg, 630 kg and 900 kg
respectively were sent into space to find the gravitational pull on the planets Venus, Mars and
Saturn. The sum of the weights of Probe B on the three planets is 13860 N. The weight of Probe
C on Saturn is 2880 N more than the weight of Probe A on Venus. The average weight of
Probe A on Saturn, Probe B on Venus and Probe C on Mars is 4870 N.
Find the gravitational pull on each of the planets. [3]
Hence find the weight of Probe D, which has mass 500 kg, on planet Saturn. [1]
[Weight (in N) = Mass (in kg)  gravitational pull ms 2 ]  
x2  6 x  1
2 Express f ( x)  in the form
 3x  1  x 2  3
A Bx  C
 2 ,
3x  1 x  3
where A, B and C are constants. [3]
1
Hence find the exact value of
 3
f  x  dx . [4]

## 3 Given that y  cos 1  x 2  , show that

dy
 sin y   2x  0 .
dx
d3 y
Show that  0 when x  0 . Hence write down the first two non-zero terms in the Maclaurin
dx3
 
series for cos 1 x 2 . [8]

4a  5
4 The curve C has equation y   ax   2a  4   , where a is a constant.
2 x
5
(i) Given that curve C has turning points, show that a   or a  0 . [3]
4
(ii) Sketch curve C for the case when a  1 , indicating clearly the coordinates of the turning
points and the equations of any asymptotes. [4]
(iii) Hence by sketching an appropriate graph on the same diagram, solve

9
x  x6 . [3]
2x

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 
3
3 i
5 (a) The complex number z is given by z  , where p  0 .
1  pi 2
Given that z  2 , find the value of p. [3]
5
Show that arg  z   . [3]
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## (b) Find the exact roots of the equation

z5  2  0
in the form rei , where r  0 and      . [5]

## 6 A company’s director wants to obtain his employees’ views on flexible working

hours. The company has 600 employees. Describe clearly how you would choose a systematic
random sample of 30 employees. Describe briefly one disadvantage of this sampling method in
this context. [3]

## 7 Box A contains 6 balls numbered 1, 2, 2, 2, 5, 7.

Box B contains 4 balls numbered 1, 4, 4, 7.
Box C contains 3 balls numbered 3, 4, 6.

## One ball is removed at random from each box.

1
(i) Show that the probability that each of the three numbers obtained is greater than 3 is .
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[1]
(ii) Find the probability that each of the three numbers obtained is greater than 3 or the sum
of the three numbers obtained is 13 (or both). [4]

## All the balls are now placed in a single container.

A game is played by a single player. The player takes balls, one by one and with replacement,
from the container, continuing until either a number 1 results or a prime number results. The
player wins if the number on the last ball chosen is 1 and loses otherwise.

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8 Magnolia cows are milked by hand and Daisy cows are milked by machine. The time taken to
milk a randomly chosen Magnolia cow may be taken to have a normal distribution with mean
30 minutes and standard deviation 2 minutes. The time taken to milk a randomly chosen Daisy
cow may be taken to have an independent normal distribution with mean 5.5 minutes and
standard deviation 0.5 minutes.

(i) The probability that it will take less than a minutes to milk a randomly chosen Magnolia
cow is 0.85. Find a. [1]

(ii) Using an appropriate approximation, find the probability that out of 50 randomly chosen
Magnolia cows, there are more than 10 but at most 40 which take less than a minutes to
milk. [4]

(iii) Find the probability that the total time taken to milk two randomly chosen Magnolia cows
exceeds eleven times the time taken to milk a randomly chosen Daisy cow by at least 3
minutes. [3]

9 An electronic game called ‘Wishful Thinking’ is played with 5 boxes arranged in a row. When a
button is pressed, each of the five boxes displays a picture of a fruit – either an apple, orange or
pear. A possible result of the game is shown below.

## ‘Success’ : Exactly 3 boxes display the same fruit.

‘Windfall’ : All 5 boxes display the same fruit.

Find
(i) the total number of possible results, [1]
(ii) the number of ways of obtaining ‘Windfall’, [1]
(iii) the total number of ways of not obtaining ‘Success’. [3]

Ten electronic game machines with distinct serial numbers are sent to 3 different game centres.
In how many ways can the game machines be distributed if each centre must have at least 3
machines? [3]

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10 Observations of a cactus graft were made under controlled environmental conditions. The table
gives the observed heights x cm of the graft at t weeks after grafting.

t 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10
x 2.0 2.4 2.5 5.1 6.7 9.4 18.3 35.1

(i) Calculate the product moment correlation coefficient between t and x. [1]
(ii) Draw a scatter diagram for the data. [2]
(iii) Using your answer in part (i) and the scatter diagram in part (ii), explain why it is
advisable to draw a scatter diagram first before interpreting the value of the product
moment correlation coefficient. [1]

(iv) Explain why the scatter diagram may be consistent with a model of the form x  eat b . [1]

(v) For the model x  eat b , show that the relation between ln x and t is linear. Hence
calculate the equation of the appropriate regression line. [3]
(vi) Use the regression line in part (v) to predict the height of the cactus graft 20 weeks after
grafting. Hence explain in the context of the question why it is unwise to extrapolate. [2]

11 A company claims that the guitar strings that the company manufactures have a tensile strength
of 430 kpsi (kilo-pounds per square inch) on average. An engineer obtained a sample of 8 guitar
strings and the tensile strength of each guitar string, x kpsi, is measured. The data is summarised
by
  x  430   23,   x  430   211 .
2

Test, at the 2% significance level, whether the company has overstated the average tensile
strength of a guitar string. State any assumptions that you have made. [7]

The engineer will be able to conclude that the company has overstated the average tensile
strength of a guitar string if he conducts the same test at  % significance level. State the
smallest possible integer value of  . [1]

The engineer takes a sample of 20 guitar strings manufactured by a rival company, whose guitar
strings have tensile strength that is normally distributed with mean  kpsi and standard
deviation 4.7 kpsi. The null hypothesis   430 is being tested against the alternative hypothesis
  430 at 5% level of significance. Find the range of values of the sample mean for which the
null hypothesis is rejected, giving 2 decimal places in your answer. [3]

6

## 12 A roller-coaster ride has a safety system to detect faults on the track.

State a condition under which a Poisson distribution would be a suitable probability model for
the number of faults detected on the track on a randomly chosen day. [1]

Faults on the track are detected at an average rate of 0.16 per day. Find the probability that on a
randomly chosen day, the number of faults detected on the track is between 2 and 6 inclusive. [2]

Find the probability that in a randomly chosen period of 20 days, there are not more than 4 faults
detected on the track. [2]

There is a probability of at least 0.15 that the mean number of faults detected on the track per day
over a randomly chosen long period of n days is at least 0.2. Find the greatest value of n. [3]

There is also a separate safety system to detect faults on the roller-coaster train itself. Faults are
detected by this system at an average rate of 0.05 per day, independently of the faults detected on
the track.
Find the probability that in a randomly chosen period of 20 days, the number of faults detected
on the track is at most 1 given that the total number of faults detected is 5. [4]

IJC/2010/JC2 9740/02/S/10
2010 IJC JC 2 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION 2 Paper 1 (Solutions)

1 1 n
Given V = p
k
dV 1 n −1
= np
dp k
1 ⎛ pn ⎞
= n⎜ ⎟
k ⎝ p ⎠
n⎛1 ⎞
= ⎜ pn ⎟
p⎝k ⎠
nV
=
p
dp
Given n = −2.3 , when V = 32, p = 105, = 0.2
dt
dV dV d p
= ×
dt d p dt
dV nV dV nV dp
Since = , = ×
dp p dt p dt

=
( −2.3)( 32 ) × 0.2
105
= − 0.140 (to 3 s.f.)
Thus, the rate of decrease of volume at the instant is 0.140cm3s −1 .
2 2
= 2 (1 + 3 x )
−n

(1 + 3x )
n

− n ( − n − 1)
Consider (1 + 3 x ) = 1 + ( − n )( 3 x ) + ( 3x ) + ...
−n 2

2!
n ( n + 1)
= 1 − 3nx +
2
( )
9 x 2 + ...

⎛ n ( n + 1) ⎞
2
= 2 ⎜ 1 − 3nx + ( )
9 x 2 + ... ⎟
(1 + 3x )
n
⎝ 2 ⎠
⎛ n ( n + 1) 2 ⎞
= ... + 2 ⎜ 9 x ⎟ + ...
⎝ 2 ⎠
Given: coefficient of x 2 = 108
⇒ 9n ( n + 1) = 108
n 2 + n − 12 = 0
( n + 4 )( n − 3) = 0
+
n = −4 (rejected since n ∈ ) or n = 3
Thus, value of n = 3
3 Let Pn denote the statement un = n + 2−3n , for n ≥ 1 .
When n = 1 ,
9
LHS = u1 = (given)
8
1 9
RHS = 1 + 2−3 = 1 + = = LHS
8 8
Thus P1 is true.
Assume that Pk is true for some k ≥ 1 , i.e.,
u k = k + 2 −3 k

## Want to show that Pk +1 is true, i.e.,

uk +1 = k + 1 + 2 ( )
−3 k +1

LHS = uk +1
1
= ( uk + 7 k + 8 )
8
=
1
8
(
k + 2−3k + 7 k + 8 )
1
(
= 8k + 8 + 2−3k
8
)
1 1
= ( 8k + 8 ) + 3 2−3k
8 2
( )
= k + 1 + 2 −3 k − 3
= k + 1 + 2 ( ) = RHS
−3 k +1

## Thus Pk true ⇒ Pk +1 is true

Since P(1) is true,
and Pk true ⇒ Pk +1 is true,
by mathematical induction, un = n + 2−3n , for n ≥ 1 .
3i un = n + 2−3n
The sequence does not converge because as n → ∞ , un → ∞ .

∑ ( r + 2−3r )
3ii n n
∑ ur =
r =1 r =1
n n
= ∑ r + ∑ 2−3r
r =1 r =1
n
(
= (1 + n ) + 2−3 + 2−6 + ... + 2−3n
2
)
( )
2−3 ⎛⎜1 − 2−3 ⎞⎟
n

n
= (1 + n ) + ⎝ ⎠

2 1− 2 3
1⎛ 1 ⎞
⎜1 − n ⎟
= (1 + n ) + ⎝ 8 ⎠
n 8
2 1
1−
8
n 1⎛ 1 ⎞
= (1 + n ) + ⎜1 − n ⎟
2 7⎝ 8 ⎠
4a ⎛1⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ O
OA = ⎜ α ⎟
⎜2⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛ −1⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ B
BA = ⎜ α ⎟ − ⎜ 0 ⎟ = ⎜ α ⎟ A
⎜2⎟ ⎜ 1 ⎟ ⎜1⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
uuur uuur uuur uuur
OA • BA = OA BA cos OAB
ˆ

⎛1⎞ ⎛2⎞
⇒ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ α ⎟ • ⎜ α ⎟ = 1 + α + 4 4 + α + 1 cos OAB
2 2 ˆ
⎜2⎟ ⎜1⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

ˆ =α +4
2
⇒ cos OAB
α2 +5
4b Area of quadrilateral OABC C
= 2 × Area of ΔAOC
1 uuur uuur
= 2 × OA × OC
2
uuur uuur
= OA × OC
4

Area of ΔAOB O
1 uuur uuur
= OA × OB M
2 1

A B
1 uuur uuuur
Area of ΔBOC = OB MC
2
1 uuur
( )
uuuur uuuur uuuur
= OB 4 AM since 4AM = MC
2
⎛ 1 uuur uuuur ⎞
= 4 ⎜ OB AM ⎟
⎝2 ⎠
= 4 ( area of AOB )
⎛ 1 uuur uuur ⎞ uuur uuur
= 4 ⎜ OA × OB ⎟ = 2 OA × OB
⎝2 ⎠

## Thus, area of quadrilateral OABC

= Area of ΔAOB + Area of ΔBOC
1 uuur uuur uuur uuur
= OA × OB + 2 OA × OB
2
5 uuur uuur
= OA × OB
2
uuur uuur 5 uuur uuur
⇒ OA × OC = OA × OB (Shown)
2

5
Im

(3,3)
3

Re
0 1 2 3

5i

Im

(3,3)
3

2 2

Re
0 1 2 3

## −3 The greatest value of z + 3i = 45 + 2

5ii

Im

(3,3)
3

2
2
18

1
θ
Re
0 1 2 3

2
sin θ =
18
−1 2
θ = sin = 0.49088
18
π
arg( z ) = − 0.49088
4
= 0.295 rad (to 3 s.f.)

6 Given: w = x2 y
Differentiate w.r.t x
dw dy
= 2 xy + x 2
dx dx
dy
x + 2 y + 3 = 0 ------- (1)
dx
dy
(1) × x : x2 + 2 xy + 3 x 2 y = 0
dx
dw
+ 3w = 0
dx
dw
= −3w (shown)
dx
dw
= −3w
dx
1 1
− ∫ dw = ∫ 1 dx
3 w
1
− ln w = x + c
3
ln w = −3 x − 3c
w = e −3 x − 3 c
w = ±e−3c e−3 x
w = Ae−3 x
x 2 y = Ae−3 x
1
Given that y = − when x = 2 ,
2
⎛ 1⎞
22 ⎜ − ⎟ = Ae−6
⎝ 2⎠
⇒ A = −2e6

Thus, x 2 y = −2e6 e −3 x
2
⇒ y = − 2 e 6 −3 x
x
7i Given: x = 2 cos t y = 2t − 1
dx dy
= −2 sin t =2
dt dt
dy 2 1
∴ = =−
dx −2 sin t sin t

## Gradient of tangent at the point P is

1 1 2
− =− =−
π 3 3
sin
3 2
Gradient of normal at the point P is
1 3
− =
⎛ 2 ⎞ 2
⎜− ⎟
⎝ 3⎠
π
When t = ,
3
⇒ ⎛π ⎞ 2π
y = 2⎜ ⎟ −1 = −1
⎝ ⎠
3 3
⎛π ⎞
and x = 2 cos ⎜ ⎟ = 1
⎝3⎠
Hence equation of normal at the point
⎛ 2π ⎞ 3
y −⎜ − 1⎟ = ( x − 1)
⎝ 3 ⎠ 2
3 3 2π
y= x− −1+
2 2 3
y = 0.86603 x + 0.22837
y = 0.866 x + 0.228
ii 3 3 2π
Equation of normal at P: y = x− −1+
2 2 3
To find y-intercept:
3 2π
When x = 0, y = − −1+
2 3
or y = 0.22837
To find x-intercept:
2 ⎛ 3 2π ⎞
When y = 0, x = ⎜⎜ +1− ⎟⎟
3⎝ 2 3 ⎠
or x = −0.26370
To find y-intercept of the curve
π
When x = 0, ⇒ t = , y = π −1
2
1⎛ ⎡ 3 2π ⎤ ⎞ 2 ⎛ 3 2π ⎞
Area of triangle MNQ = ⎜ π − 1 − ⎢ − −1+ ⎥ ⎟⎟ ⎜⎜ +1− ⎟⎟
2 ⎝⎜ ⎣ 2 3 ⎦⎠ 3 ⎝ 2 3 ⎠
= 0.252257
= 0.3 (to 1 d.p.)
8
y 3
y = 4+ x
2

centre ( 0, 4 )

## vertex ( −2, 4 ) vertex ( 2, 4 )

0

x
−2 2
3
y = 4− x
2

x
−2 0 2
V = π ∫ x 2 dy − π ( 2 2 ) ( 4 )
4

4⎛ 4 2 ⎞
V = π ∫ ⎜ 4 + ( y − 4 ) ⎟ dy − 16π
0
⎝ 9 ⎠
4
⎡ 4 3⎤
= π ⎢ 4 y + ( y − 4 ) ⎥ − 16π
⎣ 9 ⎦0
⎡ 4 3 ⎛ 4 ⎛ 64 ⎞ ⎞ ⎤
= π ⎢16 + ( 0 ) − ⎜ 0 + ⎜ − ⎟ ⎟ ⎥ − 16π
⎣ 9 ⎝ 9 ⎝ 3 ⎠ ⎠⎦
⎡ 688 ⎤ 256
=π ⎢ ⎥ − 16π = π
⎣ 27 ⎦ 27

Wk Start End
1 y 1.04y -10

## 2 1.04 y − 10 + y 1.04 (1.04 y − 10 + y ) − 10

= 1.042 y + 1.04 y − 1.04(10) − 10

## 1.04 (1.042 y + 1.04 y − 1.04(10) − 10 + y ) − 10

3 1.042 y + 1.04 y − 1.04(10) − 10 + y
= 1.043 y + 1.042 y + 1.04 y
−1.042 (10) − 1.04(10) − 10

## 1.04n y + ..... + 1.043 y + 1.042 y + 1.04 y

n
−10 ⎡⎣1.04n −1 + 1.04n − 2 + ......... + 1.04 + 1⎤⎦

## ii The total number of insects in the container are

= 1.04n y + ..... + 1.043 y + 1.042 y + 1.04 y
−10 ⎡⎣1.04n −1 + 1.04n − 2 + ......... + 1.04 + 1⎤⎦

## 1.04 (1.04n − 1) (1.04 n

− 1)
=y − 10
1.04 − 1 1.04 − 1

1
1.04n − 1 >
2
3
1.04n >
2
3
n ln1.04 > ln
2
n > 10.3

## Therefore the minimum number of complete weeks is 11.

10i Let y = f ( x) = 1 − x , x ≤1
⇒ 1 − x = y2
⇒ x = 1 − y2
⇒ f −1 ( x ) = 1 − x 2
Df −1 = Rf = [ 0, ∞ )
Thus, f −1 : x → 1 − x 2 , x ≥ 0

y

x
1 −1
f

## 11a 2 cos 3 x cos x = cos ( 4 x ) + cos ( 2 x )

1
i
∫ cos 3x cos x dx = 2 ∫ 2 cos 3x cos x dx
1
( cos 4 x + cos 2 x ) dx
2∫
=

1⎛1 1 ⎞
= ⎜ sin 4 x + sin 2 x ⎟ + c
2⎝4 2 ⎠
1 1
= sin 4 x + sin 2 x + c
8 4
π
ii
∫0
4 x cos 3 x cos x dx
π
π
= x ⎡⎢ sin 4 x + sin 2 x ⎤⎥ − ∫ 4 ⎛⎜ sin 4 x + sin 2 x ⎞⎟ dx
1 1 4 1 1
⎣8 4 ⎦0 0
⎝8 4 ⎠
π
⎛ π ⎞ ⎡1 ⎛π ⎞ 1 ⎛ π ⎞⎤ ⎡ 1 1 ⎤4
= ⎜ ⎟ ⎢ sin 4 ⎜ ⎟ + sin 2 ⎜ ⎟ ⎥ − ⎢ − cos 4 x − cos 2 x ⎥
⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎣8 ⎝4⎠ 4 ⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎦ ⎣ 32 8 ⎦0
⎛ π ⎞ ⎡1 1 ⎛ π ⎞⎤ ⎡ 1 ⎛π ⎞ 1 ⎛ π ⎞ ⎛ 1 1 ⎞⎤
= ⎜ ⎟ ⎢ sin π + sin ⎜ ⎟ ⎥ + ⎢ cos 4 ⎜ ⎟ + cos 2 ⎜ ⎟ − ⎜ + ⎟ ⎥
⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎣8 4 ⎝ 2 ⎠ ⎦ ⎣ 32 ⎝4⎠ 8 ⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎝ 32 8 ⎠ ⎦
π ⎡ 1 1 1⎤ π − 3
= + ⎢− − − ⎥ =
16 ⎣ 32 32 8 ⎦ 16
b Method 1: (Translation – Stretching)
3
1: Translation by π in the direction of the x-axis.
2
1
2: Stretching parallel to the x-axis with scale factor of .
2

## Method 2: (Stretching − Translation)

1
1: Stretching parallel to the x-axis with scale factor of .
2
3
2: Translation by π in the direction of the x-axis.
4
c Area bounded by the curves
1.0471976 ⎡ ⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎤
=∫ ⎢sin ⎜ 2 x − 2 π ⎟ − cos 3 x cos x ⎥ dx
0
⎣ ⎝ ⎠ ⎦
= 0.32476

## = 0.325 units2 (to 3 sf)

12i ⎛2⎞
π1 : ⎜ ⎟
r . ⎜ −1⎟ = 9
%⎜ ⎟
⎝3⎠
⎛ 3⎞ ⎛ 4⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
l1 : r = ⎜0⎟ + λ⎜ 1 ⎟
% ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ −2 ⎟
⎝0⎠ ⎝ ⎠
For point of intersection,
⎡⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛ 4 ⎞⎤ ⎛ 2 ⎞
⎢⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎥ ⎜ ⎟
⎢ ⎜ 0 ⎟ + λ ⎜ 1 ⎟ ⎥ . ⎜ −1 ⎟ = 9
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ −2 ⎟ ⎥ ⎜ 3 ⎟
⎣⎢⎝ 0 ⎠ ⎝ ⎠⎦ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 3⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 4⎞ ⎛2⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⇒ ⎜ 0 ⎟ . ⎜ −1 ⎟ + λ ⎜ 1 ⎟ . ⎜ − 1 ⎟ = 9
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝0⎠ ⎝ 3 ⎠ ⎝ −2 ⎠ ⎝ 3 ⎠
9−6
⇒ λ= =3
8 −1− 6
⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛ 4 ⎞ ⎛ 15 ⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⇒ OP = ⎜ 0 ⎟ + 3 ⎜ 1 ⎟ = ⎜ 3 ⎟
⎜ 0 ⎟ ⎜ −2 ⎟ ⎜ − 6 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
Thus, coordinates of the P are (15, 3, − 6 ) .

⎛ 15 ⎞ ⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛ 12 ⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
AP = ⎜ 3 ⎟ − ⎜ 0 ⎟ = ⎜ 3 ⎟ l1
⎜ −6 ⎟ ⎜ 0 ⎟ ⎜ −6 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
A (3, 0, 0)
Shortest distance from A to π1
⎛2⎞
⎛2⎞ ⎜ ⎟
uuur ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ −1⎟
⎜3⎟
AP. ⎜ −1⎟ ⎝ ⎠
⎜3⎟
= ⎝ ⎠ P (15, 3, −6) π1
⎛2⎞
⎜ ⎟
⎜ −1 ⎟
⎜3⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎛ 12 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ 3 ⎟ . ⎜ −1⎟
⎜ −6 ⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟ 24 − 3 − 18
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ 3 3 14
= = = = =
4 +1+ 9 14 14 14
Alternative solution for shortest distance:

Line AN: l1

⎛ 3⎞ ⎛2⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ A (3, 0, 0)
r = ⎜ 0 ⎟ + λ ⎜ −1 ⎟ ⎛2⎞
% ⎜ ⎟ ⎜3⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝0⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎜ −1 ⎟
⎜3⎟
⎝ ⎠

## N is the point of intersection P N π1

of line AN and plane π1 .
⎡⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞⎤ ⎛ 2 ⎞
⎢⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎥ ⎜ ⎟
⎢ ⎜ 0 ⎟ + λ ⎜ −1 ⎟ ⎥ . ⎜ − 1 ⎟ = 9
⎢⎣⎜⎝ 0 ⎟⎠ ⎜ 3 ⎟⎥ ⎜ 3 ⎟
⎝ ⎠⎦ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 3⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛2⎞ ⎛2⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⇒ ⎜ 0 ⎟ . ⎜ −1 ⎟ + λ ⎜ − 1 ⎟ . ⎜ − 1 ⎟ = 9
⎜0⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟ ⎜3⎟ ⎜3⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⇒ 6 + (4 + 1 + 9)λ = 9
3
⇒ λ=
14
⎛ 3⎞ ⎛2⎞ ⎛ 48 ⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ 3 ⎜ ⎟ 1 ⎜ ⎟
Thus, ON = ⎜ 0 ⎟ + ⎜ −1⎟ = ⎜ −3 ⎟
⎜ 0 ⎟ 14 ⎜ 3 ⎟ 14 ⎜ 9 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 48 ⎞ ⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛2⎞
uuur 1 ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ 3 ⎜ ⎟
AN = ⎜ −3 ⎟ − ⎜ 0 ⎟ = ⎜ −1⎟
14 ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ 14 ⎜ ⎟
⎝ 9 ⎠ ⎝ 0⎠ ⎝3⎠
Thus, shortest distance AN
uuur 3 3 14
= AN = 4 +1+ 9 =
14 14
ii ⎛2⎞
⎜ ⎟
π1 : r . ⎜ −1⎟ = 9
%⎜ ⎟
⎝3⎠
⎛ 1⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞
π2 : r = ⎜⎜1⎟⎟ + s ⎜⎜ 0 ⎟⎟ + t ⎜⎜ 2 ⎟⎟
% ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝1⎠ ⎝ −3 ⎠ ⎝ 1 ⎠
⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 2⎞ ⎛ 6 ⎞ ⎛ 3⎞
A normal to plane π2 = ⎜ 0 ⎟ × ⎜ 2 ⎟ = ⎜ −(8) ⎟ = 2 ⎜⎜ −4 ⎟⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ −3 ⎟ ⎜ 1 ⎟ ⎜ 4 ⎟ ⎜ 2⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛ 1⎞ ⎛ 3 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
π2 : r . ⎜ −4 ⎟ = ⎜1⎟ . ⎜ −4 ⎟ = 3 − 4 + 2 = 1
%⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝ 2 ⎠ ⎝ 1⎠ ⎝ 2 ⎠
⎛ 3⎞
⇒ ⎜ ⎟
r . ⎜ −4 ⎟ = 1
% ⎜ ⎟
⎝ 2⎠
⎛ 3⎞ ⎛2⎞
Since ⎜ 4 ⎟ ≠ k ⎜⎜ −1⎟⎟ for any k ∈ ,
⎜ ⎟
⎜ 2⎟ ⎜3⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
the normal of planes π1 and π2 are not parallel to each other
⇒ The planes are not parallel to each other.
⇒ The planes will intersect in a line.
iii ⎛ 3⎞ ⎛2⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
l2 : r = ⎜ 3⎟ + μ⎜ 1 ⎟
⎛2⎞
⎜ 2⎟ ⎜ −1⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎜1⎟
⎜ −1 ⎟
π3 : αx + y − z = β ⎝ ⎠ l2
⎛α⎞ (3, 3, 2)
⎛α⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⇒ r. ⎜ 1 ⎟ = β ⎜1⎟
⎜ −1 ⎟
⎜ −1 ⎟ ⎝ ⎠
⎝ ⎠ π3
π1 , π2 and π3 do not have any points in common
⇒ l 2 is parallel to π3 and does not lie on π3
⎛α⎞ ⎛ 3⎞ ⎛ α ⎞
⇒ l 2 is perpendicular to ⎜ 1 ⎟ and ⎜⎜ 3 ⎟⎟ . ⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟ ≠ β
⎜ ⎟
⎜ −1 ⎟ ⎜ 2 ⎟ ⎜ −1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛2⎞ ⎛α⎞
Thus, ⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟ . ⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟ = 0
⎜ −1⎟ ⎜ −1⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⇒ 2 α + 1 + 1 = 0 ⇒ α = −1
⎛ 3⎞ ⎛ α ⎞
and ⎜⎜ 3 ⎟⎟ . ⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟ ≠ β ⇒ 3(−1) + 3 − 2 ≠ β
⎜ 2 ⎟ ⎜ −1⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⇒ β ≠ −2
2010 IJC JC 2 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION 2 Paper 2 (Solutions)

## 1 Let V ms −2 , M ms −2 , S ms −2 be the gravitational pull on each planet Venus, Mars

and Saturn respectively.
630S + 630V + 630M = 13860 ---------- (1)
900S − 600V = 2880 ---------- (2)
600S + 630V + 900M = 3(4870) = 14610 --------- (3)
⎛ 630 630 630 ⎞ ⎛ S ⎞ ⎛ 13860 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ 900 −600 0 ⎟ ⎜ V ⎟ = ⎜ 2880 ⎟
⎜ 600 630 900 ⎟ ⎜ M ⎟ ⎜ 14610 ⎟
⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
From GC,
M = 3.8, V = 9, S = 9.2
Hence the weight of Probe D on Saturn is
( 500 × 9.2 ) N = 4600 N
2 x2 − 6x + 1
f ( x) =
(
( 3x + 1) x 2 + 3 )
A Bx + C
= + 2
3x + 1 x + 3

=
( )
A x 2 + 3 + ( Bx + C )( 3 x + 1)
( 3x + 1) ( x 2 + 3)
x 2 − 6 x + 1 = Ax 2 + 3 A + 3Bx 2 + 3Cx + Bx + C
= ( A + 3B ) x 2 + ( 3C + B ) x + 3 A + C

Comparing coefficients,
A + 3B =1
B + 3C = −6
3A +C=1
From GC, A = 1, B = 0, C = −2
x2 − 6x + 1 1 2
∴ f ( x) = = − 2
( 3x + 1) x + 3 ( 3x + 1) x + 3
2
( ) ( )
−1 −1
⎡ 1 2 ⎤
∫−3
f ( x ) dx = ∫−3 ⎢⎣ 3 x + 1 − x 2 + 3 ⎥⎦ dx
−1
⎡1 2 x ⎤
= ⎢ ln 3 x + 1 − tan −1 ⎥
⎣3 3 3 ⎦ −3
1 2 ⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎡1 2 ⎛ 3 ⎞⎤
= ln 3 ( −1) + 1 − tan −1 ⎜ − ⎟ − ⎢ ln 3 ( −3) + 1 − tan −1 ⎜ − ⎟⎥
3 3 ⎝ 3 ⎠ ⎣3 3 ⎝ 3 ⎠⎦
1 2 ⎛ π ⎞ ⎡1 2 ⎛ π ⎞⎤
= ln 2 − ⎜ − ⎟ − ⎢ ln 8 + ⎜ ⎟⎥
3 3 ⎝ 6 ⎠ ⎣3 3 ⎝ 3 ⎠⎦
1 1 2 ⎛ π ⎞ 2 ⎛π ⎞
= ln − ⎜− ⎟− ⎜ ⎟
3 4 3⎝ 6⎠ 3⎝3⎠
1 1 π
= ln −
3 4 3 3
3 y = cos −1 x 2( )
cos y = x 2

dy
− ( sin y ) = 2 x
dx
dy
( sin y ) + 2 x = 0 (shown)
dx

2
d2 y ⎛ dy ⎞
( sin y ) + cos y ⎜ ⎟ = −2
dx 2
⎝ dx ⎠

( sin y ) 3 + ( cos y ) ⎛⎜ ⎞⎟ 2
d3 y dy d 2 y
dx ⎝ dx ⎠ dx
⎛ ⎛ dy ⎞ d 2 y ⎞ ⎛ dy ⎞⎛ dy ⎞
2
+ cos y ⎜⎜ 2 ⎜ ⎟ 2 ⎟⎟ − ( sin y ) ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ = 0
⎝ ⎝ dx ⎠ dx ⎠ ⎝ dx ⎠⎝ dx ⎠
3
d3 y ⎛ dy ⎞ d y ⎛ dy ⎞
2
( sin y ) + 3 ( cos y ) ⎜ ⎟ 2 − sin y ⎜ ⎟ = 0
dx 3
⎝ dx ⎠ dx ⎝ dx ⎠

When x = 0 ,
π
y = cos −1 0 =
2
dy
=0
dx
d2 y
= −2
dx 2
d3 y
=0
dx3
4 4a + 5
y = − ax − ( 2a + 4 ) +
2− x
dy (4a + 5)(−1)
⇒ = −a −
dx ( 2 − x )2
dy
For turning points, =0
dx
4a + 5
⇒ −a + =0
( 2 − x )2
a ( 2 − x ) = 4a + 5
2

⇒ ( )
a 4 − 4 x + x 2 − 4a − 5 = 0
⇒ ax 2 − 4ax − 5 = 0
Since there are turning points, there are two distinct real roots.
Thus, D > 0
⇒ ( −4a )2 − 4(a)(−5) > 0
⇒ 4 a 2 + 5a > 0
⇒ a ( 4a + 5 ) > 0

5 0

4

5
Thus, a < − or a > 0 . (Shown)
4
Alternatively
dy
For turning points, =0
dx
4a + 5
⇒ −a + =0
( 2 − x )2
4a + 5
⇒ ( 2 − x )2 =
a
Since there are turning points, there are two distinct real roots.
4a + 5 −
Thus, >0 + +
a 5
− 0
4

5
Thus, a < − or a > 0 . (Shown)
4
4(ii) 9
When a = 1 , y = − x − 6 +
2− x
y x=2

9
y = −x − 6 +
2− x

−1 5 x
−6 −2

−6

−14
y = −x − 6
4(iii) 9
x + x+6>
2− x
9
⇒ x > −x − 6 +
2− x
y x=2
y= x

9
y = −x − 6 +
2− x

−1 5 x
−6 −2

−6

−14
y = −x − 6

## From graph, solution is x > 2 or x < 0.823 .

5(a)
( )
3 3
3 −i 3 −i
z = =
(1 + pi ) 1 + pi
2 2

( )
3
3 +1
=
( )
2
1 + p2
8
=
1 + p2

z =2
8
⇒ =2
1 + p2

4 = 1 + p2
p = 3 or − 3 (rejected)
(
⎛ 3 −i 3 ⎞
arg z = arg ⎜⎜ ⎟ )
2 ⎟
⎜ (1 + pi ) ⎟
⎝ ⎠
( ) ( )
3 2
= arg 3 −i − arg 1 + 3i
= 3arg ( )
3 − i − 2 arg 1 + 3i ( )
⎛ π⎞ ⎛π ⎞ 7π
= 3⎜ − ⎟ − 2 ⎜ ⎟ = −
⎝ 6⎠ ⎝3⎠ 6
For −π < arg( z ) ≤ π , 5π

7π 5π
6
arg( z ) = 2π − = (Shown)
6 6 7π

6

5(b) z5 = − 2
= 2eπ i
= 2e(
π + 2 kπ )i
, k = 0, ±1, ±2

By De Moivre’s Theorem
1 ⎛ π + 2 kπ ⎞
⎜ ⎟i
z = 210 e⎝ 5 ⎠
, k = 0, ±1, ±2

1 ⎛π ⎞ 1 ⎛ 3π ⎞ 1 1 ⎛ π⎞ 1 ⎛ 3π ⎞
⎜ ⎟i ⎜ ⎟i ⎜ − ⎟i ⎜ − ⎟i
, 210 e( ) , 210 e⎝ 5 ⎠ , 210 e⎝ 5 ⎠
π i
z = 210 e⎝ 5 ⎠ , 210 e⎝ 5 ⎠

1 π 1 3π 1 1 π 1 3π
i i − i − i
z = 210 e 5 , 210 e 5 , − 210 , 210 e 5 , 210 e 5
6 - Use a list with all the employees’ names arranged in alphabetical order and
number them from 1 to 600
600
- Determine the sampling interval : k = = 20
30
- Randomly select the first person from the first 20
people on the list, then select every 20th person subsequently until a sample of 30
employees is obtained.

## The sample obtained might be over-represented by a particular department (or

gender or ethnic group) of the company which has the greatest proportion of
employees, hence the systematic random sample obtained is not a good
representative of the population.

## 7(i) P(all are greater than 3)

2 3 2 1
= . . =
6 4 3 6
7(ii) Let X be the event : “each of the 3 numbers is greater than 3”
Y be the event : “sum of the 3 numbers is equal to 13”

## P(Y) = P((2,7,4), (5,4,4))

3 1 1 1 2 1
= . . + . .
6 4 3 6 4 3
5
=
72

Required probability = P( X ∪ Y )
= P( X ) + P(Y ) − P( X ∩ Y )
1 5 1 2 1
= + − . .
6 72 6 4 3
5
=
24
P(a player wins a particular game)
2
2 4 2 ⎛4⎞ 2
= + . + ⎜ ⎟ . + ......
13 13 13 ⎝ 13 ⎠ 13
2⎛ ⎞ 2 ⎛ 1 ⎞
2
4 ⎛4⎞
= ⎜⎜ 1 + + ⎜ ⎟ + ...... ⎟⎟ = .⎜
⎜ 1 − 4 ⎟⎟
13 ⎝ 13 ⎝ 13 ⎠ ⎠ 13 ⎝ 13 ⎠
2
=
9
8 Let M minutes be the time taken to milk a Magnolia cow,
and D minutes be the time taken to milk a Daisy cow.

( ) (
M ~ N 30, 22 , D ~ N 5.5, 0.52 )
8(i) P ( M < a ) = 0.85
From GC, a = 32.073 = 32.1 (3 s.f.)

8(ii) Let X be the number of cows which take less than a minutes to milk, out of 50
Magnolia cows.
X ~ B ( 50, 0.85 )
Since n = 50 is large, np = 42.5 > 5, nq = 7.5 > 5 ,

## Reqd prob = P (10 < X ≤ 40 )

= P (10.5 < X ≤ 40.5 ) (using c.c.)
= 0.21415
= 0.214 (3 s.f.)
8(iii) E ( M1 + M 2 − 11D ) = 2 × 30 − 11× 5.5 = −0.5
Var ( M1 + M 2 − 11D ) = 2 × 22 + 112 × 0.52 = 38.25
M1 + M 2 − 11D ~ N ( − 0.5, 38.25 )
Reqd prob = P ( M 1 + M 2 − 11D ≥ 3)
= 0.28573
= 0.286 (3 s.f.)
9(i) Total number of possible results = 35 = 243
9(ii) Number of ways of obtaining ‘Windfall’ = 3
9(iii) No. of ways to obtain a success
⎛ 5! 5 !⎞
=⎜ × 2 + ⎟ × 3 = 120
⎝ 3!2 ! 3! ⎠
Total number of ways = 243 − 120 = 123
9 Reqd no. of ways
3!
= 10
C3 × 7C3 × 4C4 ×
= 12600
2!
10(i) From GC, r = 0.92378 = 0.924 (3 s.f.)
10(ii) x
35.1

2.0 t
1 10

10(iii) From (i) and (ii), we see that though r is close to +1, the scatter diagram indicates a
curvilinear relationship between t and x, instead of a positive linear relationship.
Thus it is advisable to draw a scatter diagram first before interpreting the value of the
product moment correlation coefficient.

10(iv) As t increases, x increases but by increasing amounts. Thus the scatter diagram may
be consistent with a model of the form x = e at +b .

10(v) x = e at +b
ln x = at + b , where a and b are constants
Thus the relation between ln x and t is linear.

## Find regression line of ln x on t.

t 1 2 3 4 5 6 8 10
ln x 0.69315 0.87547 0.91629 1.6292 1.9021 2.2407 2.9069 3.5582

## From GC, eqn of regression line of ln x on t is:

ln x = 0.20723 + 0.33498t
ln x = 0.207 + 0.335t (3 s.f.)
10(vi) When t = 20, ln x = 0.20723 + ( 0.33498 )( 20 ) = 6.90683
x = 999

## Height of the cactus graft 20 weeks after grafting is 999 cm.

It is impossible that the cactus can grow to that height after 20 weeks. Thus it is
unwise to extrapolate.
11 The t-test will be used.
Assume a normal distribution for tensile strength of guitar strings.

1⎡ ( −23) ⎤
2
−23
s = ⎢ 211 −
2
⎥ x= + 430
7 ⎢⎣ 8 ⎥⎦ 8
= 20.696 = 427.125

H 0 : μ = 430
H1 : μ < 430
Level of significance = 2%

X − 430
Under H 0 : T= ~ t7
S n

## From GC, t = −1.79

p-value = 0.0585 > 0.02

## Do not reject H 0 and conclude that there is insignificant evidence at the 2%

significance level that the manufacturer has overstated its claim.

11 α =6

11 σ = 4.7

H 0 : μ = 430
H1 : μ ≠ 430
Level of significance = 5%

X − 430
Under H 0 : Z= ~ N (0,1)
4.7 20
To reject H 0 ,
x − 430 x − 430
< −1.96 or > 1.96
4.7 20 4.7 20

## x < 427.94 or x > 432.06

12 Suitable condition
• The mean number of faults detected is a constant from day to day.
• The faults are detected independently of one another.
Let X be the number of faults detected on the track in a day.
X ~ Po ( 0.16 )
P ( 2 ≤ X ≤ 6 ) = P ( X ≤ 6 ) − P ( X ≤ 1)
= 0.011513 = 0.0115 (3 s.f.)
Let Y be the number of faults detected on the track in 20 days.
Y ~ Po ( 3.2 )
P (Y ≤ 4 ) = 0.78061 = 0.781 (3 s.f.)
X1 + X 2 + L X n
X=
n
⎛ 0.16 ⎞
Since n is large, by Central Limit Theorem, X ~ N ⎜ 0.16, ⎟ approx.
⎝ n ⎠
⎛ ⎞
⎜ 0.2 − 0.16 ⎟
P ( X ≥ 0.2 ) ≥ 0.15 ⇒ P ⎜ Z ≥ ⎟ ≥ 0.15
⎜ 0.16 ⎟
⎜ ⎟
⎝ n ⎠
(
⇒ P Z ≤ 0.1 n ≤ 0.85 )
From GC, 0.1 n ≤ 1.0364
⇒ n ≤ 107.41
Greatest value of n is 107.
12 Let W be the number of faults detected on the train in 20 days.
W ~ Po (1)

Y + W ~ Po ( 4.2 )

P (Y = 0 ) P (W = 5 ) + P (Y = 1) P (W = 4 )
P (Y ≤ 1| Y + W = 5 ) =
P (Y + W = 5 )

0.00212437
=
0.163316
= 0.0130 (3 s.f.)
JURONG JUNIOR COLLEGE
J2 Preliminary Examination

MATHEMATICS 9740/01
Higher 2 20 August 2010

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1 A Bx + C
1 (i) Express in the form + , where A, B, and C are constants to be
1− x 3
1 − x 1 + x + x2
found. [2]
x+2
(ii) Hence find the coefficient of x r in the expansion of , in ascending powers
1 + x + x2
of x. [4]

 k   k + 1  k  +
2 (i) Show that=    −   , where k ∈  , k ≥ 3 . [2]
 2  3   3
n
r
(ii) Hence find ∑   . [4]
r =3  2 

## =x 3(sin 2t − cos 2t ), =y 3(2t − cos 2t ).

π
Find the equations of the tangent and the normal to the curve at the point P, where t = .
4
The tangent and normal to the curve at P meet the y-axis at R and S respectively.
Find the area of the triangle PRS. [6]

## (i) Prove by induction that un =3n − 2n 2 − 1 for all n ∈  + . [4]

2N
(ii) Given u0 = 0 , find ∑ un in terms of N . [4]
n =0
 n 

1
Given r 2 = n ( n + 1)( 2n + 1) 
 r =1
6 
3

## 5 Given that y = 1 + ln(1 + x) , show that

2
d 2 y  dy  1
(i) y 2 +  + =
0. [2]
dx  dx  2(1 + x) 2

(ii) the Maclaurin’s series for y in ascending powers of x, up to and including the
term in x3 , is
1 3 17
1+ x − x 2 + x3 . [3]
2 8 48
2
 1 3 17 
(iii) Expand 1 + x − x 2 + x 3  in powers of x up to and including x3 , simplifying
 2 8 48 
your answer. Explain briefly how the result can be used as a check on the correctness
of the first four terms in the series for y. [3]

6 (a) A geometric progression has first term 1 and common ratio r. The sum of the first four
terms is less than the sum to infinity of the remaining terms. Without the use of a
graphic calculator, find the range of values of r. [4]

(b) Adam decided to save some money each day to buy his favorite toys. On the first day,
he saved one twenty-cent coin; on the second day, he saved two twenty-cent coins;
and so on. Find the total amount of money saved at the end of one year.
(Assume 365 days in a year). [3]
After spending all his savings in the first year to buy his favorite toys, Adam started
saving in the same manner again in the following year. As an encouragement, his
mother contributed the same amount that he saved every Saturday and Sunday.
Assuming the second year started on a Monday, find the total amount of money saved
at the end of the second year. [3]

7 The line l passes through the points A and B with coordinates ( −1, 2, 3) and
( 5, 14, 11) respectively. The plane p has equation 2x + 3y − 6z =
−7.

(i) Show that the line l is parallel but not contained on the plane p. [3]

(ii) Find the distance of the line l from the plane p. [3]

(iii) Find a cartesian equation of the plane which contains l and is perpendicular to p. [2]

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## 8 (a) The complex numbers p and q are such that

p= 2 + ia , q= b − i ,
where a and b are real numbers.

Given that pq= 13 + 13i , find the possible values of a and b . [4]

## (b) Sketch the locus of z which satisfies

=
z − 4 − 3i 2 and Re(z) ≥ 4 . [2]

## (i) Find the least and greatest value of z . [2]

π
(ii) Show that the greatest value of arg( z − i) is . [1]
4

x
9 The function f is defined by f:x  for x ∈  , − λ < x < 0, where λ is a
λ − x2
positive constant.

## (ii) Find f −1 ( x ) , stating the domain of f −1. [4]

 1 1
(iii) Find the value of λ such that f −1f −1  −  =
− . [3]
 2 2

x −1
10 (i) Find the integral ∫ 1+ 4x 2
dx. [3]

## (ii) By sketching the graphs of y = 3e x and y= x + 3, or otherwise, solve the inequality

3e x > x + 3. [3]
Hence find
∫−2 3e − x − 3 dx,
2
x

5

11 (a) y
y = ( ln x )
2

x
O A

The function f is defined by f(x) = (ln x)2 for x > 0. The diagram shows a sketch of the graph of
y = f(x). The minimum point of the graph is A.
(i) State the x-coordinate of A. [1]
(ii) Use the substitution x = eu to show that the area of the region bounded by the
x-axis, the line x = e and the curve is given by
1 2 u
∫ 0
u e du.

## Hence, find the exact value of this area. [5]

(b) y

3
y=
− x+2
2

y =1
R

x
O
y = cos x
3
Find the volume of the solid formed when the region R, bounded by the lines y = − x+ 2,
2
correct to 3 decimal places. [4]

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## 12 The curve C has equation

ax − k 2
y= 2 ,
x − kx + k
where a, k are constants and a > 0 .

(i) Find the values of k such that C has two asymptotes. [2]

5x − k 2
(ii) The diagram shows the graph of y = for some k > 0.
x 2 − kx + k
y

O x
k2
−k 5

## On separate diagrams, draw sketches of the graphs of

25 x − k 2
(a) y= ,
25 x 2 − 5kx + k

k 2 − 5x
(b) y2 = ,
x 2 − kx + k

x 2 − kx + k
(c) y= ,
5x − k 2

including the coordinates of the points where the graphs cross the axes and the
equations of any asymptotes. [8]
JURONG JUNIOR COLLEGE
J2 Preliminary Examination

MATHEMATICS 9740/02
Higher 2 26 August 2010

Paper 2 3 hours

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Do not use staples, paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.

Give non-exact numerical answers correct to 3 significant figures, or 1 decimal place in the case of angles in
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## Section A: Pure Mathematics [40 marks]

1 (i)

O x P
The diagram shows a rectangle inscribed in a semicircle of centre, O, and fixed radius a.
The length OP is denoted by x. Show that, as x varies, the perimeter of the rectangle is a
maximum when its sides are in the ratio 4 : 1. [6]

## (ii) Variables x and y are related by the equation

2
y 2 + xy = x 2 − + 3 , where y > 0 .
x

1
Given that x is increasing at the rate of units s −1 , find the rate of increase of y when x is 1.
5
[4]

2 3
2 A particular solution of a differential equation is given by ( x + y ) 2 = 2 xy − y . Show that
3
dy
( y 2 + y) =
−x [2]
dx

## A second, related, family of curves is given by the differential equation

dy
x = y2 + y
dx

By means of the substitution y = ux , show that the general solution for y, in terms of x, is
−x
y= ,
x+c

## where c is an arbitrary constant. [3]

Sketch, on a single diagram, three distinct members of the second family of solution curves,
stating clearly the coordinates of the points where the curves cross the axes and the equations of
any asymptotes. [5]
3

## α i + 3j + 4k, 2i – 2k and 4i + β j – k respectively.

(i) Point M lies on the line segment AB such that AM : MB = 1: 2 . Given that the position
vector of M is 2j + 2k, find α . [2]

 3
(ii) Given that the length of projection of BC onto the line OM is units, find β , where β is
2
a positive constant. [3]

 2 a
   
=
(iii) The line l has vector equation r  0  + µ  0  , µ ∈  , a ∈  . Using the values of α and β
 −2  1
   
π
found above, determine the value of a if l makes an angle of radians with the plane ABC.
6
[4]

π
4 (i) Given that z 2 = 2 and arg( −iz ) = , find w in the form a + bi , where a, b ∈  , if
4
z 
2
5
wz = 2 2 and arg   = − π . [4]
 w 6
 

## (ii) Solve the equation

z 4 + 1 − 3 i =0 ,

giving the roots in the form re iθ where r > 0 and − π < θ ≤ π. [3]

## Show the roots on an Argand diagram. [2]

Describe the geometrical shape formed by the points representing the roots and justify your

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## 5 From the letters of the word DISTRIBUTION, find

(i) the number of 4-letter code-words that can be formed if the code-word contains exactly
three ‘I’s. [2]

(ii) the number of code-words that can be formed using all the letters such that all the three ‘I’s
are separated. [2]

6 In a badminton team of 8 players, 5 are boys and 3 are girls. Boy A and Girl B are the only 2
left-handed players in the team. In a particular practice, 4 players are chosen to play doubles.
Find the probability that
(i) exactly 1 left-handed player is chosen, [2]

(ii) 2 girls are chosen given that exactly 1 left-handed player is chosen, [3]

## (iii) either Boy A or Girl B is chosen (or both). [2]

7 The number of guitars sold by a music shop per day follows a Poisson distribution with mean λ .
It is known that on 2 in 7 days, there are no guitars sold. Show that λ = 1.253 , correct to 3
decimal places. [2]

(i) Calculate the probability that less than 4 guitars are sold in a day. [2]

(ii) Using a suitable approximation, find the probability that, in a random sample of 100 days,
there will be more than 95 days in which less than 4 guitars are sold per day. [4]

(iii) Calculate the probability that in a period of 90 days, the mean number of guitars sold per
day is more than 1.5. [3]
5

8 The random variable X has a normal distribution with mean 15 and variance 5. The random
variable T is the sum of 2 independent observations of X.

## (i) Find P (T > 2 + 3 X ) . [3]

(ii) Three independent observations of X are obtained. Find the probability that exactly two of
the observations have value less than 20. [3]

The random variable Y has a normal distribution with mean µ and variance σ 2 .
(iii) If σ = 22.5 , find the greatest probability of P(15.1 < Y < 29.9) , stating the value of µ . [2]

## 0.25 , calculate the value of σ and state an assumption

(iv) If µ = 10 and P( X + Y > 27) =
needed to carry out the calculation. [4]

## 9 A sample of 60 customers is to be chosen to take part in a survey conducted by a restaurant

owner.

(i) Explain briefly how the restaurant owner could use quota sampling. [1]

(ii) The purpose of the survey is to investigate customers’ opinions about the different lunch

Give a reason why a stratified sample might be preferable in this context. [1]

Explain clearly how the restaurant owner could use stratified sampling from his list of
regular customers if the ratio of regular customers for lunch and dinner is 2 : 3. [2]

[Turn over
6

## 10 Water in a reservoir undergoes a purification process before it can be consumed. The

effectiveness, y %, of the process for various flow rates, x m3 s-1, is shown below.

x 1 2 4 6 8 10 20 30 40
y 80 60 45 40 30 25 18 15 10

The variables x and y are thought to be related by the equation e y = axb , where a and b are
constants.

(i) Give a sketch of the scatter diagram of y against ln x . Comment on whether a linear model
would be appropriate referring to the scatter diagram. [2]

(ii) Find the value of the product moment correlation coefficient between y and ln x and explain
whether it supports your comment in part (i). [2]

(iii) Find the least squares regression line of y on ln x and estimate the values of a and b . [3]

(iv) Predict the effectiveness of the process when water flows at 0.5 m3s-1. Comment on the
(v) Explain why in this context, the above model would not be appropriate for large values of x .
[1]

11 The past records of a supermarket show that the mean amount spent per customer was \$59 with
standard deviation \$8. The supermarket’s management suspects that the mean amount spent per
customer has decreased. A random sample of 8 customers was taken and the amount spent per
customer , \$x, was recorded. The following result was obtained.
∑ x = 432
Stating a necessary assumption about the population, test the supermarket’s management’s
suspicion at the 5% significance level. [6]

## To encourage customers to spend more at the supermarket, the management initiated a

promotional campaign whereby each customer will receive a voucher which can be used to
redeem products at the supermarket. A week after the start of the campaign, the manager of the
supermarket took a sample of 9 customers and the amount spent per customer, \$y, is
summarised by
∑ ( y − 70) =
−72, ∑ ( y − 70) =
2
1234 .

The actual mean amount spent per customer is \$ µ . In a test at the 5% level of significance, the
hypotheses are:

Null hypothesis : µ = µ0
Alternative hypothesis : µ ≠ µ0 .

Given that the null hypothesis is rejected in favour of the alternative hypothesis, find the set of
possible values of µ0 . [6]
2010 JJC H2 Mathematics Prelim Exam P1 Solutions
1(i) 1 A Bx + C
Let ≡ +
1 − x 1 − x 1 + x + x2
3

Hence, 1 ≡ A (1 + x + x 2 ) + ( Bx + C )(1 − x )
1
Using cover-up rule, A =
3
Let x = 0 , 1= A+C ,
2
C=
3
1
Comparing coefficients of x , 0 = A + B − C , B =
3
1 1 x+2
∴ ≡ + .
1− x 3
3 (1 − x ) 3 (1 + x + x 2 )
1(ii) x+2 3 1
= −
1+ x + x 2
1− x 1− x
3

= 3 (1 − x 3 ) − (1 − x )
−1 −1

= 3 (1 + x 3 + x 6 + K) − (1 + x + x 2 + K)
= 2 − x − x 2 + 2 x3 − x 4 − x5 + K
⎧2 if r is a multiple of 3
Hence, coefficients of x r = ⎨
⎩ −1 otherwise

2. n
⎛r⎞ ⎛ n ⎞ ⎛ n − 1⎞ ⎛ n − 2 ⎞ ⎛ 4⎞ ⎛ 3⎞
∑⎜ 2⎟ = ⎜ 2⎟ + ⎜ ⎟+⎜ ⎟ +K + ⎜ ⎟ + ⎜ ⎟
r =3 ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ 2 ⎠ ⎝ 2 ⎠ ⎝ 2⎠ ⎝ 2⎠
⎛ n + 1⎞ ⎛ n ⎞
=⎜ ⎟−⎜ ⎟
⎝ 3 ⎠ ⎝ 3⎠
⎛ n ⎞ ⎛ n − 1⎞
+⎜ ⎟−⎜ ⎟
⎝3⎠ ⎝ 3 ⎠
⎛ n − 1⎞ ⎛ n − 2 ⎞
+⎜ ⎟−⎜ ⎟
⎝ 3 ⎠ ⎝ 3 ⎠
M
⎛5⎞ ⎛ 4⎞
+⎜ ⎟−⎜ ⎟
⎝ 3⎠ ⎝ 3 ⎠
⎛ 4 ⎞ ⎛ 3⎞
+⎜ ⎟−⎜ ⎟
⎝ 3 ⎠ ⎝ 3⎠
⎛ n + 1⎞ (n + 1)!
=⎜ ⎟ −1 or −1
⎝ 3 ⎠ 3!(n − 2)!

1
3. x = 3(sin 2t − cos 2t ) , y = 3(2t − cos 2t )
dx
= 3(2 cos 2t + 2sin 2t )
dt
dy
= 3(2 + 2sin 2t )
dt
dy 3(2 + 2sin 2t ) 1 + sin 2t
= =
dx 3(2 cos 2t + 2sin 2t ) cos 2t + sin 2t
π 3π dy
When t = , at point P , x = 3 , y = and =2
4 2 dx

Equation of tangent at P is y − = 2( x − 3)
2
3π 3π
When x = 0, y = − 6 . R is (0 , −6 )
2 2
3π −1
Equation of normal at P is y − = ( x − 3)
2 2
3π 3 3π 3
When x = 0, y = + . S is (0 , + )
2 2 2 2
As PR ⊥ PS,
1 1 3 1
Area of the triangle PRS = RS .(3) = ( + 6)(3) = 11
2 2 2 4

## When n = 1, LHS = u1 = 0 (By definition)

RHS = 3 2 −2 ( 2 ) − 1 = 0
2

∴ P1 is true.

+
Assume that Pk is true for some k ∈ , k ≥ 1.
That is, uk = 3k − 2k 2 − 1 -----------------------(1)
We want to prove Pk +1 , ie uk +1 = 3k +1 − 2 ( k + 1) − 1.
2

LHS = 3uk + 4 ( k )( k − 1)
= 3 ( 3k − 2k 2 − 1) + 4k ( k − 1)
= 3k +1 − 6k 2 − 3 + 4k 2 − 4k
= 3k +1 − 2 ( k 2 + 2k + 1) − 1
= 3k +1 − 2 ( k + 1) − 1
2

∴ Pk is true ⇒ Pk +1 is true.

## Since P1 is true, and Pk is true ⇒ Pk +1 is true. By Mathematical

Induction, un = 3n − 2n 2 − 1 is true for all n ≥ 1 .

2
4.
∑ un = ∑ (3n − 2n2 − 1)
2N 2N
(ii)
n=0 n =0

=
(
1 32 N +1 − 1) − 2 2N ( 2N + 1) ⎡2 ( 2N ) + 1⎤ − ( 2N + 1)
2 6 ⎣ ⎦

32 N +1 − 1 2 N + 1
= − ⎡ 2 N ( 4 N + 1) + 3⎤⎦
2 3 ⎣
32 N +1 − 1 ( 2 N + 1)
=
2

3
(
8N 2 + 2 N + 3 )
5(i) Method 1
y 2 = 1 + ln(1 + x)
dy 1
2y =
dx 1 + x
dy 1
=
dx 2 y (1 + x)
dy 1
y =
dx 2(1 + x)
Method 2
− ⎛ 1 ⎞
1
dy 1
= (1 + ln(1 + x)) 2 ⎜ ⎟
dx 2 ⎝ 1+ x ⎠
1
=
2 y (1 + x)
dy 1
y =
dx 2(1 + x)

−1
2
d 2 y ⎛ dy ⎞ 1
y 2 + ⎜ ⎟ = (−1)(1 + x) −2 =
dx ⎝ dx ⎠ 2 2(1 + x) 2
2
d 2 y ⎛ dy ⎞ 1
y +⎜ ⎟ + =0
dx ⎝ dx ⎠ 2(1 + x) 2
2

5(ii) d 3 y dy d 2 y dy d 2 y 1
y 3 + . 2 +2 − =0
dx dx dx dx d x 2
(1 + x)3

when x = 0,
dy 1 d 2 y 3 d 3 y 17
y = 1, = , 2 = − , 3 =
dx 2 dx 4 dx 8

⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛ x ⎞ ⎛ 17 ⎞ ⎛ x ⎞
2 3
1
∴ y ≈ 1+ x + ⎜ − ⎟⎜ ⎟ + ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
2 ⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎝ 2! ⎠ ⎝ 8 ⎠ ⎝ 3! ⎠
1 3 17
= 1+ x − x 2 + x3
2 8 48

3
5(iii) ⎛ 1 3 2 17 3 ⎞
2

⎜1 + x − x + x ⎟
⎝ 2 8 48 ⎠
⎛ 1 3 17 ⎞ ⎛ 1 3 17 3 ⎞
= ⎜1 + x − x 2 + x3 ⎟ ⎜1 + x − x 2 + x ⎟
⎝ 2 8 48 ⎠ ⎝ 2 8 48 ⎠
1 1
= 1 + x − x 2 + x 3 + ...
2 3
Given y = 1 + ln(1 + x) ⇒ y 2 = 1 + ln(1 + x)
1 1
LHS = y 2 = 1 + x − x 2 + x3 + ...
2 3
RHS = 1 + ln(1 + x)
⎛ 1 1 ⎞
= 1 + ⎜ x − x 2 + x 3 + ... ⎟
⎝ 2 3 ⎠
Since LHS = RHS, the first four terms in the series for y is correct.
6(a) S 4 < S∞ − S 4
2S 4 < S∞
2 (1 − r 4 ) 1
<
1− r 1− r
2 (1 − r ) < 1
4
(Since 1 − r > 0 )
1
r4 >
2
⎛ 2 1 ⎞⎛ 2 1⎞
⎜⎜ r − ⎟⎟ ⎜⎜ r + ⎟>0
⎝ 2 ⎠⎝ 2 ⎟⎠
1 1
r2 < − (no solution) or r2 >
2 2
⎛ 4 ⎞⎛
1
4 ⎞
1
⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛ 1 ⎞
⎜ r − ⎜ ⎟ ⎟⎜ r + ⎜ ⎟ ⎟ > 0
⎜ ⎝ 2 ⎠ ⎟⎜ ⎝ 2 ⎠ ⎟
⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠
1 1
⎛ 1 ⎞4 ⎛ 1 ⎞4
−1 < r < − ⎜ ⎟ or ⎜ ⎟ < r < 1 .
⎝2⎠ ⎝2⎠
6(b) Total sum = 20 + 2 ( 20 ) + 3 ( 20 ) +K 365 ( 20 )
⎛ ( 365 )(1 + 365 ) ⎞
= ( 20 ) ⎜ ⎟
⎝ 2 ⎠
= 1335900 cents

## Total sum = 1335900 + 6 ( 20 ) + 7 ( 20 ) + 13 ( 20 ) + 14 ( 20 ) + ... + 363 ( 20 ) + 364 ( 20 )

(
= 1335900 + 20 13 + (13 + 14 ) + (13 + 2 (14 ) ) + K (13 + 51(14 ) ) )
⎛ 52 ⎞
= 1335900 + 20 ⎜ ⎟ (13 + 727 )
⎝ 2 ⎠
= 1720700 cents

4
7(i) ⎛ 5 ⎞ ⎛ −1⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
AB = ⎜14 ⎟ − ⎜ 2 ⎟
⎜ 11 ⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛6⎞ ⎛ 3⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
= ⎜12 ⎟ = 2 ⎜ 6 ⎟
⎜8⎟ ⎜ 4⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 3⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ 6 ⎟ • ⎜ 3 ⎟ = 6 + 18 − 24
⎜ 4 ⎟ ⎜ −6 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
=0
⇒ l is parallel to p.

⎛ −1⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ 2 ⎟ • ⎜ 3 ⎟ = −2 + 6 − 18
⎜ 3 ⎟ ⎜ −6 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
= −14 ≠ −7
∴ l is parallel but not contained on the plane p.
7(ii) Method 1
A
l

π
C
Let C(c,0,0) be a point on π .
⎛c⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ 0 ⎟ • ⎜ 3 ⎟ = −7
⎜ 0 ⎟ ⎜ −6 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
7
c=−
2
⎛ 2⎞
⎜ ⎟
3
⎛ ⎛ −7 / 2 ⎞ ⎛ −1⎞ ⎞ ⎜⎜ ⎟⎟
⎜⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎟ −6
d = ⎜⎜ 0 ⎟ − ⎜ 2 ⎟⎟• ⎝ ⎠
⎜⎜ 0 ⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟⎟ 49
⎝⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠⎠

⎛ −5 / 2 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞
1⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
= ⎜ −2 ⎟ • ⎜ 3 ⎟ = 1
7⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝ −3 ⎠ ⎝ −6 ⎠

5
Method 2
Let m be the line perpendicular to p and passing through A.
⎛ −1⎞ ⎛ 2⎞
Vector equation of line m : r = ⎜ 2 ⎟ + μ ⎜⎜ 3 ⎟⎟ , μ ∈
⎜ ⎟
⎜3⎟ ⎜ −6 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
Let F be the foot of perpendicular of A to p.
⎛ −1 + 2μ ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ 2 + 3μ ⎟ • ⎜ 3 ⎟ = −7
⎜ 3 − 6μ ⎟ ⎜ −6 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
2 ( −1 + 2μ ) + 3(2 + 3μ ) − 6(3 − 6μ ) = −7
1
μ=
7
⎛ −1⎞ ⎛ 2⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ 1 ⎜ ⎟
OF = ⎜ 2 ⎟ + ⎜ 3 ⎟
⎜ 3 ⎟ 7 ⎜ −6 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ −1⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ −1 ⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ 1 ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
AF = ⎜ 2 ⎟ + ⎜ 3 ⎟ − ⎜ 2 ⎟
⎜ 3 ⎟ 7 ⎜ −6 ⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 2⎞
1⎜ ⎟
= ⎜ 3⎟
7⎜ ⎟
⎝ −6 ⎠
uuur 1 2 2
AF = 2 + 3 + (−6) 2
7
=1

## ∴ Distance of the line l from the plane p=1 unit

7(ii)
Let the plane required be p1 .

⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ −48 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
Normal of p1 = ⎜ 6 ⎟ × ⎜ 3 ⎟ = ⎜ 26 ⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎝ −6 ⎠ ⎝ −3 ⎠
⎛ −1⎞ ⎛ −48 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ 2 ⎟ • ⎜ 26 ⎟ = 48 + 52 − 9 = 91
⎜ 3 ⎟ ⎜ −3 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ −48 ⎞
⎜ ⎟
∴ Equation of p1 : r • ⎜ 26 ⎟ = 91 ⇒ −48 x + 26 y − 3z = 91
⎜ −3 ⎟
⎝ ⎠

6
8(a) pq = 13 + 13i
( 2 + ia )( b − i ) = 13 + 13i
2b − 2i + abi + a = 13 + 13i
(a + 2b) + i (ab − 2) = 13 + 13i

## Comparing real and imaginary parts,

a + 2b = 13 - (1)
ab − 2 = 13 - (2)
15
(2): b =
a
15
Subst. b = into (1):
a
⎛ 15 ⎞
a + 2 ⎜ ⎟ = 13
⎝a⎠
a 2 − 13a + 30 = 0
( a − 3)( a − 10 ) = 0
a = 3 or 10
3
b = 5 or
2
8b(i)
y
Locus of z
R (4,5)
Q

(4, 3)
3

A(0, 1) P (4, 1)

x
O 4

Least z = OP Greatest z = OQ

= 42 + 12 = 42 + 32 + 2
= 17 =7
8b(ii) Max arg( z − i ) = ∠PAR
⎛4⎞
= tan −1 ⎜ ⎟
⎝4⎠
π
=
4
7
9(i) x
f ( x) =
λ − x2
⎛1⎞
λ − x2 − x ⎜ ⎟ ( λ − x2 )
−1
2
( −2 x ) λ
f ' ( x) = ⎝2⎠ = >0
λ − x2 (λ − x ) 2 32

## 9(ii) domain of f −1 = range of f = ( −∞, 0 ) .

x
y =
λ − x2
y 2 ( λ − x2 ) = x2
x 2 ( y 2 + 1) = λ y2
λ y2
x = ±
1+ y2
λy
Since − λ < x < 0, that is, y < 0, x = .
1+ y2
λx
That is, f −1 ( x) = , for x < 0.
1 + x2
9(iii) λx
f −1f −1 ( x) =
1 + ( λ + 1) x 2

λ ( −0.5 )
= −0.5
1 + ( λ + 1)( −0.5 )
2

4λ 2 − λ − 5 = 0
( 4λ − 5)( λ + 1) = 0
5
Since λ > 0, λ = .
4

Alternatively:
f ( −0.5 ) = −0.5
( −0.5) = 0.5
λ − ( −0.5 )
2

1 = λ − 0.25

5
λ=
4

8
10(i) x −1
∫ 1 + 4x 2
dx

1 8x 1
= ∫
8 1 + 4x 2
dx −∫
1 + 4 x2
dx

1 1
8 2
(ii) y y = x+3

y = 3e x
x
-2.82 O

## For x < −2.82 or x > 0 , 3e x > x + 3

i.e. 3e x − x − 3 > 0 if x < −2.82 or x > 0

## For −2.82 < x < 0 , 3e x < x + 3

i.e. 3e x − x − 3 < 0 if −2.82 < x < 0

∫−2 3e − x − 3 dx
2 x

= ∫−2 3e x − x − 3 dx + ∫0 3e x − x − 3 dx
0 2

x2 x2
= [3e x − − 3 x]0−2 + [3e x − − 3 x]02
2 2
= −1 − 3e−2 + 3e2 − 11 (need to check positive or negative within each modulus to
remove the modulus sign)
= 1 + 3e−2 + 3e2 − 11
= 3e−2 + 3e2 − 10

9
11a(i) x-coordinate of A = 1
(ii) e
Area of region bounded = ∫1 (ln x) 2 dx
dx
Let x = eu ⇒ ln x = u, = eu
du
When x = 1, u = 0 & When x = e, u = 1
1
∴ Area of region bounded = ∫0 u
2 u
e du
1
∫0 u
2 u
Area of region bounded = e du

= [u 2 eu ] 0 − ∫ 0 2ueu du
1 1

1 1
= e − [ ⎡ 2ueu ⎤ − ∫ 2eu du ]
⎣ ⎦0 0
1
= e – 2e + ⎡ 2eu ⎤
⎣ ⎦0
= − e + 2e − 2 = e − 2
11(b) 3
Let P be the point of intersection of y = − x + 2 and y = cos x .
2
Using GC, the coordinates of point of intersection = (0.94031, 0.58954)
Volume formed about the y –axis
1 2
⎡2 ⎤

−1
=π ⎢⎣ 3 (2 − y )⎥⎦ − (cos y ) dy
2

0.58954
= π (0.0907) = 0.285 (3 d.p)

## 12(i) Horizontal asymptote is y = 0 .

Discriminant of x 2 − kx + k = 0 ⇒ k 2 − 4k = 0 ⇒ k ( k − 4 ) = 0 .
Therefore when k = 0 or 4, C has two asymptotes.

(ii)(a)
y

x
O k 2 25
−k

10
(ii)(b)
y

x
O k2 5

− k

(c)

O k2 5
−1 k
1 k2 k
y = x+ −
5 25 5

11
2010 JJC Prelim P2 Solutions

1(i)

a
y

## The perimeter S = 2y + 4x ……(1)

y 2 = a 2 − x 2 …………………(2)

## Subst (2) into (1)

S = 2 a2 − x2 + 4 x
dS 2x
=− +4=0
dx a2 − x2
2x
− +4=0
a − x2
2

x
=2
a2 − x2

4 2
x2 = a
5
1
⇒ y2 = a 2
5
4 1
⇒ x= a and y = a
5 5
d 2s 2a 2
= − 3 < 0
dx 2 (a 2 − x 2 ) 2

## Length : width = 2x : y = 4:1

1
1(ii) 2
y 2 + xy = x 2 − + 3 ……(1)
x
Differentiate w.r.t x
dy dy 2
2 y + x + y = 2x + 2
dx dx x
dy 2
(2 y + x) = 2 x + 2 − y …….(2)
dx x
Subst. x = 1 into
(1): y 2 + y = 2 ⇒ y= 1 and y ≠ − 2 (rejected)
dy
(2): =1
dx
dy dy dx
= .
dt dx dt
1
= (1)( )
5
1
= units s −1
5
2 2
( x + y ) 2 = 2 xy − y 3
3
2
( x + y ) 2 − 2 xy = − y 3
3
2
y 2 + x2 = − y3
3
dy dy
2 y + 2 x = −2 y 2
dx dx
dy
( y + y 2 ) = − x (shown)
dx
Alternative:
⎛ dy ⎞ dy dy
2( x + y ) ⎜ 1 + ⎟ = 2 x + 2 y − 2 y 2
⎝ dx ⎠ dx dx
dy
( y + y 2 ) = − x (shown)
dx

2
2 dy
x = y2 + y
dx
use y = ux
dy d u
= x+u
dx dx
⎛ du ⎞
∴ x ⎜ x + u ⎟ = ( ux ) + ux
2

⎝ dx ⎠
du
x + u = u2 x + u
dx
1 du
=1
u 2 dx
1
∫ u 2 du = ∫ 1 dx
1
− = x + c , where c is an arbitrary constant
u
x
− = x+c
y
x c
y=− = −1 +
x+c x+c
2 Family of solution curves:

1
c = −1, y = −1 −
x −1
c = 0, y = −1
c =1
1
c = 1, y = −1 +
x +1
y
c = −1
x
y = −1 c=0

x = −1 x =1

3
3(i) Using ratio theorem,
uuur uuur
uuuur 2OA + OB 1 2
OM = A M C
3
uuuur uuur
uuur 3OM − OB
OA =
2
⎡ ⎛ 0 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞⎤
1 ⎢ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎥
= ⎢3 ⎜ 2 ⎟ − ⎜ 0 ⎟ ⎥
2 ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎢⎣ ⎝ 2 ⎠ ⎝ −2 ⎠ ⎥⎦
⎛ −1 ⎞
⎜ ⎟
=⎜ 3 ⎟
⎜4⎟
⎝ ⎠
α = −1
3(ii) ⎛4⎞ ⎛ 2⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
BC = ⎜ β ⎟ − ⎜ 0 ⎟
⎜ −1⎟ ⎜ −2 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛2⎞
⎜ ⎟
= ⎜β ⎟
⎜1⎟
⎝ ⎠
uuur 3
Length of projection of BC onto the line OM =
2
uuur uuuur
BC • OM 3
uuuur =
OM 2

⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛0⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ β ⎟•⎜1⎟
⎜ 1 ⎟ ⎜1⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ 3
=
12 + 12 2
β +1 = 3
β 2 + 2β − 8 = 0
β = 2 or − 4 (rejected)
∴β = 2
Alternatively, β + 1 = 3
β + 1 = 3 or β + 1 = −3
β = 2 or − 4 (rejected)
∴β = 2

4
3(iii) ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ −1⎞ ⎛1⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
AB = ⎜ 0 ⎟ − ⎜ 3 ⎟ = 3 ⎜ −1 ⎟
⎜ −2 ⎟ ⎜ 4 ⎟ ⎜ −2 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 4 ⎞ ⎛ −1⎞ ⎛ 5 ⎞
uuur ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
AC = ⎜ 2 ⎟ − ⎜ 3 ⎟ = ⎜ −1 ⎟
⎜ −1⎟ ⎜ 4 ⎟ ⎜ −5 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛1⎞ ⎛5⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
Normal of plane ABC = ⎜ −1 ⎟ × ⎜ −1 ⎟
⎜ −2 ⎟ ⎜ −5 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 3⎞
⎜ ⎟
= ⎜ −5 ⎟
⎜ 4⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎛a⎞ ⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛a⎞ ⎛ 3⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ π
⎜ 0 ⎟ • ⎜ −5 ⎟ = ⎜0⎟ −5
⎜ ⎟ sin
6
⎜1⎟ ⎜ 4 ⎟ ⎜1⎟ ⎜ 4⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛1⎞
3a + 4 = a 2 + 1 50 ⎜ ⎟
⎝2⎠
( 6a + 8 )2 = 50 ( a 2 + 1)
7 a 2 − 48a − 7 = 0
1
a = 7 or - (rejected since angle is acute, 3a +4>0)
7
∴a = 7

5
4(i) z2 = 2 ⇒ z = 2
π π
arg ( −iz ) = ⇒ arg ( −i ) + arg( z ) =
4 4
π⎛ π⎞
arg( z ) = −⎜− ⎟
4 ⎝ 2⎠

=
4

wz = 2 2
w z =2 2
∴w =2

⎛ z2 ⎞ 5
arg ⎜ ⎟ = − π
⎜ w⎟ 6
⎝ ⎠
5
2 arg( z ) − arg( w) = − π
6
⎛3 ⎞ 5
arg( w) = 2 ⎜ π ⎟ + π
⎝4 ⎠ 6
7
= π
3
π
= (principle value)
3
⎡ ⎛π ⎞ ⎛ π ⎞⎤
w = 2 ⎢cos ⎜ ⎟ + i sin ⎜ ⎟ ⎥
⎣ ⎝3⎠ ⎝ 3 ⎠⎦
= 1 + 3i

6
4(ii)
4
z + 1 − 3i = 0
4
z = −1 + 3i
⎛ 2π ⎞
⎜ + 2 kπ ⎟ i
= 2e⎝ 3 ⎠

1 ⎛ π + kπ ⎞ i
⎜ ⎟
z = 2 4 e⎝ 6 2 ⎠
1 π
(1+ 3k )i
= 24 e 6 , k = 0, ±1, −2
1 π 1 2π 1 π 1 5π
i i − i − i
= 24 e 6 , 24 e 3 , 24 e 3 , 24 e 6

z3
z2
π
6 x
π

3
z4

z1

The points form a square since the diagonals are perpendicular and of equal
length.

7
5(i) The different letters left are D S T R B U O N
4!
No of different code words = 8C1 = 32
3!

5(ii) 9!
To permute the remaining 9 letters 1st, ways.
2
To slot in the 3Is, 10C3 ways.
Thus number of code words that can be formed is
9!
= 10C3
2
= 21772800
6(i) 2
C 6C 4
P(1 left-handed player) = 81 3 =
C4 7
6(ii) P(G R G L BR BR )+P(G R G R BL BR )
P(2 G given exactly 1 left-handed)=
P(exactly 1 left-handed)
2
C1 4 C2 + 2 C2 4 C1
8
C4
=
4
7
8
2
= 35 =
4 5
7
6(iii) P(Boy A or Girl B is chosen) = 1 – P (Both Boy A and Girl B are not chosen)
6
C 11
= 1− 8 4 =
C4 14

Alternative:
P(Boy A or Girl B is chosen) = P(Boy A is chosen) + P(Girl B is chosen)
−P(Boy A and Girl B are chosen)
7 7
C C 6C
= 8 3+8 3−8 2
C4 C4 C 4
1 1 3 11
= + − =
2 2 14 14

8
7 Let X denote the number of guitars sold by a music shop in a day.
X P0 ( λ )
2
Given that P( X = 0) =
7
2
⇒ e− λ =
7
2
⇒ λ = − ln = 1.253
7
7(i) P ( X < 4) = P( X ≤ 3)
= 0.96145 ≈ 0.961
7(ii) Let Y be the number of days out of 100 in which at least 4 guitars were sold per day.
Y B(100,1 − 0.96145) = B(100, 0.03855)
Since n is large and np < 5 , we use a Poisson approximation.
Y P0 (3.855) approx
P(more than 95 days in which less than 4 guitars were sold per day)
= P( at most 4 days in which at least 4 guitars were sold per day )
= P(Y ≤ 4)
= 0.657 (to 3 sf)

7(iii) X P0 (1.253)
For a large sample of size 90, by Central Limit theorem,
⎛ 1.253 ⎞
X N ⎜ 1.253, ⎟ approx .
⎝ 90 ⎠
(
P X > 1.5 ).
= 0.0182

## Alternative : X 1 + K + X 90 P0 (1.253 × 90 ) = P0 (112.77 )

( )
P X > 1.5 = P ( X 1 + K + X 90 > 135 )
= 1 − P ( X 1 + K + X 90 ≤ 135 )
= 0.0183

8(i) X N (15,5)
Let T = X 1 + X 2
E (T − 3 X ) = E ( X 1 + X 2 ) − 3E ( X ) = 15 + 15 − 3(15) = −15
Var (T − 3 X ) = Var ( X 1 + X 2 ) + 9Var ( X ) = 5 + 5 + 32 (5) = 55
T − 3 X N (−15,55)
P (T > 2 + 3 X ) = P(T − 3 X > 2)
= 0.0109

9
8(ii) P ( X < 20) = 0.9873 ≈ 0.987
Probability = 3[ P( X < 20) ] P( X > 20)
2

= 3(0.9873) 2 (1 − 0.9873)
= 0.0371
Alternatively, use binomial distribution.
Let W be r.v. “no. of observations with value less than 20 out of 3”
W B(3, 0.987)
P (W = 2) = 0.0371
8(iii) Y N ( μ , 22.52 )
15.1 + 29.9 45
For greatest probability, μ = = = 22.5
2 2
Greatest P(15.1 < Y < 29.9) = 0.258
8(iv) (iv) X N (15,5) Y N (10, σ 2 )
X + Y N (15 + 10, 5 + σ 2 ) = N (25, 5 + σ 2 )
P ( X + Y > 27) = 0.25
⎛ 27 − 25 ⎞
P⎜Z > ⎟ = 0.25
⎝ 5 +σ 2 ⎠
⎛ 2 ⎞
P⎜Z > ⎟ = 0.25
⎝ 5 +σ 2 ⎠
⎛ 2 ⎞
P⎜Z < ⎟ = 0.75
⎝ 5 +σ 2 ⎠
2
= 0.6745
5 +σ 2
σ = 1.95

## Assumption : The random variables X and Y are independent of each other.

10
9(i) To obtain a quota sampling of 60, divide the diners into two subgroups : male and
female. Select the first 30 males and 30 females who leaves the restaurant.
9(ii) By drawing random samples according to the proportion in each stratum, lunch and
dinner, the sample will be a better representation of the population.

Draw random samples from each stratum with sample size proportional to the size of the
strata as follows :
Lunch Dinner
Number of 2 3
customers to be × 60 = 24 × 60 = 36
5 5
sampled
10(i) e y = axb
y = ln a + b ln x
The scatter diagram is plotted with y against ln x .
y

ln x

From the scatter diagram, the points lie close to a straight line, so the linear model is
appropriate.
10(ii) From GC, since r ≈ −0.982 which is very close to -1, it supports the claim in part (i).

## 10(iii) y = 73.3 − 18.4 ln x

a = 6.89 × 1031 (3sf )

b = −18.4 (3sf)
10(iv)x = 0.5, y = 73.3 − 18.4 ln(0.5) = 86.0
86.0% (3sf)
Since x = 0.5 is out of the given data range of 1 ≤ x ≤ 40 , the prediction is unreliable.
10(v) For large values of x , the model gives y < 0 . So the model is not valid for large values
of x .

11
11 Assume that the amount spent per customer follows a normal distribution.
Let X be the actual amount spent per customer per visit.
and μ be the actual mean amount spent per customer per visit.
H 0 : μ = 59
H1 : μ < 59
82 X −μ
Under H 0 , X ~ N(59, ) and test statistic Z = ~ N(0, 1)
8 σ
n
432
where x = = 54, μ = 59, σ = 8, n = 8.
8
At 5% level of significance, we use a left-tailed z- test and reject H0 if p-value < 0.05.
From the GC, p − value = 0.0385 .
Since p − value = 0.0385 < 0.05 , we reject H 0 and conclude that at 5% level of
significance there is sufficient evidence to suggest that the mean amount spent per
customer per visit has decreased in recent months.

11 H 0 : μ = μ0
H1 : μ ≠ μ0
∑ ( y −70)
y= + 70 = 62
9
1 ⎡ ( −72 ) ⎤
2

s =
2
⎢1234 − ⎥ = 82.25
9 − 1 ⎣⎢ 9 ⎦⎥
Y − μ0
Under H 0 , test statistic T = ~ t(8)
s
n
where y = 62, μ = μ0 , s = 82.25, n = 9
At 5% level of significance, we use a 2-tailed t- test and reject H0 if T ≥ 2.306
Since H 0 is rejected at 5% level of significance,
y − μ0 y − μ0
< −2.306 or > 2.306
s s
n n
82.25 82.25
μ0 > 62 + 2.306 or μ0 < 62 − 2.306
9 9
{μ0 ∈ : μ0 < 55.0 or μ0 >69.0 }

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## 2010 Preliminary Examination II

Pre-university 3

MATHEMATICS 9740

PAPER 1 9740/1
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1
1 (i) Express f ( r ) = in partial fractions. [2]
r − 2r
2

n
2
(ii) Hence find ∑r
r =3
2
− 2r
in terms of n. [3]

## (There is no need to express your answer as a single algebraic fraction.)

2
(iii) Deduce the value of ∑r
r =3
2
− 2r
. [2]

## f : x → e x + 10, for x ∈ℜ,

g : x → x 2 − 3 x, for x ∈ℜ.

(i) Sketch the graphs of f and g on the same diagram, indicating clearly the equations of
any asymptotes and the coordinates of any turning points. Hence, or otherwise, solve
g ( x) = f ( x) . [4]

(ii) Show that the composite function gf exists and find an expression for gf ( x ) . [2]

(iii) If the domain of g is restricted to the set { x ∈ℜ : x ≥ a} , find the least value of a for
which g −1 exists. Hence, find g −1 and state its domain. [4]

3 The fourth, ninth and nineteenth term of an arithmetic progression are consecutive terms
of a geometric progression.

(i) Show that the common ratio of the geometric progression is 2. [3]

(ii) The twentieth term of the arithmetic progression is 63. Find its first term and
common difference. [3]

(iii) The sum of the first n terms of the arithmetic progression is denoted by S n . Using
the results in (ii), find the least value of n for which S n exceeds 200. [3]
3

## 4 The curve C has equation

a 2 ( x + 1) − b 2 y 2 =
2
1

## where a and b are positive constants.

 3 
Given that the curve passes through the point  − , 0  and the equations of its
 2 
asymptotes are =
y 2 x + 2 and y =−2 x − 2 , show that a = 2 and b = 1 . [4]

Hence sketch C, stating the equations of any asymptotes and the coordinates of any
points of intersection with the axes. [3]

dy
5 The equation of a curve C is 2 x 3 − 3 xy + y 3 =
p , where p is a constant. Find . [2]
dx

It is given that C has a tangent which is parallel to the y-axis. Show that the y-coordinate
of the point of contact of the tangent with C must satisfy

2 y6 − 2 y3 − p =
0.

1
Hence show that p ≥ − . [3]
2

Find the values of p in the case where the line x = 4 is a tangent to C. [3]

1
It is given instead that C has a tangent which is parallel to the x-axis. Show that p ≥ −
2
in this case also. [2]

## 6 A disease is spreading through a population of N individuals. It is given that the rate of

increase of the number of infected individuals at any time is proportional to the product
of the number of infected individuals and the number of uninfected individuals at that
time. At any time t, x is the number of infected individuals.

N eN k t
Given that initially only one person is infected, show that x = , where k is a
N −1 + eN k t
positive constant. [7]

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## 7 f ( x ) ln ( 2 x + 1) , find f ( 0 ) , f ′ ( 0 ) , f ′′ ( 0 ) and f ′′′ ( 0 ) . Hence obtain the

(i) Given that =
first three non-zero terms in the Maclaurin’s series for f ( x ) . [5]

(ii) Hence, or otherwise, show that the first three non-zero terms in the expansion of
ln ( 2 x 2 + 3 x + 1) are ax + bx 2 + ax 3 , where a and b are constants to be found. [3]

1
8 The diagram below shows the graph of y = f ( x ) with a vertical asymptote x = − . The
2
points A ( −2, 0 ) and B ( 0, 2 ) are the point of inflexion and the minimum point
respectively.

y = f (x)

B
A x
O

1
x= −
2

## Sketch, on separate diagrams, the graphs of

x
(i) =y f   +1, [3]
2

1
(ii) y= . [3]
f ( x)
5

## 9 Given that the plane π : r ⋅ n =d and the line l : r = a + λb intersect at a point,

d − a ⋅n
show that λ = . [2]
b ⋅n

Find

## 10 (a) Given that the equation z 4 − z 3 − 9 z 2 + 29 z − 60 =

0 has a root of the form z = 1 + ki ,
where k is a non-zero real number, find the possible values of k.

## Hence solve the equation z 4 − z 3 − 9 z 2 + 29 z − 60 =

0. [5]

(b) In an Argand diagram, the point P represents the complex number z such that

π 3π
z − 2 − 2i ≤ 2 and ≤ arg ( z − 2 − 2i ) ≤ .
4 4

## (i) Sketch the locus of P. [3]

π  2+ 2 
(ii) Hence, or otherwise, show that ≤ arg ( z ) ≤ tan −1   . [3]
4  2− 2 

## 11 (a) Use the substitution x = cos θ to find the exact value of

π sin θ
∫ π /2 1 + cos 2 θ
dθ . [5]

## (b) (i) Find ∫ e x sin 2 x dx . [4]

π /2
(ii) Hence find the exact value of 5∫ e x sin 2 x dx . [2]
0

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y

P (3, 1) C

S
Q ( 8 , 0) R (4, 0)
x
O

1 1
x =+
2t , y =−
2t , t > 0 .
t t

## (ii) Show that the cartesian equation of C is x 2 − y 2 =

8. [2]

Two points, P and Q, lie on the curve C with coordinates ( 3,1) and ( 8, 0 )
respectively. Point R ( 4, 0 ) lie on the x-axis. The region S is bounded by the lines QR
and PR and the arc PQ of the curve C.

(iii) Find the exact value of the volume of revolution when S is rotated completely

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Pre-University 3
MATHEMATICS
Higher 2 9740/02

## Friday 17 September 2010 3 hours

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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.

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
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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
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You are reminded of the need for clear presentation in your answers.

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Section A: Pure Mathematics [40 marks]

## 1 The rth term of a sequence is given by ur = r(3r + 1), r = 1, 2, 3, ….

n
(i) Write down the values of ∑u
r =1
r for n = 1, 2, 3, and 4. [2]
n
(ii) Make a conjecture for a formula for ∑ u r , giving your answer in the form
r =1
nf(n), where f(n) is a function of n. [1]
n
(iii) Use the method of mathematical induction to prove your conjecture for ∑ u r .
r =1
[4]

2 (i) Solve the equation z 5 = 32 , expressing the solutions in the form re iθ , where
r > 0 and − π < θ ≤ π . [3]

## (ii) Show all the solutions on an Argand diagram. [2]

5
w 
(iii) Show that the roots of the equation w5 − 32  − 1 = 0 are
2 

1 − i cot where k = 0, ±1, ±2 . [4]
5

9 12 
   
3 (a) The points M and N have position vectors  6  and  p  respectively, where p
3 q 
   
and q are constants.
(i) The straight line which passes through M and N has equation
9 1 
   
r=  6  + λ  3  where λ ∈ R . Find the values of p and q. [3]
3 0
   

(ii) The line MN is extended to point S such that N divides MS in the ratio 3:2.
Find the position vector of S. [2]

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2
1  2 
   
(b) The planes p1 and p2 have equations r  −3  =
7 and r  −1 = 4 respectively,
a  1 
   
where a is a constant. Both planes pass through the point (1, b,3) and meet in the
line l where b is a constant.

## (i) Find the values of a and b. [3]

(ii) Hence find the vector equation of line, l. [3]

4 (a) A conical water tank with its axis vertical and downwards has a radius of
5
r m at the top and is r m high (see diagram). If water flows into the tank
2

at a rate of 25 m3s −1 , find the rate at which the depth of water is increasing
when the water is 15 m high. [3]
r

5
r
2

## (b) A chocolate maker is interested in using containers in the shape shown

below to package her chocolates. The container is made up of an open
cylinder of height h cm and radius r cm, with a hollow hemispherical cover
In order to minimise production cost in this economic recession, the
chocolate maker wants to use containers with the least surface area while
maintaining the volume of each container at 500 cm3. The material used to
construct the container costs \$0.02 per cm2.
1000 5 2
(i) Show that the surface area, S is given by = S + πr . [4]
r 3
(ii) Find the radius that gives the minimum surface area. [4]
(iii) Find the minimum cost of one container, leaving your answer to 2
decimal places. [2]
4
[Volume of sphere, V = π r 3 ; Surface area of sphere, S = 4π r ]
2

3
Section B: Statistics [60 marks]

## 5 The Millennia Institute Library is planning to organize a campaign to promote reading

among students. The librarian conducted a survey on 50 randomly chosen students to
collect ideas for the campaign. However, she realized that most of these students
happen to be from a certain level.
(i) Advise the librarian on a more appropriate sampling method. [3]
(ii) Give an advantage and disadvantage of the sampling method selected in part (i).
[2]

6 Two players M and N regularly play each other in chess. When M has the first move
in a game, the probability of M winning the game is 0.4 and the probability of N
winning the game is 0.2. When N has the first move in a game, the probability of N
winning the game is 0.3 and the probability of M winning the game is 0.2. Any game
that is not won by either player ends in a draw.

(a) To decide who has the first move in a game, a fair coin is tossed. The player
who gets heads will make the first move. Find the probability that the game
ends in a draw. [2]
(b) Find the probability that N had made the first move given that the game ends in
a draw. [3]
(c) To make the game more interesting, M and N change the procedure for
deciding who has the first move in the game. As a result of the new procedure,
the probability of M making the first move in a game is p. Find the value of p
such that M and N have an equal chance of winning the game. [2]

7 Two families are invited to a party. The first family consists of a man and both his
parents while the second family consists of a woman and both her parents. The two
families sit at a round table with two other men and two other women.
Find the number of possible arrangements if
(i) there is no restriction, [1]

## (ii) the men and women are seated alternately, [2]

(iii) members of the same family are seated together and the two other women must
be seated separately, [3]

(iv) members of the same family are seated together and the seats are numbered.
[2]

4
8 In a particular study, a medical student recorded the age and blood pressure of 8 men.
The regression line of y on x is determined to=be y 1.144 x + 79.914 .
Unfortunately, the student then lost the record of one of the men. He urgently needs
the missing data, b in his report.
Age (x) 49 58 44 75 37 57 63 66
Blood Pressure (y) 133 148 b 166 123 147 154 152

## (i) Show that b is 130. [3]

(ii) Draw a scatter diagram for the data in the table. [2]

(iii) Find the linear product moment correlation coefficient between y and x. [1]

(iv) Explain why a linear product moment correlation coefficient that is close to 1
alone is not sufficient to conclude a strong linear relationship between two
variables. [1]

(v) Use the given regression line to estimate the age of a man when his blood

(vi) Explain whether this choice of the regression line is appropriate [1]

9 Durians and mangoes are sold by mass. The masses, in kg, of durians and mangoes
are modelled as having independent normal distributions with means and standard
deviations as shown in the table.

Durians 1.6 0.2
Mangoes 0.3 0.05

## Durians are sold at \$8 per kg and mangoes at \$3 per kg.

(i) Find the mass, m that will be exceeded by 80% of the durians. [1]

(ii) Find the probability that the total mass of 3 randomly chosen durians and 4
randomly chosen mangoes exceeds 6.5 kg. [3]

## (iii) The mean mass of n randomly chosen durians is D kg. Given

that P( D < 1.45) =
0.0122 , find the value of n. [3]

(iv) Find the probability that the total selling price of 3 randomly chosen durians
and 4 randomly chosen mangoes is less than \$45. [3]

5
10 There is an outbreak of an infection caused by a new strain of a virus in City X. The
probability, p, of a randomly chosen person being infected is 0.2. Find the
probability that, in a random sample of 12 people chosen from City X, at least 4 are
infected. [3]
After a certain time, the virus mutates and the value of p increases to 0.6. By using a
suitable approximation, find the probability that, in a random sample of 100 people,
there are at least 60 but not more than 80 who are infected. [4]

The virus then mutates to a much more deadly form and the value of p is now 0.97.
By using a suitable approximation, find the probability that, in a random sample of
100 people, at most 5 are not infected. [3]

11 A beverage producer claims that each packet of soya bean milk he produces contains
250 ml of the drink. A consumer group took a sample of 50 packets and recorded the
volume, x in ml of each packet. The results are summarized by

∑ x =12349 , ∑ x 2
=3054283 .

(i) Find the unbiased estimates of the population mean and variance. [2]

(ii) Test, at 5% significance level, whether the producer is overstating the mean
volume. [4]

(iii) In conducting the test in part (ii), explain if there is a need to assume that the
volume of a packet of soya bean milk follows a normal distribution. [1]

(iv) In conducting the test in part (ii), explain the meaning of ‘a significance level of
5%’ in the context of the question. [1]

(v) Given that the population variance of the volumes of packets of soya bean milk is
85, find the range of values of the sample size for which the producer’s claim
will not be rejected at a significance level of 5%. [3]

End of Paper

6
2010 MI PU3 Prelim Exam II
9740/02 H2 Mathematics Paper 1 Suggested Solutions

1 (i) f ( r ) = 1 1 A B
= = + (ii)
r − 2r r ( r − 2 ) r r − 2
2

n 2 n 1 n ⎡ 1 1⎤
By cover-up rule, A = − 1 , B = 1 ∑ = 2 × ∑ f (r ) = 2 × ∑ ⎢ −
2 2 r =3 r − 2 r
2
r =3 2 r = 3 ⎣ r − 2 r ⎥⎦
1 1 1
∴ f (r ) = − + = 1−
2r 2 ( r − 2 ) 3
1 1
+ −
2 4
∞ 2 ⎡3 1 1⎤
∑ = lim ⎢ − − ⎥ 1 1
+ −
r =3 r − 2r ⎣ 2 n −1 n ⎦
2 n →∞
(iii) 3 5
3 1 1
= + −
2 4 6
+ ...
1 1
+ −
n−4 n−2
1 1
+ −
n − 3 n −1
1 1
+ −
n−2 n
3 1 1
= − −
2 n −1 n
2 (i)

y f ( x) = e x + 10

g ( x) = x 2 − 3 x

A 11
y = 10

0  3 x

(3/2, -9/4)

## For g ( x) = f ( x) , by GC, x ≈ −2.02

(ii) Rf = (10, ∞) ⊆ Dg = ℜ
∴ gf exists. (shown)
gf ( x ) = ( e x + 10 ) − 3 ( e x + 10 )
2

1
3
(iii) From the graph of g above, g −1 exits if x ≥ .
2
3
Hence, the least value of a = .
2
2
⎛ 3⎞ 9
Let y = g ( x) = ⎜ x − ⎟ −
⎝ 2⎠ 4
3 9 3
∴ x = + y + , since x ≥
2 4 2
3 9 ⎡ 9 ⎞
∴ g −1 ( x ) = + x + , Dg −1 = ⎢ − , ∞ ⎟
2 4 ⎣ 4 ⎠
3 (i) Let the AP with T1 = a, common difference = d.

## T4, T9, T19 are consecutive terms of a GP :

T19 T9 a + 18d a + 8d
⇒r= = ⇒r= =
T9 T4 a + 8d a + 3d
⇒ ( a + 18d )( a + 3d ) = ( a + 8d ) ⇒ 10d 2 = 5ad
2

5a 1
Since d ≠ 0, d = = a ---------(1)
10 2
⎛1 ⎞
a + 8⎜ a ⎟
a + 8d ⎝ 2 ⎠ = 2 (shown)
∴r = =
a + 3d ⎛1 ⎞
a + 3⎜ a ⎟
⎝2 ⎠

## (ii) Given T20 = a + 19d = 63 ---------(2)

⎛1 ⎞
Substitute (1) into (2), a + 19 ⎜ a ⎟ = 63
⎝2 ⎠

∴a = 6 & d = 3

n
(iii) Sn = [ 2(6) + (n − 1)3] > 200
2

3n 2 + 9n − 400 > 0

## n < −13.14 (NA) or n > 10.14

Hence, least n = 11

2
4 ( x + 1)
2
y2
( x + 1)
2
a 2
−b y
2 2
=1⇒ 2
− 2
=1
⎛1⎞ ⎛1⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝a⎠ ⎝b⎠

a
Asymptotes : y = ± ( x + 1)
b

## Comparing with y = 2 x + 2 and y = −2 x − 2 ,

a
= 2 ⇒ a = 2b ------(1)
b

⎜ − ,0 ⎟
⎝ 2 ⎠

2
⎛ 3 ⎞
⎜ − + 1⎟ − 0 = 1
2
a
⎝ 2 ⎠

## Substitute into (1), b = 1 (shown)

y
y = − 2x −2
(0, √3)

(−1.5, 0) (−0.5, 0) x

(0, −√3)
y = 2x + 2

5 2 x 3 − 3 xy + y 3 = p -------(1)
dy dy
⇒ 6 x 2 − 3x − 3y + 3y2 =0
dx dx
dy y − 2 x 2
⇒ = 2
dx y −x
If tangent is parallel to the y-axis, y 2 = x .
2 ( y 2 ) − 3 ( y 2 ) y + y3 − p = 0
3
Substitute into (1),
⇒ 2 y 6 − 2 y 3 − p = 0 (shown)
For the point of contact of the tangent with C,

3
b 2 − 4ac = ( −2 ) − 4 ( 2 )( − p ) ≥ 0
2

1
∴ p ≥ − (shown)
2
When x = 4 is a tangent to C, y 2 = 4 ⇒ y = ±2
When y = 2, p = 112 .

## If the tangent is parallel to the x-axis, y = 2 x 2 .

Substitute into (1),
2 x3 − 3x ( 2 x 2 ) + ( 2 x 2 ) − p = 0 ⇒ 8 x 6 − 4 x3 − p = 0
3

## For the point of contact of the tangent with C,

b 2 − 4ac = ( −4 ) − 4 ( 8 )( − p ) ≥ 0
2

1
∴ p ≥ − (shown)
2

6 dx
= kx ( N − x ) , k is a positive constant.
dt

1
∫ x( N − x) dx = ∫ kdt
1 ⎡1 1 ⎤
∫ +
N ⎣ x N − x ⎥⎦
⎢ dx = kt + C

ln x − ln( N − x) = Nkt + NC

⎛ x ⎞
ln ⎜ ⎟ = Nkt + NC
⎝N−x⎠
x
= Ae Nkt , A = e NC
N−x

1
When t = 0, x = 1, =A
N −1

x 1 Nkt
= e
N − x N −1

⇒ x ( N − 1 + e Nkt ) = Ne Nkt

Ne Nkt
∴x=
N − 1 + e Nkt (shown)

4
7 (i) f ( x ) = ln ( 2 x + 1)

2 ⎫
= 2 ( 2 x + 1)
−1
f ′( x) = ⎪
2x +1
⎪⎪
f ′′( x) = −2 ( 2 x + 1) (2) = −4 ( 2 x + 1)
−2 −2

−3 ⎪
f ′′′( x) = −4(−2) ( 2 x + 1) (2) = 16 ( 2 x + 1) ⎪
−3

⎪⎭

f (0) = 0 ⎫
f ′(0) = 2 ⎪⎪

f ′′(0) = −4 ⎪
f ′′′(0) = 16 ⎪⎭

1 2 1
f ( x) = f (0) + xf ′(0) +
x f ′′(0) + x3 f ′′′(0) + ...
2 3!
1 2 1 3
= 0 + 2 x + x (−4) + x (16) + ...
2 6
8
∴ f ( x) = 2 x − 2 x 2 + x3 + ...
3

(ii)

ln ( 2 x 2 + 3 x + 1) = ln(2 x + 1)( x + 1)
= ln(2 x + 1) + ln( x + 1)
8 1 1
= 2 x − 2 x 2 + x 3 + x − x 2 + x 3 + ...
3 2 3
5
= 3 x − x 2 + 3 x 3 + ...
2

5
⇒ a = 3, b = −
2

8 (i)

A ( −2, 0 ) → ( −4, 0 ) → A′ ( −4,1) ⎪

B ( 0, 2 ) → ( 0, 2 ) → B′ ( 0,3) ⎬
1 ⎪
Asymptote : x = − → x = −1 ⎪
2 ⎭

5
y

⎛x⎞
y = f ⎜ ⎟ +1
⎝2⎠

B′
A′

x = −1

(ii)

A ( −2, 0 ) → asymptote at x = −2 ⎫

1 1 ⎪
Asymptote at x = − → x − intercept at x = −
2 2 ⎪

⎛ 1⎞ ⎪
B ( 0, 2 ) , min. pt. → ⎜ 0, ⎟ , max. pt.
⎝ 2⎠ ⎪

"New" asymptote : y = 0 ⎭
y

(0, ½)

(- ½, 0) 0 x

x=-2

6

9 r ⋅n = d ------ (1)
r = a + λb ------(2)

## Substitute (2) into (1),

( a + λb ) ⋅ n = d
⇒ a ⋅ n + λb ⋅ n = d

d − a⋅n
∴λ = (Shown)
b ⋅n

(i) If l is in π , a is on π , a ⋅ n = d .  b . n = 0

## Hence, λ has infinitely many solutions.

d − a ⋅n
(ii) When l and π intersect at one point, λ = , from above.
b ⋅n
Substitute this into the equation of the line l, the position vector
⎛ d − a⋅n ⎞
required is r = a + ⎜ ⎟b
⎝ b ⋅n ⎠

## 10 (a) Given that z = 1 + ki is a root, so substitute into the given equation

(1 + ki ) − (1 + ki ) − 9 (1 + ki ) + 29 (1 + ki ) − 60 = 0
4 3 2

## Comparing the real or imaginary parts on both sides,

4k − 4k 3 − 3k + k 3 − 18k + 29k = −3k 3 + 12k = 0
⇒ k = ±2 or k = 0 (N.A.)
−6k 2 + k 4 + 3k 2 − 9 + 9k 2 − 31 = k 4 + 6k 2 − 40 = 0
OR,
By GC, ⇒ k = ±2

## Hence, ( z − (1 − 2i ) ) ( z − (1 + 2i ) ) = z 2 − 2 z + 5 is a factor of the given equation

z 4 − z 3 − 9 z 2 + 29 z − 60 = ( z 2 − 2 z + 5 )( z 2 + z − 12 ) = 0
(z 2
− 2 z + 5 ) = 0 or (z 2
+ z − 12 ) = 0
∴ z = 1 ± 2i , z = −4 or z = 3

7
(b) (i)

arg ( z − 2 − 2i ) =
4 π
y arg ( z − 2 − 2i ) =
4
A D

α C α Note : α = π/4
2

x
0 B 2

## (ii) min. (arg z) = argument of any complex numbers along CD

2
= tan −1

2
π
=
4

At A, x = 2 − 2 and y = 2 + 2 . -----(1)

## max. (arg z) = argument of a, where A ≡ a

AB
= tan −1 -----(2)
OB
⎛ 2+ 2 ⎞
= tan −1 ⎜⎜ ⎟⎟
⎝ 2− 2 ⎠
π ⎛ 2+ 2 ⎞
Hence, ≤ arg ( z ) ≤ tan −1 ⎜⎜ ⎟⎟ (Shown)
4 ⎝ 2− 2 ⎠

11 dx
(a) Let x = c o s θ ⇒ = −s i nθ

π
When θ = , x = 0 . When θ = π , x=−1.
2
π sin θ −1 −1

∫ π /2 1 + cos 2 θ
dθ =
0 1+ x
2
dx

−1
= − ⎡⎣ t a n − 1 x ⎤⎦
0
π
=
4

8
(b)(i)

x

## = e x sin 2 x − 2 ⎡ e x cos 2 x + ∫ e x .2sin 2 x dx ⎤

⎣ ⎦
5∫ e x sin 2 x dx = e x sin 2 x − 2e x cos 2 x + C
1
∴ ∫ e x sin 2 x dx = e x [sin 2 x − 2 cos 2 x ] + C
5

(b)(ii)

1
(e sin 2 x ) dx = 5 × ⎡⎣e x ( sin 2 x − 2cos 2 x ) ⎤⎦
π /2 π /2
5∫ x
0 5 0

= 2 ( eπ /2 + 1)

12 dy 1 dx 1
(i) = 2+ , = 2−
2
dt t dt t2
1
2+ 2
dy dy dx t
= ÷ =
dx dt dt 2 − 1
t2
When t = 1, d y 2 +1
= =3
dx 2 −1
1 1
(ii) x = 2t + ------ (1) ; y = 2t − ------ ( 2)
t t
(1) + (2), x + y = 4t ------ ( 3)
(1) – (2), x − y = 2 ------ ( 4 )
t
(3) × (4), ( x + y )( x − y ) = 8
⇒ x 2 − y 2 = 8 (Shown)
3
(iii) Volume of the solid = π ∫ y 2 dx + volume of cone
8
3
= π ∫ ( x2 − 8) dx + 13 π (12 ) (1)
8
= 4 ( 4 8 − 1 1) π or 4
( )
8 2 − 1 1 π (exact value)
3 3

9
2010 MI PU3 Prelim Exam II
9740/02 H2 Mathematics Paper 2 Suggested Solutions

1 (i)
1 2 3 4

∑u
r =1
r = 1× 22 = 4, ∑ ur = 2 × 32 = 18, ∑ ur = 3 × 42 = 48, ∑ ur = 4 × 52 = 100
r =1 r =1 r =1

(ii)
n

∑u
r =1
r = n(n + 1) 2

(iii)
n
Let Pn be the statement that ∑u r =1
r = n(n + 1) 2 for n ∈ Z +

Prove P1 is true:
LHS = (1)(3 ×1 + 1) = 4
RHS = (1)(1 + 1) 2 = 4
P1 is true

## Assume Pk is true for some k ∈ Z + i.e.

k

∑u
r =1
r = k (k + 1) 2

k +1
Prove Pk +1 is true i.e. ∑u
r =1
r = (k + 1)(k + 2) 2

LHS
k
= ∑ ur + (k + 1)(3k + 3 + 1)
r =1

= k (k + 1) 2 + (k + 1)(3k + 4)
= ( k + 1) ( k 2 + k + 3k + 4 )
= ( k + 1) ( k 2 + 4k + 4 )

= ( k + 1)( k + 2 )
2

= RHS
Since P1 is true and Pk is true ⇒ Pk +1 is true,
by the Principle of Mathematical Induction, Pn is true for n ∈ Z +

1
2 (i)
z 5 = 32 = 32ei (2 kπ )
⎛ 2 kπ ⎞
i⎜ ⎟
z = 2e ⎝ 5 ⎠
where k = ±2, ±1, 0

Im (z)
Z2
(ii)
Z3

5 2π
2π 5 Z1
5 Re (z)

5
Z4 2π
5
Z5

(iii)
5
⎛w ⎞
w − 32 ⎜ − 1⎟ = 0
5

⎝2 ⎠
5
⎛ ⎞
⎜ w ⎟
⎜ w ⎟ = 32
⎜ −1 ⎟
⎝2 ⎠
⎛ 2 kπ ⎞
w i⎜ ⎟
= 2e ⎝ 5 ⎠
w
−1
2
⎛ 2 kπ ⎞ ⎛ 2 kπ ⎞
i⎜ ⎟ i⎜ ⎟
w = we ⎝ 5 ⎠
− 2e ⎝ 5 ⎠

⎛ 2 kπ ⎞
i⎜ ⎟
2e ⎝ 5 ⎠
w= ⎛ 2 kπ ⎞
i⎜ ⎟
e ⎝ 5 ⎠
−1
⎛ 2 kπ ⎞
i⎜ ⎟
⎝ 5 ⎠
2e
w= ⎛ kπ ⎞
i⎜ ⎟ ⎛ i⎛⎜ k5π ⎞⎟ i⎛⎜ − k5π ⎞⎟ ⎞
e ⎝ 5 ⎠
⎜e ⎝ ⎠ −e ⎝ ⎠ ⎟
⎜ ⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎛ kπ ⎞
i⎜ ⎟
⎝ 5 ⎠
2e
w=
⎛ i⎛⎜ k5π ⎞⎟ ⎞
2 Im ⎜ e ⎝ ⎠ ⎟
⎜ ⎟
⎝ ⎠

2
⎛ kπ ⎞ ⎛ kπ ⎞
cos ⎜ ⎟ + i sin ⎜ ⎟
w= ⎝ 5 ⎠ ⎝ 5 ⎠
⎛ kπ ⎞
i sin ⎜ ⎟
⎝ 5 ⎠
⎛ kπ ⎞
cot ⎜ ⎟
w = 1+ ⎝ 5 ⎠
i
⎛ kπ ⎞
w = 1 − i cot ⎜ ⎟ (shown)
⎝ 5 ⎠

3 (a)(i)
⎛12 ⎞ ⎛ 9 ⎞ ⎛1 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ p ⎟ − ⎜6⎟ = λ ⎜3⎟
⎜q ⎟ ⎜3⎟ ⎜ 0⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛1 ⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ p − 6⎟ = λ ⎜3⎟
⎜q −3 ⎟ ⎜0⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
λ =3
q=3
p − 6 = (3)(3) p = 15

(a)(ii)
uuuur uuur
uuur 2OM + 3OP
ON =
5
uuur 2 uuuur 5 uuur
OP = − OM + ON
3 3
⎛9⎞ ⎛12 ⎞ ⎛ 14 ⎞
uuur 2⎜ ⎟ 5⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
OP = − ⎜ 6 ⎟ + ⎜ 15 ⎟ = ⎜ 21⎟
3⎜ ⎟ 3⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝ 3⎠ ⎝3⎠ ⎝3⎠
(b)(i)
⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛1 ⎞
Point (1, b,3) is on both planes: ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎜ 1 ⎟ ⎜ −3 ⎟ = 7
⎛1⎞ ⎛2 ⎞ ⎜ 3⎟ ⎜ a ⎟
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ ⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠
⎜ b ⎟ ⎜ −1 ⎟ = 4 1 − 3 + 3a = 7
⎜ 3 ⎟ ⎜1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠ a=3
2−b+3= 4
b =1

(b)(ii)

3
Line l is perpendicular to the normals to both planes:
⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 0⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ −3 ⎟ × ⎜ −1⎟ = ⎜ 5 ⎟
⎜ 3 ⎟ ⎜1 ⎟ ⎜ 5 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛1⎞ ⎛0⎞ ⎛1⎞ ⎛ 0⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
l : r = ⎜ 1 ⎟ + α ⎜ 1 ⎟ where α ∈ or r = ⎜ 1 ⎟ + α ⎜ 5 ⎟ where α ∈
⎜ 3⎟ ⎜1⎟ ⎜ 3⎟ ⎜ 5⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

4 (a)
2
1 1 ⎛2 ⎞ 4
V = π r 2 h = π ⎜ h ⎟ h = π h3
3 3 ⎝5 ⎠ 75
dV 4
= π h2
dh 25

dV dV dh
=
dt dh dt
At h = 15m:
4 dh
25= π (15) 2
25 dt
dh 25
= ≈ 0.221 ms -1
dt 36π

(b)(i)
2
V = π r 2 h + π r 3 = 500
3
1500 − 2π r 3
h=
3π r 2
500 2
h= 2 − r
πr 3

S = 2π rh + π r 2 + 2π r 2
⎛ 500 2 ⎞
= 2π r ⎜ 2 − r ⎟ + 3π r 2
⎝πr 3 ⎠
1000 4 2
= − π r + 3π r 2
r 3
1000 5 2
= + πr
r 3

4
(b)(ii)

1000 5 2
S= + πr
r 3
dS 1000 10
= − 2 + πr
dr r 3
dS 1000 10
For minimum surface area: = − 2 + πr = 0
dr r 3
1000 10
= πr
r2 3
300
r3 =
π
r = 4.570781497
r ≈ 4.57 cm
d 2 S 1000 10
= 3 + π > 0 (verified r = 4.57 gives a minimum surface area)
dr 2 r 3

(b)(iii)
1000 5
S min = + π (4.570781497) 2 = 328.1714518
4.570781497 3
Costminimum = (328.1714518)(0.02) ≈ \$6.56

5 (i) Use stratified sampling. Divide the student population into different strata
for example PU1, PU2 and PU3 (or any other logical strata) and select
students randomly from each strata according to the strata’s proportion to
the population until 50 students have been selected.

6 0.4 Win
0.4
M starts Draw
0.5 first 0.2
Lose

0.2 Win
0.5 0.5
M starts Draw
second 0.3
Lose

## (a) P (game ends in draw) = (0.5)(0.4) + (0.5)(0.5) = 0.45

5
(b)
P ( N made the 1st move game ends in draw )
P ( N made the 1st move ∩ game ends in draw)
=
P(game ends in draw)
0.5 × 0.5
=
0.45
= 0.556

(c)
P ( M wins game) = P ( M loses game)
0.4 p + 0.2(1 − p) = 0.2 p + 0.3(1 − p)
1
p = ≈ 0.333
3

## (iv) Number of arrangements = (6 − 1)!× 3!× 3!× 10 = 43200

8 (i)

x=
∑ x = 449 = 56.125
n 8
y = 1.144(56.125) + 79.914 = 144.121
b + 1023
= 144.121
8
b ≈ 130

(ii)

6
(iii) Using GC, r = 0.9888 ≈ 0.989

(iv) A r value that is close to 1 alone does not lead to the conclusion
that there is a strong linear relationship between 2 variables
because a r value close to 1 could be a result of outliers.
(v)
150 = 1.144 x + 79.914
x ≈ 61 .
The age of the man is 61.

(vi) Age is the independent variable (can be precisely controlled) and the
estimate from the regression line of y on x is appropriate.
(Also accept r is close to 1, using any of the 2 regression lines will result
in a close estimate. Thus, the estimate is appropriate).

## 9 Let D be the mass of a durian

D ~ N (1.6, 0.22 )
Let M be the mass of a durian
M ~ N (0.3, 0.052 )

(i)
Let P( D > m) = 0.8
Using GC, m = 1.43167 ≈ 1.43 kg.

(ii)
D(3) + M (4) ~ N (3 × 1.6 + 4 × 0.3, 3 × 0.22 + 4 × 0.052 ) = N (6, 0.13)
P ( D(3) + M (4) > 6.5) = 0.08275892 ≈ 0.0828

⎛ 0.22 ⎞
(iii) D ~ N ⎜ 1.6, ⎟
⎝ n ⎠
P ( D < 1.45) = 0.0122
⎛ ⎞
⎜ 1.45 − 1.6 ⎟
P⎜Z < ⎟ = 0.0122
⎜ 0.2 ⎟
⎜ ⎟
⎝ n ⎠
1.45 − 1.6
= −2.2507717
0.2
n
n≈9

7
(iii)
8 D(3) + 3M (4) ~ N (8 × 4.8 + 3 ×1.2, 82 × 3 × 0.22 + 32 × 4 × 0.052 )
= N (42, 7.77)
P ( 8 D(3) + 3M (4) < 45 ) ≈ 0.859
10 Let X be the number of people infected with the disease
X B(12, 0.2)
P ( X ≥ 4)
= 1 − P( X ≤ 3)
= 1 − 0.794568
≈ 0.205

## Let X be the number of people infected with the disease

X B(100, 0.6)
np = 60 > 5; n(1 − p) = 40 > 5

## X N (60, 24) approximately

P (60 ≤ X ≤ 80)
cc
= P(59.5 ≤ X ≤ 80.5)
= 0.541

## Let Y be the number of people NOT infected with the disease

Y B(100, 0.03)
np = 3 < 5; n > 50, p < 0.1,

Y Po(3) approximately
P (Y ≤ 5)
= 0.916

11 (i)

## Unbiased estimates of the population mean , X = ∑X =

12349
= 246.98 ≈ 247
n 50
Unbiased estimates of the population variance,

8
1 ⎡ ⎛ ∑ ( x) ⎞ ⎤
2

s = ⎢∑ ( x ) − n ⎜ ⎥
⎜ n ⎟⎟ ⎥ = 88.30571429 ≈ 88.3
2 2

n −1 ⎢ ⎝ ⎠
⎣ ⎦

(ii) H 0 : μ = 250
H1 : μ < 250
Use z-test, p-value = 0.01153 (z = -2.272)
p-value = 0.01153 < 0.05, reject H 0
At 5% significance level, the producer is overstating the mean volume.

## (iii) n is large (n = 50). By Central Limit Theorem, x-bar will

approximately follow a normal distribution. The z-test can still be
conducted. There is no need to assume that the volume of a packet
of soya bean follow a normal distribution.

(iv) The significance level of 5% means that 0.05 is the probability that
we conclude the producer has overstated the mean volume when the
mean volume is actually 250 ml.

(v) σ 2 = 85 (given)
Level of significance = 0.05.
Use z-test.
246.98 − 250
Do not reject H 0 if z = > −1.6448536
85 / n

n < 25.215
n ≤ 25

9
2

1 Given that
r −1 r 2
f (r ) = − + ,
r ! ( r − 1) ! ( r − 2 ) !
use the method of differences to prove that
N
N +1
∑ f (r )=
r =2
2−
N!
. [3]

Hence, give a reason why the series is convergent and state the sum to infinity. [2]

2 (i) Find
dx
( )
d x2 +1
e . [1]

∫x e
3 x 2 +1
(ii) Hence, find dx . [3]

(x e )
1

3 x 2 +1
(iii) Find the exact value of + e 2 dx . [2]
0

## 3 A sequence of positive real numbers x1 , x2 , x3 ,... satisfies the recurrence relation

3 xn
xn +1 =
2 + xn
for n ≥ 1.
(i) Given that as n → ∞, xn → α, find the exact value of α . [2]

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## MJC/2010 JC2 Preliminary Examination/9740/01

3

x−4
4 (i) Express f ( x ) = in partial fractions.
( x + 1)( 3x + 2 )
Hence, expand f ( x ) in ascending powers of x, up to and including the

term in x3 . [4]

(ii) State the range of values of x for which this expansion is valid. [1]

## 5 On a single Argand diagram, sketch the following loci.

(i) z − 5 = 3 + 7i , [1]

(ii) z − 6 − 3i = z − 4 + 3i . [1]

Two complex numbers that satisfy the above equations are represented by p and q,
where Re( p ) < Re(q ) . By using the cartesian equations of the loci, find p and q.
Hence, determine the value of arg( p − q ) . [5]

6 Newton’s Law of Cooling states that the rate at which the temperature of a body
falls is proportional to the amount by which its temperature exceeds that of its
surroundings. At time t minutes after cooling commences, the temperature of the
body is θ o C . Assuming that the room temperature remains constant at 30 o C
and the body has an initial temperature of 90 o C , show that θ= 30 + 60e − kt ,
where k is an arbitrary constant. [5]

Given that it takes 8 minutes for the temperature of the body to drop from 90 o C
to 55 o C , determine how much more time is needed for the body to cool to 35 o C ,

## MJC/2010 JC2 Preliminary Examination/9740/01

4

1
7 (a) A geometric progression has first term a and common ratio − . The first
2
two terms of the geometric progression are the first and fourth terms
respectively of an arithmetic progression. Find the sum of the first n even-
numbered terms of the arithmetic progression in terms of a and n. [4]

## (b) A customer borrows \$50000 from a bank at the beginning of a month. In

the middle of the month, the customer pays \$x to the bank. On the last day
of every month, the bank adds interest at a rate of 3.5% of the remaining
amount owed after payment has been made. This repayment process is
repeated every month until the loan is repaid in full.
(i) Find, in terms of x, the amount owed at the beginning of the third
month. [1]
(ii) Show that, if the repayment of the loan is completed upon the nth
1750(1.035n −1 )
payment, then x ≥ . [4]
1.035n − 1

## 8 The diagram shows the graph of y = f ( x ) , where f ( x ) is a cubic polynomial and

C is a maximum point.

A ( −2, 75 )

C (1, 12 )

B ( 0, 3)
0 x

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## It is also given that when y = 3 , x = 0, α or β , where α < 0 < β . On separate

diagrams, sketch the graphs of
(i) y f (1 − 2 x ) ,
= [3]

(ii) y2 f ( x) − 3 .
= [3]

## Determine the equation of the curve. [4]

9 A line l passes through the points A and B with coordinates ( 0, −1, 2 ) and (1, 0,1)

respectively.

## (i) Find the angle between OA and the line l. [2]

(ii) Hence, find the shortest distance from the origin to the line l. [1]

4.

6

## 10 The functions f, g and h are defined by

f : x  cos x for x∈ ,

 1 
g : x  ln   for − 1 < x ≤ 1,
 1+ x 
 1 
ln   for −1 < x < 1,
h:x  1+ x 
−1 for x= 1.
(i) Show that the composite function fg exists. [2]

(ii) Find the series expansion for fg( x) up to and including the term in x3 . [4]

(iii) Write down the value of h −1 (−1) . Hence, find h −1 ( x) , expressing your
p( x) for x > a,
h −1 : x 
c for x = −1,
where a and c are constants, and p is a function of x. [4]

## 11 The complex numbers z and w are given by =

z 3 + i and w =−1 + i 3 .

## Find the set of values of the positive integer n for which z n − ( z * ) =

n
(a) 0 . [4]

(b) Sketch an Argand diagram, with origin O, showing the points Z, W and P
representing the complex numbers z, w and z + w respectively. Show that
OWPZ is a square. [3]

By considering the argument of z + w , deduce that tan = 2+ 3 . [3]
12

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7

2 x 2 − 3x + 1
12 The curve C has equation y = .
x2 − 4
(i) Prove, using an algebraic method, that C cannot lie between

7−3 5 7+3 5
and . [3]
8 8

(ii) Sketch the curve C, showing clearly all asymptotes, axial intercepts and
turning points. [4]

(iii) R is the point on C where x = −5 . The tangent and normal to the curve at
R cut the y-axis at P and Q respectively. Show, to 3 significant figures,
that the coordinates of P and Q are ( 0,5.15 ) and ( 0, −9.31) respectively.

## MJC/2010 JC2 Preliminary Examination/9740/01

Section A: Pure Mathematics [40 marks]

x+7
1 Without using a calculator, solve the inequality ≤ 1. [4]
4 + 3x − x 2

## 2 Three non-zero and non-parallel vectors p, q and r are such that p × q = 3p × r .

λp , where λ is a scalar.
Show that q − 3r = [2]

5
It is also given that p is a unit vector, q = 5 , r = 2 and the angle between q and r is cos −1 .
6
By considering ( q − 3r ) ⋅ ( q − 3r ) , find the exact values of λ . [4]

∑ 3( 2 r ) 3 ( 2n +1 ) − n ( n + 1) − 6 for n ∈  + .
n
3
3 Prove by induction r
−= [5]
r =1 2

∑ 3( 2 − r ) > 5800 .
n
r
Hence, find the least value of n for [3]
r =5

## 4 (a) The variables x and y are related by

= x + ln ( xy )
3
y
dy
Find the value of when both x and y are equal to 1. [4]
dx

(b)

45

Water is poured at a constant rate of 1 cm3s -1 into a cone of semi-vertical angle 45
with its axis vertical and vertex downwards (see diagram). At the beginning, the cone is
partially filled with 30 cm3 of water. Find the rate at which the depth of water is
increasing after 2 minutes. [6]

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x2 y 2 y x
5 (i) The region R is bounded by the ellipse 2 + 2 =1 and the line − =1 as shown in
a b b a
the diagram below.
y
y x
− =1
b b a
R

−a a x
O
x2 y 2
−b + =
1
a 2 b2

1 0 b
Show that the area of R is − ab + ∫ a 2 − x 2 dx . Hence, by substituting x = a sin θ ,
2 − a a
find the exact area of R in terms of a and b. [8]

(ii) Find the volume of revolution formed when R is rotated completely about the y-axis.
Give your answer in the form ka 2b , where k is a constant to be determined. [4]

## Section B: Statistics [60 marks]

6 There are 800 students in PPQZ Secondary School where 65% of the students are boys. A
random sample of 200 students is selected to find out their preferred canteen stalls.

(a) Student A suggests selecting the sample by taking the first 120 boys and the first 80
girls who visit the canteen during recess time. Identify the sampling method used.
State, in the context of the question, one disadvantage of this method used. [2]

(b) Student B suggests using systematic sampling using the following steps:
(1) Label all the students from 1 to 800.
(2) Using a sampling interval of 5, he randomly selects an integer from 1 to 5 to
determine the first student to be chosen and selects every 5th student thereafter until
200 students are chosen.

Identify the mistake that student B made and write down the correct step. [2]

## MJC/2010 JC2 Preliminary Examination/9740/02

7 In a computer game played by a single player, the player has to find, within a fixed time, the
path through a maze shown on the computer screen. On the first occasion that a particular
player plays the game, the computer shows a simple maze, and the probability that the player
5
succeeds in finding the path in the time allowed is . On subsequent occasions, the maze
7
shown depends on the result of the previous game. If the player succeeded on the previous
occasion, the next maze is harder, and the probability that the player succeeds is one third of
the probability of success on the previous occasion. If the player failed on the previous
occasion, another simple maze is shown and the probability of the player succeeding is
5
again .
7

## (ii) the player succeeds in at least one of the games, [2]

(iii) the player has exactly two failures given that the player has at least one success. [2]

8 (a) Find the number of teams of 8 players that can be selected from a group of 13 players if
at least two of the three tallest players and at most one of the two shortest players are to
be included. [4]

## (b) Secret codes can be sent using 6 available letters X, Y, Y, Z, Z, Z.

(i) How many different 5-letter secret codes can be sent? [3]

(ii) How many different 5-letter secret codes will begin and end with Y? [1]

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9 The time t minutes spent queuing at an ice-cream bar by each customer in a random sample of
∑ t = 213.5 and ∑ ( t − t ) =
2
50 customers was measured and it was found that 44.105 where
t is the mean time spent at the ice-cream bar by each customer in the sample.

## Find unbiased estimates of the population mean and variance. [2]

Test, at 1% level of significance, whether the mean time spent is less than 4.5 minutes. [4]

Determine the smallest level of significance of the test where the null hypothesis is rejected. [1]

State, giving a reason, whether any assumptions about the population are needed in order for
the test to be valid. [1]

10 On average, a hospital and a police station receive 36 and 15 calls respectively in a three-week
period. Calls are received at random times. The number of calls received by the hospital may
be assumed to be independent of the number of calls received by the police station.

(i) Find the probability that the hospital and the police station receive a total of more than 11
calls in a randomly chosen week. [3]

(ii) Using a suitable approximation, find the probability that out of 50 randomly chosen weeks,
the number of weeks in which the hospital and police station receive a total of more than
11 calls is greater than 45. [4]

(iii) A nurse records the number of calls received by the hospital per week for 100 randomly
chosen weeks. She then calculates the average number of calls received per week based on
her data. Another nurse independently goes through the same procedure. Find the
probability that the sum of the two averages obtained by the nurses is at most 23. [3]

## MJC/2010 JC2 Preliminary Examination/9740/02

11 (a) King Crabs and Snow Crabs are sold by weight. The masses, in kg, of King Crabs and
Snow Crabs are modelled as having normal distributions with means and variances as
shown in the table.
Mean Mass Variance
King Crabs 1.65 0.71
Snow Crabs 1.10 0.34
King Crabs and Snow Crabs are sold at \$40 and \$45 per kg respectively.

(i) Find the probability that the average mass of 3 King Crabs and 2 Snow Crabs is
less than 1.5 kg. [3]

(ii) Find the probability that the total selling price of a King Crab and a Snow Crab
exceeds \$140. [3]

(iii) State an assumption for your working in (i) and (ii) to be valid. [1]

(b) The masses of bars of chocolate are normally distributed with mean µ kg and standard
deviation σ kg. It is known that 20% of the bars of chocolate have masses which differ
from µ kg by at most m kg. Find the probability that a randomly chosen bar of
chocolate has a mass which exceeds µ kg by at least 3m kg. [5]

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12 The table below shows the number of monthly new car licences, x, issued by the government
and the selling price of a car, \$y in year 2009. A student wants to investigate how the selling
price of a car depends on the number of monthly new car licences issued by the government.

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May June July Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
x 1432 1339 1664 1774 2055 2275 2221 2173 1749 1854 1360 2012

y 42000 48000 37000 36000 32850 31800 31800 32050 36000 34500 46000 33000

(i) Plot a scatter diagram for the data and explain, in the context of the question, if a linear
model is appropriate in the long run. [3]

(ii) State, with a reason, which of the following model is most appropriate to fit the data points.

(A)=
y ae x + b
(B)=
y ax 2 + b
b
(C) y= a + [2]
x

(iii) For the model chosen in (ii), calculate the product moment correlation and comment on its
value. [2]

(iv) Use an appropriate regression line to estimate the selling price of the car when the monthly
number of new car licences issued is (a) 1300 and (b) 2000. Comment on the reliability of

(v) The student concluded that the decrease in the number of new car licences issued causes the
selling price of the car to rise. State, with a reason, whether you agree with this
conclusion. [1]

## MJC/2010 JC2 Preliminary Examination/9740/02

H2 MATHS (9740) JC2 PRELIMINARY EXAM 2010
PAPER 1 SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS

Qn Solution
1 Method of Differences
N ⎛
N
r −1 r 2 ⎞

r =2
f (r ) = ∑ ⎜⎜
r =2 ⎝ r !
− + ⎟
( r − 1)! ( r − 2 )! ⎟⎠
⎡1 2 2
=⎢ − +
⎣ 2! 1! 0!
2 3 2
+ − +
3! 2! 1!
3 4 2
+ − +
4! 3! 2!
4 5 2
+ − +
5! 4! 3!
+ M
N −3 N −2 2
+ − +
( N − 2 ) ! ( N − 3) ! ( N − 4 ) !
N −2 N −1 2
+ − +
( N − 1)! ( N − 2 )! ( N − 3)!
N −1 N 2 ⎤
+ − + ⎥
N ! ( N − 1) ! ( N − 2 ) !⎦
N −2 N N −1
= −2 + 2 + 2 + − +
( N − 1)! ( N − 1)! N !
N ( N − 2 ) − N 2 + ( N − 1)
= 2+
N!
N +1
= 2−
N!

N +1
As N → ∞, → 0 , hence the series is convergent.
N!

∑ f (r ) = 2
r =2

Qn Solution
2 Integration (by part)

(i)
dx
e( )
d x2 +1
= 2 xe x +1
2

(ii)
∫ x e dx
3 x 2 +1

= ∫ ( 2 xe ) ( x ) dx
1 x 2 +1 2

2
=
2
(
1 2 x2 +1
x e − ∫ 2 xe x +1dx
2

)
( e x +1 2
)
2

=
1 2 x2 +1 x2 +1
2
x e −e +c =
2
( x − 1) + c

(iiii)
(x e )
1

3 x 2 +1
+ e 2 dx
0
1
⎡1 ⎤
= ⎢ ⎡ x 2 e x +1 − e x +1 ⎤ + e 2 x ⎥
2 2

⎣2 ⎣ ⎦ ⎦0
⎡ ⎤ ⎡ ⎤
= ⎢ ( e 2 − e 2 ) + e 2 ⎥ − ⎢ ( −e ) ⎥
1 1
⎣ 2 ⎦ ⎣ 2 ⎦
= e 2 + 0.5e
0

Qnn Solution
3 Recurrrence Relatioon
(i)) As n → ∞, xn → α & xn +1 → α
3α 9α 2
⇒α= ⇒ α2 =
2+α 2+α

⇒ α 2 ( 2 + α ) − 9α 2 = 0
⇒ α 2 ( α − 7 ) = 0 ⇒ α = 0 or α = 7.
Thus α = 7 since α > 0.

## (ii)) Metho od 1 [Graph hical]

3xn
xn +1 − xn = − xn
2 + xn
3xn
h y = xn +1 − xn =
Sketch − xn
2 + xn

From the
t graph:
For 0 < xn < α : xn +1 − xn > 0 ⇒ xn +1 > xn
Thereffore the sequuence is stricctly increasinng.

## For xn > α : xn +1 − xn < 0 ⇒ xn +1 < xn

Thereffore the sequuence is stricctly decreasing. [Shownn]
Methood 2 [Graph
hical]
3x
hy=x &y=
Sketch
2+ x

xn
xn +1
α
xn +1
xn From the
t graph:
For 0 < xn < α : xn +1 > xn
Thereffore the sequuence is stricctly increasinng.

## For xn > α : xn +1 < xn

Thereffore the sequuence is stricctly decreasing.
[Shown]
Metho od 3 [Algebrraic]
3 xn 3x − x 2 + xn
xn +1 − xn = − xn = n n
2 + xn 2 + xn

=
(
xn 3 − 2 + xn )
2 + xn
For 0 < xn < α :
2 + xn > 0, xn > 0 & 3 − 2 + xn > 0 sincee 2 + xn < 9 = 3
Thus: xn +1 − xn > 0 ⇒ xn +1 > xn
Thereffore the sequuence is stricctly increasinng.

For xn > α
2 + xn > 0, xn > 0 & 3 − 2 + xn < 0 sincee 2 + xn > 9 = 3
Thus: xn +1 − xn < 0 ⇒ xn +1 < xn
Thereffore the sequuence is stricctly decreasing.
[Showwn]

Qnn Solutioon
4 Binomiial Expansioon
x−4 A B
Let f ( x ) = = +
(i) ( x + 1)(( 3x + 2 ) x + 1 3x + 2
⇒ x − 4 = A ( 3 x + 2 ) + B ( x + 1)

Using cover
c up rulee,
2 2 ⎛1⎞
For x = − , − − 4 = B ⎜ ⎟ ⇒ B = −14
3 3 ⎝3⎠
For x = −1 , −1 − 4 = A ( −1) ⇒ A = 5
5 14
∴f ( x) = −
x + 1 3x + 2

5 14
f ( x) = −
x + 1 3x + 2
= 5 (1 + x ) − 14 ( 3 x + 2 )
−1 −1

−1
⎡ ⎛ 3x ⎞ ⎤
= 5 (1 + x ) − 14 ⎢ 2 ⎜1 + ⎟ ⎥
−1

⎣ ⎝ 2 ⎠⎦
−1
14 ⎛ 3 x ⎞
= 5 (1 + x ) −
−1
⎜1 + ⎟
2⎝ 2 ⎠
= 5 (1 − x + x 2 − x 3 +K)
⎛ ⎛ 3x ⎞ ( −1)( −2 ) ⎛ 3x ⎞ ( −1)( −2 )( −3) ⎛ 3x ⎞ ⎞
2 3

−7 ⎜1 + ( −1) ⎜ ⎟ + ⎜ ⎟ + ⎜ ⎟ + K ⎟⎟
⎜ ⎝ 2 ⎠ 2! ⎝ 2 ⎠ 3! ⎝ 2 ⎠
⎝ ⎠
⎛ 3x 9 x 27 x2 3

= 5 (1 − x + x 2 − x 3 +K) −7 ⎜1 − + − + K⎟
⎝ 2 4 8 ⎠
11 43 149 3
= −2 + x − x 2 + x +K
2 4 8
(ii)
Expansion of (1 + x )
−1
is valid for −1 < x < 1
−1
⎛ 3x ⎞ 2 2
Expansion of ⎜1 + ⎟ is valid for − <x<
⎝ 2 ⎠ 3 3

## Therefore, the range of values of x for the expansion of f(x) to be valid is

2 2
− <x< .
3 3
(iii)
n ⎡ ⎛3⎞ ⎤
n n
⎛3⎞
Coefficient of x = ( −1) 5 + ( −1) 7 ⎜ ⎟ = ( −1) ⎢5 − 7 ⎜ ⎟ ⎥
n n n +1

⎝2⎠ ⎣⎢ ⎝ 2 ⎠ ⎦⎥

Qn Solution
5 Complex Numbers (Loci)

Im

z − 5 = 3 + 7i
p
6 + 3i

Re
5
4 − 3i
q
z − 6 − 3i = z − 4 + 3i
Cartesian equation of (i):

( x − 5) 2 + y 2 = 42 ---- (1)

## Gradient of line segment joining 6 + 3i and 4 − 3i

=
3− − 3( )= 3
6−4
Cartesian equation of (ii):
1
y=− ( x − 5) ---- (2)
3

## Using GC to solve (1) & (2), we get

p = 1.5359 + 2i
q = 8.4641 − 2i

⎛ 4 ⎞ 5π
∴ arg( p − q ) = π − sin −1 ⎜ ⎟ = = 2.62 (3 s.f.)
⎝8⎠ 6
Alternative:
p − q = −6.9282 + 4i
4
∴ arg ( p − q ) = π − tan −1 = 2.62 (3s.f.)
6.9282
Or using GC,
∴ arg ( p − q ) = 2.62 (3s.f.)

Qn Solution
6 Differential Equations

= − k (θ − 30 ) , k > 0
dt
1
∫ θ − 30 dθ = − ∫ k dt
ln θ − 30 = − kt + C
θ − 30 = e − kt +C
θ − 30 = ±e− kt eC = Ae− kt (where A = ±eC )
θ = 30 + Ae− kt
when t = 0, θ = 90
90 = 30 + A
A = 60
∴θ = 30 + 60e− kt (shown)

when t = 8, θ = 55
55 = 30 + 60e −8 k
5
e −8 k =
12
1 5
k = − ln
8 12
when θ = 35,
⎛1 5 ⎞
⎜ ln ⎟t
35 = 30 + 60e⎝ 8 12 ⎠

⎛1 5 ⎞
⎜ ln ⎟t 1
e⎝ 8 12 ⎠
=
12
t = 22.707
∴ additional time needed = 22.707 − 8 = 14.7 min (1d.p.)

Qn Solution
7 AP and GP
(a) 1
ar = a + 3d ⇒ d = − a
2
Sum of first n even-numbered terms
n⎡ ⎛1 ⎞ ⎤
= ⎢ 2 ⎜ a ⎟ + (n − 1) ( −a ) ⎥
2⎣ ⎝2 ⎠ ⎦
n
= [ 2a − an]
2
an ( 2 − n )
=
2
(b)(i) Amount owed at the beginning of the third month
= ⎣⎡( 50000 − x ) (1.035) − x ⎦⎤ (1.035)
= 50000(1.0352 ) − (1.035 + 1.0352 ) x
(b)(ii) Amount owed at the beginning of the nth month
= 50000(1.035n −1 ) − (1.035 + 1.0352 + L + 1.035n−1 ) x

## 50000(1.035n −1 ) − (1.035 + 1.0352 + L + 1.035n −1 ) x ≤ x

50000(1.035n−1 ) ≤ (1 + 1.035 + 1.0352 + L + 1.035n−1 ) x
1.035n − 1
≤ x
1.035 − 1
1.035n − 1
≤ x
0.035

1750(1.035n−1 )
Thus x ≥ .
1.035n − 1
Qn Solution
8 Transformation of Graphs + System of Linear Equations
(i) y ⎛3 ⎞
A ' ⎜ , 75 ⎟
⎝2 ⎠

C ' ( 0, 12 ) ⎛1 ⎞
B '⎜ , 3⎟
⎝2 ⎠
0 x

y = f (1 − 2 x )

(ii) (
A" −2, 72 )
C " (1, 3)

B " ( 0, 0 )
α β
0 x

C "' (1, − 3 )

(
A"' −2, − 72 )
Let the curve be y = ax3 + bx 2 + cx + d .
Since the points ( −2, 75 ) , ( 0,3) and (1,12 ) lie on the curve.
Using ( 0,3) , d = 3
Using ( −2, 75 ) , a ( −2 ) + b ( −2 ) + c ( −2 ) + d = 75
3 2

## −8a + 4b − 2c = 72 LLL (1)

Using (1,12 ) , a + b + c + d = 12
a + b + c = 9 LLL (2)
dy
Since (1,12 ) is a maximum point, = 0.
dx
3ax 2 + 2bx + c = 0
3a + 2b + c = 0 LLL (3)

## Using GC to solve (1),(2) and (3),

a = −8, b = 7, c = 10

## Thus the equation of the curve is y = −8 x3 + 7 x 2 + 10 x + 3 .

Qn Solution
9 Vectors (line and planes)

## (i) Vector equation of the line l

⎛1⎞ ⎛1⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
r = ⎜0⎟ + λ ⎜ 1 ⎟, λ∈R
⎜1⎟ ⎜ −1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

## Angle between OA and the line l

⎛0⎞⎛1⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎜ −1 ⎟ . ⎜ 1 ⎟
⎜ 2 ⎟ ⎜ −1 ⎟ −3
⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠ 3
cos θ = = =
5 3 15 15
θ = 39.232 ≈ 39.2 (1 d.p.)
o o

(ii) Let the shortest distance from the origin to the line l be x.
x
sin θ =
5
x = 1.41( 3 s.f.)
(iii) Since
⎛1⎞ ⎛1⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜0⎟ .⎜ 2 ⎟ = 4 ⇒ A point on l lies on π 1
⎜1⎟ ⎜ 3⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛1⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
and ⎜ 1 ⎟ . ⎜ 2 ⎟ = 0 ⇒ l is parallel to π 1
⎜ −1 ⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

## Alternative Solution (1):

Since
⎛ 0 ⎞ ⎛1⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ -1⎟ . ⎜ 2 ⎟ = 4 ⇒ Point A on l lies on π 1
⎜ 2 ⎟ ⎜ 3⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛1⎞ ⎛1⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ 0 ⎟ . ⎜ 2 ⎟ = 4 ⇒ Point B on l lies on π 1
⎜1⎟ ⎜ 3⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
∴ line l lies on π 1
Alternative Solution (2):
Since
⎡ ⎛1⎞ ⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎤ ⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛1 + λ ⎞ ⎛ 1 ⎞
⎢ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎥ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎢ ⎜ 0 ⎟ + λ ⎜ 1 ⎟ ⎥ . ⎜ 2 ⎟ = ⎜ λ ⎟ . ⎜ 2 ⎟ = 1 + λ + 2λ + 3 − 3λ = 4
⎢⎣ ⎜⎝ 1 ⎟⎠ ⎜ −1⎟ ⎥ ⎜ 3 ⎟ ⎜ 1 − λ ⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟
⎝ ⎠⎦ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠
∴ line l lies on π 1
⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛1⎞ ⎛ 5 ⎞
(iv) ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
normal of π 2 = ⎜ 1 ⎟ × ⎜ 2 ⎟ = ⎜ −4 ⎟
⎜ −1 ⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟ ⎜ 1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 5 ⎞ ⎛1⎞ ⎛ 5 ⎞
π 2 : r . ⎜⎜ −4 ⎟⎟ = ⎜⎜ 0 ⎟⎟ . ⎜⎜ −4 ⎟⎟
⎜ 1 ⎟ ⎜1⎟ ⎜ 1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 5⎞
π 2 : r . ⎜⎜ −4 ⎟⎟ = 6
⎜1⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛ 5 ⎞ ⎛ 14 ⎞ ⎛1⎞
(v) ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
normal of π 3 = ⎜ 2 ⎟ × ⎜ −4 ⎟ = ⎜ 14 ⎟ = 14 ⎜ 1 ⎟ OR
⎜ 3 ⎟ ⎜ 1 ⎟ ⎜ −14 ⎟ ⎜ −1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛ ⎞
1
⎜ ⎟
normal of π 3 = director vector of l = ⎜ 1 ⎟
⎜ −1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎛1⎞
π 3 : r . ⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟ = d
⎜ −1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠
d d
perpendicular distance from origin to π 3 = =
⎛1⎞ 3
⎜ ⎟
⎜1⎟
⎜ −1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠
d
=± 3 ∴ d = ±3
3
⎛1⎞ ⎛1⎞
π 3 : r . ⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟ = 3 or π 3 : r . ⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟ = −3
⎜ −1 ⎟ ⎜ −1 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

Qn Solution
10 Functions + Maclaurin’s Series
(i) R g = [− ln 2, ∞) and D f =
Since R g ⊆ D f , the composite function fg exists.
(ii) ⎛ 1 ⎞
fg( x) = cos ⎜ ln ⎟
⎝ 1+ x ⎠
= cos ( − ln (1 + x ) )
⎛ x 2 x3 ⎞
≈ cos ⎜ − x + − ⎟
⎝ 2 3⎠
2 4
⎛ x 2 x3 ⎞ ⎛ x 2 x3 ⎞
⎜ − x + − ⎟ ⎜ − x + − ⎟
≈ 1− ⎝ 2 3⎠ ⎝
+
2 3⎠
−L
2! 4!
1 ⎡⎛ ⎤
2 2
x2 ⎞ ⎛ x 2 ⎞ ⎛ x3 ⎞ ⎛ x3 ⎞
= 1 − ⎢⎜ − x + ⎟ − 2 ⎜ − x + ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ + ⎜ ⎟ ⎥ +L
2 ⎢⎝ 2⎠ ⎝ 2 ⎠⎝ 3 ⎠ ⎝ 3 ⎠ ⎥⎦

= 1 − ( x 2 − x3 ) + L
1
2
1 1
= 1 − x 2 + x3 + L
2 2

## Let y = − ln(1 + x ) . Then x = e − y − 1 .

For −1 < x < 1 , h( x ) = − ln(1 + x ) so h( x ) > − ln 2 .
Thus h −1 ( x) = e− x − 1 for x > − ln 2 .
Thus
−1 e− x − 1 for x > − ln 2,
h :xa
1 for x = −1.

Qn Solution
11 Complex Numbers
(a) ⎛ π π⎞
z = 3 + i = 2 ⎜ cos + i sin ⎟
⎝ 6 6⎠
⎛ nπ nπ ⎞
z n = 2 n ⎜ cos + i sin ⎟
⎝ 6 6 ⎠
⎛ nπ ⎞
z n − ( z * ) = 2i Im( z n ) = 2i ⎜ 2n sin
n
⎟=0
⎝ 6 ⎠

sin =0
6

= kπ , k ∈ Z +
6
The set of values of n is {n : n = 6k , k ∈ Z + }
(b) z+w= ( ) (
3 −1 + i 1+ 3 )
Im

(
i 1+ 3 ) P

W i 3

i Z

Re
−1 O 3 −1 3

## Note that OWPZ is a parallelogram,

3 2π
arg( w) = π − tan −1 =
1 3
2π π π
∠WOZ = − =
3 6 2
OZ= z = 2
OW= w = −1 + i 3 = 2
π
Since ∠WOZ = and OZ = OW , OWPZ is a square. (shown)
2

π π 5π
arg( z + w) = arg( z ) + ∠POZ = + =
6 4 12

3 +1
Also, arg( z + w) = tan −1
3 −1

5π 3 +1
∴ = tan −1
12 3 −1
( )
2
5π 3 +1 3 +1 4+2 3
∴ tan = = = = 2 + 3 (deduced)
12 3 −1 3 −1 2

Qn Solution
12 Graphing + tangent/normal
(i) 2 x 2 − 3x + 1
Let y =
x2 − 4
yx 2 − 4 y = 2 x 2 − 3 x + 1
( 2 − y ) x 2 − 3x + ( 4 y + 1) = 0
For real roots of x,
Discriminant ≥ 0
( −3) − 4 ( 2 − y )( 4 y + 1) ≥ 0
2

(
9 − 4 8 y + 2 − 4 y2 − y ≥ 0 )
16 y 2 − 28 y + 1 ≥ 0
For 16 y 2 − 28 y + 1 = 0
( −28 ) − 4 (16 )
2
28 ±
y=
2 (16 )
28 ± 720
=
32
7±3 5
=
8
∴16 y 2 − 28 y + 1 ≥ 0
7−3 5 7+3 5
y≤ or y≥
8 8

7−3 5 7+3 5
Hence, C cannot lie between and
8 8
(ii)

y
2 x 2 − 3x + 1
y=
x2 − 4

y=2
( 0.764, 0.0365) ( 5.23,1.71)
1 1
O x
1 2

4

x = −2 x=2

(iii) 22
At x = −5, y=
7
dy
Using GC, = 0.40136
dx x =−5
Equation of tangent at x = −5 is

22
y− = 0.40136 ( x + 5 )
7
y = 0.40136 x + 5.149657
When x = 0, y = 5.149657 = 5.15 (to 3 s.f)
The coordinates of P are ( 0,5.15 ) (shown)

Equation of normal at x = −5 is

22 −1
y− = ( x + 5)
7 0.40136
y = −2.4915 x − 9.3148
When x = 0, y = −9.3148 = −9.31 (to 3 s.f)
The coordinates of Q are ( 0, −9.31) (shown)

1
Area of PQR = ( 5.15 + 9.31)( 5 )
2
= 36.2 units2
H2 MATHS (9740) JC2 PRELIMINARY EXAM 2010
PAPER 2 SUGGESTED SOLUTIONS

Qn Solution
1 Equations and Inequalities
x+7
≤1
4 + 3x − x 2
x+7
−1 ≤ 0
4 + 3x − x 2
(
x + 7 − 4 + 3x − x 2
≤0
)
4 + 3x − x 2
x + 7 − 4 − 3x + x2
≤0
− ( x2 − 3x − 4 )
x2 − 2 x + 3
≥0
x 2 − 3x − 4
Since x 2 − 2 x + 3 = ( x − 1)2 + 2 > 0 for x ∈ ,
x 2 − 3x − 4 > 0
( x − 4 )( x + 1) > 0 + − +
x < −1 or x > 4 −1 4

Qn Solution
2 Vectors
p × q = 3p × r
p × ( q − 3r ) = 0
p // ( q − 3r )
q − 3r = λ p , where λ is a scalar.

( q − 3r ) . ( q − 3r ) = λ p.λ p
q − 6q.r + 9 r = λ 2 p
2 2 2

⎛5⎞
52 − 6 × 5 × 2 ⎜ ⎟ + 9 ( 2 ) = λ 2 (1)
2 2

⎝6⎠
λ 2 = 11
λ = ± 11

Qn Solution
3 Mathematical Induction
(i) Let Pn be the statement:

∑ 3( 2− r ) = 3 ( 2n +1 ) − n ( n + 1) − 6, ∀n ∈ + .
n
r 3
r =1 2
Check P1 ,

∑ 3( 2 − r ) = 3 ( 21 − 1) = 3
1
r
LHS of P1 :
r =1
RHS of P1 : 3 ( 21+1 ) −
3
(1)(1 + 1) − 6 = 12 − 3 − 6 = 3 = LHS
2
∴ P1 is true.
Assume Pk true for some k ∈ + .

∑ 3(2
− r ) = 3 ( 2k +1 ) − k ( k + 1) − 6 ----(*)
k
r 3
r =1 2
k +1
Prove Pk +1 true, i.e. ∑ 3 ( 2r − r ) = 3 ( 2k + 2 ) − ( k + 1)( k + 2 ) − 6
3
r =1 2
LHS of Pk +1 :

## ( ) ⎢∑ 3 ( 2r − r )⎤⎥ + 3 ⎡⎣2k +1 − ( k + 1)⎤⎦

⎡ k
k +1

r =1
3 2 r
− r =
⎣ r =1 ⎦
= 3 ( 2k +1 ) − k ( k + 1) − 6 + 3 ⎡⎣ 2k +1 − ( k + 1) ⎤⎦
3
2
= 3 ( 2k +1 ) − k ( k + 1) − 6 + 3 ( 2k +1 ) − 3 ( k + 1)
3
2
= 3 ( 2k +1 ) + 3 ( 2k +1 ) − k ( k + 1) − 3 ( k + 1)
3
2
⎛1 ⎞
= 2 ⎡⎣3 ( 2k +1 ) ⎤⎦ − 3 ( k + 1) ⎜ k + 1⎟
⎝2 ⎠
= 3 ( 2k + 2 ) − ( k + 1)( k + 2 ) − 6 = RHS
3
2
∴ Pk true ⇒ Pk +1 true
Since P1 is true and Pk true ⇒ Pk +1 true , therefore, by Mathematical
Induction, Pn is true ∀n ∈ + .

n
(iii) r

r =5

## ∑ 3(2 − r ) − ∑ 3 ( 2r − r ) > 5800

n 4
r

r =1 r =1

⎡ ⎤ ⎡ ⎤
⎢⎣3 ( 2 ) − 2 ( n )( n + 1) − 6 ⎥⎦ − ⎢⎣3 ( 2 ) − 2 ( 4 )( 5 ) − 6 ⎥⎦ > 5800
n +1 3 4 +1 3

⎡ ⎤
⎢⎣3 ( 2 ) − 2 ( n )( n + 1) − 6 ⎥⎦ − 60 > 5800
n +1 3

3 ( 2 n +1 ) − ( n )( n + 1) − 66 > 5800
3
2
3 ( 2 n +1 ) − ( n )( n + 1) > 5866
3
2
Using GC, using table method
⎡ ⎤
When n = 9, ⎢3 ( 2n +1 ) − ( n )( n + 1) ⎥ = 2737<5866
3
⎣ 2 ⎦
⎡ ⎤
When n = 10, ⎢3 ( 2n +1 ) − ( n )( n + 1) ⎥ = 5979>5866
3
⎣ 2 ⎦
∴ Least n = 10
Qn Solution
4 Application of Differentiation (Rate of change)
(a) y = x + ln ( xy )
3

= x + 3ln ( x ) + 3ln ( y )
dy 1 3 3 dy
= + +
dx 2 x x y dx
when x = 1 and y = 1,
dy 7
=−
dx 4

(b) 1
V = π r 2h
3
1 3
= π h (from diagram r = h)
3
dV
= π h2
dh
dh dh dV
= .
dt dV dt
1
= 2 (1)
πh
After 2 min, amt of water poured into cone = 2 × 1× 60
= 120 cm3
Amt of water in cone after 2 min = 120 + 30
= 150 cm3
1
∴ π r 2 h = 150
3
1 3
π h = 150
3
450
h= 3
π
dh 1
= 2
dt ⎛ 450 ⎞
π⎜3 ⎟
⎝ π ⎠
= 0.0116

Qn Solution
5 Integration (area and volume)
y
(i)
b
R

-a a x

-b
Area of R = Area of quadrant-Area of triangle
0 b2 x2 1
=∫ b2 − 2
dx − ab
−a a 2
1 0 b
= − ab + ∫ a 2 − x 2 dx (shown)
2 − a a

x = a sin θ
dx
= a cos θ

⎛ 0 = a sin θ ⇒ θ = 0 ⎞
⎜ ⎟
⎜ −a = a sin θ ⇒ θ = − π ⎟
⎝ 2⎠
0 b 1
∫ −a a a − x dx − 2 ab
2 2

b 0 1
= ∫ π a 2 − ( a sin θ ) ( a cos θ ) dθ − ab
2

a 2 − 2
a 2b 0 1
= ∫ π 1 − sin 2 θ ( cos θ ) dθ − ab
a − 2
2
0 1
= ab ∫ π cos 2 θ dθ − ab
− 2
2
0 1 + cos 2θ 1
= ab ∫ π dθ − ab
− 2 2
2

sin 2θ ⎤
0
⎡1 1
= ab ⎢ θ + ⎥ − ab
⎣2 4 ⎦ −π 2
2

⎡ ⎛ 1 ⎛ π ⎞ sin ( −π ) ⎞ ⎤ 1
= ab ⎢0 + 0 − ⎜ ⎜ − ⎟ + ⎟ ⎥ − ab
⎢⎣ ⎝2⎝ 2 ⎠ 4 ⎠ ⎥⎦ 2
⎛π ⎞ 1
= ab ⎜ ⎟ − ab
⎝4⎠ 2
ab
= (π − 2 ) units 2
4
(ii) Volume generated
b 1
= π ∫ x 2 dy − π a 2b
0 3
2 2
b a y 1
= π ∫ a 2 − 2 dy − π a 2b
0 b 3
b
⎡ a2 y3 ⎤ 1
= π ⎢ a 2 y − 2 ⎥ − π a 2b
⎣ 3b ⎦ 0 3
⎡ 2 a 2b3 ⎤ 1 2
= π ⎢a b − 2 ⎥ − π a b
⎣ 3b ⎦ 3
⎡ a 2b ⎤ 1 2
= π ⎢ a 2b − − πa b
⎣ 3 ⎥⎦ 3
⎛2 ⎞ 1
= π ⎜ a 2 b ⎟ − π a 2b
⎝3 ⎠ 3
1
= π a 2b
3

Qn Solution
6 Sampling Methods
(a) Quota sampling.
It will not be representative of the cohort as it misses out those who do not visit
the canteen.
OR
It is not random.

## (b) Step (2) is incorrect.

The interval size should be 4 students. He should pick the random start student
from the 1st-4th student and select every 4th student thereafter.
Qn Solution
7 Probability
(i) Set: S = Success; F = Failure
5. 5 2
7 7

S F

5 16 5 2
21 21
7 7
S F S F

5 58 5 2 5 16 5 2
63 63 7 7 21 21 7 7

S F F S S F S F
⎛ 5 ⎞ ⎛ 16 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 5 ⎞ ⎛ 16 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 5 ⎞
Required Prob = ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ + ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ + ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝ 7 ⎠ ⎝ 21 ⎠ ⎝ 7 ⎠ ⎝ 7 ⎠ ⎝ 7 ⎠ ⎝ 21 ⎠ ⎝ 7 ⎠ ⎝ 7 ⎠ ⎝ 7 ⎠
380
=
1029
(ii) Required Prob = 1 − P ( Player fails in all three games )
⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞ 335
= 1− ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ =
⎝ 7 ⎠ ⎝ 7 ⎠ ⎝ 7 ⎠ 343

## (iii) Let Event A = Player has exactly two failures

Let Event B = Player has at least one success
P ( A ∩ B)
Required Prob = P ( A | B ) =
P ( B)
⎛ 380 ⎞
(i) ⎜⎝ 1029 ⎟⎠
= =
(ii) ⎛ 335 ⎞
⎜ ⎟
⎝ 343 ⎠
76
=
201

Qn Solution
8 Permutations and Combinations
(a) No of teams
3 tallest, no shortest ⎛ 3 ⎞⎛ 8 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ = 56
⎝ 3 ⎠⎝ 5 ⎠
3 tallest, 1 shortest ⎛ 3 ⎞⎛ 2 ⎞⎛ 8 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ = 140
⎝ 3 ⎠⎝ 1 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠
2 tallest, no shortest ⎛ 3 ⎞⎛ 8 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ = 84
⎝ 2 ⎠⎝ 6 ⎠
2 tallest, 1 shortest ⎛ 3 ⎞⎛ 2 ⎞⎛ 8 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ = 336
⎝ 2 ⎠⎝ 1 ⎠⎝ 5 ⎠

## b(i) No of different 5-letter secret codes

= No of codes using {X,Y,Z,Z,Z}+ No of codes using {X,Y,Y,Z,Z}+No of codes
using {Y,Y,Z,Z,Z}
5! 5! 5!
= + +
3! 2!2! 2!3!
= 20 + 30 + 10 = 60

## No of 5-letter secret codes that will begin and end with Y

= 1+ 3 = 4

Qn Solution
9 Hypothesis Testing

Unbiased estimate of μ is t =
∑ t = 213.5 = 4.27
n 50
1 ⎡
( )
∑ t −t ⎤
2
Unbiased estimate of σ 2 is s 2 =
n − 1 ⎣⎢ ⎦⎥
1
= [ 44.105]
49
= 0.90010 ≈ 0.900 (3 s.f)

⎛ σ2 ⎞
Since n = 50 is large, by Central Limit Theorem, X N ⎜ μ , ⎟
⎝ 50 ⎠
approximately.
H0: μ = 4.5
H1: μ < 4.5
X −μ
Test Statistic: Z =
S
n
Level of significance: 1%
Critical Region: Reject H0 if p -value < 0.01

## Assuming H0 is true, from the GC, p -value = 0.0432439 .

Since p -value = 0.0432 > 0.01 , we do not reject H0 and conclude that there is
no significant evidence, at 1% level, that the population mean time spent is less
than 4.5 minutes.

## In order for H0 to be rejected in favour of H1, we require 0.0432439 < 0.01α

⇒ α > 4.3244
4.33% is the smallest level of significance resulting in the rejection of H0.
It is not necessary to assume that the population follows a normal distribution
for the test to be valid because since n = 50 is large, by Central Limit Theorem,
⎛ σ2 ⎞
X N ⎜ μ , ⎟ approximately.
⎝ 50 ⎠

Qn Solution
10 Binomial + Poisson (incl. CLT)
(i) Let H be the number of calls received by the hospital in a week.
Let S be the number of calls received by the police station in a week.
Then H ~ Po (12 ) , S ~ Po ( 5 ) .
Also, H + S ~ Po (17 ) .
P ( H + S > 11) = 0.91533
≈ 0.915

(ii) Let W be the number of weeks, out of 50, in which the hospital and police
station receive a total of at most 11 calls.
Then W ~ B ( 50,1 − 0.91533 ) . i.e. W ~ B ( 50, 0.08467 ) .

## Since n = 50 is large, p = 0.08467 is small, and np = 4.2335 < 5 ,

W ~ Po ( 4.2335 ) approximately.
From GC,
P (W ≤ 4 ) = 0.58332
≈ 0.583

## (iii) Since n = 100 is large, by the Central Limit Theorem,

⎛ 12 ⎞
H N ⎜ 12, ⎟ approximately
⎝ 100 ⎠
⎛ 12 12 ⎞
H1 + H 2 N ⎜12 + 12, + ⎟ ( approximately )
⎝ 100 100 ⎠
P ( H1 + H 2 ≤ 23) = 0.020613
≈ 0.0206

Qn Solution
11 Normal Distribution
(a)(i) Let the weight of 1 King Crab and 1 Snow Crab be K and S respectively.
K ~ N (1.65, 0.71)
S ~ N (1.10, 0.34 )
K1 + K 2 + K3 + S1 + S2
Let T =
5
1
E (T ) = ⎡⎣3E ( K ) + 2E ( S ) ⎤⎦
5
1
= ⎣⎡3 (1.65 ) + 2 (1.10 ) ⎦⎤
5
= 1.43
1
Var (T ) = ⎡3Var ( K ) + 2Var ( S ) ⎤⎦
52 ⎣
1
= ⎡3 ( 0.71) + 2 ( 0.34 ) ⎤⎦
25 ⎣
= 0.1124
∴ T ~ N (1.43, 0.1124 )
P ( T < 1.5 ) = 0.583

(ii) Let the selling price of 1 King Crab and 1 Snow Crab be X and Y respectively.
( )
X = 40 K ~ N 40 × 1.65, 402 × 0.71 ⇒ X ~ N ( 66,1136 )
( )
Y = 45S ~ N 45 ×1.10, 45 × 0.34 ⇒ Y ~ N ( 49.5, 688.5 )
2

Let the total selling price of an King Crab and a Snow Crab be C = X + Y
C ~ N ( 66 + 49.5,1136 + 688.5 ) ⇒ C ~ N (115.5,1824.5 )
P ( C > 140 ) = 0.283

## (iii) The weight of all crabs are independent of one another.

NOTE: Weight of snow crab and weight of king crab is independent of each other
is insufficient, students need to bring out that the weight of all crabs are
independent of one another.

## (b) Let X be the mass of a bar of chocolate, X ~ N ( μ , σ 2 ) .

P( X − μ ≤ m) = 0.2
P( Z ≤ m ) = 0.2
σ

P( − m ≤ Z ≤ m ) = 0.2
σ σ
P( Z ≤ − m ) = 0.4
σ
m = 0.25335
σ
P( X − μ ≥ 3m)
= P( Z ≥ 3m )
σ
= P( Z ≥ 0.76004)
= 0.224

Qn Solution
12 Correlation & Regression
(i) y
48000

31800
1339 2275 x

The linear model is not valid in the long run, as it is impossible to have the
selling price of the car to be \$0 or negative when the number of new car licenses
increases to a certain number.
(ii) Model C is the most appropriate, as when x increases, y decreases at a
decreasing rate.

## (iii) r = 0.97817 = 0.978 (3 s.f.)

It indicates a strong positive linear correlation between y and 1 / x .

Regression line:
(iv) 50012000
y = 8452.3 + (5.s.f)
x

## (a) When x =1300,

50012000
y = 8452.3 + = 46923.07 = \$46900 (3s.f.)
1300
Since x =1300 lies outside the data range, the linear relation may no longer hold,
hence, the estimate is unreliable.

## (b) When x =2000,

50012000
y = 8452.3 + = 33458.30 = \$33500 (3s.f.)
2000
Since x =2000, lies within the data range, and r = 0.978 is close to 1, the
estimate is reliable.

(v) No, I do not agree, as there is no causal effect between the two variables. The
rise in the selling price of the car could be due to other factors like the
production cost of the car.
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PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS
Higher 2

MATHEMATICS 9740/01
Paper 1 13 September 2010
3 hours
List of Formulae (MF15)
Cover Sheet 0815 – 1115 hours

Write your name, registration number, subject tutorial group, 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 diagrams or graphs.
Do not use paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.

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 the brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.

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1 The sum of the digits in a three-digit-number is 15. Reversing the digits in that number
decreases its value by 594. Also, the sum of the tenth digit and four times the unit digit is
five more than the hundredth digit. Find the number. [4]

p 2
2 Find the value of p such that  0
3x dx 
ln 3
. [2]

The graph of y  3x for 0  x  1 , is shown in the diagram below. Rectangles, each of width

1
, where n is an integer, are drawn under the curve.
n

y  3x

x
0 1  2  3

n3 n  2 n 1
1
n n n n n n

2 3n  1

. [2]
 
(i) 1
n 3n  1

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3 The points A and B have position vectors a and b respectively, relative to the origin O such
that a = b . The point P with position vector p lies on AB such that b • p = a • p .

## (i) Show that AB is perpendicular to OP. [2]

(ii) Determine the position vector of the point D in terms of a and b, where D is the
reflection of O about the line AB. [2]

## (iii) Give the geometrical meaning of a  b . [1]

π
4 The diagram shows the graph of y  sin x for 0  x  . P is a fixed point on the curve
2
with coordinates  x1 ,sin x1  and Q is a point on the curve with coordinates
 x   ,sin  x     , where 
1 1 is measured in radians.

y  sin x
Q

x
O

## sin x1 (cos   1)  cos x1 sin 

(i) Prove that the gradient of PQ is . [2]

(ii) Given that  is sufficiently small for  3 and higher powers of  to be neglected,
express the gradient of PQ as a linear expression in terms of  . [2]

Verify that the gradient of PQ approximates to the gradient of the tangent at P when
 tends to zero. [2]

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5 Given that z  3  4i  5 , illustrate the locus of the point P representing the complex

## Hence, find the least exact value of z  1 . [2]

The locus of point Q, representing the complex number w, satisfies the relation
w  2i  w  ai , where a is a real number, a  2 . Find the range of values of a such that

## the loci of P and Q meet more than once. [3]

6 By using the substitution y  vx , find the general solution of the differential equation

dy
x  3x  y  2 . [4]
dx

(i) State the equation of the locus where the stationary points of the solution curves lie.
[1]

(ii) Sketch, on a single diagram, the graph of the locus found in part (i) and two
members of the family of solution curves where the arbitrary constant in the solution
is non-zero. [3]

7(a) By considering x  2  A(2  2 x)  B where A and B are real constants, or otherwise, find

x2
  x2  2x  8
dx. [5]

1
(b) Show that  e x cos 2 x dx  e x (cos 2 x  2 sin 2 x)  c , where c is an arbitrary constant.
5

x

5

## 8 (a) The sum, Sn , of the first n terms of an arithmetic progression is given by S n  n 2  2n .

Write down the expression for S n  Sn 1 . Hence, find the value of the common difference.
[3]

(b) A metal screw of length L (measured in millimetre) is driven into a concrete wall by an
electrical screwdriver, such that its distance driven into the wall is proportional to the angle
turned by the screwdriver.

Wall
L

Due to some reasons, every subsequent turn by this electrical screwdriver can only achieve
an 80% of the angle turned previously.

(i) Given that the initial angle turned by the screwdriver is  radians, write down the
expressions for the first 3 distances driven into the concrete wall, leaving your
answers in terms of  and k, where k is the constant of proportionality. [2]

(ii) Find the total distance driven into the concrete walls after n turns, leaving your

 
answer in the form ak 1  b n , where a and b are constants to be determined. [3]

(iii) Given that k  2 and assuming that the total distance driven could never exceed the
length of the screw, find the minimum length of the metal screw required, giving

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0
  
9 Relative to the origin O, the point A has position vector given by OA   1  and A lies on
0
 

1
 
the plane 1 with equation defined by r •  3   3 . Another plane  2 has equation y  x .
 2
 
The planes 1 and  2 intersect at line l.

## (i) Find the vector equation of the line l. [1]

7
(ii) Show that the cosine of the acute angle between the planes 1 and  2 is . [2]
7

(iii) Find the position vector of the foot of perpendicular, OF , from point A to the line l.

Hence, find the exact length of projection of AF onto the plane  2 . [5]

(iv) Another plane  3 has equation px  qy  1 , where p and q are real constants. Find

the condition in which p and q must satisfy such that the planes 1 ,  2 and  3
intersect at exactly one point. [2]

## 10(a) Given that 2  3i is a solution to the equation

z 2  (a  i) z *  16  bi  0 ,

where z * is the conjugate of the complex number z, find the values of a and b, where a and
b are real constants [3]

(b) (i) Solve the equation z 5  1  0 , expressing the solutions in the form rei , where r  0

## and  π    π . Show the roots of the equation on an Argand diagram. [4]

i   i
(ii) For  π    π , show that 1  e  2 cos   e 2 . [2]
2

5
(iii) [3]

7

## 11 The curve C has equation

ax 2  bx  1
f(x)  , where a, b and c are real constants.
xc

Given that the line y  2 x  1 is an asymptote of C, find the value of a and show that
b  2c 1 . [3]

(i) For c  1 , using algebraic method, prove that the curve C cannot lie between 2

## values, which are to be determined. [3]

2 x2  x  1
(ii) Sketch the graph of f(x)  , showing clearly its asymptotes, the coordinates of
x 1
the axial intercepts, and turning point(s) (if any). [3]

Hence, state the range of x for which f(x) is concaving downwards. [1]

(iii) Given that the line y  kx  k  3 ,where k is a real constant, passes through the
intersection of the asymptotes of C, deduce the range of k where

2 x 2  x  1  (kx  k  3)( x  1)

8

## Sketch the curve C for 0    3 . [1]

The tangent to C at point P  2 2 ,  3  2  cuts the y-axis at point Q. Show that the equation

## of the tangent at P may be written as

4 y  3 x  2  4   3  . [2]

(a) (i) C cuts the y-axis at the point R. Find the area of triangle PQR, A, in terms of  . [2]

(ii) If x increases at a rate of 4 units per second when   2 , find the rate of change of
A at that instant. [3]

(b) Calculate the exact area of the region bounded by the curve C, the tangent to C at
point P when   2 and the y-axis. [5]

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## NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS

Higher 2

MATHEMATICS 9740/01
Higher 2 Paper 1
13 September 2010, Monday 0815 – 1115 hours

## Subject Class: 2ma______/ 2IPma2_______ Subject Tutor: _______________

For office use
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## Circle the questions you have attempted and 5 6

6 8
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PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS
Higher 2

MATHEMATICS 9740/02
Paper 2 17 September 2010
3 hours
List of Formulae (MF15)
Cover Sheet 0815 – 1115 hours

Write your name, registration number, subject tutorial group, 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 diagrams or graphs.
Do not use paper clips, highlighters, glue or correction fluid.

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 the brackets [ ] at the end of each question or part question.

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## 1 The functions g and h are defined as follows:

1
g : x  2 x 1  , x  0,
2
h : x  x  3x  2, x  0.
2

(i) Justify why hg exists and find the range of hg. [3]

(ii) The function h has an inverse if its domain is restricted to x  b . Find the value of b
for this domain to be maximal. Sketch the graph of h and its inverse on the same
diagram. [2]

## 2 (a) A sequence of positive real numbers x1 , x2 , x3 , satisfies the recurrence relation

xn 1  3   ln  xn  1  for n  1 . Given that the sequence converges to L, find the value of L.
2

[3]

r 2  7r  11 A B
(b) (i) By expressing in the form  where A and B are
 r  4 !  r  2 !  r  4 !

n
r 2  7 r  11 5 n5
real constants, show that 
r 1
 
 r  4 ! 4!  n  4 !
. [3]

(ii) Use the method of mathematical induction to prove your result in (i). [5]

 r 2  9r  19
(iii) Hence, find   r  5!
r 1
. [3]

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dy
3 Given that y  2 esin x , show that 2  y cos x .
dx
By further differentiation of this result, find the Maclaurin’s series for y, up to and
including the term in x3 . [5]

Deduce the Maclaurin’s series for e  sin x up to and including the term in x 2 . [3]

4  x2 x
4 (i) Use the substitution x  2 tan  to show  dx   C , where C is an
4  x 
2 2 4  x2

## arbitrary constant. [5]

y
(ii)

 3 15y  3  x  2 
1, 
 5 

x
–2 O 2

4  x2
The diagram above shows the curve with equation y 2  with stationary
4  x  2 2

## points at x  0 . The line 15y  3  x  2  intersects the curve at  2, 0  and

 3
1,  .
 5 

4  x2
(a) The region bounded by the curve y and the line
 4  x2 
2

## solid of revolution of volume V. Find the exact value of V, giving your

answer in the form bπ. [4]

4  x2
(b) Sketch the gradient graph of y   . [2]
4  x  2 2

4

## Section B: Statistics [60 marks]

5 The Head of Mathematics department of Holistics Junior College decides to take a survey
of opinions of 700 graduating students regarding the quality of teaching of the subject.

(i) What is the sampling frame in the context of the question? [1]

(ii) Describe clearly how a systematic sample of size 140 can be obtained. [3]

6 The data in the table below were obtained in an experiment to estimate the relation between
d, the duration of a television commercial (in seconds) and s, the average sales of a
particular brand of detergent (in thousands of bottles):

Duration, d 15 18 22 25 26 29 34 39
Average Sales, s 0.43 1.12 1.75 1.98 2.11 2.26 2.40 2.44

## (i) Draw a scatter diagram to illustrate the data. [1]

(ii) Fit a model of the form s     ln d to the data above and find the least squares
estimates of  and  . [1]

Hence state the product moment correlation coefficient between ln d and s, and explain
whether your answer suggests that a linear model is appropriate for the transformed
variables. [2]

(iii) Using the regression model in part (ii), predict the average sales if the duration of a
television commercial is 28 seconds. Comment on the reliability of your answer.
[3]

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7 Four married couples attend a wedding dinner. One of the couples brought along two

children. Find the number of ways in which these ten people can be seated round a table if

## (i) there are no restrictions, [1]

(ii) each couple must sit together. [3]

They are to take a photo with the bride and bridegroom. The twelve people are to arrange in
two rows of six and the bride and bridegroom must be together in the middle of the front
row. How many ways can the photographer arrange the twelve people such that the two
children must also be in the front row? [3]

In this question, give each of your answers as an exact fraction in its lowest term.

8 (a) In a certain sample space, it is known that events A and B are independent. Given that
3 2
P  A  B  and P  A ' B   , where A '  is the complement of event A, find
4 15

(i) P  B , [3]

(ii) P  A  B A  B . [2]

(b) A teacher is to form two groups of 4 students from a class of 3 boys and 5 girls for
Mathematics consultation session. Three of the girls, Ivy, Tamie and Cassy are good friends
from the class. Find the probability that

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9 Suppose that the arrival and departure of aircrafts at a domestic airport follow two
independent Poisson distributions. In a one-hour period, it is expected that there are 4
arrivals and 3 departures.

(i) Show that the probability that there are at least 13 arrivals in a two-hour period is
0.0638, correct to 3 significant figures. [1]

(ii) Find the probability that, in a randomly selected one-hour period, there are less than
2 departures given that the airport handles a total of exactly 9 arrivals and departures.
[3]

A study of the domestic airport arrivals for 60 randomly selected two-hour periods is being
conducted to see if there are at least 13 arrivals for each two-hour period.

(iii) Giving two reasons, in this context, explain why the binomial distribution is a
suitable model for the study of the domestic airport arrivals. [2]

(iv) Using a suitable approximation, find the probability that there are at most 50 two-
hour periods with less than 13 arrivals each, explaining clearly why the
approximation is appropriate. [3]

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10 The national average for monthly electricity usage measured in kilowatts hour (kWh), of
Housing Development Authority (HDA) units is 380 kWh. The monthly electricity usage of
3-room units follows a normal distribution with mean of 290 kWh and variance,  2 ,
whereas the monthly electricity usage of 5-room units follows an independent normal
distribution with mean of 450 kWh and variance 105 kWh2.

(i) Calculate the probability that the monthly electricity usage of two randomly chosen
3-room units exceeds 290 kWh each and a randomly chosen 5-room unit’s monthly
electricity usage is less than 450 kWh. [2]

(ii) Given that the probability of the total monthly electricity usage of four randomly
chosen 3-room units exceeds thrice the national average is 0.868, find  2 , correct to
the nearest integer, [3]

With effect from 1 July 2010, the monthly electricity bill is charged at 24 cents per
kilowatts hour.

(iii) Determine the value of a, correct to 2 decimal places, such that the probability of the
monthly electricity bill of a randomly chosen 5-room unit exceeding \$a is 0.9. [2]

(iv) Eighty 5-room units are randomly selected. Using a suitable approximation, find the
probability that there are not less than seventy 5-room units with monthly electricity
bill exceeding \$a. [3]

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11 The drying time, X minutes, of Noppin brand paint under specified test conditions is known
to have mean value 75 minutes.

(a) On one occasion, in the manufacture of a large batch of Noppin paint, it was suspected that
an accidental chemical contamination had resulted in a change in the drying time of the
paint. Due to the high costs involved in discarding the entire batch of paint, the
manufacturer decided he will only do so if there was strong evidence from a test at 5% level
of significance to suggest that the drying time has changed. 50 random and independent
specimens of paint samples were taken from the batch and the drying time is summarised as
follows

 x  3791 x
2
and  287959 .

(i) Determine whether the manufacturer will discard the entire affected batch of paint.
[6]

(ii) Assuming that the unbiased estimate of the population variance is the same as the
one found in the above sample, find the probability such that the total drying time of
another 60 randomly selected specimens of paint samples obtained from the same
batch is between 72 hours and 76 hours. [3]

(b) On another occasion, chemists proposed a new additive designed to decrease the drying
time. The mean and standard deviation from 20 random and independent specimens of paint
samples with the new additive are x minutes and 7.5 minutes respectively. A test is to be
carried out at the 5% level of significance to determine whether the new additive had been
effective.

(i) Determine the largest value of x for which the chemists can claim that their new
additive had been effective in decreasing the drying time of the paint. [3]

## (ii) State a necessary assumption for validity of the test. [1]

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## NATIONAL JUNIOR COLLEGE

PRELIMINARY EXAMINATIONS

Higher 2

MATHEMATICS 9740/02
Higher 2 Paper 2
17 September 2010, Friday 0815 – 1115 hours

## Subject Class: 2ma______/ 2IPma2_______ Subject Tutor: _______________

For office use
Question No. Marks TOTAL
over Page Obtained MARKS

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES 1 7

## Write your name, registration number, subject 2 14

tutorial group, subject tutor’s name and calculator
model in the spaces provided on the cover sheet 3 8
4 11
Circle the questions you have attempted and

## Write your calculator’s model number(s) in the 6 7

box below.
7 7
Scientific Calculator Model:
8 10

9 9
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10 10

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Suggested Solutions to 2010 NJC SH2 H2 Math Prelim Paper 1

## 1 Let the unit, tenth and hundredth digits be z, y, x respectively.

x + y + z = 15 − (1)

## (100 x + 10 y + z ) − (100 z + 10 y + x) = 594

⇒ 99 x − 99 z = 594 − (2)

y + 4z = x + 5
⇒ −x + y + 4z = 5 − (3)

## Using GC to solve the equations simultaneously,

x = 8, y = 5, z = 2 .

## Thus the number is 852.

2 p 2
∫ 0
3x dx =
ln 3
p
⎡ 3x ⎤ 2
⎢ ln 3 ⎥ = ln 3
⎣ ⎦0
1 2
ln 3
( 3 p − 30 ) =
ln 3
3 −1 = 2
p

3p = 3
∴ p =1
2(i) Total area of all the n rectangles, A

1 ⎛ 1n ⎞ 1 ⎛ n2 ⎞ 1 ⎛ n3 ⎞ 1 ⎛ nn ⎞
= 3
⎜ ⎟ + 3
⎜ ⎟ + 3
⎜ ⎟ + L + ⎜3 ⎟
n⎝ ⎠ n⎝ ⎠ n⎝ ⎠ n⎝ ⎠
1 ⎛ 1n 2 3 n

= ⎜ 3 + 3 + 3 +L + 3 ⎟
n n n
n⎝ ⎠
⎛ ⎛ 1 ⎞n ⎞
1⎜ ⎜ 3n ⎟ − 1 ⎟
3 ⎜⎝ ⎠
n

= ⎜ 1 ⎟
n ⎜ n
3 −1 ⎟
⎜ ⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎛ ⎞ 1
2 ⎜ 3n ⎟
= ⎝ ⎠
⎛ 1 ⎞
n ⎜ 3 n − 1⎟
⎝ ⎠

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Suggested Solutions to 2010 NJC SH2 H2 Math Prelim Paper 1

2(ii) As n → ∞ ,
limit of A = area under the curve y = 3x for 0 ≤ x ≤ 1
1
= ∫ 3x dx
0

2
=
ln 3
uuuv uuuv
3(i) AB ⋅ OP = ( b − a ) • p
=b•p–a•p
= a • p – a • p (since b • p = a • p)
=0
Hence, AB is perpendicular to OP.

## 3(ii) Since a = b , then P must be the midpoint of AB.

uuur 1
Using ratio theorem, OP = ( a + b )
2
uuuv uuuv
Thus, OD = 2OP
⎛1 ⎞
= 2 ⎜ (a + b ) ⎟
⎝ 2 ⎠
=a+b

## (1) area of rhombus OADB or OBDA. (or)

(2) magnitude of a vector which is perpendicular to a and b.

sin( x1 + θ ) − sin x1
=
( x1 + θ ) − x1
sin x1 cos θ + cos x1 sin θ − sin x1
=
θ
sin x1 (cos θ − 1) + cos x1 sin θ
= (shown)
θ

## 4(ii) When θ is small,

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Suggested Solutions to 2010 NJC SH2 H2 Math Prelim Paper 1

## sin x1 (cos θ − 1) + cos x1 sin θ

=
θ
⎡⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎤
sin x1 ⎢⎜ 1 − θ 2 ⎟ − 1⎥ + θ ( cos x1 )
≈ ⎣⎝ 2 ⎠ ⎦
θ
1
= cos x1 − θ sin x1
2

## 4(iii) As θ tends to zero,

⎛ 1 ⎞
lim ⎜ cos x1 − θ sin x1 ⎟
gradient of PQ = θ →0 ⎝ 2 ⎠
= cos x1

d
= ( sin x )
dx x = x1

= cos x1

5 Im (z)

×  ( −3, 4 )

Re (z)
O
–1

## Least exact value of z − 1

= (−3 − 1) 2 + (4 − 0) 2 − 5
= 32 − 5 or 4 2 −5

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a+2
w − 2i = w − ai represents the perpendicular bisector y =
2
Im (z)

a+2
y=
2

×  ( −3, 4 )

Re (z)
O
–1

## For the line to meet the circle more than once,

a+2
−1 < <9
2
−2 < a + 2 < 18
∴−4 < a < 16 (ans)

6 dy dv
y = vx ⇒ =v+ x
dx dx
dy
x = 3x + y − 2
dx
dv
⇒ x(v + x ) = 3 x + vx − 2
dx
dv 3 x − 2
⇒ =
dx x2
3 2
⇒ ∫ dv = ∫ − dx
x x2
2
⇒ v = 3 ln | x | + + C
x
⇒ y = 3 x ln | x | +2 + Cx

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6 (i) dy
= 0 ⇒ y = −3 x + 2
dx

6 (ii) (ii)

C > 0
C <0

y = −3 x + 2

## Note: (0,2) satisfies the differential equation. (0,2) is a singular solution.

7(a) x − 2 = A(2 − 2 x) + B

By comparing coefficient of

1
x :1 = −2 A ⇒ A = −
2

constant: − 2 = 2 A + B ⇒ B = −1

x−2
∫ −x + 2x + 8
2
dx

1
− (−2 x + 2) − 1
=∫ 2 dx
− x2 + 2x + 8
1 −2 x + 2 1
=− ∫ dx − ∫ dx
2 −x + 2x + 8
2
3 − ( x − 1) 2
2

1 ⎛ x −1 ⎞
=− (2 − x 2 + 2 x + 8) − sin −1 ⎜ ⎟+C
2 ⎝ 3 ⎠
⎛ x −1 ⎞
= − − x 2 + 2 x + 8 − sin −1 ⎜ ⎟+C
⎝ 3 ⎠

## In absence of C, deduct from presentation marks.

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7 (b)
∫e
x
cos 2 x dx = e x cos 2 x − ∫ e x ( −2 sin 2 x ) dx

## ∴ 5∫ e x cos 2 x dx = e x cos 2 x + 2e x sin 2 x

1 x
∫e cos 2 x dx = e (cos 2 x + 2 sin 2 x) + c (shown)
x

∫e
x
cos 2 x dx
1 x
2∫
= e (1 + cos 2 x) dx

1 1
= ∫ e x dx + ∫ e x cos 2 x dx
2 2
1 x 1 x
= e + e (cos 2 x + 2 sin 2 x) + c (ans)
2 10
8(a) Given Sn = n 2 − 2n .

(
Sn − Sn−1 = n 2 − 2n − ( n − 1) − 2 ( n − 1)
2
)
= n 2 − 2n − ( n − 1) + 2n − 2
2

= 2n − 3

## common difference, d = Tn − Tn−1

= 2n − 3 − ( 2 ( n − 1) − 3)
= 2.

OR
d = T2 − T1
= 1 − ( −1)
=2

## 8(b) Let d be the distance driven for every turn.

(i) n = 1 , d = kθ
⎛8⎞
n = 2 , d = ⎜ ⎟ kθ or 0.8kθ
⎝ 10 ⎠
2
⎛ 8⎞
n = 3 , d = ⎜ ⎟ kθ or 0.64kθ
⎝ 10 ⎠

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## (ii) Total distance driven into the wall after n turns

2 n −1
⎛ 8⎞ ⎛ 8⎞ ⎛ 8⎞
= kθ + ⎜ ⎟ kθ + ⎜ ⎟ kθ + ... + ⎜ ⎟ kθ
⎝ 10 ⎠ ⎝ 10 ⎠ ⎝ 10 ⎠
⎛ ⎛ 8⎞ ⎛ 8⎞ 2
⎛ 8⎞
n −1

= kθ ⎜ 1 + ⎜ ⎟ + ⎜ ⎟ + ... + ⎜ ⎟ ⎟⎟
⎜ ⎝ 10 ⎠ ⎝ 10 ⎠ ⎝ 10 ⎠
⎝ ⎠
⎛ ⎛ 8 ⎞n ⎞
⎜ 1− ⎜ ⎟ ⎟
10
= kθ ⎜ ⎝ ⎠ ⎟
⎜ ⎛ 8⎞ ⎟
⎜ 1 − ⎜ 10 ⎟ ⎟
⎝ ⎝ ⎠ ⎠
⎛ ⎛ 4 ⎞n ⎞
= 5kθ ⎜1 − ⎜ ⎟ ⎟
⎜ ⎝5⎠ ⎟
⎝ ⎠
4
a =5, b =
5
(iii) Distance driven in the long run
⎛ ⎛ 4 ⎞n ⎞
= lim 5kθ ⎜1 − ⎜ ⎟ ⎟
n →∞ ⎜ ⎝5⎠ ⎟
⎝ ⎠
= 5kθ

## Given k = 2 , minimum length of the metal screw is 10θ unit.

9 (i) ⎛1⎞
⎜ ⎟
r • ⎜ 3 ⎟ = 3 ⇒ x + 3y + 2z = 3
⎜ 2⎟
⎝ ⎠
Π2 : −x + y + 0z = 0
⎛3⎞ ⎛ 1⎞
⎜4⎟ ⎜− 2 ⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ 3⎟ ⎜ 1⎟
Using GC: l: r = + λ − , λ ∈R
⎜4⎟ ⎜ 2⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜⎜ 0 ⎟⎟ ⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
OR
⎛3⎞
⎜4⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎛1⎞
⎜ 3⎟ ⎜ ⎟
r= + λ ⎜ 1 ⎟, λ ∈
⎜4⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ −2 ⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎜⎜ 0 ⎟⎟
⎝ ⎠

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## 9 (ii) For the plane Π 2 :

y = x ⇒ −x + y + 0z = 0
⎛ −1⎞
⎜ ⎟
Let n 2 be normal vector to plane Π 2 , then n 2 = ⎜ 1 ⎟
⎜0⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛ −1⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎜ 3⎟ ⎜ 1 ⎟
⎜ 2⎟ ⎜ 0 ⎟ 2 1 7
∴ cos θ = ⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠ = = = (shown)
14 2 28 7 7

## 9 (iii) Since point F lies on line l,

⎛3⎞ ⎛3 ⎞
⎜4⎟ ⎜ 4 +λ⎟
⎛1⎞ ⎜
uuur ⎜⎜ 3 ⎟⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜3

Let OF = +λ⎜ 1 ⎟ = + λ ⎟ for some λ .
⎜4⎟ ⎜4 ⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ −2 ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎜⎜ 0 ⎟⎟ ⎜⎜ −2λ ⎟⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

⎛3 ⎞ ⎛ 3 ⎞
⎜ 4 +λ⎟ ⎜ 4 +λ ⎟
uuur ⎜⎜ 3 ⎟ ⎛0⎞ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ 1
Then AF = + λ −⎜1⎟ = − + λ ⎟

⎜4 ⎟ ⎜ 4 ⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜⎝ 0 ⎟⎠ ⎜ ⎟
⎜⎜ −2λ ⎟⎟ ⎜⎜ −2λ ⎟⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠
⎛1⎞
uuur uuur ⎜ ⎟
Now, AF ⊥ l ⇒ AF • ⎜ 1 ⎟ = 0
⎜ −2 ⎟
⎝ ⎠
⎛ 3 ⎞
⎜ 4 +λ ⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎛1⎞
⎜− 1 + λ⎟ • ⎜ 1 ⎟ = 0
⎜ 4 ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜⎝ −2 ⎟⎠
⎜⎜ −2λ ⎟⎟
⎝ ⎠
1
λ=−
12

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⎛3 1 ⎞ ⎛2⎞
⎜ 4 − 12 ⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟
uuur ⎜⎜ 3 1 ⎟⎟ ⎜⎜ 2 ⎟⎟
OF = − =
⎜ 4 12 ⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟ ⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟
⎝ 6 ⎠ ⎝6⎠

⎛ 3 1 ⎞ ⎛ 2 ⎞
⎜ 4 − 12 ⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟
uuur ⎜⎜ 1 1 ⎟⎟ ⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟
AF = − − = −
⎜ 4 12 ⎟ ⎜ 3 ⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟ ⎜⎜ 1 ⎟⎟
⎝ 6 ⎠ ⎝ 6 ⎠

2 2 2
uuur ⎛ 2⎞ ⎛ 1⎞ ⎛1⎞ 7
AF = ⎜ ⎟ + ⎜ − ⎟ + ⎜ ⎟ =
⎝ 3⎠ ⎝ 3⎠ ⎝ 6⎠ 12
Π1

l
θ
F  Π2

uuur
Hence, exact length of projection from AF to the plane Π 2
uuur
= AF cos θ

7 ⎛ 7⎞
= ⎜ ⎟
12 ⎜⎝ 7 ⎟⎠

1 1 3
= =  or
12 2 3 6

OR
uuur
exact length of projection from AF to the plane Π 2
uuur n
= AF × 2
n2

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9 (iv) ⎛3⎞
⎜4⎟
⎛1⎞
uuur ⎜⎜ 3 ⎟⎟ ⎜ ⎟
OP = + λ ⎜ 1 ⎟ , for some λ ∈
⎜4⎟
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ −2 ⎟
0 ⎝ ⎠
⎜⎜ ⎟⎟
⎝ ⎠

Π 3 has equation px + qy = 1 .

⎛ p⎞
⎜ ⎟
∏3 : r • ⎜ q ⎟ = 1
⎜0⎟
⎝ ⎠

For the three planes to intersect exactly a point, l is not parallel to Π 3 , then:

⎛ 1 ⎞ ⎛ p⎞
⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎜ 1 ⎟•⎜ q ⎟ ≠ 0
⎜ −2 ⎟ ⎜ 0 ⎟
⎝ ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

⇒ p+q ≠ 0

∴ p ≠ − q (ans)

10(a) z 2 + (a − i) z * + 16 + bi = 0

( 2 + 3i ) + (a − i) ( 2 − 3i ) + 16 + bi = 0
2

⇒ −5 + 12i + 2a − 3ai − 2i − 3 + 16 + bi = 0
⇒ 8 + 2a + (10 − 3a + b ) i = 0

## By comparing real and imaginary coefficient,

Real: 8 + 2a = 0 ⇒ a = −4 (ans)
Im :10 − 3a + b = 0 ⇒ b = −22 (ans)

10(b) z5 +1 = 0
z 5 = −1
z 5 = eiπ
z 5 = ei( 2 k +1) π
i ( 2 k +1) π

z=e 5
, k = 0, ±1, ± 2

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iπ iπ i3π i3π
− −
z = −1, e 5 , e 5
,e 5 ,e 5

Im( z )

1
×

×
×  Re( z )
–1   O 1
×

×
–1

(i) iθ iθ
⎛ −iθ2 iθ ⎞
1+ e = e ⎜e + e 2 ⎟
2

⎝ ⎠
iθ⎛ ⎛ θ⎞ ⎛ θ⎞ ⎛θ ⎞ ⎛θ ⎞⎞
= e 2 ⎜ cos ⎜ − ⎟ + i sin ⎜ − ⎟ + cos ⎜ ⎟ + i sin ⎜ ⎟ ⎟
⎝ ⎝ 2⎠ ⎝ 2⎠ ⎝2⎠ ⎝ 2 ⎠⎠
θ
⎛θ ⎞ i
= 2 cos ⎜ ⎟ e 2 (shown)
⎝2⎠

## (ii) Replace complex number z with w − 1 ,

i ( 2 k +1) π

z=e 5

i( 2 k +1) π

⇒ w −1 = e 5

i ( 2 k +1) π

∴ w = 1+ e 5

From (i),
i( 2 k +1) π
⎛ ( 2k + 1) π ⎞ i
( 2k +1) π
∴ w = 1+ e 5
= 2 cos ⎜ ⎟e
10
⎝ 10 ⎠
for k = 0, ±1, ± 2 .

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11 ax 2 + bx + 1 1 − bc + ac 2
f(x) = = (ax + b − ac) +
x+c x+c
ax + b − ac = 2 x − 1
∴ a = 2 (ans) and b − ac = −1 ⇒ b = 2c − 1 (shown)

(i) 2
Given c = 1, f(x ) = 2 x − 1 +
x +1
2
Let y = 2 x − 1 +
x +1
( x + 1) y = (2 x − 1)( x + 1) + 2
2 x 2 + (1 − y ) x + (1 − y ) = 0

## For all real values of x,

D ≥ 0
⇒ (1 − y ) − 4(2)(1 − y ) ≥ 0
2

⇒ ( y + 7)( y − 1) ≥ 0
⇒∴ y ≤ −7 or y ≥ 1
Hence, y cannot lie between -7 and 1.

(ii)
y

y = 2x −1

( 0,1)

( −2, −7 )

x = −1

## f is concaving downwards for x < −1 .

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## (iii) 2 x 2 + x + 1 = (kx + k − 3)( x + 1)

2x2 + x + 1
⇒ = kx + k − 3
x +1
The line kx + (k − 3) passes through the point (−1, −3) , which is the intersection of the
asymptotes. Since the oblique asymptote passes through the point (−1, −3) and using the
graph in (ii), the gradient of the line kx + k − 3 has to be more than 2 for the above equation to
have 2 real solutions.

Hence, k > 2 .

12

(18, 29 )

(0 , 2 )

x = 2 ( 0 ) = 0 ; y = ( 03 ) + 2 = 2
2
When λ = 0,

x = 2 ( 3) = 18 ; y = ( 3) + 2 = 29
2 3
When λ = 3,

dx dy
= 4λ , = 3λ 2
dλ dλ

dy 3λ 2 3λ
= =
dx 4λ 4

Equation of tangent:

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y − (λ 3 + 2) = ( x − 2λ 2 )
4
4 y − 4 ( λ 3 + 2 ) = 3λ x − 6λ 3
4 y = 3λ x − 6λ 3 + 4λ 3 + 8
4 y = 3λ x + 8 − 2λ 3
4 y = 3λ x + 2 ( 4 − λ 3 ) (shown)

(a)

(i)

R ( 0, 2 ) P( 2λ2,λ3 +2)

⎛ 4 − λ3 ⎞
Q ⎜ 0, ⎟
⎝ 2 ⎠

4 − λ3
When x = 0, 4 y = 3λ ( 0 ) + 2 ( 4 − λ 3 ) = 2 ( 4 − λ 3 ) ⇒ y =
2

⎛ 4 − λ3 ⎞
Coordinates of Q is ⎜ 0 , ⎟.
⎝ 2 ⎠

## Area of triangle PQR,

1⎛ 4 − λ3 ⎞ 2 ⎛ 4−4+λ ⎞
3
λ5
− ⎟( λ ) ⎜ 2 ⎟ 2 units2
= λ
2
A= ⎜ 2 2 =
2⎝ 2 ⎠ ⎝ ⎠

(ii) dx
Given: = 4 when λ = 2 .
dt

λ5 dA 5λ 4
A= ⇒ =
2 dλ 2

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dA dA dλ
By chain rule, = ⋅ .
dt dλ dt

dλ dx dx dλ dλ
(Find ) For λ = 2 ,  = ⋅ ⇒ 4 = 4 ( 2) ⋅
dt dt dλ dt dt

dλ 1
∴ =
dt 2

dA 5 ( 2 )
4

## = ( 0.5) = 20 units2 /sec .

dt 2

(b)

R ( 0, 2 ) P ( 8 , 10 )

Q ( 0, −2 )

## For λ = 2 ，equation of tangent at P is 2 y = 3x − 4.

Coordinates of P is ( 8,10 ) .

Coordinates of Q is ( 0, −2 ) .

Method 1

Area

8 8 1
= ∫ y dx − ∫ ( 3x − 4 ) dx
0 0 2
8
1 ⎡ 3x 2 ⎤
= ∫ ( λ + 2 ) ( 4λ ) dλ − ⎢
2
3
− 4x⎥
0 2⎣ 2 ⎦0
1
[96 − 32 − 0]
2
= ∫ 4λ 4 +8λ dλ −
0 2

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2
⎡ 4λ 5 ⎤
=⎢ + 4λ 2 ⎥ − 32
⎣ 5 ⎦0
⎡ 208 ⎤
=⎢ − 0 ⎥ − 32
⎣ 5 ⎦
48 3
= or 9 or 9.6 (ans)
5 5

OR Method 2

1
10 10
Area of region = ∫
−2 3
( 2 y + 4 ) dy − ∫ x d y
2

## Area bounded by the tangent at P and y-axis

1
10
=∫
−2 3
( 2 y + 4 ) dy
1 10
= ⎡⎣ y 2 + 4 y ⎤⎦
3 −2

1
= (140 − ( −4 ) )
3
= 48

## Area bounded by the curve and y-axis

10
= ∫ x dy
2
2
⎡6 ⎤
= ∫ 2λ 2 ( 3λ 2 ) dλ = ⎢ λ 5 ⎥
2

0
⎣ 5 ⎦0
2
= ∫ 6λ dλ
4
0

6
= ( 32 − 0 )
5
192
=
5

192 48 3
Area of region = 48 − = or 9 or 9.6 (ans)
5 5 5

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1(i) ⎛ 1 5⎤
Rg = ⎜ , ⎥ and Dh = [ 0, ∞ ) .
⎝ 2 2⎦

## Since Rg ⊆ Dh , thus hg exists.

⎛ 1 5⎤ ⎡ 1 3⎤
Dh g = Dg = ( −∞, 0] → ⎜ , ⎥ → ⎢ − , ⎥ = Rhg
⎝ 2 2⎦ ⎣ 4 4⎦

## (ii) For inverse of function h to exist, b = 1.5

(ii) y y=x
y=h −1
( x)

y = h (x )

( –0.25,1.5)
x
0
(1.5, –0.25)
(iii) To solve for exact value of h −1 ( x) = x is same as solving h( x) = x ,

x 2 − 3x + 2 = x
x2 − 4x + 2 = 0

( −4 ) − 4 (1)( 2 )
2

∴x =
2
4± 8
=
2
= 2 − 2 (rejected Q x ≥ 1.5) or 2+ 2

## From sketch above, for h −1 (x) ≤ x , x ≥ 2 + 2 .

2(a) As n → ∞ , xn → L , xn +1 → L .

xn +1 = 3 − ( ln ( xn + 1) )
2

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⇒ L = 3 − ( ln ( L + 1) )
2

⇒ 3 − ( ln ( L + 1) ) − L = 0
2

Using GC to solve 3 − ( ln ( L + 1) ) − L = 0 ,
2

## or L = 1.8806225 ≈ 1.88 (3sf)

2 (b) r 2 + 7 r + 11 A B
= +
( r + 4 )! ( r + 2 )! ( r + 4 )!

r 2 + 7 r + 11 = A ( r + 3)( r + 4 ) + B

When r = −3, B = −1

When r = 0, A = 1

r 2 + 7r + 11 1 1
Hence, = − .
( r + 4 )! ( r + 2 )! ( r + 4 )!
n ⎛ r 2 + 7 r + 11 ⎞ n ⎛ 1 1 ⎞
∑ ⎜⎜ ( r + 4 )! ⎟⎟ = ∑ ⎜⎜ − ⎟⎟

r =1 ⎠ r =1 ⎝ ( r + 2 ) ! ( r + 4 ) ! ⎠
1 1
= −
3! 5!
1 1
+ −
4! 6!
1 1
+ −
5! 7!
1 1
+ −
6! 8!

+ M
1 1
+ −
( n − 1)! ( n + 1)!
1 1
+ −
n ! ( n + 2 )!
1 1
+ −
( n + 1)! ( n + 3)!
1 1
+ −
( n + 2 )! ( n + 4 )!
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1 1 1 1
= + − −
3! 4! ( n + 3) ! ( n + 4 ) !

4 +1 n + 4 +1
= −
4! ( n + 4 ) !
5 n+5
= −
4! ( n + 4 ) !

(ii) n ⎛ r 2 + 7 r + 11 ⎞ 5 n+5
Let Pn be the proposition that ∑ ⎜

r =1 ⎝
⎟⎟ = −
( r + 4 )! ⎠ 4! ( n + 4 )!
for all n ∈ +
.

Consider P1:

5 1+ 5 5 6 25 − 6 19
RHS of P1 = − = − = = .
4! (1 + 4 ) ! 4! 5! 5! 5!
1 ⎛ r 2 + 7 r + 11 ⎞ 12 + 7 + 11 19
LHS of P1 = ∑ ⎜⎜
r =1 ⎝
⎟= =
( r + 4 )! ⎟⎠ (1 + 4 )! 5!
= RHS of P1

Hence, P1 is true.
+
Assume Pk is true for some k ∈ .

k ⎛ r 2 + 7 r + 11 ⎞ 5 k +5
ie. ∑ ⎜

r =1 ⎝
⎟⎟ = −
( r + 4 )! ⎠ 4! ( k + 4 )!
Consider Pk+1:

5 k +1+ 5 5 k +6
RHS of Pk+1 = − = − .
4! ( k + 1 + 4 ) ! 4! ( k + 5 ) !
k +1 ⎛ r 2 + 7 r + 11 ⎞
LHS of Pk+1 = ∑ ⎜⎜
r =1 ⎝

( r + 4 )! ⎟⎠
⎛ r 2 + 7 r + 11 ⎞ ( k + 1) + 7 ( k + 1) + 11
2
k
= ∑ ⎜⎜ ⎟+
r =1 ⎝ ( r + 4 )! ⎟⎠ ( k + 1 + 4 )!
5 k +5 k 2 + 2k + 1 + 7 k + 7 + 11
= − +
4! ( k + 4 ) ! ( k + 5)!
5 k 2 + 10k + 25 − k 2 − 2k − 1 − 7 k − 7 − 11
= −
4! ( k + 5)!
5 k +6
= − = RHS of Pk+1
4! ( k + 5 ) !

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## Hence, Pk is true implies Pk+1 is also true.

Since P1 is true and Pk is true implies Pk+1 is also true, by Mathematical Induction, Pn is
true for all n ∈ + .

## (iii) Let r = j – 1. Hence, we have

∞ ⎛ r 2 + 9r + 19 ⎞ ∞ ⎛ ( j − 1)2 + 9 ( j − 1) + 19 ⎞
∑ ⎜⎜
r =1 ⎝
⎟=
( r + 5)! ⎟⎠ ∑ ⎜⎜ ( j − 1 + 5 ) !

j −1=1
⎝ ⎠
∞ ⎛ 2
j − 2 j + 1 + 9 j − 9 + 19 ⎞
= ∑ ⎜⎜ ⎟⎟
j =2 ⎝ ( j + 4 )! ⎠
∞ ⎛ 2
j + 7 j + 11 ⎞
= ∑ ⎜⎜ ⎟
j =2 ⎝ ( j + 4 )! ⎟⎠
∞ ⎛ 2
r + 7 r + 11 ⎞
= ∑ ⎜⎜ ⎟, since j is a dummy variable
r =2 ⎝ ( r + 4 )! ⎟⎠
∞ ⎛ 2
r + 7 r + 11 ⎞ 12 + 7 + 11
= ∑ ⎜⎜ ⎟−
r =1 ⎝ ( r + 4 )! ⎟⎠ (1 + 4 )!
⎛5 n + 5 ⎞ 19
= lim ⎜⎜ − ⎟−
n →∞ ⎝ 4! ( n + 4 )! ⎟⎠ 5!
5 19
= −
4! 5!
5 19
= −
4! 4!( 5 )
6 1
= or
5! 20

3 Let  y = 2 esin x

y 2 = 4esin x
dy
2y = 4esin x cos x = y 2 cos x
dx
dy
2 = y cos x (shown)
dx

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d 2 y dy
⇒2 = cos x − y sin x
dx 2 dx
d3 y d 2 y dy dy
⇒ 2 3 = 2 cos x − sin x − sin x − y cos x
dx dx dx dx
3 2
d y d y dy
∴ 2 3 = 2 cos x − 2 sin x − y cos x
dx dx dx
When x = 0, y = 2
dy
=1
dx
d2 y 1
=
dx 2 2
d3 y 3
3
=−
dx 4
⎛1⎞ 2 ⎛ 3⎞ 3
⎜ ⎟x ⎜− ⎟x
2 4⎠
∴ y ≈ 2+ x+ ⎝ ⎠ + ⎝
2! 3!
x 2 x3
y = 2+ x+ − (ans)
4 8
Method 1

y2 1 x 2 x3
esin x = ≈ (2 + x + − ) 2
4 4 4 8

1 x 2 x3
e− sin x = esin( − x ) ≈ [2 − x + + ]2 (Replace x by − x)
4 4 8
1 x 2 x3
= [2 − ( x − − )]2
4 4 8
1⎡ x 2 x3 ⎞ ⎤
2
⎛ x2 ⎞ ⎛
= ⎢ 4 − 4 ⎜ x − + ... ⎟ + ⎜ x − − ⎟ ⎥
4⎢ ⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎝ 4 8 ⎠ ⎥
⎣ ⎦
1
≈ ⎡⎣ 4 − 4 x + x 2 + x 2 ⎤⎦
4
1
= ( 4 − 4x + 2x2 )
4
x2
= 1− x + (ans)
2

OR Method 2

y2 1 x 2 x3
esin x = ≈ (2 + x + − ) 2
4 4 4 8

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e − sin x = ( esin x )
−1

−1
⎛ y2 ⎞
=⎜ ⎟
⎝ 4 ⎠
x 2 x3 −2
= 4(2 + x + − )
4 8
x x 2 x3
= (1 + + − ) −2
2 8 16
⎛ x x 2 x3 ⎞ ( −2 ) ( −3 ) ⎛ x x 2 x3 ⎞
2

= 1− 2 ⎜ + − ⎟ + ⎜ + − ⎟ +L
⎝ 2 8 16 ⎠ 2! ⎝ 2 8 16 ⎠
x2 ⎛ x2 ⎞
= 1− x − + 3 ⎜ ⎟ +L
4 ⎝ 4 ⎠
2
x
= 1− x + (ans)
2

4(i) dx
x = 2 tan θ ⇒ = 2 sec 2 θ

4 − x2 4 − 4 tan 2 θ
∫ dx = ∫ ( 2sec θ ) dθ
2

(4 + x )
2 2
( 4 + 4 tan θ ) 2 2

4 − 4 tan 2 θ
=∫ ( 2sec θ ) dθ
2

( 4sec θ ) 2 2

4 − 4 tan 2 θ
=∫ dθ
8sec 2 θ
1 1 tan 2 θ
= ∫ − dθ
2 sec 2 θ sec 2 θ
1
= ∫ cos 2 θ − sin 2 θ dθ
2

1
2∫
= cos 2θ dθ

1⎛1 ⎞
= ⎜ sin 2θ ⎟ + C
2⎝2 ⎠
1
= ( sin θ cos θ ) + C
2
1⎛ x ⎞⎛ 2 ⎞
= ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟+C
2 ⎝ 4 + x ⎠ ⎝ 4 + x2 ⎠
2

x
= +C
4 + x
2

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## (ii) Volume of region rotated about x-axis, V

(a) 2
⎛ ⎞ ⎡ 2
4− x ⎟ − 3 ( x + 2 ) ⎤ dx
2
=π∫ ⎜
1

⎟ ⎢⎣ 15 ⎥
−2 ⎜
⎝ (4 + x )2 2
⎠ ⎦
2
1 4 − x2 ⎛ 3⎞
= π∫ ⎟⎟ ( x + 2 ) dx
2
− ⎜⎜
−2
(4 + x )2 2
⎝ 15 ⎠
1
⎡ x ⎛ 3 ⎞ ( x + 2) ⎤
3

= π⎢ −⎜ ⎟ ⎥
⎢⎣ 4 + x ⎝ 225 ⎠ 3 ⎥⎦ −2
2

⎡ 1 ⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛ 27 ⎞ ⎛ −2 ⎞ ⎤
= π⎢ −⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ − ⎜ ⎟⎥
⎣ 5 ⎝ 225 ⎠ ⎝ 3 ⎠ ⎝ 8 ⎠ ⎦
33
= π (ans)
100

33
∴b =
100

(ii) dy
(b)
y y=
dx

–2 O 2 x

## 5 (i) It is the list of all the 700 graduating students.

(ii) Arrange the list of all 700 students in some order (can be by surname, class, other
reasonable category.)

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700
Calculate the interval to take samples from to obtain the 140 samples. ie. =5.
140

From the first group of 5 students, select the first student using random sampling. Then
select every 5th student after that.

Note:

Students may say they use random sampling to pick anyone in the list as the first student,
but they will then need to qualify that they will need to cycle back to the names at the front
of the list if it reaches the end before getting all the 140 students.

6(i)               s

## (ii) Using GC,

α = −4.975 ≈ −4.98 , β = 2.111 ≈ 2.11
r = 0.951 (to 3 sf)

Since the value of r is close to 1, it suggests an almost linear relationship. Hence a linear
model is appropriate.

(iii) When d = 28 ,

## Thus average sales is 2060 or 2058 bottles.

The answer is reliable since based on the new model, the value of r is close to 1 and that
suggests a linear relationship. Furthermore we are predicting s based on d which is within
the range.

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## 7(i) Number of ways = 9! = 362880 (ans)

(ii) Number of ways to arrange the couple among themselves = 2!
6!
Number of ways to arrange 4 couples and 2 children =
6
6!
Number of ways = (2!)4 = 1920 (ans)
6
⎛8⎞
Number of ways to select 2 adults to in the front row = ⎜ ⎟
⎝ 2⎠

## Number of ways to arrange the bride and groom =2!

Number of ways to arrange the children and two adults in the front row =4!

## Number of ways to arrange the 6 adults in the back row =6!

⎛8⎞
Number of arrangements = ⎜ ⎟ ( 4!)( 2!)( 6!) = 967680 (ans)
⎝ 2⎠

OR Alternative Solution
⎛ 4⎞
(iii) Number of ways to arrange the children front row = ⎜ ⎟ ( 2!)
⎝ 2⎠
Number of ways to arrange the bride and groom =2!

## Number of ways to arrange the 8 adults = 8!

⎛ 4⎞
Number of arrangements = ⎜ ⎟ ( 2!)( 2!)( 8!) = 967680 (ans)
⎝ 2⎠

8(a)

(i) A B

2

15

P ( A) = P ( A ∪ B ) − P ( A ' ∩ B )
3 2
= −
4 15
37
=
60

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## Since events A and B are independent,

2
P ( A '∩ B ) = P ( A ') P ( B ) =
15

(1 − P ( A) ) P ( B ) = 152
⎛ 37 ⎞ 2
⎜1 − ⎟ P ( B ) =
⎝ 60 ⎠ 15

8
P ( B) =
23

OR Alternative solution

P ( A ∪ B ) = P ( A) + P ( B ) − P ( A ∩ B )
3 37 37
⇒ = + P ( B) − P ( B )
4 60 60
23 2
⇒ P ( B) =
60 15
8
∴P ( B) = (ans)
23

(ii)  P ( A ∩ B A ∪ B)

P (( A ∩ B ) ∩ ( A ∪ B ))
=
P ( A ∪ B)

P ( A ∩ B)
=
P ( A ∪ B)

P ( A) × P ( B ) P ( B ) − P ( A' ∩ B )
= (OR: = )
P ( A ∪ B) P ( A ∪ B)

⎛ 37 ⎞⎛ 8 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
60 23
= ⎝ ⎠⎝ ⎠
3
4

296
=
1035

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## 8(b) P(all 3 boys in the same group)

(i) ⎛ 3 ⎞⎛ 5 ⎞⎛ 4 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎝ 3 ⎠⎝ 1 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠
= 2!
⎛ 8 ⎞⎛ 4 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎝ 4 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠
2!

5 1
= = (ans)
70 14

## (ii) P(either Ivy or Tamie is in the same group as Cassy)

= P(Ivy together with Cassy but not Tamie)
+ P(Tammy together with Cassy but not Ivy)
+ P(Ivy and Tamie together with Cassy)
⎛ 5 ⎞⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛ 5 ⎞⎛ 3 ⎞ ⎛ 5 ⎞ ⎛ 4 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟
⎝ 2 ⎠⎝ 3 ⎠ ⎝ 2 ⎠⎝ 3 ⎠ ⎝ 1 ⎠ ⎝ 4 ⎠
= 2! + 2! + 2!
⎛ 8 ⎞⎛ 4 ⎞ ⎛ 8 ⎞⎛ 4 ⎞ ⎛ 8 ⎞⎛ 4 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎝ 4 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎝ 4 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎝ 4 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠
2! 2! 2!
25 5
= = (ans)
70 14

OR
(either Ivy or Tamie is in the same group as Cassy)
= P(Ivy together with Cassy)
+ P(Tammy together with Cassy)
– P(Ivy and Tamie together with Cassy)
⎛ 6 ⎞⎛ 4 ⎞ ⎛ 6 ⎞⎛ 4 ⎞ ⎛ 5 ⎞⎛ 4 ⎞
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎝ 2 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎝ 2 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎝ 1 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠
= 2! + 2! − 2! = 25 = 5 (ans)
⎛ ⎞⎛ ⎞ ⎛ ⎞⎛ 4 ⎞ ⎛ 8 ⎞⎛ 4 ⎞ 70 14
8 4 8
⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟ ⎜ ⎟⎜ ⎟
⎝ 4 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎝ 4 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠ ⎝ 4 ⎠⎝ 4 ⎠
2! 2! 2!

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X ~ Po ( 8 )

## Let Y be the number of departures in a one-hour period.

W ~ Po ( 4 ) ; Y ~ Po ( 3) ; W + Y ~ Po ( 7 )

P (Y < 2 | W + Y = 9 )
P (Y < 2 ∩ W + Y = 9 )
=
P (W + Y = 9 )
P (Y = 0, W = 9 ) + P (Y = 1, W = 8 )
=
P (W + Y = 9 )
P (Y = 0 ) P (W = 9 ) + P (Y = 1) P (W = 8 )
=
P (W + Y = 9 )
0.0051052524
=
0.1014046695
= 0.0503453384
≈ 0.0503 (ans)

(iii) (1)There are two mutually exclusive outcomes – either there are at least 13 arrivals in each
two-hour period or there isn’t.

(2)The probability of having at least 13 arrivals for each two hour period remains constant
for each of the 60 two-hour periods.

## (3)There is a fixed number of 60 two-hour periods independently selected under

consideration.

(iv) Notice that we are unable to define the random variable as the number of two-hour periods, out of 60, with
less than 13 arrivals each as it will not be possible to do any approximations.

## np = 56.172 ( > 5) and nq = 3.828 ( < 5)

Let V be the number of two-hour periods, out of 60, with at least 13 arrivals each.

V ~ B ( 60, P ( X ≥ 13) )

Since n = 60 ( > 50, large) and p = P ( X ≥ 13) = 0.0638 ( < 0.1, small), such that np = 3.828

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## ( < 5), we have V ~ Po ( 3.828 ) approximately.

At most 50 two-hour periods with less than 13 arrivals each means the same as at least 10
two-hour periods with at least 13 arrivals each.

P (V ≥ 10 ) = 1 − P (V ≤ 9 ) = 0.0060899731 = 0.00609

Note:

## P ( X ≥ 13) = 0.0637971966 . If they do so, the following values will be obtained:

np = 3.827831796

V ~ Po ( 3.827831796 )

P (V ≥ 10 ) = 0.0060881936 = 0.00609.

This will still be considered as correct and will be awarded the necessary marks.

X N ( 290, σ 2 )

## Let Y denote the monthly electricity usage of a 5-room unit.

Y N ( 450,105 )

(i) P ( X > 290 ) × P ( X > 290 ) × P (Y < 450 ) = 0.5 × 0.5 × 0.5
= 0.125 (ans)
(ii) X1 + X 2 + X 3 + X 4 N (1160, 4σ 2 )

## ⇒ P ( X 1 + X 2 + X 3 + X 4 < 1140 ) = 0.132

⎛ 1140 − 1160 ⎞
⇒ P⎜Z < ⎟ = 0.132
⎝ 4σ 2 ⎠

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1140 − 1160
⇒ = −1.1169867
4σ 2
20
⇒ 2σ =
1.1169867
⇒ σ = 8.9526579
∴σ 2 = 80.1500827 ≈ 80 (ans)

## C = 0.24Y N ( 0.24(450), 0.242 (105) )

∴C N (108, 6.048 )

P ( C > a ) = 0.9
⇒ 1 − P ( C ≤ a ) = 0.9
⇒ P ( C ≤ a ) = 0.1

## ∴ a = 104.848321 ≈ 104.85  (ans)

(iv) Let W denote the number of 5-room units with monthly electricity bill exceeding \$a, out of
eighty 5-room units.

W B ( 80, 0.9 )

## ∴W N ( 72, 7.2 ) approx

P (W ≥ 70 ) = P (W > 69.5 )
= 0.8242529
≈ 0.824 (ans)

11(a) 3791
x= = 75.82
50

## 1 ⎡ 37912 ⎤ 525.38 26269

s2 = ⎢ 287959 − = = = 10.72204
49 ⎣ 50 ⎥⎦ 49 2450

## Let μ be the mean drying times of Noppin paint.

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## Level of Significance: 5% (2-tailed Z-test)

X −μ
Test Statistic: Z = s
~ N ( 0 ,1) approximately.
n

## Critical region: z > 1.95996

0.05

75.82 − 75
zcalculated = = 1.77076 −1.95996 0 1.95996
10.72204
50
1.77076

## Method 2: Using p-value

p-value = 0.07660

## Since p-value = 0.07660 > 0.05, we do not reject H0.

There is insufficient evidence at 5% level of significance to claim that the mean drying
times of the Noppin paint has changed. Hence, the manufacturers will not discard the
entire affected batch of paint.

## X1 + X 2 + X 3 + L + X 60 N ( 60 × 75, 60 ×10.72204082) approx .

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P ( 60 ( 72 ) < X 1 + X 2 + X 3 + L + X 60 < 60 ( 76 ) )
P ( 4320 < X 1 + X 2 + X 3 + L + X 60 < 4560 )
= 0.990999
≈ 0.991(ans)

## Level of Significance: 5% (lower-tailed)

n 20 20
σ n 2 = ( 7.5 ) ⇒ s = 7.5
2
s2 = = 7.69484
n −1 19 19

X −μ
Test Statistic: T = s
~ t (19 )
n

0.05

x − 75
tcalculated = 7.69484
20

−1.72913 0

For the chemist to claim that the new additive had been effective, we need to reject H0 in
favour of H1.

x − 75
7.69484
< −1.72913
20

x < 72.02482

## Largest value of x = 72.0 (to 3 sig. fig.)

(ii) It is necessary to assume that the drying time of Noppin paint, X, follows a normal
distribution.

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NANYANG JUNIOR COLLEGE
JC2 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
Higher 2

MATHEMATICS 9740/01

## Paper 1 16th September 2010

3 Hours

List of Formulae (MF15)

Write your name and class 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.

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 6 printed pages.

NANYANG JUNIOR COLLEGE
Internal Examinations

## © NYJC 2010 [Turn Over

2

1
1 Find the equation of the quadratic function which has a line of symmetry at x  and passes through
3
the points (1,9) and (1,5) . [4]

2 The complex numbers z and w are 1 + ai and b – 2i respectively where a and b are real and a is
negative. Given that zw* = 8i, find the exact values of a and b. [3]

Find the smallest positive integer value of n such that wn is purely imaginary. [2]

1
3 Find the expansion of in ascending powers of x, up to and including the term in x 2 . Hence
4x
2 1
find an approximate value of the integral  0
4  2x

## a  b 2 , where a and b are constants to be determined. [6]

d2 x dx
4 The differential equation 2  9 x  3t is such that x = 0, = 1 when t = 0. Find the Maclaurin’s
dt dt
series for x up to and including the t 3 term. [3]

It is known that this differential equation has a general solution of the form x = Asin3t +Bt, where A
and B are constants. Assuming that t is sufficiently small for terms with powers of 4 and above to be
neglected, find the values of A and B. [4]

## NYJC 2010 JC2 Preliminary Examination 9740/01

3
5 With respect to the origin O, the points A, B and C have position vectors a, b and c respectively, and
are such that OACB is a parallelogram in an anti-clockwise sense.
(i) Express c in terms of a and b. [1]
(ii) Show that the area of parallelogram OACB is given by a  b . [2]

## (iii) Show that the maximum area of parallelogram OACB is a b . [2]

 a1   b1 
   
(iv) By considering a·b where a   a2  and b   b2  , show that
 a   b 
 3   3 

(a1b1  a2b2  a3b3 ) 2   a12  a22  a32  b12  b22  b32  . [3]

6 The diagrams below show the graphs of y = |f(x)| and y = f ( x) for x . The point A, B and A’ has

y y  f ( x) y
y  f ( x)

A (1, 2)
B (1,1.5)
A ' (1, 2)
x x

## On separate diagrams, sketch the graphs of,

(i) y  f ( x) , [2]
1
(ii) y , [3]
f ( x)
(iii) y  f '( x) , [3]
showing clearly any asymptotes and the coordinates of any stationary point(s).

## NYJC 2010 JC2 Preliminary Examination 9740/01 [Turn Over

4
7 Functions f and g are respectively defined on the domain of real numbers by
f : x  x2  2x  2 , x > 1,
g: x  x3 , x  –3.
(i) By considering the derivative of f(x), prove that f is a one-one function. [2]
(ii) Solve the equation f(x) = f 1  x  where f 1 x  denotes the inverse function of f(x). [2]

## (iii) Deduce the solution set to the inequality f  x   f 1  x  . [2]

(iv) Show that the composite function gf exists and define it in a similar form. State also its
range. [3]

## A curve C is defined by the parametric equations x  2t , y  3et , where t  .

2
8
(i) Sketch the curve C. [1]
(ii) Given that the point P lies on the curve with coordinates (2, 3e), show that the equation of the
tangent to the curve at point P is y  3e( x  1) . [2]
(iii) The normal to the curve at point P cuts the x-axis at point Q. Given also that the tangent to the
curve at point P cuts the y-axis at point R, find the coordinates of Q and R.
Hence, show that the area of PQR is 3e(1  9e 2 ) units2. [5]
(iv) State the range of values of m for which the line y  mx  3e intersects the curve at 2 distinct
points. [1]

a 1
9 Given that f ( x)  ax  1  , x  , a 0.
4x 1 4

## (ii) Find the coordinates of the turning point(s) for y  f ( x) . [4]

(iii) (a) Sketch the graph of y  f ( x) , for 0 < a < 1, indicating clearly the equations of the
asymptote(s), and the coordinates of any turning point(s) and axial intercept(s). [3]

(b) Determine the range of values of m such that there will be intersection between the
1   1
line y   a  1 = m  x   and y = f(x). [1]
4   4

## NYJC 2010 JC2 Preliminary Examination 9740/01

5
10 An innovation is introduced into a community of 100 farmers at time t  0 . Let x denote the number
of farmers who have adopted the innovation at time t. Assume that x is a continuous function of time.
The rate at which the number of farmers in that community who adopted the innovation at a
particular instant is proportional to the product of the number of farmers who have already adopted
and the number of farmers who have not adopted the innovation.

Initially, one farmer adopted the innovation and the rate at which the number of farmers who adopted
the innovation is one farmer per unit time.

dx
(i) Show that  k(100x  x 2 ) , where k is to be determined. [1]
dt
(ii) Find the particular solution of x , in terms of t. [5]
(iii) Sketch the graph of x versus t, for t  0 . [2]
(iv) Using the graph in (iii) or otherwise, find the time taken for 75% of the population of farmers
(v) Give a reason why the model may not be suitable. [1]

11 Solve the equation (  2)5  32  0 , leaving your answers in the form rei , where r  0 and

     . [4]
(i) State the equation of the circle in the form | z  a | b that passes through all the points
represented by the roots.
Sketch this circle, showing clearly the relationship between the roots and the locus clearly. [3]
 
(ii) The roots 1 and 2 are such that   arg(1  2)  0  arg(2  2)  . On the same
2 2
3
Argand diagram, sketch the locus of the points representing z given that arg(z  1 )  . [2]
5
Find the complex number represented by the point of intersection between the two loci. [1]
3
(iii) Find the least value of z  2 if arg(z  1 )  . [2]
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12 (a) (i) Write down the derivative of (1  x 2 )n . [1]

## (ii) Find  x3 (1  x 2 )n dx where n  1,  2 . [3]

3
(b) Region A is bounded by the curve y  sin x  cos x , the lines y  2 and x  .
4
(i) Find the exact area of region A. [4]
(ii) Deduce the exact area of the region in the first quadrant bounded by the curve

## y  sin  x  4   cos  x  4  and the two axes. [2]

(iii) Find the volume generated when region A is rotated through four right angles about the
x-axis. [2]

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## NYJC 2010 JC2 Preliminary Examination 9740/01

NANYANG JUNIOR COLLEGE
JC2 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION
Higher 2

MATHEMATICS 9740/02

## Paper 2 17th September 2010

3 Hours

List of Formulae (MF15)

Write your name and class 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.

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 6 printed pages.

NANYANG JUNIOR COLLEGE
Internal Examinations

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Section A: (40 Marks)

## 1 Two scientists are studying the growth of a certain species on an island.

(a) The first scientist proposes the following model:
“Let xn be the population of the species in the nth year and d n  xn  xn1 , n  2 with

## (i) Find an expression for xn in terms of r and n. [2]

(ii) Obtain an inequality for r in order for the population to stabilise at K. Find the value
of K in terms of r. [2]
(b) The second scientist proposes the following model:
“Let yn be the population of the species (in thousands) in the nth year. It can be hypothesised

## (i) Find the limiting population of this model. [2]

(ii) Find the value of r in order for both models to have the same limiting population. [2]

2 A circular cylinder is inscribed in a right circular cone of base radius 2c and vertical height c. One of
the circular ends of the cylinder lies on the base of the cone and the other end is in contact with the
inner surface of the cone. If the cylinder has base radius x, find expressions for the volume V and the
total surface area S of the cylinder in terms of c and x. If c is fixed and x varies, find the maximum
value of V. [8]

## Prove that S cannot exceed 8πc2. [2]

3 The sequence of numbers {u r } where r = 1, 2, 3, …, is such that it satisfies the recurrence relation
rur 1
 ur  r 2 and u1 = 1.
r 1
(i) By dividing the above recurrence relation by r and using the method of difference, show that
n 2
un 
2
 n  n  2 for n = 1, 2, 3, …. [5]

## (ii) Prove the result in (i) using mathematical induction. [4]

un
(iii) Find the exact value of as n   . [1]
n3

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4 (a) The line l passes through the point A with coordinates (1,-1,1) and is parallel to the vector
2i + j – 2k. The plane p has equation r  (i + j + k) = 3. Find, in exact form,

(i) the position vector of B, the point of intersection between l and p, [3]
(ii) the sine of the acute angle between l and p, [2]
(iii) the shortest distance from A to p, [1]
(iv) the length of the projection of AB onto p. [2]

## (b) Given that the system of linear equations

x + y + 3z =  (,   )
3x + y + 4z = 9
x+y = 3

## Section B: (60 Marks)

5 (a) Out of the 29 basketball teams, 14 teams have 12 players and 15 teams have 13 players. A
sample of 58 players is to be chosen as follows. Each team will be asked to place cards with
its players’ names (1 card for 1 name) into a hat and randomly draw out two names. The two
names from each team will be combined to make up the sample. Explain why this procedure
will not result in a simple random sample of the 363 basketball players. Describe a procedure
that will result in a simple random sample in this situation. [2]

(b) A cable company plans to survey potential customers in a small city currently served by
satellite dishes. It intends to select a sample of families from each of the five non-overlapping
neighbourhoods that make up the city. Suggest, with justification, a sampling technique that
could be used in this case. [2]

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6 A coffee production factory claims that the average amount of coffee in a packet is at least 10 grams.
A consumer suspects the factory has overestimated the mean. To check the claim, a random sample
of 8 packets is weighed and the values are given as follows.
9.5 10.1 9.3 10.4 9.6 9.1 9.9 9.0
Making necessary assumption(s), test the factory’s claim at 3% level of significance. [4]

A second sample of 64 packets is obtained and the data are summarised as follows:

 151.99

## Test the factory’s claim at 5% level of significance. [2]

If an observation of mass 9.6 grams is added to the second sample, without conducting the test,
decide whether the conclusion of the second test will still remain the same? [1]

7 An experiment was conducted to investigate the relationship between the amount of unreacted
chemical, x, and the time that elapsed since the start of the experiment, t.

## x 25.5 28 31 33.5 41 43.5 45.5 51 57.5 58 73

t 46 44 35.5 30 20 15.6 17 12.3 11 8.3 6

(i) Obtain the scatter diagram for x against t and comment on any relationship between x and t.
Calculate the linear product moment correlation coefficient, r, between x and t. [4]
(ii) State with a reason (without any calculations) which of the following models is more
appropriate for the data:
(a) x = atb, where a > 0 and b < 0
(b) x = a + bt2, where a > 0 and b < 0. [1]
(iii) If there was an error in recording the t values and all the t-values must be increased by 3, what
would be the effect on

(a) t , [1]
(b) standard deviation of t, [1]
(c) the correlation coefficient, r? [1]

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8 Four soccer players, three tennis players, two badminton players and one swimmer sit at a round
table with 10 seats. Find the number of possible seating arrangements
(i) if the two badminton players sit together, [2]
(ii) if the two badminton players sit directly opposite each other, [2]
(iii) if the two badminton players sit together and none of the four soccer players sit next to either
of the two badminton players, [2]
(iv) if the two people sitting beside the swimmer are from different sports. [2]

9 A vehicle rental company has 7 cars and 4 vans available for rental per day. It is known that the
request for cars has a mean of 4 per day; and independently, the request for vans has a mean of 2 per
day.
(i) Find the probability that the number of request for a vehicle exceeds 11 on a particular day.[2]
(ii) Find the probability that some requests for a vehicle have to be refused on a particular day. [2]
(iii) Explain why the value found in (ii) is larger than the value found in (i). [1]
(iv) Using a suitable approximation, find the least number of days such that the average number
of requests for vehicles exceeding 7 is less than 0.001. [3]

10 Chris takes a bus to school every day in a 5-day week. The bus journey consists of two intermediate
4 2
stops. The probability of delay at stop A is while the probability of delay at stop B is . The
5 5
delays are independent of each other. If the bus is delayed at either stop, Chris will be late for
school.
(i) Given that Chris was late on Monday, find the probability he was late exactly three times in a
week. [3]
(ii) Given that Chris was late one day, find the probability that he was delayed at stop A. [2]
(iii) Given that Chris was delayed at exactly one stop, find the probability that he was delayed at
stop B. [3]

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11 On the tropical island of Stabletree, records show that the number of floods occurring each month
may be modelled using a Poisson distribution with mean 2. A “bad” month is a month where there
are at least 4 floods occurring, and a “bad” year is one where there are more than 2 bad months in the
year. Regarding a month as a twelfth part of a year, and assuming independence of flood
occurrences,
(i) show that the probability that there are at most 2 bad months in a year is 0.760. [3]
(ii) use a suitable approximation to find the probability that out of fifty years, there are less than 5
(iii) Comment on whether it is suitable to use the model to estimate the probability that the year
2060 (which is 50 years from now) will be a bad year. [1]

12 The mass of a Munchi pear is normally distributed with mean mass 120g and standard deviation 10g.

(i) If two Munchi pears are chosen at random, find the probability that one of the pears will have
a mass between 100g and 126g while the other will have a mass of less than 115g. [2]

(ii) If ten Munchi pears are chosen at random, find the probability that exactly three of the pears
will have a mass more than 122g each. [2]

The mass of a Fuchi apple is normally distributed with mean mass 115g and standard deviation 8g.

(iii) Find the probability that the total mass of three randomly chosen Fuchi apples will be more
than three times the mass of a randomly chosen Munchi pear. [2]

(iv) A random sample consisting of n Fuchi apples is chosen. Find the least value of n such that
there is a probability of not more than 0.3 that the sample mean differs from its mean mass by
more than 4g. [3]

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## NYJC 2010 JC2 Preliminary Examination 9740/02

2010 NYJC JC2 Prelim 9740/1 Solutions 2010 NYJC JC2 Prelim 9740/1 Solutions
Qn
Qn 3 1 −
1

1 = (4 − x) 2
Let the equation of parabola be y = ax 2 + bx + c 4− x
At points (-1, 9) and (1, 5) 1 −
1
2  x 2

9 = a− b+ c = (4) 1 − 
5= a + b+ c  4
dy
= 2ax + b 1

 1  x 
=  1 +  −  −  + 2( )( )
−1 −3 2 
2  − x  + ... 
 
dx 2   2  4  (1)(2)  4 
dy 1  
At line of symmetry, = 0, x =
dx 3 1 x 3 2
≈ 1 + + x 
2 2  8 128 
0 = a+b
3
using GC, a = 3, b = −2, c = 4
2 1
( 2 x )  dx
2 1 2x 3
Equation of parabola is y = 3x 2 − 2 x + 4 ∫ dx ≈ ∫ 1 + +
2
0
4 − 2x 0 2 8 128 
1 2  x 3 2
= ∫  1 + + x  dx
2 0  4 32 
2
1 x2 1 3 
=  x + 8 + 32 x 
2 (1+ai)(b+2i) = 8i 2 0
=> (b-2a)+(ab+2)i = 8i

( 2) 
2
Comparing real/imaginary parts, b-2a = 0 and ab+2 = 8 1 1
( 2 )  = 17322 + 81
3
i.e. b = 2a and a(2a) + 2 = 8 = 2+ +
2 8 32
i.e. a 2 = 3  
i.e. a = - 3 (since a < 0) and b = - 2 3
17 1
∴b = , a=
5π 32 8
w = - 2 3 - 2i => arg(w) = −
6
5nπ
Hence, arg(wn) = − 4 d2 x d 3x dx
6 Since 2
+ 9 x = 3t , 3 + 9 = 3 .
∴ Least n = 3 dt dt dt
−5π dx d2x d 3x
(then argument is , so that wn is of form – ki with k > 0). When t = 0, x=0, = 1, 2 = 0 , 3 = −6 . Thus the Maclaurin’s series is
2 dt dt dt
x = t − t 3 +⋯
x = Asin 3t + Bt
 (3t)3 
≈ A  3t − + Bt
 6 
9A 3
= (3A + B)t −
t
2
Equating coefficients:
 3A + B = 1
 2 1
 9A ⇒A= ,B=
 =1 9 3
 2

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Qn
5 (i) c=a+b 6 i y
   
(ii) ˆ = OA OB sin AOB
Area = OA × OB × sin AOB ˆ = OA × OB = a × b
ˆ has maximum value of 1, thus maximum area of OACB is
(iii) Since sin AOB
a b.
 a   b 
 1   1 
(iv) Let a =  a2  and b =  b2  . We have aib = a b cos θ ≤ a b .
   
 a3   b3 
2 2 2 x
Thus aib ≤ a b . Since aib = a1b1 + a2b2 + a3b3 , we have
(a1b1 + a2b2 + a3b3 ) 2 ≤ ( a12 + a22 + a32 )( b12 + b22 + b32 ) .

ii

iii

## 7 7(i) f ′( x ) = 2 x − 2 = 2( x − 1) > 0 since x > 1

So f is strictly increasing on its domain and therefore one-one.

## (ii) f(x) = f −1 ( x ) ⇒ f(x) = x since the graphs of y = f(x), y = f −1 ( x ) and y

= x all meet at the same point(s).
Thus x 2 − 2 x + 2 = x
(x − 1)(x − 2) = 0
x = 2 or x = 1 (reject since x > 1)
Hence x = 2.
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Coordinates of point Q: ( 2 + 9e 2 , 0)
(iii) y
y = f-1(x)
( 2)
2
PR = + (6e) 2 = 4 + 36e 2 = 2 1 + 9e 2
y = f(x)
( 2 + 9e − 2 ) + (0 − 3e) 2
2

## Soln set = (1, 2] PQ = 2

y
O 1 2 x = 81e4 + 9e 2
(iv) Since Rf = (1,∞) ⊂ [–3, ∞) = Dg, gf exists. = 3e 1 + 9e 2
gf(x) = g( x 2 − 2 x + 2 ) P
Area of ∆PQR
= (x 2
− 2x + 2 + 3 ) 3 Q
1 x
(x ) (x > 1) =   ( PR )( PQ )
O
= 2
− 2x + 5
2 R

( x − 2 x + 5) , x > 1
( )( )
2
Therefore, gf : x ֏ 1
=   2 1 + 9e2 3e 1 + 9e 2
Rgf = (2,∞). 2
= 3e (1 + 9e 2 ) (shown)
8 (i)
(iv) For the line y = mx − 3e to intersect the curve at 2 distinct points, the
absolute value of m must be greater than the tangent to the curve at
point P :
∴ m > 3e

3
x 9 (i) 1
O Asymptotes needed: x = and
4
(ii) x = 2t , y = 3et
2
y = ax – 1.
2 (ii) a 1
dy dy dt 6tet 2 y = ax − 1 + , x≠ , a>0
= × = = 3tet 4x −1 4
dx dt dx 2
dy 4a
=a −
( 4 x − 1)
2
At point P, by observation, t = 1 . dx
dy 4a
Equation of tangent at point P: = 0 when a − =0
( 4 x − 1)
2
dx
y − y1 = m ( x − x1 ) i.e. ( 4 x − 1) = 4
2

y − 3e = 3e( x − 2) 3 1
x= or −
∴ y = 3e( x − 1) (shown) 4 4
(iii) Coordinates of point R: (0, -3e) Coordinates of turning points:
Equation of normal at point P: 3 5   1 3 
1  , a − 1 or  − , − a − 1
y − y1 = − ( x − x1 ) 4 4   4 4 
m (iii) (a)
1
y − 3e = − ( x − 2)
3e
1  2 
∴ y = − x +  + 3e 
3e  3e 
Let y = 0: x = 2 + 9e2

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100 100
t t
x = A100e 99
− xAe 99

100 100
t t
99
A100e 100e 99
x= 100
= 100
t t
1 + Ae 99
99 + e 99

(iii) x
100

1
0 t

1   1
(b) The line y −  a − 1 = m  x −  passes through the point of
4   4 (iv) Using GC, 5.64 years.
intersection between the 2 asymptotes. For the 2 graphs to intersect, m >
a. (v) The farmers may be influenced by adoption of innovation from other
sources, eg mass media, besides farmers.
10 (i) dx Or any other reasonable answer
= k ( x)(100 − x) 11 (ω − 2)5 − 32 = 0 ⇒ (ω − 2)5 = 25 e 2 kπ i
dt
dx
At t = 0 , x = 1, = 1 ω = 2 + 2e
2 kπ i
5
kπ i
= 2e 5 e 5 + e ( kπ i − k5π i
)
dt
 kπ  kπ5 i
1 = k (1)(99) ⇒ k =
1 = 4 cos   e , k = 0, ± 1, ± 2
99  5 
dx 1 (i) z−2 = 2
therefore = (100 x − x 2 ) Im
dt 99
(ii) dx 1
= (100 x − x 2 ) C W2
dt 99
B 4
∫ ∫
1 1
dx = dt
x(100 − x) 99

∫ ∫
1 1 1 1
+ dx = dt 2π
100 x 100 − x
5
99 A
O 2 4 4 Re
100
ln x − ln(100 − x) = t +C
99 3π
5
 x  100 4
ln  = t +C
 100 − x  99 W1
100 100
x t +C t 4
= e 99 = Ae 99
100 − x
3π i
(ii) c = 2 + 2e 5 .
1 π π 
When t = 0 , x = 1 , A = (iii) By symmetry, ∡BAW2 = . Thus BW2 = 2sin   .
99 5 5

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12 d
(a)(i) (1 − x ) = −2xn(1 − x 2 ) n−1
2 n
dx
(ii)
3 2 n 1 2 
( ) 2 n
∫ x (1 − x ) dx = 2 ∫ − x  −2 x 1 − x  dx
 
( )

( )
dv n
Let u = - x 2 , = −2 x 1 − x 2
dx

(1 − x2 )
n +1
du
= −2 x , v =
dx n +1
x 2 (1 − x 2 )n +1
3
∴∫ x 1− x ( )
2 n
dx = −
2(n + 1)
− ∫ −2 x ⋅
1
2(n + 1)
(1 − x 2 )n +1 dx

2 2 n +1
x (1 − x ) 1 2 n +1
=− + ∫ x ⋅(1 − x ) dx
2(n + 1) n +1
x 2 (1 − x 2 )n+1 1 1
=− − (1 − x 2 ) n+ 2 + C
2(n + 1) 2 (n + 1)(n + 2)

(b)(i) Area of A =
 3π π  3π

−  − ∫π sin x + cos x dx
4
2
 4 4 4

π 2 3π
= − [sin x − cos x ]π4
2 4

π 2
= − 2
2

π 2
(ii) By translation, req’d area = − Area of A = 2
2

π 3π

## (iii) Volume = π ( 2 )2 − π ∫π (sin x + cos x)2 dx

4

2 4

= 4.93

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Qn
Qn
1 n
d1 (1 − (er )n ) 100(1 − ern ) dV
(a)(i) Since xn = ∑ d k = = . At max/min V, = 0:
k =1 1 − er 1 − er dx
(a)(ii) In order for population to stabilise at K, the sum of the geometric dV π x 2
= ( −1) + π x ( 2c − x )
sequence must converge. Thus er < 1 . Hence r < 0 . dx 2
 x
K = lim xn =
100
. = π x  2c − x − 
n →∞ 1 − er  2
(b)(i) Let y = lim yn . Taking limits πx
n →∞ = ( 4c − 3 x )
2
lim yn +1 = lim 2 yn (1 − yn )
n →∞ n →∞

⇒ y = 2 y (1 − y ) πx
∴ ( 4c − 3 x ) = 0
1 2
⇒ y = 0, 4c
2 x= or x = 0 (rejected)
1 3
Using GC, yn is an increasing sequence, thus y = .
2
d 2V π x π
Thus, the limiting population is 500. = ( − 3 ) + ( 4c − 3 x )
(b)(ii) Need K = 500. Thus dx 2 2 2
100 4 π
= 500 ⇒ r = ln   . = ( − 3 x + 4c − 3 x )
1 − er 5 2
2 = π ( 2c − 3 x )

4c d 2V   4c  
x when x = , = π  2c − 3    < 0
3 dx 2   3 
c h 4c
Therefore, volume V is maximum when x = .
3
2c
2
 4c   1  4c  
max volume = π    c −   
Using similar triangle,  3   2  3 
c c−h 16π c3
= max V =
2c x 27
x
h=c−
2 Surface area, S = π x ( x + 2c )
 x S is a strictly increasing function for x > 0
Volume, V = π x 2  c − 
 2 ∴ S is maximum when x is maximum:
π x2 Since x < 2c
V= ( 2c − x )
2 S = π x ( x + 2c ) < π ( 2c )( 2c + 2c ) = 8π c 2
∴ S < 8π c 2
 x
Surface area, S = 2π x 2 + 2π x  c − 
 2
= 2π x 2 + 2π xc − π x 2
S = π x ( x + 2c )
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Qn Qn
3 3(i) Dividing the reurrence relation by r gives
ur +1 ur
− =r. un 1  n2 − n + 2 
(iii) =  
r +1 r n 3
2 n2 
Summing both sides from r = 1 to r = n – 1, we have
n −1 n −1 1 1 2  1
= 1 − +  → as n → ∞ .
∑  r + 1 − r  = ∑ r
ur +1 ur
2  n n2  2
r =1 r =1 4 4(a)(i) Equation of l is r = i – j + k + λ(2i + j – 2k).
u2 u1  1 + 2λ 
−  
2 1 Substitute r =  − 1 + λ  into equation of p gives
u u n −1  1 − 2λ 
+ 3− 2 = (1 + n − 1)  
3 2 2
⋮  1 + 2 λ    1
   
u u
+ n − n−1  − 1 + λ  •  1 = 3
n n −1  1 − 2λ   1
   
[Note that LHS is a telescopic series and RHS is an arithmetic series] ⇒ 1 + 2λ – 1 + λ + 1 – 2λ = 3 ⇒ λ = 2.
n ( n − 1) 5 
Thus
un u1
− = which gives  
n 1 2 Therefore OB = 1  .
 − 3
 n ( n − 1)  n 2  
un = n 1 +
2  2
(
 = n − n + 2 as desired. )

(ii) A
φ
(ii) Let Pn denotes the proposition in (i)
θ
For n = 1, LHS = u1 = 1
B p (side view)
1
(
RHS = 12 − 1 + 2 = 1 = LHS.
2
) Let φ be the angle between l and the normal vector of p. Taking
So P1 is true. scalar product of the direction vector of l and the normal vector of
Assume Pk is true for some k = 1, 2, 3, …. p gives
That is, uk = ( k 2 − k + 2 ) ------ (IH)
k  2   1
2     1
1  • 1 = 3 3 cos φ ⇒ cos φ