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C2- Worksheet Chapter- 5 The Binomial Expansion
C2- Worksheet
Chapter- 5 The Binomial Expansion

1.Find the first three terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of (3 + 2) 5 ,

giving each term in its simplest form.

(Jan 2005)

2.(a) Write down the first three terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of (1 + ) 12 , where p is a non-zero constant. (2)

(4)

Given that, in the expansion of (1 + ) 12 , the coefficient of x is (–q) and the coefficient of x2 is 11q, (b) find the value of p and the value of q.

(4)

(June 2005)

3.(a) Find the first 3 terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of(1 + ) 9 ,

wherep is a constant.

(2)

The first 3 terms are 1, 36and q 2 , where q is a constant.

(b) Find the value of p and the value of q.

(4)

(Jan 2006)

4. Find the first 3 terms, in ascending powers of x,

of the binomial expansion of (2 + ) 6 , giving each term in its simplest form.

(4)

(June 2006)

5. (a) Find the first 4 terms, in ascending powers of

x, of the binomial expansion of(1– 2) 5 . Give each term in its simplest form.

(4)

(b) If x is small, so that 2 and higher powers can

be ignored, show that(1+ x)(1 – 2) 5 1 – 9x .

(2)

(Jan 2007)

6. (a) Find the first four terms, in ascending powers

of x, in the binomial expansion of(1 + ) 6 where

k is a non-zero constant.

Given that, in this expansion, the coefficients of x

and 2 are equal, find

(3)

(b)

the value of k,

(2)

(c)

the coefficient of 3 .

(1) (June 2007)

7. (a) Find the first 4 terms of the expansion of (1 + ) 10 in ascending powers of x, giving

2

each term in its simplest form.

(4)

(b) Use your expansion to estimate the value of

(1.005) 10 , giving your answer to 5 decimal

places.

(3)

(Jan 2008)

8.(a) Find the first 4 terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of(1 + ) 10 , where a is a non-zero constant. Give each term in its

simplest form.

(4)

Given that, in this expansion, the coefficient of 3 is double the coefficient of 2 ,

(b) find the value of a.

9.Find the first 3 terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of (3 2), 5 giving

each term in its simplest form.

10.(a) Find the first 3 terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of(2 + ) 7 wherek is a constant.

Give each term in its simplest form.

(2)(June 2008)

(4)(Jan 2009)

(4)

Given that the coefficient of 2 is 6 times the coefficient of x,

(2)(June 2009)

11.Find the first 3 terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of (3 – ) 6 and simplify each term.

12.(a) Find the first 4 terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of (1 + ), 7 wherea is a constant. Give each term in its simplest form.

(b) find the value of k.

(4)

Given that the coefficient of 2 in this expansion is 525,

(b)

find the possible values of a.

(2)

 

(June 2010)

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13.Given that ,40

4

=

40!

 

Answers

 

4!!

 
 

1. 243 + 810 + 1080 2

 

(a)

Write down the value of b.

(1)

 

In the binomial expansion of (1 + ) 40 , the coefficients of 4 and 5 are p and q respectively.

(b)

Find the value of

(3) (Jan 2011)

2. 1 + 12 + 66 2 2

(a)

(b) = 2, = 24

 
 

.

3. 1 + 9 + 36 2 2

(a)

 

(b) = 4, = 576

14.(a) Find the first 3 terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of(3 + ) 5 whereb is a non-zero constant.

4. 64 + 192 + 240 2

 

Give each term in its simplest form.

(4)

Given that, in this expansion, the coefficient of 2 is twice the coefficient of x,

5.(a) 1 10 + 40 2 80 3 +… (b) (1 + )(1 10 +……….)

1 + 10+……. 1 9

=

(b)

find the value of b.

 

(2)(June 2011)

 

15.(a) Find the first 4 terms of the binomial expansion, in ascending powers of x, of

1 + 8 giving each term in its simplest form.(4)

4

6.

(a)

1 + 6 + 15 2 2 + 20 3 3

 
 

32

 

(b) = 0.4

(c)

25

 

7.

(a)

1 + 5 + 11.25 2 + 15 3

(b) 1.05114

(b)

Use your expansion to estimate the value of

 

(1.025) 8 , giving your answer to 4 decimal

8.

(a)

1 + 10 + 45 2 2 + 120 3 3

places.

 

(3)(Jan 2012)

(b)

a = 0.75

16. Find the first 3 terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of (2 3) 5 giving

9.

243 810 + 1080 2

 

each term in its simplest form.

(4)(June 2012)

10.(a) 128 + 448 + 672 2 2

(b) k = 4

17.Find the first 3 terms, in ascending powers of x, of the binomial expansion of (2 5) 6 giving

11.

729 1458 + 1215 2

each term in its simplest form.

(4)(Jan 2013)

12.(a) 1 + 7 + 21 2 2 + 35 3 3

(b) = ±5

 

13.(a) 36

(b)

658008

36

= 7.2

=

91390 = 5

14.(a) 243 + 405 + 270 2 2

(b) b = 3

15. (a) 1 + 2 + 1.75 2 + .875 3

(b) 1.2184

16. 32 240 + 720 2

 

17. 64 960 + 6000 2