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4.

Binomial Theorem

Attempt ALL questions. The full marks of this test is 28.

1. Given that α and β are the roots of the equation x 2 − 6 x + 4 = 0 . Without


solving α and β, find the value of ( α + β ) 4 .
(4 marks)

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2. In the expansion of (1 + 4 x) 2 1 −  , where n is a positive integer, the constant
 x
term is 193.
(a) Find the value of n.
(b) Find the coefficient of x.
(5 marks)

3. (a) Expand (1 − 3 x) 4 (1 − x ) n in ascending powers of x as far as the term in x2 , where n is a


positive integer.
(b) If the coefficient of x2 is 159, find the coefficient of x.
(6 marks)

4. It is given that
(1 − x − 6 x 2 ) n = 1 + ax + bx 2 + terms involving higher powers of x,
where n is a positive integer.
(a) Express a and b in terms of n.
(b) If b = −20 , find the value(s) of a.
(6 marks)

5. (a) Show that


 n(n − 1)  2
(1 − x + mx 2 ) = 1 − nx + mn + x + terms involving higher powers of x,
 2 
where n is a positive integer and m is a real constant.

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(b) If the coefficients of x and x2 are –6 and 3 respectively, find the values of m and n and
the coefficient of x3 in the expansion.
(7 marks)

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