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STPM Mathematics T Past Year Questions

Lee Kian Keong & L A T E X

akeong@gmail.com

http://www.facebook.com/akeong

Last Edited by December 10, 2012

Abstract

This is a document which shows all the STPM questions from year 2002 to year 2012 using L A T E X.

Students should use this document as reference and try all the questions if possible. Students are

encourage to contact me via email

of papers or questions by email because i am collecting various type of papers. All papers are welcomed.

Special thanks to Zhu Ming for helping me to check the questions.

2 . Students also encourage to send me your collection

1 or facebook

Contents

1 MATHEMATICAL FORMULAE

 

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2 PAPER 1 QUESTIONS

 

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STPM 2005

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STPM 2006

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STPM 2007

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STPM 2010

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STPM 2011

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3 PAPER 2 QUESTIONS

 

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1 akeong@gmail.com

 
 

1

MATHEMATICAL FORMULAE

Lee Kian Keong

1 MATHEMATICAL FORMULAE

Set of numbers

N

Z

Q

R

N

The set of natural numbers, {1, 2, 3,

The set of integers,

}.

, 3, 2, 1, 0, 1, 2, 3,

: a, b Z, b

}.

= 0 .

The set of rational numbers, a

b

The set of real numbers.

The set of complex numbers.

Logarithms

log a x =

Series

log b x log b a

n

r =

1

2 n(n + 1)

r=1

n

r 2 =

r=1

n

r 3 =

r=1

(a + b)

n

1

6 n(n + 1)(2n + 1)

1

4 n 2 (n + 1) 2

n +

= a

n

1

a n1

b +

n 2

n

2

a n2

b

2

+

Coordinate geometry

+ b

n , where n N.

The coordinated of the point which divides the line joining (x

nx 1 + mx 2

m + n

,

ny 1 + my 2

m + n

The distance from (x

1 , y

1 ) to ax + by + c = 0 is

|ax 1 + by 1 + c|

a 2 + b 2

.

Integration

u dx dx = uv v du dx

dv

f (x) f(x)

dx

= ln |f (x)| + c

Maclaurin expansions

1 , y 1 ) and (x 2 , y

.

2 ) in the ration m : n is

(1

+ x)

n

= 1 + nx +

n(n 1)

2!

x 2 +

+

n(n 1)

(n r + 1)

r!

x r +

, |x| < 1.

2

MATHEMATICAL FORMULAE

Lee Kian Keong

Numerical methods

Newton-Raphson iteration for f (x) = 0: x

Trapezium Rule:

a

b

f (x) dx

1

2 h[y 0 + 2(y 1 + y 2 +

n+1 = x n

f(x

n )

f (x

n )

+ y n1 ) + y n ], where y r = f(a + rh), h = b n a

3

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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS

Lee Kian Keong

2 PAPER 1 QUESTIONS

4

PAPER 1 QUESTIONS

Lee Kian Keong

STPM 2002

STPM 2002

1. The function f is defined by

f : x 3x + 1, x R, x ≥ −

1

3

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−1 Find f and state its domain and range. [4 marks] 2 dy d y
−1
Find f
and state its domain and range.
[4 marks]
2
dy
d
y
−x
2. Given that y = e
cos x, find
and
when x = 0.
[4 marks]
dx
dx
2
3. Determine the values of a, b, and c so that the matrix
2b − 1
a 2
b 2
2a − 1
b
a
b + c
bc
2c − 1
is a symmetric matrix.
[5 marks]
3x − 1
4. By using suitable substitution, find
[5 marks]
√ x + 1 dx.
2x
5. Determine the set of x such that the geometric series 1 + e
x + e
+
converges. Find the exact
value of x so that the series converges to 2.
[6 marks]
6.
Express
59 − 24
6 as p
2 + q
3 where p, q are integers.
[7 marks]
1
Express
as partial fraction.
[4 marks]
7. 4k
2 − 1
=
n
1
Hence, find a simple expression for S
and find
lim
S
.
[4 marks]
n
n
4k
2 − 1
n→∞

k=1

8. Given that P QRS is a parallelogram where P (0, 9), Q(2, 5), R(7, 0) and S(a, b) are points on the

plane. Find a and b.

[4 marks]

Find the shortest distance from P to QR and the area of the parallelogram P QRS.

[6 marks]

9. Find the point of intersection of the curves y = x

2 + 3x and y = 2x 3 x

2 5x. Sketch on the same

[5 marks]

5x.[6 marks]

coordinate system these two curves.

Calculate the area of the region bounded by the curve y = x

2 + 3x and y = 2x

3

x

2

10. Matrices M and N are given as M =

  14

10

15

5

4

4

1

9

6

  , and N =

3

3

2

2

4

1

4

1

4

Find MN and deduce N

Products X, Y and Z are assembled from three components A, B and C according to different

proportions. Each product X consists of two components of A, four components of B, and one

component of C; each product of Y consists of three components of A, three components of B, and

two components of C; each product of Z consists of four components of A, one component of B, and four components of C. A total of 750 components of A, 1000 components of B, and 500 components

1

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[4 marks]

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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS

Lee Kian Keong

STPM 2002

of C are used.

obtain a matrix equation representing the information given.

Hence, find the number of products of X, Y , and Z assembled. [4 marks]

[4 marks]

With x, y and z representing the number of products of X, Y , and Z assembled,

11. Show that polynomial 2x

Hence,

3 9x 2 + 3x + 4 has x 1 as factor.

(a)

(b) determine the set of values of x so that 2x 3 9x 2 + 3x + 4 < 12 12x.

find all the real roots of 2x 6 9x 4 + 3x 2 + 4 = 0.

[2 marks]

[5 marks]

[6 marks]

12. Function f is defined by

f(x) =

2x

(x + 1)(x 2)

.

Show that f (x) < 0 for all values of x in the domain of f .

Sketch the graph of y = f (x). Determine if f is a one to one function. Give reasons to your answer.

[6 marks]

Sketch the graph of y = |f (x)|. Explain how the number of the roots of the equation |f (x)| = k(x2)

[4 marks]

depends on k.

[5 marks]

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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS

Lee Kian Keong

STPM 2003

STPM 2003

1. Show that 1 is the only one real root of the equation x 3 + 3x 2 + 5x + 3 = 0.

2. If y = ln xy, find the value of

dy

dx

when y = 1.

3. Using the substitution u = 3 + 2 sin θ, evaluate π

0

6

cos θ (3 + 2 sin θ) 2 dθ.

4.

5.

If (x + iy) 2 = i, find all the real values of x and y.

Find the set of values of x such that 2 < x 3 2x 2 + x 2 < 0.

[5 marks]

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[6 marks]

[7 marks]

6.

The function f is defined by

f(x) =

1 +

e x ,

3,

2 + e x,

x < 1 x = 1 x > 1

(a) Find

lim f (x) and

x1

lim + f (x). Hence, determine whether f is continuous at x = 1.

x1

(b) Sketch the graph of f .

[4 marks]

[3 marks]

7. The straight line l

1 which passes through the points A(4, 0) and B(2, 4) intersects the y-axis at the

2 intersects the x-axis

[8 marks]

point P . The straight line l

2 is perpendicular to l

1 and passes through B. If l

5 : 3.

and y-axis at the points Q and R respectively, show that P R : QR =

8. Express

1 + x 1 + 2x

1

2 as a series of ascending powers of x up to the term in x 3 .

By taking x =

1

30

, find 62 correct to four decimal places.

9. The matrix A is given by A =

1

3

0

2

1

1

3

1

2

(a) Find the matrix B such that B = A 2 10I, where I is the 3 × 3 identity matrix.

(b) Find (A + I)B, and hence find (A + I) 21 B.

[6 marks]

[3 marks]

[3 marks]

[6 marks]

10.

The curve y =

a and b.

a

2

x(b x), where a

= 0, has a turning point at point (2, 1). Determine the values of

[4 marks]

Calculate the area of the region bounded by the x-axis and the curve.

[4 marks]

Calculate the volume of the solid formed by revolving the region about the x-axis.

[4 marks]

2

.

1 + x

11. Sketch, on the same coordinate axes, the graphs y = e x and y =

Show that the equation

(1 + x)e x 2 = 0 has a root in the interval [0, 1].

Use the Newton-Raphson method with the initial estimate x 0 = 0.5 to estimate the root correct to

three decimal places.

[6 marks]

[7 marks]

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PAPER 1 QUESTIONS

Lee Kian Keong

STPM 2003

12. Express u r =

2

r 2 + 2r

in partial fractions.

Using the result obtained,

(a) show that u

2

r =

1

r + r 2 + r + 2 +

1

1

1

(r + 2) 2

 

[3 marks]

,

[2 marks]

(b) show that

n

r=1

u r = 3 2 n + 1

1

1

n + 2 and determine the values of

r=1

u r and

r=1

u r+1 +

r .

1

3

[9 marks]

8

PAPER 1 QUESTIONS

Lee Kian Keong

STPM 2004

STPM 2004

1. Show that e ln x dx = 1.

1

2. Expand (1 x)

1 2 in ascending powers of x up to the term in x

to five decimal places.

3 . Hence, find the value of

[4 marks]

7 correct

[5 marks]

3. Using the laws of the algebra of sets, show that, for any sets A and B,

(A B) (B A) = (A B) (A B)

4. Matrix A is given by A =

3

5

1

3

4

2

4

1

3

Find the adjoint of A. Hence, find A

1

.

.

[6 marks]

[6 marks]

5. The function f is defined by

x

1

x

+

ax

0 x < 2

x 2

2 ,

2 1,

where a R. Find the value of a if lim f (x) exists. With this value of a, determine whether f is

continuous at x = 2.

[6 marks]

f(x) =

x2

6. The sum of the distance of the point P from the point (4,0) and the distance of P from the origin is

8 units. Show that the locus of P is the ellipse

(x 2) 2

y

2

16

12

+

= 1 and sketch the ellipse.

7. Sketch, on the same coordinate axes, the graphs of y = 2 x and y =

Hence, solve the inequality 2 x >

2 +


1

x

.

2 +

1

x

.

[7 marks]

[4 marks]

[4 marks]

8. Using the sketch graphs of y = x

3 + x 1 = 0 has only one

real root and state the successive integers a and b such that the real root lies in the interval (a, b).

[4 marks]

[5 marks]

Use the Newton-Raphson method to find the real root correct to three decimal places.

3 and x + y = 1, show that the equation x

9. The matrices P and Q, where PQ = QP, are given by

P =

0

2

a

2

0

b

0

2

c

  and

Q =

1

2

1

0

2

0

1

0

0

Determine the values of a, b and c.

Find the real numbers m and n for which P = m