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TRIAL EXAMINATION MATHEMATICS M Term 1 ( 2013 ) Paper I

1 hours (Lower Six Art)


Instructions to candidates: Answer all questions in Section A and any one question in Section B. All necessary working must be shown clearly. Scientific calculators may be used. Programmable and graphic display calculators are prohibited. A list of mathematical formulae is provided on this question paper. Section A [ 45 marks ] Answer all question in this section. 1. (i)

(ii) 2.

(iii)

[7 marks]

Determine the smallest integer n such 1 4 ( 4 ) 2 ... ( 4 ) n 21.


3 3 3

[ 5 marks ]

3. (a) Using an augmented matrix and elementary row operations, find the solution of the system of equations: 3x 2y 5z = -5 x + 3y 2z = -6 5x 4y + z = 11 (b) Show that ( AB)-1 = B-1A-1

[ 6 marks ] [ 3 marks ]

4.

Sketch on the same diagram the functions y =


x

and y =

. Hence, find the [7 marks]

solution set of the inequality x 2 1 , where x 0.

5. Expand (1 + 8x) in the ascending power of x until the term in x3. State the range of values of x for which the expansion is valid. By taking x = 1 , find 3 correct to five decimal places. [6 marks ]
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Section B [15 marks] Answer any one question in this section. 7. (i)

(ii)

[2 marks]

8. Find the coordinates of the stationary points on the curve Sketch the curve.

and determine their nature. [ 15 marks ]