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# CHRISTMAS NEW YEAR’S PRACTICE

BINOMIAL

## 1. Find the coefficient of x5 in the expansion of (3x – 2)8

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## 2. Find the coefficient of a3b4 in the expansion of (5a + b)7.

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## 3. Find the coefficient of a5b7 in the expansion of (a + b)12.

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 2 
x– 2  .
4. Determine the constant term in the expansion of  x 

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## (3x +2y)4 = 81x4 + 216x3 y +...

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 4  4  4
(1 + x) 4 =1 +   x +   x 2   x 3 + x 4 .
6. Consider the binomial expansion  1  2  3

 4  4  4
  +   +   .
(a) By substituting x = 1 into both sides, or otherwise, evaluate 1   2   3 

## 9 9  9 9  9 9  9  9

  +   +   +   +   +   +   +  
(b) Evaluate 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8  .

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 2 1
 3x –  .
7. Consider the expansion of  x

## (b) Find the constant term in this expansion.

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## 8. Find the coefficient of x3 in the expansion of (2 – x)5.

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## 9. Find the term containing x10 in the expansion of (5 + 2x2)7.

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## 10. Complete the following expansion.

(2 + ax)4 = 16 + 32ax + …

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## 11. Find the term containing x3 in the expansion of (2 – 3x)8.

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## (a) Write down the number of terms in this expansion.

(b) The first four terms of the expansion in descending powers of x are

## Find the value of A.

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13. The equation x2 – 2kx + 1 = 0 has two distinct real roots. Find the set of all possible values of k.

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14. Consider the function f(x) = 2x – 8x + 5.

## (b) Find the minimum value of f(x).

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