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QQQ – PureYr2 - Chapter 4 –

Binomial Expansion (v1)


Total Marks: 18
(18 = Platinum, 16 = Gold, 14 = Silver, 13 = Bronze)

1. (a) Expand
1 2
, x < ,
(2 − 5 x) 2 5

in ascending powers of x, up to and including the term in x2, giving each term as a
simplified fraction.
(5)

2 + kx 2
Given that the binomial expansion of , x < , is
(2 − 5 x) 2
5

1 7
+ x + Ax2 + . . .,
2 4

(b) find the value of the constant k,


(2)
(c) find the value of the constant A.
(2)

6 9
2. f(x) = , x < .
 (9 − 4 x) 4

(a) Find the binomial expansion of f(x) in ascending powers of x, up to and including the
term in x3. Give each coefficient in its simplest form.
(6)

Use your answer to part (a) to find the binomial expansion in ascending powers of x, up to
and including the term in x3, of

6 9
(b) g(x) = , x < ,
 (9 + 4 x) 4
(1)
6 9
(c) h(x) = , x < .
 (9 − 8 x) 8
(2)

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