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# 2012 Maths Methods Unit 2 - Examination 1:Technology Free

## Time:15 Mins Reading & 1.5 Hours Writing

98 marks
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1. The chance of rain on Sunday is . Jacks chance of scoring a goal on a rainy day is
and on a fine
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4
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day his chance of scoring is . Jack scored on Sunday. Find the probability as a simplified fraction that
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it was raining?
(4 marks)

## ( 2 x +3) 32 > 0 , find the value of x .

2. If 4

(3 marks)

3. Three students are to be selected from a group of six boys and four girls to represent the class in a
debate.
(a) What is the probability as a simplified fraction that the team will contain exactly one boy? (2 marks)
(b) What is the probability as a simplified fraction that the team will contain at least two girls? (3 marks)
(c) What is the probability as a simplified fraction that the team will contain three girls given that the
team contains at least two girls?
(3 marks)

3 x 2 + 5 x 12
(3 marks)
4. (a) Evaluate lim

x 3
x+3

## (b) By using differentiation from first principles, find the derivative of f (=

x ) 2 x 3 + 4 x . (4 marks)
5. (a) Find

dy
if y 2 x
=
dx

(b) Find y if

x 3 x and express

dy
with positive indices.
dx

dy
1
= x + 2 , and express y with positive indices.
dx
x

d
6. What value(s) of d will make the matrix
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singular?
d

(2 marks)
(3 marks)

(2 marks)

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7. Consider the position function
=
x(t ) cos 2t , t 0,

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(a) Sketch the function.
(b) Using the graph or otherwise, determine when the instantaneous velocity is zero?

(5 marks)
(2 marks)

8. If 102 x 7(10 x ) + 12 =
0 , find the value(s) of x that satisfy the equation.

(3 marks)

9. A particle moves in a straight line so that its position x cm relative to O at time t seconds is given by
x(t) = t 2 7t + 6, t 0.
(a) Find its initial velocity.
(2 marks)
(b) Find when the velocity equals zero.
(1 mark)
(c) Describe where the velocity is zero.
(2 marks)
(d) Find its average velocity for the first 4 seconds.
(2 marks)
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3 2
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, Y =
and Z =
10. Given that X =

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6
1 6
1
(a) Find 2 X + 3Z .
(b) Find X 1 .
(c) Find B if XB = Y in simplified form.
1

3
,
4
(2 marks)
(2 marks)
(4 marks)

11. The figure below shows the graph of the curve with equation y = 2 x ( x 1)( x + 2 ) .
Calculate the area of the shaded region.
y
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2

-2

-2

(6 marks)

## 12. The function f : ( 2, ) R where

=
f ( x) a log 2 ( x + c) has an asymptote at x = 2 and passes
through the point ( 4,3) .
(a) State the value of c.
(b) Show that a = 3 .
(c) Find the equation of the inverse function f 1 ( x ) .

(1 mark)
(1 mark)
(2 marks)

## (d) State the domain and range of f 1 ( x ) .

(2 marks)

(e) Sketch the functions f ( x ) and f 1 ( x ) on the axes below showing all relevant features.
y

(6 marks)
13. Consider the curve =
y x3 4 x .
(a) Find the equation of the tangent line to the curve when x = 1 in the form ay + bx = c, a Z + . (4 marks)
(b) Find the equation of the normal line to the curve when x = 1 in the form =
y mx + c . (2 marks)
(c) Find the x-value of the point(s) where the normal line intersects the curve again.
(5 marks)
14. The function y a x3 b x 2 , where a and b are constants, has a stationary point at (1, 1) .
(a) Find the values of a and b.
(5 marks)
(b) Sketch the graph of the function showing all relevant points in coordinate form.
y

(3 marks)
15. If Pr =
Pr ( A ' ) 0.22 and=
Pr ( B ' ) 0.62 .
( A B ) 0.94,=
(a) Find Pr ( A B ) .

(3 marks)

(2 marks)

(2 marks)
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