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Edexcel Core Mathematics C1 May 2017 Past Paper

- Find

∫(2x^{5}- 1/4x^{3}- 5)dx

giving each term in its simplest form.

- Given find the value of dy/dx when x = 8, writing your answer in the form a√2, where a is a rational number.

- A sequence a
_{1}, a_{2}, a_{3},… is defined by

where k is a positive constant.

(a) Write down expressions for a_{2}and a_{3}in terms of k, giving your answers in their simplest form.

Given that

(b) find an exact value for k.

- A company, which is making 140 bicycles each week, plans to increase its production.
The number of bicycles produced is to be increased by d each week, starting from 140
in week 1, to 140 + d in week 2, to 140 + 2d in week 3 and so on, until the company is
producing 206 in week 12.

(a) Find the value of d.

After week 12 the company plans to continue making 206 bicycles each week.

(b) Find the total number of bicycles that would be made in the first 52 weeks starting from and including week 1.

- f(x) = x
^{2}– 8x + 19

(a) Express f(x) in the form (x + a)^{2}+ b, where a and b are constants.

The curve C with equation y = f(x) crosses the y-axis at the point P and has a minimum point at the point Q.

(b) Sketch the graph of C showing the coordinates of point P and the coordinates of point Q.

(c) Find the distance PQ, writing your answer as a simplified surd.

- (a) Given y = 2
^{x}, show that

2^{2x+1}- 17(2^{x}) + 8 = 0

can be written in the form

2y^{2}– 17y + 8 = 0

(b) Hence solve

2^{2x+1}- 17(2^{x}) + 8 = 0

- The curve C has equation y = f(x), x > 0, where

f'(x) = 30 + (6 - 5x^{2})/√x

Given that the point P(4, –8) lies on C,

(a) find the equation of the tangent to C at P, giving your answer in the form y = mx + c, where m and c are constants.

(b) Find f(x), giving each term in its simplest form.

- The straight line l
_{1}, shown in Figure 1, has equation 5y = 4x + 10

The point P with x coordinate 5 lies on l_{1}

The straight line l_{2}is perpendicular to l_{1}and passes through P.

(a) Find an equation for l_{2}, writing your answer in the form ax + by + c = 0 where a, b and c are integers.

The lines l_{1}and l_{2}cut the x-axis at the points S and T respectively, as shown in Figure 1.

(b) Calculate the area of triangle SPT.

- (a) On separate axes sketch the graphs of

(i) y = –3x + c, where c is a positive constant,

(ii) y = 1/x + 5

On each sketch show the coordinates of any point at which the graph crosses the y-axis and the equation of any horizontal asymptote.

Given that y = –3x + c, where c is a positive constant, meets the curve y = 1/x + 5 at two distinct points,

(b) show that (5 – c)^{2}> 12

(c) Hence find the range of possible values for c.

- Figure 2 shows a sketch of part of the curve y = f(x), x ∈ ℝ, where

f(x) = (2x – 5)^{2}(x + 3)

(a) Given that

(i) the curve with equation y = f(x) – k, x ∈ ℝ passes through the origin, find the value of the constant k,

(ii) the curve with equation y = f(x + c), x ∈ ℝ, has a minimum point at the origin, find the value of the constant c.

f'(x) = 12x^{2}– 16x – 35

Points A and B are distinct points that lie on the curve y = f(x).

The gradient of the curve at A is equal to the gradient of the curve at B.

Given that point A has x coordinate 3

(c) find the x coordinate of point B.

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