Edexcel Jan 2021 IAL Pure Maths WMA11/01 question paper
Edexcel Jan 2021 IAL Pure Maths WMA11/01 mark scheme
- A curve has equation
(a) Find, in simplest form, dy/dx
The point P lies on the curve and has x coordinate 1/2
(b) Find an equation of the normal to the curve at P, writing your answer in the form
ax + by + c = 0, where a, b and c are integers to be found
- A tree was planted.
Exactly 3 years after it was planted, the height of the tree was 2m.
Exactly 5 years after it was planted, the height of the tree was 2.4m.
Given that the height, H metres, of the tree, t years after it was planted, can be modelled
by the equation
H3 = pt2 + q
where p and q are constants,
(a) find, to 3 significant figures where necessary, the value of p and the value of q
Exactly T years after the tree was planted, its height was 5m.
(b) Find the value of T according to the model, giving your answer to one decimal place
- Figure 1 shows a sketch of part of the curve C1
with equation y = 4cos x°
The point P and the point Q lie on C1
and are shown in Figure 1.
(i) the coordinates of P,
(ii) the coordinates of Q.
The curve C2 has equation y = 4 cos x° + k, where k is a constant.
has a minimum y value of –1
The point R is the maximum point on CC2
with the smallest positive x coordinate.
(b) State the coordinates of R.
- The points P and Q, as shown in Figure 2, have coordinates (–2, 13) and (4, –5) respectively.
The straight line l passes through P and Q.
(a) Find an equation for l, writing your answer in the form y = mx + c, where m and c
are integers to be found.
The quadratic curve C passes through P and has a minimum point at Q.
(b) Find an equation for C.
The region R, shown shaded in Figure 2, lies in the second quadrant and is bounded by
C and l only.
(c) Use inequalities to define region R.
- Figure 3 shows the plan view of a viewing platform at a tourist site.
The shape of the viewing platform consists of a sector ABCOA of a circle, centre O, joined
to a triangle AOD.
- OA = OC = 6m
- AD = 14m
- angle ADC = 0.43 radians
- angle AOD is an obtuse angle
- OCD is a straight line
(a) the size of angle AOD, in radians, to 3 decimal places,
(b) the length of arc ABC, in metres, to one decimal place,
(c) the total area of the viewing platform, in m2, to one decimal place
- (a) Sketch the curve with equation
(b) On a separate diagram, sketch the curve with equation
stating the coordinates of the point of intersection with the x-axis and, in terms of k,
the equation of the horizontal asymptote.
(c) Find the range of possible values of k for which the curve with equation
- In this question you must show all stages of your working.
Solutions relying on calculator technology are not acceptable.
f(x) = 2x - 3√x - 5, x > 0
(a) Solve the equation
f(x) = 9
(b) Solve the equation
f"(x) = 6
- Figure 4 shows a sketch of part of the curve C with equation y = f(x), where
f(x) = (3x – 2)2(x – 4)
(a) Deduce the values of x for which f(x) > 0
(b) Expand f(x) to the form
ax3 + bx2 + cx + d
where a, b, c and d are integers to be found.
The line l, also shown in Figure 4, passes through the y intercept of C and is parallel to the
The line l cuts C again at points P and Q, also shown in Figure 4.
(c) Using algebra and showing your working, find the length of line PQ. Write your
answer in the form k√3, where k is a constant to be found.
giving your answer in simplest form.
(ii) A curve C has equation y = f(x).
- fʹ(x) = x2 + ax + b where a and b are constants
- the y intercept of C is –8
- the point P(3,–2) lies on C
- the gradient of C at P is 2
find, in simplest form, f(x).
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