2020
MATRICULATION EXAMINATION
Sample Question Set (3)
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SECTION (A)
(Answer ALL questions.) 

1 (a).     Let $ \displaystyle f:R\backslash \{\pm 2\}\to R$ be a function defined by $ \displaystyle f(x)=\frac{{3x}}{{{{x}^{2}}-4}}$.Find the positive value of $z$ such that $f(z) = 1$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}f(x)=\displaystyle \frac{{3x}}{{{{x}^{2}}-4}}\\[2ex]f(z)=1\\[2ex]\displaystyle \frac{{3z}}{{{{z}^{2}}-4}}=1\\[2ex]{{z}^{2}}-4=3z\\[2ex]{{z}^{2}}-3z-4=0\\[2ex](z+1)(z-4)=0\\[2ex]z=-1\ \text{or}\ z=4\\[2ex]\text{Since }z>0,\ z=4\end{array}$

1(b).     If the polynomial $x^3 - 3x^2 + ax - b$ is divided by $(x - 2 )$ and $(x + 2)$, the remainders are $21$ and $1$ respectively. Find the values of $a$ and $b$.


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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\text{Let}\ f(x)={{x}^{3}}-3{{x}^{2}}+ax-b\\[2ex]\text{When}\ f(x)\ \text{is divided by }(x-2),\ \\[2ex]\text{The remainder is }21.\\[2ex]f(2)=21\\[2ex]{{(2)}^{3}}-3{{(2)}^{2}}+a(2)-b=21\\[2ex]2a-b=25\ --------(1)\\[2ex]\text{When}\ f(x)\ \text{is divided by }(x+2),\ \\[2ex]\text{The remainder is }1.\\[2ex]f(-2)=1\\[2ex]{{(-2)}^{3}}-3{{(-2)}^{2}}+a(-2)-b=1\\[2ex]2a+b=-21\ --------(2)\\[2ex](1)+(2)\Rightarrow 4a=4\Rightarrow a=1\\[2ex](1)-(2)\Rightarrow -2b=46\Rightarrow b=-23\end{array}$

2(a).     Find the middle term in the expansion of $(x^2 - 2y)^{10}$.
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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}{{(r+1)}^{{\text{th}}}}\ \text{term in the expansion of }{{({{x}^{2}}-2y)}^{{10}}}={}^{{10}}{{C}_{r}}{{\left( {{{x}^{2}}} \right)}^{{10-r}}}{{\left( {-2y} \right)}^{r}}\text{ }\\[2ex]\text{middle term in the expansion of }{{({{x}^{2}}-2y)}^{{10}}}={{6}^{{\text{th}}}}\ \text{term}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ ={{(5+1)}^{{\text{th}}}}\ \text{term}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ ={}^{{10}}{{C}_{5}}{{\left( {{{x}^{2}}} \right)}^{{10-5}}}{{\left( {-2y} \right)}^{5}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{10\times 9\times 8\times 7\times 6}}{{1\times 2\times 3\times 4\times 5}}{{x}^{{10}}}\left( {-32{{y}^{5}}} \right)\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =-8064{{x}^{{10}}}{{y}^{5}}\end{array}$

2(b).     In a sequence if $u_1=1$ and $u_{n+1}=u_n+3(n+1)$, find $u_5$ .
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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}{{u}_{1}}=1,\ {{u}_{{n+1}}}={{u}_{n}}+3(n+1)\\[2ex]\therefore {{u}_{2}}={{u}_{{1+1}}}={{u}_{1}}+3(1+1)=1+6=7\\[2ex]\ \ \ {{u}_{3}}={{u}_{{2+1}}}={{u}_{2}}+3(2+1)=7+9=16\\[2ex]\ \ \ {{u}_{4}}={{u}_{{3+1}}}={{u}_{3}}+3(3+1)=16+12=28\\[2ex]\ \ \ {{u}_{5}}={{u}_{{4+1}}}={{u}_{4}}+3(4+1)=28+15=43\end{array}$

3(a).     If $ \displaystyle P=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} x & {-4} \\ {8-y} & {-9} \end{array}} \right)$ and $ \displaystyle {{P}^{{-1}}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-3x} & 4 \\ {-7y} & 3 \end{array}} \right)$, find the values of $x$ and $y$.
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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}P=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} x & {-4} \\[2ex] {8-y} & {-9} \end{array}} \right),\ {{P}^{{-1}}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-3x} & 4 \\[2ex] {-7y} & 3 \end{array}} \right)\\[2ex]\text{Since}\ P{{P}^{{-1}}}=I,\\[2ex]\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} x & {-4} \\[2ex] {8-y} & {-9} \end{array}} \right)\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-3x} & 4 \\[2ex] {-7y} & 3 \end{array}} \right)=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 1 & 0 \\[2ex] 0 & 1 \end{array}} \right)\\[2ex]\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-3{{x}^{2}}+28y} & {4x-12} \\[2ex] {-24x+3xy+63y} & {5-4y} \end{array}} \right)=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 1 & 0 \\[2ex] 0 & 1 \end{array}} \right)\\[2ex]\therefore -3{{x}^{2}}+28y=1\Rightarrow y=\displaystyle \frac{{3{{x}^{2}}+1}}{{28}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ 4x-12=0\Rightarrow x=3\\[2ex]\ \ -24x+3xy+63y=0\\[2ex]\ \ \ 5-4y=1\Rightarrow y=1\\[2ex]\therefore \ x=3\ \text{and}\ y=1.\end{array}$

3(b).     A bag contains tickets, numbered $11, 12, 13, ...., 30$. A ticket is taken out from the bag at random. Find the probability that the number on the drawn ticket is


(i) a multiple of $7$

(ii) greater than $15$ and a multiple of $5$.


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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\text{Set of possible outcomes}\ =\{11,\ 12,\ 13,\ ...,\ 30\}\\[2ex]\text{Number of possible outcomes}\ =20\\[2ex]\text{Set of favourable outcomes}\ \text{for a number }\\[2ex]\text{multiple of 7= }\!\!\{\!\!\text{ 14,}\ \text{21,}\ \text{28 }\!\!\}\!\!\text{ }\\[2ex]\text{Number of favourable outcomes}\ =3\\[2ex]P(\text{a number multiple of 7)}=\displaystyle \frac{3}{{20}}\\[2ex]\text{Set of favourable outcomes}\ \text{for a number }\\[2ex]\text{greater than 15 and a multiple of 5 = }\!\!\{\!\!\text{ }\ \text{20,}\ \text{25,}\ \text{30 }\!\!\}\!\!\text{ }\\[2ex]\text{Number of favourable outcomes}\ =3\\[2ex]P(\text{a number greater than 15 and amultiple of 5)}=\displaystyle \frac{3}{{20}}\end{array}$

4(a).     Draw a circle and a tangent $TAS$ meeting it at $A$. Draw a chord $AB$ making $ \displaystyle \angle TAB=\text{ }60{}^\circ $ and another chord $BC \parallel TS$. Prove that $\triangle ABC$ is equilateral.


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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\text{Since}\ BC\parallel TS,\\[2ex]\ \ \ \beta =\angle TAB\ \ \ [\text{alternating }\angle \text{s }\!\!]\!\!\text{ }\\[2ex]\therefore \beta =60{}^\circ \\[2ex]\ \ \ \gamma =\angle TAB\ \ \ [\angle \text{ between tangent and chord}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \text{ }\text{=}\angle \ \text{in alternate segment }\!\!]\!\!\text{ }\\[2ex]\therefore \gamma =60{}^\circ \\[2ex]\text{Since}\ \alpha +\beta +\gamma =180{}^\circ ,\\[2ex]\alpha =180{}^\circ -(\beta +\gamma )\\[2ex]\alpha =180{}^\circ -(60{}^\circ +60{}^\circ )\\[2ex]\therefore \alpha =60{}^\circ \\[2ex]\therefore \alpha =\beta =\gamma \\[2ex]\therefore \ \triangle ABC\ \text{is equilateral}\text{.}\end{array}$

4(b).     If $ \displaystyle 3~\overrightarrow{{OA}}-2\overrightarrow{{OB}}-\overrightarrow{{OC}}~=\vec{0}$, show that the points $A, B$ and $C$ are collinear.
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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ 3~\overrightarrow{{OA}}-2\overrightarrow{{OB}}-\overrightarrow{{OC}}~=\vec{0}\\[2ex]\therefore 2~\overrightarrow{{OA}}-2\overrightarrow{{OB}}+\overrightarrow{{OA}}-\overrightarrow{{OC}}~=\vec{0}\\[2ex]\ \ \ 2~\left( {\overrightarrow{{OA}}-\overrightarrow{{OB}}} \right)+\left( {\overrightarrow{{OA}}-\overrightarrow{{OC}}} \right)~=\vec{0}\\[2ex]\ \ \ 2\overrightarrow{{BA}}+\overrightarrow{{CA}}=\vec{0}\\[2ex]\therefore 2\overrightarrow{{BA}}=-\overrightarrow{{CA}}\\[2ex]\therefore 2\overrightarrow{{BA}}=\overrightarrow{{AC}}\\[2ex]\therefore \ A,\ B\ \text{and }C\ \text{are collinear}\text{.}\end{array}$

5(a).     Solve the equation $2 \sin x \cos x -\cos x + 2\sin x - 1 = 0$ for $ \displaystyle 0{}^\circ \le x\le \text{ }360{}^\circ $.
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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\text{For}\ 0{}^\circ \le x\le \text{ }360{}^\circ ,\\[2ex]2\sin x\cos x-\cos x+2\sin x-1=0\\[2ex]\cos x\left( {2\sin x-1} \right)+\left( {2\sin x-1} \right)=0\\[2ex]\left( {2\sin x-1} \right)\left( {\cos x+1} \right)=0\\[2ex]\therefore \sin x=\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}\ \text{or}\ \cos x=-1\\[2ex](\text{i})\ \sin x=\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ x=30{}^\circ \ \text{or}\ x=150{}^\circ \\[2ex](\text{ii})\ \cos x=-1\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ x=180{}^\circ \\[2ex]\therefore x=30{}^\circ \ \text{or}\ x=150{}^\circ \ \text{or}\ x=180{}^\circ \end{array}$

5(b).     Differentiate $ \displaystyle y=\frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}}}$ from the first principles.
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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}y=\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}}}\\[2.5ex]y+\delta y=\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}\\[2.5ex]\delta y=\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}-\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}}}\\[2.5ex]\delta y=\displaystyle \frac{{\sqrt[3]{x}-\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}{{\sqrt[3]{x}\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}\\[2.5ex]\displaystyle \frac{{\delta y}}{{\delta x}}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}\cdot \displaystyle \frac{{\sqrt[3]{x}-\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}{{\delta x}}\\[2.5ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}\cdot \displaystyle \frac{{\sqrt[3]{x}-\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}{{x+\delta x-x}}\\[2.5ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}\cdot \displaystyle \frac{{\sqrt[3]{x}-\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}{{{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}} \right)}}^{3}}-{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{3}}}}\\[2.5ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}\cdot \displaystyle \frac{{-\left( {\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}-\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}{{{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}} \right)}}^{3}}-{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{3}}}}\\[2.5ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}\cdot \displaystyle \frac{{-\left( {\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}-\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}-\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)\left[ {{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}} \right)}}^{2}}+\left( {\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}} \right)\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)+{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{2}}} \right]}}\\[2.5ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}\cdot \displaystyle \frac{{-1}}{{{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}} \right)}}^{2}}+\left( {\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}} \right)\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)+{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{2}}}}\\[2.5ex]\displaystyle \frac{{dy}}{{dx}}=\underset{{\delta x\to 0}}{\mathop{{\lim }}}\,\displaystyle \frac{{\delta y}}{{\delta x}}\\[2.5ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\underset{{\delta x\to 0}}{\mathop{{\lim }}}\,\left[ {\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}}}\cdot \displaystyle \frac{{-1}}{{{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}} \right)}}^{2}}+\left( {\sqrt[3]{{x+\delta x}}} \right)\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)+{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{2}}}}} \right]\\[2.5ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}\sqrt[3]{x}}}\cdot \displaystyle \frac{{-1}}{{{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{2}}+\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)+{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{2}}}}\\[2.5ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{{{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{2}}}}\cdot \displaystyle \frac{{-1}}{{{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{2}}+{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{2}}+{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{2}}}}\\[2.5ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{-1}}{{3\cdot {{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{2}}{{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{2}}}}\\[2.5ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{-1}}{{3\cdot {{{\left( {\sqrt[3]{x}} \right)}}^{4}}}}\\[2.5ex]\ \ \ \ \ \end{array}$

SECTION (B)
(Answer Any FOUR questions.) 

6 (a).    Given that Given $ \displaystyle A=\{x\in R|\ x\ne -\frac{1}{2},x\ne \frac{3}{2}\}$. If $f:A\to A$ and $g:A\to A$ are defined by $f(x)=\displaystyle \frac{3x-5}{2x+1}$ and $g(x)=\displaystyle \frac{x+5}{3-2x}$, show that $f$ and $g$ are inverse of each other.
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$\displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\begin{array}{c|c} { \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}A=\{x\in R|\ x\ne -\displaystyle \frac{1}{2},x\ne \displaystyle \frac{3}{2}\}\\[2ex]f:A\to A,f(x)=\displaystyle \frac{{3x-5}}{{2x+1}}\\[2ex]g:A\to A,g(x)=\displaystyle \frac{{x+5}}{{3-2x}}\\[2ex](f\cdot g)(x)=f\left( {g(x)} \right)\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =f\left( {\displaystyle \frac{{x+5}}{{3-2x}}} \right)\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{3\left( {\displaystyle \frac{{x+5}}{{3-2x}}} \right)-5}}{{2\left( {\displaystyle \frac{{x+5}}{{3-2x}}} \right)+1}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{\displaystyle \frac{{3x+15-15+10x}}{{3-2x}}}}{{\displaystyle \frac{{2x+10+3-2x}}{{3-2x}}}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{\displaystyle \frac{{13x}}{{3-2x}}}}{{\displaystyle \frac{{13}}{{3-2x}}}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =x\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =I(x)\end{array}} & { \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}(g\cdot f)(x)=g\left( {f(x)} \right)\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =g\left( {\displaystyle \frac{{3x-5}}{{2x+1}}} \right)\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{\left( {\displaystyle \frac{{3x-5}}{{2x+1}}} \right)+5}}{{3-2\left( {\displaystyle \frac{{3x-5}}{{2x+1}}} \right)}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{\displaystyle \frac{{3x-5+10x+5}}{{2x+1}}}}{{\displaystyle \frac{{6x+3-6x+10}}{{2x+1}}}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{\displaystyle \frac{{13x}}{{2x+1}}}}{{\displaystyle \frac{{13}}{{2x+1}}}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =x\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =I(x)\\[2ex]\therefore (f\cdot g)(x)=(g\cdot f)(x)=I(x)\\[2ex]\therefore f={{g}^{{-1}}}\ \text{and}\ g={{f}^{{-1}}}\end{array}}\end{array}\end{array}$

6 (b).     Given that $x^5 + ax^3 + bx^2 - 3 = (x^2 - 1) Q(x) - x - 2$, where $Q(x)$ is a polynomial. State the degree of $Q (x)$ and find the values of $a$ and $b$. Find also the remainder when $Q (x)$ is divided by $x + 2$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}{{x}^{5}}+a{{x}^{3}}+b{{x}^{2}}-3=({{x}^{2}}-1)Q(x)-x-2\\[2ex]{{x}^{5}}+a{{x}^{3}}+b{{x}^{2}}+x-1=({{x}^{2}}-1)Q(x)\\[2ex]\text{degree}\ \text{of }Q\left( x \right)=3\\[2ex]{{x}^{5}}+a{{x}^{3}}+b{{x}^{2}}+x-1=({{x}^{2}}-1)Q(x)\\[2ex]{{x}^{5}}+a{{x}^{3}}+b{{x}^{2}}+x-1=(x-1)(x+1)Q(x)\\[2ex]\text{When}\ x=1\\[2ex]1+a+b+1-1=(1-1)(1+1)Q(x)\\[2ex]1+a+b=0\\[2ex]a+b=-1\ -------(1)\\[2ex]\text{When}\ x=-1\\[2ex]-1-a+b-1-1=(-1-1)(-1+1)Q(x)\\[2ex]-3-a+b=0\\[2ex]-a+b=3\ \ \ ------(2)\\[2ex](1)+(2)\Rightarrow 2b=2\Rightarrow b=1\\[2ex](1)-(2)\Rightarrow 2a=-4\Rightarrow a=-2\\[2ex]{{x}^{5}}-2{{x}^{3}}+{{x}^{2}}+x-1=({{x}^{2}}-1)Q(x)\\[2ex]\therefore Q(x)=\displaystyle \frac{{{{x}^{5}}-2{{x}^{3}}+{{x}^{2}}+x-1}}{{{{x}^{2}}-1}}\\[2ex]\text{When }Q(x)\text{ is divided by }x+2\text{, }\\[2ex]\text{the remainder is }Q(-2).\\[2ex]\therefore Q(-2)=\displaystyle \frac{{{{{(-2)}}^{5}}-2{{{(-2)}}^{3}}+{{{(-2)}}^{2}}+(-2)-1}}{{{{{(-2)}}^{2}}-1}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =-5\end{array}$

7 (a).     The binary operation $\odot$ on $R$ be defined by $x\odot y=x+y+10xy$ Show that the binary operation is commutative. Find the values $b$ such that $ (1\odot b)\odot b=485$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}x\odot y=x+y+10xy\\[2ex]y\odot x=y+x+10yx\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =x+y+10xy\\[2ex]\therefore x\odot y=y\odot x\\[2ex]\therefore \ \text{The binary operation is commutative}\text{.}\\[2ex]1\odot b=1+b+10b\\[2ex](1\odot b)\odot b=(1+b+10b)\odot b\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =(1+b+10b)+b+10(1+b+10b)b\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =1+22b+110{{b}^{2}}\\[2ex](1\odot b)\odot b=485\\[2ex]1+22b+110{{b}^{2}}=485\\[2ex]110{{b}^{2}}+22b-484=0\\[2ex]5{{b}^{2}}+b-22=0\\[2ex](5b+11)(b-2)=0\\[2ex]b=-\displaystyle \frac{{11}}{5}\ \text{or}\ b=2\end{array}$

7 (b).     If, in the expansion of $(1 + x)^m (1 - x)^n$, the coefficient of $x$ and $x^2$ are $-5$ and $7$ respectively, then find the value of $m$ and $n$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}{{(1+x)}^{m}}{{(1-x)}^{n}}=\left( {1+{}^{m}{{C}_{1}}x+{}^{m}{{C}_{2}}{{x}^{2}}+...} \right)\left( {1-{}^{n}{{C}_{1}}x+{}^{n}{{C}_{2}}{{x}^{2}}+...} \right)\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =1+\left( {{}^{m}{{C}_{1}}-{}^{n}{{C}_{1}}} \right)x+\left( {{}^{m}{{C}_{2}}-{}^{m}{{C}_{1}}{}^{n}{{C}_{1}}+{}^{n}{{C}_{2}}} \right){{x}^{2}}+...\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =1+\left( {m-n} \right)x+\left( {\displaystyle \frac{{m(m-1)}}{2}-mn+\displaystyle \frac{{n(n-1)}}{2}} \right){{x}^{2}}+...\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =1+\left( {m-n} \right)x+\left( {\displaystyle \frac{{{{m}^{2}}-2mn+{{n}^{2}}-(m+n)}}{2}} \right){{x}^{2}}+...\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =1+\left( {m-n} \right)x+\left( {\displaystyle \frac{{{{{(m-n)}}^{2}}-(m+n)}}{2}} \right){{x}^{2}}+...\\[2ex]\text{By the problem,}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ m-n=-5\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ ------(1)\\[2ex]\ \ \ \displaystyle \frac{{{{{(m-n)}}^{2}}-(m+n)}}{2}=7\\[2ex]\therefore \displaystyle \frac{{{{{(-5)}}^{2}}-(m+n)}}{2}=7\\[2ex]\ \ \ 25-(m+n)=14\\[2ex]\ \ \ m+n=11\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ ------(2)\\[2ex](1)+(2)\Rightarrow 2m=6\Rightarrow m=3\\[2ex](1)-(2)\Rightarrow -2n=-16\Rightarrow n=8\end{array}$

8 (a).     Find the solution set in $R$ for the inequation $2x (x + 2)\ge (x + 1) (x + 3)$ and illustrate it on the number line.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}2x(x+2)\ge (x+1)(x+3)\\[2ex]2{{x}^{2}}+4x\ge {{x}^{2}}+4x+3\\[2ex]{{x}^{2}}-3\ge 0\\[2ex]\left( {x+\sqrt{3}} \right)\left( {x-\sqrt{3}} \right)\ge 0\\[2ex]\left( {x+\sqrt{3}\ge 0\ \text{and}\ x-\sqrt{3}\ge 0} \right)\ \text{or}\ \left( {x+\sqrt{3}\le 0\ \text{and}\ x-\sqrt{3}\le 0} \right)\ \\[2ex]\left( {x\ge -\sqrt{3}\ \text{and}\ x\ge \sqrt{3}} \right)\ \text{or}\ \left( {x\le -\sqrt{3}\ \text{and}\ x\le \sqrt{3}} \right)\ \\[2ex]\therefore x\ge \sqrt{3}\ \text{or}\ x\le -\sqrt{3}\\[2ex]\therefore \ \text{Solution Set = }\left\{ {x\ |\ x\le -\sqrt{3}\ \text{or}\ x\ge \sqrt{3}} \right\}\\[2ex]\text{Number Line}\end{array}$


8 (b).     If the $ {{m}^{{\text{th}}}}$ term of an A.P. is $ \displaystyle \frac{1}{n}$ and $ {{n}^{{\text{th}}}}$ term is $ \displaystyle \frac{1}{m}$ where $m\ne n$, then show that $u_{mn} = 1$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\text{Let the first and the common difference }\\[2ex]\text{of the give A}\text{.P}\text{. be }a\ \text{and }d\ \text{respectively}\text{.}\\[2ex]\text{By the problem,}\\[2ex]{{u}_{m}}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{n}\\[2ex]a+(m-1)d=\displaystyle \frac{1}{n}\\[2ex]na+mnd-nd=1\ \ \ \ \ \ -----(1)\\[2ex]{{u}_{n}}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{m}\\[2ex]a+(n-1)d=\displaystyle \frac{1}{m}\\[2ex]ma+mnd-md=1\ \ \ \ -----(2)\\[2ex](1)-(2)\Rightarrow a(n-m)-(n-m)d=0\\[2ex]\therefore (n-m)(a-d)=0\\[2ex]\text{Since}\ m\ne n,n-m\ne 0.\\[2ex]\therefore a-d=0\Rightarrow a=d\\[2ex]\text{By equation (2), }\\[2ex]am+mnd-md=1\ \Rightarrow mnd=1\Rightarrow mna=1\\[2ex]\therefore {{u}_{{mn}}}=a+(mn-1)d\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =d+mnd-d\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =1\end{array}$

9 (a).     The sum of the first two terms of a geometric progression is $12$ and the sum of the first four terms is $120$. Calculate the two possible values of the fourth term in the progression.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\text{Let the first and the common ratio }\\[2ex]\text{of the give G}\text{.P}\text{. be }a\ \text{and }r\ \text{respectively}\text{.}\\[2ex]\text{By the problem,}\\[2ex]{{u}_{1}}+{{u}_{2}}=12\\[2ex]a+ar=12\\[2ex]a\left( {1+r} \right)=12\ \ \ \ \ \ \ -----(1)\\[2ex]{{u}_{1}}+{{u}_{2}}+{{u}_{3}}+{{u}_{4}}=120\\[2ex]12+{{u}_{3}}+{{u}_{4}}=120\\[2ex]{{u}_{3}}+{{u}_{4}}=108\\[2ex]a{{r}^{2}}+a{{r}^{3}}=108\\[2ex]a{{r}^{2}}\left( {1+r} \right)=108-----(2)\\[2ex]\therefore \displaystyle \frac{{a{{r}^{2}}\left( {1+r} \right)}}{{a\left( {1+r} \right)}}=\displaystyle \frac{{108}}{{12}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ {{r}^{2}}=9\Rightarrow r=\pm 3\\[2ex]\text{When}\ r=-3,\ a\left( {1-3} \right)=12\ \Rightarrow -6\\[2ex]\therefore {{u}_{4}}=a{{r}^{3}}=-6{{(-3)}^{3}}=162\\[2ex]\text{When}\ r=3,\ a\left( {1+3} \right)=12\ \Rightarrow 3\\[2ex]\therefore {{u}_{4}}=a{{r}^{3}}=3{{(3)}^{3}}=81\end{array}$

9 (b).     Given that $ A=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {\cos \theta } & {-\sin \theta } \\ {\sin \theta } & {\cos \theta } \end{array}} \right)$. If $A + A' = I$ where $I$ is a unit matrix of order $2$, find the value of $\theta$ for $ \displaystyle 0{}^\circ <\theta <90{}^\circ $.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}A=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {\cos \theta } & {-\sin \theta } \\[2ex] {\sin \theta } & {\cos \theta } \end{array}} \right)\\[2ex]{A}'=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {\cos \theta } & {\sin \theta } \\[2ex] {-\sin \theta } & {\cos \theta } \end{array}} \right)\\[2ex]\text{By the problem,}\\[2ex]A+{A}'=I\\[2ex]\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {\cos \theta } & {-\sin \theta } \\[2ex] {\sin \theta } & {\cos \theta } \end{array}} \right)+\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {\cos \theta } & {\sin \theta } \\[2ex] {-\sin \theta } & {\cos \theta } \end{array}} \right)=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 1 & 0 \\[2ex] 0 & 1 \end{array}} \right)\\[2ex]\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {2\cos \theta } & 0 \\[2ex] 0 & {2\cos \theta } \end{array}} \right)=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 1 & 0 \\[2ex] 0 & 1 \end{array}} \right)\\[2ex]\therefore 2\cos \theta =1\\[2ex]\ \ \ \cos \theta =\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \theta =60{}^\circ \end{array}$

10 (a).   The matrix $A$ is given by $ \displaystyle A=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 2 & 3 \\ 4 & 5 \end{array}} \right)$.
(a) Prove that $A^2 = 7A + 2I$ where $I$ is the unit matrix of order $2$.
(b) Hence, show that $ \displaystyle {{A}^{{-1}}}=\frac{1}{2}~\left( {A-7I} \right)$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}A=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 2 & 3 \\[2ex] 4 & 5 \end{array}} \right)\\[2ex]{{A}^{2}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 2 & 3 \\[2ex] 4 & 5 \end{array}} \right)\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 2 & 3 \\[2ex] 4 & 5 \end{array}} \right)=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {2\times 2+3\times \;4} & {2\times \;3+3\times \;5} \\[2ex] {4\times \;2+5\times \;4} & {4\times \;3+5\times \;5} \end{array}} \right)=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {16} & {21} \\[2ex] {28} & {37} \end{array}} \right)\\[2ex]7A+2I=7\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 2 & 3 \\[2ex] 4 & 5 \end{array}} \right)+2\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 1 & 0 \\[2ex] 0 & 1 \end{array}} \right)=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {14} & {21} \\[2ex] {28} & {35} \end{array}} \right)+\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 2 & 0 \\[2ex] 0 & 2 \end{array}} \right)=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {16} & {21} \\[2ex] {28} & {37} \end{array}} \right)\\[2ex]\therefore {{A}^{2}}=7A+2I\\[2ex]\therefore A\cdot A\cdot {{A}^{{-1}}}=7A\cdot {{A}^{{-1}}}+2I\cdot {{A}^{{-1}}}\\[2ex]\therefore A\cdot I=7I+2{{A}^{{-1}}}\\[2ex]\therefore A=7I+2{{A}^{{-1}}}\\[2ex]\therefore 2{{A}^{{-1}}}=A-7I\\[2ex]\therefore {{A}^{{-1}}}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}\left( {A-7I} \right)\end{array}$

10 (b).   Draw a tree diagram to list all possible outcomes when four fair coins are tossed simultaneously. Hence determine the probability of getting:
(a) all heads,
(b) two heads and two tails,
(c) more tails than heads,
(d) at least one tail,
(e) exactly one head.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\therefore \ \ \text{Number of possible outcomes}\ =16\\[2ex](\text{i})\ \text{The set of favourable outcomes for getting all heads}\ \text{=}\left\{ {(H,H,H,H)} \right\}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \text{Number of favourable outcomes = 1}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ P\text{ (getting all heads) =}\displaystyle \frac{1}{{16}}\\[2ex](\text{ii})\ \text{The set of favourable outcomes for getting two heads and two tails}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \text{=}\left\{ {(H,H,T,T),\text{ }(H,T,H,T),\text{ }(H,T,T,H),\text{ }(T,H,H,T),\text{ }(T,H,T,H),\text{ }(T,T,H,H)} \right\}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \text{Number of favourable outcomes = 6}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ P\text{ (getting two heads and two tails) =}\displaystyle \frac{6}{{16}}=\displaystyle \frac{3}{8}\\[2ex](\text{iii})\ \text{The set of favourable outcomes for getting more tails than heads}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \text{=}\left\{ {(H,T,T,T),\text{ }(T,H,T,T),\text{ }(T,T,H,T),\text{ }(T,T,T,H)} \right\}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \text{Number of favourable outcomes = 4}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ P\text{ (getting more tails than heads) =}\displaystyle \frac{4}{{16}}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{4}\\[2ex](\text{iv})\ P\text{ (getting at least one tail)}=1-P\text{ (no tail)}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =1-P\text{ (all head)}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =1-\displaystyle \frac{1}{{16}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{15}}{{16}}\\[2ex](\text{v})\ \text{The set of favourable outcomes for getting exactly one head}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \text{=}\left\{ {(H,T,T,T),\text{ }(T,H,T,T),\text{ }(T,T,H,T),\text{ }(T,T,T,H)} \right\}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \text{Number of favourable outcomes = 4}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ P\text{ (getting exactly one head) =}\displaystyle \frac{4}{{16}}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{4}\end{array}$

SECTION (C)
(Answer Any THREE questions.) 

11 (a).   $PQR$ is a triangle inscribed in a circle. The tangent at $P$ meet $RQ$ produced at $T$,and $PC$ bisecting $\angle RPQ$ meets side $RQ$ at $C$. Prove $\triangle TPC$ is isosceles.

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$\displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\angle TPC=\beta +\gamma \\[2ex]\angle R=\gamma \ \ \ [\angle \ \text{between tangent and chord}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\angle \ \text{in alternate segment }\!\!]\!\!\text{ }\\[2ex]\text{Since }PC\ \text{bisects}\ \angle RPQ,\ \\[2ex]\beta =\alpha \\[2ex]\therefore \angle TPC=\alpha +\angle R\\[2ex]\text{In}\ \triangle RPC,\ \angle PCT=\alpha +\angle R\\[2ex]\angle TPC=\angle PCT\\[2ex]\therefore \,\triangle TPC\ \text{is isosceles}\text{.}\end{array}$

11 (b).   In $\triangle ABC$, $D$ is a point of $AC$ such that $AD = 2CD$. $E$ is on $BC$ such that $DE \parallel AB$. Compare the areas of $\triangle CDE$ and $\triangle ABC$. If $\alpha (ABED) = 40$, what is $\alpha(ΔABC)$?

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ AD=\text{ }2CD\ \text{ }\!\![\!\!\text{ given }\!\!]\!\!\text{ }\\[2ex]\ \ \ DE\parallel AB\\[2ex]\therefore \ \triangle CAB\sim\triangle CDE\\[2ex]\therefore \displaystyle \frac{{\alpha (\triangle CAB)}}{{\alpha (\triangle CDE)}}=\displaystyle \frac{{A{{C}^{2}}}}{{C{{D}^{2}}}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{{{{(AD+CD)}}^{2}}}}{{C{{D}^{2}}}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{{{{(2CD+CD)}}^{2}}}}{{C{{D}^{2}}}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{9C{{D}^{2}}}}{{C{{D}^{2}}}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =9\\[2ex]\therefore \displaystyle \frac{{\alpha (\triangle CAB)}}{{\alpha (\triangle CAB)-\alpha (\triangle CDE)}}=\displaystyle \frac{9}{{9-1}}\\[2ex]\therefore \displaystyle \frac{{\alpha (\triangle CAB)}}{{\alpha (ABED)}}=\displaystyle \frac{9}{8}\\[2ex]\therefore \alpha (\triangle CAB)=\displaystyle \frac{9}{8}\alpha (ABED)\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{9}{8}\times 40\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =45\ \text{sq-unit}\end{array}$

12 (a).   If $L, M, N,$ are the middle points of the sides of the $\triangle ABC$, and $P$ is the foot of perpendicular from $A$ to $BC$. Prove that $L, N, P, M$ are concyclic.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\text{Since }AP\bot BC\text{ and }M\text{ is the midpoint of }AC\text{, }\\[2ex]\text{a circle with centre }M\text{ and diameter }AC\text{ }\\[2ex]\text{will pass through }P\text{.}\\[2ex]\therefore MP\text{ = }MC\text{ }\!\![\!\!\text{ radii of }\odot M\text{ }\!\!]\!\!\text{ }\\[2ex]\therefore \gamma \ \text{=}\ \phi \text{.}\\[2ex]\text{Since }L\text{ and }N\text{ are the midpoints of }AB\text{ and }BC\text{, }\\[2ex]LN\parallel AC\ \text{and }LN=\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}AC.\\[2ex]\text{Similarly }LM\parallel BC\ \text{and }LM=\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}BC.\\[2ex]LMCN\ \text{is a parallelogram}\text{.}\\[2ex]\therefore \gamma \ \text{=}\theta \Rightarrow \phi \ \text{=}\theta \\[2ex]\text{Since}\ \phi +\angle MPN=\text{ }180{}^\circ ,\\[2ex]\ \theta +\angle MPN=\text{ }180{}^\circ ,\\[2ex]L,\ N,\ P,\ M\ \text{are concyclic}\text{.}\end{array}$

12 (b).   Solve the equation $\displaystyle \sqrt{3}\cos \theta +\sin \theta =\sqrt{2}$ for $ \displaystyle 0{}^\circ \le \theta \le 360{}^\circ $.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\sqrt{3}\cos \theta +\sin \theta =\sqrt{2},\ 0{}^\circ \le \theta \le 360{}^\circ \\[2ex]\text{Let}\ R\cos \alpha =\sqrt{3}\ \text{and}\ R\sin \alpha =1\ \\[2ex]\text{where }R>0\ \text{and}\ \alpha <90{}^\circ .\\[2ex]\therefore {{R}^{2}}{{\cos }^{2}}\alpha +{{R}^{2}}{{\sin }^{2}}\alpha =3+1\\[2ex]\therefore \ {{R}^{2}}\left( {{{{\cos }}^{2}}\alpha +{{{\sin }}^{2}}\alpha } \right)=4\\[2ex]\therefore \ {{R}^{2}}=4\Rightarrow R=2\text{ }\\[2ex]\ \ \ \displaystyle \frac{{R\sin \alpha }}{{R\cos \alpha }}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt{3}}}\\[2ex]\therefore \ \tan \alpha =\ \displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt{3}}}\Rightarrow \alpha =30{}^\circ \\[2ex]\text{Now}\ \ \ \sqrt{3}\cos \theta +\sin \theta \\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =R\cos \theta \cos \alpha +R\sin \theta \sin \alpha \\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =R\left( {\cos \theta \cos \alpha +\sin \theta \sin \alpha } \right)\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =R\cos \left( {\theta -\alpha } \right)\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =2\cos \left( {\theta -30{}^\circ } \right)\\[2ex]\therefore 2\cos \left( {\theta -30{}^\circ } \right)=\sqrt{2}\\[2ex]\therefore \cos \left( {\theta -30{}^\circ } \right)=\displaystyle \frac{{\sqrt{2}}}{2}\\[2ex]\therefore \theta -30{}^\circ =45{}^\circ \ \text{or}\ \theta -30{}^\circ =315{}^\circ \\[2ex]\therefore \theta =75{}^\circ \ \text{or}\ \theta =345{}^\circ \end{array}$

13 (a).   In $\triangle ABC, AB = x, BC = x + 2$, $AC = x - 2$ where $x > 4$, prove that $ \displaystyle \cos A=\frac{{x-8}}{{2(x-2)}}$. Find the integral values of $x$ for which $A$ is obtuse.

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$ \displaystyle \vartriangle ABC,AB=x,BC=x+2,AC=x-2,\ x>4$

$ \displaystyle \cos A=\displaystyle \frac{{A{{B}^{2}}+A{{C}^{2}}-B{{C}^{2}}}}{{2\cdot AB\cdot AC}}$

$ \displaystyle \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{{{x}^{2}}+{{{(x-2)}}^{2}}-{{{(x+2)}}^{2}}}}{{2\cdot x\cdot (x-2)}}$

$ \displaystyle \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{{{x}^{2}}+{{x}^{2}}-4x+4-{{x}^{2}}-4x-4}}{{2\cdot x\cdot (x-2)}}$

$ \displaystyle \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{{{x}^{2}}-8x}}{{2\cdot x\cdot (x-2)}}$

$ \displaystyle \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{x(x-8)}}{{2x(x-2)}}$

$ \displaystyle \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{x-8}}{{2(x-2)}}$

$ \displaystyle \text{Since} A\ \text{is obtuse}.$

$ \displaystyle \cos A<0$

$ \displaystyle \displaystyle \frac{{x-8}}{{2(x-2)}}<0$

$ \displaystyle \text{Since}\ x>4,\ x-2>2.$

$ \displaystyle \therefore x-8<0\Rightarrow x<8$

$ \displaystyle \therefore 4
$ \displaystyle \therefore \ \text{The integral value of }x\text{ are }5,\ 6\ \text{and }7.$


13 (b).   The sum of the perimeters of a circle and square is $k$, where $k$ is some constant. Using calculus, prove that the sum of their areas is least, when the side of the square is double the radius of the circle.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\begin{array}{*{20}{l}} {\text{ Let the side-length of a square be }x} \\[2ex] {\text{ and the radius of the circle be }r} \\[2ex] {\text{ Sum of perimeters }=k(\text{ given })} \\[2ex] {4x+2\pi r=k} \\[2ex] {\therefore r=\displaystyle \frac{{k-4x}}{{2\pi }}} \\[2ex] {\text{ Let the sum of the areas be }A.} \\[2ex] {\therefore A={{x}^{2}}+\pi {{r}^{2}}} \end{array}\\[2ex]\begin{array}{*{20}{l}} {\therefore A={{x}^{2}}+\pi {{{\left( {\displaystyle \frac{{k-4x}}{{2\pi }}} \right)}}^{2}}} \\[2ex] {\therefore A={{x}^{2}}+\displaystyle \frac{{{{{(k-4x)}}^{2}}}}{{4\pi }}} \\[2ex] {\displaystyle \frac{{dA}}{{dx}}=2x+\displaystyle \frac{{2(-4)(k-4x)}}{{4\pi }}} \\[2ex] {\quad =2\left( {x+\displaystyle \frac{{4x-k}}{\pi }} \right)} \\[2ex] {\quad =\displaystyle \frac{2}{\pi }[(\pi +4)x-k]} \end{array}\\[2ex]\begin{array}{*{20}{l}} {\displaystyle \frac{{dA}}{{dx}}=0\text{ when }\displaystyle \frac{2}{\pi }[(\pi +4)x-k]=0} \\[2ex] {\therefore (\pi +4)x-k=0\Rightarrow x=\displaystyle \frac{k}{{\pi +4}}} \\[2ex] {\displaystyle \frac{{{{d}^{2}}A}}{{d{{x}^{2}}}}=\displaystyle \frac{{2(\pi +4)}}{\pi }>0} \\[2ex] {\therefore A\text{ is minimum when }x=\displaystyle \frac{k}{{\pi +4}}} \end{array}\\[2ex]\therefore r=\displaystyle \frac{1}{{2\pi }}\left[ {k-\displaystyle \frac{{4k}}{{\pi +4}}} \right]\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{{2\pi }}\left[ {\displaystyle \frac{{\pi k+4k-4k}}{{\pi +4}}} \right]\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{2}\left( {\displaystyle \frac{k}{{\pi +4}}} \right)\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{x}{2}\\[2ex]\therefore x=2r\\[2ex]\text{Hence the sum of their areas is least,}\\[2ex]\text{when the side of the square is double }\\[2ex]\text{the}\ \text{radius of the circle}\text{.}\end{array}$

14 (a).  The vector $ \overrightarrow{{OA}}$ has magnitude $39$ units and has the same direction as $ \displaystyle 5\hat{i}+12\hat{j}$. The vector $ \overrightarrow{{OB}}$ has magnitude $25$ units and has the same direction as $ \displaystyle -3\hat{i}+4\hat{j}$. Express $ \overrightarrow{{OA}}$ and $ \overrightarrow{{OB}}$ in terms of $ \hat{i}$ and $\hat{j}$ and find the magnitude of $ \overrightarrow{{AB}}.$

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{*{20}{l}} {\text{ Let }\vec{p}=5\hat{\imath }+12\hat{\jmath }\text{ and }\vec{q}=-3\hat{\imath }+4\hat{\jmath }} \\[2ex] \begin{array}{l}\therefore \ |\vec{p}|=\sqrt{{{{5}^{2}}+{{{12}}^{2}}}}=\sqrt{{169}}=13\text{ and }\\[2ex]\ \ |\vec{q}|=\sqrt{{{{{(-3)}}^{2}}+{{4}^{2}}}}=\sqrt{{25}}=5\end{array} \\[2ex] \begin{array}{l}\therefore \hat{p}=\displaystyle \frac{{\vec{p}}}{{|\vec{p}|}}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{{13}}(5\hat{\imath }+12\hat{\jmath })\text{ and }\\[2ex]\ \ \ \hat{q}=\displaystyle \frac{{\vec{q}}}{{|\vec{q}|}}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{5}(-3\hat{\imath }+4\hat{\jmath })\end{array} \\[2ex] {\ \ \ |\overrightarrow{{OA}}|=39\text{ and }\overrightarrow{{OA}}\text{ has the same direction }\hat{p}.} \\[2ex] \begin{array}{l}\therefore \overrightarrow{{OA}}=39\hat{p}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =39\times \displaystyle \frac{1}{{13}}(5\hat{\imath }+12\hat{\jmath })=15\hat{\imath }+36\hat{\jmath }\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =15\hat{\imath }+36\hat{\jmath }\\[2ex]\begin{array}{*{20}{l}} \begin{array}{l}\text{ Similarly, }\\[2ex]\ \ |\overrightarrow{{OB}}|\ =25\text{ and }\overrightarrow{{OB}}\text{ has the same direction }\hat{q}\text{ }\text{. }\end{array} \\[2ex] \begin{array}{l}\therefore \overrightarrow{{OB}}=25\hat{q}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =25\times \displaystyle \frac{1}{5}(-3\hat{\imath }+4\hat{\jmath })=-15\hat{\imath }+20\hat{\jmath }\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =-15\hat{\imath }+20\hat{\jmath }\end{array} \\[2ex] \begin{array}{l}\therefore \overrightarrow{{AB}}=\overrightarrow{{OB}}-\overrightarrow{{OA}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =(-15\hat{\imath }+20\hat{\jmath })-(15\hat{\imath }+36\hat{\jmath })\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =-30\hat{\imath }-16\hat{\jmath }\end{array} \\[2ex] \begin{array}{l}\therefore \ |\overrightarrow{{AB}}|\ =\sqrt{{{{{(-30)}}^{2}}+{{{(-16)}}^{2}}}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\sqrt{{1156}}\\[2ex]\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =34\end{array} \end{array}\end{array} \end{array}$

14 (b).  Find the coordinates of the stationary points of the curve $y = x\ln x - 2x$. Determine whether it is a maximum or a minimum point.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{*{20}{l}} {\text{Curve : }y=x\ln x-2x} \\[2ex] \begin{array}{l}\displaystyle \frac{{dy}}{{dx}}=x\left( {\displaystyle \frac{1}{x}} \right)+\ln x-2\\[2ex]\,\ \ \ \ =\ln x-1\end{array} \\[2ex] {\displaystyle \frac{{dy}}{{dx}}=0\text{ when }\ln x-1=0} \\[2ex] \begin{array}{l}\text{ln }x=1\\[2ex]x=e\left( {\ln x={{{\log }}_{e}}x} \right)\end{array} \\[2ex] \begin{array}{l}\text{When }x=e,\\[2ex]y=e\ln e-2e\\[2ex]\ \ \ =-e\end{array} \\[2ex] {\therefore \text{ The stationary point is }(e,-e)} \\[2ex] \begin{array}{l}\displaystyle \frac{{{{d}^{2}}y}}{{d{{x}^{2}}}}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{x}\\[2ex]{{\left. {\displaystyle \frac{{{{d}^{2}}y}}{{d{{x}^{2}}}}} \right|}_{{x=e}}}=\displaystyle \frac{1}{e}>0\end{array} \\[2ex] {\therefore (e,-e)\text{ is a minimum point}\text{. }} \end{array}$
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2020
MATRICULATION EXAMINATION
Sample Question Set (3)
MATHEMATICS                        Time allowed: 3hours
WRITE YOUR ANSWERS IN THE ANSWER BOOKLET.
SECTION (A)
(Answer ALL questions.) 

1 (a).     Let $ \displaystyle f:R\backslash \{\pm 2\}\to R$ be a function defined by $ \displaystyle f(x)=\frac{{3x}}{{{{x}^{2}}-4}}$.Find the positive value of $z$ such that $f(z) = 1$.
(3 marks)

  (b).     If the polynomial $x^3 - 3x^2 + ax - b$ is divided by $(x - 2 )$ and $(x + 2)$, the remainders are $21$ and $1$ respectively. Find the values of $a$ and $b$.

(3 marks)

2(a).     Find the middle term in the expansion of $(x^2 - 2y)^{10}$.
(3 marks)

  (b).     In a sequence if $u_1=1$ and $u_{n+1}=u_n+3(n+1)$, find $u_5$ .
(3 marks)

3(a).     If $ \displaystyle P=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} x & {-4} \\ {8-y} & {-9} \end{array}} \right)$ and $ \displaystyle {{P}^{{-1}}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-3x} & 4 \\ {-7y} & 3 \end{array}} \right)$, find the values of $x$ and $y$.
(3 marks)

  (b).     A bag contains tickets, numbered $11, 12, 13, ...., 30$. A ticket is taken out from the bag at random. Find the probability that the number on the drawn ticket is


(i) a multiple of $7$

(ii) greater than $15$ and a multiple of $5$.

(3 marks)

4(a).     Draw a circle and a tangent $TAS$ meeting it at $A$. Draw a chord $AB$ making $ \displaystyle \angle TAB=\text{ }60{}^\circ $ and another chord $BC \parallel TS$. Prove that $\triangle ABC$ is equilateral.


(3 marks)

  (b).     If $ \displaystyle 3~\overrightarrow{{OA}}-2\overrightarrow{{OB}}-\overrightarrow{{OC}}~=\vec{0}$, show that the points $A, B$ and $C$ are collinear.
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5(a).     Solve the equation $2 \sin x \cos x -\cos x + 2\sin x - 1 = 0$ for $ \displaystyle 0{}^\circ \le x\le \text{ }360{}^\circ $.
(3 marks)

  (b).     Differentiate $ \displaystyle y=\frac{1}{{\sqrt[3]{x}}}$ from the first principles.
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SECTION (B)
(Answer Any FOUR questions.) 

6 (a).    Given that Given $ \displaystyle A=\{x\in R|\ x\ne -\frac{1}{2},x\ne \frac{3}{2}\}$. If $f:A\to A$ and $g:A\to A$ are defined by $f(x)=\displaystyle \frac{3x-5}{2x+1}$ and $g(x)=\displaystyle \frac{x+5}{3-2x}$, show that $f$ and $g$ are inverse of each other.
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   (b).     Given that $x^5 + ax^3 + bx^2 - 3 = (x^2 - 1) Q(x) - x - 2$, where $Q(x)$ is a polynomial. State the degree of $Q (x)$ and find the values of $a$ and $b$. Find also the remainder when $Q (x)$ is divided by $x + 2$.

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7 (a).     The binary operation $\odot$ on $R$ be defined by $x\odot y=x+y+10xy$ Show that the binary operation is commutative. Find the values $b$ such that $ (1\odot b)\odot b=485$.

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   (b).     If, in the expansion of $(1 + x)^m (1 – x)^n$, the coefficient of $x$ and $x^2$ are $-5$ and $7$ respectively, then find the value of $m$ and $n$.

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8 (a).     Find the solution set in $R$ for the inequation $2x (x + 2)\ge (x + 1) (x + 3)$ and illustrate it on the number line.

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   (b).     If the $ {{m}^{{\text{th}}}}$ term of an A.P. is $ \displaystyle \frac{1}{n}$ and $ {{n}^{{\text{th}}}}$ term is $ \displaystyle \frac{1}{m}$ where $m\ne n$, then show that $u_{mn} = 1$.

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9 (a).     The sum of the first two terms of a geometric progression is $12$ and the sum of the first four terms is $120$. Calculate the two possible values of the fourth term in the progression.

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   (b).     Given that $ A=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {\cos \theta } & {-\sin \theta } \\ {\sin \theta } & {\cos \theta } \end{array}} \right)$. If $A + A' = I$ where $I$ is a unit matrix of order $2$, find the value of $\theta$ for $ \displaystyle 0{}^\circ <\theta <90{}^\circ $.

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10 (a).   The matrix $A$ is given by $ \displaystyle A=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 2 & 3 \\ 4 & 5 \end{array}} \right)$.
(i) Prove that $A^2 = 7A + 2I$ where $I$ is the unit matrix of order $2$.
(ii) Hence, show that $ \displaystyle {{A}^{{-1}}}=\frac{1}{2}~\left( {A-7I} \right)$.

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   (b).   Draw a tree diagram to list all possible outcomes when four fair coins are tossed simultaneously. Hence determine the probability of getting:
(i) all heads,
(ii) two heads and two tails,
(iii) more tails than heads,
(iv) at least one tail,
(v) exactly one head.

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SECTION (C)
(Answer Any THREE questions.) 

11 (a).   $PQR$ is a triangle inscribed in a circle. The tangent at $P$ meet $RQ$ produced at $T$,and $PC$ bisecting $\angle RPQ$ meets side $RQ$ at $C$. Prove $\triangle TPC$ is isosceles.

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   (b).   In $\triangle ABC$, $D$ is a point of $AC$ such that $AD = 2CD$. $E$ is on $BC$ such that $DE \parallel AB$. Compare the areas of $\triangle CDE$ and $\triangle ABC$. If $\alpha (ABED) = 40$, what is $\alpha(ΔABC)$?

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12 (a).   If $L, M, N,$ are the middle points of the sides of the $\triangle ABC$, and $P$ is the foot of perpendicular from $A$ to $BC$. Prove that $L, N, P, M$ are concyclic.

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   (b).   Solve the equation $\displaystyle \sqrt{3}\cos \theta +\sin \theta =\sqrt{2}$ for $ \displaystyle 0{}^\circ \le \theta \le 360{}^\circ $.

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13 (a).   In $\triangle ABC, AB = x, BC = x + 2$, $AC = x – 2$ where $x > 4$, prove that $ \displaystyle \cos A=\frac{{x-8}}{{2(x-2)}}$. Find the integral values of $x$ for which $A$ is obtuse.

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  (b).   The sum of the perimeters of a circle and square is $k$, where $k$ is some constant. Using calculus, prove that the sum of their areas is least, when the side of the square is double the radius of the circle.

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14 (a).  The vector $ \overrightarrow{{OA}}$ has magnitude $39$ units and has the same direction as $ \displaystyle 5\hat{i}+12\hat{j}$. The vector $ \overrightarrow{{OB}}$ has magnitude $25$ units and has the same direction as $ \displaystyle -3\hat{i}+4\hat{j}$. Express $ \overrightarrow{{OA}}$ and $ \overrightarrow{{OB}}$ in terms of $ \hat{i}$ and $\hat{j}$ and find the magnitude of $ \overrightarrow{{AB}}.$

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   (b).  Find the coordinates of the stationary points of the curve $y = x\ln x - 2x$. Determine whether it is a maximum or a minimum point.

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Target Mathematics ၏ အစဉ်အလာအတိုင်း တက္ကသိုလ်ဝင်တန်း စာမေးပွဲကို ဝင်ရောက်ဖြေဆိုကြမည့် ကျောင်းသား/သူတို့အတွက် လေ့ကျင့်ရန် မေးခွန်းတစ်စုံ တင်ပြလိုက်ပါသည်။ လေ့ကျင့်ဖြေဆိုကြစေလိုပါသည်။ အဖြေများကို နောက်ရက်တွင် ဆက်လက် ဖော်ပြပေးပါမည်။
1.        Find the unit vector in the direction of $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{PQ}}$ where $ \displaystyle P$ and $ \displaystyle Q$ are points $ \displaystyle (2, 3)$ and $ \displaystyle (7, – 9)$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ \ P\operatorname{and}\ Q\ \text{are points}\ (2,3)\ \operatorname{and}\ (7,-9).\\\\\therefore \ \ \overrightarrow{{OP}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 2 \\ 3 \end{array}} \right)\ \operatorname{and}\ \ \overrightarrow{{OQ}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 7 \\ {-9} \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{PQ}}=\overrightarrow{{OQ}}-\ \overrightarrow{{OP}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 7 \\ {-9} \end{array}} \right)-\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 2 \\ 3 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 5 \\ {-12} \end{array}} \right)\\\\\therefore \ \ \left| {\ \overrightarrow{{PQ}}} \right|=\sqrt{{{{5}^{2}}+{{{\left( {-12} \right)}}^{2}}}}=13\\\\\therefore \ \ \text{The unit vector in }\\\ \ \ \ \text{the direction of}\ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{{\overrightarrow{{PQ}}}}{{\left| {\ \overrightarrow{{PQ}}} \right|}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{{13}}\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 5 \\ {-12} \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {\displaystyle \frac{5}{{13}}} \\ {-\displaystyle \frac{{12}}{{13}}} \end{array}} \right)\end{array}$

2.        Given that $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OP}}=\widehat{\text{i}}+2\widehat{\text{j}}$ and $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OQ}}=7\widehat{\text{i}}-4\widehat{\text{j}}$. Find the position vector of a point $ \displaystyle R$ which lies on the line $ \displaystyle PQ$ such that $ \displaystyle PR : RQ = 2 : 1$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OP}}=\widehat{\text{i}}+2\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OQ}}=7\widehat{\text{i}}-4\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ PR:RQ=2:1\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \text{By section formula},\ \\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OR}}=\displaystyle \frac{{\left( {1\times \overrightarrow{{OP}}} \right)+\left( {2\times \overrightarrow{{OQ}}} \right)}}{{1+2}}\ \\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{3}\ \left[ {\widehat{\text{i}}+2\widehat{\text{j}}+2\left( {7\widehat{\text{i}}-4\widehat{\text{j}}} \right)} \right]\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =5\widehat{\text{i}}-2\widehat{\text{j}}\end{array}$

3.        If $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OA}}=-5\widehat{\text{i}}+6\widehat{\text{j}}$, $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OB}}=2\widehat{\text{i}}+5\widehat{\text{j}}$ and $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OC}}=9\widehat{\text{i}}+4\widehat{\text{j}}$, show that $ \displaystyle A, B$ and $ \displaystyle C$ are collinear.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OA}}=-5\widehat{\text{i}}+6\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OB}}=2\widehat{\text{i}}+5\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OC}}=9\widehat{\text{i}}+4\widehat{\text{j}}\\\ \ \ \ \ \\\therefore \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{AB}}=\overrightarrow{{OB}}-\overrightarrow{{OA}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {2\widehat{\text{i}}+5\widehat{\text{j}}} \right)-\left( {-5\widehat{\text{i}}+6\widehat{\text{j}}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =7\widehat{\text{i}}-\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{BC}}=\overrightarrow{{OC}}-\overrightarrow{{OB}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {9\widehat{\text{i}}+4\widehat{\text{j}}} \right)-\left( {2\widehat{\text{i}}+5\widehat{\text{j}}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =7\widehat{\text{i}}-\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{AB}}=\overrightarrow{{BC}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ A,B\ \operatorname{and}\ C\ \text{are collinear}.\end{array}$

4.        Given that $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OP}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} k \\ 5 \end{array}} \right)$, $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OQ}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-2} \\ 8 \end{array}} \right)$ and $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OR}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 3 \\ {11} \end{array}} \right)$. If $ \displaystyle P, Q$ and $ \displaystyle R$ are collinear, find the value of $ \displaystyle k$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OP}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} k \\ 5 \end{array}} \right),\\\\\ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OQ}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-2} \\ 8 \end{array}} \right),\\\\\ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OR}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 3 \\ {11} \end{array}} \right),\\\\\therefore \ \ \overrightarrow{{PQ}}=\overrightarrow{{OQ}}-\overrightarrow{{OP}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-2} \\ 8 \end{array}} \right)-\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} k \\ 5 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-2-k} \\ 3 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{QR}}=\overrightarrow{{OR}}-\overrightarrow{{OQ}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 3 \\ {11} \end{array}} \right)-\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-2} \\ 8 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 5 \\ 3 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \text{By the problem,}\ \\\\\ \ \ P,\ Q\ \operatorname{and}\ R\ \text{are collinear}.\\\\\therefore \ \ \text{Let}\ \overrightarrow{{PQ}}=h\overrightarrow{{QR}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-2-k} \\ 3 \end{array}} \right)=h\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 5 \\ 3 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-2-k} \\ 3 \end{array}} \right)=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {5h} \\ {3h} \end{array}} \right)\\\\\therefore \ \ 3h=3\\\\\ \ \ \ h=1\\\\\ \ \ \ -2-k=5h\\\\\ \ \ k=-2-5h\\\\\ \ \ k=-7\\\ \ \ \end{array}$

5.        Using a vector method, show that the points $ \displaystyle A (– 8, 10), B (– 1, 9)$ and $ \displaystyle C (6, 8)$ are collinear and hence find the ratio $ \displaystyle AB : BC$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OA}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-8} \\ {10} \end{array}} \right),\\\\\ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OB}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-1} \\ 9 \end{array}} \right),\\\\\ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OC}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 6 \\ 8 \end{array}} \right),\\\\\therefore \ \ \overrightarrow{{AB}}=\overrightarrow{{OB}}-\overrightarrow{{OA}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-1} \\ 9 \end{array}} \right)-\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-8} \\ {10} \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 7 \\ {-1} \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{BC}}=\overrightarrow{{OC}}-\overrightarrow{{OB}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 6 \\ 8 \end{array}} \right)-\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-1} \\ 9 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 7 \\ {-1} \end{array}} \right)\\\\\therefore \ \ \overrightarrow{{AB}}=\overrightarrow{{BC}}\\\\\ \ \ A,\ B\ \operatorname{and}\ C\ \text{are collinear and }\\\\\ \ \ AB:BC=1:1\ \end{array}$

6.        If $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OP}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-3} \\ 8 \end{array}} \right)$, $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OQ}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-5} \\ {14} \end{array}} \right)$ and $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OR}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 9 \\ {12} \end{array}} \right)$, show that $ \displaystyle \Delta PQR$ is a right triangle.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OP}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-3} \\ 8 \end{array}} \right),\\\\\ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OQ}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-5} \\ {14} \end{array}} \right),\\\\\ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OR}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 9 \\ {12} \end{array}} \right),\\\\\therefore \ \ \overrightarrow{{PQ}}=\overrightarrow{{OQ}}-\overrightarrow{{OP}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-5} \\ {14} \end{array}} \right)-\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-3} \\ 8 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-2} \\ 6 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\therefore \ PQ=\sqrt{{{{{\left( {-2} \right)}}^{2}}+{{6}^{2}}}}=\sqrt{{40}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{QR}}=\overrightarrow{{OR}}-\overrightarrow{{OQ}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 9 \\ {12} \end{array}} \right)-\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-5} \\ {14} \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {14} \\ {-2} \end{array}} \right)\\\\\therefore \ QR=\sqrt{{{{{14}}^{2}}+{{{\left( {-2} \right)}}^{2}}}}=\sqrt{{200}}\\\\\ \overrightarrow{{PR}}=\overrightarrow{{OR}}-\overrightarrow{{OP}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 9 \\ {12} \end{array}} \right)-\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-3} \\ 8 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {12} \\ 4 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\therefore \ \ PR=\sqrt{{{{{12}}^{2}}+{{4}^{2}}}}=\sqrt{{160}}\\\\\ \ \ \ P{{Q}^{2}}+P{{R}^{2}}=40+160=200\\\\\ \ \ \ Q{{R}^{2}}=200\\\\\therefore \ \ P{{Q}^{2}}+P{{R}^{2}}=\ Q{{R}^{2}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \Delta PQR\ \text{is a right triangle}\text{.}\end{array}$

7.        If the position vectors of the points $ \displaystyle A, B$ and $ \displaystyle C$ are $ \displaystyle 9\widehat{\text{i}}+6\widehat{\text{j}}$, $ \displaystyle 4\widehat{\text{i}}+3\widehat{\text{j}}$ and $\displaystyle -5\widehat{\text{i}}+8\widehat{\text{j}}$ respectively, show that the $ \displaystyle \Delta ABC$ is an obtuse triangle.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OA}}=9\widehat{\text{i}}+6\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OB}}=4\widehat{\text{i}}+3\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OC}}=-5\widehat{\text{i}}+8\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{AB}}=\overrightarrow{{OB}}-\overrightarrow{{OA}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =-5\widehat{\text{i}}-3\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ A{{B}^{2}}={{\left( {-5} \right)}^{2}}+{{\left( {-3} \right)}^{2}}=34\\\\\therefore \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{BC}}=\overrightarrow{{OC}}-\overrightarrow{{OB}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =-9\widehat{\text{i}}+5\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ B{{C}^{2}}={{\left( {-9} \right)}^{2}}+{{5}^{2}}=106\\\\\therefore \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{AC}}=\overrightarrow{{OC}}-\overrightarrow{{OA}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =-14\widehat{\text{i}}+2\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ A{{C}^{2}}={{\left( {-14} \right)}^{2}}+{{2}^{2}}=200\\\\\therefore \ \ \ A{{B}^{2}}+B{{C}^{2}}=140\\\\\therefore \ \ \ A{{C}^{2}}>A{{B}^{2}}+B{{C}^{2}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ \Delta ABC\ \text{is an obtuse triangle}\text{.}\end{array}$

8.        The position vectors of the points A, B, and C are $ \displaystyle \left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 5 \\ 2 \end{array}} \right)$, $ \displaystyle \left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 3 \\ {-4} \end{array}} \right)$ and $ \displaystyle \left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-1} \\ 4 \end{array}} \right)$ respectively. Prove that $ \displaystyle \Delta ABC$ is an isosceles right triangle.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OA}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 5 \\ 2 \end{array}} \right),\\\\\ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OB}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 3 \\ {-4} \end{array}} \right),\\\\\ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OC}}=\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-1} \\ 4 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \overrightarrow{{AB}}=\overrightarrow{{OB}}-\overrightarrow{{OA}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 3 \\ {-4} \end{array}} \right)-\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 5 \\ 2 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-2} \\ {-6} \end{array}} \right)\\\\\therefore \ \ AB=\sqrt{{{{{\left( {-2} \right)}}^{2}}+{{{\left( {-6} \right)}}^{2}}}}=\sqrt{{40}}\\\\\ \ \ \overrightarrow{{BC}}=\overrightarrow{{OC}}-\overrightarrow{{OB}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-1} \\ 4 \end{array}} \right)-\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 3 \\ {-4} \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-4} \\ 8 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\therefore \ \ BC=\sqrt{{{{{\left( {-4} \right)}}^{2}}+{{8}^{2}}}}=\sqrt{{80}}\\\\\ \ \ \overrightarrow{{AC}}=\overrightarrow{{OC}}-\overrightarrow{{OA}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-1} \\ 4 \end{array}} \right)-\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} 5 \\ 2 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {-6} \\ 2 \end{array}} \right)\\\\\therefore \ \ AC=\sqrt{{{{{\left( {-6} \right)}}^{2}}+{{2}^{2}}}}=\sqrt{{40}}\\\\\therefore \ \ AB=AC\\\\\ \ \ \ A{{B}^{2}}+A{{C}^{2}}=40+40=80=B{{C}^{2}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ \Delta ABC\ \text{is an isosceles right triangle}\text{.}\end{array}$

9.        $ \displaystyle OABC$ is a parallelogram such that $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OA}}=5\widehat{\text{i}}+3\widehat{\text{j}}$ and $ \displaystyle \overrightarrow{{OC}}=-2\widehat{\text{i}}+\widehat{\text{j}}$. Find the unit vector in the direction of $ \displaystyle \ \overrightarrow{{OB}}$ and $ \displaystyle \ \overrightarrow{{AC}}$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OA}}=5\widehat{\text{i}}+3\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OC}}=-2\widehat{\text{i}}+\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ OABC\ \text{is a parallelogram}.\\\\\therefore \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OB}}=\overrightarrow{{OA}}+\overrightarrow{{OC}}\ \ \ \left( {\because \text{parallelogram rule}\text{.}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OB}}=5\widehat{\text{i}}+3\widehat{\text{j}}-2\widehat{\text{i}}+\widehat{\text{j}}=3\widehat{\text{i}}+4\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ OB=\sqrt{{{{3}^{2}}+{{4}^{2}}}}=5\\\\\therefore \ \ \ \text{the unit vector in }\\\ \ \ \ \ \text{the direction of}\ \overrightarrow{{OB}}=\displaystyle \frac{{\overrightarrow{{OB}}}}{{OB}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{5}\left( {3\widehat{\text{i}}+4\widehat{\text{j}}} \right)\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \text{Again}\ \overrightarrow{{AC}}=\overrightarrow{{OC}}-\overrightarrow{{OA}}\\\ \ \\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{AC}}=\left( {-2\widehat{\text{i}}+\widehat{\text{j}}} \right)-\left( {5\widehat{\text{i}}+3\widehat{\text{j}}} \right)=-7\widehat{\text{i}}-2\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ AC=\sqrt{{{{{\left( {-7} \right)}}^{2}}+{{{\left( {-2} \right)}}^{2}}}}=\sqrt{{53}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ \text{the unit vector in }\\\ \ \ \ \ \text{the direction of}\ \overrightarrow{{AC}}=\displaystyle \frac{{\overrightarrow{{AC}}}}{{AC}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\displaystyle \frac{1}{{\sqrt{{53}}}}\left( {-7\widehat{\text{i}}-2\widehat{\text{j}}} \right)\end{array}$

10.       Given that the position vectors of the points $ \displaystyle A, B$ and $ \displaystyle C$ relative to origin $ \displaystyle O$ are $ \displaystyle -\widehat{\text{i}}+\widehat{\text{j}}$, $ \displaystyle 5\widehat{\text{i}}+\widehat{\text{j}}$ and $ \displaystyle p\widehat{\text{i}}+q\widehat{\text{j}}$ respectively. If $ \displaystyle \Delta ABC$ is equilateral, find the possible values of $ \displaystyle p$ and $ \displaystyle q$.

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$ \displaystyle \begin{array}{l}\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OA}}=-\widehat{\text{i}}+\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OB}}=5\widehat{\text{i}}+\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{OC}}=p\widehat{\text{i}}+q\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{AB}}=\overrightarrow{{OB}}-\overrightarrow{{OA}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =6\widehat{\text{i}}\\\\\therefore \ \ \ AB=6\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{BC}}=\overrightarrow{{OC}}-\overrightarrow{{OB}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {p-5} \right)\widehat{\text{i}}+\left( {q-1} \right)\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ BC=\sqrt{{{{{\left( {p-5} \right)}}^{2}}+{{{\left( {q-1} \right)}}^{2}}}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \overrightarrow{{AC}}=\overrightarrow{{OC}}-\overrightarrow{{OA}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ =\left( {p+1} \right)\widehat{\text{i}}+\left( {q-1} \right)\widehat{\text{j}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ AC=\sqrt{{{{{\left( {p+1} \right)}}^{2}}+{{{\left( {q-1} \right)}}^{2}}}}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ \text{Since }\Delta ABC\ \text{is equilateral,}\\\\\ \ \ \ \ AB=BC=AC=6.\\\\\therefore \ \ \sqrt{{{{{\left( {p-5} \right)}}^{2}}+{{{\left( {q-1} \right)}}^{2}}}}=6\\\\\ \ \ \ {{\left( {p-5} \right)}^{2}}+{{\left( {q-1} \right)}^{2}}=36\\\\\ \ \ \ {{p}^{2}}+{{q}^{2}}-10p-2q=10\ ---(1)\\\\\ \ \ \ \text{Similarly,}\\\\\ \ \ \ \sqrt{{{{{\left( {p+1} \right)}}^{2}}+{{{\left( {q-1} \right)}}^{2}}}}=6\\\\\ \ \ \ {{\left( {p+1} \right)}^{2}}+{{\left( {q-1} \right)}^{2}}=36\\\\\ \ \ \ {{p}^{2}}+{{q}^{2}}+2p-2q=34\ ---(2)\\\\\ \ \ \ \text{By (2)}-\text{(1),}\\\text{ }\\\ \ \ \ 12p=24\\\\\therefore \ \ p=2\\\\\ \ \ \ \text{Substituting}\ p=2\text{ in (1),}\\\text{ }\\\therefore \ \ 4+{{q}^{2}}-20-2q=10\\\ \\\ \ \ \ {{q}^{2}}-2q=26\\\\\ \ \ \ {{q}^{2}}-2q+1=27\\\\\ \ \ \ {{(q-1)}^{2}}=27\\\\\ \ \ \ q-1=\pm \sqrt{{27}}\\\\\ \ \ \ q=1\pm 3\sqrt{3}\end{array}$