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# Crescent Girls School Secondary 3 Mathematics D Past Years Examination Questions

## (1997 2001) Topic: Graphs

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The following is a table of values for the equation y = 28 + 4 x 3 x 2 . Complete the table. x y -3 -11 -2 8 -1 0 28 1 2 24 3 4 -4 5 -27

## (a) (b) (c)

Using 2 cm along the x-axis to represent 1 unit and 1 cm along the y-axis to represent 5 units, draw the graph of y = 28 + 4 x 3 x 2 for 3 x 5 . By drawing a tangent, find the gradient of the curve y = 28 + 4 x 3 x 2 at the point where x = 3 . Leave your answer to the nearest whole number. By drawing a suitable graph on the same axis, solve the equation 3 x 2 3 x = 18 .

## (2000 Mid SB Q4)

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Answer the whole of this question on a sheet of graph paper. The number of germs, n, in a colony after t hours is given by the equation n = 50( 2 t ) . Some corresponding values of n and t are given in the table. t n 0 50 1 100 2 p 3 400 4 800 5 1600 6 q 7 6400

## (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) On

Find the values of p and of q. Using a horizontal scale of 2 cm to represent 1 hour and a vertical scale of 2 cm to represent 1 000 germs, draw the graph of n against t. By drawing a tangent, find the gradient of the graph when t = 5.5 . State briefly what this gradient represents. Find the number of germs in the colony after 2.5 hours. The number of germs in another colony is given by the equation n = 4000 500t . On the same axes, draw a graph to represent the number of germs in this colony and find when the populations of germs in the two colonies are equal.
(1997 Final SB Q6)

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## The variables x and y are connected by the equation y =

Some corresponding values of x and y are given in the following table. x y (i) (ii) (iii) (iv) -2 4 -1 0 0 -1 1 -0.8 2 0 3 1.14 4 2.5 5 k

2( x + 1)( x 2) . x +4

Calculate the value of k. Taking 2 cm to represent 1 unit on each axis, draw the graph of for values of x in the range 2 x 5 . By adding a suitable straight line to your graph, solve the equation ( x +1)( x 2) = x + 4 . By drawing a suitable tangent, estimate the gradient of the curve at x = 1 .
(1997 Mid SB Q5)

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Two variables, x and y are connected by the equation y = 2 + The table shows some corresponding values of x and y. x y 0.25 10 0.5 6 1 4 2 A 3 2.67 4 2.5 5 b

2 . x

6 2.33

## (a) (b) (c) (d)

Find the values of a and b. Using a scale of 2 cm to 1 unit on the x and y axes, plot the graph of the given equation for 0 x 6 and 0 y 10 . By drawing a tangent, find the gradient of the curve at x = 1 . By drawing a suitable straight line on the same axes, solve the equation
2 =4x. x x+4 , x 1 , x +1
(1998 Final SB Q5)

## 5. (a) (b) 6(a) (b) 7.

Given that f : x

evaluate (i) f ( 2) (ii) f 1 (3) find the values of b such that f (b) = b Given that f ( x) = ax + b , f (3) = 4 and f Hence, find the inverse function f 1 ( x ) .
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## (7) =1 , find the values of a and b.

(1998 Final SA Q8)

The following is an incomplete table of values for the graph of s = 6 t 2 . T S -4 -2 -3 a -2 4 -1 b 0 6 1 5.5 2 c 3 1.5 4 -2
2

1 2

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(a) (b)

Calculate the missing values of s. Using a scale of 2 cm to represent 1 unit on each axis, draw the graph of the function for values of 4 t 4 . (c) Use your graph to find (i) the equation of the line of symmetry, (ii) the value of s when t = 2.2 and (iii) the coordinates of the point where the value of s is maximum. (d) Use your graph to estimate the solutions of the equation t 2 + t 10 = 0 .

## (1999 Final SB Q2)

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Answer the whole of this question on a single sheet of graph paper. The variables x and y are connected by the equation,
y= 12 x . x

Some of the corresponding values of x and y are given in the table below. X Y (a) (b) 1 11 1.5 6.5 2 4 3 1 4 -1 5 a 6 -4 8 -6.5

Calculate the value of a. Using a scale of 2 cm to represent 1 unit on the horizontal axis and 2 cm to represent 2 units on the vertical axis, draw the graph of y =
12 x for 1 x 8 . x 12 x at the point x

## By drawing a tangent, find the gradient of the curve y =

x =2.
12 x 3 = 2 x x (ii) x 2 + 2 x 12 = 0 . 2x + 5 , find 3 2) , the value of f (

By drawing another line on your graph, find the solution of the equations:

## 9. (a) (b) 10. (i)

(ii)

Given that f : x

an expression for f

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2x 2 x 4. Find x 4,

## (1997 Final SA Q4)

A function is defined as g ( x) =
g ( 1)

the value of k if g (k ) = k .

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## Answer the whole of this question on a single sheet of graph paper.

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The variables x and y are connected by the equation, y = x 2 + x 6 . Some of the corresponding values of x and y are given in the table below.

x
y

-4 6

-3 a

-2 -4

-1 -6

0 -6

1 b

2 0

3 6

(a) Calculate the values of a and of b. (b) Using a scale of 2 cm to represent 1 unit on the x-axis and 1 cm to represent 1 unit on the y-axis, draw the graph of y = x 2 + x 6 for 4 x 3 . (c) By drawing a straight line, find the x-coordinate on the curve y = x 2 + x 6 where the gradient is 2. (d) By drawing another line on your graph, find the solutions of the equation
4 x 2 8x 8 = 0 .
(2001 Final SB Q5)

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