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Trial WACE Examination, 2012

Question/Answer Booklet

MATHEMATICS 3CD
Section One:
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Student Number:

In figures
In words

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Time allowed for this section


Reading time before commencing work: five minutes
Working time for this section:
fifty minutes

Materials required/recommended for this section


To be provided by the supervisor
This Question/Answer Booklet
Formula Sheet

To be provided by the candidate


Standard items: pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, eraser, correction fluid/tape, ruler, highlighters
Special items:

nil

Important note to candidates


No other items may be used in this section of the examination. It is your responsibility to ensure
that you do not have any unauthorised notes or other items of a non-personal nature in the
examination room. If you have any unauthorised material with you, hand it to the supervisor
before reading any further.

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Structure of this paper


Number of
questions
available

Number of
questions to
be answered

Working time
(minutes)

Marks
available

Percentage
of exam

Section One:
Calculator-free

50

50

33

Section Two:
Calculator-assumed

13

13

100

100

67

Total

150

100

Section

Instructions to candidates
1.

The rules for the conduct of Western Australian external examinations are detailed in the
Year 12 Information Handbook 2012. Sitting this examination implies that you agree to
abide by these rules.

2.

Write your answers in the spaces provided in this Question/Answer Booklet. Spare pages
are included at the end of this booklet. They can be used for planning your responses
and/or as additional space if required to continue an answer.
Planning: If you use the spare pages for planning, indicate this clearly at the top of the
page.
Continuing an answer: If you need to use the space to continue an answer, indicate in
the original answer space where the answer is continued, i.e. give the page number.
Fill in the number of the question(s) that you are continuing to answer at the top of the
page.

3.

Show all your working clearly. Your working should be in sufficient detail to allow your
answers to be checked readily and for marks to be awarded for reasoning. Incorrect
answers given without supporting reasoning cannot be allocated any marks. For any
question or part question worth more than two marks, valid working or justification is
required to receive full marks. If you repeat an answer to any question, ensure that you
cancel the answer you do not wish to have marked.

4.

It is recommended that you do not use pencil, except in diagrams.

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Section One: Calculator-free

MATHEMATICS 3C/3D
(50 Marks)

This section has seven (7) questions. Answer all questions. Write your answers in the spaces
provided.
Working time for this section is 50 minutes.

Question 1

(4 marks)

For the two independent events A and B , P( A) 0.3 and P( B) 0.1.


Calculate
(a)

P( B)

(1 mark)

(b)

P( A B)

(1 mark)

(c)

P( A B)

(1 mark)

(d)

P( A | B)

(1 mark)

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Question 2
Solve the system of equations

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(5 marks)

3x 2 y 6z 3
x 3 y 4z 9
2x 8 2z y

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Question 3
(a)

(b)

MATHEMATICS 3C/3D
(8 marks)

Differentiate the following with respect to x .


(i)

y 2 x3 3 x 2

(ii)

1 e3 x1

d
Simplify
dx

2e x

(Do not simplify your answer)

(2 marks)

(Do not simplify your answer)

(3 marks)

x2

t 2

dt
3
2

(3 marks)

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Question 4

(8 marks)

A function is defined by f ( x) 6 x2 2x3 .


(a)

Find the coordinates of the turning points of f ( x) and state their nature.

(b)

Find the coordinates of the point of inflection of f ( x)

(c)

Sketch the graph of y f ( x) .

(d)

What is the maximum value of f ( x) in the interval 2 x 4 ?

(3 marks)

(1 mark)

(3 marks)

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(1 mark)

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Question 5
Let f ( x)

MATHEMATICS 3C/3D

(9 marks)

1
and g ( x) e2x .
1 x

(a)

Determine the domain and range of f ( g ( x)) .

(5 marks)

(b)

Solve f ( x) 3 2x .

(4 marks)

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Question 6

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(9 marks)

x(3x

6 x)4 (3 x2 6 x) dx

(a)

Determine

(b)

Calculate the area bounded by the functions f ( x) ( x 2)2 3 and g ( x) 2x 4 .


(6 marks)

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(3 marks)

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Question 7

(7 marks)

A closed cylindrical can of radius r cm has a volume of 250 cm .


3

(a)

Show that the total surface area, A cm2, of this can is given by A

500
2 r 2 .
r
(2 marks)

(b)

Determine the exact minimum possible surface area of the can and the radius and height
required to achieve this optimum area. Justifying you have found the minimum surface
area is not required.
(5 marks)

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