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CAS

Mathematical Methods Unit 2 Semester Two Exam

Year 11 CAS Semester Two Exam


Time Allowed:
Reading: 10 min
Writing: 1 hours

Student Name:_________________________________

Teacher:

Mr P Sapiano

Calculator Allowed

Mrs K Marshall

2006

Multiple choice section:


Q1 Solving for n in

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

P 2 = 34 yields n =
8

17
16
15
14
13

Q2 A hospital committee of 5 is to be selected from 5 doctors and 8


nurses. What is the probability the committee contains a majority of
nurses?

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

322/429
320/429
5/13
5/8
1

Q3 The stationary point for the parabola with equation


f(x) = 3x2 24x + 2
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

(0,2)
(4,48)
(-4,146)
(2,-34)
(4,-46)

Q4 The equation of the parabola which passes through the point (1,10
and has a gradient of 8x 1 for all values of x is
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

y = 4x2 x 2
y = 4x2 x 2
y = 8x2 6 x 1
y = 4x2 3x
y = 8x2 x 6

Q5 If f(x) = (3x + 4)2 then f '(x) =


a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

12x
2(3x +4)
9x
18x + 24
18x

Q6 For the function with the rule f(x) = x3 - 3x + 3, the average rate of
change of f(x) with respect to x between x = 2 and x = 3 is
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

21
16
5
8
4

Q7 The exact value of cos( - 330 ) is


a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

- 3
- 3 / 2
3 / 2
3

Q8 The solution to the equation 2 cosx 1 0ver the domain [ - , ] is


a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

/3, /3
/6,/6
5 / 6 ,5 / 6
2 / 3 , 2 / 3
2 / 3 , / 3

Q9 The period of the graph with equation y = 2 tan x is


a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

2
1
2
/2

Q10. The log n( 1 / n4 ) equals


a.
b.
c.
d.
e.

n/4
4n
4
n 4
4

( 10 x 1 mark = 10 marks )

Short Answer section:


Q1 A bacterial culture grows such that the number of bacteria N, after t
hours can be represented by: N = 1000 x 4 0.3t
a) Calculate how much is present after 5 hours.
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( 2 Marks )

b) How long does it take for the number to triple?


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( 4 marks )

Q2 Find the equation of the tangent and the normal to the curve with
equation f(x) = x3 + x2 - 3x + 6 at the point ( 1, 5 ).
Equation of tangent:
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( 3 marks )
Equation of normal:
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( 3 marks)

Q 3 On the set of axes below :


(i)

Sketch the graph of the trigonometric function y = (1/40)


tan(x/2) for the domain [ 0 , ] include all coordinates
of axes intercepts and indicate asymptotes with a broken
line.

(ii)

State the period of the function


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( iii ) State the range of the function.


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( 3 + 1 + 1 = 5 marks )

Q4 For the function y = 2log22x, state the:


(a) equation of the asymptote
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(b) x intercept
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(c) domain
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(d) range
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(1 + 1 + 1 + 1 = 4 marks )

Q5 Calculate the sum of the solutions to the equation 2cosx - 3 = 0


over the domain [ 0, 2 ] in exact form.
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( 3 marks)

Analysis Section:
Q1 The flowerbed is to be L shaped, as shown in the diagram. Its
perimeter is 48m.

ym

xm

xm

3y m

a) Write down an expression for the area A m2 in terms of y


and x.
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b) Find y in terms of x
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c) Write down an expression for A in terms of x


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d) Find the values of x and y which give the maximum area.
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e) Find the maximum area.
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( 5 x 2 = 10 marks )

Q2 The temperature D C inside a house at t hours after 4 a.m. is given


By

D = - 2cos (t/12) - 1 for 0 t 24.


a) Find the temperature inside the house at 8 p.m.

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b) At what time / times is the inside temperature a maximum?
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c) Sketch the graph of D for 0 t 24.
D

d) Determine the amount of time the inside temperature is above zero


degrees.
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( 4 x 2 = 8 marks )

Q3 Show, using first principles, the derivative of the function with


equation f(x) = x2 8x + 15
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( 3 marks )

Q4 Polonium is a radioactive substance. The decay of polonium is


described by the formula
M = Mo e kt

Where M is the mass of polonium left after t days, and Mo


and k are constants. At time t = 0, M = 10 gram and at t
= 140, M = 5 gram
a) Find the values of Mo and k.
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b) What will be the mass of polonium after 70 days?
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c) After how many days is the mass remaining 2 grams?
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( 2 + 2 + 2 = 6 marks )