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# Year 12 Trial Exam Paper

2014
SPECIALIST MATHEMATICS
Written examination 1

Worked solutions

## This book presents:

worked solutions, giving you a series of points to show
you how to work through the questions
mark allocations
tips on how to approach the questions

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Question 1a.
Worked solution
Im(z)
3

(2, 0)

(-1, 0)
-5

-4

-3

-2

-1

Re(z)

-1

-2

-3

## y is a ray starting from (2, 0) at angle to the positive real axis.

Arg( z 2) =
tan 1

x2
y is a ray starting from (1, 0) at angle to the positive real axis.
Arg( z + 1) =
tan 1

x +1
Since Arg(z 2) = Arg(z + 1),
y
y
1
1
=
=
tan

tan

x2
x +1

y
y
=
x 2 x +1
y=
0

=
tan =
(0) 0 or .
Arg( z 2) = Arg( z + 1) along the real axis.
For = 0 , x > 2 x > 1 x > 2.
For = , x < 2 x < 1 x < 1.

## 1 mark for justifying = 0 or .

1 mark for the correct ray from (2, ).
1 mark for the correct ray from ( , 1).

Question 1b.
Worked solution
P ( z ) = z 3 (4 + i ) z 2 + (5 + 4i ) z 5i
= ( z i )( z 2 4 z + 5)
= ( z i )( z 2 4 z + 4 + 1)
=( z i )[( z 2) 2 + 1]
P( z ) =
( z i )( z 2 + i )( z 2 i )
The other factors are ( z 2 + i ) and ( z 2 i ).

## 1 mark for the correct factor ( z 2 + i ) .

1 mark for the correct factor ( z 2 i ) .

Question 2
Worked solution
log e x
x
x =1 y =
0
y=

log e x
V =
. dx
x

1
e

(log e x ) 2
. dx
x
1

Let u = log e x
du 1

=
dx x
x = e u = log e (e) =1
x =1 u =log e (1) =0
1

V = u2.
0

du
. dx
dx

= u 2 . du
0
1

u3
=
3 0
1

= 0

3
=

cubic units

## 1 mark for the correct integral representing the volume.

1 mark for using the appropriate substitution to antidifferentiate.
1 mark for correctly antidifferentiating.
1 mark for the correct answer.

Question 3
Worked solution
ye x

+2x

+ xe y =2 x + 1

2
d
d
( ye x + 2 x + xe y )=
(2 x + 1)
dx
dx
2
dy 2
dy
2
(2 x + 2). e x + 2 x . y + . e x + 2 x + e y + xe y . =
dx
dx
2
dy 2
2
(2 x + 2). e x + 2 x . y + e y + (e x + 2 x + xe y ) =
dx
2
dy x2 + 2 x
(e
+ xe y ) =
2 (2 x + 2). e x + 2 x . y e y
dx

dy 2 (2 x + 2). e x + 2 x . y e y
=
2
dx
( e x + 2 x + xe y )
2

## Substituting (0, 1) gives:

dy 2 2e0 .1 e1
=
dx
( e 0 + 0)

= e
The gradient of the normal is

1
.
e

1
( x 0)= e 1 x is the equation of the normal.
e
y =1 + e 1 x

1
y =

## 1 mark for differentiating correctly.

dy
1 mark for correctly evaluating
at (0, 1).
dx
1 mark for the correct equation of the normal.

Tip

## The relation must be differentiated implicitly to obtain the gradient.

Question 4a.
Worked solution

r=
tan (t )i + tj , where t 0, .
2
x = tan t
t =
tan 1 x
y =t
tan 1 x
y =

t 0, 0 tan 1 x <
2
2

## tan 0 x < tan

2
Domain is [0, ).
Mark allocation: 2 marks

## 1 mark for the correct Cartesian equation.

1 mark for the correct domain.

Question 4b.
Worked solution

f ( x) = tan 1 x
1
f ( x) =
1 + x2
Mark allocation: 1 mark

Question 4c.
Worked solution
y

y = 1 + x2

3
2
dy =
dy
1
= 1 22
dx
dx (11++ xx )

(0, 1) o

-4

-3

-2

-1

-1
-2

-3
-4

## 1 mark for the correct maximum turning point and asymptotes.

1 mark for a correctly shaped curve.

Tip

Sketch the graph of y = 1 + x2, then obtain the graph of its reciprocal.

y=0

Question 5a.i.
Worked solution
N
motion
80g

R =N 80 g =
80 0.2
N = 80( g + 0.2) = 80 10 = 800
800
kg.
g

## 1 mark for the correct answer.

Question 5a.ii.
Worked solution

N = 60 g
R = 60 g 80 g = 80 a
80a = 20 g
20 g g
=
a
=
80
4
g
The acceleration is
m/s2 .
4
Mark allocation: 1 mark

Tip

Question 5b.
Worked solution

## R = 500 g 0.6 x 2 = 500a

a = g 0.0012 x 2
a=

d 1 2
2
v = g 0.0012 x
dx 2

v2
= gx 0.0004 x 3 + c
2
v 2 =
2 gx 0.0008 x 3 + 2c
But when x = 0, v = 0.
2c =
0
2
v = 2 gx 0.0008 x 3
When x = 50 :

## v 2 = 100 g 0.0008 125 1000

v 2 = 100 g 100 = 100( g 1)

=
v 10 g 1
So a = 10 and b = 1.
Mark allocation: 3 marks

## 1 mark for the correct acceleration.

1 mark for correctly expressing v2 in terms of x.
1 mark for evaluating a and b correctly.

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Question 6
Worked solution

AB
= 2b 2 a

b~ a~
AE =

CE =CA + AE =2 a~ + (b~ a)
=a~ + b~
~

CF = b~

AF =
CA + CF =
2 a~ + b~

CM
= kCE
= k (a~ + b)
~

FM =CF + CM = b~ + k (a~ + b)
~

FM = k a~ + ( k 1) b~

= 2 a~ b~
FA =
CF + CA

k k 1
=
2
1
k = 2k 2

3k = 2
2
k=
3
2
CM =
CE
3
1
ME =
CE
3

## Point M divides CE in the ratio 2 :1.

Mark allocation: 4 marks

## 1 mark for correctly finding FM .

1 mark for obtaining the correct value of k.

Tip

## If two vectors a~ and b~ are parallel, then a~ = k b.

~

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Question 7
Worked solution

dJ
J

dt
dJ
= kJ
dt
dt 1 1 1
=
=
dJ kJ k J
1 1
t = dJ
k J
1
t log e J + c
=
k
Or

t = A log e J + c
t = 0, J = J o

A log e J o + c = 0
c = log
A e Jo
t = A log e J A log e J o
t = A log e
When t = 0.1, J is
0.1 = A log e
A=

J
Jo

1
th of its original strength,=
J 101 J o .
10

101 J o
= A log e 10
Jo

0.1
log e 10

=
t

0.1
J
log e
Jo
log e 10

J 106 J o .
=
t

0.1
106 J o
log e
Jo
log e 10

=
t

0.1
log e 106
log e 10

0.1
6log e 10
log e 10
t=
0.6 s

=
t

13

## Mark allocation: 4 marks

dJ
correctly.
dt
1 mark for correctly antidifferentiating to express t as a function of J.
1 mark for expressing t in terms of J and J o .
1 mark for the correct answer.
1 mark for setting up a differential equation for

Tip

Let Jo represent the original value of the electric current, or simply let Jo = 1
or any arbitrary number.

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Question 8
Worked solution

sec (4 ) = 8
1
cos (4 ) =
8
1
2 cos2 (2 ) 1 =
8
9
2 cos2 (2 ) =
8
9
cos2 (2 ) =
16

3
cos(2
=
)
since 0 2 .
4
4
3
2 cos2 ( ) 1 =
4
7
2 cos2 ( ) =
4
7
cos2 ( ) =
8

7
=
cos( )
since 0 .
8
8

87 =
1 (Pythagoras theorem)

1
tan( ) =
7

15

## 1 mark for correctly evaluating cos(2 ).

1 mark for correctly evaluating cos( ).
1 mark for the correct answer.

Tip

## Use the identity=

cos(2a ) 2 cos 2 (a ) 1 .

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Question 9a.
Worked solution

x
1 + x2
1 (1 + x 2 ) x 2 x

f ( x) =
2
(1 + x 2 )
f ( x) =

f ( x ) =

1 + x2 2 x2

(1 + x )
(1 x )
f ( x ) =
(1 + x )

2 2

2 2

## 1 mark for differentiating correctly.

Question 9b.
Worked solution
x -intercepts:
a (1 x 2 ) =
0
a (1 x )(1 + x ) =
0
x=
1 or x =
1

a (1 x 2 )
(1 + x 2 )2 .dx
1
1

Area =

ax
=
2
1 + x 1
a a
=

2 2
=a
The area is a square units.

## 1 mark for correctly finding the x-intercepts.

1 mark for antidifferentiating correctly.
1 mark for the correct answer.

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Question 10a.
Worked solution
branch

post
3T N

tyre
TN
8g N

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Question 10b.
Worked solution

3T

8g
T

( 3T ) 2
T 2 + (8 g ) 2 =
3T 2
T 2 + 64 g 2 =
64 g 2
2T 2 =
T 2 = 32 g 2
T=
4 2g

## 1 mark for correctly setting up a triangle of forces.

1 mark for the correct answer.

Tip

## Three forces acting on a particle that is in equilibrium can be expressed as a

triangle of forces.