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# SPM Past Year Questions : AM Form 5 Chapter 4 Vectors

## SPM PAST YEAR QUESTIONS ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS

FORM 5 CHAPTER 4 : VECTORS
SPM 1993
1. Given = 2 + 3 and = 2 + . Point P is (3,-3) and point Q is (9,2). Given = + ,
where h and k are constants. Find
(a) the value of h and the value of k,
(b) the unit vector in the direction of , in terms of and .

[5 marks]

SPM 1994
2. ABCD is a parallelogram. T is the midpoint of BC. Given = 2 + 3 and =

+ , where

and are unit vectors which are parallel to x-axis and y-axis respectively. Find
(a)(i) ,

(ii) ,

in terms of and / or

[4 marks]

[1 mark]

## 3. In the diagram, LMN is a straight line where LN=4LM.

point E lies on the line KM where KM=3EM. Point F lies
on line KN where KN=3KF. Given = and = .
(a) Express and in terms of and .
(b) Determine whether points L, E and F are collinear or not.

[5 marks]

SPM 1995
4.Given = 1 + 3 and = 4 + ( 9) . If is parallel to , find
(a) the values of k,

[3 marks]

## (b) for the value of k which is bigger.

[2 marks]

5. Given = 6 and = 10. Point C lies on the straight line OA, where OC:CA = 2:1. Point D
lies on the straight line OB, where OD:DB = 2:3. The straight lines AD and BC intersect at point E
so that = and = , where h and k are constants.
(a)Express

## (b)Find the value of h and the value of k.

[3 marks]
[3 marks]

(c) Given = 3 unit, = 2 unit and the angle between OA and OB is 60. Find
(i) ,

(ii) .

[4 marks]
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## SPM Past Year Questions : AM Form 5 Chapter 4 Vectors

SPM 1996
6. Given = 7 and = 1 , find the possible values of p in the following cases.
9
(a) and are parallel,
(b) = .

[2 marks]
[2 marks]

7.In the diagram, PQRS is a quadrilateral in a plane where the line SQ intersects with the line TR at
U. Given =

, =

, = 10 , = 10, = and = + .

## (a) Find the value for m and the value of n.

(b) Hence, determine PQ:TU.
[5 marks]
SPM 1997
8.(a) If = 2 and = + 3 , find the value of p if 2 + 3 is parallel to the y-axis. [2 marks]
(b) The diagram shows = , = , and
on a square grid plane. Express in terms of and
(i) ,
(ii) .

[3 marks]

## 9. Solutions by using graph are not acceptable in this question.

OABC is a parallelogram where = 3 + 4 and = 12 + 5.
(a) Find (i)

(iii) .

[7 marks]

## (b) R is a point where = 3 + 7.

(i) Find
(ii) Determine whether O, A and R are collinear.

[3 marks]

SPM 1998
10. Solutions using defined drawing are not acceptable in this question.
Given =

2
7

. Find

(a) ,

[2 marks]

(b) .

[3 marks]

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## SPM Past Year Questions : AM Form 5 Chapter 4 Vectors

11.In the diagram, OABC is a parallelogram. Given APD,
OPC and DCB are straight lines whereas = 6,
= 12 , and OP:PC = 3:1
(a) Express in terms of a and/or c.
2

## (b) Given the area of ADB= 32 unit and the

perpendicular distance from A to DB is 4 units, find .

[5 marks]

SPM 1999
12.Given that ABCD is a parallelogram, = + 2 and = 3 3. Find
(a) ,

[2 marks]

[3 marks]

## 13. The diagram shows where P and Q are the midpoints

of OA and AB respectively, whereas OQ and BP meet at point R.
Given = , = and

and =

( 2).

[1 mark]

## (b) Find in terms of m, and and hence, find the value of m.

[4 marks]
SPM 2000
14.Given = 6 and = where k is a constant. P is a point on the line AB where
AP:PB = 1:2.

[3 marks]

## (a) Find in terms of k, and .

(b) If the line is extended to Q so that = 20 + 15, find the value of k.

## 15.In the diagram, = 5 , = 4 and = .

(a)Express (i) ,

(ii) ,

in terms of and .
[2 marks]

## (b)Given = and = . State

(i) in terms of h, and ,

[5 marks]

[2 marks]

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## SPM Past Year Questions : AM Form 5 Chapter 4 Vectors

SPM 2001
16.Solutions by using graphs are not acceptable in this question.
Given = 2 , = + 3 , P(1,-2) and Q(5,3). If = + where m and n are constants,
find

[4 marks]

[1 mark]

## 17.The diagram shows a quadrilateral ABCD where

= , = and = , where h and k are
constants. If = 2 +
(a) the value of h and k,

+
1
2

, find

(b) the area of triangle ABC if the area of triangle ABD is 20 unit squares.

[5 marks]

SPM 2002
18. ABCD is a parallelogram. Given = +

## , = + 4 and = 4 + , where h and k are

constants.
(a) Calculate the value of h and the value of k.

[3 marks]

## (b) Hence, calculate the length of the diagonal .

[2 marks]

19. Given = + 8 and = 18 4, where m is a constant. Find the possible values of m if:
(a) = 20,
(b) points P, Q and R are on a straight line.

[5 marks]

SPM 2003
20.The diagram shows two vectors, and . Express
(a) in the form of

[2 marks]

## 21. = 2 + 3, = 4 , = + , where h and k are constants. Use the

information above to find the value of h and the value of k when = 3 2.
[3 marks]

22. The diagram shows a parallelogram ABCD where BED is a straight line. Given = 6, = 4
and DE=2EB, express, in terms of and :

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(a)
(b)
[4 marks]

23. Given =

, =

, and =

, find

[2 marks]

[2 marks]

## (c) the value of k, if is parallel with .

[2 marks]

SPM 2004
24. Given O(0,0), A(-3,4) and B(2,16), find in terms of unit vector, and ,
(a) ,

## (b) the unit vector in the direction of .

[4 marks]

25. Given A(-2,6), B(4,2) and C(m,p), find the values of m and p such that + 2 = 10 12.
[4 marks]
26. The diagram shows the triangle OAB. The straight line AP intersect the straight line OQ at
point R. Given that, =

, = 6 and = 2.

(i) ,

(ii) .

[4 marks]

## (b)(i) Given = , state in terms of h, and . [2marks]

(ii) Given = , state in terms of k, and . [2marks]
(c) By using and from (b), find the value of h and the value of k.
SPM 2005

## 27. The diagram shows vector drawn

on a Cartesian plane.
(a) Express in the form of

of .
[2 marks]

[4 marks]

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## SPM Past Year Questions : AM Form 5 Chapter 4 Vectors

28. The diagram shows a rectangle OPQR,
drawn on a Cartesian plane. Given that
= 6 + 4 and = 4 + 5 .
Find .
[3 marks]
29. In the diagram , ABCD is a quadrilateral. AED and EFC are straight lines. Given that
AB = 20x, AE = 8y, DC = 25 24, AE =
=

(i) ,

(ii) .

[3 marks]

## (b) Prove that points B, F and D are collinear. [3 marks]

(c) If = 2 and = 3 , find .

[2 marks]

SPM 2006
30. The diagram shows two vectors, and .
Express
(a) in the form

## (b) in the form + .

[2 marks]

31.The points P,Q and R are collinear. It is given that = 6 + 4 and = 3 + (1 + ), where k
is a constant. Find
(a) the value of k,
(b) the ratio of PQ:QR.

[4 marks]

= 2, = 6 , =

and =

.
[2 marks]

## (b) Point F lies inside the trapezium ABCD such that

2 = , where m is a constant.
(i) Express , in terms of m, and .
(ii) Hence, If the point A, F and C are collinear, find the value of m.

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[5 marks]

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## SPM Past Year Questions : AM Form 5 Chapter 4 Vectors

SPM 2007
33.The given diagram shows a rectangle OABC
and the point D lies on the straight line OB. It is given
that OD=3DB. Express in terms of and .
[3 marks]
34. The following information refers to the vectors and . Find
(a) the vector 2 ,
(b) the unit vector in the direction of 2 .

[4 marks]

35. The given diagram shows the triangle AOB. The point P lies on OA and the point Q lies on AB.
The straight line BP intersects the straight line OQ at the point S. It is given that OA:OP = 4:1,
AB:AQ = 2:1, = 8, = 6.
(a) Express in terms of and/or :
(i) ,

(ii)

[3 marks]

## (b) Using = and = , where h and k are

constants, find the value of h and of k.

[5 marks]

= 90, find .

[2 marks]

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