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2002 – 2011
CLASSIFIED BINOMIALS
Compiled & Edited
By

## Dr. Eltayeb Abdul Rhman

www.drtayeb.tk

First Edition
2011
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(5 + 2 3 )2 For
1 Without using a calculator, express in the form p + q 3 , where p and q are integers. Examiner’s
2+ 3
[4] Use

## 2 The coefficient of x3 in the expansion of (2 + ax)5 is 10 times the coefficient of x2 in the

ax 4
expansion of 1 + 3 . Find the value of a. [4]

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2 冢
(i) Find the coefficient of x3 in the expansion of 1 – x
2 冣 . [2]

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(ii) Find the coefficient of x3 in the expansion of (1 + 4x) 1 – x
2 冣 . [3]

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6 (i) Given that (3 + x)5 + (3 – x)5 = A + Bx2 + Cx4, find the value of A, of B and of C. [4] For
Examiner’s
Use

## 8 (i) In the binomial expansion of

is 252.
 x

k 8
x + ––3 , where k is a positive constant, the term independent of x

Evaluate k. [4]

1 – ––x4  x + ––xk3  .
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(ii) Using your value of k, find the coefficient of x4 in the expansion of [3]

(ii) Hence, using the substitution y = x2, solve, for x, the equation

## (3 + x)5 + (3 – x)5 = 1086. [4]

4 (i) Find the first three terms, in ascending powers of u, in the expansion of (2 + u)5. [2]

(ii) By replacing u with 2x – 5x2, find the coefficient of x2 in the expansion of (2 + 2x – 5x2)5.
[4]

## (ii) (1 – 4x)(1 + 3x)8. [3]

2 (i) Find the first 3 terms of the expansion, in ascending powers of x, of (1 + 3x)6. [2]

(ii) Hence find the coefficient of x2 in the expansion of (1 + 3x)6 (1 – 3x – 5x2). [3]

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## 3 (i) Find the coefficient of x 3 in the expansion of (1 – 2x)7. [2]

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1
9 (a) Calculate the term independent of x in the binomial expansion of
 x−
2x 5
 . [3]

(b) In the binomial expansion of (1 ! kx)n, where n ≥ 3 and k is a constant, the coefficients of x2
and x3 are equal. Express k in terms of n. [4]

7 Obtain

## (i) the expansion, in ascending powers of x, of (2 – x2)5,

(ii) the coefficient of x 6 in the expansion of (1 + x2)2(2 – x2)5.
[6]

## 11 (a) (i) Expand (2 + x)5. [3]

(ii) Use your answer to part (i) to find the integers a and b for which (2 + 3 )5 can be expressed
in the form a + b 3 . [3]
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(b) Find the coefficient of x in the expansion of x – 4–x  . [3]

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7 (i) Sketch the graph of y = ⏐3x + 9⏐ for –5 < x < 2, showing the coordinates of the points where the
graph meets the axes. [3]

## (iii) Solve the equation ⏐3x + 9⏐= x + 6. [3]

8 (a) (i) Write down the first 4 terms, in ascending powers of x, of the expansion of (1 – 3x)7. [3]

## (ii) Find the coefficient of x3 in the expansion of (5 + 2x)(1 – 3x)7. [2]

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(b) Find the term which is independent of x in the expansion of x2 + ––  . [3]
x

n
7 冢
The coefficient of x2 in the expansion of 1 +
x
5 冣 , where n is a positive integer, is 35 .
(i) Find the value of n. [4]

(ii) Using this value of n, find the term independent of x in the expansion of
n 2

x
5 冣冢 2–
3
x 冣. [4]

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## 2 The coefficient of x3 in the expansion of (2 + ax)5 is 10 times the coefficient of x2 in the

ax 4
expansion of 1 + 3 . Find the value of a. [4]

## 5 (i) Expand (1 + x)5. [1]

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(ii) Hence express (1 + 2 ) in the form a + b 2 , where a and b are integers. [3]
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(iii) Obtain the corresponding result for (1 – 2 ) and hence evaluate (1 + 2 ) + (1 – 2 ) . [2]

## (i) (1 + 2x)6, [2]

1 – 4(1 + 2x) .
x 6
(ii) [3]

4 (i) Find, in ascending powers of x, the first 4 terms of the expansion of (1 + x)6. [2]

## (ii) Hence find the coefficient of p3 in the expansion of (1 + p – p2)6. [3]

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(5 + 2 3 )2
1 Without using a calculator, express in the form p + q 3 , where p and q are integers.
2+ 3
[4]

2 Find the first three terms in the expansion, in ascending powers of x, of (2 + x)6 and hence obtain the
coefficient of x 2 in the expansion of (2 + x – x 2)6. [4]

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2 (i) Find the coefficient of x3 in the expansion of 1 – x
2 冢 冣 . [2]

## Find the value of n, of p and of q. [6]

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(ii) Find the coefficient of x3 in the expansion of (1 + 4x) 1 – x
2 冢 冣 . [3]

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6 Given that the coefficient of x2 in the expansion of (k + x) 2 – x ( ) is 84, find the value of the
constant k. 2
[6]

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