## Exam-Style Questions.## Problems adapted from questions set for previous Mathematics exams. |

## 1. | GCSE Higher |

Sketch the graph of \(y=0.5^x +1\) for \(0 \le x \le 5\) labeling the y intercept.

## 2. | GCSE Higher |

Match the equation with the letter of its graph

Equation | Graph |
---|---|

$$y=3-\frac{10}{x}$$ | |

$$y=2^x$$ | |

$$y=\sin x$$ | |

$$y=x^2+7x$$ | |

$$y=x^2-8$$ | |

$$y=2-x$$ |

## 3. | IGCSE Extended |

The table shows some values (rounded to one decimal place) for the function \(y=\frac{2}{x^2}-x, x\neq 0\).

\(x\) | -3 | -2 | -1 | -0.5 | 0.5 | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

\(y\) | 3.2 | 2.5 | 8.5 | 7.5 | 1.0 | -2.8 |

(a) Complete the table of values.

(b) Draw the graph of \(y=\frac{2}{x^2}-x\) for \(-3\le x \le -0.5\) and \(0.5\le x\le 4\).

(c) Use your graph to solve the equation \(\frac{2}{x^2}-x-3=0\)

(d) Use your graph to solve the equation \(\frac{2}{x^2}-x=1-2x\)

(e) By drawing a suitable tangent, find an estimate of the gradient of the curve at the point where x = 1.

(f) Using algebra, show that you can use the graph at \(y=0\) to find \(\sqrt[3]2\)

## 4. | GCSE Higher |

(a) Find the coordinates of the point at which the curve \(y = k^x\) intersects the y-axis.

The equation of circle \(A\) is \(x^2+y^2=25\). This circle is translated by the vector \( \begin{pmatrix} 0 \\ 4 \\ \end{pmatrix} \) to give circle \(B\).

(b) Draw a sketch of circle \(B\) clearly labelling the points of intersection with the y-axis.

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