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Problems adapted from questions set for previous Mathematics exams.

1.

GCSE Higher

The graph of a quadratic function, \(y=f(x)\) is shown drawn accurately in the following diagram. Write down all the integer solutions of \(f(x) \le 0\).

Diagram

2.

GCSE Higher

The diagram below is a sketch of \(y = f(x)\) where \(f(x)\) is a quadratic function.

The graph intersects the x-axis where \(x=-2\) and \(x = 0.5\).

Parabola

Which of the following is the solution of \(f(x) \le 0\) ?


3.

GCSE Higher

Describe the unshaded (white) region by writing down three inequalities.

Inequalities

4.

GCSE Higher

On the grid below indicate the region that satisfies all three of these inequalities.

$$y>-2$$ $$x+y<5$$ $$y-1 \le \frac{x}{2}$$ Grid

5.

GCSE Higher

A region on a coordinate grid is described by the following three inequalities:

$$x>-2$$ $$x+y<7$$ $$y \ge \frac{x}{3}+2$$

By shading the unwanted regions show the region on the grid below.

Grid

6.

GCSE Higher

By shading the unwanted regions, show the region satisfied by these three inequalities.

$$ y \le x + 3 $$ $$ y> 4-x $$ $$ x < 2.5 $$ Grid

7.

GCSE Higher

Solve the following inequalities then explain how the whole number solutions to A and B different.

$$A: 5 \le 5x \lt 30$$ $$B: 5 \lt 5x \le 30$$

8.

GCSE Higher

Show that you understand equations and inequalities by answering the following:

(a) Solve \(5x^2=80\)

(b) Solve \(8x + 2 \gt x + 7\)

(c) Write down the largest integer that satisfies \(8x - 2 \lt 25\)

(d) Solve the following pair of equations

$$3x + 5y = 21$$ $$8x - 5y = 1$$

9.

GCSE Higher

Solve \(2x^2 + 7x - 15 <0\)


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