Monday, November 23, 2015

[H2_20151123APGP] Factor Theorem with Arithmetic and Geometric Progression

Question

Introduction
     This question tests students on their knowledge of arithmetic and geometric series.  They should also be familiar with Factor Theorem and methods of dealing with polynomials.  Once parts (i) and (ii) are solved, part (iii) is quite straightforward, provided that the student remembers how to deal with surds.

Review of Important Facts

Solution



H04. Look for pattern(s)
H05. Work backwards
H10. Simplify the problem
H11. Solve part of the problem
H13* Use Equation / write a Mathematical Sentence


Suitable Levels
GCE ‘A’ Level H2 Mathematics
IB HL Mathematics
* other syllabuses that series and Factor Theorem




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