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A curve has equation
Y=x^3+px^2+qx-45
The curve passes through point R (2,3)
The gradient of the curve is 8
Find p and q
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I got p= -12 and q=44 but not sure
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I’m on my phone on a lunch break but as a starting point:

From the information given, you know that when x = 2, y = 3. You also know that when x = 3, y = 11. EDIT: no you don’t

You can put in those values and try to solve by trial and error, or by using simultaneous equations.
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A curve has equation
Y=x^3+px^2+qx-45
The curve passes through point R (2,3)
The gradient of the curve is 8
Find p and q
Dont you differentiate, then substitute x and make dy/dx=8. That makes one equation.
Then substitute coordinates into f(x) to get other equation, then solve simultaneously
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I got the same answer as you.
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I got p= -12 and q=44 but not sure
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EDIT: I WAS WRONG DONT DO THIS


3 = 2^3 + p(2^2) + q(2) - 45
= 8 + 4p + 2q - 45
= 4p + 2q - 37

11 = 3^3 + p(3^2) + q(3) - 45
= 27 + 9p + 3q - 45
= 9p + 3q - 18

Therefore

4p + 2q = 40
9p + 3q = 29
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(Original post by MyMaths&chill)
I’m on my phone on a lunch break but as a starting point:

From the information given, you know that when x = 2, y = 3. You also know that when x = 3, y = 11.

You can put in those values and try to solve by trial and error, or by using simultaneous equations.
How do you know when x=3, y=11
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If so, when i solve the two equations simultaneously, i get p= -31/3 and q = 122/3 which doesn't seem to be the answer. I also don't know what's wrong with my answer either
(Original post by MyMaths&chill)
I’m on my phone on a lunch break but as a starting point:

From the information given, you know that when x = 2, y = 3. You also know that when x = 3, y = 11.

You can put in those values and try to solve by trial and error, or by using simultaneous equations.
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Oh **** yeah I did this wrong ignore what I said lol

Don’t mix lunch and maths, it doesn’t work
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How do you know when x=3, y=11
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If you calculate the gradient from those two points (2,3) and (3,11) you get gradient to be 8
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How do you know when x=3, y=11
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(Original post by asifmahmoud)
If you calculate the gradient from those two points (2,3) and (3,11) you get gradient to be 8
That's for straight lines, this is a curve
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Yeah this is the correct approach.

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Dont you differentiate, then substitute x and make dy/dx=8. That makes one equation.
Then substitute coordinates into f(x) to get other equation, then solve simultaneously
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You got me mate
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That's for straight lines, this is a curve
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So p= -12 and q= 44 is the right answer?
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I got the same answer as you.
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(Original post by asifmahmoud)
So p= -12 and q= 44 is the right answer?
That's what I got when I did it.
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That's what I got when I did it.
Alright. Thank you 😊
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