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Hi Sonia!

For the differentiation part, we need to continue to use chain rule, product rule and quotient rule as and when necessary.

For the integration part, we need to use the results from the previous part and manipulate the given expression to obtain the expression found during differentiation. This facilitates easy integration of the required term.

Take for example, in Q10(ii), I input a '-' sign first to make x sin x become -x sin x, followed by the introduction of the filler term 'cos x' so that I an use the results in part (i) to integrate the expression; the other term cos x which is left behind can be integrated easily.

In Q11, we cannot integrate such terms by raising power by 1, dividing by new power and multiplying the denominator by the derivative of the chain. 'Chain rule' for such cases works only if the term inside the brackets is LINEAR. Also, there is no product rule and quotient rule for integration, at least in your syllabus.

For the differentiation part, we need to continue to use chain rule, product rule and quotient rule as and when necessary.

For the integration part, we need to use the results from the previous part and manipulate the given expression to obtain the expression found during differentiation. This facilitates easy integration of the required term.

Take for example, in Q10(ii), I input a '-' sign first to make x sin x become -x sin x, followed by the introduction of the filler term 'cos x' so that I an use the results in part (i) to integrate the expression; the other term cos x which is left behind can be integrated easily.

In Q11, we cannot integrate such terms by raising power by 1, dividing by new power and multiplying the denominator by the derivative of the chain. 'Chain rule' for such cases works only if the term inside the brackets is LINEAR. Also, there is no product rule and quotient rule for integration, at least in your syllabus.

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1 week ago

Hi eric! Thank you for your explanations but How do you integrate (b)? I’m not clear..

In the second part, the question asked is very similar looking to expression B. We need to make some manipulations to get exactly expression B so that we can perform integration easily to obtain expression A.

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In the case of Q12, the difference between the differentiated expression in part a and the question in part b is a multiplication factor of 2. Because the question does not contain a ‘2’ but your differentiated expression in part contains ‘2’, we need to introduce this ‘2’ ourselves just so as to obtain the exact same expression in part a. To compensate, we need to multiply 0.5 outside.

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It’s something like completing the square - we introduce a term to complete the square but then must compensate by subtracting away the same introduced term later.

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I will later explain in greater detail when I have access to writing materials when I return after 1 am.

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Hi Sonia!!!

Here I attempt to explain why these methods are used.

To use the results from the earlier part fully, we need to convert the expression into an equivalent form which contains the result in the earlier part. This method of introducing terms followed by subtracting the same term (or introducing a multiple followed by dividing by the same multiple) is very important in these questions.

In completing the square, recall that we need to introduce a constant term that is equal to the square of half the coefficient of x. So if we have x2 + 6x, then we need into introduce (6/2)^2 = 9 so that x2 + 6x + 9 can be completed into a (x + 3)^2 square. However, we must return the 9 immediately to keep the expression equivalent to before.

So x2 + 6x equals x2 + 6x + 9 - 9 which equals (x + 3)^2 - 9.

Observe how introducing 9 allows us to complete the square.

Similar ideas apply for these questions. Hopefully you get the idea of the workings!

Here I attempt to explain why these methods are used.

To use the results from the earlier part fully, we need to convert the expression into an equivalent form which contains the result in the earlier part. This method of introducing terms followed by subtracting the same term (or introducing a multiple followed by dividing by the same multiple) is very important in these questions.

In completing the square, recall that we need to introduce a constant term that is equal to the square of half the coefficient of x. So if we have x2 + 6x, then we need into introduce (6/2)^2 = 9 so that x2 + 6x + 9 can be completed into a (x + 3)^2 square. However, we must return the 9 immediately to keep the expression equivalent to before.

So x2 + 6x equals x2 + 6x + 9 - 9 which equals (x + 3)^2 - 9.

Observe how introducing 9 allows us to complete the square.

Similar ideas apply for these questions. Hopefully you get the idea of the workings!

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6 days ago