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Mathematics 100-201
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Midterm 1
Duration: 50 minutes
This test has 5 questions on 6 pages, for a total of 40 points.
• Read all the questions carefully before starting to work.
• Q1 and Q2 are short-answer questions; put your answer in the boxes provided.
• All other questions are long-answer; you should give complete arguments and explanations
for all your calculations; answers without justifications will not be marked.
• Continue on the back of the previous page if you run out of space.
• Attempt to answer all questions for partial credit.
• This is a closed-book examination. None of the following are allowed: documents,
cheat sheets or electronic devices of any kind (including calculators, cell phones, etc.)
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Section: 201
Student Conduct during Examinations
1. Each examination candidate must be prepared to produce, upon the
request of the invigilator or examiner, his or her UBCcard for identification.
2. Examination candidates are not permitted to ask questions of the
examiners or invigilators, except in cases of supposed errors or ambiguities in examination questions, illegible or missing material, or the
3. No examination candidate shall be permitted to enter the examination
room after the expiration of one-half hour from the scheduled starting
time, or to leave during the first half hour of the examination. Should
the examination run forty-five (45) minutes or less, no examination
candidate shall be permitted to enter the examination room once the
examination has begun.
4. Examination candidates must conduct themselves honestly and in accordance with established rules for a given examination, which will
be articulated by the examiner or invigilator prior to the examination
commencing. Should dishonest behaviour be observed by the examiner(s) or invigilator(s), pleas of accident or forgetfulness shall not be
5. Examination candidates suspected of any of the following, or any other
similar practices, may be immediately dismissed from the examination
by the examiner/invigilator, and may be subject to disciplinary action:
(i) speaking or communicating with other examination candidates,
unless otherwise authorized;
(ii) purposely exposing written papers to the view of other examination candidates or imaging devices;
(iii) purposely viewing the written papers of other examination candidates;
(iv) using or having visible at the place of writing any books, papers
or other memory aid devices other than those authorized by the
examiner(s); and,
(v) using or operating electronic devices including but not limited to telephones, calculators, computers, or similar devices
other than those authorized by the examiner(s)(electronic devices other than those authorized by the examiner(s) must be
completely powered down if present at the place of writing).
6. Examination candidates must not destroy or damage any examination
material, must hand in all examination papers, and must not take any
examination material from the examination room without permission
of the examiner or invigilator.
7. Notwithstanding the above, for any mode of examination that does
not fall into the traditional, paper-based method, examination candidates shall adhere to any special rules for conduct as established and
articulated by the examiner.
8. Examination candidates must follow any additional examination rules
or directions communicated by the examiner(s) or invigilator(s).
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Short-Answer Questions. Questions 1 and 2 are short-answer questions. Put your answer in
the box provided. Each part is worth 2 marks, but not all parts are of equal difficulty. Simplify
your answers as much as possible in Questions 1 and 2.
2 marks
1. (a) Let y = tan(sin(x3 )). Find
2 marks
(b) Let f (x) = arctan (log(x/2)). Find f 0 (x). Note: arctan is inverse tangent and log is
the natural logarithm.
2 marks
(c) If f (x) =
2 marks
(d) If log(x) − log(x − 1) = 1, find x. Again note: log is the natural logarithm.
3x − 1
, find the inverse function g(x) = f −1 (x).
2x + 3
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2. (a) If f (x) = ex + cos(π)sin(π) − sin(x), find f 0 (x).
2 marks
(b) If g(x) = ex
2 −2x+1
, find g 0 (x).
2 marks
(c) Compute arcsin cos
2 marks
(d) If y =
Your answer must be expressed in terms of x only.
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Full-Solution Problems. In questions 3–5, justify your answers and show all your work. If
a box is provided, write your final answer there. Unless otherwise indicated, simplification of
answers is not required in these questions.
8 marks
3. A flower is planted 5m from the base of a lamppost. A bee is flying in a circular path around
the flower with a radius of 2 metres.
(a) Draw a (careful) picture describing the situation. Your picture should indicate all
relevant lengths and angles.
(b) What is the distance between the bee and the lamp. Hint — the cosine law might help
(ie c2 = a2 + b2 − 2ab cos θ) but it is not necessary.
(c) Let z denote the distance between the bee and the lamp. At what values of z is
equal to zero? Explain your answer.
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4. Water is being pumped into a tank at a rate of 1m3 per hour. The tank is a right circular
cone whose base has radius 6m and has height 6m. Note that the tank is not inverted —
the cone points up.
(a) Draw a (careful) picture describing the situation. Your picture should indicate all
relevant lengths.
(b) What is the volume of water in the tank as a function of water depth? Hint — think
about the air in the tank.
(c) How quickly is the depth changing when the water is 2m deep?
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5. You are sitting outside a fine cafe in Melbourne on a beautiful sunny 10◦ C winter’s day.
The barista brings your espresso straight from the machine. The coffee is a perfect 90◦ C.
Just as your coffee arrives, your phone goes off and it distracts you for 1 minute. By that
time your coffee has cooled to 70◦ . Just at that point a “friend” interrupts you and it takes
another 2 minutes to get them to leave.
What temperature is your coffee when you finally get to drink it?
Assume that your drink is cooling according to Newton’s law of cooling. Your answers may
be left in “calculator-ready” form. Be sure to define all variables and units used.