The following is a list of basic pure maths questions that students should be able to tackle if they are prepared for a subset of the AS-Level Pure Maths exam. They have been designed to cover the techniques that will be needed in order to tackle some aspects of the pure maths exam. However, these questions do not necessarily resemble the type of exam question students might be faced with, these questions should be used to practice those techniques needed. Having said that, early questions in the exam may look a lot like the questions you see here.

  1. Simplify \sqrt{112}.
  2. Evaluate x^0.
  3. Factorise 2x^2-x-3.
  4. Solve the inequality 2x-5 \textgreater 3x-4.
  5. Rationalise the denominator of \frac{6}{\sqrt{2}}.
  6. How many roots does the graph of x^2-4x+2 have?
  7. Evaluate 4^{\frac{3}{2}}.
  8. Let m(x)=3x^2+4x+5. Find \frac{dm}{dx} and \frac{d^2m}{dx^2}.
  9. Sketch the graph of f(x)=\frac{1}{x}.
  10. Solve the simultaneous equations x^2+y^2=5 and x+2y=3.
  11. The first term of a sequence is 58 and the common difference is -2. Find the 107th term.
  12. Rationalise the denominator of \frac{\sqrt{8}}{\sqrt{5}-2}.
  13. Find the set of values of k for which the quadratic kx^2-kx+8 has two different roots.
  14. Integrate 2x^5-x^7+3.
  15. Evaluate \left(\frac{64}{27}\right)^{-\frac{1}{3}}.
  16. Factorise x^2-9y^2.
  17. Sketch the graph of y=x^3.
  18. The first 10 terms of a sequence, whose common difference is 4, adds up to 210. Find the first term.
  19. Simplify 15x^3y^2\div 5x^2y^3.
  20. Differentiate 3x^{\frac{1}{2}}-4x^{-\frac{1}{2}}.
  21. Solve the inequality 6x^2-7x-3\leq 0.
  22. Using the quadratic formula, solve the equation 3x^2-5x+1=0. Leave your answer in surd form.
  23. Sketch the graph of f(x)=x^2(3-x).
  24. If 4^{3y-6}=8^y, find the value of y.
  25. Integrate 6x^{\frac{3}{2}}-7x^{\frac{2}{5}}.
  26. Let U_n=n^2-n. Find \sum_{i=1}^5U_i.
  27. Solve by completing the square: x^2-8x+12=0
  28. Differentiate \frac{x^3+2x}{x^2}.
  29. Write (4-\sqrt{3})^2 in the form a+b\sqrt{c}.
  30. Sketch the graph of y=x^3+x^2-20x.
  31. Write 2x^2+8x-4 in the form a(x+b)^2+c.
  32. Find the equation of the tangent to the curve of y=\frac{16}{x^2}-\sqrt{x} when x=4.
  33. The curve of y=f(x) such that f'(x)=(x+2)(x-3) and passes though the point (1,4). Find the equation for y.
  34. A line passes through the points A(10,3) and B(2,7). Find the midpoint of AB and the equation of the line that passes through A and B.
  35. Sketch the graph of f(x)=\frac{1}{x-4}.

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