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(i)
$z^{2}=(1+2i)^{2}$

$z^{2}=1+4i-4=-3+4i$

$\frac{1}{z^{3}}=\frac{1}{(1+2i)(-3+4i)}$

$\frac{1}{z^{3}}=\frac{1}{-11-2i}\times \frac{-11+2i}{-11+2i}$

$\frac{1}{z^{3}}=\frac{-11+2i}{121+4}$

$\frac{1}{z^{3}}=\frac{-11}{125}+\frac{2i}{125}$

(ii)
Using (i)
$pz^{2}+\frac{q}{z^{2}}=p(-3+4i)+q(\frac{-11+2i}{125})$

Since it is real, $4p+\frac{2q}{125}=0$

We have $q=-250p$,

$pz^{2}+\frac{q}{z^{2}}=-3p-(\frac{11}{125})(-250p)=19p$

Personal Comments:
(i) tests students on their understanding of manipulation and also how to rationalise a complex number. I strongly encourage students to still use the calculator to check their answers.
(ii) is quite comfortable so long as students realise the meaning of being real.

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