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1. (Original post by rossmoir)
"If in doubt, differentiate!" it works lol! and i hope straight lines, vectors and optimization comes up
extremely good chance for all 3 !

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2. Re: Higher Maths 2012
I was thinking that a more difficult recurrence relation questions might come up. Typically it's just a simple 'why does this relationship have a limit... What's the limit' but when my teacher was going over recurrence relations she did more difficult examples where finding the limit was inexplicitly asked for. I've just gone back over them in case.

Also has anybody else done locus?
3. Re: Higher Maths 2012
(Original post by scottish19)
Last year (2011) the circle question was a wordy one and it was the last question. So this year do you think it will be a diagram one?
Sadly I am thinking vectors or a big optimisation for the last question
I don't think they'll do a circle question cause it was in it last year, so high chances it will be an optimisation or vectors question

Just compared 2008 - 2011 paper 2 last question:

2008 - Calculate shaded area (8 marks)
2009 - Vectors (10 marks)
2010 - Logs (6 marks)
2011 - Circle (9 marks)
Last edited by daisyclouds; 20-05-2012 at 16:08.
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(Original post by benten17)
I was thinking that a more difficult recurrence relation questions might come up. Typically it's just a simple 'why does this relationship have a limit... What's the limit' but when my teacher was going over recurrence relations she did more difficult examples where finding the limit was inexplicitly asked for. I've just gone back over them in case.

Also has anybody else done locus?
locus? ...

WHATS A LOCUS AHHH
5. Re: Higher Maths 2012
(Original post by benten17)
I was thinking that a more difficult recurrence relation questions might come up. Typically it's just a simple 'why does this relationship have a limit... What's the limit' but when my teacher was going over recurrence relations she did more difficult examples where finding the limit was inexplicitly asked for. I've just gone back over them in case.

Also has anybody else done locus?
Locus- The path traced out by a point as it moves according to a rule or set of conditions?

Isn't that basically an f(x)=....... equation?

6. Re: Higher Maths 2012
(Original post by Reece:))
2009 was vectors 2010 was logs and 2011 was circles, possibly a curve question to finish ? or maybe optimisation, wouldnt mind either

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Hopefully that means it defiantly wont be circles and logs :P
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only problem is the first part of optimization
8. Re: Higher Maths 2012
(Original post by TheFOMaster)
Hopefully that means it defiantly wont be circles and logs :P
circles are my enemy, but if a log question came up i'd prefer that, either way easy marks can be picked up eg putting centre, radius, or actually just rearranging log etc
9. (Original post by TheFOMaster)
Hopefully that means it defiantly wont be circles and logs :P
bring on the logs? :P i really dont mind what it is, aslog as its challenging

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(Original post by rossmoir)
hey guys, just new to this i have an awful habit of getting all panicked and stressed in that hall ; its scary ! i feel that lots of water and a grip on the time helps me, and telling myself to answer EVERY question. you dont get marks for blank, but you might get 1 or 2 mks for a guess my teacher says, "if in dounbt, differentiate" , so just do that !! good luck
lol thats a good tip..i tend to do that in the multiple choice
11. (Original post by rossmoir)
only problem is the first part of optimization
they're always a nice challenge

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Locus isn't a question :/ it's just a fact really and is more covered at Adv. higher is what my teacher said
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nah . i just roll with "at f'(x) sps = 0" . you get a mark for that
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(Original post by scottish19)
Locus isn't a question :/ it's just a fact really and is more covered at Adv. higher is what my teacher said
That's good then cos I just found the definition in my notes and was like ah hell, should I know that?

Totally winging it tomorrow likes
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(Original post by lapples)
That's good then cos I just found the definition in my notes and was like ah hell, should I know that?

Totally winging it tomorrow likes
same i was like ahhhhh, sounds like a bug, bug = maths
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(Original post by Blue7195)
same i was like ahhhhh, sounds like a bug, bug = maths
mmmm, bug related maths
As long as the questions are obvious in what they want i'll be fine
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I kept reading optimization thinking i'm pretty sure i dont know what that is and was starting to panic :L Then realised we called it something different so im cool now :P fairly confident about tomorrow i think How's everyone feeling about it?
18. Re: 2012 Higher Maths
can anyone tell me how to get the answer for 21a) in Paper1 2009? Thanks

http://www.sqa.org.uk/pastpapers/pap...per-2_2009.pdf
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Does anybody think it is more worth while focusing on past papers 2008-2011 or focus on 2003-2011?
20. You know that P is on the x axis. Therefore y=0 and if you substitute that into the equation of the line you get 6x+18=0 and therefore x=-3. So the answer is (-3,0)

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