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1. Aaargh!! Maths
Hello my fellow pirates,
I am stuck on a question
http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/pdf...W-QP-JUN10.PDF
The question is 6b),
It says state the coordinates of the stationary point and yet when you look at the mark scheme it only gives you the X coordinates!
Also if you then plug in the X coordinates into your original equation is gives you a bizzare number :/.

Can some1 explain to me why this is my fellow mutineers
2. Re: Aaargh!! Maths
I need your help people ASAP, i have the exam in less then 8 hours
3. Re: Aaargh!! Maths
(Original post by bahjat93)
I need your help people ASAP, i have the exam in less then 8 hours
What did you get when you 1) differentiated y (lnx/x) 2)set y to 0 and tried to solve for x.
4. Re: Aaargh!! Maths
(Original post by Blutooth)
What did you get when you 1) differentiated y (lnx/x) 2)set y to 0 and tried to solve for x.
I've checked my answer and it is correct,
x=e^-1
5. Re: Aaargh!! Maths
(Original post by bahjat93)
I've checked my answer and it is correct,
x=e^-1
You're wrong.
X=e^1 not e^-1
y=e^-1
6. Re: Aaargh!! Maths
(Original post by bahjat93)
Hello my fellow pirates,
I am stuck on a question
http://store.aqa.org.uk/qual/gce/pdf...W-QP-JUN10.PDF
The question is 6b),
It says state the coordinates of the stationary point and yet when you look at the mark scheme it only gives you the X coordinates!
Also if you then plug in the X coordinates into your original equation is gives you a bizzare number :/.

Can some1 explain to me why this is my fellow mutineers
If you've got the exam in 8 hours then my advice to you is GET SOME DAMN SLEEP
7. Re: Aaargh!! Maths
(Original post by bahjat93)
I've checked my answer and it is correct,
x=e^-1
Trivially subbing e^-1 into ln(x)/x yields -1*e which is clearly negative, so by the shape of the graph it can't be the stationary point.
8. Re: Aaargh!! Maths
(Original post by bahjat93)
I've checked my answer and it is correct,
x=e^-1
y'=(1-ln(x))/x^2

Did you get this?
Last edited by Blutooth; 30-05-2012 at 23:55.
9. Re: Aaargh!! Maths
(Original post by Rennit)
If you've got the exam in 8 hours then my advice to you is GET SOME DAMN SLEEP
I can sleep when i'm dead . Thats all i will be doing then

(Original post by Blutooth)
Trivially subbing e^-1 into ln(x)/x yields -1*e which is clearly negative, so by the shape of the graph it can't be the stationary point.

(Original post by Blutooth)
y'=(1-ln(x))/x

Did you get this?
Yep, i see the error of my ways ty dude