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1. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
Mr M for the lasttt question part B you said the answer is 0.75a + 0.25b, wouldnt 1/4(3b-a) be a more simple response because its factorized
2. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
(Original post by Mr M)
Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012

1. Parallel lines

133 degrees

Angles on a straight line sum to 180 degrees

Corresponding (or alternate) angles are equal (3 marks)

2. Calculator

a) 43.736 (2 marks)

b) 40 (1 mark)

3. Questionnaire

a) Any two of: overlapping time periods; no option for more than 4 hours; no option for 2-3 hours; doesn’t say time period (2 marks)

b) Improved question with non-overlapping boxes and a time period specified (2 marks)

4. Linear graph

Correct graph drawn (3 marks)

5. Garden

5 boxes - full working needed (5 marks)

6. Potatoes

Farm shop - full working needed (4 marks)

7. Scatter graph

a) Negative (1 mark)

b) 11 km (2 marks)

8. Transformations

a) Correct rotation (right angle at (4, -1)) (2 marks)

b) Correct enlargement (right angle at (7, 2)) (3 marks)

9. Holiday money

51 (3 marks)

10. Inequalities

a) -1, 0, 1, 2, 3 (2 marks)

b) (2 marks)

11. Trial and improvement

4.6 (4 marks)

12. Biased dice

120 (2 marks)

13. Mean from frequency table

28.25 minutes (4 marks)

14. Algebra

a) (2 marks)

b) (3 marks)

c) (1 mark)

d) (2 marks)

15. Water meter

Yes he should get the meter - full working needed (5 marks)

16. Trigonometry

48.2 degrees (3 marks)

17. Compound interest

£6676.72 (3 marks)

18. Pythagoras’ Theorem and trigonometry

16.5 cm (5 marks)

19. Standard form

(3 marks)

20. Changing the subject

(3 marks)

21. Proof

Show expression simplifies to 24n so it is a multiple of 8 (3 marks)

x = 1.72 or x = -0.387 (3 marks)

23. Sampling

a) (i) Any student has an equal chance of being selected

(ii) Putting names in a hat and drawing them out (or other valid method) (2 marks)

b) 21 (2 marks)

24. Area of triangle

29.3 (5 marks)

25. Biscuits

(4 marks)

26. Vectors

a) b - a (1 mark)

b) 0.75b + 0.25a (3 marks)
Thanks Mr M.

My questions (very few this time lol)

16) I put cos-1(90xadj/hyp). Stupid me, I forgot the angle wasn't needed, but I put it in and got 60 degrees. How much should I drop?

19) I had 4.88 x 10^-5 I think.

22) I went through the formula, obviously did a step wrong as I came out with two different numbers! How much should I drop?

3. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
Does anyone want to predict bounderys?
4. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
Thanks for doing this again, Mr M.

I'm pretty sure I scored about 91-94 on this paper, but there were a couple of things I'm not sure if I'd get the marks for. What do you think about these answers?

• Q14(c): I answered "(x+7)x-7" as opposed to "(x+7)(x-7)". Does this count?
(d): I couldn't figure out the whole thing, but I got the first part - "3x^4". Will this get 1 mark?
• Q21: I thought it may have been a case of simplification, but in stead, I gave two examples of the equation with substituted values, then showed the results to be multiples of 8. Is there a mark somewhere there?
• Q26(a): For part a, I answered "-b-a". Is this still a valid answer?
(b): For b, I used my (a) answer and (I think, but my memory might be wrong) I gave the expression as
"-b+3/4(-b-a)". My teacher said this sounded right. Did I bugger it up?

That's about it. The higher mark trig questions were really fun for me!
Anyway, I'm super-chuffed that it was much easier than Monday's (which I may have got as low as 65 on!).
Hopefully this'll level my grade out XD

Thanks again, Mr M, and good luck to everyone!

C.
5. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
6. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
(Original post by harrath)
Mr M for the lasttt question part B you said the answer is 0.75a + 0.25b, wouldnt 1/4(3b-a) be a more simple response because its factorized
I don't know but it should be 1/4(3b+a) rather than a - inside the bracket
Last edited by usycool1; 14-06-2012 at 00:32.
7. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
(Original post by Wall of sound)
It would probably be around the 50 mark.
Hope this helps
8. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
(Original post by QPRboy)
In the old spec, was there ever a time when the A* boundary was 150, or around that?
i think the lowest was around 155 but that was for a very hard pair of papers and they were harder than this one i think...but then again anything could happen due to it being a new spec, but A* probs around 170-175/200????
9. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
(Original post by Coke1)
Thanks Mr M.

My questions (very few this time lol)

16) I put cos-1(90xadj/hyp). Stupid me, I forgot the angle wasn't needed, but I put it in and got 60 degrees. How much should I drop?

19) I had 4.88 x 10^-5 I think.

22) I went through the formula, obviously did a step wrong as I came out with two different numbers! How much should I drop?

-a+b is right you can wright the vector both ways
10. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
(Original post by king0617)
It would probably be around the 50 mark.
Hope this helps
How do you know this? People found the paper easy. Evidently!

I mean overall from both papers
11. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
For Q14d) would I get a mark if I put: 3√x^4y^8 ?
12. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
(Original post by Hoddy96)
would writing using the random button on the calculator for the question about random sampling be right?!
That's what I put, haha!
I thought a hat was a bit.. Plebby...

XD
13. Do you know what roughly the grade boundries will be for an a /a*?
14. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
A* probs 170-175 ishhh
15. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
(Original post by Wall of sound)
How do you know this? People found the paper easy. Evidently!

I mean overall from both papers
Because even though mark boundaries are constantly changing they never really move huge amounts I.E never normally more then 10-15 marks
16. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
Hi, Mr M
Couple of questions:

Question 19:
The question asked for the value of p, yet i gave the value of p^2 and didnt square root the answer to get P. I still put it in standard form and the working was fine until that point, so would i get 2/3?

Question 10 B:
For the inequality I answered x < 13/4. I didnt write x < 3.25 would i still get the full marks.

Much appreciated in advance and thanks for both the marks schemes!
17. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
(Original post by king0617)
Because even though mark boundaries are constantly changing they never really move huge amounts I.E never normally more then 10-15 marks
So you're estimating a C grade would be 25 from both papers? Hmm... seems a bit low.
18. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
25 cant be 111/190. I remember clearly you had to do 12*11, 5*4 and 3*2 and thats all over 380
19. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
Mr M, Question 13)- I got 28.25 however i thought it would be 28.15, as 25/100 = 1/4 so 1/4 of 60 = 15?
28.25 is still on the page so how many marks?

Question 23b) i had the answer of 21 with working out but i thought it was wrong
so i changed it to 48 with the Original working out, will i still gain 1 mark?

Question 25) - i did the first step of the working out so 12/20 x 11/20 and so on then itook it away from 1 to get the
answer however i forgot to times 20 and 19 for the denominator. How many marks would i get?
20. Re: Mr M’s Edexcel GCSE Mathematics A Higher Linear Paper 2 Answers June 2012
(Original post by qwerty_96)
Hi, Mr M
Couple of questions:

Question 19:
The question asked for the value of p, yet i gave the value of p^2 and didnt square root the answer to get P. I still put it in standard form and the working was fine until that point, so would i get 2/3?

Question 10 B:
For the inequality I answered x < 13/4. I didnt write x < 3.25 would i still get the full marks.

Much appreciated in advance and thanks for both the marks schemes!
i dont know about 19 but for 10 you defo got the marks cause you could write either - they are equivalent
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