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1. (Original post by alic12345)
the question was 4.5 to nearest 0.5cm and 3mm to nearest mm.. did you have to find the upper bound of the volume of the cube i.e 125 cm3 and the lower bound the volume of the sphere,- converting mm to cm ?? then dividing them? I'm not sure thats what i did

I got around 1637
2. (Original post by _Xenon_)
I'm sure you've not done so badly. What grade you aiming for?

See unofficial mark scheme I am trying to put together and we can see how well you might have done.

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...3#post65192313
Ive done terrible just looking at your answers I've got none of them, I've got the method right then gone wrong at the end
3. (Original post by aaljhfgahsj)
I am fairly sure my answers are correct' here are some of the harder questions answers:

Last question: range 185-188 acceptable
Probability: lots of people got different answers; I got 5/28
Angle ODC question: 63 degrees
Re-arranging question: t= 1+3m/m-1 (something like that)
Cubes question: 1439 cubes
Rupees question: 52%
Volume of vase (or whatever it was): 102.4cmcubed
Probability was 25/84 or 0.297 I'm 99% sure , it was 24 /504 for each of
3,2,1
And for
3,1,2
And for 2,1,3
And 2,3,1
And 1,2,3
And 1,3,2
Then 6/504 for 2,2,2
So 24 x6 = 144 + 6 = 150
150/504
= 25/84
4. (Original post by *****move)
Cube is incorrect - it was 1600 something and the probability was 25/84
i think it was 471 right ?
5. (Original post by DJShaji)

I got around 1637

Correct
6. (Original post by WhiteX)
i think it was 471 right ?

For what the cube was 1630 app. and the probability was 0.298 or 25/84
7. guys i got 25/84 for the probability question because, it could be 1,2,3 which can have 6 different combinations, so the probability of 1,2 and 3 x6 and then i also did the probability of 2,2,2 which cant have any other combination and added them together?!! is this correct ??? and for the last question i got 188 is it right?!
8. (Original post by Abodee1)
guys i got 25/84 for the probability question because, it could be 1,2,3 which can have 6 different combinations, so the probability of 1,2 and 3 x6 and then i also did the probability of 2,2,2 which cant have any other combination and added them together?!! is this correct ??? and for the last question i got 188 is it right?!
Yes
9. (Original post by *****move)
Cube is incorrect - it was 1600 something and the probability was 25/84
Nope..dude the cleverest guy in my school who got 100% in every maths exam..no ****ing joke got 1439 as well, as well as a lot of my friends..

The question wanted the greatest number of cubes, right?
So that would be the largest/smallest....

So you find the upper bound of of the cubes length, so 4.55cm (convert to 45.5mm)
And the lower bound of the radius, so 2.5mm

Then you put them into the formulae and divide...

So 45.5 cubed/4/3 x pi x 2.5cubed = 1439.214.....
So 1439 whole cubes
10. (Original post by DJShaji)

I got around 1637
i must have have got that wrong.. i did 125/(4/3pi0.25(cm)^3) which gave me 1909.8 so i made it 1909
11. Did anyone not finish the paper? as in run out of time? I've had this problem throughout my exams in all years, but did anyone have this problem today?? It's not that I was completely able to answer the last questions, literally just that once I got to them there was no time left.
12. (Original post by CTID17)
Probability was 25/84 or 0.297 I'm 99% sure , it was 24 /504 for each of
3,2,1
And for
3,1,2
And for 2,1,3
And 2,3,1
And 1,2,3
And 1,3,2
Then 6/504 for 2,2,2
So 24 x6 = 144 + 6 = 150
150/504
= 25/84
Yeah I got that one wrong
13. (Original post by DJShaji)

I got around 1637
Just tried it at home and got 1637 again
14. anyone else did the 3HR paper? if so what did you get for the circle theorems question?
15. (Original post by aaljhfgahsj)
Nope..dude the cleverest guy in my school who got 100% in every maths exam..no ****ing joke got 1439 as well, as well as a lot of my friends..

The question wanted the greatest number of cubes, right?
So that would be the largest/smallest....

So you find the upper bound of of the cubes length, so 4.55cm (convert to 45.5mm)
And the lower bound of the radius, so 2.5mm

Then you put them into the formulae and divide...

So 45.5 cubed/4/3 x pi x 2.5cubed = 1439.214.....
So 1439 whole cubes
Wasn't the length of the cube to 0.5cm? Therefore the upperbound of the length would be 4.75cm or 47.5mm?
16. It said 'to the nearest 1/2cm', therefore it is 4.75cm, NOT 4.55cm. I got 1637.

17. I'm pretty sure this is the right method if anyone wanted it
18. Guys i used the upper bound for the sphere volume instead of the lower..... will i get 0 for that question?
19. (Original post by sivthasan)
It said 'to the nearest 1/2cm', therefore it is 4.75cm, NOT 4.55cm. I got 1637.
i put 4.75 aswelll
20. - Edexcel aren't very generous with ecf.

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