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# OCR MEI FP1 Thread - AM 20th May 2016

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1. (Original post by srayogn)
Any idea what paper that question is from? & How do you do it :/
(Original post by srayogn)
What Q.Paper is that from :/
It's from January 2013.

Do you mean how do you factorise the end bit or how do you do the whole question?
2. Has anyone come across any particularly hard questions in any of the past papers that would be worth doing? Haven't had time to go through every paper.
3. (Original post by gregsonog)
Can you give some more straightforward answers for the questions please? Also under the summations it states r=0, is this the same as r=1? Otherwise, I think 15) on MEI is impossible and makes solving 3) seem wrong too. Anyway here are my answers if you want to correct them:

3) 4n(n-1)
4) line through (0,-j) and (1,0) and then shaded underneath line
5) 3-j, -1+2j, -1-2j
6) A-1 = (-0.5A + 1.5I)
7) 45 degrees anti clockwise followed by enlargement of s.f. 3
12) x=2 for asymptote and then graph
13) (a,0) and (0,a), asymptote is (-1/a) and then got x=-1 for d)
14) a/4w^2 + b/2w +c and aw^2 + (2a+b)w + (a + c + 1)
No. I am purposefully not giving out an exact mark scheme. That's not the point of this paper - it's to stretch your existing knowledge and prepare you for the possibility of harder questions on the real paper.

15 is indeed a typo, thanks for pointing that out. Take r=1.

3) is written correctly.

Those answers look right to me, although I don't think 3) is right. Simplifying the summand gets you 8 - 8r, then use the standard summation formulae on that.
4. (Original post by hoakenfull)
Has anyone come across any particularly hard questions in any of the past papers that would be worth doing? Haven't had time to go through every paper.
I know it's a little late, but do the graph question and induction question from Jan 13, and the other questions if you have time. The hardest paper by far - you only need 60/72 for full UMS.
5. I understand the first 3 parts but having looked at the mark scheme i still don't get how they got that last bits. It's Q9 from January 2006. Also do we need to know about all the parameter stuff with lambda?
6. (Original post by srayogn)
I'm a current AS Level Further Maths student & the paper from the link Question 1 doesn't really make sense to me :/ . Is it FP1?
Only questions 12-15 are for ocr mei
7. Good Luck Guys!!
8. ****kkkkk
9. Hardest one ever, they picked the dodgiest examples
10. (Original post by nellythumper)
****kkkkk
(Original post by nellythumper)
Hardest one ever, they picked the dodgiest examples
??
11. Can someone explain what f(w/j) meant? Shouldn't it have been z/j also I only figured out the sum of differences right as I ran out of time
12. (Original post by Don John)
Sorry mods, looks like I got the title messed up. Got the dates for the FP1/FP2 exams mixed up. Should be 20th May as in the post body!
Changed the title for you Hope the exam went well!
13. it was ok (w/j) question made no sense and the summation was difficult. Last question should have been n=50 - n=24 but I put n=100

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14. What the f***ing hell was that...
15. Three words;
What
The
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16. (Original post by gregsonog)
it was ok (w/j) question made no sense and the summation was difficult. Last question should have been n=50 - n=24 but I put n=100

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it was n=50-n=19 not 24
17. Well that.... was ****ing dreadful
18. What did you get for f(w/j) question? and did you get 0.008 on the last question
19. (Original post by TheSurrealTV)
it was n=50-n=19 not 24
Phew
20. (Original post by Patchlol)
Phew
did you get 0.008?

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