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1. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
For the standard form one, it ended up like:
(1500000/something)* 100 = 33 and a third, hmmmm
2. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
(Original post by Hodan)
i'm pretty certain it was 33.3% and for the compound interest one. i got the same answer as you.
I did that, excpept I didn't know exactly what I was doing. So I was using trial and improvement as to what I had to times the original by to get the changed one. Then from that I figured out how I would have done it in formula
3. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
so for the second to last question for the area of the cone. the answer was 209cm3 right.
4. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
For the standard form one they stated that in 1933, there were 45 million citizens and in 2003, there were 60 million citizens. We had to work out the % increase which can be calculated by finding the difference (15 million) and dividing that by the original count of 60 million and multiplying that by 100 to get 25%.
5. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
(Original post by x-minnie moose -x)
i got 33.3% too.....
i put 33% u think they'll accept that?
6. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
yh 33 n a thrid, nd quadratic was 9 and 1, they were the only hard ones rli, last one was 12, quite involved though
7. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
I somehow managed to get 12.24cm for the last question... lol I also got 3 and 4 for the 'solve x' one... but I think the rest of the paper was easy.

Standard form one was 33.3% - without a doubt.

EDIT: @HBK it's 15/45 not /60 you wally.
8. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
I did (2000*(1.055)^3) - 2000
9. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
(Original post by silver_j)
I somehow managed to get 12.24cm for the last question... lol I also got 3 and 4 for the 'solve x' one... but I think the rest of the paper was easy.

Standard form one was 33.3% - without a doubt.
Did you round the arc length?
10. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
I'm so stupid about the standard form percentage increase - it was so easy! It's so obviously 33% ARGGH
11. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
You make my stupid mistakes like the standed form one I got wrong... now look so easy.... Which it is if I had my head screwed on.
12. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
(Original post by hbk91)
I got 25% for the standard form increase and I'm pretty certain that was right...

For the compound interest total, did everyone get something like £348.48?
yes! I almost made the mistake of leaving it as 2348.48 but i remembered it was TOTAL compound interest ONLY.
13. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
(Original post by silver_j)
I somehow managed to get 12.24cm for the last question...
i got that too!
14. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
3.2 for the trial and improvement one? (got to love the 4 marks there)

20cm and 6cm for the similar shapes?

209cm^3 for volume of the cone?
15. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
(Original post by Daniel77)
Did you round the arc length?
I worked it out some different way (wrong too), probably just a coincidence I got 12.24 lol
16. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
(Original post by sim2fresh)
yes! I almost made the mistake of leaving it as 2348.48 but i remembered it was TOTAL compound interest ONLY.
Aye, I saw the bold text as I was about to move on. Could have made a very stupid mistake there
17. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
(Original post by dancharlton)
i put 33% u think they'll accept that?
yup
33.3% is defo the right answer

i mean like they've put it as a trick question cos putting 25 seems so easy
like its obvious 15 out of 60 = 25%

anyone agree?
or i dont know what im talking about....
18. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
(Original post by Daniel77)
3.2 for the trial and improvement one? (got to love the 4 marks there)

20cm and 6cm for the similar shapes?

209cm^3 for volume of the cone?
Yeah, I think I got those.
19. Re: Edexcel Maths Higher Calculator Paper - How was it?
86.6 seconds for the question about IQ time where we had to work out the mean?
20. Re: Analysis Edexcel Maths Calc - DO NOT POST UNTIL 00:00 12th JUNE
(Original post by Princess)
Yeah, I think I got those.
-dances with a melon around an apple tree ^^-

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