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# AQA A Level Maths Core 2 - 25th May 2016 [Exam Discussion]

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1. (Original post by TheSociableOne)
Issue is lower grade boundaries usually mean harder questions so that may not necessarily be a great thing. It'll help a lot yeah, but not guaranteed to get you your target.
Harder questions are much better because then the people who don't actually understand math do not get an A...sounds harsh but Core 1 paper had hard questions which if u didn't understand, you'd get the question wrong... like that circle question... + losing marks because of human error lol
2. Good Luck everyone!!!
3. Don't forget your calculators guys!
4. How did everyone find the exam? 😊
5. That was the worst thing I have ever done
6. I thought it was fairly easy except the first log four marker and the lowest value for the cos question. Did anyone else put pi?
7. Pretty nice. Could've been a lot worse!

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8. it wasn't that bad but too many dodgy questions, could I hear some of your answers?

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9. (Original post by jake4198)
I thought it was fairly easy except the first log four marker and the lowest value for the cos question. Did anyone else put pi?
Yes. Lowest possible value of Cos(X) is -1, when X=pi. So lowest value was 2.

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10. That was brutal lol
11. HORRIBLE. I've never got less than 60/75 in C2, averaging around 67/75 pretty sure I got about 50.... I HATE YOU AQA.
12. was that question 8 that equalled pi? lol i didnt get that
13. (Original post by asdfaeth)

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Which?

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14. Was that second graph transformation stretch in x direction scale factor 1/3 ? The 9 in the root changing to a 1 confused me :/
15. I found this paper difficult in places, the sequences one where the sum of the two terms added up to 50 how was this solved? Also that last logs question think it was change of base but I did not attempt it...oh the perimeter of the triangle
Binomial expansion went on for a long time anyone else have troubles it be good to hear am not the only one!
16. Did anyone get k (in the translation question) as 5.5?
17. (Original post by Alfie Oliver)
Did anyone get k (in the translation question) as 5.5?

oh well I got k = -4 in the last minute
18. Did anyone else get the binomial expansion answer as something like -1000 something it was like -1280 idk tho something around there?
19. (Original post by TIF141)
Was that second graph transformation stretch in x direction scale factor 1/3 ? The 9 in the root changing to a 1 confused me :/
I guessed that and said stretch in y-direction sf 1/3 but it's wrong
20. (Original post by TIF141)
Was that second graph transformation stretch in x direction scale factor 1/3 ? The 9 in the root changing to a 1 confused me :/
Yes.

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