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1. (Original post by chemnerd4life)
No haha, I just used common sense
Lmao, true haha! The probability about the school play; did you get 39 people?
2. (Original post by Okdmd46)
Lmao, true haha! The probability about the school play; did you get 39 people?
Yes! 21 + 18
3. (Original post by chemnerd4life)
Yes! 21 + 18
How did u find the area of an octagon? I had to leave it out ( was too short for time too)
4. (Original post by chemnerd4life)
I got y=x^2 - 11
Sorry to butt in but x squared - 11 is a curve and the question said "line" so I multiplied by 2 to get rid of the x squareds and leave x +1 really not sure though

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5. (Original post by Okdmd46)
How did u find the area of an octagon? I had to leave it out ( was too short for time too)
Square the length ratio to get the area ratio then work from there

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6. (Original post by Philipstothers)
Square the length ratio to get the area ratio then work from there

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Ew
7. (Original post by Okdmd46)
How did u find the area of an octagon? I had to leave it out ( was too short for time too)
I messed it up ( used the wrong numbers but had the right method) you had to use the area ratio
8. (Original post by Philipstothers)
Sorry to butt in but x squared - 11 is a curve and the question said "line" so I multiplied by 2 to get rid of the x squareds and leave x +1 really not sure though

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Do you not have to square root to get rid of something squared?

9. In your graph he would have to have a very big scale to solve for intersections that's why I believe x+1 is the answer but only worth 2 marks anyway lol 👍

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10. (Original post by chemnerd4life)
Do you not have to square root to get rid of something squared?
Sorry I meant it was 2x squared on one side and just x squared on the other side so I multipled that by two

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11. (Original post by Philipstothers)

In your graph he would have to have a very big scale to solve for intersections that's why I believe x+1 is the answer but only worth 2 marks anyway lol 👍

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Makes sense

12. Better quality hopefully 👍

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13. Did yous get 8x10^-6 for standard form I think I messed it up lol

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14. (Original post by Philipstothers)
Did yous get 8x10^-6 for standard form I think I messed it up lol

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That's what I got, it was 0.8x10^-5 but you had to change it to standard form
15. (Original post by chemnerd4life)
That's what I got, it was 0.8x10^-5 but you had to change it to standard form
Indeed thanks
16. How do you think ccea will view the t4 and t6 papers I personally found both easier than some past papers but t4 seems to be viewed as hard by people I know
17. (Original post by Philipstothers)
How do you think ccea will view the t4 and t6 papers I personally found both easier than some past papers but t4 seems to be viewed as hard by people I know
I, and most people I know found the t4 harder than previous years but the t6 was quite easy so it balances out I suppose
18. (Original post by jackcoys)
T6 went super well I think. Don't want to think about it too much but I was gliding past most of the questions. Makes me feel good but I have a little bit of self doubt about careless mistakes.

Admittedly, the last few questions were confusing. But a few friends who excel in maths were getting the same answers. (Perimeter 75cm, area 8000/9000~ (forget) and the probability 0.2196 (I had 29/132 written down). The last question drove me up the wall. Couldn't figure it out. But I have (contained) high hopes for a pretty decent result now.

English yesterday was okay. I'm pretty good at personal writing but is it just me or there wasn't much language to analyse on the covers? (Enigma from the riddle, rhetorical questions and the odd rule of three) but nothing major? Was pretty stuck there but it went okay.

All the exams I dreaded most are out of the way. German, Business and Bio, Chem, Physics with a Physics unit 1 repeat coming up. So much easier.
Was pretty sure the last question was mathematically impossible considering you had to use Pythagoras to work out l to work out the surface are and it just didn't work! But other than that T6 was fine☺️
19. I thought the T6 went fine, but a bunch of people on twitter are saying it was horrific (search ccea maths on twitter). I managed to get through the questions, getting 29/132 for the probability one, 39 pupils in the school play and successfully (i hope) getting the last question on the calculator paper. It took a bit of working, though. The only question that stumped me was the one on the non-calculator paper with working out the missing side and the other sides were surds. I knew you had to use pythagoras' theorem, but i didn't think they'd expect us to expand brackets with 27's, 12's and 18's on a non-calculator paper. I was running through solutions in my head for a good 20 minutes, and a minute (I'm not kidding) before the time ended I realised how to do it. I didn't get it all written down, which sucks. Now I have six exams next week to look forward to :---)
20. Overall, T6 went quite well - I think! Of course there were the almost mandatory stupid mistakes that I seem to make in most papers (in the simplifying surds non-calc I somehow managed failing to correctly add two single digit numbers together and came out with 2/7 instead of 1/4) and naturally there were the harder ones like the last question on the calc paper which apparently (through post exam talk with my friend) I was about 2 minutes away from solving. But yeah, I think it went quite well and I'm hoping that along with my A* in T4, I can get an overall A*, which would really put me in a good mood for Further Maths next year! ! Hope it all went well for everyone else!

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