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1. what was the actual question for 8(a), the logs one?
2. what was the question for the first trig question part a
3. (Original post by Morg698)
Could you explain further how by letting 2^x =y that 2^2x+5 gives 32y^2
2^2x+5 = 2^2x multiplied by 2^5
Say 2^x = y,
2^2x=y^2
And 2^5=32
Therefore 2^2x+5= 32y^2
4. Last years grade boundary was 59/75 for the A. I think it will be around 55-56 this year tho
5. Question 8: Oh logs.
- I messed up - I got b = 5/3 - a hahahah! The correct answer is:
a-5/9

I think this question was to "express b in terms of a"

6. (Original post by casperyc)
Question 8: Oh logs.
- I messed up - I got b = 5/3 - a hahahah! The correct answer is:
a-5/9

I think this question was to "express b in terms of a"

I messed up with that too, the subject of the formula. That was more of a test on the wording then actual .. answer. Btw.. I think your answer was wrong anyway.
7. (Original post by alevez2ez)
I messed up with that too, the subject of the formula. That was more of a test on the wording then actual .. answer. Btw.. I think your answer was wrong anyway.
I did not give an answer in the reply. That was OP's answer. I was just asking if I remember correctly, that question should not have anything to do with "a= number" or "b= number". Should be something like "b= something with a".

I think I got (9a- a number)/3
8. (Original post by casperyc)
I did not give an answer in the reply. That was OP's answer. I was just asking if I remember correctly, that question should not have anything to do with "a= number" or "b= number". Should be something like "b= something with a".

I think I got (9a- a number)/3
Same here. 9a - a number. Think it was 5 but not sure.
9. (Original post by casperyc)
I did not give an answer in the reply. That was OP's answer. I was just asking if I remember correctly, that question should not have anything to do with "a= number" or "b= number". Should be something like "b= something with a".

I think I got (9a- a number)/3

Cool! Well done!

I just want to get the paper and check my trig results. I think I got something different than the answers there.
10. Thanks for the answers by the way, was looking for a while.

I wondered, how many marks would you lose for? :

In the factor theorem question, not splitting up the correct quadratic factor into two liner factors, I didn't think it factorised during the exam :/

Differentiating one or two of the terms in the differentiation question incorrectly, but still using the right method to find to find the min value of x and the perimeter I think it was.

Using the wrong range for the second trig question, I used the range in the first question :/ But doing the rest right.

Also was anyone confused about it saying graphical methods are not acceptable? Surely that didn't mean you couldn't have found the solutions using the trig graphs?
11. (Original post by casperyc)
Question 8: Oh logs.
- I messed up - I got b = 5/3 - a hahahah! The correct answer is:
a-5/9

I think this question was to "express b in terms of a"

Being blunt, my answer for that question was just completely wrong - I messed up on it! Guess we all do something like that each now and then xD
12. (Original post by TrueDAN)
Being blunt, my answer for that question was just completely wrong - I messed up on it! Guess we all do something like that each now and then xD
Fair enough
1. Hey can anybody go through the trig identities question, it was 1-2cos(theta-PI/5) = 0 then ii) was 4cos^2x + 7sinx-2=0 i think for 0<=x<=360
13. I will be getting 100 UMS ty edexcel for a piss exam i look foward to my future 3 figure UMS scores in S1 C3 and C4
14. (Original post by TrueDAN)
Hey all, sorry for the time delay in this one!! Best of wishes to Arsey too
I've not seen an official thread for this, although some great progress into formulating a markscheme has begun (who I will credit).
I think that the paper was deceiving in that it was actually more demanding than you'd think, but it was certainly better than C1

Question 1:
- Show that A is 64
(Use the sum formula and it's straight forward enough)
- Sum to infinity was 256
64/0.25 = 256
- Difference between 9th and 10th: 1.602 (3dp was requested)
Be careful to do ar^8 instead of ar^9 and likewise goes for ar^9 instead of ar^10.
Question 2:
a) Complete the trapezium rule table - straight forward substitution for 1 mark.
b) 20.75 square units.
1/2 ( 7.5 + 2(17) was the calculation
c) 5.75 units I believe - I got this one wrong (

Question 3:
a) Distance between points P and Q = Root34
P was (7,8) and Q was (10,13) = 3^2 + 5^2 = 34 then root the answer. It wanted its exact value.
b) (X - 7) ^2 + (Y-8)^2 = 34
c) 3x + 5y - 95 = 0
You had to find gradient of PQ then -1/m it as it is perpendicular to get -3/5 as the gradient. It passed through Q therefore you y-y1= m(X-x1)

Question 4: Nice, standard question.
a) Substute in -3/2 into F(X) and you got a remainder of 5 - just a calculator job.
b) Substite X=-2 into F(X) and there is 0 remainder thus a root.
c) X = -2, -2/3 or 1/2 leaving F(X) = (X+2)(3X+2)(2X-1)

Question 5: Binomial which got challenging in some areas.
a) I believe it was 16-288x + 1944x^2
b) A = 16 you had to to do this (1+kx)(16-288x+1944x^2) and the only single number with no X coefficient was 16 X 1 therefore 16.
c and d)
You had -288 + 16k = -232 Now add 288 to both sides leaving
16k = 52 therefore
K = 7/2
Substitute this value of k into the expansion and you get 936 ( I did the correct method andgot an answer in 900s but can't remember if this was what I 100% got so I may have made a stupid mistake).
B = 936
You had to remember you have the X^2 term and kx^2 term.

Question 6:
I thought the first question was nasty for 3 marks - maybe I just over complicated it. I got 8Pi/ 15 and -7pi/15 however my second answer was wrong. I believe that the agreed answers are:
8Pi/15 and -2pi/15 - I was so close (
b) I liked this one : 194.5 and 345.5 I got. You formulate a quadratic and X=2 or -1/4 . You had to disregard the 2 value as it is larger than one leaving sin^-1 of 1/4 which was 14.5. Then use cast and make sure to account for it being negative.

Question 7:
a) Standard integration
b) 24.3 square units - you had to find the X bound and I believe it was 9.

Question 8: Oh logs.
- I messed up - I got b = 5/3 - a hahahah! The correct answer is:
a-5/9
(Thanks to Mills.O)
B) -2.19 luckily I got this. Very sneaky one. 2^2x+5 - 7(2^y) =0
Let y = 2^x and you get 32y^2-7y =0
Divide by y to get 32y = 7
Therefore y=7/32
2^x = 7/32 and take logs to get the answer.

Question 9: A really discriminating question - tough.
a) The included angle is 120 degrees, from angles in an equilateral triangle are 60 degrees, then to find the included angle do 180 - 60 = 120 degrees. I did it in degrees, you may have converted to radians, either way you should be left with 120/360 X PI X x^2 Or use 1/2r^2 X 120 (in radians)
= PiX^2/3
b) Demanding proof - only 3 marks to. I got it in the end, cannot remember it fully though. Area of rectangle was 2xy. Area of triangle was 1/2absinC = 1/2x^2 X sin 60. Area of sector was previous answer. Add them up to equal 1000 (given in the question and then rearrange for y)
c) Even if you didn't get the previous proof, you could have attempted this. You had to find the arc length as well. You ended up with the arc length + 3x + 2y. Substitute the value of y in and do some manipulation.
d) Differentiate to equal zero and attempt to solve. X = 16.6 and P = 120.
e) Differntiate twice and state how it must be larger than zero. Even if your X value is wrong, which I believe mine was, you can still get an error carried forward and pick up these last two marks.

Hope this helps!
HUGE CREDIT TO - X_IDE_sidf
Insane memory from him, as well as marks and answer help. Thanks!
Also credit to Cookie_raider01 for clarifying the marks for each question! See the comments for it
Thanks to TripleSeven for clarity in P and Q coordinates!

Best of luck all - I think I've got between 59 and 70 so that's what I mean by deceiving - I think the grade boundaries will be 57-63 for an A. Sorry to speculate but a top 50 boundary for the A is more than likely.
Any corrections, thoughts or misunderstandings please say!!
From question 6, you said "You had to disregard the 2 value as it is larger than one leaving sin^-1 of 1/4 which was 14.5." but it's: sin^-1 of -1/4 which was -14.5.
15. Sorry everyone, but the OFFICIAL edexcel mark scheme has been leaked https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0o...ew?usp=sharing
16. Do you still have the official markscheme they have taken it of
17. (Original post by TrueDAN)
Hey all, sorry for the time delay in this one!! Best of wishes to Arsey too
I've not seen an official thread for this, although some great progress into formulating a markscheme has begun (who I will credit).
I think that the paper was deceiving in that it was actually more demanding than you'd think, but it was certainly better than C1

Question 1:
- Show that A is 64
(Use the sum formula and it's straight forward enough)
- Sum to infinity was 256
64/0.25 = 256
- Difference between 9th and 10th: 1.602 (3dp was requested)
Be careful to do ar^8 instead of ar^9 and likewise goes for ar^9 instead of ar^10.
Question 2:
a) Complete the trapezium rule table - straight forward substitution for 1 mark.
b) 20.75 square units.
1/2 ( 7.5 + 2(17) was the calculation
c) 5.75 units I believe - I got this one wrong (

Question 3:
a) Distance between points P and Q = Root34
P was (7,8) and Q was (10,13) = 3^2 + 5^2 = 34 then root the answer. It wanted its exact value.
b) (X - 7) ^2 + (Y-8)^2 = 34
c) 3x + 5y - 95 = 0
You had to find gradient of PQ then -1/m it as it is perpendicular to get -3/5 as the gradient. It passed through Q therefore you y-y1= m(X-x1)

Question 4: Nice, standard question.
a) Substute in -3/2 into F(X) and you got a remainder of 5 - just a calculator job.
b) Substite X=-2 into F(X) and there is 0 remainder thus a root.
c) X = -2, -2/3 or 1/2 leaving F(X) = (X+2)(3X+2)(2X-1)

Question 5: Binomial which got challenging in some areas.
a) I believe it was 16-288x + 1944x^2
b) A = 16 you had to to do this (1+kx)(16-288x+1944x^2) and the only single number with no X coefficient was 16 X 1 therefore 16.
c and d)
You had -288 + 16k = -232 Now add 288 to both sides leaving
16k = 52 therefore
K = 7/2
Substitute this value of k into the expansion and you get 936 ( I did the correct method andgot an answer in 900s but can't remember if this was what I 100% got so I may have made a stupid mistake).
B = 936
You had to remember you have the X^2 term and kx^2 term.

Question 6:
I thought the first question was nasty for 3 marks - maybe I just over complicated it. I got 8Pi/ 15 and -7pi/15 however my second answer was wrong. I believe that the agreed answers are:
8Pi/15 and -2pi/15 - I was so close (
b) I liked this one : 194.5 and 345.5 I got. You formulate a quadratic and X=2 or -1/4 . You had to disregard the 2 value as it is larger than one leaving sin^-1 of 1/4 which was 14.5. Then use cast and make sure to account for it being negative.

Question 7:
a) Standard integration
b) 24.3 square units - you had to find the X bound and I believe it was 9.

Question 8: Oh logs.
- I messed up - I got b = 5/3 - a hahahah! The correct answer is:
a-5/9
(Thanks to Mills.O)
B) -2.19 luckily I got this. Very sneaky one. 2^2x+5 - 7(2^y) =0
Let y = 2^x and you get 32y^2-7y =0
Divide by y to get 32y = 7
Therefore y=7/32
2^x = 7/32 and take logs to get the answer.

Question 9: A really discriminating question - tough.
a) The included angle is 120 degrees, from angles in an equilateral triangle are 60 degrees, then to find the included angle do 180 - 60 = 120 degrees. I did it in degrees, you may have converted to radians, either way you should be left with 120/360 X PI X x^2 Or use 1/2r^2 X 120 (in radians)
= PiX^2/3
b) Demanding proof - only 3 marks to. I got it in the end, cannot remember it fully though. Area of rectangle was 2xy. Area of triangle was 1/2absinC = 1/2x^2 X sin 60. Area of sector was previous answer. Add them up to equal 1000 (given in the question and then rearrange for y)
c) Even if you didn't get the previous proof, you could have attempted this. You had to find the arc length as well. You ended up with the arc length + 3x + 2y. Substitute the value of y in and do some manipulation.
d) Differentiate to equal zero and attempt to solve. X = 16.6 and P = 120.
e) Differntiate twice and state how it must be larger than zero. Even if your X value is wrong, which I believe mine was, you can still get an error carried forward and pick up these last two marks.

Hope this helps!
HUGE CREDIT TO - X_IDE_sidf
Insane memory from him, as well as marks and answer help. Thanks!
Also credit to Cookie_raider01 for clarifying the marks for each question! See the comments for it
Thanks to TripleSeven for clarity in P and Q coordinates!

Best of luck all - I think I've got between 59 and 70 so that's what I mean by deceiving - I think the grade boundaries will be 57-63 for an A. Sorry to speculate but a top 50 boundary for the A is more than likely.
Any corrections, thoughts or misunderstandings please say!!
P was 66 in question 9
18. (Original post by tifflcy)

heres the working for question 10, realised that i forgot to find p when i got 2 mins left so rushed it and got it wrong
P=120.2
d2p/dx2 = 2000^-3, x = 16.6, d2p/dx2 > 0 hence minimum
P was 66
1.
A) 2 marks
B) 2 marks
C) 3 marks
2.
A) 1 mark
B) 3 marks
C) 2 marks
3.
A) 2 marks
B) 2 marks
C) 4 marks
4.
A) 2 marks
B) 2 marks
C) 4 marks
5.
A) 4 marks
B) 1
C) 2
D) 2
6.
A) 3
B) 6
7.
A) 3
B) 3
8.
A) 3
B)4
9.
A) 2
B) 3
C) 3
D) 5
E)2
if I got two U's on C1 and D1- I reckon maybe a high U on C1 (like 35 marks) and completely messed up C2 (about 20 marks) then can I still get a grade overall if I smash D1?
if anyone can explain what I'll need it's much appreciated, I don't understand the whole marks to UMS thing so

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