You are Here: Home >< Maths

# Is there any questions similar to this in Maths? Never seen it before

Announcements Posted on
TSR's new app is coming! Sign up here to try it first >> 17-10-2016
1. It's a fairly straightforward problem solving question.

How long is part B?

So then can we work out how heavy it is?
2. This is of a real exam paper. It's the first time I've seen a question like this but if it has come on once it can come on again.
3. (Original post by Anmol_.)
This is of a real exam paper. It's the first time I've seen a question like this but if it has come on once it can come on again.
and dude this isn't the only question that we've never come across before, there's a bunch more as you go through the paper.
4. Do you not understand the question? its quite easy really.

The length of part A is 5 metres, and this weighs 8kg

This means that each metre of the cable weighs 8/5 = 1.6

As part A is 5 metres, and the whole thing is 16 metres, part B must be 11 metres long

11 x 1.6 = 17.6 kg

Not quite sure what topic it comes under, but the question does not seem unreasonable
5. Well if the parts come from the same cable then the weight will increase in proportion to the length.

So if part A is 5m, then part B must be 11m.

If part A weighs 5m, that means every 1 meter weighs 1.6kg - you divide the 8kg by 5.

Therefore, 11m multiplied by 1.6 gives us 17.6kg

It's simple maths put into a wordy question.

The thing is, you can't expect the same question to come up every time. It's an exam and is meant to be challenging to test your true ability especially with maths, there are no two same questions which will come up, it's how you use your skills and knowledge and how you apply it to the problem. Otherwise, it'll be too easy and everyone will be getting A* and that isn't right!!
6. Yep, I had this question in my mocks. I think it came up on one of the November 2015 modular papers.
7. This type of question I would use Enlargement Scale Factor.

So (11/5)X8 which makes 17.6 kg.

Posted from TSR Mobile
8. Am I the only one annoyed that they used 'kg' as the unit for weight?
9. (Original post by surina16)
Am I the only one annoyed that they used 'kg' as the unit for weight?
whats wrong with that
10. (Original post by life.of.pablo)
whats wrong with that
weight is a force so it is measured in newtons (N)
mass is measured in kg
11. What is a predicted paper?
12. (Original post by surina16)
weight is a force so it is measured in newtons (N)
mass is measured in kg
We're mathematicians not scientists haha
13. (Original post by ODES_PDES)
What is a predicted paper?
It is what they're guessing might come up and then you can do that predicted paper based on those guesses as practice
14. (Original post by Kryptonian)
It is what they're guessing might come up and then you can do that predicted paper based on those guesses as practice
Basically a practice paper
15. (Original post by ODES_PDES)
Basically a practice paper
Yeah based on the guesses. They guess by seeing which topics come up a lot and then make practice paper
16. (Original post by Kryptonian)
We're mathematicians not scientists haha
I'm not gonna lose any sleep over it
17. Does anyone have the mark scheme for this paper?

## Register

Thanks for posting! You just need to create an account in order to submit the post
1. this can't be left blank
2. this can't be left blank
3. this can't be left blank

6 characters or longer with both numbers and letters is safer

4. this can't be left empty
1. Oops, you need to agree to our Ts&Cs to register

Updated: June 2, 2016
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Today on TSR

### How does exam reform affect you?

From GCSE to A level, it's all changing

Poll
Useful resources

### Maths Forum posting guidelines

Not sure where to post? Read here first

### How to use LaTex

Writing equations the easy way

### Study habits of A* students

Top tips from students who have already aced their exams