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1. Hey I'm doing the edexcel higher paper this thursday (9/06/16) and I was wondering what conversions we need to know. I know the obvious ones such a mm to cm etc., but I did a paper the other day and it expected us to know miles to kilometres, as it wasn't on the formula sheet.
Are there any others we need to know?

Thanks
2. (Original post by nut3lla8)
Hey I'm doing the edexcel higher paper this thursday (9/06/16) and I was wondering what conversions we need to know. I know the obvious ones such a mm to cm etc., but I did a paper the other day and it expected us to know miles to kilometres, as it wasn't on the formula sheet.
Are there any others we need to know?

Thanks
to be honest conversions are taught in year 5 so they should be very well know to GCSE candidates, therefore these aren't on the first page with formulas.
3. (Original post by Gabika1979)
to be honest conversions are taught in year 5 so they should be very well know to GCSE candidates, therefore these aren't on the first page with formulas.
Okay thank you, I know why they aren't on the formula sheet but I was wondering about between metrical and imperial like metres and yards and feet etc. which although I am an a* maths student I am not aware of from the top of my head as they have not been mentioned in my class at school. So I am just wondering if you possibly know of the ones that may come up so I can remember them now.
4. (Original post by nut3lla8)
Okay thank you, I know why they aren't on the formula sheet but I was wondering about between metrical and imperial like metres and yards and feet etc. which although I am an a* maths student I am not aware of from the top of my head as they have not been mentioned in my class at school. So I am just wondering if you possibly know of the ones that may come up so I can remember them now.
I'm pretty sure it's just miles & km
which is 1 mile = 1.6km
5. (Original post by nut3lla8)
Okay thank you, I know why they aren't on the formula sheet but I was wondering about between metrical and imperial like metres and yards and feet etc. which although I am an a* maths student I am not aware of from the top of my head as they have not been mentioned in my class at school. So I am just wondering if you possibly know of the ones that may come up so I can remember them now.
Perhpas £ to Euro or gallons to litres would be helpful.
6. (Original post by FutureDietitian)
I'm pretty sure it's just miles & km
which is 1 mile = 1.6km
Okay great thanks
7. (Original post by Gabika1979)
Perhpas £ to Euro or gallons to litres would be helpful.
Okay thank you
8. I swear there are way more? Like litres to gallons and all sorts, not that they really ever come up but possibly they could try something like that on the last question? Who knows :P
9. It should be on your specification.
For AQA we have to know gallons to litres, miles to kilometres, pounds to kg and cm to inches. I'm guessing yours would be similar
10. Also, remember some of actual formulas that are not on the first page, e.g. area of pyramid (e.g. 3D pytahgoras), density = m/v, speed = d/t and remember LSF, ASF, VSF when working out a side, area or volume of a shape.

Also when working out things like miles per hour, make sure that in your calculation you use the HOUR and not minutes or seconds. So 15 minutes would be 0.25 hours.

Also, knowing some key things like that there are 3600 seconds in an hour (crap example... but oh well) - or maybe formula for angle using Cosine rule (saves time as you don't have to rearrange it in the exam) can save you some time, at least a few seconds, as you don't have to work it out, just write it down.

What mark are you aiming for?

I messed up paper 1 and I'm aiming for 100 marks on this one to get A* (lol).
11. People above are saying litres to gallons and all sorts, but usually in those types of conversion questions they give you conversion rate. I just know the simple ones and that 1 mile = 1.6km
12. 8km = 5 miles and all the mm cm etc.
I think that's all.

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