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# UNOFFICIAL MARKSCHEME Edexcel Maths Calculator paper 09/06/2016

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1. will the grade boundary be below 135 for an A or above this year? My guess- 132
2. got 81.5 for the last one i don't know how
3. Does anybody know if I'll still get 1 mark if for the Histograms I mixed up class width with the median..? :/
4. (Original post by Alexbrfc1875)
For the question where you had 3-x/3x squared - 5x - 12 would I get the marks for 1/ 4 - 3x
it was 1/-4-3x so im not sure, youd probably get 1
5. (Original post by blondebabe_xo)
What did people get for the sector question?
28.9
6. (Original post by NiamhM1801)
Think I got 99!
(Annoyingly missed the - sign off number 23 but hey what can you do)
well you could have checked your answers worked by substituting them back - obviously
7. (Original post by pelaitsc45)
Why didn't you take June 2015 into account?
It's an anomaly, a big one.
8. Does anyone happen to have any worked solutions?
9. (Original post by WaveyH)
If I correctly remember, the 2013 paper which was arguably the easiest paper ever was like 130 something for an A so you should be fine
thanks
10. (Original post by Brewah)
Let me know if you find out about mr kirbia please!!! ☺️

Its all we have for now
11. Wat is it roughly to get a C grade??
12. (Original post by LokiiR)
um hang on, arent u meant to test 3.75 and 3.75 is less than 34, therefore x has to be in between 3.75 - 3.8
Ah I see! I actually wrote down the correct working out in the exam but put the incorrect answer in the box! That should cost me one mark. Other than that I know I lost approximately 4 other marks according to the mark scheme. Thank you for correcting my mistake.
13. (Original post by DrPepper123)
X3-5x=34.
Assuming X=3.7 would give an answer of 32.153, its difference from 34 being 1.847. However, assuming X=3.8 would yield an answer of 35.872, its difference from 34 being 1.872. Since the difference between 34 and the value of X as being 3.7 is smaller than the value at 3.8, X=3.7.
Hope this helps.
However, your'e looking at an equation with the highest power being 3, the change in increase gains as you input a greater number so the fact that you said 3.8 has a larger difference still doesnt prove that it is further away from the true value.
On the other hand, it is a fact that as the value of x increases in the equation, the numerical value also increases so the only way we can find whether x is closer to 3.7 or 3.8 is by using the midpoint 3.75, if the value is smaller than 45 when inputting 3.75 then we know that x is larger than 3.75, hence any number above 3.75 would be closer to 3.8 than 3.7
14. (Original post by elli_s)
3 marks for stem and leaf diagram 1 mark for 9/20
Apologies, I'm fairly sure it was 2 marks for part two.
15. (Original post by Joshslater1998)
Wat is it roughly to get a C grade??
95 - 102 marks
16. (Original post by jtb135)
There was a big debate earlier, i put 3.7 but either way, a few marks cant make a massive difference
if you did it how u said u did it and showed that, you should get marks tbh
17. (Original post by Aol1)
Anyone know how many marks I will get for putting 9/20 for the 2nd question instead of 0.45?
My maths teacher told me 9/20 was fine
18. cheers for this it put my mind to rest. just wondering about the marks for each one
19. (Original post by Purpleunicorn197)
Reps are not necessary but would be appreciated

Sorry for the hold up with the questions
1. Order numbers correctly and include a key (Stem and leaf) (3 marks)
b) 9/20=
0.45 (2 marks)
2a. 5a*2b*3c =
30abc (1 mark)
b. Factorise fully 3y +6 =
3(y+2) (1 mark)
c. Expand x(x-3)=
x^2-3x (1 mark)
3. Perimeter of a rectangle with side lengths x and x+4 is 45
x+x+x+4+x+4= 4x+8
4x+8=45
4x=37
x=9.25 (3 marks)
4. Smallest packet was best value for money because it was cheapest per bag of crisps (4 marks)
5. 4 times as many red than green: There were 0.4 blue and 0.15 yellow.
0.4+0.15+4x+x=1
0.55+5x=1
5x=0.45
x=0.09
4x=0.36
Green- 0.09 Red- 0.36 (3 marks)
6a. Body mass index= m/h^2
Mass= 50kg
Height= 1.57m
20.3 (2 marks)
b. What mass will result in a BMI of 21 with a height of 1.8m
68.04kg (2 marks)
c. Tom's skis can be a maximum of 145% of his height what is their max. tenght (Tom is 1.8m)
2.61m (3 marks)
7. Trial and error. x^3-5x=34 with a number between 3 and 4
3.8 (4 marks)
8a. Photographs with of width 720 pixels and a height of 540 pixels what is the ratio width:height in its simplest form?
4:3 (2 marks)
b. The person now wants the ratio to be 2:3, without changing the width of the picture, what is the new height?
480 pixels (2 marks)
9.x= 124 degrees (4 marks)
10. Mean of grouper freq. table 396(freq.*midpoint total)/50 (freq. total)
7.92 (4 marks)
11. Colin's drive to work
£42.29 (5 marks)
12. The middle angle of a pentagon
x=144 degrees (4 marks)
13.
-2 -1 0 1 2
-1 3 1 -1 3 (2 marks)
Draw curve (2 marks)
14. steel bar with length of 120cm and a cross sectional area of 72cm^2 and a density of 8g/cm^3. A trolley can carry 250kg so how many bars can it carry?
3 Bars (5 marks)
15. Pauls buys a car worth 15,000 pounds and the value depreciates by 23% in the first year and 18% after the first year. Has Paul's car lost half of its value in theree years?
No, because 7766.22 was greater than 7500 pounds (4 marks)
16. Median on cumulative freq. graph
128g (1 mark)
b. Use graph to find interquartile range
11g (2 marks)
17. Triangle with sides 15.6cm (opp), 18(hyp). Angle is split into 2, 30 degrees and x degrees. the whole angle is 60.1 so
x=30.1 (4 marks)
18. 10a^5b^4 (2 marks)
b. y= 5p^2-x (3 marks)
19. 51 out of the 234 were maths in yr 12 so 50 * 51/234
11 males (2 marks)
20. 3x^2 + 6x -2
x= 0.29 or x= -2.29 (3 marks)
21. v=14 to 2 s.f u= 8.7 to 2 s.f
What is the upper bound of I when I= 5(v-u)
29.25 (3 marks)
22. Histogram -F.d- 1.6, 3.2, 2.4, 1.8, 0.3 (3 marks)
23. Perimeter of the shaded part of the sector.
Measurements were 4+4+5/2pi+25/6pi
28.9 (3 marks)
24a. Simplify (3-x)/3x^2-5x-12
-1/3x+4 (2 marks)
b. Write are one fraction in its simplest for (x/x-1)- (x/x+1)
2x/(x+1)(x-1) (3 marks)
25. Triangle with side lengths 7 and 8 finding the top angle using 1/2absinC , sine rule and cosine rule
80.4 (6 marks)
I think I only dropped 4-5 marks. YEY ME.
20. (Original post by 34908seikj)
It's an anomaly, a big one.
Yeah, I know, but the papers this year seem roughly the same difficulty.

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