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1. I will try and remember as many as possible (marks available are in the square brackets). Also, my answers might not be right - please feel free to point out any mistakes

These are the ones that I can (I think) remember the question numbers for:

1) Multiply all of the values by 20/8 (or 2.5) to get:
187.5g
125g
100g
5 egg yolks [3]
2) a) The total price before discount was 730 + 420 or something like that, which was £1150. Multiply that by 0.85 to get £977.50 so yes, she has enough[5]
b) 800 pounds is 800x1.25 = 1000 Euros. He spent 895, so has 1000 - 895 = 105 Euros left
When he reconverts back, £1 is 1.4 Euros so £75 is 105 Euros
The answer I think was £75 [4]
10) a) Lowest score was 5, highest score was 30, median was 18, lower quartile was 14 and upper quartile was 26, and then draw the box plot from that I think [4]
b) Jack scored more on average because he had a higher median (I think it was 21)
The amount of points Jack scored was more consistent because his interquartile range was smaller (I think his was 9 and the other one was 12) [2]
24) I think it was -0.78 and -2.55 [6]
25) I think there were quite a few different methods but I think the answer was no because the tent is 1.86 m tall. This is what I did:
Volume is 8 and length is 4 so area of triangle is 2
It's equilateral so all sides equal and all angles equal (60 degrees)
I used absinC/2 and let the sides be x to get that the area is x^2/4 multiplied by root 3 and set that equal to two, so then x^2 multiplied by root 3 is 8 and then x^2 is 8/root 3 and then x is root(8/root3) which was like 2.149...
I then did that the area is also given by base x height /2 and let the height be h so that xh/2 is the area and set that equal to 2 so xh is 4 and then h is 4/x to get 1.86 and no, he is too tall [5]

I don't know the question numbers for these, but I have some answers:

The Ship question was 90km (I think you had to use pythagoras or something like that) [5]
I think the circle theorem one was 71 degrees [2]
I think the one you had to circle was 15 to 25 [1] and the mean was 21[4]
The probability was 2/15 [3]
The factorisation was (7c+d)(7c-d) [2]
The simplify was something like x/2x+5 [3]
The one with completing the square and finding a and b I think was 5 for a and 18 for b [2]
The one for loaves of bread I think was 78, 39 and 13 [3]
The one for how long it takes for the tank to empty was 1 hour (45 litres divided by 0.75 litres per minute which is 60 minutes or an hour) [4]
The cosine rule one I think was something like 132.7 degrees [3]
The stratified one was something like 13, 19, 11 and 8 and you had to round one of them down to give it to 50 but I'm not sure [3]
The histogram frequency densities I think were 5, 10, 9 and 2.4 and then draw the histogram [4]
The thing about nails and screws I think you had to find the bounds for 1 packet and then multiply by four and six to show that they both could take the same value. I think maybe also subbing in numbers to see if they are the same might be right but I'm not sure [3]
The area of one shaded rectangle I think was 180 [5]
The trapezium with x and y I think was x is 20 and y is 12 [5]
The perimeter was something like 47cm [3]
The volume of the cylinder I think was 1696 [3]
The volume of the similar shape I think was 2734 [3]
There was the question where you had to draw the graph y = x^3 - 2 or something like that [2]
I think the equation of the straight line going through (0,4) was y = 5x+4 [2]
I think the original price of the car was £19500 or something like that [3]
The question about the first three terms I think was 4,2,0 [2]
The question about what the first term was, I think was 10 [3]
The question about Fahrenheit I think was 82.4 degrees F which had to be rounded to the nearest whole number so 82 [3]

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3. (Original post by ahhn9)
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4. (Original post by GCSESTUDENT5000)
I will try and remember as many as possible (marks available are in the square brackets). Also, my answers might not be right - please feel free to point out any mistakes

These are the ones that I can (I think) remember the question numbers for:

1) Multiply all of the values by 20/8 (or 2.5) to get:
187.5g
125g
100g
5 egg yolks [3]
2) a) The total price before discount was 730 + 420 or something like that, which was £1150. Multiply that by 0.85 to get £977.50 so yes, she has enough[5]
b) 800 pounds is 800x1.25 = 1000 Euros. He spent 895, so has 1000 - 895 = 105 Euros left
When he reconverts back, £1 is 1.4 Euros so £75 is 105 Euros
The answer I think was £75 [4]
10) a) Lowest score was 5, highest score was 30, median was 18, lower quartile was 14 and upper quartile was 26, and then draw the box plot from that I think [4]
b) Jack scored more on average because he had a higher median (I think it was 21)
The amount of points Jack scored was more consistent because his interquartile range was smaller (I think his was 9 and the other one was 12) [2]
24) I think it was -0.78 and -2.55 [6]
25) I think there were quite a few different methods but I think the answer was no because the tent is 1.86 m tall. This is what I did:
Volume is 8 and length is 4 so area of triangle is 2
It's equilateral so all sides equal and all angles equal (60 degrees)
I used absinC/2 and let the sides be x to get that the area is x^2/4 multiplied by root 3 and set that equal to two, so then x^2 multiplied by root 3 is 8 and then x^2 is 8/root 3 and then x is root(8/root3) which was like 2.149...
I then did that the area is also given by base x height /2 and let the height be h so that xh/2 is the area and set that equal to 2 so xh is 4 and then h is 4/x to get 1.86 and no, he is too tall [5]

I don't know the question numbers for these, but I have some answers:

The Ship question was 90km (I think you had to use pythagoras or something like that) [5]
I think the circle theorem one was 71 degrees [2]
I think the one you had to circle was 15 to 25 [1] and the mean was 21[4]
The probability was 2/15 [3]
The factorisation was (7c+d)(7c-d) [2]
The simplify was something like x/2x+5 [3]
The one with completing the square and finding a and b I think was 5 for a and 18 for b [2]
The one for loaves of bread I think was 78, 39 and 13 [3]
The one for how long it takes for the tank to empty was 1 hour (45 litres divided by 0.75 litres per minute which is 60 minutes or an hour) [4]
The cosine rule one I think was something like 132.7 degrees [3]
The stratified one was something like 13, 19, 11 and 8 and you had to round one of them down to give it to 50 but I'm not sure [3]
The histogram frequency densities I think were 5, 10, 9 and 2.4 and then draw the histogram [4]
The thing about nails and screws I think you had to find the bounds for 1 packet and then multiply by four and six to show that they both could take the same value. I think maybe also subbing in numbers to see if they are the same might be right but I'm not sure [3]
The area of one shaded rectangle I think was 180 [5]
The trapezium with x and y I think was x is 12 and y is 20 [5]
The perimeter was something like 47cm [3]
The volume of the cylinder I think was 1696 [3]
The volume of the similar shape I think was 2734 [3]
There was the question where you had to draw the graph y = x^3 - 2 or something like that [2]
I think the equation of the straight line going through (0,4) was y = 5x+4 [2]
I think the original price of the car was £19500 or something like that [3]
The question about the first three terms I think was 4,2,0 [2]
The question about what the first term was, I think was 10 [3]
The question about Fahrenheit I think was 82.4 degrees F which had to be rounded to the nearest whole number so 82 [3]

For the trapezium one I got x = 12 and y = 16?
5. (Original post by Charlottelucy__)
For the trapezium one I got x = 12 and y = 16?
Maybe I'm wrong for that question. Thanks for pointing that out because I realised for my answer that I originally put (which might be wrong), I put x is 12 and y is 20 but I think y is 12 and x is 20

I thought it was something like 2x+y+128 = 180 and x+5y+100 = 180
So x + 5y = 80 so x = 80 - 5y and then 2(80-5y) + y + 128 = 180
So 160 - 10y + y + 128 = 180
So 288 - 9y = 180
So -9y = -108
So y = 12 and x = 80 - 5(12) = 80-60 = 20

But I'm not sure. It could be x = 12 and y = 16.

Hope I could help
6. (Original post by GCSESTUDENT5000)
I will try and remember as many as possible (marks available are in the square brackets). Also, my answers might not be right - please feel free to point out any mistakes

These are the ones that I can (I think) remember the question numbers for:

1) Multiply all of the values by 20/8 (or 2.5) to get:
187.5g
125g
100g
5 egg yolks [3]
2) a) The total price before discount was 730 + 420 or something like that, which was £1150. Multiply that by 0.85 to get £977.50 so yes, she has enough[5]
b) 800 pounds is 800x1.25 = 1000 Euros. He spent 895, so has 1000 - 895 = 105 Euros left
When he reconverts back, £1 is 1.4 Euros so £75 is 105 Euros
The answer I think was £75 [4]
10) a) Lowest score was 5, highest score was 30, median was 18, lower quartile was 14 and upper quartile was 26, and then draw the box plot from that I think [4]
b) Jack scored more on average because he had a higher median (I think it was 21)
The amount of points Jack scored was more consistent because his interquartile range was smaller (I think his was 9 and the other one was 12) [2]
24) I think it was -0.78 and -2.55 [6]
25) I think there were quite a few different methods but I think the answer was no because the tent is 1.86 m tall. This is what I did:
Volume is 8 and length is 4 so area of triangle is 2
It's equilateral so all sides equal and all angles equal (60 degrees)
I used absinC/2 and let the sides be x to get that the area is x^2/4 multiplied by root 3 and set that equal to two, so then x^2 multiplied by root 3 is 8 and then x^2 is 8/root 3 and then x is root(8/root3) which was like 2.149...
I then did that the area is also given by base x height /2 and let the height be h so that xh/2 is the area and set that equal to 2 so xh is 4 and then h is 4/x to get 1.86 and no, he is too tall [5]

I don't know the question numbers for these, but I have some answers:

The Ship question was 90km (I think you had to use pythagoras or something like that) [5]
I think the circle theorem one was 71 degrees [2]
I think the one you had to circle was 15 to 25 [1] and the mean was 21[4]
The probability was 2/15 [3]
The factorisation was (7c+d)(7c-d) [2]
The simplify was something like x/2x+5 [3]
The one with completing the square and finding a and b I think was 5 for a and 18 for b [2]
The one for loaves of bread I think was 78, 39 and 13 [3]
The one for how long it takes for the tank to empty was 1 hour (45 litres divided by 0.75 litres per minute which is 60 minutes or an hour) [4]
The cosine rule one I think was something like 132.7 degrees [3]
The stratified one was something like 13, 19, 11 and 8 and you had to round one of them down to give it to 50 but I'm not sure [3]
The histogram frequency densities I think were 5, 10, 9 and 2.4 and then draw the histogram [4]
The thing about nails and screws I think you had to find the bounds for 1 packet and then multiply by four and six to show that they both could take the same value. I think maybe also subbing in numbers to see if they are the same might be right but I'm not sure [3]
The area of one shaded rectangle I think was 180 [5]
The trapezium with x and y I think was x is 20 and y is 12 [5]
The perimeter was something like 47cm [3]
The volume of the cylinder I think was 1696 [3]
The volume of the similar shape I think was 2734 [3]
There was the question where you had to draw the graph y = x^3 - 2 or something like that [2]
I think the equation of the straight line going through (0,4) was y = 5x+4 [2]
I think the original price of the car was £19500 or something like that [3]
The question about the first three terms I think was 4,2,0 [2]
The question about what the first term was, I think was 10 [3]
The question about Fahrenheit I think was 82.4 degrees F which had to be rounded to the nearest whole number so 82 [3]

I accidentally calculated the median instead of the mean for the table
7. (Original post by GCSESTUDENT5000)
Maybe I'm wrong for that question. Thanks for pointing that out because I realised for my answer that I originally put (which might be wrong), I put x is 12 and y is 20 but I think y is 12 and x is 20

I thought it was something like 2x+y+128 = 180 and x+5y+100 = 180
So x + 5y = 80 so x = 80 - 5y and then 2(80-5y) + y + 128 = 180
So 160 - 10y + y + 128 = 180
So 288 - 9y = 180
So -9y = -108
So y = 12 and x = 80 - 5(12) = 80-60 = 20

But I'm not sure. It could be x = 12 and y = 16.

Hope I could help
Ooo !! Damn that may be right

I rearranged to and simplified leaving me with
x + 2y = 44
Then did trial an error

12 + 2 X 16 = 44

So x is 12 and y is 16

But I'm probably wrong ahahah
8. Thanks for this. I cant see much wrong with it.
9. (Original post by Charlottelucy__)
Ooo !! Damn that may be right

I rearranged to and simplified leaving me with
x + 2y = 44
Then did trial an error

12 + 2 X 16 = 44

So x is 12 and y is 16

But I'm probably wrong ahahah
Oh, ok. Well, I'm not sure so I guess we'll just have to see...

Maybe I'm remembering the question or my answers wrong
10. (Original post by anagram11)
Thanks for this. I cant see much wrong with it.
No problem
11. This is all right I assume. Only ones I got wrong was part of the tent, similar shape and probs some of the boxplot because I didn't round the medians!
So for me thats comfortable 90s score hopefully!
12. X and Y were 12 and 20 btw*
13. Thank you!! This was really useful👍🏻
14. Hmmm, for the trapezium one I got x=22 and y=11 (or the other way around), but this is presuming that all angles in a trapezium add up to 360 degrees. I even checked it and it was right. Where have I gone wrong??
15. (Original post by george_c00per)
Hmmm, for the trapezium one I got x=22 and y=11 (or the other way around), but this is presuming that all angles in a trapezium add up to 360 degrees. I even checked it and it was right. Where have I gone wrong??
I put different numbers for x and y than you lol and I checked my solution and it worked?? super confused as well
16. What did people get for the tent question
17. (Original post by george_c00per)
Hmmm, for the trapezium one I got x=22 and y=11 (or the other way around), but this is presuming that all angles in a trapezium add up to 360 degrees. I even checked it and it was right. Where have I gone wrong??
That was what I put as well, since working it out those 2 values fit x & y. Hope its correct! When I get the chance, ill go over the paper with my maths teacher, probably on monday. More exams tomorrow
18. (Original post by FenixZ)
What did people get for the tent question
I did 1/2(bxh)*L=8 to find the triangle lengths, I halved the triangle and did pythagoras to find the height didn't do 1/2ABsinC at all
19. For the probability one that was 2/15, did it have to be cancelled down or will 12/90 get me the marks?
20. (Original post by grace_wh)
I put different numbers for x and y than you lol and I checked my solution and it worked?? super confused as well
(Original post by Ace C)
That was what I put as well, since working it out those 2 values fit x & y. Hope its correct! When I get the chance, ill go over the paper with my maths teacher, probably on monday. More exams tomorrow
Maybe we will get it right as there could be multiple answers. I hope so anyway!!

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