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# Edexcel GCSE Maths Calculator - Foundation (my answers)

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1. 1A. Four-thousand, seven-hundred and twenty-six.
1B. 5,000,000
1C. 3600
1D. 7.04, 7.47, 7.58, 7.6, 7.692

2B. Tuesday and Thursday

3A. 2
3B. 4 lines of symmetry, in the shape of an asterisk *

4. £2.30

5A. 7/10
5B. 12 out of 16 squares shaded on a 4x4 grid
5C. 16

6A. 35
6B. 30
6C. 30

7A. 24
7B. No

8A. 1, 5
8B. Label point D at 3, 6 to make the rectangle

9A. 2.7
9B. 9261

10A. 19
10B. 21.5
10C. 97

11A. Pattern number 4 composed of 5 grey rectangles and 8 white squares
11B. 9
11C. Yes – all numbers in the pattern are even
11D. 38

12A. 1/6
12B. 6/6

13A. 1270
13B. 31mm
13C. (see below for an image)

14A. 5m
14B. 4pr (p x r x 4)
14C. 7x – 3y

15. 21* (degrees)

16. Bag A – 3/7 and 5/12 used in working, SD’ed on calculator to figures represented by the <=> symbol

17. Geography: 32, 42, 76History: 44, 28, 72Total: 78, 70, 148

18. Enlargement question – times side lengths in no. of squares by two, draw diagonal proportional to the first shape (same slant)

19A. 450cm
19B. 48

20A. 32.5
20B. 32
20C. 7
21. 9.25
22. This one was horrible. Usually these were Lowest Common Multiples for me, point me out of I’m wrong – none of the numbers seemed to share one. It just went on and on and on into the 500s so I knew I was doing something wrong. They were 18, 20 and 26.
23A. 20.3
23B. Think I answered this one afterwards, if someone knows / remembers I’ll be able to remember what I put
23C. 2.61m
24. Use midpoints here. Frequencies of 2, 6, 10, 14 and 18 plotted with given y values.
25. (x) = 124* - angles on a straight line add to 180, angles round a point add to 360, alternate angles (Z) are equal (they certainly looked that way even for an inaccurate diagram)
26. £24.88 - Cost of fuel rounded to £6.22, he travels 180 miles in total from home to work and back in a week
2. What was question number 22?
3. (Original post by Bevans123)
What was question number 22?
Which packet of crisps was better value for money.
4. I think 23b is 60.04 if it was the one about body mass
5. (Original post by SoDoneWithMaths)
Which packet of crisps was better value for money.
The smallest packet of crisps was best value
6. Thanks for posting. I found this calculator paper hard
Cant remember what i put for most of these
gutted i didnt do a mid point, i just went inbetween the number and plotted as it was LOL woops !
8. I think your answer for the last one could be wrong, unless i made a mistake (which is likely) did you add the car parking for the 5 days? I worked it out to be £43 something
9. Wasn't it about the turkey
10. (Original post by Nicolavsn)
omg that turkey question LMAO
11. Last one I got was 42.42.

Like it was 3.50 for parking each day and he also had to buy fuel.
12. 14C. 7x – 3y
This one should be 7x + 3y

The question was something like: 4x + 4y + 3x - y

22. This one was horrible. Usually these were Lowest Common Multiples for me, point me out of I’m wrong – none of the numbers seemed to share one. It just went on and on and on into the 500s so I knew I was doing something wrong. They were 18, 20 and 26.
For this question - you only had to find the cost for 1 pack of crisps for each pack. The correct answer was Smallest as it was only 20p per packet of crisps, whereas the other two were 24p and 26p (Something like that - cant remember the exact values i entered)
13. With the car parking one , I can't remember if I included travelling for going home or not lol xD
I also remember that with the packs of crisps, I put the same answer as everyone else but my reason wasn't the same as my working out was different (probably wrong) lol

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14. Highest grade boundary on a foundation paper was in November 2009 which was 156.
June 2009 - 149
June 2010 - 153 and November was 147
June 2011 - 131 and November was 129
June 2012 - 130, November 139 and March 153
June 2013 - 143, November 151, March 147
June 2014 - 141, November 148
June 2015 - 139, November 144
June 2016?????Hope this helps us...
15. Thanks for the mark scheme. Do you know the marks for each of the questions
16. Anyone know the questions to go with the answers?
17. (Original post by SoDoneWithMaths)
1A. Four-thousand, seven-hundred and twenty-six.
1B. 5,000,000
1C. 3600
1D. 7.04, 7.47, 7.58, 7.6, 7.692

2B. Tuesday and Thursday

3A. 2
3B. 4 lines of symmetry, in the shape of an asterisk *

4. £2.30

5A. 7/10
5B. 12 out of 16 squares shaded on a 4x4 grid
5C. 16

6A. 35
6B. 30
6C. 30

7A. 24
7B. No

8A. 1, 5
8B. Label point D at 3, 6 to make the rectangle

9A. 2.7
9B. 9261

10A. 19
10B. 21.5
10C. 97

11A. Pattern number 4 composed of 5 grey rectangles and 8 white squares
11B. 9
11C. Yes – all numbers in the pattern are even
11D. 38

12A. 1/6
12B. 6/6

13A. 1270
13B. 31mm
13C. (see below for an image)

14A. 5m
14B. 4pr (p x r x 4)
14C. 7x – 3y

15. 21* (degrees)

16. Bag A – 3/7 and 5/12 used in working, SD’ed on calculator to figures represented by the <=> symbol

17. Geography: 32, 42, 76History: 44, 28, 72Total: 78, 70, 148

18. Enlargement question – times side lengths in no. of squares by two, draw diagonal proportional to the first shape (same slant)

19A. 450cm
19B. 48

20A. 32.5
20B. 32
20C. 7
21. 9.25
22. This one was horrible. Usually these were Lowest Common Multiples for me, point me out of I’m wrong – none of the numbers seemed to share one. It just went on and on and on into the 500s so I knew I was doing something wrong. They were 18, 20 and 26.
23A. 20.3
23B. Think I answered this one afterwards, if someone knows / remembers I’ll be able to remember what I put
23C. 2.61m
24. Use midpoints here. Frequencies of 2, 6, 10, 14 and 18 plotted with given y values.
25. (x) = 124* - angles on a straight line add to 180, angles round a point add to 360, alternate angles (Z) are equal (they certainly looked that way even for an inaccurate diagram)
26. £24.88 - Cost of fuel rounded to £6.22, he travels 180 miles in total from home to work and back in a week
Does anyone know the questions to these answers? I have a bad memory, I cant remeber what the questions were to see if I answered them correctly.
18. Okay, I've been looking, looking and looking and I haven't seen any mark scheme for the foundation paper 2. All the rave is on the higher tier paper 2.

This thread is the closest thing to the foundation tier paper 2 mark scheme. However, these are a candidate's answers and not the official answers of the mark scheme. So, take this thread with a grain of salt and don't base your grade or total marks on these answers.

I'm sure it won't be too long when someone crates a mark scheme for the foundation paper... GOOD LUCK!👊🏻😉
19. Hey man I think a couple couple of those are not right I think 7b which was the chicken question I think? About starting cooking at 2 30 and would it be ready for 6? I think the correct answer was yes she would and on question 16 was bag b i think you mis counted as I believe bag b had 6/12 white counters not 5/12
20. Looking at the persons edexel website it works out 142 marks overall 71 marks per paper

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