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1. Any boundary predictions or answers?

Here are the few I remember - will add to the OP as people post.

Area of the triangle =

Time: t = 11.63

Inequality:

Upper limit = 3000, k = 0.614, nearest integer for dP/dt = 9
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Volume of revolution =

Binomial expansion: a = - 1/4, coefficient of x³ = 23/16

Trapezium rule: approximation ≈ 0.875, exact = -3 + √15, magnitude of error = 2 × 10^-3

2. Da heck happened with LaTeX.

I'd say it was a lengthy paper, but it was definitely do-able.

I personally struggled with time, which I usually don't, probably because I was being extra cautious not to trip up on simple algebra mistakes.
3. RIP LaTeX

Not bad but it was longer than usual. I think the first time I've ever appreciated having 2.5 hrs for a paper.
4. Volume of revolution = 17pi/10
5. how did u solve the integration by parts question ??
how did u solve the integration by parts question ??
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7. Here is a sketch of graph oh y=arctan(x).
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8. (Original post by AKucukuncular)
Here is a sketch of graph oh y=arctan(x).
1 mark for Shape and 1 mark for Asymptotes, I reckon.
9. In the binomial expansion: I don't remember x^2 / x^3 coefficients but, a = -1/4 yeah?

You had to solve a quadratic as far I remember, to get two values of a and you had to reject the value greater then zero.
10. Do you think the grade boundary is gonna be like that of 2015 June or January?
January series grade boundaries are horrible
In the binomial expansion: I don't remember x^2 / x^3 coefficients but, a = -1/4 yeah?

You had to solve a quadratic as far I remember, to get two values of a and you had to reject the value greater then zero.
Yes
1 mark for Shape and 1 mark for Asymptotes, I reckon.
Yes
13. (Original post by tgygt)
Do you think the grade boundary is gonna be like that of 2015 June or January?
January series grade boundaries are horrible
Well, it is a June paper so I see it being similar to June 2015 and 2014.

In the binomial expansion: I don't remember x^2 / x^3 coefficients but, a = -1/4 yeah?

You had to solve a quadratic as far I remember, to get two values of a and you had to reject the value greater then zero.
Correct, a = -1/4. I think the coefficient of x³ = 23/16.
14. How about the double long division? Oh, I had a blast while solving that question. You first had to divide the x^4....... by (x+4), then divide the resulting x^3......... by (x-3) to obtain the values of A and B.

[ (x+4) and (x-3) from the quadratic simplification of x^2+x-12 ]
15. (Original post by Ayman!)
Correct, a = -1/4. I think the coefficient of x³ = 23/16.
Exactly, that fraction for x^3 looks familiar!

(Original post by tgygt)
Do you think the grade boundary is gonna be like that of 2015 June or January?January series grade boundaries are horrible
Probably will be like the previous June papers (I hope so )
16. (Original post by Ayman!)

Here are the few I remember - will add to the OP as people post.

Area of the triangle: 18sqrt(11)

Time: t = 11.63

Inequality: 2/3 x (a - b) < x < 2(a + b)

∫x(2^x) dx = (8ln2 - 3)/(ln2)^2

Upper limit = 3000, k = 0.614, nearest integer for dP/dt = 9

Volume of revolution = 17pi/10

Binomial expansion: a = - 1/4, coefficient of x³ = 23/16

EDIT: RIP LaTeX.
OH MY GODDDDD that integration by parts one!!!! i got the answer you got, first then it seemed a bit fishy because there was ln^2 at the bottom idk what clicked in my brain but in a sudden moment of stupidity i re-did it as u=2^x and dv/dx= x

do you think I'll get a mark for this atleast? God I really feel like killing myself right now!!
OH MY GODDDDD that integration by parts one!!!! i got the answer you got, first then it seemed a bit fishy because there was ln^2 at the bottom idk what clicked in my brain but in a sudden moment of stupidity i re-did it as u=2^x and dv/dx= x

do you think I'll get a mark for this atleast? God I really feel like killing myself right now!!
That would have resulted in both x2 and 2x/ln(2) in the second integration. How did you manage to do the second integral?
OH MY GODDDDD that integration by parts one!!!! i got the answer you got, first then it seemed a bit fishy because there was ln^2 at the bottom idk what clicked in my brain but in a sudden moment of stupidity i re-did it as u=2^x and dv/dx= x

do you think I'll get a mark for this atleast? God I really feel like killing myself right now!!
but if you put u = 2^x, wouldn't it be infinite integration by parts?
19. anyone have the paper/ms?
20. (Original post by jackien1)
but if you put u = 2^x, wouldn't it be infinite integration by parts?
As i said sudden moment of sheer stupidity. Did that in the last minue whats wrong with me lost a good, easy six marks

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