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1. Do you reckon I would have lost a mark for putting pos/neg in that rearranging question when r>0?
2. I think you would because it said r>0
3. Siriuspudh- I think you may do sire. Just start praying for c2 now. not much you can do
4. (Original post by siriuspudh)
Do you reckon I would have lost a mark for putting pos/neg in that rearranging question when r>0?
Unfortunately, I think you will suffer a 1 mark deduction. I think this question caught me out too. None of the past papers have something like "x>0 or t>0" so this caught me out. Oh well. Hopefully, this was the one of the only marks I lost.
5. My answers were as follows:
1. y=-0.5x+3
2.(0.7,0.1)
3.i) 25 ii)8a^9
4. r=squareroot 3V/pi(a+b)
5. k=3
6. -2560x^3
7.i)5^3.5 ii)8+11root5
8. 3(x-2)^2 -7 and minimum y value was -7
9i) 3n ii) 3n^2 + 2 and then i did a bit of waffling
10i). radius= 2root5 and centre (3,2)
ii) y values 2+_root11 and x values were -1 and 7
iii) midpoint AB (4,5) and distance of chord thingy was root10
11i) draw graph
ii) -2,0, 7/2
iii) (2x+9)(x+1)(x-1)
12i) points of intersection were (-1.6,-0.3) and (2.1,7.2)
12 ii)1+_root57/4
iii) 0 = x^2 -2k(x+1) +1 when i equated the two lines and my k value was completly wrong though i did write b^2-4ac=0 in the last part which should give me a mark.
so overall would you say these answers are correct apart from the last part of 12 and 7ii ?

Any help would be appreciated
6. (Original post by krishparscrotam)
1. y=-0.5x+3
2.(0.7,0.1)
3.i) 25 ii)8a^9
4. r=squareroot 3V/pi(a+b)
5. k=3
6. -2560x^3
7.i)5^3.5 ii)8+11root5
8. 3(x-2)^2 -7 and minimum y value was -7
9i) 3n ii) 3n^2 + 2 and then i did a bit of waffling
10i). radius= 2root5 and centre (3,2)
ii) y values 2+_root11 and x values were -1 and 7
iii) midpoint AB (4,5) and distance of chord thingy was root10
11i) draw graph
ii) -2,0, 7/2
iii) (2x+9)(x+1)(x-1)
12i) points of intersection were (-1.6,-0.3) and (2.1,7.2)
12 ii)1+_root57/4
iii) 0 = x^2 -2k(x+1) +1 when i equated the two lines and my k value was completly wrong though i did write b^2-4ac=0 in the last part which should give me a mark.
so overall would you say these answers are correct apart from the last part of 12 and 7ii ?

Any help would be appreciated
Hi,

I got the same answers as you except for 7ii and 12iii.

Can you remember the question for 12ii)?

Thank you.
7. (Original post by thisisjokes)
I did exactly this and for some reason didn't see that 1/0.04=25.
Really hope I don't lose a mark for it
yeah i didnt see that either hopefully its fine
8. hey guys for question 4 I got:
r = ((3V/(a+b))/pi)^1/2

Is this correct?
original equation was 1/3(r^2)pi(a+b) = V

slowly finding out i got more and more wrong.
9. (Original post by Deceived)
Hi,

I got the same answers as you except for 7ii and 12iii.

Can you remember the question for 12ii)?

Thank you.
The question to 12ii) was when you had to equate 1/(x-2) and y=2x+3 to give the quadratic then solve to find points of intersection I think :/
10. (Original post by Dr.Monstaa)
The question to 12ii) was when you had to equate 1/(x-2) and y=2x+3 to give the quadratic then solve to find points of intersection I think :/
Oh yeah, I remember now. Thanks.

This is what I got:

2x+3=1/(x-2)

(2x+3)(x-2)=1

2x2+3x-4x-6=1

2x2-x-7=0

x2-(1/2*x)-(7/2)=0

(x-1/4)2-(1/16)-(56/16)=0

(x-1/4)2=57/16

x-1/4=±√57/4

x=1/4±√57/4

x=(1±√57)/4

So yeah, I got a different answer.
11. you got the same answer.....
12. I felt so happy after the exam,now I feel very nervous - I hope the grade boundary is like 56 for an A because I'm assured ill at least get a B worse comes to worst - I'm hoping I've got at least 60 out of 72 though - going to have to do 3 core 2 past papers a day if I want to be prepared for Friday

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13. (Original post by krishparscrotam)
1. y=-0.5x+3
2.(0.7,0.1)
3.i) 25 ii)8a^9
4. r=squareroot 3V/pi(a+b)
5. k=3
6. -2560x^3
7.i)5^3.5 ii)8+11root5
8. 3(x-2)^2 -7 and minimum y value was -7
9i) 3n ii) 3n^2 + 2 and then i did a bit of waffling
10i). radius= 2root5 and centre (3,2)
ii) y values 2+_root11 and x values were -1 and 7
iii) midpoint AB (4,5) and distance of chord thingy was root10
11i) draw graph
ii) -2,0, 7/2
iii) (2x+9)(x+1)(x-1)
12i) points of intersection were (-1.6,-0.3) and (2.1,7.2)
12 ii)1+_root57/4
iii) 0 = x^2 -2k(x+1) +1 when i equated the two lines and my k value was completly wrong though i did write b^2-4ac=0 in the last part which should give me a mark.
so overall would you say these answers are correct apart from the last part of 12 and 7ii ?

Any help would be appreciated
Not sure about your answer for question 1 and 7ii is wrong for sure. the last part of question 12 was k= 0 or 4 (unfortunately only put 4) given 2 more minutes i would've got the 0
14. (Original post by TheNote)
How did we?

1
±√57/4 ≠ (1±√57)/4

Brackets make all the difference.
15. (Original post by Pjmckenna96)
Does anyone know of an unofficial mark scheme available online?
there probably wont be one cos it is mei
16. (Original post by krishkmistry)
I felt so happy after the exam,now I feel very nervous - I hope the grade boundary is like 56 for an A because I'm assured ill at least get a B worse comes to worst - I'm hoping I've got at least 60 out of 72 though - going to have to do 3 core 2 past papers a day if I want to be prepared for Friday

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Feeling exactly the same. Wish I never came on this forum haha. I know I've dropped at least 1 mark from the ± mistake on the re-arranging question. Other than that I think I'm fine. Hopefully, I didn't make many stupid mistakes in the exam. Good luck with C2. I've done all the past papers and therefore don't have much revision material left haha.
17. (Original post by Deceived)
How did we?

1
±√57/4 ≠ (1±√57)/4

Brackets make all the difference.
i am assuming he meant brackets due to a typo
18. does anybody the last question? We can go through it and figure out the 'actual answer.'
See if it is 4/0 or the other one
19. (Original post by TheNote)
i am assuming he meant brackets due to a typo
Thanks for clearing that up.
20. On the last part of 12 I tried to differentiate the (x-2)^-2 (C3/C2 differentiation), make dy/dx=-1 (because y=-x+k) then tried to find k from that. I ended up with -4/3 and -16/5 or something.. lots of room for error with that so not that confident with those...

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