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(Original post by The.Joker)
fractional indices
it takes me a long time to fully understand methods and how to solve problems and in AS maths everyone works at a super fast pace whilst im left struggling with the basics.

Can anyone recommend websites and books for edexcel??
www.examsolutions.co.uk

Brilliant!! Also fractional indices... Just remember the general rules:

a^(1/2) = Square Root of a
a^(1/3) = Cubed Root of a
a^(2/3) = (Cubed Root of a)^2

So it's the denominators root of the base... Eg 1/4 means the fourth root from four... All to the power of the numerator, which would be 1..

25^(3/2) = (Root25)^3

= 125

64^(2/3) = (CubeRoot64)^2

= 16
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www.examsolutions.co.uk

Brilliant!! Also fractional indices... Just remember the general rules:

a^(1/2) = Square Root of a
a^(1/3) = Cubed Root of a
a^(2/3) = (Cubed Root of a)^2

So it's the denominators root of the base... Eg 1/4 means the fourth root from four... All to the power of the numerator, which would be 1..

25^(3/2) = (Root25)^3

= 125

64^(2/3) = (CubeRoot64)^2

= 16
Thanks for the website-looks good!

I know this will sound dumb, but what do you mean by '^' this sign?
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Thanks for the website-looks good!

I know this will sound dumb, but what do you mean by '^' this sign?
Np!

Ahah, no worries it means to the power of

5^2 = 25 (5 squared)
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Thanks for the website-looks good!

I know this will sound dumb, but what do you mean by '^' this sign?
That is an excellent website. The "^" sign means raised to that power. For example, x^2 means 'x squared' and x^3 means 'x cubed' and so on.

You'll get used to working with fractional indices. Don't get disheartened and just keep at it and it'll all come together. Don't focus too much on what other people are doing - we all have our own pace.
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That is an excellent website. The "^" sign means raised to that power. For example, x^2 means 'x squared' and x^3 means 'x cubed' and so on.

You'll get used to working with fractional indices. Don't get disheartened and just keep at it and it'll all come together. Don't focus too much on what other people are doing - we all have our own pace.
You still have pm disabled so I can't pm you??
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You still have pm disabled so I can't pm you??
:yep:

PM me
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Np!

Ahah, no worries it means to the power of

5^2 = 25 (5 squared)
Thanks I understand now! Your previous post makes much more sense now; enjoy some +rep

(Original post by Tullia)
That is an excellent website. The "^" sign means raised to that power. For example, x^2 means 'x squared' and x^3 means 'x cubed' and so on.

You'll get used to working with fractional indices. Don't get disheartened and just keep at it and it'll all come together. Don't focus too much on what other people are doing - we all have our own pace.
Yep, I'm gonna do some practise Q's on fractional indices tonight, so hopefully I'll get the hang of it.
Its just frustrating for me to be lagging behind in class when other people seem to effortlessly understand.
But I will be working hard at home so hopefully soon it'll all 'click' and I'll be able to keep up the pace in class.
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You still have pm disabled so I can't pm you??
Sorry, I'll add you to my contacts now so you can PM me if you like. I'm not actually on as often as I was due to college, but I'll get back to any PMs as promptly as I can.
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Thanks I understand now! Your previous post makes much more sense now; enjoy some +rep



Yep, I'm gonna do some practise Q's on fractional indices tonight, so hopefully I'll get the hang of it.
Its just frustrating for me to be lagging behind in class when other people seem to effortlessly understand.
But I will be working hard at home so hopefully soon it'll all 'click' and I'll be able to keep up the pace in class.
Aah, good!

Thanks, anymore questions, feel free to PM me
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Aah, good!

Thanks, anymore questions, feel free to PM me
I guess I have to take up your offer since you offered so nicely Mr Maths Genius!
I hope your inbox is empty because I'll probably take up all the space with asking for help!!
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My biology teacher is really starting to annoy me. He goes off on a tangent and we haven't learned a thing all week - third lesson and he's only gone through two pages of our homework! Everyone in the class is getting annoyed.
Plus, it's so upsetting seeing everyone in their friendship groups when mine are at sixth form while I'm at college.
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I guess I have to take up your offer since you offered so nicely Mr Maths Genius!
I hope your inbox is empty because I'll probably take up all the space with asking for help!!
I'm not a maths genius I'm in year eleven but I can help with AS and attempt A2

It will be
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I'm not a maths genius I'm in year eleven but I can help with AS and attempt A2

It will be
You totally are a maths genius! :P
I know you're in year 11- good luck with gcse's btw!
Are you going to take AS maths this year?
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You totally are a maths genius! :P
I know you're in year 11- good luck with gcse's btw!
Are you going to take AS maths this year?
I'm not but I hope to be considered a revolutionary mind one day xD

Thanks!

If all goes perfectly well, I'll do my A2... but yeah, we'll see
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£50 for the two books I needed.
(Original post by Choppie)
It's just over £100 for the maths books I need (C1, C2, S1), and a graphical calculator :eek:
£50 for two?! Oh dear.

And yeah, I need C2 as well soon but for now I only need C1, S1, Phys 1, Bio 1 and Chem 1. Will be getting the 2's soon...
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I'm not but I hope to be considered a revolutionary mind one day xD

Thanks!

If all goes perfectly well, I'll do my A2... but yeah, we'll see
Haha, I'm sure some people consider you as a revolutionary mind on tsr!

You done AS already?!!?!?!!?!?!?!??! :O
Good luck with A2- sounds like you'll be fine
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Haha, I'm sure some people consider you as a revolutionary mind on tsr!

You done AS already?!!?!?!!?!?!?!??! :O
Good luck with A2- sounds like you'll be fine
:rofl: I wish!!

No!!! :eek: sitting it all this year
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:rofl: I wish!!

No!!! :eek: sitting it all this year
You're sitting the ENTIRE Alevel in ONE year!?!? :eek:
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You're sitting the ENTIRE Alevel in ONE year!?!? :eek:
Urmmm... :yep:

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