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1. (Original post by Robbie242)
See I like sigma! there's a reason I have a laptop for the rest of my exams apart from maths
It make me feel more sophisticated
2. (Original post by reubenkinara)
I can't write lowercase sigma as it ends up looking like a 6 o.O
I see. Do you...

Start from point A or point B when writing it?

I find it's easier to do it well if you start from point A.
3. (Original post by MathsNerd1)
Well my 6th form is apparently in the second most deprived part of my area so I'm always bumping into people that talk like this and apparently at work I'm patronising people as I speak proper English and they just aren't familiar with it. Yeah that's exactly the same with me although I always ask for the challenge on TSR as I know that they can deliver
Ahh loool, my secondary school was 'ghetto' but college is normal
Haha I see, yeah when I stand in the shop I have to change the way I speak to different types of people, its like a guessing game, hopefully you get it right or may end up annoying a few people...were going off topic now

I like the maths notations, they look cool! yeah I have difficulty with some of them though :s
4. (Original post by justinawe)
I sometimes write uppercase sigma using a ruler so that it comes out neatly
wha, upper case sigma is like the easiest thing

Plenty of those in FP1
5. (Original post by Robbie242)
my b's look more like 6's, so I hate when the two merge in one question I could mistakenly say b+6=r -> 2(6)=r herp derp, haven't done this in an exam yet thankfully
Same. So while for factor theorem Qs generally people use b for for example for factorizing by inspection, i use p to reduce ambiguity.
6. (Original post by justinawe)
I see. Do you...

Start from point A or point B when writing it?
Point B, I'll try starting from point A!
7. (Original post by justinawe)
I see. Do you...

Start from point A or point B when writing it?

I find it's easier to do it well if you start from point A.
LOOL I love that, never tried from point B, defo a Point A person!
Hmm, if I could master them on paint, they would be 10 times neater in pen
8. (Original post by Robbie242)
wha, upper case sigma is like the easiest thing

Plenty of those in FP1

I used to have to do that, I've gotten better at it now I think.
9. (Original post by reubenkinara)
Same. So while for factor theorem Qs generally people use b for for example for factorizing by inspection, i use p to reduce ambiguity.
Yeah exactly the same, though for quartics in FP1 I usually rarely if never meet a 6) so I usually set up my equation like this
and then equate coefficients, cubics are very boring (awaits someone undermining my quartic statement with things raised to the power of 15 or so )

Or it can be other things, usually p, q and n (bound to cause some confusion) are my next 3 choices
10. (Original post by tigerz)
Ahh loool, my secondary school was 'ghetto' but college is normal
Haha I see, yeah when I stand in the shop I have to change the way I speak to different types of people, its like a guessing game, hopefully you get it right or may end up annoying a few people...were going off topic now

I like the maths notations, they look cool! yeah I have difficulty with some of them though :s
I see well mine has never been that bad and yeah always trying to please everyone is quite a challenge really :-/ Also I'm just awaiting the next question if there's going to be one
11. (Original post by justinawe)

I used to have to do that, I've gotten better at it now I think.
Are there separate Malaysian maths symbols?
12. (Original post by reubenkinara)
Are there separate Malaysian maths symbols?
What? No they're pretty much all universally accepted/used symbols
13. (Original post by MAyman12)
Hmm, there might be a proof that it converges using A-level knowledge, but I'm not seeing it, and I haven't done nearly enough analysis to have any additional knowledge about limits, so you may be asking too much of me.
14. (Original post by justinawe)
What? No they're pretty much all universally accepted/used symbols
I see. Sorry for my constant "In Malaysia...." questions.
15. (Original post by Felix Felicis)
Hmm, there might be a proof that it converges using A-level knowledge, but I'm not seeing it, and I haven't done nearly enough analysis to have any additional knowledge about limits, so you may be asking too much of me.
couldn't you just say lol that surely would mean it converges nvm
16. (Original post by MathsNerd1)
I see well mine has never been that bad and yeah always trying to please everyone is quite a challenge really :-/ Also I'm just awaiting the next question if there's going to be one
I just wrote a question similar to felix's.

17. (Original post by Robbie242)
couldn't you just say lol that surely would mean it converges
It's not a geometric series because you have a new radical with every term.
18. (Original post by Felix Felicis)
It's not a geometric series because you have a new radical with every term.
dammit reuben's initial understanding of it confused me
19. (Original post by Felix Felicis)
Hmm, there might be a proof that it converges using A-level knowledge, but I'm not seeing it, and I haven't done nearly enough analysis to have any additional knowledge about limits, so you may be asking too much of me.
No problem, thank you anyway
20. (Original post by MAyman12)
I just wrote a question similar to felix's.

Is this actually possible for me to do without additional knowledge?

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