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Higher Maths :: Post-Exam Discussion :: 2010 :: Did you make it out alive? watch

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    (Original post by JoshCurran)
    The last question on paper 2 was pretty hard, the others throughout I think I answered ok. I hope I have an A
    Yeah I know! We weren't taught how to interpret logs with different bases as my maths teacher said: "They'd never ask you that!" Just typical that it was the exam question!
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    does anyone know when paper 2 solutions would be up? by the sqa?
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    (Original post by strawberryilicious)
    does anyone know when paper 2 solutions would be up? by the sqa?
    We have something better than the SQA solutions.
    http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/atta...7&d=1274452664
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    (Original post by alasdair1993)
    Yeah I know! We weren't taught how to interpret logs with different bases as my maths teacher said: "They'd never ask you that!" Just typical that it was the exam question!
    Exactly! If we'd been told how to do that it might of helped... :p: That's my excuse, lol.
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    UKDRAGON37, could you please explain Q22c/d from Paper 1? I got the same co-ordinates as you, but the wrong way round (your G was my H); my logic was that the question said "meets the curve again" and so I assumed point H had a higher x value.
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    well whenever there is a tangent, x = whatever TWICE so (x-1)^2 has equal roots hence that's where the tangent is...well that's what i think dunno if that's right :P
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    Ah, that does make sense... Damn.
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    (Original post by Blu3j4yw4y)
    I remember my teacher saying that as well! Some asked in class what would happen if you got logs of different bases and she said "that won't come up." :rolleyes:
    Yeah, but admittedly they did tell you how to do it in part a) :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by RizzyI)
    well whenever there is a tangent, x = whatever TWICE so (x-1)^2 has equal roots hence that's where the tangent is...well that's what i think dunno if that's right :P
    That is right, a double root is a just touching but not qute intersecting so must be a tangent
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    Hmm, I thought the wording could have been better... Ha! I'm just making excuses now.
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    (Original post by ukdragon37)
    Try again.
    In your opinion, was this a difficult paper compared to other years?
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    I don't know why I keep coming to this thread, I get depressed.
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    View Higher Mathematics Paper 1 (2010) Question Booklet

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    Any chance someone could post paper 1 ?
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    View Higher Mathematics Paper 1 (2010) Question Booklet

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    Fail above ^
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    (Original post by cmdcory)
    Has anyone scanned paper 1? I forgot to bring the paper, and would like to look over the questions. Thank you!!!

    View Higher Mathematics Paper 1 (2010) Question Booklet

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    Hmmmmmm......I just quoted some guy and the quote disappeared. Ignore this
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    Think I'll give this a go now, see what I've forgotten
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    Where's Ukdragon? I want to marry him.

    I'm sort of checking my answers now... Paper 1 looks OK (my strength), but paper 2 was an absolute disaster!

    I mean, wtf was with that 7 marker integration question? I knew how to do it, but I had no idea how to take the y=(something)^1/2 away from the top line.

    edit: hey, wait a minute... is it just me, or are there Qs missing from that online paper?

    Lol, now that we can all laugh about this, I just remembered something funny...

    In the question "Find coordinates of A" (A was on the x-axis, so it was just a substitution question I believe), I had like 3 minutes left and still about 12 marks of Qs to do.... I was trying to do everything really quickly, and without thinking about it, I had to prove to myself that "when x=(n), y=...." :facepalm:
 
 
 
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