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Very hard. Thank god for appeals/resits!
23.13%
Not too sure, and I don't want to think about it.
46.26%
Very easy!
18.37%
I don't care if I failed or passed, maths is finally done with!
5.44%
Shoot me now.
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1. (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!
2. does anyone know when paper 2 solutions would be up? by the sqa?
3. (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
4. (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... That's my excuse, lol.
5. 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.
6. 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
7. Ah, that does make sense... Damn.
8. (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."
Yeah, but admittedly they did tell you how to do it in part a)
9. (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
10. Hmm, I thought the wording could have been better... Ha! I'm just making excuses now.
11. (Original post by ukdragon37)
Try again.
12. I don't know why I keep coming to this thread, I get depressed.
13. Any chance someone could post paper 1 ?
14. Fail above ^
15. (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

View Higher Mathematics Paper 2 (2010) Question Booklet

View Higher Mathematics Answers (Full Paper - 2010)
16. Hmmmmmm......I just quoted some guy and the quote disappeared. Ignore this
17. Think I'll give this a go now, see what I've forgotten
18. 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?

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=...."

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