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1. (Original post by JamieOH)
If you mean the singular A matrix then you end up with k^2=1/2 so k= +-1/√2, no completing of any squares? Atleast that's what I got. I got 12.468 or something for Newton Raphson. 2.03 for some angle.

got the exact same!
2. Lol, edexcel wants to kill me....
3. (Original post by themechguy)
I think that exam was a bit tougher than usual, built up from the easy questions at the start to some potentially more difficult and wordy ones at the end. Might have lost 2 marks on wordy stuff.

Another tricky one was the last part of question 9. Did anybody get 5 root 2 as their x coordinate of M?
P=√2 is what I got. Not sure what co-ordinate that gives.
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5. (Original post by JamieOH)
P=√2 is what I got. Not sure what co-ordinate that gives.
i got root2 aswell
omg

15root2/4?
6. (Original post by zainyyyyy)
i got root2 aswell
omg

15root2/4?
(5√2)/4 I think I put. Where does the 15 come from?
7. I thought it went ok. Got caught up with 9b and so didnt finish that or 9c properly due to time. Managed to do everything else till that point, though reading other people's response on here I'm doubting myself on a few questions. Can't worry really! It's done. Onto fp2...
8. Justice! They made GCE harder than IAL!
9. (Original post by JamieOH)
(5√2)/4 I think I put. Where does the 15 come from?

are you sure?
10. (Original post by JamieOH)
(5√2)/4 I think I put. Where does the 15 come from?
i got 5 root 2 and I'm certain I'm wrong, I found the distance between the point and the midpoint in x , halved then added to the point to find whatever value of p ugh...
11. Exam wasn't too bad, only the last part of the last question that stumped me, oh and part e) of question 7, about the relationship between two points on the argand diagram. Also, do we know if you lose marks for not putting Im and Re for the axis?

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12. (Original post by LewisClothier)
Exam wasn't too bad, only the last part of the last question that stumped me, oh and part e) of question 7, about the relationship between two points on the argand diagram. Also, do we know if you lose marks for not putting Im and Re for the axis?

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For the relationship between the two chords I said they were parallel as the gradient was the same.
13. (Original post by JamieOH)
(5√2)/4 I think I put. Where does the 15 come from?
It was definitely 15root2/4
14. (Original post by themechguy)
i got 5 root 2 and I'm certain I'm wrong, I found the distance between the point and the midpoint in x , halved then added to the point to find whatever value of p ugh...
Midpoint lay on y=0, solve for the y co-ordinate to equal 0 gives +-√2, dismiss -√2 as x is positive, put √2 in x co-ordinate/2 and thats the answer. I think. I cant remember what I put either.
15. (Original post by Jaxce)
Guys what did u get for the last question
14/5 root2 or something similar.
16. (Original post by JamieOH)
If you mean the singular A matrix then you end up with k^2=1/2 so k= +-1/√2, no completing of any squares? Atleast that's what I got. I got 12.468 or something for Newton Raphson. 2.03 for some angle.
I got -2.03 for the angle.
17. (Original post by JamieOH)
If you mean the singular A matrix then you end up with k^2=1/2 so k= +-1/√2, no completing of any squares? Atleast that's what I got. I got 12.468 or something for Newton Raphson. 2.03 for some angle.
I got +-1/√2 and 12.468, but I **cked up question 7
18. (Original post by JamieOH)
If you mean the singular A matrix then you end up with k^2=1/2 so k= +-1/√2, no completing of any squares? Atleast that's what I got. I got 12.468 or something for Newton Raphson. 2.03 for some angle.
Agreed for all of those
19. (Original post by themechguy)
For the relationship between the two chords I said they were parallel as the gradient was the same.
Perpendicular I put? If R was 5? Maybe it wasnt
20. (Original post by themechguy)
For the relationship between the two chords I said they were parallel as the gradient was the same.
I didn't say the gradient was the same, I proved it they were parallel however using the ideas of vectors, that is that OA = 2 * PR, would I lose a mark for that?

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