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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    I have gone stupid over the holidays can someone help me with Maths. Fully factorise (x=y)^2 + (x+y)(2x+5y)
    ...I was looking forward to Maths, but now after seeing that I have only realised just how rusty I am. Oh dear.
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    I have gone stupid over the holidays can someone help me with Maths. Fully factorise (x=y)^2 + (x+y)(2x+5y)
    just expand the first bracket and then use FOIL to expand each individual bit, I presume the = was meant to be a + though
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    (Original post by Lucas.)
    ...I was looking forward to Maths, but now after seeing that I have only realised just how rusty I am. Oh dear.
    That's on the first page of my summer homework and I'm already stuck
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    (Original post by Lucas.)
    Woo, another person in the MEI Maths crew. :cool:
    Yeboi. :yy:
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    sorry for this depressing post but i need help !!

    basically today was my second day of college - i go to a sixth form college, and i have had a chat with a few people in my classes but not really... um at 'friends level'? so yeah i already know it's going to be tough making friends

    i thought there will be loads more people like me who don't know anyone in the college and i had to move places since i went to a private school which didn't have a sixth form. But it turns out many people moved in with their friends from their own secondary school so they have their own little groups and it seems like they're not bothered adding newbies to their groups. at my private grammar school i knew everyone since it was quite small and had alot of friends, but now i think i'll be facing two years of loneliness. even the people in my tutor group are so antisocial :confused:
    is there a way to get closer to the people i have classes with since it seems they're the only people i can befriend.

    i do see other people like me who don't know anyone but we don't have any lessons together so it's A NO.
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    (Original post by Rasentenshou)
    sorry for this depressing post but i need help !!

    basically today was my second day of college - i go to a sixth form college, and i have had a chat with a few people in my classes but not really... um at 'friends level'? so yeah i already know it's going to be tough making friends

    i thought there will be loads more people like me who don't know anyone in the college and i had to move places since i went to a private school which didn't have a sixth form. But it turns out many people moved in with their friends from their own secondary school so they have their own little groups and it seems like they're not bothered adding newbies to their groups. at my private grammar school i knew everyone since it was quite small and had alot of friends, but now i think i'll be facing two years of loneliness. even the people in my tutor group are so antisocial :confused:
    is there a way to get closer to the people i have classes with since it seems they're the only people i can befriend.

    i do see other people like me who don't know anyone but we don't have any lessons together so it's A NO.
    Mines a less extreme version of yours

    State ---> Private
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    (Original post by Red Fox)
    I have gone stupid over the holidays can someone help me with Maths. Fully factorise (x=y)^2 + (x+y)(2x+5y)
    I am presuming the = means a plus first expand the brackets then treat the expression as if it just contained one of x or y.

    I have just quickly done the question for you if you get really stuck you can open the spoiler:
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    (x+y)^2 +(x+y)(2x+5y)=x^2+2xy+y^2+2x^2+7 xy+5y^2=3x^2+9xy+6y^2 treat it like it is only in x and the first and last terms multiply to give 18y^2 and the middle term means that they add to give 9y- two expressions that multiply to give 18y^2 and add to give 9y.Its obviously 3y and 6y so thinking it through one of the brackets has 3x and the other x 3*y=3y so put the y with the x and that gives you (3x+6y)(x+y) take the factor of 3 out 3(x+2y)(x+y).Your school might have did factorising differently but this is the method I use its a bit of trial and error but it works.
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    I am presuming the = means a plus first expand the brackets then treat the expression as if it just contained one of x or y.

    I have just quickly done the question for you if you get really stuck you can open the spoiler:
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    (x+y)^2 +(x+y)(2x+5y)=x^2+2xy+y^2+2x^2+7 xy+5y^2=3x^2+9xy+6y^2 treat it like it is only in x and the first and last terms multiply to give 18y^2 and the middle term means that they add to give 9y- two expressions that multiply to give 18y^2 and add to give 9y.Its obviously 3y and 6y so thinking it through one of the brackets has 3x and the other x 3*y=3y so put the y with the x and that gives you (3x+6y)(x+y) take the factor of 3 out 3(x+2y)(x+y).Your school might have did factorising differently but this is the method I use its a bit of trial and error but it works.
    Yeah it was meant to be a +, and thanks
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    (Original post by Rasentenshou)
    sorry for this depressing post but i need help !!

    basically today was my second day of college - i go to a sixth form college, and i have had a chat with a few people in my classes but not really... um at 'friends level'? so yeah i already know it's going to be tough making friends

    i thought there will be loads more people like me who don't know anyone in the college and i had to move places since i went to a private school which didn't have a sixth form. But it turns out many people moved in with their friends from their own secondary school so they have their own little groups and it seems like they're not bothered adding newbies to their groups. at my private grammar school i knew everyone since it was quite small and had alot of friends, but now i think i'll be facing two years of loneliness. even the people in my tutor group are so antisocial :confused:
    is there a way to get closer to the people i have classes with since it seems they're the only people i can befriend.

    i do see other people like me who don't know anyone but we don't have any lessons together so it's A NO.
    I didn't change sixth form, but I'm at a sixth form with a lot of new people. My best advice is to - as you're doing - chat to the people next to you, and ask to compare timetables. Most timetables have a name at the top - make a mental note of their name, and - if you have it - add them on Facebook later, (maybe accompanied with a message saying who you are). Don't be afraid to ask them for help if you get stuck, most people would be very happy to help out! In form time, unless your tutor demands total silence, chat to the person next to you - ask them how their evening was, what subjects they have today etc. Also don't be afraid to join in with conversations around you, unless it's obviously very private. For example, (using the stereotypical agony aunt example) if you hear someone talking about a band you like, leap in say something like "Oooh, _______, I love them! Have you heard their new song?". Or if you hear someone talking about a teacher you have, ask how they found them and so on. Just be chatty and friendly, without putting on a totally fake personality.
    Also remember, you've been at your sixth form for under a week. Your friendships will develop over time - don't panic!
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    Not a bad first day, induction then Maths and double Chemistry...

    However we're doing the full Maths AS and A2 level this year, then the further maths a level next year... I still haven't decided if that is good or bad :lol:
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Why no change my exam boards?!:fuhrer:
    I did :confused: what are they again i'll re-do them :unimpressed:
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    (Original post by techno836)
    I did :confused: what are they again i'll re-do them :unimpressed:
    Maths and Further - WJEC
    Physics and Chemistry - OCR A

    That's all to change
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    (Original post by Glitch96)
    I finally know my GCSE results, an exact average of B's :colonhash: Onwards to A levels and solid A*'s, and if I kill myself in the process then oh well!

    Sixth form seems good so far, and my subjects don't seem too hard, Math C1 has sequences and Economics has news of the week Computing classwork even includes actively blogging! This should be a breeze (I bet I've spoken WAY too soon).



    Could you add me too please?

    Maths: Edexcel
    Physics: AQA
    Economics: AQA
    Computing: OCR

    Thanks in advance!
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    My school has prefect applications starting in the next 2 weeks for Year 12s, ooh how exciting.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Maths and Further - WJEC
    Physics and Chemistry - OCR A

    That's all to change
    Okay i've done it, although i'm sure i did it before :lol:
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    (Original post by Georgiecat)
    I didn't change sixth form, but I'm at a sixth form with a lot of new people. My best advice is to - as you're doing - chat to the people next to you, and ask to compare timetables. Most timetables have a name at the top - make a mental note of their name, and - if you have it - add them on Facebook later, (maybe accompanied with a message saying who you are). Don't be afraid to ask them for help if you get stuck, most people would be very happy to help out! In form time, unless your tutor demands total silence, chat to the person next to you - ask them how their evening was, what subjects they have today etc. Also don't be afraid to join in with conversations around you, unless it's obviously very private. For example, (using the stereotypical agony aunt example) if you hear someone talking about a band you like, leap in say something like "Oooh, _______, I love them! Have you heard their new song?". Or if you hear someone talking about a teacher you have, ask how they found them and so on. Just be chatty and friendly, without putting on a totally fake personality.
    Also remember, you've been at your sixth form for under a week. Your friendships will develop over time - don't panic!

    thanks for the advice and yeah im trying to start or join in conversations and it's not been mind blowing but not awkward as well my psychology teacher said that there will be group activities in class so hopefully that will help me out

    if you don't mind me asking how are the new people in your sixth form coping ?
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    (Original post by NinjaPandaa)
    for the first post: maths (ocr) f.maths (ocr) mandarin (edexcel) economics (ocr) English lit (aqa)
    Added you
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    (Original post by techno836)
    Okay i've done it, although i'm sure i did it before :lol:
    Hmmm.. Thanks!

    There's not enough time.in the day gonna disappear now
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    Fortunately, I don't do D1 till A2 and by then the lecturers could decide to change modules and if you look at D1 in a textbook the majority of the contents looks like a different subject to Maths and looks a bit like ICT.What was the Maths you were learning?
    I agree with that it just seemed like a different subject and it didn't seem like maths :/ it was just simple algorithms and the two languages Sudo english and the other one :lol:
 
 
 
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