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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Oh poor you, with 13 exams.

    Grind questions the day before your STEP exams. There are people with way more exams than you out there, there is no need to complain. If you do one question every half an hour for 4 hours you would easily be able to get into the mindset since that equates to one mock and more worth of questions. Also, I don't understand what you mean by getting into the mindset, problem-solving abilities are not some kind of temporary magic that go away after a few days. If you can get an S right now, you will most likely get an S in the exam unless you panic like physicsmaths did. Relax.


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    Wasn't complaining, merely providing reasoning. Yeah, ill do that. I suppose there's not much else i can do. It's not that i panic or anything but rather I lose my edge and take longer to do questions which can be a problem under timed conditions.
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    Im just finishing my lunch then I have 1 hour left on it. Are u up for exchanging a couple qs then?
    Sure, Let me know when you are done


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    Would you be able to check my reasoning for the first part of q4? I believe my reasoning is correct but slightly different to the ms.
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    Would you be able to check my reasoning for the first part of q4? I believe my reasoning is correct but slightly different to the ms.
    jjsnyder
    2015 Paper 1 Q4, yes? Seems like a sound argument to me.
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    Would you be able to check my reasoning for the first part of q4? I believe my reasoning is correct but slightly different to the ms.
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    I enjoyed that Q . Last part was a lot shorter than I expected though.
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    (Original post by MathHysteria)
    2015 Paper 1 Q4, yes? Seems like a sound argument to me.
    thanks
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    Would you be able to check my reasoning for the first part of q4? I believe my reasoning is correct but slightly different to the ms.
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    (Original post by MathHysteria)
    2015 Paper 1 Q4, yes? Seems like a sound argument to me.
    Your reasoning is slightly flawed without further justification. What you can claim is that the curve has a parameterisation of the form x=2\tan t, y= \tan ^2 t, where 0\leq t < \pi/2 - but this is certainly not unique. In this particular parameterisation, why must this parameter t be related to \theta as you've defined it?
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    (Original post by IrrationalRoot)
    I enjoyed that Q . Last part was a lot shorter than I expected though.
    I enjoyed all three of last year's papers (besides a couple of awkward questions). Looking forward to trying the 2016 papers soon.

    (Of course, I don't have the pressure of doing them under exam conditions, so I get to relax as I do them - lucky me! Mind you, my policy on exams has been guided by a friend of mine from my undergraduate days, who said "How often is it that someone gives you a booklet of interesting questions and promises nobody is going to disturb you for three hours?"...)
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    (Original post by Farhan.Hanif93)
    (...) why must this parameter t be related to \theta as you've defined it?
    This is a good point - one which I did not notice. A bit of parametric differentiation should show the result you need.
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    (Original post by MathHysteria)
    A bit of parametric differentiation should show the result you need.
    Indeed. Along with the observation that \theta defines the gradient of the tangent rod, which I'd argue is unavoidable in any approach to this part of the question.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    This is the way I would do it:
    that is a bigger mess than my life there is no way in heck you would do it that way

    zacin stop lying on internet
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    (Original post by Number Nine)
    that is a bigger mess than my life there is no way in heck you would do it that way

    zacin stop lying on internet
    lol I seem to remember having that in my workings somewhere
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    (Original post by Farhan.Hanif93)
    Your reasoning is slightly flawed without further justification. What you can claim is that the curve has a parameterisation of the form x=2\tan t, y= \tan ^2 t, where 0\leq t < \pi/2 - but this is certainly not unique. In this particular parameterisation, why must this parameter t be related to \theta as you've defined it?
    ah yes that makes sense, thanks. I did think that maybe I needed a little more but I hoped I could get away with it due to time pressure but yeah for the sake of a mark or two Ill justify it in future.
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    (Original post by EnglishMuon)
    lol I seem to remember having that in my workings somewhere
    dont egg him on to lie more
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    (Original post by KingRS)
    Wasn't complaining, merely providing reasoning. Yeah, ill do that. I suppose there's not much else i can do. It's not that i panic or anything but rather I lose my edge and take longer to do questions which can be a problem under timed conditions.
    How come you have found out that you take longer to do questions when you haven't done STEP prep in a while? I am just surprised and curious, don't you think it might be just psychological? Does anyone else experience this?


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    Are you lads ready for FP2 tomorrow?

    What am I even saying, of course you are.

    Good luck you all!


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    (Original post by Insight314)
    Are you lads ready for FP2 tomorrow?

    What am I even saying, of course you are.

    Good luck you all!


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    Same to you! Lets just hope they dont clog it with fiddly rubbish to account for its easiness.
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    (Original post by Insight314)
    How come you have found out that you take longer to do questions when you haven't done STEP prep in a while? I am just surprised and curious, don't you think it might be just psychological? Does anyone else experience this?


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    Personally, I don't.
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    Anyone got any subtle hints for start of II 1991 Q4? No clue how to do it.
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    (Original post by IrrationalRoot)
    Anyone got any subtle hints for start of II 1991 Q4? No clue how to do it.
    What's
 
 
 
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