I agree it was a lot easier than the 2015 paper.(Original post by smitherito)
Core 1 was much easier than previous papers
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And I got root 55 for the circle question?!? 
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 18052016 14:42
Quick question, you know question 1. Did it give us the equation of AB or did we have to create it with the c=7. Or was the y=mx+7 there to confuse us??

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I thought the equation for the tangent at P is y=40x56..... since Y24=40(x2), how did you guys get gradient as 32...?

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 18052016 14:43
(Original post by BlackthornRose)
Here are my answers to the questions I can remember:
Surd question: 7532 square root 5
Circle question: equation tangent I got 7x4y+8=0
Equation circle (x5)^2 + (y+3)^2 = 65 (I think I forgot to add on the additional numbers from completing the square and so got this wrong, please let me know)
Coordinates B I got (12, 7)
Length CT I got 9.
Integration question: equation of tangent I got y=32x40
x coordinate of Q I got 5/4
Area under curve
I think I correctly got the area under the curve which was 20.25 but after that I just messed up, how many marks do you think I lost for the question? I didn't recognise the whole area of triangle and minus that from the area under the curve.
Completing the square I got (x7/2)^2  41/4
There was a transformation question too and I got a translation of 0.5 and 41/4, but looking back I'm not sure if I got the signs right, I think the y value was supposed to be positive in the translation? I'm sure I got that wrong.
Something about values for k I got k=4 and k=20.
Then something else about values for k I think it was (or was it x?) And I got k>6 and k<3/2.
Another one about finding roots of an equation and I got x= 1+/ square root of 5.
Remainder theorem I got 20.
The linear factors I got (x+3)(x4)^2 (can't remember if the first factor was plus or minus actually, just used the one they gave)
That's all I can remember at the moment; if anyone else can shed some light on the ones I'm not sure about and tell me roughly how many marks they think I lost?
Also, what do you suppose the grade boundaries are this year?
No, that's the right circle equation. The area under the curve was 20.25, subtract 9 (area of triangle) to get 11.25. The translation seems right. (x+3)(x4)^2 was right, but I expect the mark scheme will require (x+3)(x4)(x4)  as it wanted 3 linear factors.Marks lost is hard to say tbh. 
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 18052016 14:45
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I thought the equation for the tangent at P is y=40x56..... since Y24=40(x2), how did you guys get gradient as 32...? 
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No, that's the right circle equation. The area under the curve was 20.25, subtract 9 (area of triangle) to get 11.25. The translation seems right. (x+3)(x4)^2 was right, but I expect the mark scheme will require (x+3)(x4)(x4)  as it wanted 3 linear factors.Marks lost is hard to say tbh.
What do you suppose the grade boundaries will be like? 
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(Original post by BlackthornRose)
Here are my answers to the questions I can remember:
Surd question: 7532 square root 5
Circle question: equation tangent I got 7x4y+8=0
Equation circle (x5)^2 + (y+3)^2 = 65 (I think I forgot to add on the additional numbers from completing the square and so got this wrong, please let me know)
Coordinates B I got (12, 7)
Length CT I got 9.
Integration question: equation of tangent I got y=32x40
x coordinate of Q I got 5/4
Area under curve
I think I correctly got the area under the curve which was 20.25 but after that I just messed up, how many marks do you think I lost for the question? I didn't recognize the whole area of triangle and minus that from area under curve thing.
Completing the square I got (x7/2)^2  41/4
There was a transformation question too and I got a translation of 0.5 and 41/4, but looking back I'm not sure if I got the signs right, I think the y value was supposed to be positive in the translation? I'm sure I got that wrong.
Something about values for k I got k=4 and k=20.
Then something else about values for k I think it was (or was it x?) And I got k>6 and k<3/2.
Another one about finding roots of an equation and I got x= 1+/ square root of 5.
Remainder theorem I got 20.
The linear factors I got (x+3)(x4)^2 (can't remember if the first factor was plus or minus actually, just used the one they gave)
That's all I can remember at the moment, if anyone else can shed some light on the ones I'm not sure about and tell me roughly how many marks they think I lost?
Also, what do you suppose the grade boundaries are this year?
Edit: I actually just realised that I'm pretty sure my equation for the circle is right, as the equation is (xa)^2 + (yb)^2=r^2 and i worked out the radius using coordinates for centre and point A then just plugged it into equation.
Also, there was another question that asked for the value of k at a specific point like (3+5k, 43k) to the best of my memory, and I got k=30.
Anyone else?Last edited by Agent R5; 18052016 at 14:52. Reason: also what question was this 'And I got k>6 and k<3/2' on? 
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How did people get root 65 for the radius of the circle when the centre coordinates were (5,3). On expanding this came out as root 34 surely?

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Quick question, you know question 1. Did it give us the equation of AB or did we have to create it with the c=7. Or was the y=mx+7 there to confuse us?? 
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(Original post by BlackthornRose)
Here are my answers to the questions I can remember:
Surd question: 7532 square root 5
Circle question: equation tangent I got 7x4y+8=0
Equation circle (x5)^2 + (y+3)^2 = 65 (I think I forgot to add on the additional numbers from completing the square and so got this wrong, please let me know)
Coordinates B I got (12, 7)
Length CT I got 9.
Integration question: equation of tangent I got y=32x40
x coordinate of Q I got 5/4
Area under curve
I think I correctly got the area under the curve which was 20.25 but after that I just messed up, how many marks do you think I lost for the question? I didn't recognize the whole area of triangle and minus that from area under curve thing.
Completing the square I got (x7/2)^2  41/4
There was a transformation question too and I got a translation of 0.5 and 41/4, but looking back I'm not sure if I got the signs right, I think the y value was supposed to be positive in the translation? I'm sure I got that wrong.
Something about values for k I got k=4 and k=20.
Then something else about values for k I think it was (or was it x?) And I got k>6 and k<3/2.
Another one about finding roots of an equation and I got x= 1+/ square root of 5.
Remainder theorem I got 20.
The linear factors I got (x+3)(x4)^2 (can't remember if the first factor was plus or minus actually, just used the one they gave)
That's all I can remember at the moment, if anyone else can shed some light on the ones I'm not sure about and tell me roughly how many marks they think I lost?
Also, what do you suppose the grade boundaries are this year?
Edit: I actually just realised that I'm pretty sure my equation for the circle is right, as the equation is (xa)^2 + (yb)^2=r^2 and i worked out the radius using coordinates for centre and point A then just plugged it into equation.
Also, there was another question that asked for the value of k at a specific point like (3+5k, 43k) to the best of my memory, and I got k=30.
Anyone else? 
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 18052016 14:58
Was the values for k > (3/2<k<6 ) or (3/2>k or k>6)
*Brackets show the 2 different answers* 
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(Original post by BearackObama)
How did people get root 65 for the radius of the circle when the centre coordinates were (5,3). On expanding this came out as root 34 surely?
Now plug a,b into (xa)^2 + (yb)^2 = r^2
We get (x5)^2 + (y+3)^2 = r^2.
Now for r  we know that A lies on this circle and is at coordinates A(2,1). That gives a triangle, with sides 4 and 7. 7^2 + 4^2 = 65, so r = √65. But we want r^2, and √65^2 = 65 so k = 65.
My image may help  see attached. 
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(Original post by BearackObama)
How did people get root 65 for the radius of the circle when the centre coordinates were (5,3). On expanding this came out as root 34 surely?
(x5)^2 + (y+3)^2 = k
sub A into it
(25)^2 + (1+3)^2 = k
(7)^2 + (4)^2 = k
49 + 16 = k
k = 65 
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 18052016 14:59
(Original post by BlackthornRose)
Here are my answers to the questions I can remember:
Surd question: 7532 square root 5
Circle question: equation tangent I got 7x4y+8=0
Equation circle (x5)^2 + (y+3)^2 = 65 (I think I forgot to add on the additional numbers from completing the square and so got this wrong, please let me know)
Coordinates B I got (12, 7)
Length CT I got 9.
Integration question: equation of tangent I got y=32x40
x coordinate of Q I got 5/4
Area under curve
I think I correctly got the area under the curve which was 20.25 but after that I just messed up, how many marks do you think I lost for the question? I didn't recognize the whole area of triangle and minus that from area under curve thing.
Completing the square I got (x7/2)^2  41/4
There was a transformation question too and I got a translation of 0.5 and 41/4, but looking back I'm not sure if I got the signs right, I think the y value was supposed to be positive in the translation? I'm sure I got that wrong.
Something about values for k I got k=4 and k=20.
Then something else about values for k I think it was (or was it x?) And I got k>6 and k<3/2.
Another one about finding roots of an equation and I got x= 1+/ square root of 5.
Remainder theorem I got 20.
The linear factors I got (x+3)(x4)^2 (can't remember if the first factor was plus or minus actually, just used the one they gave)
That's all I can remember at the moment, if anyone else can shed some light on the ones I'm not sure about and tell me roughly how many marks they think I lost?
Also, what do you suppose the grade boundaries are this year?
Edit: I actually just realised that I'm pretty sure my equation for the circle is right, as the equation is (xa)^2 + (yb)^2=r^2 and i worked out the radius using coordinates for centre and point A then just plugged it into equation.
Also, there was another question that asked for the value of k at a specific point like (3+5k, 43k) to the best of my memory, and I got k=30.
Anyone else?
what question was this ? 
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 18052016 14:59
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what about the question where you had to sketch the 2x"2 graph or something and state the yintercept, any1 know how many marks that was? 2 or 3? 
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 18052016 15:01
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Was the values for k > (3/2<k<6 ) or (3/2>k or k>6)
*Brackets show the 2 different answers* 
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 18052016 15:02
to work out radius of circle u needed to find the "difference" in x and y directions and use Pythagoras to find the actual length of it
if you do M1 you would be very familiar with this.
think of it like this, how do you get from co ordinates (10,10) to (5,6)
well you go 5 in x direction and 4 in y direction
now think of x and y as being horizontal and vertical respectively.
what is the hypotenuse of that triangle u have? ( hypotenuse = radius of the circle) 
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 18052016 15:03
(Original post by Agent R5)
Then something else about values for k I think it was (or was it x?) And I got k>6 and k<3/2.
what question was this ?
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