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    Pretty similar to the one that's causing trouble above, hope it helps....

    Edit: Sorry about the orientation
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    (Original post by Inges)
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    Anyone know where I can go from here? :/
    Sorry, where are you trying to go? Reduction formula? I think this is similar to one in the book that I've done, I had to consider I(n+2), subtract them and use factor formulae.
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    Pretty similar to the one that's causing trouble above, hope it helps....

    Edit: Sorry about the orientation
    Thank you so much for this. I was wondering though, is re arranging and then proving it credible like that?
    I always thought show that means get to that without using it?
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    (Original post by DrSerious)
    Sorry, where are you trying to go? Reduction formula? I think this is similar to one in the book that I've done, I had to consider I(n+2), subtract them and use factor formulae.
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    So the first line is the answer, and the second line is what the question would be.

    It is reduction formula yes, If you have another strategy for tacking these mofo's please do share
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    (Original post by Inges)
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    So the first line is the answer, and the second line is what the question would be.

    It is reduction formula yes, If you have another strategy for tacking these mofo's please do share
    try expanding cos(2x). we know from trig identities that cos(2x)=2cos^2(x)-1=1-2sin^2(x). also expand the sin(2x) oln the other side = 2sin(x)cos(x)
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    (Original post by Inges)
    Thank you so much for this. I was wondering though, is re arranging and then proving it credible like that?
    I always thought show that means get to that without using it?
    Well, June 2011 question 8d was a loci question and it said to show some equation was the loci of the mid point of two points, but the mark scheme just plugged values into the left side of the equation and the right side and showed they were equal, which annoyed me when I'd properly derived it, they basically cheated. But if they do it for show that's, so can we I guess
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    Hi, guys just to make sure one thing, the direction of the line of intersection of two planes(one has equation r.a=b and the other r.c=d) is a x c?

    And do we need to know how to use the right hand screw rule, because I am a bit confused with this rule?

    Thanks in advance!
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    (Original post by Geraer100)
    Hi, guys just to make sure one thing, the direction of the line of intersection of two planes(one has equation r.a=b and the other r.c=d) is a x c?

    And do we need to know how to use the right hand screw rule, because I am a bit confused with this rule?

    Thanks in advance!
    Yes as the line of intersection will be perpendicular to both planes, so you need to cross product both their normal vectors to obtain the line's direction.
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    (Original post by somevirtualguy)
    Yes as the line of intersection will be perpendicular to both planes, so you need to cross product both their normal vectors to obtain the line's direction.
    Thanks!
    And the right hand rule is it necessary to learn?
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    (Original post by Inges)
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    So the first line is the answer, and the second line is what the question would be.

    It is reduction formula yes, If you have another strategy for tacking these mofo's please do share
    Thanks for that integral, was short but very fun!
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    (Original post by Armpits)
    Thanks for that integral, was short but very fun!
    no problem glad to help if possible could you post your own questions you find tough / tricky
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    (Original post by Major-fury)
    no problem glad to help if possible could you post your own questions you find tough / tricky
    Never really seen a tough FP3 question tbh.

    Though, if you haven't done some of the loci questions in June 14 and 15 I'd recommend it.
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    (Original post by Armpits)
    Never really seen a tough FP3 question tbh.

    Though, if you haven't done some of the loci questions in June 14 and 15 I'd recommend it.
    yu know how to do question 8 on june 2015?
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    (Original post by Hineshtailor)
    yu know how to do question 8 on june 2015?
    Yeah, any part you'd like to discuss?
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    literally all of part B and C lol. what is the eccentricity rule?
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    (Original post by Hineshtailor)
    literally all of part B and C lol. what is the eccentricity rule?
    b)
    Distance between a general point and the focus divided by the distance between the directrix and that same general point, equals eccentricity.

    So you do PF/PD ( D=Directrix) = e

    PF = PDe

    You can work out PD and e from the information above and the modulus sign just means to ignore the negative sign.

    You'll find that it adds up to 4.
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    (Original post by Hineshtailor)
    literally all of part B and C lol. what is the eccentricity rule?

    c)Chord touches two sides of an ellipse so you can label each of these point A and B.

    They'll have coordinates: A (a cosθ, b sinθ ) and B(a cosp, b sinp )

    All parallel chords will have the same gradient so you can just consider these two points.

    Work out the gradient of the line joining A and B, call that m.

    Use one of thes rules on pg 8 of this: https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...cal-Tables.pdf


    To transform the gradient into a form which has cos and sin multiplied together.

    Use A and B to calculate general midpoint.

    General line will have equation y= mx (c = 0 since the line goes through all chords, there must be a chord through (0,0) )

    So you can divide the y value from the midpoint and x value from the midpoint, to get y/x = m, then rearrange and use the gradient to get y = -1/4m
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    (Original post by Hineshtailor)
    literally all of part B and C lol. what is the eccentricity rule?
    part B:

    Use general point of an ellipse and foci from part a with Pythagoras (if you don't know eccentricity rule)

    part C:

    consider a line y=mx+c,
    sub into ellipse to find where it hits it as a quadratic in terms of x
    find x-coord of midpoint of the line between those two points
    write it as c=something (will be in terms of m and x) then sub back into y = mx+c and simplify.
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    (Original post by Armpits)
    b)
    Distance between a general point and the focus divided by the distance between the directrix and that same general point, equals eccentricity.

    So you do PF/PD ( D=Directrix) = e

    PF = PDe

    You can work out PD and e from the information above and the modulus sign just means to ignore the negative sign.

    You'll find that it adds up to 4.
    do i consider the directrix which is closest to each foci or do i do it to only one directrix?
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    The perpendicular distance between a point and a plane is the same as the shortest distance between a point and a plane?
 
 
 
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