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1. why did everyone ignore me Zacken EricPiphany Insight314 EnglishMuon physicsmaths -Gifted- kill myself
2. (Original post by Duke Glacia)
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For Q4 last part, im getting the graph as on wolfram. and not like on the solution. Any clue ? thnx
Exactly the same with me! Im sure the trouble is caused because the q says "h(x) is such that it is continuous" yet I really cant see how it can be continuous and pass through (0,pi) at the same time.
3. Anyone here applying to study in US, and have only studies A-levels and STEP (e.g. no SAT's etc). Got an offer from Cambridge but thinking of declining it
4. (Original post by Number Nine)
why did everyone ignore me Zacken EricPiphany Insight314 EnglishMuon physicsmaths -Gifted- kill myself
im srry. I was interested in ur ssge roll but was jelly cus I have nthing to eat but water. frgive pls.
5. (Original post by EnglishMuon)
Exactly the same with me! Im sure the trouble is caused because the q says "h(x) is such that it is continuous" yet I really cant see how it can be continuous and pass through (0,pi) at the same time.
i see, how was the paper iyo?
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i think its wasnt too
6. (Original post by Duke Glacia)
i see, how was the paper iyo?
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i think its wasnt too
yea I thought it was quite nice. Apart from the unexpected mark loss on q5 from not justifying things properly it all went as expected. I should hopefully have 100+ if I havent made any more dumb mistakes
7. With regards to Q4 II 2015 graph sketch:
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Right alot of us got the graph on wolfram and stuff yet it is wrong.
Reason why is cause it is shifted due to the arctan function. Normally our arctan function is the smdirect reflection of the bit between -pi/2,pi/2 if so we are correct but here they have taken the arctan such that it is pi/2,3pi/2 and this gives the correct graph. arctan(infinity) in our cause is 3pi/2 not pi/2!.
Wonderful yet tricky,question!

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8. (Original post by ImTooSmart)
Anyone here applying to study in US, and have only studies A-levels and STEP (e.g. no SAT's etc). Got an offer from Cambridge but thinking of declining it
Why dyu want to decline it.

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9. (Original post by ImTooSmart)
Anyone here applying to study in US, and have only studies A-levels and STEP (e.g. no SAT's etc). Got an offer from Cambridge but thinking of declining it
you cannot apply to the US without SAT....? Where are you thinking of aplpying?
10. STEP III 2013 Q2

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Am I missing something here or does that recurrence relation for the derivatives not also hold for n = 0?
11. (Original post by 16Characters....)
STEP III 2013 Q2
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Am I missing something here or does that recurrence relation for the derivatives not also hold for n = 0?
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Yep you're right, so you could in fact use 0 as the base case.
12. (Original post by IrrationalRoot)
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Yep you're right, so you could in fact use 0 as the base case.
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Good, this is what I did but for some reason the IntegralMaths solution obtained the result for n = 0 and then differentiated again to prove it in the n = 1 case and used this as the base which just seemed like unnecessary work so I thought I might be missing something.

It is bizarre of the question to ask you to prove it for positive integer n rather than non-negative integer n.
13. (Original post by 16Characters....)
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Good, this is what I did but for some reason the IntegralMaths solution obtained the result for n = 0 and then differentiated again to prove it in the n = 1 case and used this as the base which just seemed like unnecessary work so I thought I might be missing something.

It is bizarre of the question to ask you to prove it for positive integer n rather than non-negative integer n.
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Ah IntegralMaths, I remember the days when I could actually access that website until it randomly stopped accepting my login a few months ago .

Anyway I actually did the same thing as IntegralMaths lol. Idk if I didn't spot the fact that it works for n=0, but yeah it is pretty dumb to ask for all positive integers n instead of nonnegative.
Fortunately differentiating one more time was pretty quick anyway.
14. (Original post by Number Nine)
why did everyone ignore me Zacken EricPiphany Insight314 EnglishMuon physicsmaths -Gifted- kill myself
Soz m9, I will never ignore you, I haven't frequented this thread for some time now.
I just had a go at STEP I 2015 myself.
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Question 8 is a piece of art.
15. (Original post by ImTooSmart)
Anyone here applying to study in US, and have only studies A-levels and STEP (e.g. no SAT's etc). Got an offer from Cambridge but thinking of declining it
I never did SATs either, not even sure what they are lol.
16. (Original post by EnglishMuon)
Can anyone help with a question about Q5 II 2015?
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For part (ii) I knew I wanted to show given . The markscheme goes through writing tan2a interms of tan a and solving the quadratic, however I knew that I wanted to be 1/2n^2 so I just subbed that into the tan double angle formula and verified we get the expression for tan 2a. Is this valid?
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I didn't do it the ms way either, I just thought I may as well try with the arctan addition formula and it worked .
17. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Why dyu want to decline it.

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I haven't done any STEP Prep this week and I/II are next week, mainly due to the fact that I had so many exams this week. Is this bad? Although I am currently confident in getting high 1/S, I am not sure if it affects me negatively not doing STEP work for a week. I am definitely doing I/II this weekend and I am also going to do quite a bit of STEP questions the day before the exam so that would be all right.

How is STEP prep going for you and the other lads in here?

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18. (Original post by 16Characters....)
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Good, this is what I did but for some reason the IntegralMaths solution obtained the result for n = 0 and then differentiated again to prove it in the n = 1 case and used this as the base which just seemed like unnecessary work so I thought I might be missing something.

It is bizarre of the question to ask you to prove it for positive integer n rather than non-negative integer n.
BTW, you don't need a login for integral maths to view STEP solutions.

http://www.mei.org.uk/step-aea-solutions

See that, you can login via guest access.
19. (Original post by Zacken)
BTW, you don't need a login for integral maths to view STEP solutions.

http://www.mei.org.uk/step-aea-solutions

See that, you can login via guest access.
Quoted the wrong person, I have a login anyway but thanks for the heads up :-)

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20. (Original post by Insight314)
I haven't done any STEP Prep this week and I/II are next week, mainly due to the fact that I had so many exams this week. Is this bad? Although I am currently confident in getting high 1/S, I am not sure if it affects me negatively not doing STEP work for a week. I am definitely doing I/II this weekend and I am also going to do quite a bit of STEP questions the day before the exam so that would be all right.

How is STEP prep going for you and the other lads in here?

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nah itl be fine Just do a couple new qs in the meantime and maybe an old paper or something a couple days before just to remind urself of the exam technique, as u know what u need by now.

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