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    (Original post by notnek)
    What was the original question?
    The question on the previous page of this thread (may have been page 2) which Ano1234 made up.

    However, it has now been explained by Ano1234 and Zacken.
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    (Original post by thomassbryan)
    Further Maths isn't timetabled at my school so it is mostly self taught - I'm just doing a past paper a week and seeking help with the questions I don't understand.
    It's exactly the same at my school, however I have around 4 days completely free to revise for paper 1 after my other exams and 8 days for paper 2 so lots of cramming
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    Hi, I'm taking further maths too. the whole of top set at my school has to take it, and I hated it at first but now it's ok! I'm not sure why, I find it easier than GCSE Maths.


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    (Original post by Rangzii)
    Hi, I'm taking further maths too. the whole of top set at my school has to take it, and I hated it at first but now it's ok! I'm not sure why, I find it easier than GCSE Maths.


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    I doubt there are many people who find further maths easier than GCSE!

    Have you tried past papers?
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    (Original post by notnek)
    I doubt there are many people who find further maths easier than GCSE!

    Have you tried past papers?
    Yep! I'm only predicted an A in GCSE maths but in further I get A*s on the papers... I don't understand how or why 😂


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    (Original post by Rangzii)
    Yep! I'm only predicted an A in GCSE maths but in further I get A*s on the papers... I don't understand how or why 😂


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    I've never heard of that before. They should put you in a museum.
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    (Original post by notnek)
    I've never heard of that before. They should put you in a museum.
    I'm getting a sense of hostility?


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    (Original post by Rangzii)
    I'm getting a sense of hostility?


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    I'm not sure why you'd think that but I can assure you that there is no hostility whatsoever

    I'm a teacher and I've honestly never heard of a student doing better in Further Maths than maths at GCSE. I find it intriguing.

    If you want me to put my serious hat on, there has to have been some failing by your school if you don't get an A* in maths but can get an A* in Further Maths.
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    (Original post by notnek)
    I'm not sure why you'd think that but I can assure you that there is no hostility whatsoever

    I'm a teacher and I've honestly never heard of a student doing better in Further Maths than maths at GCSE. I find it intriguing.

    If you want me to put my serious hat on, there has to have been some failing by your school if you don't get an A* in maths but can get an A* in Further Maths.
    Ah well, my primary school never taught me maths properly, since when I didn't understand they simply moved me down maths groups, instead of explaining it to me. I've improved a lot since then, but I get panicky in exams etc., I had a panic attack yesterday in the maths exam which is why I think my target is a bit lower, to lower the pressure.


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    In my mock GCSE exams, I ended up getting something like 98/100 (A*) on my Add Maths exam and 85/100 (A) in my Maths exam, it was a mock, so no scaling or UMS or anything and I got an A* in both in the actual exams. It wasn't that I found maths harder per se, just that I was more prone to not reading the question properly in maths and ended up making stupid mistakes. I did better mark-wise in my Add Maths real exam than the maths exam as well, I think I misread a question on probability in the maths exam and answered the wrong thing. :lol:
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    I make wayyy less mistakes in further maths than normal GCSE, so even though the content is harder, I tend to drop less marks in further. Also the grade boundaries are so low that it's easier to get an A* in further (especially since there's the A^ too) than it is in GCSE. That's probably why you find it easier to get A*s in it.


    (Original post by Rangzii)
    Hi, I'm taking further maths too. the whole of top set at my school has to take it, and I hated it at first but now it's ok! I'm not sure why, I find it easier than GCSE Maths.


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    Help on this question anyone? Name:  ImageUploadedByStudent Room1465567183.523355.jpg
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    (Original post by BobbiBlue)
    Help on this question anyone? Name:  ImageUploadedByStudent Room1465567183.523355.jpg
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    You need to complete the square. Have you done this before when the first term has a coefficient > 1 ?

    Post your working.
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    (Original post by notnek)
    You need to complete the square. Have you done this before when the first term has a coefficient > 1 ?

    Post your working.
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    Once you take the 3 outside the brackets, you need to keep it there for the rest of your working.

    I don't have time right now to give a better explanation. I recommend you ask this and future questions in the maths forum. This thread isn't very active.
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    (Original post by notnek)
    Once you take the 3 outside the brackets, you need to keep it there for the rest of your working.

    I don't have time right now to give a better explanation. I recommend you ask this and future questions in the maths forum. This thread isn't very active.
    I don't understand it is outside the brackets, is this answer not right then?


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    Just arrived at this thread. Can someone give me the hardest further maths question they can find, please.
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    (Original post by Redcoats)
    Just arrived at this thread. Can someone give me the hardest further maths question they can find, please.
    Given that  3^{2x} + 3^{x+5} +6=0 . Find the values of  9^x .
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    hi! I'm doing further maths but I lowkey wish I wasn't rn because both of my exams clash with ocr science ones (further bio and further physics)
    I'm good at maths and I'm taking it for A level but I do find some stuff in further quite difficult...I struggle to apply things to questions.
    Good thing you can get an A with like 50%
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    (Original post by Ano123)
    Given that  3^{2x} + 3^{x+5} +6=0 . Find the values of  9^x .
    Let u = 3x

    Substitute this into the above equation: u2 + 35(u) + 6 = 0

    Solve the above quadratic with the quadratic formula:

    u = [-35 +- sqrt(310 - 24)]/2

    Remember u equals 3x

    Therefore 3x = -0.0246 ..... or 3x = -242.975 ....

    9x = (3x)2

    Thus, we square both sides of our 3x values to get values for 9x:

    9x = 59036.99939 ..... OR 9x = 0.000609787089 ....
 
 
 
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