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# MAT Prep Thread - 2nd November 2016 watch

1. (Original post by RuairiMorrissey)
Don't do work boi
how was period 5 ???? i dont regret going home
2. What exactly are we allowed to bring in to the exam apart from black pens? I was told by my school that I'm only allowed 2 black pens for the exam.
3. (Original post by Mystery.)
Hey do you mind explaining Q3 ii 2007 please? I get that its a right angled triangle with sides 1,1 rt2 but i dont get what they do aftee that....
??? Q3 (ii) 2007 has nothing to do with triangles?!?
4. (Original post by DFranklin)
??? Q3 (ii) 2007 has nothing to do with triangles?!?
sorry! meant Q4!
5. How long do you want to spend on the multiple choice section? Is 1 hour too long?
6. Hi there, what equipment do we need? Should we write in pencil or pen?
Should I take a ruler too?

Having read an above post, are we not allowed blue pens?
7. (Original post by Unusualbob1)
How long do you want to spend on the multiple choice section? Is 1 hour too long?
Certainly no more than 1 hour. I aim for 40-45 minutes.
8. (Original post by DFranklin)
I also got this, although I can't say I spent much time going through them.
Insecure

I got the same except for F which I couldn't figure out, any tips/advice for that one would be greatly appreciated. Geometry is definitely not my strong point.

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9. (Original post by Bruhh)
Insecure

I got the same except for F which I couldn't figure out, any tips/advice for that one would be greatly appreciated. Geometry is definitely not my strong point.

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Look atpi/2 -z in each triangle and use same segment theorem
10. Can someone please show me their sketch of x^3, x^4 and x^5 of the 2015 paper. I keep getting 8 rather than 9 regions!
11. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Look atpi/2 -z in each triangle and use same segment theorem
Ah yes, thank you! I'd completely forgotten about half my circle theorems.
12. (Original post by XxsciencemathsxX)
Can someone please show me their sketch of x^3, x^4 and x^5 of the 2015 paper. I keep getting 8 rather than 9 regions!

13. Good luck MAT candidates!!
14. (Original post by mrtomsyw)

youve counted one area twice and another area zero times
15. (Original post by KloppOClock)
youve counted one area twice and another area zero times
Good point haha.. but you can observe where the actual areas are, even with the mistake.
16. (Original post by Bruhh)
Insecure

I got the same except for F which I couldn't figure out, any tips/advice for that one would be greatly appreciated. Geometry is definitely not my strong point.

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What's the answer to this one?
17. (Original post by Euclidean)
Compass is very useful for Q4 usually
Take a pencil and rubber for super rough working eg.for multiple choice parts (although do write down all working which might merit marks in the later questions)
Are we not allowed rulers?
18. (Original post by Mystery.)
What's the answer to this one?
C, I believe, due to the angles being subtended by the same arc.

More on circle theorems here:
https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/...-theorems.html
19. (Original post by mrtomsyw)
C, I believe, due to the angles being subtended by the same arc.

More on circle theorems here:
https://www.mathsisfun.com/geometry/...-theorems.html
Doesn't point z have to be at centre for that?
20. (Original post by Insecure)
Yup. I have b, b, d, a, c, c, d, c, b, a.
how did you do E please?

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