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    Bah, I hate percentages.

    Doing a 2009 non-calc past paper and got everything correct except from this one percentage question. Wooh !

    Anyway I can't get why my answer is incorrect.

    The question is as follows :
    This year, Ben paid £260 for his car insurance.
    This is an increase of 30% on his last year's payment.
    How much did Ben pay last year ?

    I've seen the marking scheme and the answer is 200, done by 260/1.3, which is fair enough.

    But in my method where have I gone wrong :
    260=130%
    26=10%
    26*3=78=30%
    260-78= 100 %
    £182

    Any ideas ?
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    (Original post by Bromaldehyde)
    Bah, I hate percentages.

    Doing a 2009 non-calc past paper and got everything correct except from this one percentage question. Wooh !

    Anyway I can't get why my answer is incorrect.

    The question is as follows :
    This year, Ben paid £260 for his car insurance.
    This is an increase of 30% on his last year's payment.
    How much did Ben pay last year ?

    I've seen the marking scheme and the answer is 200, done by 260/1.3, which is fair enough.

    But in my method where have I gone wrong :
    260=130%
    26=10%
    26*3=78=30%
    260-78= 100 %
    £182

    Any ideas ?
    The first bit is right 260=130%
    but then 10% does not equal 26 it equals 20 (as you divide 260 by 13 to get the 10%)


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    Just finished Latin revision, been up since 7 to do it but hey, it had to be done !

    I'm hoping to do a Maths Past Paper and then do some last minute English revision for the exam tomorrow.

    But I think I deserve a break, so if you don't mind, I'm off to play some Pokémon.
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    (Original post by Bromaldehyde)
    Just finished Latin revision, been up since 7 to do it but hey, it had to be done !

    I'm hoping to do a Maths Past Paper and then do some last minute English revision for the exam tomorrow.

    But I think I deserve a break, so if you don't mind, I'm off to play some Pokémon.
    Up since 7 to do latin? Isnt that not a bit much considering that you only need to know a few techniques for each poem and a bit of simple translation?
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    I've learnt every single poem by heart, not just a few techniques.
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    You lot get to pick more interesting subjects I.e. Latin and three sciences I would love to do Latin but French is compulsory and they don't even offer it at all, I don't think in any year group and three sciences I yearn to do physics too Ahah

    Aw man, English tomorrow should be fun good luck everyone


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    I am ****ting myself! Good luck everyone. Lets talk about it tomorrow :P
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    (Original post by Passwords)
    I am ****ting myself! Good luck everyone. Lets talk about it tomorrow :P
    Haha I mirror your thoughts Ahaha there's a great gap between writing and reading good for revising


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    Good luck everybody
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    Oh my credit reading was certainly not entertaining general was far easier though haha how did you all find it?


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    Writing went great, general reading was alright, pretty easy. Credit was harder than I anticipated but I still think I got a 1

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    That's great writing wasn't what I had hoped I ran out of time so my essay wasn't structured as ambitious as my plan put it plus I was reaching what I felt was a pivotal point in it especially with reflection for me but I never got to fully accomplish it if it lasted 1 hour and 30 mins I believe I could have completed happily what question did you do? I did 14 first time on a plane but I made it sound as if I were older than my first time which was 6 months aha I hope I get a 1 including all my folio in August but I, starting to worry


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    Thanks. Unlucky you didn't get to finish. I don't ever really write that much anyway so I always finish on time, haha. I did question, a time about when you were frightened. Don't worry, you can't change anything now and just believe that you've done your best.
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    (Original post by Bromaldehyde)
    Thanks. Unlucky you didn't get to finish. I don't ever really write that much anyway so I always finish on time, haha. I did question, a time about when you were frightened. Don't worry, you can't change anything now and just believe that you've done your best.
    Hahaha thanks I don't, being pessimistic, believe it was truly a 1 perhaps a 2 but hopefully my overall will round up..... Hopefully ahah I did in all honesty try my best nothing I can do now ah well chemistry on Wednesday that's a far more relaxing exam quite a lot of people at my school did that question I think it was 1 or 2?? I was considering it but I thought I would be better with the plane. The big gap between was good went out to an ice cream parlour with my friends haha took the mind off exams for a half hour hahah


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    Yeah, question 1. That sounds good, I just went to Subway :P.
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    Hahaha thanks I don't, being pessimistic, believe it was truly a 1 perhaps a 2 but hopefully my overall will round up..... Hopefully ahah I did in all honesty try my best nothing I can do now ah well chemistry on Wednesday that's a far more relaxing exam quite a lot of people at my school did that question I think it was 1 or 2?? I was considering it but I thought I would be better with the plane. The big gap between was good went out to an ice cream parlour with my friends haha took the mind off exams for a half hour hahah


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    Chemistry, relaxing? Should I refer back to my masochist comment?
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    Chemistry, relaxing? Should I refer back to my masochist comment?
    Hahah you got me aha chemistry is easy as a tescos finest microwave meal! Elaborating on my english imagery aha! Well for me it is anyway I've never got less than a 1 in both sections for chemistry so please god let the tradition flourish! Oo "tradition" reminds me of english see that question about the taxi driver for Anne in credit did you lot put "tradition" for the own words for his repeating behaviour after every trip (I forgot the given expression)


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    (Original post by CanineVet)
    Hahah you got me aha chemistry is easy as a tescos finest microwave meal! Elaborating on my english imagery aha! Well for me it is anyway I've never got less than a 1 in both sections for chemistry so please god let the tradition flourish! Oo "tradition" reminds me of english see that question about the taxi driver for Anne in credit did you lot put "tradition" for the own words for his repeating behaviour after every trip (I forgot the given expression)


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    It was something like 'he had been accustomed to this for years'
    I did it was normal behaviour for him as he had done it for a long time
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    (Original post by CanineVet)
    Hahah you got me aha chemistry is easy as a tescos finest microwave meal! Elaborating on my english imagery aha! Well for me it is anyway I've never got less than a 1 in both sections for chemistry so please god let the tradition flourish! Oo "tradition" reminds me of english see that question about the taxi driver for Anne in credit did you lot put "tradition" for the own words for his repeating behaviour after every trip (I forgot the given expression)


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    I think the one you are talking about is the: "a custom year" question. Not sure if that is exactly what the phrase was but yeah "tradition" works perfectly fine. For chemistry, in our class assessments I usually get a 1 for PS and 2 for KU, although when I practice with past papers it's always a 2/2. Probably need to focus on the mole equations and names of specific reactions - no socialising for the next 24 hours I reckon.
 
 
 
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