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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Oh wait are you talking about this?
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    Yes, assumed that's what you meant. That June 2014 question.
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Oh wait are you talking about this?
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    https://www.dropbox.com/s/n7yy3313q3...52.35.png?dl=0 plug in your values of a+b and ab
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    (Original post by -jordan-)
    Yes, assumed that's what you meant. That June 2014 question.
    Well I could do that one for some reason in my mock but I can't prove α^4+β^4=(α+β)^4-2(αβ)^2 in general
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    I don't think it does equal that. a^4 + b^4 = (a^2 + b^2)^2 -2(ab)^2. Not (a+b)^4 -2(ab)^2. See the dropbox link

    a^2 + b^2 = (a+b)^2 -2ab... so

    ((a+b)^2 - 2ab)^2 -2(ab)^2
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    (Original post by bartbarrow)
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/n7yy3313q3...52.35.png?dl=0 plug in your values of a+b and ab
    Oh dayum some sexy stuff
    (Original post by bartbarrow)
    I don't think it does equal that. a^4 + b^4 = (a^2 + b^2)^2 -2(ab)^2. Not (a+b)^4 -2(ab)^2. See the dropbox link

    a^2 + b^2 = (a+b)^2 -2ab... so

    ((a+b)^2 - 2ab)^2 -2(ab)^2
    Maybe I read it wrong? It was one of the questions in the book
    Oh yes I read it wrong
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    Exam's gonna be especially tricky tomorrow, FP3 style (I heard FP3 was very hard). Watch out for oddball questions! I think the best way to prepare now is to quickly go over the maths behind most of the topics so that they can't catch you out with questions that really test your understanding (like knowing what your Newton-Raphson approximation for the root is geometrically speaking).
    The FP1 textbook is great for this.
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    (Original post by PrimeLime)
    Exam's gonna be especially tricky tomorrow, FP3 style (I heard FP3 was very hard). Watch out for oddball questions! I think the best way to prepare now is to quickly go over the maths behind most of the topics so that they can't catch you out with questions that really test your understanding (like knowing what your Newton-Raphson approximation for the root is geometrically speaking).
    The FP1 textbook is great for this.
    I am ****ed if I am asked to prove matrix transformation or summation formula lol
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    i have a feeling theyll theyll include linear interpolation they havnt included that in a while
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    Anyone volunteer to kill me?

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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Anyone volunteer to kill me?

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    And me also?


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    And me also?


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    What the **** was that?

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    Please tell me I wasn't the only one who thought that was horrible

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    A disgusting paper, that's what. Still though, I reckon I dropped max 10 marks, and on last year's paper that would have been 94 UMS.

    What do you think the grade boundaries will be like this year?
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    (Original post by Adam_98)
    Please tell me I wasn't the only one who thought that was horrible

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    Youre not alone
    I got 72/75 in 2014 paper in exam condition (mock)
    Still ****ed this up
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    (Original post by C0balt)
    Youre not alone
    I got 72/75 in 2014 paper in exam condition (mock)
    Still ****ed this up
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    You reckon it was harder that last year's?
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    I dropped minimum 9 marks just from questions I didn't attempt

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    That was hard... Harder than any other paper in my opinion


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    Lads that was shocking i wish took a levels 4 years ago when the government wasnt out to shaft you
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    That was sexual. Did everyone else get lambda as 2/3 and k as 39 in the series question ??


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    Definitely harder than last year. Last year it was a fairly standard FP1 paper where they just tested all the concepts but not in a tricky way. The questions like the second part of complex numbers, and the last summation question were not typical FP1 questions and a lot of people will have dropped marks on it.
 
 
 
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