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    (Original post by Zacken)
    If the angle is greater than 90, then what quadrant are you in? What sign does tangent have in that quadrant?
    Ohh right, because Cosθ is positive, Tanθ has to be negative?
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    (Original post by Tasha_140)
    Ohh right, because Cosθ is positive, Tanθ has to be negative?
    Well, because cos theta is positive and the angle is greater than 90 degrees means that it is in the fourth quadrant, and tangent is negative in the fourth quadrant.
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Well, because cos theta is positive and the angle is greater than 90 degrees means that it is in the fourth quadrant, and tangent is negative in the fourth quadrant.
    But tangent would also be greater than 90 degrees if tanx = positive root 5/2
    as one solution would be 228 degrees?
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    (Original post by Tasha_140)
    But tangent would also be greater than 90 degrees if tanx = positive root 5/2
    as one solution would be 228 degrees?
    Cosine is negative at 228 degrees.
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    Zacken I believe not everyone is taught the quadrant method. I'm happy that was how I learnt it because for me it is the easiest method
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
    Zacken I believe not everyone is taught the quadrant method. I'm happy that was how I learnt it because for me it is the easiest method
    I suppose - I'm just talking about it in terms of general intervals where the trig functions take on certain signs from any way that they were taught them, either from the quadrant method, graphs, power series, etc...
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    Hey guys - I have the thin revision guide for addmaths but I find it a little sparse on info in many areas. Can you recommend a better guide - There is one on TES, a Cgp one and a big one by illuminate publishing . Does anyone know which is best?

    Here are links - MY ONE = https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/144...ditional+maths
    CGP = https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/184...ditional+maths
    ILLUMINATE PUBLISHING = https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/190...ditional+maths
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    (Original post by tmg1999)
    Hey guys - I have the thin revision guide for addmaths but I find it a little sparse on info in many areas. Can you recommend a better guide - There is one on TES, a Cgp one and a big one by illuminate publishing . Does anyone know which is best?

    Here are links - MY ONE = https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/144...ditional+maths
    CGP = https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/184...ditional+maths
    ILLUMINATE PUBLISHING = https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/190...ditional+maths
    I don't know about the other two, but I've got the CGP one and it's pretty good at explaining things, though there aren't enough exercises for you to practice what you've learnt.
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    (Original post by tmg1999)
    Hey guys - I have the thin revision guide for addmaths but I find it a little sparse on info in many areas. Can you recommend a better guide - There is one on TES, a Cgp one and a big one by illuminate publishing . Does anyone know which is best?

    Here are links - MY ONE = https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/144...ditional+maths
    CGP = https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/184...ditional+maths
    ILLUMINATE PUBLISHING = https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/190...ditional+maths
    I highly recommend this textbook and practice book as a pair. Little costly, but very much worth it:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Additional-.../dp/0340869607
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/144...5CG2Y3JMRX59KC
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
    I highly recommend this textbook and practice book as a pair. Little costly, but very much worth it:
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Additional-.../dp/0340869607
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/144...5CG2Y3JMRX59KC
    Our school gave us both of those already, and yep, they're really useful!
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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    Our school gave us both of those already, and yep, they're really useful!
    We were only given the first one, and I borrowed my friend's practice book. They really good!
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    Thanks guys - don't really need any more questions as have lots of past papers still to do - might go for the Cgp then as it looks like that will provide the best explanations .

    Unless Anyone knows anything about the illustrate publications one?!
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
    We were only given the first one, and I borrowed my friend's practice book. They really good!
    Yep!

    How ready do you think you are for the exam now?
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    http://m.ebay.co.uk/sch/sis.html?_nk...p2056116.m4099


    We always use that one in school and it's super helpful! ^ Has many practice questions with answers at the back


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    (Original post by TheOtherSide.)
    Yep!

    How ready do you think you are for the exam now?
    I'm as ready as I can be tbh. Just a few areas to look over, but I'm pretty confident I can get an A. What about you?
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
    Zacken I believe not everyone is taught the quadrant method. I'm happy that was how I learnt it because for me it is the easiest method
    Quite agree, the quadrant method is a bit of a teaching cop out. If you know the graphs, you can't go wrong
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    I've done all the past papers, anyone know what else I should do to practise? I'm going to go over my mistakes and try and correct them but after that it'll probably still be a few days until the exam..
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    (Original post by Vanilla Cupcake)
    I've done all the past papers, anyone know what else I should do to practise? I'm going to go over my mistakes and try and correct them but after that it'll probably still be a few days until the exam..
    I did OCR A-level Core 1 and Core 2 papers for extra practice but I omitted topics that were not in Add Maths. The questions are very similar.
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    (Original post by kennethdcharles)
    I'm as ready as I can be tbh. Just a few areas to look over, but I'm pretty confident I can get an A. What about you?
    Sounds good!

    I haven't done much revision since study leave started, but I'm hoping to work more on the topics this half term, since I don't think I'm ready yet. Right now, I think I might just about scrape an A if I'm lucky, but I'd rather be more prepared for the exam.

    I do really like how this FSMQ is helping me prepare more for Maths next year, though.
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    How would you go about solving part (ii) of this?
 
 
 
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