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    im going to my first private lesson for mat tonight, apart from just going over MAT questions, should I be asking anything in particular in order to get the most value out of my money?
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    (Original post by KloppOClock)
    should I be asking anything in particular in order to get the most value out of my money?
    Yep! "When can I quit?" - there's no substitute for getting better at MAT than just working at it. A private lesson is going to be a waste of money in my opinion, but each to his own...
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Yep! "When can I quit?" - there's no substitute for getting better at MAT than just working at it. A private lesson is going to be a waste of money in my opinion, but each to his own...
    m8 im failing atm
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    (Original post by Non-Euclidean)
    Ahh fair, are you getting help from your college? I'm all alone haha! I would recommend originally going through without to much emphasis on time making sure you understand as much as you can and appreciate what's going on- i find if i rush through i generally dont realise what they want you to see! I am exactly the same with preference to logic haha!
    As for 1 H, assuming you know the formulae for the trapizium rule, if not you'll need to learn it! Write it out with the subinterval terms and try to form a partial geometric sequence and use the sum formula to evaluate it, you should be able to simplify using index laws and obtain one of the answers.
    If you still get stuck let me know and i'll try and explain more explicitly but, would recommend trying to do it yourself to start with, hope i helped
    I'm not doing it entirely alone - I've got a maths teacher who's willing to help with questions and the like - but I'm the first person to apply to Oxford in my school (definitely for maths, and possibly ever). It makes forums like this pretty damn useful!
    I sat the 2011 paper today, without as much emphasis on time - I was still within time, but not ridiculously so. Handwriting's better as well . I haven't had time to mark it properly yet, but having a skim through the marking scheme it seems I've done well on it. Logic questions aren't too difficult, but they can be pretty annoying with the sheer amount of writing you've got to do.
    So I think I've got 1H, thanks to your explanation, trying it out and looking over the marking scheme. By the looks of it, I might also be able to try it with a single trapezium (which would be of area 3/2), then sub N=1 into each option. That's perhaps cheesing it, though, and I don't want to rely on it in case it's not multiple choice.
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    i tried geometric series, wot i do
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    (Original post by KloppOClock)
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    i tried geometric series, wot i do
    Not sure what you're asking. Yes it is a geometric series, and that term is its sum.
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    (Original post by RichE)
    Not sure what you're asking. Yes it is a geometric series, and that term is its sum.
    how is it a geometric series, it doesnt have a common ratio
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    (Original post by KloppOClock)
    how is it a geometric series, it doesnt have a common ratio
    1 + 4 + 4^2 + 4^3 + ... + 4^(k-1)

    common ratio of 4
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    1 + 4 + 4^2 + 4^3 + ... + 4^(k-1)

    common ratio of 4
    but when you apply f1(x) the first three terms are
    4x+1
    16x+5
    64x+21

    how does the common ratio of 4 apply there
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    (Original post by KloppOClock)
    but when you apply f1(x) the first three terms are
    4x+1
    16x+5
    64x+21

    how does the common ratio of 4 apply there
    It's

    4x + 1

    16x + (1 + 4)

    64x + (1 + 4 + 4^2)

    Can you not see that the bracket terms are a geometric series???????
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    It's

    4x + 1

    16x + (1 + 4)

    64x + (1 + 4 + 4^2)

    Can you not see that the bracket terms are a geometric series???????
    .. yeah... of course... just testing you fam
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    (Original post by KloppOClock)
    just testing you fam
    What?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    What?
    what do you mean what?
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    (Original post by KloppOClock)
    what do you mean what?
    Are you being serious about "just testing me"?
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    (Original post by Zacken)
    Are you being serious about "just testing me"?
    of course not, i was just joking. its just that i was stuck on something that should have been really obvious
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    (Original post by KloppOClock)
    of course not, i was just joking. its just that i was stuck on something that should have been really obvious
    Ah, alright
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    Ah, alright
    FFS ZACIN, u duno wat joke is OMFG.


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    is cot,sec and csc c1/c2??
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    How much time should you allocate to each question in the exam? As in how long on the multiple choice (q1) in total, then how much on q2, q3, etc?
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    (Original post by r4dd3r5)
    How much time should you allocate to each question in the exam? As in how long on the multiple choice (q1) in total, then how much on q2, q3, etc?
    depends on the person, i just do the questions where i can see what to do first, then just focus on the remaining parts of the 15 markers after
 
 
 
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