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# STEP Prep Thread 2016 (Mark. II) Watch

1. (Original post by Zacken)
As soon as the clock hits midnight on the 18th of August (i.e: the end of 17th of August) you rush onto the website, frantically refresh, swear at your screen in tandem with the thousands of other candidates refreshing as the site throws up "Site error" - some furious clicks later, your continued refreshing bears fruit and your result pops up on screen, usually followed by a triumphant yell or a dive out of the window.
Do the results actually go up at midnight then? I had been wondering at what point on the 18th the results would become available.
2. (Original post by smartalan73)
Do the results actually go up at midnight then? I had been wondering at what point on the 18th the results would become available.
Yes. Midnight.
3. (Original post by Zacken)
Sure.

Text: f(x) = ( x + sqrt(3) ) / (1 - xsqrt(3))

LaTeX:

Image:

Hopefully at least one format will work...
Ah yes II 2007 Q5 how could I forget.

But I wonder how much is known about the solutions of such functional equations...
4. Are you allowed to use rulers/compass in step?
5. (Original post by KingRS)
Are you allowed to use rulers/compass in step?
Yes.
6. When doing the integral of (1/(u)(2-u)^(1/2)) Can I use partial fractions?
7. (Original post by Zacken)
As soon as the clock hits midnight on the 18th of August (i.e: the end of 17th of August) you rush onto the website, frantically refresh, swear at your screen in tandem with the thousands of other candidates refreshing as the site throws up "Site error" - some furious clicks later, your continued refreshing bears fruit and your result pops up on screen, usually followed by a triumphant yell or a dive out of the window.
It's a dive out of the window for me, lol.

Zacken, will Emmanuel update UCAS at midnight itself if I meet the condition, or will they do it later?
8. (Original post by krishdesai7)
It's a dive out of the window for me, lol.

Zacken, will Emmanuel update UCAS at midnight itself if I meet the condition, or will they do it later?
No, STEP is the only thing that updates at midnight. All A-Level/UCAS related things update at 8+ a.m in the morning after STEP results have already come out.
9. Good luck to everyone today!

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10. (Original post by drandy76)
As I dive out of the window I'll check UCAS too so I'll know it was the right call, need step so kings can ignore my woeful chemistry results
Track won't be updated until the morning. 8:00am IIRC.
11. (Original post by KingRS)
Are you allowed to use rulers/compass in step?
No only straight edges are allowed so you can solve them the way the great Euclid did

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12. (Original post by jneill)
Track won't be updated until the morning. 8:00am IIRC.
8 hours of warily staring at my bedroom window then, joy

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13. (Original post by Remyxomatosis)
Uhhhh I'm posting in spoilers because you did but
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Can you just assume properties of modular arithmetic like if a = b (mod m) and c = d (mod m) then ac = bd (mod m)?
Yep, should be fine
14. Was I correct about the union of T and S being the odd numbers and the intersection being the null set?
15. (Original post by Louisb19)
Was I correct about the union of T and S being the odd numbers and the intersection being the null set?
Yes, I believe so

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16. (Original post by Louisb19)
Was I correct about the union of T and S being the odd numbers and the intersection being the null set?
Yes (positive odd numbers specifically)
17. (Original post by Geraer100)
To clarify one doubt that I have,

When you have cos(6x)=cos(4x), the solutions are 6x=4x+/-2nipi or 6x=2npi+/-4x? and for tan6x=tan4x, the solutions will always be 6x=4x+/-npi or 6x=npi+/-4x?
And how do you usually deduce for example the solutions of cosx=-(sqroot(3)/2), the solutions are sometimes, x=2npi+/-2pi/3 and sometimes it's x=npi+/-pi/3. Are there any tricks where writing the general form of these of questions. (I always get a bit confused at this).
n encompasses +- as it can be negative, the second one is correct
Second again
for cos x = something
you do
x= +-cos^-1 (something) + 2npi
for sin you do
x= sin-1 (something) + 2npi and (pi-sin-1(something)) + 2npi

tan is
x = tan-1(something) + npi

Sometimes you have to check all the solutions will work
18. (Original post by ValerieKR)
n encompasses +- as it can be negative, the second one is correct
Second again
for cos x = something
you do
x= +-cos^-1 (something) + 2npi
for sin you do
x= sin-1 (something) + 2npi and (pi-something) + 2npi

tan is
x = tan-1(something) + npi

Sometimes you have to check all the solutions will work
Okay thanks! In the question that I post, the first solutions are the ones that n encompasses +/-, so I am a bit confused
19. (Original post by shamika)
Yep, should be fine
thank you
20. I'm the only one doing STEP II in my school tomorrow. Finger crossed and hope I'd come out ok....
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