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# STEP Prep Thread 2016 (Mark. II) Watch

1. (Original post by betterthanbarbs)
I'm the only one doing STEP II in my school tomorrow. Finger crossed and hope I'd come out ok....
Liberation in 29 hrs..
Same here, I'll sure we'll be fine

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2. (Original post by betterthanbarbs)
I'm the only one doing STEP II in my school tomorrow. Finger crossed and hope I'd come out ok....
Liberation in 29 hrs..
Good luck

Since you're the only person doing the exam can you walk around the room?
3. If I don't get a U in STEP II I'll empty my bank account on results day to a charity
4. (Original post by betterthanbarbs)
I'm the only one doing STEP II in my school tomorrow. Finger crossed and hope I'd come out ok....
Liberation in 29 hrs..
Same here. I have my fingers crossed too. Good luck
5. Good luck for tomorrow, guys!
6. (Original post by Zacken)

Uh.. why? Am I missing something here?
7. STEP II 2014 Q4. Is arctan 1/x = π/2 - arctan x a common result that I should know? If so, are there corresponding ones for arcsin and arccos?
8. Heya, not used this thread before. Im not as clever as you lot haha, found step 1 quite hard, trying to figure out whether I got a grade 3 or scraped a grade 2. (Probably 3 lol)
For question 1, I proved it for 1,2,3, came back to disprove it for 4 at the end but ran out of time so only did half. for the second part I did part i and got it right and I started ii but didn't finish it, got to the part of expanding and stopped.

For wuestion 2, I did the differentiation part and completed part i correct, I started both ii and ii but didn get to the end. (Do you still get method marks even if u don't get to the answer)

Question 4 I only did part i but got it right.

Question 10 I got the method right could prove part i but that was an arithmetic error somewhere in my working but got the method right if that makes sense. Then used the given e in part ii and found out the 2 unknowns and if I can remember right, they are right according to the solutions on here.

Started question 3 but ran out of time right at the end so only managed to do the first graph.

What grade do you think this will be? Sorry didn't complete as many as these people ahahab
9. (Original post by student0042)
STEP II 2014 Q4. Is arctan 1/x = π/2 - arctan x a common result that I should know? If so, are there corresponding ones for arcsin and arccos?
Well it's a particular case of arctan(a) + arctan(b) = arctan(a+b/1-ab) which is a very handy formula. I don't think there are equivalents for sin and cos but i may well be mistaken

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10. Hi all,

I just wanted to wish all of you all the best for STEP 2 tomorrow (for those taking it).
I'd also like to say thanks to all of you, I've found this thread (and it's precursor) really useful these past few months (sorry for not contributing myself).

Anyway, thanks,
Nathan
11. Good luck everyone!
12. (Original post by ComputerMaths97)
If I don't get a U in STEP II I'll empty my bank account on results day to a charity
Please send all monies to the shamika foundation.
13. (Original post by fa991)
Well it's a particular case of arctan(a) + arctan(b) = arctan(a+b/1-ab) which is a very handy formula. I don't think there are equivalents for sin and cos but i may well be mistaken

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Cosx=sin(pi/2-x) so you can find a arcosx +arcsinx aswell. Take care of periodicity aswell when handling this stuff.

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14. (Original post by ComputerMaths97)
If I don't get a U in STEP II I'll empty my bank account on results day to a charity
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
-Napoleon Hill
15. (Original post by TheWiseMan)
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.
-Napoleon Hill
My benefit is that I'll never take STEP again.

And I'll never underestimate the difficulty of an exam.
16. (Original post by Gwenuin)
Uh.. why? Am I missing something here?
You can't discuss the exam till 24 after you've sat the exam in the UK. Bear this in mind for STEP II as well.

(Original post by student0042)
STEP II 2014 Q4. Is arctan 1/x = π/2 - arctan x a common result that I should know? If so, are there corresponding ones for arcsin and arccos?
Yes, pretty much - there are similar ones for arcsin and arccos: arccos x + arcsin x = pi/2

hint: think of a right angled triangle.
17. (Original post by morgansmith)
What grade do you think this will be? Sorry didn't complete as many as these people ahahab
13, 12, 4, 13/14, 4. That totals ~45-ish. Which could swing to either a 2 or a 3, not sure.
18. Gud luck guys.

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19. (Original post by ComputerMaths97)
My benefit is that I'll never take STEP again.

And I'll never underestimate the difficulty of an exam.
I'll never underestimate an exam aswell.

I might see you at UCL.

-Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.

This year I was defeated by STEP. Next year I will defeat it.

My aim will be SSS.

If I don't get that.... I'm free to suggestions.(wont be emptying my bank account though)
20. (Original post by TheWiseMan)
I'll never underestimate an exam aswell.

I might see you at UCL.

-Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.

This year I was defeated by STEP. Next year I will defeat it.

My aim will be SSS.

If I don't get that.... I'm free to suggestions.(wont be emptying my bank account though)
Do you know if I can take STEP in my gap year and it still be viable?

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