You are Here: Home >< Maths

# STEP Prep Thread 2016 (Mark. II) Watch

1. (Original post by fpmaniac)
Do you know if I can take STEP in my gap year and it still be viable?
2. Good luck lads, may the answers feel as trivial as a c1 paper

Posted from TSR Mobile
3. Do you guys reckon 60 will be enough for a 2?
4. Lol not really, I'm doing it in a big hall which seems pretty intimidating.. And I will definitely be distracted by people leaving after finishing their one-hour-and-half exams.
😂Plus, three hours is not enough for me to finish the paper...
5. Good luck for all taking STEP II! I'm sure you'll all be great. Remember: no talking about the exam until 24 hours has passed from the start of the exam (ie 9:00 UK time on Friday).
6. Hope so. From the reports in the past few years, 60 seems to be the boudary for Grade 2. But it really depends on the paper.
(Original post by RandomNickname)
Do you guys reckon 60 will be enough for a 2?
7. Good luck guys!

Time to smash

Remember it's just an exam, life's too short to panic about it
9. Good luck everyone!

Remember that discussion isn't allowed till 24 hours. This includes anything about the exam whatsoever. If people do start discussing it, we'll need to close the thread temporarily. So be a lad and don't discuss!

Cheers.
10. (Original post by Zacken)
Good luck everyone!

Remember that discussion isn't allowed till 24 hours. This includesanything about the exam whatsoever. If people do start discussing it, we'll need to close the thread temporarily. So be a lad and don't discuss!

Cheers.
Or lass...
11. Could someone give me an estimate of what I would get if I did these problems? Thank you so much!
Q1: I did all of part (i) proving that pn=qn for n=1,2,3 and disproving for n=4. For part(ii) I factored out correctly for part (a) and part(b) but couldn't get them to two linear factors (so I got that n =1 and n=3 for each case)
Q2: I got the differentiation correct (pretty sure) and got the first integral, started integral 2 and 3 but got stuck at the same part for both ( I didn't realize I could set the constants whatever way I wanted..)
Q3: I'm pretty sure I got the first,third, and last graph correct - may have messed up a little bit on the sin[x] graph - not too sure cause I did put sin(-4) as positive
Q4: Did the differentiation correct
Q5: Proved 1/sqrt(b) = 1/sqrt(a) + 1/sqrt(c); the rest, I started, but didn't get it to the end
Q7: Think I got it most correct - some proofs were different from the one written on the Solution thread, but I think it justifies, the last part about T-primes may have been a bit wordy and I think my answer was incorrect for the S-prime (very last answer asking for an example)
Q12: I got all of it - didn't put down that the answer is always 1/2; I just said 1/2*p1 + p2 for each case

What do you guys think I would have gotten?
Thanks!
12. I don't want to go on the solutions thread for STEP I (F for fear) but can someone tell me the expected boundaries for a grade 1 2 and 3?(don't care about S)
13. If anyone is interested, here are the local start times for STEP II and III

14. Good luck everyone
15. Quick question hopefully someone can answer integrating and changing limits say to x=1/u can you assume 1/0 =infinity ? And also can you say arctan of infinity = pi/2?
16. (Original post by KingRS)
Quick question hopefully someone can answer integrating and changing limits say to x=1/u can you assume 1/0 =infinity ? And also can you say arctan of infinity = pi/2?
This tends to work out, in my experience.
17. (Original post by KingRS)
Quick question hopefully someone can answer integrating and changing limits say to x=1/u can you assume 1/0 =infinity ? And also can you say arctan of infinity = pi/2?
Yeh.

Posted from TSR Mobile
18. (Original post by 13 1 20 8 42)
This tends to work out, in my experience.
Say it was kntegral of b to 0 where b is negative then it would be -infinity right? Since it is 0- technically.

Posted from TSR Mobile
19. (Original post by physicsmaths)
Say it was kntegral of b to 0 where b is negative then it would be -infinity right? Since it is 0- technically.

Posted from TSR Mobile
Pretty sure yeah
20. (Original post by ykim752)
could someone give me an estimate of what i would get if i did these problems? Thank you so much!
Q1: I did all of part (i) proving that pn=qn for n=1,2,3 and disproving for n=4. For part(ii) i factored out correctly for part (a) and part(b) but couldn't get them to two linear factors (so i got that n =1 and n=3 for each case)
q2: I got the differentiation correct (pretty sure) and got the first integral, started integral 2 and 3 but got stuck at the same part for both ( i didn't realize i could set the constants whatever way i wanted..)
q3: I'm pretty sure i got the first,third, and last graph correct - may have messed up a little bit on the sin[x] graph - not too sure cause i did put sin(-4) as positive
q4: Did the differentiation correct
q5: Proved 1/sqrt(b) = 1/sqrt(a) + 1/sqrt(c); the rest, i started, but didn't get it to the end
q7: Think i got it most correct - some proofs were different from the one written on the solution thread, but i think it justifies, the last part about t-primes may have been a bit wordy and i think my answer was incorrect for the s-prime (very last answer asking for an example)
q12: I got all of it - didn't put down that the answer is always 1/2; i just said 1/2*p1 + p2 for each case

what do you guys think i would have gotten?
Thanks!
q1: 16
q2: 8
q3: 18
q4: 4
q5: 11
q7: 16
q12: 16

~85

TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

This forum is supported by:
Updated: February 28, 2017
Today on TSR

### 'Entry requirements are a form of elitism'

What do you think?

### I fancy Donald Trump...

Discussions on TSR

• Latest
• ## See more of what you like on The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

• Poll
Useful resources

Can you help? Study help unanswered threadsStudy Help rules and posting guidelinesLaTex guide for writing equations on TSR

## Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups
Discussions on TSR

• Latest
• ## See more of what you like on The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

• The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE