Edexcel Maths Non-Calculator Watch

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Just had my Edexcel Mathematics Non-Calculator and the overall feeling is that was darn hard. I have never been a fan of doing division mentally so when i am asked to prove a recurring decimal is equal too an oddish fraction i knew my luck was out.

What were your thoughts on the exam?
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I did AQA, but im siuure they arent too different - including recurring decimals (0.427272727... ). To be honest, I thought ours was pretty easy, but my friends didnt agree- they were all asking me for answers :confused:
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hmmm

it was ok, but a few questions to the end were extremely difficult (intermediate tier)

especially the circle one and the graph one!
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I just done the higher tier. Some parts where hard thou, like the graphs and I didnt fully understand the last question! Overall it was easier than last year but by far not easy. Higher Tier students - what was your thought? Also the question on reoccuring decimel i think i got wrong
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Ah, those nasty circles and graphs - when will they leave us alone :p:.
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I just done the higher tier. Some parts where hard thou, like the graphs and I didnt fully understand the last question! Overall it was easier than last year but by far not easy. Higher Tier students - what was your thought? Also the question on reoccuring decimel i think i got wrong
What was your decimal?

The AQA one was 0.4272727272727

Let x = 0.4272727272...
1000x = 427.2727272727
990x = 423
x = 423/990
x = 141/330
x = 47/110

Thats what I got.
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What did you get for the cylinder questions? It showed a smaller one and gave dimensions then asked for the length of the bigger one? lol I cant hardly remember much from the paper!
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oh sorry, im doing Edexcel
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What did you get for the cylinder questions? It showed a smaller one and gave dimensions then asked for the length of the bigger one? lol I cant hardly remember much from the paper!
I know the kind of thing - resumably It asked for the length of the bigger after giving the length and volume (or similar) of the larger one?
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What was your decimal?

The AQA one was 0.4272727272727

Let x = 0.4272727272...
1000x = 427.2727272727
990x = 423
x = 423/990
x = 141/330
x = 47/110

Thats what I got.
Same concept for Edexcel. It was the same thing and said just prove that the recurring decimen equalled a certain fraction. I done it the same way as yours but I used 999x instead. I came out with the fraction they gave so im guessing im right!
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(Original post by staylor)
I know the kind of thing - resumably It asked for the length of the bigger after giving the length and volume (or similar) of the larger one?
Yes this is correct.
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I thought the higher tier (Edexcel) was pretty easy :confused:
I got it finished in 45 minutes with no worries. It was great

Michael
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(Original post by WantA*)
Same concept for Edexcel. It was the same thing and said just prove that the recurring decimen equalled a certain fraction. I done it the same way as yours but I used 999x instead. I came out with the fraction they gave so im guessing im right!
I had to use 990 because of the .4 at the beginning before the 27s, it would interfere otherwise.
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I thought the higher tier (Edexcel) was pretty easy :confused:
I got it finished in 45 minutes with no worries. It was great

Michael
45 minutes :eek:

Wasnt it a 2 hour exam???
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I thought the higher tier (Edexcel) was pretty easy :confused:
I got it finished in 45 minutes with no worries. It was great

Michael
What did you get for the questions with the cylinders? It wanted to know the length of the bigger cylinder and the volume of it in part (B).??
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45 minutes :eek:

Wasnt it a 2 hour exam???
nope, edexcel intermediate and higher tiers were 1 hour and 45 mins.
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My edexcel higher tier was 2 hours! From 12-30 to 2-30 getting kinda bored but I used up all the time right to the end.
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I just done the higher tier. Some parts where hard thou, like the graphs and I didnt fully understand the last question! Overall it was easier than last year but by far not easy. Higher Tier students - what was your thought? Also the question on reoccuring decimel i think i got wrong
the edexcel paper was quite easy. apart frm a few parts like the vectors etc at the end. but i have to say that it wos much easier than last years paper.
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I knew the 1st part of the vector question but then the last part confused me!!
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wow i think i got like 85/100 for that paper
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