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1. howd evrybody find todays paper
the only question im not 100% sure about is 19 b and c whihc i did in a hurry
2. definitely much more easier than the 1st paper but i found that stupid pyramid question annoying
3. for me, this paper is harder than that non-calculator paper. but i think i did well.
4. i did intermediate...

the question that i couldnt get my head around was the one about...

sale price. 20% off.
the sale price was £220

what was the normal price?

i thought its 20% of 220 then add it back on... but it went wrong
5. I thought that was quite hard esp. hexagon question-did any anybody get 5.66cm, 70.5 degrees and 30 degrees?

Also the surds one! i guessed p=3 and q=10-wt did u lot get?
6. i got 3 and 5 for the surds one
7. Easier than non-calc or not ?!
8. what surds one !!!!!!!!??????
u tlkin bout higher edexcel maths gcse?????
9. Not easier than the non calc one!
10. defo easier than non calc....the end questions stumped me a little with the trianangle and having to work out the oneside a the bottom..

although I think ive done well.
can some one tell me what they got for the simualtanous equations
i got X=1 and Y=2.5
11. for me MUCH easier than non calc...
well put it this way..on the non calc i left the last 6 questions blank and on this one i only left the last 1 1/2 questions blank...so definately easier for me

he question that i couldnt get my head around was the one about...

sale price. 20% off.
the sale price was £220

what was the normal price?

i thought its 20% of 220 then add it back on... but it went wrong
i got £275 for that...cos erm £220 is 80% of the noram price so u do 220 / 0.80 = 275 and 275 x 0.20 = 55 which is 20%
so to check 275 - 55 = 220 so its correct as 55 x 4 = 220 which is 80%
hope that helps
12. (Original post by GiBB*)
defo easier than non calc....the end questions stumped me a little with the trianangle and having to work out the oneside a the bottom..

although I think ive done well.
can some one tell me what they got for the simualtanous equations
i got X=1 and Y=2.5
i think i got x=0.5 and y=3 i think
but theres the same difrence between both our answers so maybe both were right
hope so
13. (Original post by GiBB*)
defo easier than non calc....the end questions stumped me a little with the trianangle and having to work out the oneside a the bottom..

although I think ive done well.
can some one tell me what they got for the simualtanous equations
i got X=1 and Y=2.5
I gt like x=-3 and y=-2 and x=3.4 and y=1.2 or somin like that
14. (Original post by AmyGrace)
i think i got x=0.5 and y=3 i think
but theres the same difrence between both our answers so maybe both were right
hope so
yeah i got 0.5 and 3
15. 2.5 & 1 !
16. i found that a bit harder than the non calc. i hated that pyramid question! for the percentage one, i got 275 pounds
17. ****ing hell. it was much harder than noncalculator paper. i got stuck on pyramid question and then realised that it is possible to solve them with cosine rule.
18. I messed up on the lorry one, i did 1150/60.5 which is 19.something..... i think i was meant to do 1250/59.5. What did everyone else do?
19. jesus christ, i messed up as well.i did 1255/65.5
stupid me.
20. (Original post by IZZY!)
jesus christ, i messed up as well.i did 1255/65.5
stupid me.
I think it was 1250 (because thats the upper bound of 1200 to 2sf) divided by 55 (because 55 is the lower bound of 60 to 1sf), which is 22.7

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