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    (Original post by deejayy)
    Start on STEP I, you should be able to manage it once you get the knack for STEP. I haven't had a proper go at STEP II yet, but it doesn't seem that much harder than STEP I.

    Just a general question to everyone, I am doing, maths, further maths, physics and economics this year. I have wrote on my UCAS form that I will be getting an A Level in economics at the end of the year (in the qualifications section), but if all my offers just require 3 A Levels, could I drop economics?
    Dropping economics would be grounds for unis to deny you your place. However, if you do get an offer then you can ask the uni if it's ok to drop economics
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    (Original post by deejayy)
    I haven't done FP2 yet, but did you try it using hyperbolic functions? (cosh and sinh)
    STEP II does not rely on any Further Maths, so all questions are possible without going Further (And it's arctan - aka tan^(-1) - that works for this.)
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    (Original post by Xero Xenith)
    STEP II does not rely on any Further Maths, so all questions are possible without going Further (And it's arctan - aka tan^(-1) - that works for this.)
    Comes in handy though. Also, for mechanics+Stats you're occasionally going to need M3+/S3+ which only people who do further maths will have done.
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    (Original post by deejayy)
    Which STEP paper ? I,II or III?
    it was step 1 I believe
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    I guess I should probably make myself known in this thread.

    I'm applying for the universities mentioned in my signature with the grades mentioned in my signature.. oh and GCSE grades: 4A*s 9A's and 1B.

    Preparation isn't going tremendously well but I have started looking at STEP papers (starting with STEP I of course).
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    (Original post by Edwin Okli)
    I guess I should probably make myself known in this thread.

    I'm applying for the universities mentioned in my signature with the grades mentioned in my signature.. oh and GCSE grades: 4A*s 9A's and 1B.

    Preparation isn't going tremendously well but I have started looking at STEP papers (starting with STEP I of course).
    Welcome!!
    I see you're interested in the study abroad option. Have you got a country in mind??
    Im looking at maths and german so...
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    (Original post by BeccaCath94)
    Welcome!!
    I see you're interested in the study abroad option. Have you got a country in mind??
    Im looking at maths and german so...
    France or Belgium probably but I wouldn't mind studying a language ab initio. In fact, I would like to.
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    (Original post by deejayy)
    Which STEP paper ? I,II or III?
    step 1
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    (Original post by Edwin Okli)
    I guess I should probably make myself known in this thread.

    I'm applying for the universities mentioned in my signature with the grades mentioned in my signature.. oh and GCSE grades: 4A*s 9A's and 1B.

    Preparation isn't going tremendously well but I have started looking at (starting with STEP I of course).
    how's it going?
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    (Original post by House Dagoth)
    how's it going?
    Not tremendously well, apparently
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    What is an intercalated year? I heard it at the Warwick open day but wasn't paying full attention lol.
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    (Original post by Aristotle's' Disciple)
    What is an intercalated year? I heard it at the Warwick open day but wasn't paying full attention lol.
    i think its when you take a year out to work (sandwich course)
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    (Original post by sqwerty)
    Not tremendously well, apparently
    Stole the words from out of my mouth.
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    This thread has slowed down quite a lot...time for a question
    Prove that the sum of the product of 4 consecutive odd or 4 consecutive even integers and the number 16 yields a square.

    EDIT: If you know double factorials then it is show (n+8)!!/n!! +16=k^2
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    (Original post by TheMagicMan)
    This thread has slowed down quite a lot...time for a question
    Prove that the sum of the product of 4 consecutive odd or 4 consecutive even integers and the number 16 yields a square.

    EDIT: If you know double factorials then it is show (n+8)!!/n!! +16=k^2
     x(x+2)(x+4)(x+6)+16=x^4+12x^3+44  x^2+48x+16=(x^2+6x+4)^2
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    (Original post by TheMagicMan)
    EDIT: If you know double factorials then it is show (n+8)!!/n!! +16=k^2
    The double factorial is one of my least favourite pieces of notation... I would recommend avoiding it if at all possible in the future, there's nothing that can be written as a double factorial that can't be written in a way that is cleaner and almost as concise!
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    (Original post by ben-smith)
     x(x+2)(x+4)(x+6)+16=x^4+12x^3+44  x^2+48x+16=(x^2+6x+4)^2
    He states.. as if there were no additional working.
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    (Original post by Edwin Okli)
    He states.. as if there were no additional working.
    Well it's true
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    (Original post by Hedgeman49)
    The double factorial is one of my least favourite pieces of notation... I would recommend avoiding it if at all possible in the future, there's nothing that can be written as a double factorial that can't be written in a way that is cleaner and almost as concise!
    Any particular reason why you hate it so much? I never really use it but I thought the question was slightly unclear without it.
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    (Original post by Edwin Okli)
    He states.. as if there were no additional working.
    Need there be?
 
 
 
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