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    Hey all,

    I've self-taught myself the a-level maths syllabus (c1-4, d1-2) and I'm sitting the exams as a private candidate this Summer. Since I can't ask a teacher I thought I'd ask you guys:

    Is it OK to use the following notation in exams:
    • Dot in the middle to mean multiplication (instead of using X)

    • Implication (--->) instead of writing "if... then..."


    Any other tips/hints/suggestions that I may have missed by not having a teacher?

    Thanks!
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    Hey all,

    I've self-taught myself the a-level maths syllabus (c1-4, d1-2) and I'm sitting the exams as a private candidate this Summer. Since I can't ask a teacher I thought I'd ask you guys:

    Is it OK to use the following notation in exams:
    • Dot in the middle to mean multiplication (instead of using X)

    • Implication (--->) instead of writing "if... then..."


    Any other tips/hints/suggestions that I may have missed by not having a teacher?

    Thanks!
    Yes to the second one. Not sure about the first. If you look at the specification by the relevant awarding body there should be a list of accepted notation. :wink2:
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    Update: I checked with Edexcel and using dot multiplication notation is fine. They suggest students that do take care not to confuse themselves with decimal points though.
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    (Original post by dannyking)
    Hey all,

    I've self-taught myself the a-level maths syllabus (c1-4, d1-2) and I'm sitting the exams as a private candidate this Summer. Since I can't ask a teacher I thought I'd ask you guys:

    Is it OK to use the following notation in exams:
    • Dot in the middle to mean multiplication (instead of using X)

    • Implication (--->) instead of writing "if... then..."


    Any other tips/hints/suggestions that I may have missed by not having a teacher?

    Thanks!
    the dot is fine but for implication i would use the implied sign. I always used the implies sign =>
 
 
 
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