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# Edexcel S1 A Level Maths watch

1. Can somebody just help me out? Urhm for edexcel S1 maths, for our answers for particular questions is it better to leave and answer as a fraction or a decimal?? And how many decimal places/significant figures should we leave our answer too?? Because the text book just does everything LOL

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2. (Original post by That_Clever_Guy)
Can somebody just help me out? Urhm for edexcel S1 maths, for our answers for particular questions is it better to leave and answer as a fraction or a decimal?? And how many decimal places/significant figures should we leave our answer too?? Because the text book just does everything LOL

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Personally, if the answer is a recurring decimal, I prefer to give it as a fraction. It really doesn't matter whichever you do, but if you choose to leave it as a decimal, I'd agree with the previous poster who said 3 s.f.. Make sure to write (3 s.f.) in brackets like that next to your answer though, to be on the safe side.
3. (Original post by justinawe)
Personally, if the answer is a recurring decimal, I prefer to give it as a fraction. It really doesn't matter whichever you do, but if you choose to leave it as a decimal, I'd agree with the previous poster who said 3 s.f.. Make sure to write (3 s.f.) in brackets like that next to your answer though, to be on the safe side.
Thanks for that

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4. Best to give fraction mate. Otherwise do 3 s.f. It is recurring decimal such as 2/3.

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5. (Original post by edsjay23)
Best to give fraction mate. Otherwise do 3 s.f. It is recurring decimal such as 2/3.

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Thanks man

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6. (Original post by That_Clever_Guy)
Thanks man

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No problem man. Have you got the S1 exam in may?
7. Write both down And say 3sf.
8. (Original post by edsjay23)
No problem man. Have you got the S1 exam in may?
Yeh 17th May actually looking forward to it as its my first exam lol
9. (Original post by Blueray2)
Write both down And say 3sf.
Yeh thanks man because the text book is soo varied, just wanted to be sure didnt want to drop marks because of rounding errors lol
10. (Original post by That_Clever_Guy)
Yeh 17th May actually looking forward to it as its my first exam lol
I got that exam then as well. Do you use your calculator to work out normal distribution?
11. Nah i prefer using the tables but you can use it to work out the variance and theres plenty that you can doo on the calculator good luck though man

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12. (Original post by That_Clever_Guy)
Nah i prefer using the tables but you can use it to work out the variance and theres plenty that you can doo on the calculator good luck though man

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Yep you too. How many maths exams have you got? I got D1 on the same day as S1 lol I'm sure you will do good dude xD

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13. (Original post by edsjay23)
Yep you too. How many maths exams have you got? I got D1 on the same day as S1 lol I'm sure you will do good dude xD

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I only have two, C2 and S1 i got 86 in C1 and was a bit disappointed as i could of done better ph so your doing further maths??

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14. (Original post by That_Clever_Guy)
I only have two, C2 and S1 i got 86 in C1 and was a bit disappointed as i could of done better ph so your doing further maths??

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Yep. I only got 81 in C1 so I'm doing that again. I got C1,S1,S2,D1,C2,C3.
15. (Original post by edsjay23)
Yep. I only got 81 in C1 so I'm doing that again. I got C1,S1,S2,D1,C2,C3.
Oh wow you're doing C3 this summer? Thats actually quite good man how many exams you got in total and what other subjects do you do?

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16. I do Chemistry(2), physics(2), English lit(1), maths(4), further maths(2), gcse German (2) and general studies (1) . What about you?

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17. (Original post by edsjay23)
I do Chemistry(2), physics(2), English lit(1), maths(4), further maths(2), gcse German (2) and general studies (1) . What about you?

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Chemistry (2), Physics (2), Biology (1) and Maths (2) i got a B in chemistry and physics so im retaking them mate you have 14 exams :O good luck man

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18. Cheers man you too. Whereabouts are you from?

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19. (Original post by edsjay23)
Cheers man you too. Whereabouts are you from?

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London west London to be precise you??

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