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    Greetings,

    I'm doing C2 revision papers and then checking the results. For example I have the answer x=145.997 for one problem while the marking guide says "Obtain x = 146, or better". Is 145.997 part of "or better"? (Sorry english is not my mother tongue so I'd like to be sure).
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    (Original post by Blackfyre)
    Greetings,

    I'm doing C2 revision papers and then checking the results. For example I have the answer x=145.997 for one problem while the marking guide says "Obtain x = 146, or better". Is 145.997 part of "or better"? (Sorry english is not my mother tongue so I'd like to be sure).
    Can you provide the question and mark scheme please?
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    (Original post by Blackfyre)
    Greetings,

    I'm doing C2 revision papers and then checking the results. For example I have the answer x=145.997 for one problem while the marking guide says "Obtain x = 146, or better". Is 145.997 part of "or better"? (Sorry english is not my mother tongue so I'd like to be sure).
    depends on the question - if the question asks you to round up to 146 and you haven't done so , you will not gain that final mark.

    If the question does not ask you to round , then yes the 145.997 will count as " or better " i think - are you on Edexcel?
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    (Original post by Blackfyre)
    Greetings,

    I'm doing C2 revision papers and then checking the results. For example I have the answer x=145.997 for one problem while the marking guide says "Obtain x = 146, or better". Is 145.997 part of "or better"? (Sorry english is not my mother tongue so I'd like to be sure).
    Yep, 'better' means 'more exact' You'd probably get the marks for writing \dfrac{146}{1}.
    However, you should always be safe in exams. On the front page of all maths papers, it should say "Give all non-exact answers to 3 significant figures, unless you are requested to do otherwise." So, unless your answer can be written as a fraction, give it to 3 sig figs. In this case, 146 is perfect.
    Hope this helps!
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    Here's the Marking Gude: http://pastmark.co.uk/getresource.ph...202007&t=1&s=1

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    depends on the question - if the question asks you to round up to 146 and you haven't done so , you will not gain that final mark.

    If the question does not ask you to round , then yes the 145.997 will count as " or better " i think - are you on Edexcel?
    No, OCR.
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    (Original post by Blackfyre)
    Greetings,

    I'm doing C2 revision papers and then checking the results. For example I have the answer x=145.997 for one problem while the marking guide says "Obtain x = 146, or better". Is 145.997 part of "or better"? (Sorry english is not my mother tongue so I'd like to be sure).
    145.997 is fine but the front page of OCR A Level exams instructs you to round non-exact answers to three significant figures which, in this case, would be 146.
 
 
 
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