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    I've been doing a lot of past papers recently for maths, and I'm often noticing that I have a different method to the one in the mark scheme, and it doesn't include my method as an alternative one. For example, when trying to find the area under a graph I may calculate the triangles and rectangles separately and add them all together, leaving me with the correct answer, but the mark scheme may use the trapezoid formula instead. Will I still get all method marks if the method is a perfectly suited alternative that leads to the correct answer? Thanks.
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    (Original post by hopefultenant)
    I've been doing a lot of past papers recently for maths, and I'm often noticing that I have a different method to the one in the mark scheme, and it doesn't include my method as an alternative one. For example, when trying to find the area under a graph I may calculate the triangles and rectangles separately and add them all together, leaving me with the correct answer, but the mark scheme may use the trapezoid formula instead. Will I still get all method marks if the method is a perfectly suited alternative that leads to the correct answer? Thanks.
    For trapezium rule questions just make it clear what the area under each trapezium is and that shouldn't be a problem - otherwise, if you are getting the right answer then the method is almost certainly valid
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    (Original post by natninja)
    For trapezium rule questions just make it clear what the area under each trapezium is and that shouldn't be a problem - otherwise, if you are getting the right answer then the method is almost certainly valid
    Oh ok, thanks a bunch. Can anyone else just confirm this for me? I'm a tad worried because I have M1 tomorrow.
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    (Original post by hopefultenant)
    Oh ok, thanks a bunch. Can anyone else just confirm this for me? I'm a tad worried because I have M1 tomorrow.
    Are speaking about areas of graph in M1? Even if you integrate it and get it right, you'll get full marks. Don't worry.
 
 
 
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