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# Edexcel C3 - 12.06.06 - The 'how did it go' thread! watch

1. For the iteration question did we have to do that in radians or degree???
2. well it was pretty alrite. i got completely confused with the minimum point so messed up there. also couldnt find the value of k with the gradiest parellel to the line question. and also messed up the ln(x+k) graph. also dint put the -ve sign in front of the sine so that is probably wrong. rest of the paper i am sure got everything right. so expecting a low A or a high B. will have to work really hard to get full marks in c4 coz also messed up my s2 paper.
For the iteration question did we have to do that in radians or degree???
For the iteration question did we have to do that in radians or degree???
radians .. and itll give u 0.2774
i mean do it in degrees and you wont get that ..
and they are helping u when they say in the next part that k was 0.277 ..
5. minimum/max point is whent the gradient is zero !! just differentiate it and insert K
6. (Original post by ma3eeni)
for people who are saying -1.64 is wrong well its not true ..
they said write the rate of temperature change in degrees/minute ..
soo writing it decreased at 1.64 degrees/min or -1.64 degrees/min is the same ..
i mean this is not an english exam .. it is maths for crying out loud ..
they wont have in the markscheme .. deduct one mark if answer is not a sentence ..
lol .. i guess someone would come up and say they might take of a mark for punctuation ..
haha ..
it was a pretty hard exam .. had trouble with question 5 ...
and in the first question they asked to write the answer as a single fraction in its simpilified form ..
3x-1 / x was a single fraction and cant be simplified further ..
got to go study for C4 hope all the luck for everyone ..
someone please tell me if am wrong here and explain why .. please
7. for the itteration equation, i didnt get a change of sign??????????????
8. (Original post by ma3eeni)
someone please tell me if am wrong here and explain why .. please
Which bit do you think you got wrong?

What you said seems to be all correct.
9. (Original post by kestral)
for the itteration equation, i didnt get a change of sign??????????????
Did you sub x into y, instead of dy/dx?

Needs to go into dy/dx, as its not a root, its a turning point.
10. (Original post by MrTrig)
Did you sub x into y, instead of dy/dx?

Needs to go into dy/dx, as its not a root, its a turning point.
doh
11. (Original post by MrTrig)
Which bit do you think you got wrong?

What you said seems to be all correct.
i mean would i lose marks if i kept it as -1.64 degrees/min ..
????? it wont make sense if they did take marks off for that
12. you got the answer right they will probably be instructed to give full marks with or without a minus sign providing you have full correct working out as the answer is actually negative
13. (Original post by MrTrig)
Did you sub x into y, instead of dy/dx?

Needs to go into dy/dx, as its not a root, its a turning point.
well its not wrong to call it a root ..
cuz the value of x that we get is a ROOT for the equation f'(x)
soo it is considered a root ..
or a turning point of f(x) ..
14. (Original post by investor)
you got the answer right they will probably be instructed to give full marks with or without a minus sign providing you have full correct working out as the answer is actually negative
*jumping out of joy* ... lol .. thats what i thought ...
because again this isnt an english exam ...
15. (Original post by ma3eeni)
*jumping out of joy* ... lol .. thats what i thought ...
because again this isnt an english exam ...
16. (Original post by investor)
hahaha i did .. you really gave me a push to study for C4 ..
but are u sure they wont take off marks? its just that in all the soloman papers they just left the answer as is .. with the minus sign ..
17. (Original post by ma3eeni)
for people who are saying -1.64 is wrong well its not true ..
they said write the rate of temperature change in degrees/minute ..
soo writing it decreased at 1.64 degrees/min or -1.64 degrees/min is the same ..
i mean this is not an english exam .. it is maths for crying out loud ..
they wont have in the markscheme .. deduct one mark if answer is not a sentence ..
lol .. i guess someone would come up and say they might take of a mark for punctuation ..
haha ..
it was a pretty hard exam .. had trouble with question 5 ...
and in the first question they asked to write the answer as a single fraction in its simpilified form ..
3x-1 / x was a single fraction and cant be simplified further ..
got to go study for C4 hope all the luck for everyone ..
No it specfically mentioned decrease somewhere which why I went extra trouble of writing a sentence, although you didnt even have to write one decrease=1.64 c/min would have been fine also.

The minus thing I think you would probably get away with if you just had Dt/dt at t=50 = -1.64 C/min , similar thing comes up in M2 with Energy loss and quite few markschemes just state "ignore signs".
18. doh how many marks will u lose for doing it in degs????? Sure only 1 or 2 if methos is correct?
19. (Original post by ma3eeni)
for people who are saying -1.64 is wrong well its not true ..
they said write the rate of temperature change in degrees/minute ..
soo writing it decreased at 1.64 degrees/min or -1.64 degrees/min is the same ..
i mean this is not an english exam .. it is maths for crying out loud ..
they wont have in the markscheme .. deduct one mark if answer is not a sentence ..
lol .. i guess someone would come up and say they might take of a mark for punctuation ..
haha ..
it was a pretty hard exam .. had trouble with question 5 ...
and in the first question they asked to write the answer as a single fraction in its simpilified form ..
3x-1 / x was a single fraction and cant be simplified further ..
got to go study for C4 hope all the luck for everyone ..

What you could not write, however, is that the temperature decreased at -1.64C per min.
20. (Original post by ma3eeni)
hahaha i did .. you really gave me a push to study for C4 ..
but are u sure they wont take off marks? its just that in all the soloman papers they just left the answer as is .. with the minus sign ..
in fact i changed my mind they wont give you the mark -1 from your overall total now go and study extra hard C4 to mark up for the minus mark.

in general when marking your own paper assume the worst !! eg in this case you only got 3 out of 4 !!!

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