# Bearings question

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#1
Was doing a 6-8 test and got part b in the question wrong

I got the bearing correct, but for the latter part in calculating the distance from London to Paris -- I took the distance from the point London to the endpoint Paris.

In the mark scheme, it says to take the distance from the north point. And anyone explain why...

Thanks.

Sure: Q5 Paper: http://www.emaths.co.uk/SAT%20PAPERS...02005/57P2.pdf

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7 years ago
#2
(Original post by fnatic NateDestiel)
Was doing a 6-8 test and got part b in the question wrong

I got the bearing correct, but for the latter part in calculating the distance from London to Paris -- I took the distance from the point London to the endpoint Paris.

In the mark scheme, it says to take the distance from the north point. And anyone explain why...

Thanks.
I do not think that is what the MS says - you would measure from the point that marks London to the point that marks Paris

Can you show the MS
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7 years ago
#3
I imagine the mark scheme says measure the angle from the north 'point'.

You can't measure from the north 'point' because it is a non-existent point.
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#4
(Original post by TenOfThem)
I do not think that is what the MS says - you would measure from the point that marks London to the point that marks Paris

Can you show the MS
It does not state it explicitly, but when doing it by hand this is implied.

Sure: Q5 Paper: http://www.emaths.co.uk/SAT%20PAPERS...02005/57P2.pdf

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#5
(Original post by cambo211)
I imagine the mark scheme says measure the angle from the north 'point'.

You can't measure from the north 'point' because it is a non-existent point.
Its part b yes I get that
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#6
(Original post by fnatic NateDestiel)
It does not state it explicitly, but when doing it by hand this is implied.

Sure: Q5 Paper: http://www.emaths.co.uk/SAT%20PAPERS...02005/57P2.pdf

It does not say anything about measuring from "the North point"

When you say "by hand" are you saying that your print out gives the correct answer if you measure the wrong place - are you sure that you have printed it out full size
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7 years ago
#7
(Original post by fnatic NateDestiel)
It does not state it explicitly, but when doing it by hand this is implied.

Sure: Q5 Paper: http://www.emaths.co.uk/SAT%20PAPERS...02005/57P2.pdf

The markscheme just gives an answer?

It doesn't say anything about how to do it. What answer do you get?
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#8
(Original post by TenOfThem)
It does not say anything about measuring from "the North point"

When you say "by hand" are you saying that your print out gives the correct answer if you measure the wrong place - are you sure that you have printed it out full size
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#9
(Original post by cambo211)
The markscheme just gives an answer?

It doesn't say anything about how to do it. What answer do you get?
It was on my ipad that i did it. I assume that was the mistake.
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7 years ago
#10
(Original post by fnatic NateDestiel)
The term "durrrrrrr" comes to mind
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#11
(Original post by TenOfThem)
The term "durrrrrrr" comes to mind
It's been said.

Incredible n00b on my part. Sorry, but at least I understood it
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