# Maths IGCSE 14th May

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Taking my first external math paper tomorrow. Does anybody have any tricky questions from past papers? Also, is there any patter for what to expect in 3H and 4H paper? (eg. geometry in first paper or vectors in second)
Thanks!
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#2
There isn't a pattern as far as I'm aware. Our teacher told us that if any big topics didn't come up on paper 3 then they would likely be on 4. Try bland maths, they have a section of a* level questions
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#3
Maths is easy, just do past papers.

I think i remember doing my paper and vectors did not come up in first paper, and was a bit pissed off when it didn't come up in second paper.
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#4
My teacher told me circles always come up in both papers
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#5
Are there any important formulae we need to know that aren't on the formula sheet?
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#6
Useful to know:

Compound interest.

N(1+r/100)to the power of n

N=initial amount
r=% change per day/month/year
n= number of days/months/years
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#7
Just circle theorems
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#8
what about sets and functions? are those likely to come up? HELPPPP
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#9
(Original post by PiggyChops)
what about sets and functions? are those likely to come up? HELPPPP
Yes, I would be surprised if one or the other did not.

You need to just learn your set notation: look it up and memorise.
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#11
Good luck everyone I'm just doing past papers like crazy atm XD
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#12
(Original post by ilysvm)
Are there any important formulae we need to know that aren't on the formula sheet?
I seem to remember from my mock that the formula of for area of segment or sector of a circle isn't given, though that may well have changed. Good luck for tomorrow everyone!
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#13
(Original post by danaestavrou)
Taking my first external math paper tomorrow. Does anybody have any tricky questions from past papers? Also, is there any patter for what to expect in 3H and 4H paper? (eg. geometry in first paper or vectors in second)
Thanks!
One of the surds questions from the January 2014 3H paper was quite difficult for me.

Good luck everyone! My first external maths exam tomorrow.

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#14
Does anyone have an overlap with Edexcel IT
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#15
Yh angles of elevation/3-D Pythagoras and 3D trigonometry are ones to practice if you find them hard

Usually the harder questions all like puzzle solving. You just have to spit what to e.g realise that two lengths are same as they are radii etc
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#16
Hey!
Start sharing answers…how did everyone do?
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#17
What did you guys get for the probability questions?
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#18
(Original post by RoshanPai)
What did you guys get for the probability questions?
First one was 1/6 and second one was 7/18
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#19
i think i might have gotten 100% on that paper
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#20
(Original post by RoshanPai)
i think i might have gotten 100% on that paper
do you remember what you got for the "re-arrange the formula for x" question?
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