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    (Original post by CD223)
    I'll alter the mark scheme soon. I plotted a graph of 1/2x-3 and said that as x tends towards infinity, h(x) decreases towards zero. I'm sure you'll get the marks for saying that as well because it does show it's a decreasing function. Differentiating it is just the more common method.


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    I didn't actually differentiate. I just sub 2 into the function h(x) and since I got 1 as my answer it is less than 2... Is this wrong?
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    (Original post by Tiwa)
    I didn't actually differentiate. I just sub 2 into the function h(x) and since I got 1 as my answer it is less than 2... Is this wrong?
    Yes, for all you know if you subbed in another value like x=3 it would be an increasing function


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    (Original post by jjsnyder)
    Yes, for all you know if you subbed in another value like x=3 it would be an increasing function


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    wait...... I simplified it, and got 1/f(x) cant remember or something similar and x>4 so as x increased, the whole function tended towards 0. This means its decreasing?
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    (Original post by jjsnyder)
    Yes, for all you know if you subbed in another value like x=3 it would be an increasing function


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    Ah, alright. Thank you.
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    (Original post by jjsnyder)
    Yes, for all you know if you subbed in another value like x=3 it would be an increasing function


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    How about plotting the graph? Surely that shows for all values of x in that domain it is a decreasing function?


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    (Original post by CD223)
    How about plotting the graph? Surely that shows for all values of x in that domain it is a decreasing function?


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    you couldnt sub in 3, x was greate than or equal to 4

    I think we may be wrong, even though its getting smaller, its still increasing because its positive?
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    (Original post by madmenace)
    you couldnt sub in 3, x was greate than or equal to 4

    I think we may be wrong, even though its getting smaller, its still increasing because its positive?
    Decreasing just means that the function decreases in value when greater values of x are input. The domain was restricted to x greater than or equal to 2, so if you drew the graph beyond this point then surely that shows it's a decreasing function?


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Decreasing just means that the function decreases in value when greater values of x are input. The domain was restricted to x greater than or equal to 2, so if you drew the graph beyond this point then surely that shows it's a decreasing function?


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    Yeah i drew the graph for this and also subbed in x =2, 3 and 4 to show it was a decreasing function! should get the marks either way
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    (Original post by HennersPD)
    Yeah i drew the graph for this and also subbed in x =2, 3 and 4 to show it was a decreasing function! should get the marks either way
    Hope so! Need to bring this awful exam mark up somehow :/


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Hope so! Need to bring this awful exam mark up somehow :/


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    me too! hope we both get into bath, it'll good to meet up in freshers which accommodation have you applied to?
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    (Original post by HennersPD)
    me too! hope we both get into bath, it'll good to meet up in freshers which accommodation have you applied to?
    Yeah man I'm hoping I got AAA comfortably so I can go!

    Westwood was the only one left when I came to apply! Crazy how fast it all went. Not too bothered though - I'm sure I'll be spending most of the first year out of my bedroom anyway


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Yeah man I'm hoping I got AAA comfortably so I can go!

    Westwood was the only one left when I came to apply! Crazy how fast it all went. Not too bothered though - I'm sure I'll be spending most of the first year out of my bedroom anyway


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    cool good luck then! ah nice, I've applied to polden court so that should be good! ah yeah me too
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    Grade boundary predictions for A and A *
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    (Original post by Yunus_Eskisan)
    Grade boundary predictions for A and A *
    A = 58
    A* = 64

    Personal prediction obviously. I'm hoping they're slightly more lenient but who knows.


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    (Original post by CD223)
    A = 58
    A* = 64

    Personal prediction obviously. I'm hoping they're slightly more lenient but who knows.


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    I hope so too as you know I need an A* in maths so I hope they're this or lower
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    (Original post by HennersPD)
    I hope so too as you know I need an A* in maths so I hope they're this or lower
    Praying for us both man! September won't be fun otherwise


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Praying for us both man! September won't be fun otherwise


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    I know haha! how'd your Physics Unit 5 exam go? I had mine yesterday and thought it went well! I'm done now for the summer thank the lord!
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    (Original post by HennersPD)
    I know haha! how'd your Physics Unit 5 exam go? I had mine yesterday and thought it went well! I'm done now for the summer thank the lord!
    Good! Did you do AQA? I made so many silly mistakes :/ but if the boundaries are the same as last year I'll be happy.

    I still have M2 and a computing exam on Monday and Tuesday! :/


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    (Original post by CD223)
    Good! Did you do AQA? I made so many silly mistakes :/ but if the boundaries are the same as last year I'll be happy.

    I still have M2 and a computing exam on Monday and Tuesday! :/


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    No, I'm on OCR B! yeah me too, it's funny what the pressure of exams does to you! :/ ah right, good luck in those, fingers crossed you'll do well
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    (Original post by HennersPD)
    No, I'm on OCR B! yeah me too, it's funny what the pressure of exams does to you! :/ ah right, good luck in those, fingers crossed you'll do well
    I'd call it incredibly frustrating rather than funny I'm sure we've both worked harder than our grades reflect this year. Thanks man! Just praying I did well enough in maths really - my other subjects don't mean as much to me!


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