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# AQA A2 Mathematics MPC4 Core 4 - 9th June 2015 [Discussion & unofficial markscheme] watch

1. (Original post by Jed-Singh)
question 2 needs sorting and for vectors I swear it was E(11,0,0) and E(23,4,-8)
I got roughly the same.Can't be an other 0 as y value in the one with 23 as x value
2. (Original post by CD223)
Added it to the MS in the first post!

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What did you get the acute angle as?
3. (Original post by JRN-95)
7a) i got k=1/4+ln(2)
Was definitely - ln2 .
4. CD223 mate, might be worth double checking vectors part incase im right, but tbh the way todays been I doubt it lol
5. (Original post by Emmanuel12344)
65 for an A*
respectfully disagree because it hasn't been that high in few years and this paper wasn't easy enough to warrant a 6 mark increase for the A* boundary. 66 probably the 100ums cap
6. (Original post by Jed-Singh)
My predictions:
60 A*
55 A
50 B
etc etc
because it wasn't SOLID like we expected, but it was challenging and maybe a bit more difficult than last years but were supposedly getting 'smarter' so I think an increase of 1 isn't too unfair
I thought it was easier than last year. If you look through last year's thread it seemed like an absolute nightmare at the time when most people here seem to think this was alright, I hope I'm wrong but I think 2 higher than last year's, maybe 3 if I'm being pessimistic but probably not.
7. (Original post by the_googly)
second this.

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Nah it's a little too low, not being biased i kinda thought i should have done better but i would say 57 for an A 64-65 ish for an A*
8. I have a question

for question 2 b

would there be 4 values for the degrees?

because it's sqrt, hence +- ?
9. (Original post by HennersPD)
What did you get the acute angle as?
60, you?

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10. (Original post by datpr0)
I doubt you'd lose any marks for it, the mark scheme would likely say "or/condone [insert the angle in radiains]".
Thanks ;D
11. Was C (15, 6, 2) or (15, 6, -2)?

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12. (Original post by jchap9776)
Potentially, did anybody else show x tending to infinity = 2x-3 tending to infinity = 1/(2x-3) tends to 0? Therefore is decreasing. (Idk if it was 2x-3 but was something like that)
I did this too with limits, and then I drew a quick sketch of the graph and pointed out that after x=2 the curve was tending to y=0, so decreasing.
13. looking at this mark scheme I got a U without a doubt, damn I really wanted at least an E
14. does anyone remember what the lambda values were for the line l?
15. (Original post by datpr0)
Was definitely - ln2 .
how because the equation is y^3 + 2e^(-3x)y + x = k so you'll end up with
(1/2)^3+2e^-3ln(2) * 1/2 + ln2=k
16. (Original post by Alexandrite)
I thought it was easier than last year. If you look through last year's thread it seemed like an absolute nightmare at the time when most people here seem to think this was alright, I hope I'm wrong but I think 2 higher than last year's, maybe 3 if I'm being pessimistic but probably not.
(Original post by Chung224)
Nah it's a little too low, not being biased i kinda thought i should have done better but i would say 57 for an A 64-65 ish for an A*
yeah fair comments, but there were some tricky questions and obviously vectors is a whole different matter. I don't think 65 will be an A* as like I said a 6 mark increase suggests the paper wasn't challenging to most people. whereas general consensus is the exam is tough but fair, so yeah maybe 61/62 A* highest
17. Would be eternally grateful if somoene uploaded the paper.
18. Reckon 61/75 is enough for 90 UMS?

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19. (Original post by DailyMailIsALiar)
Would be eternally grateful if somoene uploaded the paper.
Tried my best to remember the questions (see first post)?

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20. (Original post by CD223)
Reckon 61/75 is enough for 90 UMS?

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hopefully buddy, im in the 58-62 range depending on the examiner so fingers crossed

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