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    From the Australian equivalent of A-Level FM, 2010 paper: See attached.
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    As soon as I opened the pdf, I closed it, hahahaha
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    (Original post by constellarknight)
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    From the Australian equivalent of A-Level FM, 2010 paper: See attached.
    very nice !!

    I am a fan of the Australian system ...
    I have the papers going back 15 years and they have some gems!!
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    From the Australian equivalent of A-Level FM, 2010 paper: See attached.
    Nice. It seems very very structured though, it could do with removing some parts so the jumps we'd have to make are bigger, or removing the things like (using this and that do this, using sin^2 x > 0, blah blah blah).
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    Nice

    This is why I think A-level Maths and Further Maths could do with some sprucing up.

    As it stands, we're a bit behind in the global race
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    (Original post by Indeterminate)
    Nice

    This is why I think A-level Maths and Further Maths could do with some sprucing up.

    As it stands, we're a bit behind in the global race
    Indeed. Apart from the sheer amount of guidance that Zacken has pointed out, this is about spot on for what would have been expected for "S" level maths <cough! splutter!! ahem!!> years ago when I took it.
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    (Original post by constellarknight)
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    From the Australian equivalent of A-Level FM, 2010 paper: See attached.
    Yes, pretty nice. Now you know why Terry Tao got that Fields medal.

    It looks like a British FM paper of the 1960s or 1970s, but with a bit more handholding.
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    Since it's taking ages for my previous post to be reviewed (containing a link to the solution), here's another question:
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    (Original post by constellarknight)
    Since it's taking ages for my previous post to be reviewed (containing a link to the solution), here's another question:
    Is that really an A level question? Looks more like something in a second year undergrad complex analysis course.
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    It's really from the Australian High School Certificate Maths Extension 2 exam (equivalent to A-Level Further Maths, I think) from 2011.
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    http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au...aths4u_syl.pdf

    This seems to be the syllabus of Maths extension 2 (which is after maths extension 1 and maths), if anybody is interested.
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    A less complicated question:
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    tough
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    How long is this supposed to take you? 20mins or so?
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    In the Maths Extension 2 exam, before 2012 you had to do 8 questions in 3 hours. Then in 2012 it changed to 10 multiple choice questions + 6 full questions in 3 hours. The questions I've been posting have been the last one in the exam in various years so I guess 20-30 minutes might seem reasonable.
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    Another one:
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    can do part j) straight away :ahee:
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    Of course, though I guess the idea was to lead you through it for people who didn't know much mathematical history.
    Anyway you might want to have a go at the other questions since they're slightly less difficult (Question 3 in particular).
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    That was intense but fun. In case anyone is interested, I have drafted the solutions for parts (a) to (j) and archived them on my supplementary website:

    http://www.a-levelmaths.com/extremeproblems.htm (see solutions to problem 11)

    IMHO part (j) was rather redundant.

    Peace.
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    The official solutions are attached so you can compare as well.
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