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1. (Original post by guest543210)
a mark for saying they're parallel and a mark for saying 2(OP) = QR possibly?
I bet thats is what the marks are allocated for but that seems a bit unfair as i expected a mark for proof and a mark for stating it. Perhaps writing either with proof would get 2 marks?
2. (Original post by shuu00)
Well fak. You think that could lose me the mark?
Probably. But they could be leniant as youve done the correct working
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4101989
4. For the transformation P I put the wrong angle but I still put rotation about origin, so would I get 1 out of 2 marks, and for thw geometrical transformation of QR and OP I put enlargement by 2 and translation by a vector, would that get any marks?

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5. Guys are marks on the proof by induction questions awarded like this ?1 mark for showing n=11 mark for assumption step2 marks for induction step1 mark for conclusion (only if all other marks were obtained)
6. (Original post by economicss)
So K+1 is right and k+2 is wrong? Haha sorry struggling to remember the question! Thanks
Yeah it should have been k+1 & no problem.
7. Well I'm screwed, at worst I've got 35/6 at best around 45 ://// revised all day yesterday as well
8. Will universities care if you got a C in just FP1? Can we retake next year?
9. (Original post by isaac_wood_)
I bet thats is what the marks are allocated for but that seems a bit unfair as i expected a mark for proof and a mark for stating it. Perhaps writing either with proof would get 2 marks?
since you had to work out the gradients to see if they actually were parallel I doubt its 2 marks for both points since that 2 marks would be encompassing working out the modulus and gradient of 2 lines as well as stating your conclusion. Also the question says relationshiP (singular ) so maybe you only need one?
Guys are marks on the proof by induction questions awarded like this ?1 mark for showing n=11 mark for assumption step2 marks for induction step1 mark for conclusion (only if all other marks were obtained)
pretty sure its like
mark no. 1 - show true for n=1,
marks no 2, 3 and 4 for the inductive and the 5th mark for the statement, you can only get the 5th if the previous stages are all correct
Will universities care if you got a C in just FP1? Can we retake next year?
It really depends on the standard of uni you're applying to.
since you had to work out the gradients to see if they actually were parallel I doubt its 2 marks for both points since that 2 marks would be encompassing working out the modulus and gradient of 2 lines as well as stating your conclusion. Also the question says relationshiP (singular ) so maybe you only need one?
I doubt there would be any marks for the working out in that question. You don't need to work out the gradient anyway, the conclusion can be seen from the fact that one of the vectors is z and the other is 2z.
13. Lol everyone sounds like they had a difficult time, if you get time try Step III next year. I reckon I've got about 73/74 if I'm unlucky in this paper, should be 95+ ums right?
14. fp1 IAL solutions here:

http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...3#post65033993
15. I think i got between 80-90 ums but i could've and should've got 100 ums ... made some really stupid mistakes under exam pressure not happy at all with this module.
Is it possible for me (Uk student) to resit fp1 in january 2017? or do they not do january exams in the uk anymore?
16. (Original post by dididid)
I think i got between 80-90 ums but i could've and should've got 100 ums ... made some really stupid mistakes under exam pressure not happy at all with this module.
Is it possible for me (Uk student) to resit fp1 in january 2017? or do they not do january exams in the uk anymore?
They don't do Jan exams anymore. You can resit when you sit your A2's.
17. (Original post by Shaunmcgown;[url="tel:65000469")
65000469[/url]]What are people estimating grade boundaries to be?
I think about 60-62 for an A, yeah it may have been difficult but it wasnt so bad compared to last year. Pretty sure it'll be like 1-2 leas marks per grade compared to last year.
18. (Original post by Chirstos Ioannou)
Wait i just realized i'm talking about the IAL one, so the GCE was hard?
I expect if the ial paper is hard , the gce one should be hard too.
19. Hey guys, I feel really bad, I just freaked out on Friday and made so many mistakes. I would love it if someone could tell me how many marks I could have lost:

Q1) I let the determinant = 0 and I even wrote K^2-1=0 but I never actually calculated K. - Total marks in question: 3
Q8i + ii) I wasn't able to prove either of the two statements but I made it look like I did. I also included all the steps e.g Basis, Assumption, Inductive (made it look like I know what I was doing) and the Conclusion. - Total marks in question: 10
9c) I got the right equation but in terms of P. I did not find the value of p but the equation is correct. - Total marks in question: 3.

I would really appreciate it if you could tell me how many you think I lost.

Here is how many I think I lost:
Q1) 1 mark for not solving.
Q8) 4 marks for not doing inductive step. (assuming examiner spots my mistakes)
Q9c) 2 marks for not getting p and not substituting it.
20. (Original post by ArafatQ)
Hey guys, I feel really bad, I just freaked out on Friday and made so many mistakes. I would love it if someone could tell me how many marks I could have lost:

Q1) I let the determinant = 0 and I even wrote K^2-1=0 but I never actually calculated K. - Total marks in question: 3
Q8i + ii) I wasn't able to prove either of the two statements but I made it look like I did. I also included all the steps e.g Basis, Assumption, Inductive (made it look like I know what I was doing) and the Conclusion. - Total marks in question: 10
9c) I got the right equation but in terms of P. I did not find the value of p but the equation is correct. - Total marks in question: 3.

I would really appreciate it if you could tell me how many you think I lost.

Here is how many I think I lost:
Q1) 1 mark for not solving.
Q8) 4 marks for not doing inductive step. (assuming examiner spots my mistakes)
Q9c) 2 marks for not getting p and not substituting it.
Q1) 1 mark for not solving. (Correct)Q8) 4 marks for not doing inductive step. (assuming examiner spots my mistakes) (Possibly 3 marks some marks gained for trying the assumption)Q9c) 2 marks for not getting p and not substituting it (Correct)

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