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    I understand most of the concepts for this paper but my problem is that some questions have really weird wording and I find it hard to answer the question sometimes. Does anybody have any ideas of what I could do to stop this from happening in the exam? (without saying practicing papers papers because I've literally done all of them!) . Thanks
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    (Original post by Arun99)
    I understand most of the concepts for this paper but my problem is that some questions have really weird wording and I find it hard to answer the question sometimes. Does anybody have any ideas of what I could do to stop this from happening in the exam? (without saying practicing papers papers because I've literally done all of them!) . Thanks
    In what way are they weirdly worded?
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    They will ask you to do something like use the factor theorem to show that for example x + 1 fits into an equation. I do it using the factor theorem so multiplying everything out:

    ax3 + bx2 +cx... and so on. But then when I check the mark scheme it shows a completely different method. So instead they sub in that number directly into the equation; even though it says use the factor theorem. I don't understand why.
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    you're supposed to sub x = -1 in for factor theorem for that example.. I'm not quite sure what you're doing
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    Okay. I haven't been taught that way. I'll do some more examples. Thanks
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    (Original post by Arun99)
    They will ask you to do something like use the factor theorem to show that for example x + 1 fits into an equation. I do it using the factor theorem so multiplying everything out:

    ax3 + bx2 +cx... and so on. But then when I check the mark scheme it shows a completely different method. So instead they sub in that number directly into the equation; even though it says use the factor theorem. I don't understand why.
    I would advise going over the factor theorem my friend.
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    Okay. I will. Thanks
 
 
 
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