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1. Hi,

Is anyone else on here sitting the TMUA (Test for Mathematics Unviersity Admissions). Durham, Lancaster and LSE will all be using it for 2017 entry.

I quite like the style of the test, especially the second paper. How is everyone preparing for it? Anything besides working on the Specimen Paper?

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2. (Original post by sammygmfc)
Hi,

Is anyone else on here sitting the TMUA (Test for Mathematics Unviersity Admissions). Durham, Lancaster and LSE will all be using it for 2017 entry.

I quite like the style of the test, especially the second paper. How is everyone preparing for it? Anything besides working on the Specimen Paper?
Tbh I am pretty chilled about it. I have done some MAT papers to prep for it and some maths challenge. I recently did the specimen papers and got 37/40 over the two papers so I am happy atm.

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3. (Original post by Cryptokyo)
Tbh I am pretty chilled about it. I have done some MAT papers to prep for it and some maths challenge. I recently did the specimen papers and got 37/40 over the two papers so I am happy atm.

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Was that in timed conditions? Dont mean to be rude haha just want to know where i stand compared to everyone else considering theres no grades or grade boundaries??
4. (Original post by Superdrift987)
Was that in timed conditions? Dont mean to be rude haha just want to know where i stand compared to everyone else considering theres no grades or grade boundaries??
Timed conditions. How did you do XD?
5. (Original post by Cryptokyo)
Timed conditions. How did you do XD?
Ive only done the first specimen paper and got 7 out of 20 but i ended spending more time on the earlier questions and wasting time tbf. I think though it tests to see if you can see shortcuts almost and your intuition.
6. (Original post by Superdrift987)
Ive only done the first specimen paper and got 7 out of 20 but i ended spending more time on the earlier questions and wasting time tbf. I think though it tests to see if you can see shortcuts almost and your intuition.
Have you looked at the enhanced specification? I found it particularly useful for paper 2.
7. (Original post by Cryptokyo)
Have you looked at the enhanced specification? I found it particularly useful for paper 2.
I have had a quick look but not had chance to properly read through it yet. What i did read though was interesting. What did you study at as and your grades too if thats alright??
8. (Original post by Superdrift987)
I have had a quick look but not had chance to properly read through it yet. What i did read though was interesting. What did you study at as and your grades too if thats alright??
Sorry for late reply - was doing maths .
AS Grades: AAAAA (Maths[98%], Further Maths[98%], Physics, Chemistry and Electronics[99%]) and did (M2, M3 and M4 on top of this)
Predicted at A2: A*A*A*A*A* (Maths, Further Maths, Additional Further Maths, Physics and Electronics)
9. (Original post by Cryptokyo)
Sorry for late reply - was doing maths .
AS Grades: AAAAA (Maths[98%], Further Maths[98%], Physics, Chemistry and Electronics[99%]) and did (M2, M3 and M4 on top of this)
Predicted at A2: A*A*A*A*A* (Maths, Further Maths, Additional Further Maths, Physics and Electronics)
Nice man thats awesome haha explains how you did so well!!
10. (Original post by Cryptokyo)
Have you looked at the enhanced specification? I found it particularly useful for paper 2.
crying with laughter
11. (Original post by richardhello)
crying with laughter
12. (Original post by Cryptokyo)
A zombie army of spec babies
13. (Original post by Cryptokyo)
Tbh I am pretty chilled about it. I have done some MAT papers to prep for it and some maths challenge. I recently did the specimen papers and got 37/40 over the two papers so I am happy atm.

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Hey I was wondering if you could help me with q19 on paper 1? I can't get it and would appreciate any help
14. (Original post by cmckinley039)
Hey I was wondering if you could help me with q19 on paper 1? I can't get it and would appreciate any help
We know that . And that, as they form an arithmetic series, . Hence we obtain the equation .

Now, is a trivial solution to this cubic. Then we obtain

Solving for gives

Subbing this into gives .

Hope this helps
15. (Original post by Cryptokyo)
We know that . And that, as they form an arithmetic series, . Hence we obtain the equation .

Now, is a trivial solution to this cubic. Then we obtain

Solving for gives

Subbing this into gives .

Hope this helps
It really does Thank you so much!
16. (Original post by cmckinley039)
It really does Thank you so much!
No problem.
17. Hey I was just wondering if you could help with question 18 of paper 1.
Would be much appreciated.
Thanks
18. (Original post by wizard999)
Hey I was just wondering if you could help with question 18 of paper 1.
(Original post by wizard999)
Would be much appreciated.
Thanks

Hey
Hope this helps and it's not all gibberish

So first I looked at the tan equation $\large&space;-1\leq&space;tanx\leq&space;1$

I sketched a graph and found that this is satisfied when $-\pi&space;/4&space;\leq&space;x\leq&space;\pi&space;/4$

However as the range is $\large&space;0\leq&space;x\leq&space;\pi$
the interval where tanx is less than 1 is when $\large&space;0\leq&space;x\leq&space;\pi&space;/4$
so the length of that interval is simply $\pi&space;/4$

Then I looked at $sin2x\geq&space;0.5$

this occurs when $2x\geq&space;\pi&space;/6$ (30 degrees) therefore $x\geq&space;\pi&space;/12$

Now all you have to do is find the area where both of these equations are satisfied which will be the interval between $\pi&space;/4$ and $\pi&space;/12$
If it helps draw these points onto one of the sketched graphs like sine and you'll be able to see the interval you need to find.

And finally $\pi&space;/4&space;-\pi&space;/12&space;=2\pi&space;/12&space;=\pi&space;/6$
19. What about question 20 from paper 1?
20. (Original post by sammygmfc)
Hi,

Is anyone else on here sitting the TMUA (Test for Mathematics Unviersity Admissions). Durham, Lancaster and LSE will all be using it for 2017 entry.

I quite like the style of the test, especially the second paper. How is everyone preparing for it? Anything besides working on the Specimen Paper?
I haven't done no where near half as much as I have wanted to. Didn't know TSR peeps would be doing this since it's always MAT hype.
I'm using it for Durham but I prefer Lancaster now.

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