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    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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    (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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    (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??
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    (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?
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    (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.
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    (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.
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    (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??
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    (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)
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    (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!!
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    (Original post by Cryptokyo)
    Have you looked at the enhanced specification? I found it particularly useful for paper 2.
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    (Original post by richardhello)
    crying with laughter
    Just giving out advice...
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    (Original post by Cryptokyo)
    Just giving out advice...
    A zombie army of spec babies
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    (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
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    (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 u_{1}=4, \enspace u_{2} = 4r \enspace \text{and} \enspace u_{4}=4r^{3}. And that, as they form an arithmetic series, 4r^{3}-4r=4r-4. Hence we obtain the equation r^{3}-2r+1=0.

    Now, r=1 is a trivial solution to this cubic. Then we obtain r^{3}-2r+1=(r-1)(r^{2}+r-1)=0

    Solving for r gives r=\frac{\sqrt{5}-1}{2}

    Subbing this into S_{\infty}=\frac{4}{1-r} gives S_{\infty}=2(3+\sqrt{5}).

    Hope this helps
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    (Original post by Cryptokyo)
    We know that u_{1}=4, \enspace u_{2} = 4r \enspace \text{and} \enspace u_{4}=4r^{3}. And that, as they form an arithmetic series, 4r^{3}-4r=4r-4. Hence we obtain the equation r^{3}-2r+1=0.

    Now, r=1 is a trivial solution to this cubic. Then we obtain r^{3}-2r+1=(r-1)(r^{2}+r-1)=0

    Solving for r gives r=\frac{\sqrt{5}-1}{2}

    Subbing this into S_{\infty}=\frac{4}{1-r} gives S_{\infty}=2(3+\sqrt{5}).

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

    I sketched a graph and found that this is satisfied when

    However as the range is
    the interval where tanx is less than 1 is when
    so the length of that interval is simply

    Then I looked at

    this occurs when (30 degrees) therefore

    Now all you have to do is find the area where both of these equations are satisfied which will be the interval between and
    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
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    What about question 20 from paper 1?
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    (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.
    Basically read the spec....
 
 
 
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