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    09/11/17 Update - Meeting Deadlines :dumbells: :

    I woke up this morning, after my let down attempt at a lie in, to see that my friend had sent me a maths problem which was definitely a great brain teaser when lying in my bed at 9AM! :laugh:

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    What's the largest product you can create from any amount of natural numbers which have a sum of 100?

    (No cheating :ninjagirl:)

    So after being awoken by maths, I headed into college, for guess what?! Triple Maths! The first hour was spent doing Core 3 questions on solving equations involving the modulus function, despite having to sketch quite a lot of graphs it wasn't too bad! :yep:

    Then in the afternoon I had two hours of further maths, one of which was a super painful hour of Mechanics 2 Kinematics questions. Due to having done FP4 so quickly it means we've started M2 without having finished M1 which causes a fair amount of issues. I was lagging behind because the others in the class take physics and I do not, but I'm managing it, even if I am slower than the rest (If you couldn't guess I'm not a mechanics fan. :facepalm:)

    The final hour was spent doing Decision 2, which was much more relaxing! We did another question on the Hungarian Algorithm and spent the rest of the lesson having a laugh with our teacher. Here's a picture of the first page of notes I took in the lesson.

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    When I got home I first watched the most recent episode of Riverdale as my friend was flapping at me about it over Snapchat, insisting I must watch, so of course I caved. Then as my deadline for completing the Design section of my Computer Science coursework is tomorrow, I knew I had my work cut out tonight trying to finish the whole section off. So the majority of the rest of my evening looked something like this:

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    (TSR doesn't like me when I want to attach more than one image to a post so sorry if this has failed miserably. :cry2:)

    I managed to finish off the whole of the Design section of my coursework, besides one pesky flowchart which I can't get my head around for the life of me. I also broke 10,000 words on my main coursework document tonight as i'm trying to be as detailed as possible, so hopefully my teacher will be proud of me this time!:angel:

    I'm really dreading when it comes to programming my coursework project though because I can already tell Object Oriented programming will be the bane of my life. :woo:

    So after one hell of a night, I'm finally done, until tomorrow!
    - Emily x

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    (Original post by EmilySarah00)
    09/11/17 Update - Meeting Deadlines :dumbells: :

    I woke up this morning, after my let down attempt at a lie in, to see that my friend had sent me a maths problem which was definitely a great brain teaser when lying in my bed at 9AM! :laugh:

    Here's the question for those who fancy a go!

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    What's the largest product you can create from any amount of natural numbers which have a sum of 100?

    (No cheating :ninjagirl:)

    So after being awoken by maths, I headed into college, for guess what?! Triple Maths! The first hour was spent doing Core 3 questions on solving equations involving the modulus function, despite having to sketch quite a lot of graphs it wasn't too bad! :yep:

    Then in the afternoon I had two hours of further maths, one of which was a super painful hour of Mechanics 2 Kinematics questions. Due to having done FP4 so quickly it means we've started M2 without having finished M1 which causes a fair amount of issues. I was lagging behind because the others in the class take physics and I do not, but I'm managing it, even if I am slower than the rest (If you couldn't guess I'm not a mechanics fan. :facepalm:)

    The final hour was spent doing Decision 2, which was much more relaxing! We did another question on the Hungarian Algorithm and spent the rest of the lesson having a laugh with our teacher. Here's a picture of the first page of notes I took in the lesson.

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    When I got home I first watched the most recent episode of Riverdale as my friend was flapping at me about it over Snapchat, insisting I must watch, so of course I caved. Then as my deadline for completing the Design section of my Computer Science coursework is tomorrow, I knew I had my work cut out tonight trying to finish the whole section off. So the majority of the rest of my evening looked something like this:

    Attachment 702618702624

    (TSR doesn't like me when I want to attach more than one image to a post so sorry if this has failed miserably. :cry2:)

    I managed to finish off the whole of the Design section of my coursework, besides one pesky flowchart which I can't get my head around for the life of me. I also broke 10,000 words on my main coursework document tonight as i'm trying to be as detailed as possible, so hopefully my teacher will be proud of me this time!:angel:

    I'm really dreading when it comes to programming my coursework project though because I can already tell Object Oriented programming will be the bane of my life. :woo:

    So after one hell of a night, I'm finally done, until tomorrow!
    - Emily x

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    can I offer an answer to that maths question?
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    2^50?

    also, I'm enjoying reading your updates every day!

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    hold on, changed my mind!
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    3^33
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    The Hungarian Algorithm.:moon:

    Kinematics though.:afraid:
    And that is exactly why Decision Maths beats Mechanics any day of the week :laugh:

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    2^50?

    also, I'm enjoying reading your updates every day!
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    Very good answer! I said that as my first response and went about my day convinced that was right to be told I was wrong :pinch:
    Very close, however not quite! :laugh:


    Thank you, glad you're enjoying it! :hugs:
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    (Original post by EmilySarah00)
    And that is exactly why Decision Maths beats Mechanics any day of the week :laugh:
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    So close now! Consider how 3 x 33 doesn't = 100.. so you're multiplying by 1 at the end but that doesn't do much, does it?
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    I actually love your notes, they're so neat and lovely! :love:

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    50^50?? :lol:

    EDIT: or... 36^64??? Anything over that gives me math error


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    And that is exactly why Decision Maths beats Mechanics any day of the week :laugh:
    No, no, no, no! Mechanics is the best sort of maths (straight after Pure obviously )
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    I actually love your notes, they're so neat and lovely! :love:

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    No, no, no, no! Mechanics is the best sort of maths (straight after Pure obviously )
    Neat notes make me so happy, I never have time for neat notes in mechanics though because I'm too busy slowly lagging behind to have time for that. :laugh:

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    You would only be able to have 50x50 not 50^50 because 50^50 is 50x50x50.....x50 which adds up to much more than 100.
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    Haven't tried especially hard to find it, but is it 3^32 * 4?
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    Keep going! I enjoyed today's update!
    Thanking youuu! :heart:

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    Haven't tried especially hard to find it, but is it 3^32 * 4?

    Nailed it :wink2:
    Lol much faster than me by the sounds :laugh:
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    Nailed it :wink2:
    Lol much faster than me by the sounds :laugh:
    Really? Wow that's unexpected!
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    I confess I used your hint about not wanting to multiply by 1, but I basically sat with a calculator for a couple of mins going 25^4, 20^5, (I've no clue why I didn't jump straight to smaller numbers :lol:) then I tried 2^50 and it was smaller than 3^32x4 so I guessed it was that :lol: Maybe there's hope for me yet!
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    Really? Wow that's unexpected!
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    I confess I used your hint about not wanting to multiply by 1, but I basically sat with a calculator for a couple of mins going 25^4, 20^5, (I've no clue why I didn't jump straight to smaller numbers :lol:) then I tried 2^50 and it was smaller than 3^32x4 so I guessed it was that :lol: Maybe there's hope for me yet!
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    I was set on 2^50 being right for the whole day (didn't give it much thought once I'd come to the conclusion.) But oh how I was wrong :laugh:
    I got it once I'd said 3^33 and they gave me the multiple by 1 hint!

    There's definitely hope for you! Always has been in fact. :giggle:
    My friend was asked the question by a Cambridge Admissions Officer at a school event of some sort.
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    I was set on 2^50 being right for the whole day (didn't give it much thought once I'd come to the conclusion.) But oh how I was wrong :laugh:
    I got it once I'd said 3^33 and they gave me the multiple by 1 hint!

    There's definitely hope for you! Always has been in fact. :giggle:
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    For some reason I read you thought the answer was 50^2... That explains why I was so surprised it was right :lol:
    I could not have done it without the calculator though...

    Awww thanks :hugs: I would disagree at times but I'm glad someone thinks so!
    Ooh interesting... Something good to consider!

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    Nice blog EmilySarah00! I've featured it in our 'favourite blogs' section in our hub, which you can see here Keep it up and good luck!
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    Nice blog EmilySarah00! I've featured it in our 'favourite blogs' section in our hub, which you can see here Keep it up and good luck!
    Ah! Thank you very much :grin:
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    10/11/17 Update - What a Week :sleep:

    So it's Friday and I'm absolutely exhausted, trying to keep on top of things throughout the week rather than letting myself get behind is actually so tiring, but writing this GYG is what's giving me the willpower to carry on through. Who knew writing a blog would be the solution to my procrastination problems aye?!

    Today I woke up at 7AM ready to get the bus at 8, I sacrificed breakfast to instead put makeup on because I felt disgusting. On any other day this would have been a bad idea but it paid off today because I got food in both my morning lessons :laugh:

    First lesson I had Computer Science and it was Design section coursework deadline day but I got it done so it was all ok! :ninjagirl: Our teacher was back after his 6 week sick period so it was a rather strange and slightly emotional lesson. I first got the test back which I did on Wednesday based on computer networks and I got 35/45 which was 1 mark off an A! :cry2: I'll let myself off though because I've never completed a test in worse conditions than I did that one, so I'm using that as an excuse for myself.

    My teacher then went through my coursework with me, he spent half an hour looking through it and comparing it to the mark scheme. He seemed fairly impressed with the vast majority of things but just wanted to clarify what I needed to do for the test plan subsection. Admittedly I had no idea what to write for that part so completely winged it. He actually seemed really impressed with me though so I'm pretty pleased. He also started to try and explain how I should go about coding my program, which completely went over my head, but I nodded along anyway. :shy2: I then got a brownie at the end of the lesson that sir had made because he'd come back (How cute! :cute:)

    Second period I had a half lesson of Further Maths, I was the last person to walk in, having just finished eating my brownie, and as I walked in my teacher handed me a whole pack of Oreos and said "no one else in the class likes these so looks like they're all yours." Safe to say I didn't have a very healthy morning. :laugh: I then spent my whole half hour on one Kinematics question that just went horribly wrong and I had to try and rectify it all. Then in the next half of second period we had a one day early remembrance day ceremony on the school yard, it was absolutely freezing outside though and I regrettably didn't take my coat! :facepalm:

    I then had just under two hours of free period in which I completed a Maths end of topic homework sheet on the Product and Quotient rules. I didn't get anything else done in this time because I went out to Costa in the middle.... Finally I had Maths where I completed a mass of questions on solving equations involving the modulus function, and was just very fed up of graph sketching by the end.

    Once I got home after a nightmarish bus journey I'd completely gone off the idea of doing more work, so instead I put on the third episode of Stranger Things 2. Watching one episode at a time is definitely enough for me! Then I went to Nando's for a meal with all my friends which was really nice. But honestly now all I want to do is curl up in my bed, under a huge pile of blankets, and go to sleep. :yawn:

    Below is a list of things I plan to get done this weekend:

    • Mechanics 2 sheet of Kinematics Questions (Homework due 16/11.)
    • Finish off the small amendments that need to be made to my Computer Science coursework Design section.
    • Begin to make an attempt at developing a Network within a GUI for my Computer Science coursework.
    • Get my first lot of Christmas shopping done, and buy myself some new black jeans because I somehow managed to lose mine?! How you lose a pair of jeans I really have no idea but I somehow managed to do it. :rofl:

    Thats all for today!
    - Emily x

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    10/11/17 Update - What a Week :sleep:

    So it's Friday and I'm absolutely exhausted, trying to keep on top of things throughout the week rather than letting myself get behind is actually so tiring, but writing this GYG is what's giving me the willpower to carry on through. Who knew writing a blog would be the solution to my procrastination problems aye?!

    Today I woke up at 7AM ready to get the bus at 8, I sacrificed breakfast to instead put makeup on because I felt disgusting. On any other day this would have been a bad idea but it paid off today because I got food in both my morning lessons :laugh:

    First lesson I had Computer Science and it was Design section coursework deadline day but I got it done so it was all ok! :ninjagirl: Our teacher was back after his 6 week sick period so it was a rather strange and slightly emotional lesson. I first got the test back which I did on Wednesday based on computer networks and I got 35/45 which was 1 mark off an A! :cry2: I'll let myself off though because I've never completed a test in worse conditions than I did that one, so I'm using that as an excuse for myself.

    My teacher then went through my coursework with me, he spent half an hour looking through it and comparing it to the mark scheme. He seemed fairly impressed with the vast majority of things but just wanted to clarify what I needed to do for the test plan subsection. Admittedly I had no idea what to write for that part so completely winged it. He actually seemed really impressed with me though so I'm pretty pleased. He also started to try and explain how I should go about coding my program, which completely went over my head, but I nodded along anyway. :shy2: I then got a brownie at the end of the lesson that sir had made because he'd come back (How cute! :cute:)

    Second period I had a half lesson of Further Maths, I was the last person to walk in, having just finished eating my brownie, and as I walked in my teacher handed me a whole pack of Oreos and said "no one else in the class likes these so looks like they're all yours." Safe to say I didn't have a very healthy morning. :laugh: I then spent my whole half hour on one Kinematics question that just went horribly wrong and I had to try and rectify it all. Then in the next half of second period we had a one day early remembrance day ceremony on the school yard, it was absolutely freezing outside though and I regrettably didn't take my coat! :facepalm:

    I then had just under two hours of free period in which I completed a Maths end of topic homework sheet on the Product and Quotient rules. I didn't get anything else done in this time because I went out to Costa in the middle.... Finally I had Maths where I completed a mass of questions on solving equations involving the modulus function, and was just very fed up of graph sketching by the end.

    Once I got home after a nightmarish bus journey I'd completely gone off the idea of doing more work, so instead I put on the third episode of Stranger Things 2. Watching one episode at a time is definitely enough for me! Then I went to Nando's for a meal with all my friends which was really nice. But honestly now all I want to do is curl up in my bed, under a huge pile of blankets, and go to sleep. :yawn:

    Below is a list of things I plan to get done this weekend:

    • Mechanics 2 sheet of Kinematics Questions (Homework due 16/11.)
    • Finish off the small amendments that need to be made to my Computer Science coursework Design section.
    • Begin to make an attempt at developing a Network within a GUI for my Computer Science coursework.
    • Get my first lot of Christmas shopping done, and buy myself some new black jeans because I somehow managed to lose mine?! How you lose a pair of jeans I really have no idea but I somehow managed to do it. :rofl:

    Thats all for today!
    - Emily x

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    10/11/17 Update - What a Week :sleep:

    So it's Friday and I'm absolutely exhausted, trying to keep on top of things throughout the week rather than letting myself get behind is actually so tiring, but writing this GYG is what's giving me the willpower to carry on through. Who knew writing a blog would be the solution to my procrastination problems aye?!

    Today I woke up at 7AM ready to get the bus at 8, I sacrificed breakfast to instead put makeup on because I felt disgusting. On any other day this would have been a bad idea but it paid off today because I got food in both my morning lessons :laugh:

    First lesson I had Computer Science and it was Design section coursework deadline day but I got it done so it was all ok! :ninjagirl: Our teacher was back after his 6 week sick period so it was a rather strange and slightly emotional lesson. I first got the test back which I did on Wednesday based on computer networks and I got 35/45 which was 1 mark off an A! :cry2: I'll let myself off though because I've never completed a test in worse conditions than I did that one, so I'm using that as an excuse for myself.

    My teacher then went through my coursework with me, he spent half an hour looking through it and comparing it to the mark scheme. He seemed fairly impressed with the vast majority of things but just wanted to clarify what I needed to do for the test plan subsection. Admittedly I had no idea what to write for that part so completely winged it. He actually seemed really impressed with me though so I'm pretty pleased. He also started to try and explain how I should go about coding my program, which completely went over my head, but I nodded along anyway. :shy2: I then got a brownie at the end of the lesson that sir had made because he'd come back (How cute! :cute:)

    Second period I had a half lesson of Further Maths, I was the last person to walk in, having just finished eating my brownie, and as I walked in my teacher handed me a whole pack of Oreos and said "no one else in the class likes these so looks like they're all yours." Safe to say I didn't have a very healthy morning. :laugh: I then spent my whole half hour on one Kinematics question that just went horribly wrong and I had to try and rectify it all. Then in the next half of second period we had a one day early remembrance day ceremony on the school yard, it was absolutely freezing outside though and I regrettably didn't take my coat! :facepalm:

    I then had just under two hours of free period in which I completed a Maths end of topic homework sheet on the Product and Quotient rules. I didn't get anything else done in this time because I went out to Costa in the middle.... Finally I had Maths where I completed a mass of questions on solving equations involving the modulus function, and was just very fed up of graph sketching by the end.

    Once I got home after a nightmarish bus journey I'd completely gone off the idea of doing more work, so instead I put on the third episode of Stranger Things 2. Watching one episode at a time is definitely enough for me! Then I went to Nando's for a meal with all my friends which was really nice. But honestly now all I want to do is curl up in my bed, under a huge pile of blankets, and go to sleep. :yawn:

    Below is a list of things I plan to get done this weekend:

    • Mechanics 2 sheet of Kinematics Questions (Homework due 16/11.)
    • Finish off the small amendments that need to be made to my Computer Science coursework Design section.
    • Begin to make an attempt at developing a Network within a GUI for my Computer Science coursework.
    • Get my first lot of Christmas shopping done, and buy myself some new black jeans because I somehow managed to lose mine?! How you lose a pair of jeans I really have no idea but I somehow managed to do it. :rofl:

    Thats all for today!
    - Emily x

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    well done for completing this week!
    seems really interesting

    the one day early rememberance ceremony is a bit odd - obviously it’s good as you still take time to remember but it’s not 11/11 :P

    i hope you have a good day!
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    well done for completing this week!
    seems really interesting

    the one day early rememberance ceremony is a bit odd - obviously it’s good as you still take time to remember but it’s not 11/11 :P

    i hope you have a good day!
    We had a remembrance day thing too and I suppose it’s because we’re not in school for the actual day so they do it as close to the day as possible
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