# Impossible question on new A level Maths Paper 2 Statistcs and Mechanics 2018 Paper.Watch

#1
Question was: Using your knowledge from the large data set, suggest with reasons, which month had the mean of 11.57. (2)

This is a ridiculous question that requires to memorise the large data set and requires no maths skills.

Link to large data set that is not provided in the exam:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...%201%20(1).xls
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#2
(Original post by Samosa and Vada)
Question was: Using your knowledge from the large data set, suggest with reasons, which month had the mean of 11.57. (2)

This is a ridiculous question that requires to memorise the large data set and requires no maths skills.

Link to large data set that is not provided in the exam:
https://qualifications.pearson.com/c...%201%20(1).xls
If you truly have to memorise that large as f*ck spreadsheet then that's just abominable.
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#3
(Original post by Gabzinc)
If you truly have to memorise that large as f*ck spreadsheet then that's just abominable.
And we were told by our teachers that they will provide the relevant extract from the large data set if the question requires. Hence there was no need to memorise. One of the question also required to state the units for the standard devitation which essentially meant that you had to remember the units for rainfall, and other factors from the large data set. This is very unfair. Therefore the exam was actually out of 57 and not 60.
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#4
Who the hell do they think you are, Rain Man?
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1 year ago
#5
(Original post by Sinnoh)
Who the hell do they think you are, Rain Man?
Yes

Spoiler:
Show

twenty four, six five nine, six eight two.
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1 year ago
#6
It was a general knowledge question really.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Storm_of_1987
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#7
(Original post by Samosa and Vada)
And we were told by our teachers that they will provide the relevant extract from the large data set if the question requires. Hence there was no need to memorise. One of the question also required to state the units for the standard devitation which essentially meant that you had to remember the units for rainfall, and other factors from the large data set. This is very unfair. Therefore the exam was actually out of 57 and not 60.
Expecting you to remember knots wasn't a big ask. The Great Storm of 1987 bit was a curveball though.
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