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1. (Original post by Medicine Man)
rather than start a new thread - does anyone have an idea of how to solve this?
thanks

My mother still makes tea with the old saying:
"one spoon per person and one for the pot".
We used to buy a packet of tea every week but since grandmother came to live with us
we have to buy two packets every fifth week and one otherwise.
How many people were at home before grandmother arrived?
A 4
B 5
C 6
D 9
E 11
hmm i dont know how you would work it out, but i would say 4 people, because when the grandma is added you would be using 6/5 times as many spoonfuls, and you are buying 6/5 times as many boxes. Think that makes sense

(Original post by x.beth.x)
Does anyone have a list of the physics topics we need to know for the BMAT?
look at the specificatiopn on the website
2. (Original post by Medicine Man)
rather than start a new thread - does anyone have an idea of how to solve this?
thanks

My mother still makes tea with the old saying:
"one spoon per person and one for the pot".
We used to buy a packet of tea every week but since grandmother came to live with us
we have to buy two packets every fifth week and one otherwise.
How many people were at home before grandmother arrived?
A 4
B 5
C 6
D 9
E 11

EDIT - Figured it out - its a (4)
what does it mean by "and one for the pot"
3. (Original post by Isometrix)
what does it mean by "and one for the pot"
say if u had 5 people, grandma would put 6 teabags in...one for each person and the other for the pot. Grandma in my opinion is filthy rich and can afford to buy teabags every flipping day!
4. (Original post by Isometrix)
what does it mean by "and one for the pot"
i assumed the teapot
5. (Original post by Annaconda)
hmm i dont know how you would work it out, but i would say 4 people, because when the grandma is added you would be using 6/5 times as many spoonfuls, and you are buying 6/5 times as many boxes. Think that makes sense

look at the specificatiopn on the website
i worked it out as:

Let x= the number of people in the family (without grandmother)

In 5 weeks when the grandmother is absent, amount of sugar used inc the one for the pot is x+1. That is equal to five as 1 packet is used a week.

In the same time (5 weeks) given the grandmother is now present, amout of sugar used inc the one for the pot and the extra one for the grandmother is x+1+1. This is equal to 6 as 1 packet is used for the first 4 weeks, and 2 on the 5 week.

You now have 2 simultaneous equations:
x+1=5
x+2=6

add the them up and you get
2x+3=11
solve for x and you get 4.

YOU WERE RIGHT!!!
6. (Original post by Medicine Man)
i worked it out as:

Let x= the number of people in the family (without grandmother)

In 5 weeks when the grandmother is absent, amount of sugar used inc the one for the pot is x+1. That is equal to five as 1 packet is used a week.

In the same time (5 weeks) given the grandmother is now present, amout of sugar used inc the one for the pot and the extra one for the grandmother is x+1+1. This is equal to 6 as 1 packet is used for the first 4 weeks, and 2 on the 5 week.

You now have 2 simultaneous equations:
x+1=5
x+2=6

add the them up and you get
2x+3=11
solve for x and you get 4.

YOU WERE RIGHT!!!
ah thanks for that, i thought i was right, but couldnt see a way of working it out properly
7. (Original post by Medicine Man)
i worked it out as:

Let x= the number of people in the family (without grandmother)

In 5 weeks when the grandmother is absent, amount of sugar used inc the one for the pot is x+1. That is equal to five as 1 packet is used a week.

In the same time (5 weeks) given the grandmother is now present, amout of sugar used inc the one for the pot and the extra one for the grandmother is x+1+1. This is equal to 6 as 1 packet is used for the first 4 weeks, and 2 on the 5 week.

You now have 2 simultaneous equations:
x+1=5
x+2=6

add the them up and you get
2x+3=11
solve for x and you get 4.

YOU WERE RIGHT!!!
I still don't get it
are we talking about the sugar or tea here?
8. (Original post by ajdj)
I still don't get it
are we talking about the sugar or tea here?
just the sugar
9. So Has anyone attepmpted the week five question?

Please Post your essays if you have written them and someone else can mark them/give feedback!

Who wants to do the Week 4 Question?
10. i cnt open the paper at the start of this thread, can someone else plz send it 2 me
11. (Original post by jjkkll)
Who wants to do the Week 4 Question?
jjkkll i personally nominate you as the quiz-master for the weekly essays, simply because your previous question was highly interesting and debatable.
12. dus any1 hav a copy of the 2007 paper they can send cz i cnt open it, plz, and wer is every1 gettin all these questions from? xxx
13. (Original post by x-x-Princess Siobhan-x-x)
dus any1 hav a copy of the 2007 paper they can send cz i cnt open it, plz, and wer is every1 gettin all these questions from? xxx

Ill attach it in a different format on the 1st post a little later!

what questions?
14. (Original post by jjkkll)
Ill attach it in a different format on the 1st post a little later!

what questions?
You should attach it like this maybe
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15. BMAT Section 1 October 2007.pdf (72.0 KB, 298 views)
16. BMAT Section 1 October 2007 MS.pdf (37.8 KB, 433 views)
17. BMAT Section 2 October 2007.pdf (332.4 KB, 298 views)
18. BMAT Section 2 October 2007 MS.pdf (47.0 KB, 219 views)
19. BMAT Section 3 October 2007.pdf (39.1 KB, 146 views)
20. (Original post by FFCrusader)
You should attach it like this maybe
omgosh thanku sssoooo much!!!! and i mean the questions every1 askin 4 help wit, lik da tea bag/sugar one, THANKU AGEN!!! xx
21. This is my Week 5 Answer:

"The Catholic Church believes that contraceptive techniques destroy the potential of life, as the purpose of contraceptives is to prevent pregnancy. They prevent pregnancy by stopping fertilisation and/or implantation, which to the Catholic Church is the equivalent of murder.

Contraceptive techniques do not always destroy the potential of like, for instance is the environment the child will be born into is not able to support the life then the potential has already been destroyed. The example above is caused by many circumstances there are cased where the mother is not ready for the child and would be unable to look after it properly, or where the parents are substance users and would neglect the child and possibly leave the child to die. In situations like these contraceptives should be used. The Catholic Church has the view that the sole purpose of sexual intercourse is to reproduce to form life. However, in the 21st century societies views toward sex have changed and it is done as a pleasurable activity rather than just for reproductive purposes. In these cases the child would be born into the world unwanted by both of its parents and thus defeating the objective of reproduction, which is to produce and nurture new life.

The use of contraceptive techniques should be accepted in certain circumstances and at the mothers’ discretion. The Catholic Church is unlikely to change their view but this view should still be respected today"
22. Week Five Response:

“Contraceptive Techniques destroy the potential of Life”, to me, translates itself to mean: contraceptives are “wrong”, as a result of a potential baby not being born. This is fine for many people, and they live and copulate several times with several people without any contraceptive.

However, in an increasingly sexually active era sexually transmitted diseases such as: Chlamydia, HIV and AIDS may be spread at a faster rate than that of a few decades ago. Contraceptives like condoms or femidoms reduce the risk of gaining one of these diseases, and allow people to live a healthy, normal and sexually active life.

Another reason in which the statement above could be argued is that many people are too busy to have a child. It is not right to give birth to a child who would be neglected. The Bible and the Qu’ran, as well as many other World religions state that children should not be neglected. This is also supported by human rights, and children’s human rights. In addition, it is not right for a mother or father to be forced into taking care of a child, if conceived.

Whether a condom should be used or not should be up to the individuals who wish to copulate. If one, both or more partners want to wear a condom, or take any form of contraceptive, it should be up to them. It is their body, and their health should primarily be in their hands. Whether they think religion comes first or their body is a decision they would have to make. If they want to consult a doctor or a specialist, the opinions should be unbiased and well balanced, so not to influence the patient too much.

What do you think that would score?
Thanks!
Muni.
xx
23. (Original post by munim)

What do you think that would score?
Thanks!
Muni.
xx
at least a 9

mine?

week 4 question is ready and will come tomorow
24. I really liked the ending of yours jjkkll. I thought that there were a few spelling errors, but that may just be typos, and I am sure that would not be the case if it were written.

I also think that you a little too blunt with the expression: "leave the child to die". Perhaps use a euphemism. However, that was quite emotive.

I would give it a 8/9. Perhaps a little longer though?

Muni.
xx

P.S. This is my first ever question and I am not an examiner of any type (unless you count being an administrator on a writing site an examiner ???).
25. (Original post by munim)
I really liked the ending of yours jjkkll. I thought that there were a few spelling errors, but that may just be typos, and I am sure that would not be the case if it were written.

I also think that you a little too blunt with the expression: "leave the child to die". Perhaps use a euphemism. However, that was quite emotive.

I would give it a 8/9. Perhaps a little longer though?

Muni.
xx

P.S. This is my first ever question and I am not an examiner of any type (unless you count being an administrator on a writing site an examiner ???).

Longer no, it does fill an a4 page, written and it is 239 words (yours is 285).

The Typos were written when i did it on paper, so i duplicated them when i typed it.
However in 30 mins i cant write a perfect essay, but thankfully a 9 allows a few errors.

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