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1. Check my answer, does it help??
2. What sort of marks is everyone getting? I'm so so so **** at the problem solving ones. There's one on the 2008 paper about bricks and I was just like......wtf????? I still don't get how they got the answer.
3. (Original post by amy123123)
Check my answer, does it help??
4. its on the previous page..
5. Reading back on some posts, am I meant to get an acknowledgment for the TSA? Cos I haven't...
6. tsa kills.
7. (Original post by amy123123)
Okay, you see s=d/t. we know Jason's doing 5km/h, and Raj' 25km/h, so its 5=d/t, we want x to be the distance, so its 5=x/t, if we know t it become t=x/5. (i really hope this makes sense, im hopeless at explaining!), so anyway, we do the same for Raj, let it equal the time we know- which is 6minutes, then solve it-
1. x/5 - x/25= 1/10. its 1/10 because, its 6minutes, so 6/60(one hour).
2. then- times both sides by 25.
3. which gives us- 5x-x=2.5
4x=2.5
x=2.5/4
x=0.625km, so 625m
Got it .. THANKS!!!!!
8. (Original post by Confused-teen)
Got it .. THANKS!!!!!
its okay, do u have the mark scheme for that 2005 paper?
9. (Original post by amy123123)
Check my answer, does it help??

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11. (Original post by Clements-)
What sort of marks is everyone getting? I'm so so so **** at the problem solving ones. There's one on the 2008 paper about bricks and I was just like......wtf????? I still don't get how they got the answer.
Ok for that question
you had to find the area of the rectangular drive:
550*400 = 220, 000

Then you find the area of each brick:
10*20 = 200

And then finally you divide the area of the drive by the area of the brick:
220,000/200 = 1100 A.K.A Answer B

Did that help??
12. (Original post by Confused-teen)
Got it .. THANKS!!!!!
#2
13. The exams officers have been going crazy because the papers haven't arrived yet They phoned the exam board and they're arriving tomorrow. Apparently they don't deliver via Royal Mail. Phew.
14. (Original post by Confused-teen)
Another question: From CIE Thinking Skills June 2005
15. (Original post by Confused-teen)
Ok for that question
you had to find the area of the rectangular drive:
550*400 = 220, 000

Then you find the area of each brick:
10*20 = 200

And then finally you divide the area of the drive by the area of the brick:
220,000/200 = 1100 A.K.A Answer B

Did that help??
Ah that seems fair enough, cheers
16. CIE June 2005:

This question is annoying me - I'm probably missing out something simple !
Please can somebody be the light at the end of the dark tunnel that is question 19.

19 On the island of Skilly tax is paid as follows:
No tax on the first \$5000 of income, then10% on the next \$10000 plus 25% on the remainder.
How much tax is paid on an annual income of \$45000?
A \$4500
B \$8500
C \$9000
D \$11250
E \$12750

The question is HOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
18. (Original post by Confused-teen)
CIE June 2005:

This question is annoying me - I'm probably missing out something simple !
Please can somebody be the light at the end of the dark tunnel that is question 19.

19 On the island of Skilly tax is paid as follows:
No tax on the first \$5000 of income, then10% on the next \$10000 plus 25% on the remainder.
How much tax is paid on an annual income of \$45000?
A \$4500
B \$8500
C \$9000
D \$11250
E \$12750

The question is HOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
45000-5000 = 40000 taxable income.

1000 for the first 10000 ie. 10%
7500 for the rest i.e. 25% of 30000

total tax = 8500

= B

Having done my accounting exams this morning it'd be lovely if questions like this came up. doubt it though.
19. (Original post by Confused-teen)
CIE June 2005:

This question is annoying me - I'm probably missing out something simple !
Please can somebody be the light at the end of the dark tunnel that is question 19.

19 On the island of Skilly tax is paid as follows:
No tax on the first \$5000 of income, then10% on the next \$10000 plus 25% on the remainder.
How much tax is paid on an annual income of \$45000?
A \$4500
B \$8500
C \$9000
D \$11250
E \$12750

The question is HOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
it works like this:

5000 - no tax
10000 - 10% (10000*0.1=1000)

the remainder (45000-5000-10000=30000) - 25% (30000*0.25=7500)

7500+1000=8500

hm not really concise layout but u get what i mean?
20. (Original post by Confused-teen)
CIE June 2005:

This question is annoying me - I'm probably missing out something simple !
Please can somebody be the light at the end of the dark tunnel that is question 19.

19 On the island of Skilly tax is paid as follows:
No tax on the first \$5000 of income, then10% on the next \$10000 plus 25% on the remainder.
How much tax is paid on an annual income of \$45000?
A \$4500
B \$8500
C \$9000
D \$11250
E \$12750

The question is HOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
45.000

5.000 --> 0% --> \$0
10.000 --> 10% --> \$1.000
30.000 --> 25% --> \$7.500
________________________
............................\$8.5 00

edit: haha, i am way too late
21. (Original post by 09911041)
i got these in common with 2 others. am pretty sure that they are right.
in brackets i give you my personal answers for those, where we differ.
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1. B
2. B
3. A
4. C
5. C
6. A
7. B
8. D
9. (C)
10. C
11. C
12. D
13. A
14. D
15. B
16. E
17. 12/9/7/5
18. C
19. A
20. B
21. ...
22. A
23. B
24. A, C
25. (C)
26. E
27. E
28. (B)
29. B
30. (B)
31. (E)
32. (D)
33. C
34. A
35. A
36. C
37. B
38. E
39. A
40. (C)
41. B
42. A
43. (D)
44. C
45. C
46. (?)
47. D
48. D
49. D
50. B
according to that i got 38/49 i have o say im quite pleased, which is about the same as in spec and 2008 at least im consistent lol!

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