# General Thoughts: Mathematics Ext 1 (1 Viewer)

#### alexobern

##### Member
Anyone know if not putting units would lose a mark? realised throughout the test i hadn't put any units, such as the time of concentration, or the km/h rate thing? also, if i had t=something (which was long and untidied, but right) and put that in my calculator incorrectly to get a wrong simplified answer, that would lose a mark or two right?

#### 7eleven

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Anyone know if not putting units would lose a mark? realised throughout the test i hadn't put any units, such as the time of concentration, or the km/h rate thing? also, if i had t=something (which was long and untidied, but right) and put that in my calculator incorrectly to get a wrong simplified answer, that would lose a mark or two right?
The markers are usually fussy about the units in 2 unit, but not so much in 3 and 4 unit. So, no, i doubt they'll take of marks for not specifying the units

#### lol12345

##### New Member
if i wrote x=1 and x=3 for the inverse question instead of the points (1,1) and (3,3) will i lose marks?
and for the binomials. i wrote it is a multiple of 4 and n>0 but i didnt include 0 so will i lose that mark as well?

#### freeeeee

##### Member
@ lol ^, the question said coordinates, so you could possibly lose a mark sorry

#### lol12345

##### New Member
but on the sketch i labelled (1,1) and (3,3) as the intercept so will i still lose it?

#### RishBonjour

##### Well-Known Member
but on the sketch i labelled (1,1) and (3,3) as the intercept so will i still lose it?
yep, you lose marks man. bad luck.
But this test was basically about eliminating silly mistakes such as this. as someone above said, thats what separates a 70/70 and 65

#### phoenix515

##### New Member
Can someone pls upload the paper
Thanks

#### lonelynight99

##### Member
Stop worrying people, u still get some mark if you show some steps of your working out, and they also carry on your mistake, so you'll be fine

#### osak23

##### Member
farken for the parabola finding the focus
i got a=4/k or something
and drew the parabola..
when i wrote the focus down (4/k,0) when it was the other way around...?/
will i still get a mark?i drew the fken parabola alrdy as well!!

what does a 50/70 scale up to as well

#### simskee

##### Demon
farken for the parabola finding the focus
i got a=4/k or something
and drew the parabola..
when i wrote the focus down (4/k,0) when it was the other way around...?/
will i still get a mark?i drew the fken parabola alrdy as well!!

what does a 50/70 scale up to as well
I don't think you'll get the mark buddy! sorry D:

#### deswa1

##### Well-Known Member
farken for the parabola finding the focus
i got a=4/k or something
and drew the parabola..
when i wrote the focus down (4/k,0) when it was the other way around...?/
will i still get a mark?i drew the fken parabola alrdy as well!!

what does a 50/70 scale up to as well
No you won't get the mark- its a one mark question so if you get it wrong, you get it wrong lol. And 50/70 will probs be a tiny bit below 90, but I'm not really sure tbh- sorry

#### fleximobile

##### New Member
Can't remember exact working, but I did the RCos(theta - alpha) thing

#### Kingportable

##### Member
I barely averaged 45% (no weighting) and got 39/50 in the exam very happy and opened up many opportunities more easily. That said the exact was very easy i was very tired coming in to the exam and did the third part thinking it was a the second and lost like like 10 minutes. Man just wondering what could had been haha. Very late i just got around to doing this =)

#### G0

##### New Member
Reckon this year's 4u exam will be harder or easier?

#### G0

##### New Member
Im getting 49% in my school mark so far...