honestly i felt the same about it... i added up my potential marks and got around 40% raw. plus to make it worse my exam room was in the middle of a hallway of classrooms where people wouldnt be quiet despite all the 'hsc exams - please be quiet' signs and this yr 8 barged into my room during my exam. i don't understand why they didnt put me in the hall with the 2u people tbh.this was so hard wtf yall think it was easy ? how lmao....im looking at about 55% raw what will this come back as a hsc mark as? i skipped almost all of 16 and 15
SameWhen you work your ass off for the past 1.5 years on 4u, doing heaps of past papers and having covered most exam style questions under the sun and averaging 90+ in most past papers. And then you go into the exam and nerves take over and you freeze.
1.5 years of working so that i can get 97+.
Now i'm not even sure i'll get an e4.
You'll probably get 1-2 marks (I think 1 because 2 seems too much, but not sure.)For the inequalities question, I just showed this, how many marks would it get? It doesn't prove for 0<x<1, only for x≥1. Maybe 1/3 or 2/3? :/
add 2x√x to both sides
x^3-x^2+2x√x ≥ x-1+2x√x
x^3+1+2√x ≥ x^2 +x + 2x√x
(x√x +1)^2 ≥ (x+√x)^2
x√x+1 ≥ x+√x
I initiated my working like this:
Basically your best hope is to hope the markers assumed you were trying to prove it only for x >= 1 and that they'll give some marks for that (because that's what you actually did, mathematically speaking.).I initiated my working like this:
Consider x≥1 (as we are given x≥0)
(followed by the working I showed you above)
It's rather badly worded, as it seems like I'm getting the fact x≥1 as we are given x≥0 which virtually makes no sense......But I hope they overlook that somehow. Or perhaps interpret the statement as "This guy is proving true for x≥1 because at least he knows x≥0."
Well I hope they give me benefit of the doubt. I hope it's not naive to consider that 1 mark is already guaranteed - and that this is a dilemma between 1 or 2 marks.Basically your best hope is to hope the markers assumed you were trying to prove it only for x >= 1 and that they'll give some marks for that (because that's what you actually did, mathematically speaking.).
I'm not sure but that might depend on whether you tried to claim you'd proved it for all x ≥ 0 (that's why I asked if you'd made it clear you weren't).Well I hope they give me benefit of the doubt. I hope it's not naive to consider that 1 mark is already guaranteed - and that this is a dilemma between 1 or 2 marks.