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yeah, the alcohol question i had to stop myself and read over it again, then cross out my answer and do it again...did you do it for drink/min or alcohol/min?
 

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i did drink/min...why would u have to calculate alcohol per minute???

was it less than 2 mL a minute? i didn't do the alcohol/min so i dunno

it specifically said mililitreS! i capitalised the s. cos they stated plural!

no dodgy wording there. as far as i can see.
 
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I did alcohol. I also thought the time zone question's wording was a bit iffy (although other people are going to disagree on that, based on what I've seen).
But overall, I thought it was one of the best maths exams I've done, in terms of actually getting across what they wanted you to answer - I don't really have high expectations of maths exams any longer, mind you.
 

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Kiim2507 said:
I did 0.2 whatever that was lol

I did:
20.625mL = 1.6 standard drinks
Therefore 1 standard drink = 12.89...mL
12.89...mL/hour
= 0.214...mL / minute

I think thats what I did
yeah thats waht i did... worked it out to 1 standard drink n then worked from there...
 

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Reading it back I think it is drink per minute
Damn :(
Oh well hopefully they'll accept both because it wasn't very clear

375mL = 1.6 SDs
1SD = 234.375mL
234.375mL / hour
= 3.90625mL / min

Is that right?

Damn you BoS lol
 

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Kiim2507 said:
Reading it back I think it is drink per minute
Damn :(
Oh well hopefully they'll accept both because it wasn't very clear

375mL = 1.6 SDs
1SD = 234.375mL
234.375mL / hour
= 3.90625mL / min

Is that right?
thats what i did...
 

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Kiim2507 said:
Reading it back I think it is drink per minute
Damn :(
Oh well hopefully they'll accept both because it wasn't very clear

375mL = 1.6 SDs
1SD = 234.375mL
234.375mL / hour
= 3.90625mL / min

Is that right?

Damn you BoS lol
Exactly my answer :)
 

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they didn't have 'end of question...' in one of the questions so i accidentally started answering a new question in the same book which i was quite annoyed about....lol
 

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i also started writing into the same booklet

i had to get new booklets

STOOOPID
 

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Kimia2409 said:
they didn't have 'end of question...' in one of the questions so i accidentally started answering a new question in the same book which i was quite annoyed about....lol
YEAH i thought that as well.
I was like oh am i going to have space and then i noticed i would. :D
I think it was 27 that didn't say end of question 27
 

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i got a feeling they are gonna revise the revised hsc

or deleted this course and go out wid a bang

or they just wanna "amp" up the general maths level

still wishing i did 2U...even if i got 65's it wuld scale better :(
 

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Yeah some was weird.
Also that question with the 5 cards with numbers...and then it asks how many numbers you can make. Then there's a question or two that ask the probability of the 'numbers' and I wasn't sure if it was the numbers on the card or the numbers the card made. :s
 

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Hmmm yeah this exam was okay
I agree that some of the wording in it was dodgy at times
I cant think of the question right now
But i had to re-read it a few times till it clicked

Think there will be much scaling if any?
 

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hopefully a lot of scaling.
Our maths teacher assured us there would be anyway.

But some of the wording was terrible. I spent a lot of my time trying to firgure out what exactly the questions were asking.
 

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