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Help Me With Gcse MathsHi, Mandy Here, I Am Doing Gcse Maths At Home With Ics? Is There Any One Out There Who Can Help Me With This? If So Leave Me A Message On Here Please It Would Be Good To Get Some Messages Back? #2 20101220 22:09:34
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHi mandy jane; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #3 20101220 22:53:48
Re: Help Me With Gcse Mathshi mandy jane, You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #4 20101221 02:35:27
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHI bob bundy, It's mandy here I am doing a home maths GCSE course with ICS and it is Specification A Syllabus number is 4306 Foundation leave with AQA ok and the Exam is June 2011? Hope you can help me out with this? Can you send me a message on here to let me know? NOW OR AS SOON AS YOU CAN PLEASE Last edited by mandy jane (20101221 02:38:01) #6 20101221 11:21:39
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHi mandy jane; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #7 20101221 20:23:26
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHi bob bundy, Mandy here do you know a good way of studdying? and do you know of any good books to buy or not? can you let me know please NOW OR AS SOON AS YOU CAN I have problums with basic algebra can you help me? #8 20101221 20:26:16
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHello mandy jane; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #9 20101221 20:26:31
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHi bobbym, mandy here again. Still very cold over here in England? How are you doing? I am having problums with basic Algebra can you help me out or not? send message NOW OR AS SOON AS YOU CAN PLEASE #10 20101221 20:27:54
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsYes, I can or some one else can. It is warm here but raining heavily. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #11 20101222 09:18:18
Re: Help Me With Gcse Mathshi mandy jane, Q2 Simplify Q3 Factorise Q4 Solve Q5 Expand Q6 Factorise Bob Last edited by bob bundy (20101222 10:54:39) You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #12 20101223 22:46:08
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHi bob, Mandy here the Answer to the question are? #13 20101223 22:53:54
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHi mandy jane; So: For Q6 What factors do both terms 3y and 12 have in common? Forget about the sign for a second. 3 is 3 * 1 and 12 is 2 * 2 * 3 So you see 3y and 12 both have 3 as a common factor. So you can pull it out. And you are done. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #14 20101223 23:02:15
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHI bobbym, Thank you for the answer to Q 5 and Q 6 it has help me. It is still cold over here down to 10 Christmas night here so it's cold ! ! What do you think of that then? send me a message NOW OR AS SOON AS YOU CAN? Last edited by mandy jane (20101223 23:05:36) #15 20101223 23:06:35
Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths10! are you serious. I never saw anything lower than 2 when I was back in the east. It is 47F here! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #16 20101223 23:10:41
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHi bob, What is a good maths book to get then for Christmas then? Let me know NOW OR AS SOON AS YOU CAN? #17 20101223 23:14:12
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHi mandy jane; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #18 20101223 23:49:51
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHi bobym when I said 10 i mean 10c ok it is 8.5c in my house which is around 40  50f ok? do you know what i am talking about? let me know which you know c or f i can do it in both ok? send message NOW OR AS SOON AS YOU CAN PLEASE Mandy #19 20101223 23:52:08
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsYes I do! In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #20 20101223 23:58:42
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHi bobbym yes i would like some help with Q1  Q4 please and how do you get the little number at the top please and do the x like two c please? send message NOW OR AS SOON AS YOU CAN? Mandy #21 20101224 00:05:51
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsThat is called latex. I do not want to complicate things right now with that. I also understand this is a test Bob Bundy is giving you so I will not give you the answers. Just some notation help.
Math is like any other language, it has rules. I know about your problem so you must try very hard to see this in the right order. Generally the number goes in front of the variable In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #22 20101224 03:37:40
Re: Help Me With Gcse Mathshi mandy jane,
Let's learn some Latex. This is the computer language that allow you do write this as Then I put p^2 for each 'p squared' math] p^2 + p^2 + p^2 [/math] Although it will take a while to learn Latex, it'll be worth it as your answers will look like 'proper maths'. Now, is your answer correct?
These are all similar and I think we need to go back to the beginning with what you are being asked to do for these. I'll cover that at the end.
Now let's look at factorising more slowly. Work out 3 x 4 + 3 x 7 = 12 + 21 = 33 But you can also add together 4 + 7 and then times the answer by 3 3 x (4 + 7) = 3 x 11 = 33. You get the same answer. So 3 x 4 + 3 x 7 = 3 x (4 + 7) = 3 x 11 This is what factorising is based on. 3 is the factor. Let's stick with numbers only for the moment and try some more. Copy and complete these by replacing the ? marks. Q7 3 x 6 + 3 x 8 = 3 x ( 6 + ? ) = 3 x ? = ?? Q8 7 x 2 + 7 x 5 = 7 x ( ? + 5 ) = 7 x ? = ?? Q9 5 x ? + 5 x 9 = 5 x ( 3 + 9 ) = ? x 12 = ?? Q10 9 x 7  9 x 5 = 9 x (?????) = ?? Q11 42 + 56 = 7 x ? + 7 x ? = 7 x ? = ? (42 and 56 are both in the what? times table) Q12 542 x 98 + 542 x 2 = 542 x (???) = ??? Once you have a clear idea what is happening with just numbers, the algebra will be easier. I've tried several ways of printing the text. Please say which is easiest for you. I'm going to make a post that will start algebra at the beginning. We are so close to Christmas; so I'll try to do it for early next week. Bob Last edited by bob bundy (20101224 04:59:03) You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei #23 20101224 04:00:33
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsHi Bob; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #24 20101224 05:10:48
Re: Help Me With Gcse MathsLatex is a pain. Sometimes it takes me longer to post than to solve the problem. But it sure looks good when you are done. In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #25 20101224 09:35:25
Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths
Hi Bobbym, what you've done is absolutely fine for enlarging LaTeX. The forum, as you may well have notice uses BB code and there are ways to enlarge the font size in BB code, however, I don't believe that this forum supports them  it's not very common to, since its rarely needed. Whilst I agree that LaTeX can make doing simple things quite a chore, it is very powerful and pretty and, if you typeset entire documents using it (as I often do) you do get used to it, lol . Wikibooks has a complete and very instructive manual which you may find helpful, mandy jane, in learning LaTeX, which would certainly make your algebra a lot clearer . 