Math Is Fun Forum
  Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun.   Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ • π ƒ -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

#326 2012-06-10 01:15:04

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Just looking now, please stay on for a mo

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#327 2012-06-10 01:22:39

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

hi Mandy,

I just wanted to check the question in your post and the question on the assignment sheet

They are not the same!

On the assignment sheet it says

and

But you have written * for times not / for divide.

Your answers are not correct either way.  Not the rounding ... the actual answers off the calculator.

So which version of the question is correct?  And how are you calculating these?

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#328 2012-06-10 01:29:08

mandy jane
Member
Registered: 2010-09-23
Posts: 882

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

the quistion are (C) 28.243 / 2.6 to 2 dec places
                        (D) 0.25 / 4.5 to 2 sig.figures
So how do you do these then? can you show me and send message back now please?

Offline

#329 2012-06-10 01:33:48

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Use a calculator!!

got to go out for ten minutes.

back soon

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#330 2012-06-10 01:37:24

mandy jane
Member
Registered: 2010-09-23
Posts: 882

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

the answers are (C) 10.8626931 and (D) 0.055555555 are they right or not? let me know please?

Offline

#331 2012-06-10 01:55:47

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

I'm back.  just checking.  please stay on line

bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#332 2012-06-10 02:09:09

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

hi Mandy,

Ok both calculations are correct.

But they have to be rounded off.

example.  The Electricity company does an accurate calculation for you bill and gets £85.862775

But you cannot pay this exactly as there are no coins that small!  It has to be rounded to the nearest penny or 2 decimal places.

So they call it £85.86 and forget the rest.

That's how rounding works.

So, look at the number line below.  I have shown the bit between 10.86 and 10.87

Your number is 10.8626931.

Look at the three coloured lines, red, green and black.  Which one marks the correct position for 10.8626931 ?

If you are not sure, go to the Zoomable Number Line at

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/number-line-zoom.html

and move to show the number line like I have.

Then zoom in until 10.862 is showing.  Now answer the question about the coloured lines.

Bob

View Image: rounding one.gif

You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#333 2012-06-10 02:15:10

mandy jane
Member
Registered: 2010-09-23
Posts: 882

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

the answer is the red line? am i right  send answer back now?

Offline

#334 2012-06-10 02:19:39

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Are you just guessing?

Have you looked at the Zoomable Number Line page?

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#335 2012-06-10 02:22:37

mandy jane
Member
Registered: 2010-09-23
Posts: 882

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

i have look at the zoomable number line page so was i right? send answer back know please?

Offline

#336 2012-06-10 02:29:28

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

No.  You are not right.

Look at my picture below.

I have zoomed in to show where 10.862 lies on the line.  The 2 gives you the clue.

10.862.... is much closer to 10.86 than it is to 10.87.

So you should have said the green line.

That means the answewr to the rounding off question is 10.86

Do you understand?

Bob

View Image: rounding two.gif

You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#337 2012-06-10 02:34:35

mandy jane
Member
Registered: 2010-09-23
Posts: 882

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Hi bob bundy i do understand i forgot to look at the next number along ok? What is next then? send message now please?

Offline

#338 2012-06-10 02:37:50

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Before we go on, let’s do some practice with rounding to 2 decimal places

For each question,  use the Zoomable Number Line to look at the number.

Decide which number it is nearer to.  That is the correct rounding off.

Q1)   10.573  (nearer to 10.57  or nearer to 10.58 ? )

Q2)   15.237 (nearer to 15.23  or nearer to 15.24 ? )

Q3)   7.881  (nearer to 7.88  or to 7.89 ? )

Q4)   45.047134  (nearer to 45.04  or to 45.05 ? )

Q5)  7.555555 (nearer to 7.55 or to 7.56 ? )

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#339 2012-06-10 02:40:36

mandy jane
Member
Registered: 2010-09-23
Posts: 882

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Hi bob bundy I will have these done for you by tomorrow morning ok? if any think els send me a message with them. send message back if you like?

Offline

#340 2012-06-10 02:43:52

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Have a look at

http://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/rounding-tool.html

This will allow you to set the number of decimal places to 2.

You can type a number, click => to see the computer's answer to compare with yours.

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#341 2012-06-10 22:23:55

mandy jane
Member
Registered: 2010-09-23
Posts: 882

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Hi bob bundy mandy here with my answer to quistion 338 they are (Q1) 10.57 (Q2) 15.237 (Q3) 7.881 (Q4) 45.05 (Q5) 7.55 send message and let me know if i am right or not?

Offline

#342 2012-06-10 22:37:21

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

hi Mandy

Q1) 10.57      Correct, well done!
(Q2) 15.237   Not correct.  Answer should be 15.23 or 15.24
(Q3) 7.881     Not correct. Answer should be 7.88 or 7.89
(Q4) 45.05    Correct, well done!
(Q5) 7.55      Not correct.  The number in the question is just over half way between 7.55 and 7.56

After you have corrected these please practise some more at

http://www.mathsisfun.com/rounding-numbers.html

Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you will find 10 questions for you to try.

Keep trying them until you can get 10/10

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#343 2012-06-10 22:47:45

mandy jane
Member
Registered: 2010-09-23
Posts: 882

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Hi bob bundy the answer are (Q2) is 15.24 (Q3) is 7.88 (Q5) is 7.555 am i right or not? send answer now please?

Offline

#344 2012-06-11 00:01:06

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

hi Mandy

Q2) is 15.24    Correct, well done!
(Q3) is 7.88     Correct, well done!
(Q5) is 7.555   Not correct.  All of these questions asked for 2 decimal places.  Your answer still has 3.
The number 7.555555 lies just over half way between 7.55 and 7.56  When you round off, you have to chose the number which is nearest.
So which is it nearer to,   7.55 or 7.56 ? 

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#345 2012-06-11 01:10:40

mandy jane
Member
Registered: 2010-09-23
Posts: 882

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Hi bob the answer to (Q5) is 7.56 am I right this time? Now what should I do then? send message now please?

Offline

#346 2012-06-11 02:01:40

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Hurray!  All correct.  But I have suggested you do some practice on rounding.  Also there's still the fractions.

By my reckoning you should be able to correct everything in Q1 and Q2 from your assignment.

Get the above topics sorted and then we'll move on to Q3.

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#347 2012-06-12 19:44:47

mandy jane
Member
Registered: 2010-09-23
Posts: 882

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Hi bob bundy mandy here yes i would like the times table program you have as it sounds fun? Do you think i am good at maths just wondered? Send message back now please?

Offline

#348 2012-06-12 19:55:26

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

The times table program is available on my website.  I'll email you details.

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#349 2012-06-13 22:05:33

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

hi Mandy,

Here's the screen shot I couldn't email.

Bob

View Image: which windows.gif

You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

#350 2012-06-13 22:33:32

bob bundy
Moderator
Registered: 2010-06-20
Posts: 6,092

Re: Help Me With Gcse Maths

Here's the latest screen shot.

Bob

View Image: which software.GIF

You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB