# General Thoughts: Mathematics Extension 1 (1 Viewer)

#### sida1049

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Whoops, I Band 6'd English in a maths thread.

#### Drsoccerball

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Let us rek you and I,
When the Band 6 is spread out against the sky
Like a student etherised upon a syllabus;
Let us go, through these half-deserted sheets
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights of binomial theorems
And probability with perms and combs:
Markers which see through our tedious argument
Of unsatisfactory content
To lead you to an overwhelming question...
Oh, do not ask, "What's the Band 6 cutoff"
Let us go and work out butt off.
Better than my creative tbh...

#### kawaiipotato

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Let us rek you and I,
When the Band 6 is spread out against the sky
Like a student etherised upon a syllabus;
Let us go, through these half-deserted sheets
The muttering retreats
Of restless nights of binomial theorems
And probability with perms and combs:
Markers which see through our tedious argument
Of unsatisfactory content
To lead you to an overwhelming question...
Oh, do not ask, "What's the Band 6 cutoff"
Let us go and work out butt off.
lol Did you actually make that up just then..???

#### sida1049

##### Well-Known Member
lol Did you actually make that up just then..???
(I might have taken some slight inspiration from T.S Eliot.)

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#### Drsoccerball

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(I might have ripped off T.S Eliot.)
You should've wrote that in white lol.

##### gone ghost
if I wrote the CORRECT answer somewhere in my working out but then when I restated it under it away from the mess of algebra INCORRECTLY (I think I left the 1/2 off) would I lose a mark??? this is such a dumb mistake I'm not forgiving myself

#### Carrotsticks

##### Retired
if I wrote the CORRECT answer somewhere in my working out but then when I restated it under it away from the mess of algebra INCORRECTLY (I think I left the 1/2 off) would I lose a mark??? this is such a dumb mistake I'm not forgiving myself
Transcription error, you'll still get the mark (assuming the marker spotted the correct answer in your working out).

##### gone ghost
Transcription error, you'll still get the mark (assuming the marker spotted the correct answer in your working out).
Thank you!!

#### Drongoski

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(Belatedly) Just saw the paper.

Appears to be a really easy paper this year.

#### thomasdo1

##### Member
If only the last question was a harder projectile or binomial, it's not skill, it's silly mistakes that separate people

#### tiffany99

##### New Member
So what do you guys think a 62/70 allign to?.... my stupid silly mistakes

Will i make an E4?

#### Carrotsticks

##### Retired
So what do you guys think a 62/70 allign to?.... my stupid silly mistakes

Will i make an E4?
Definitely E4. As for what mark it aligns to, I am estimating 94-95. Leaning more towards 94.

#### luhanbby

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if I got 59/70, would it align to like 86 or something?

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Thank youu!!!

#### photastic

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if I got 59/70, would it align to like 86 or something?

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Maybe considering the exam was easier than previous years because that mark would've earned you an E4 for every other year so who knows.

#### luhanbby

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Maybe considering the exam was easier than previous years because that mark would've earned you an E4 for every other year so who knows.
hmmm I know like pretty much everyone on here did well but truthfully from a public school ranked in top 100, my friends didn't really do that well and these are the 'top kids' of 2u and 3u. I think most people dropped the 4 marks for binomial and couldn't solve the last 2 parts of projectile. The 4U kids aced it though LOL. I mean I would be grateful if 59/70 is e4 but if not an e3 is fine too I guess hahah

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#### Librah

hmmm I know like pretty much everyone on here did well but truthfully from a public school ranked in top 100, my friends didn't really do that well and these are the 'top kids' of 2u and 3u. I think most people dropped the 4 marks for binomial and couldn't solve the last 2 parts of projectile. The 4U kids aced it though LOL. I mean I would be grateful if 59/70 is e4 but if not an e3 is fine too I guess hahah

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nah 59/70 will most likely be 90-93. The aligned marks change quite drastically compared to 4u. Every raw mark or 2 will raise your exam mark by like 1-2. Then again, this years exam was really easy.

#### thomasdo1

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They most likely made the paper easier intentionally in response to the decreasing number of students taking calculus courses.

The last time a moderately difficult binomial question was put in the paper was 2011 HSC.

This is what happened as a result: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/hsc-students-maths-paper--cruel-and-difficult-20111027-1mlg1.html

If they were prepared they would have known that to get rid of odds you let x=-1 , pretty common textbook questions to multiply everything by x too, and yeah I can understand, considering I read somewhere that the median atar in some year was 69