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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4260 on: July 11, 2019, 05:49:56 am »
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Hey, think this is the right forum.
Can you help me understand why the second derivative of dy/dx is d^2y/dx^2 not dy^2/dx^2
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« Reply #4261 on: July 11, 2019, 10:51:27 am »
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It's just mathematical convention for the notation of the second derivative. dx^2 is literally the square of the differential. So dy^2/dx^2 would actually be (dy/dx)^2, which is the square of the first derivative. This is not the same as the second derivative, which is completely different. As a result, the notation d^2y/dx^2 is used to avoid confusion.
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« Reply #4262 on: July 11, 2019, 02:39:05 pm »
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Can someone please help with this motion question?
A particle is moving in a straight line so that its displacement x cm over time t seconds is given by x = t [square root (49-t^2)].
A) For how many seconds does the particle travel? Answer: 7s
B) How far does the particle move altogether? Answer: 49cm

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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4263 on: July 11, 2019, 08:34:43 pm »
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It's just mathematical convention for the notation of the second derivative. dx^2 is literally the square of the differential. So dy^2/dx^2 would actually be (dy/dx)^2, which is the square of the first derivative. This is not the same as the second derivative, which is completely different. As a result, the notation d^2y/dx^2 is used to avoid confusion.

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« Reply #4264 on: July 12, 2019, 11:32:26 am »
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Hey guys, this multi has me stuck i cant work it out. Help is much appreciated. Thanks :)


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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4265 on: July 12, 2019, 01:27:42 pm »
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Can someone please help with this motion question?
A particle is moving in a straight line so that its displacement x cm over time t seconds is given by x = t [square root (49-t^2)].
A) For how many seconds does the particle travel? Answer: 7s
B) How far does the particle move altogether? Answer: 49cm

It's pretty clear from the square root function that t must be strictly less than or equal to 7, and since t cannot be negative, the particle is in motion between t=0 and t=7, hence it is in motion for 7 seconds.

For the second question, we find that:

Sub that value of t back into the original equation, and you'll find the particle travels there and back to the origin for a total of 49cm.

Hey guys, this multi has me stuck i cant work it out. Help is much appreciated. Thanks :)

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« Reply #4266 on: July 13, 2019, 01:31:09 pm »
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Hi! For this question, I keep receiving 148 687.50 when the answers say $163 907.81. Where am I going wrong?

Rachel starts working for a business at the beginning of 2005. If she retires at the end of 2034, how much superannuation will she have if $1000 is invested at the beginning of each year at 9.5% p.a.?

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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4267 on: July 13, 2019, 01:43:27 pm »
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Hi! For this question, I keep receiving 148 687.50 when the answers say $163 907.81. Where am I going wrong?

Rachel starts working for a business at the beginning of 2005. If she retires at the end of 2034, how much superannuation will she have if $1000 is invested at the beginning of each year at 9.5% p.a.?

Hey! This question has a tiny little trick to it! Great job on finding $148 687.50. Everything you have done is correct except the total number of years. Look at the bit where the questions mentions the number of years:
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If she retires at the end of 2034...
That means that we must account for an extra year as well. This would mean that n=30, not n=29. We would get the answer $163 907.81 if we use n=30. I thought of this first but then dismissed it, and then got the same answer as you. When I used n=30, I got the correct answer.

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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4268 on: July 16, 2019, 07:58:43 pm »
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Hi guys, I'm having trouble with answering this question 16, quite unsure where to start even
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« Reply #4269 on: July 16, 2019, 08:07:27 pm »
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Hi guys, I'm having trouble with answering this question 16, quite unsure where to start even
(a) pretty much try substituting those two quardinates into the equation - make two simultaneous equation and then solve. Try doing this for now!
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« Reply #4270 on: July 16, 2019, 09:11:35 pm »
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(a) pretty much try substituting those two quardinates into the equation - make two simultaneous equation and then solve. Try doing this for now!

Ahhh, yup after doing that, I was able to work thorugh the rest of the question with ease. Thank you!
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« Reply #4271 on: July 16, 2019, 09:23:05 pm »
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Ahhh, yup after doing that, I was able to work thorugh the rest of the question with ease. Thank you!
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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4272 on: July 17, 2019, 01:44:44 pm »
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Hi there!

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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4273 on: July 19, 2019, 11:16:27 am »
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Can someone please help me w these 2 loan repayment questions:
A loan of $6000 over 5 years at 15% p.a. interest, charged monthly, is paid back in 5 annual instalments.
(a) What is the amount of each instalment?


The Smith family buys a car for $38 000, paying a 10% deposit and taking a loan out for the balance. if the loan is over 5yrs with interest of 1.5% monthly, find amount of each monthly repayment.
--> with this question, I took away the amount paid for the deposit and then answered how I normally would, but I still couldn't get the answer.

thanks! :)

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Re: Mathematics Question Thread
« Reply #4274 on: July 19, 2019, 01:11:53 pm »
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Can someone please help me w these 2 loan repayment questions:
A loan of $6000 over 5 years at 15% p.a. interest, charged monthly, is paid back in 5 annual instalments.
(a) What is the amount of each instalment?


The Smith family buys a car for $38 000, paying a 10% deposit and taking a loan out for the balance. if the loan is over 5yrs with interest of 1.5% monthly, find amount of each monthly repayment.
--> with this question, I took away the amount paid for the deposit and then answered how I normally would, but I still couldn't get the answer.

thanks! :)
For a), make sure you divide 0.15 by 12, as the question states 'monthly' (12 months in 1 year). Let P = 6000, let M be instalments, and let An be amount owing (equals zero if all is paid back). Now An = P*1.0125^n - M(1.0125^n - 1)/0.0125, then do some simple algebraic manipulation and sub in An = 0, n = 60 months, P = 6000. You should get $142.74.
For b), don't take away the amount paid for the deposit. Take P = 38000 - (38000*0.1) = 34200, and repeat the same process as for a), except for the fact that you are finding M. Have a go, and ask for more help if you need it :)
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