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March 04, 2021, 04:27:09 pm

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Working out for exam 2
« on: November 14, 2020, 06:04:51 pm »
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Does algebra solver on CAS count as working out?? I’m terrible at algebra - can I just put ‘solve for x(“my equation”)’? Would that count as working out? Or do I have to actually do the algebra and write down the steps ?

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Re: Working out for exam 2
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2020, 07:13:49 pm »
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Does algebra solver on CAS count as working out?? I’m terrible at algebra - can I just put ‘solve for x(“my equation”)’? Would that count as working out? Or do I have to actually do the algebra and write down the steps ?
If it is a one marker, giving the answer will be fine. However, if it a 'show' question (2 marks) I would suggest showing how you solved for 'x' just to be safe. For example, in the 2019 Exam 2, Q8b was a 'show' question and the exam report stated that students needed to show some form of arithmetic calculation.
« Last Edit: November 14, 2020, 07:17:19 pm by ActivationEnergy »

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Re: Working out for exam 2
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2020, 09:57:23 pm »
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Does algebra solver on CAS count as working out?? I’m terrible at algebra - can I just put ‘solve for x(“my equation”)’? Would that count as working out? Or do I have to actually do the algebra and write down the steps ?
If the question is worth 2 marks show at least 1 line of working out + the answer.