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# A-Level H1 / H2 Maths Salvation Has Come To The Temple!

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Tuition given in the topic of H1/H2 (A Level) Maths Tutor from the desk of at 10:20 am (Singapore time)

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Mr Loi, with something very complex
beneath that cap

Hello everyone.

This is Mr Loi and I’m a full-time tutor with more than 13 years of experience, specializing in A-Level H1 & H2 Mathematics.

I’ve been roped in recently to help out at Miss Loi’s Temple, and given that my sister is currently busy with calling up everyone on her long waiting list, I’ve been given extra work asked to write something on this blog in her absence.

Having just gone through some of the lamest most bizarre articles I’ve ever seen on this blog, ermm … I really don’t know where to start.

But since the H2 Maths Paper 2 is going to be held tomorrow, I thought I might just leave you with a list of pure maths topics that didn’t appear in Paper 1 (and what I think might come out in Paper 2):

• Inequalities (Modulus Function)
• Parametric Equations (Tangent/Normal, Volume of Revolution & possibly together with Integration by substitution/part)
• Complex Numbers (Argand Diagrams, Loci)
• Recurrence Relationships (Limit/Convergence) – 见机行事吧!
• Matrices/System of Equations (Application-based)
• Partial Fractions (Binomial Expansion)
• Σ Notation (Method of Difference)
• Differential Equations (Application-based)
• Functions/Graph Transformation

At the same time, I’ve also worked out the solutions for Tuesday’s H2 Maths Paper 1. Do check if they tally with your answers and inform me if you have discover any mistake. Also, like what my sister have said, feel free to discuss in the comments below should you disagree with any of the answers/methods described within.

GCE A-Level October/November 2008 H2 Maths (9740) Paper 1 Solutions

Ok that’s all from me for now. Happy revising your tutorials and all the best for your Paper 2 tomorrow!

P.S. I find that baseball cap pretty lame and silly. I will try to get the designer to remove it from my head soon.

### Revision Exercise

To show that you have understood what Miss Loi just taught you from the centre, you must:

1. Kenny commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
6
Thu
1:34pm

1

hey, can u reconfirm your answer on Qn 10 part b, regarding the total money in the bank at the end of 2 years. Apparently, the 1st term of the GP is omitted. Thx a lot.

2. Someone commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
6
Thu
7:19pm

2

shouldn't one leave question 1 in surd form?

3. marc commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
6
Thu
7:37pm
4. kid commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
6
Thu
7:49pm

4

hey answer for question 10b ii) and iii) is wrong. apparently the first term is 1.02 not 1.

5. marc commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
6
Thu
9:27pm

5

yes yes its 10(1.02)(1.02^n - 1)/(1.02-1)

6. Mr Loi Friend Mr Loi on Facebook commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
7
Fri
12:37am

6

Alright guys, I've modified the workings for questions 10(ii)(b) and 10(ii)(c) to include the first term of 1.02 (as brought up by Kenny and highlighted by kid & marc) and changed the answers accordingly.

Thanks for your feedback and do highlight if you find any further part(s) that needs to be amended.

P.S. Someone: It wasn't stated explicitly in Qn 1 to find the exact value of a, so it should be ok to leave the answer in 3sf.

All the best for tomorrow!

7. sara commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
7
Fri
4:23pm

7

Hi,will u be putting up the ans to paper 2 h2 maths?

8. sara commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
7
Fri
8:10pm

8

I really hope u put it up soon!!
Thankss! =)

9. Simeng commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
8
Sat
10:56am

9

OMG. the paper was soooooooooo easy. I'm quite pissed off i got 89 marks tho' 🙁 looks like ACJC's maths is really not bad. 🙂 way to go ACJC! go check out my blog kk? it's http://www.hergetaway.wordpress.com

10. someone commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
8
Sat
11:48am
11. someone commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
8
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11:48am
12. simeng. commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
8
Sat
1:08pm

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hello mr loi. i am the real simeng. i didn't tag the above comment. haha. i guess that someone's really childish and so he used my name t flame me. please delete that comment and the subsequent comments made by 'Simeng.' okay? thankyou so much. (:

and thankyou for the answers! i think i did pretty badly actually. =S

OH. and. can u please send his email to my email account? this person has been constantly flamming me on my blog using the name clara, and he has insulted my family and all my friends. haha. thankyou.

13. simeng. commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
8
Sat
1:09pm
14. vivian commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
8
Sat
3:00pm

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15. joanna commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
8
Sat
3:09pm
16. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
9
Sun
2:03am
17. Mr Loi Friend Mr Loi on Facebook commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
9
Sun
2:42am
18. dude commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
9
Sun
7:52pm

18

lol, its all over. Why are u all so anxious? 🙂

19. alevel student commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
10
Mon
12:25am

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thanks for posting the answers up!
and the information has been really useful 😀

20. simeng commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
11
Tue
5:21pm

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actually, im not sorry at all. i have enjoyed a surge in blog readership. if theres anything i should be sorry for, im just sorry for the face that i have...

21. h1 student! commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
11
Tue
9:32pm

21

hi there, will you be posting up answers for the H1 math paper?

22. Ann commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
14
Fri
10:51am

22

Hi

Do you have 2008 o 'level mcq answer for biology?

23. maths commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
15
Sat
9:46am

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For qn 10 (i), if you read carefully, the question is not asking for the sum of terms even though they asked what is the total amount.
Look. at jan: \$ 10
Feb: \$ 13
so when will his account have \$ 2000? the method of doing should be looking for the term that is \$2000 and not the sum of terms. i clarified this with a teacher.

24. simeng commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
15
Sat
7:47pm

24

Thought i’d leave a familiar number behind. ….7276.

25. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
16
Sun
12:56am

25

Hmmm ... is there a split personality roaming around this blog??? *jots down number to buy for 4D tomorrow*

h1 student: Please hold while Miss Loi goes give Mr Loi a kick!

Ann: In case you're not yet aware, they're already out!

26. Mr Loi Friend Mr Loi on Facebook commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
16
Sun
2:26pm

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Mr maths: I fully understand where you and your 'cher are coming from. First let me reproduce question 10(i) in its entirety:

A student saves \$10 on 1 January 2009. On the first day of each subsequent month she saves \$3 more than in the previous month, so that she saves \$13 on 1 February 2009, \$16 on 1 March 2009, and so on. On what date will she first have saved over \$2000 in total? [5]

The way I read it is:
She saves \$10 on 1 Jan i.e. she puts in \$10
She saves \$13 on 1 Feb i.e. she puts in \$13
She saves \$16 on 1 Mar i.e. she puts in \$16
...

∴ based on what the question says, saving over \$2000 in total ⇒ she has put in over \$2000 in total ⇒ \$10 + \$13 + \$16 ... > \$2000 i.e.

> 2000

But if you are to look for the term that is \$2000 i.e.

> 2000

you're in fact looking at the month whereby she PUTS in \$2000 for that month, which is different from saving over \$2000 in total.

27. Mr Loi Friend Mr Loi on Facebook commented in tuition class

2008
Nov
25
Tue
5:29pm

27

h1 student! Sorry for the delay. If you still have the question paper with you, do check with my set of 2008 Oct/Nov H1 Maths suggested solutions which I've finally put up after literally receiving a kick from my sister (really!)

28. JC student-to-be commented in tuition class

2009
Jul
21
Tue
11:08am

28

Mr Loi how to contact you? I have a friend who's going to JC next year and wants to do maths tuition with you, but is scared your slots fill up too quickly.

29. Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class

2009
Jul
22
Wed
12:46pm

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To reach Miss Loi's (much doted on) brother, most have to 过大姐这关 i.e. contact Miss Loi first.

Anyway just emailed you 😉

30. Jt commented in tuition class

2010
Oct
23
Sat
11:01pm

30

Hi I'm wondering if u guys have the solutions for 2007 A'level H2 maths 9740 for both paper 1 and 2

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