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2008
Thu
6
Nov

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 The Higher Council at 10:20 am (Singapore time)
Mr Loi

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.

A-Level Oct/Nov 2008 H2 Maths Paper 1 Solutions

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

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.

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30 Comments

  1. Kenny's Avatar
    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's Avatar
    Someone commented in tuition class


    2008
    Nov
    6
    Thu
    7:19pm
     
    2

    shouldn't one leave question 1 in surd form?

  3. marc's Avatar
    marc commented in tuition class


    2008
    Nov
    6
    Thu
    7:37pm
  4. kid's Avatar
    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's Avatar
    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's Avatar
    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's Avatar
    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's Avatar
    sara commented in tuition class


    2008
    Nov
    7
    Fri
    8:10pm
     
    8

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

  9. Simeng's Avatar
    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's Avatar
    someone commented in tuition class


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


    2008
    Nov
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  12. simeng.'s Avatar
    simeng. commented in tuition class


    2008
    Nov
    8
    Sat
    1:08pm
     
    12

    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.'s Avatar
    simeng. commented in tuition class


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


    2008
    Nov
    8
    Sat
    3:00pm
     
    14

    when will the paper 2 answers be uploaded?

  15. joanna's Avatar
    joanna commented in tuition class


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


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


    2008
    Nov
    9
    Sun
    2:42am
  18. dude's Avatar
    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's Avatar
    alevel student commented in tuition class


    2008
    Nov
    10
    Mon
    12:25am
     
    19

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

  20. simeng's Avatar
    simeng commented in tuition class


    2008
    Nov
    11
    Tue
    5:21pm
     
    20

    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!'s Avatar
    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's Avatar
    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's Avatar
    maths commented in tuition class


    2008
    Nov
    15
    Sat
    9:46am
     
    23

    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's Avatar
    simeng commented in tuition class


    2008
    Nov
    15
    Sat
    7:47pm
     
    24

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

  25. Miss Loi's Avatar
    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's Avatar
    Mr Loi Friend Mr Loi on Facebook commented in tuition class


    2008
    Nov
    16
    Sun
    2:26pm
     
    26

    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.

    S_n = {n/2}delim{[}{2a+(n-1)d}{]} > 2000

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

    T_n = a + (n-1)d > 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's Avatar
    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's Avatar
    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's Avatar
    Miss Loi Friend Miss Loi on Facebook @MissLoi commented in tuition class


    2009
    Jul
    22
    Wed
    12:46pm
     
    29

    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's Avatar
    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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