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C2 January 2012 Mark Scheme

# C2 January 2012 Mark Scheme

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Mark Scheme (Results)January 2012GCE MathematicsCore Mathematics 2 (6664)

Edexcel and BTEC Qualifications
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SOME GENERAL PRINCIPLES FOR C2 MARKING
(But the particular mark scheme always takes precedence)
Method mark for solving 3 term quadratic:
1. Factorisation
c pqq x p xcbx x
=++=++
where),)(()(
2
= …
amnc pqqnx pmxcbxax
==++=++
andwhere),)(()(
2
= …2. FormulaAttempt to use correct formula (with values for
,
and
).3. Completing the squareSolving
0
2
=++
cbx x
:
0,02
2
=±±  ⎠ ⎞⎝ ⎛ ±
qcqb x
= …
Use of a formula
Where a method involves using a formula that has been learnt, the advice given in recent examiners’reports is that the formula should be quoted first.Normal marking procedure is as follows:Method mark for quoting a correct formula and attempting to use it, even if there are mistakes in thesubstitution of values (but refer to the mark scheme first… the application of this principle may vary).Where the formula is not quoted, the method mark can be gained by implication from correct workingwith values, but will be lost if there is any mistake in the working.
Equation of a straight line
Apply the following conditions to the M mark for the equation of a line through
),(
ba
:If the
and
are the wrong way round the M mark can still be given if a correct formula is seen,(e.g.
)(
11
x xm y y
=
) otherwise M0.If (
,
) is substituted into
cmx y
+=
to find
, the M mark is for attempting this.