ADDITIONAL MATHEMATICS

3472/1 AND 3472/2
ANSWERING TECHNIQUES
&
Paper 1 and Paper 2
If you think it’s hard ….
Challenge it !!!
1. Show ……working………….. for questions with 2 or more marks.
2. Copy the formula ………correctly………….……
3. Transfer answer from the working space to the answer space …carefully.………..
4. Write only ……one….. answer in the answer space ( except when ask for more)
5. The final answer, if round off is needed, must be at least
………4 sig. fig.……. or as …stated….. by the question.
6. Attempt every question. If you do not know the answer you may still obtained
……B…….. marks for working.
M Ma ar rk ki in ng g … …
- - M Ma ar rk ks s w wi il ll l b be e g gi iv ve en n t to o t th he e c co or rr re ec ct t A An ns sw we er r: : … …… …… …… …… …… …… …… …. .. .
f fi in na al l a an ns sw we er r, , r re eg ga ar rd dl le es ss s o of f t th he e w wo or rk ki in ng g. .
- The final answer is the answer written in the answer space.
- - I If f t th he e a an ns sw we er rs s s sp pa ac ce e i is s e em mp pt ty y, , t th he e l la as st t w wo or rk ki in ng g i in n t th he e
s sp pa ac ce e p pr ro ov vi id de ed d w wi il ll l b be e t ta ak ke en n a as s t th he e f fi in na al l a an ns sw we er r. .
- If two non equivalent answers are written in the answer space, the
wrong answer will be chosen as the final answer.
- For an incorrect answer, B mark will be given for the correct
working.

[4 marks] [3 marks] [2 marks] [1 marks]
B3
B2
B1
B2
B1
B1
no B marks
STUDENT A
Find the distance between A(2, 5) and B(1, – 4).
[2 marks]
AB = \(2 - 1)
2
+ (5 - 4)
2
= \ 1
2
+ 1
2
= \ 2
2
= 2
Correct answer: 9.06
STUDENT B
The equation x
2
– kx + 1 = 0 has only one root.
Find the value of k where k > 0.
[3 marks]
b
2
– 4ac = 0
(-k)
2
– 4(1)(1) = 0
k
2
= 4
k = ± 2
Answer: k = ………………….
STUDENT C
Solve the quadratic equation 3x
2
– 5x – 6 = 0 correct to 3
decimal places. [3 marks]
3x
2
– 5x – 6 = 0
Answer: ……………………
STUDENT D
Solve the quadratic equation 3x
2
– 5x – 6 = 0
correct to 3 decimal places. [3 marks]
x =
= 2.74748, –0.80814
Answer: ………………………..
Correct answer : 2.748, –0.808
STUDENT F
Solve x
2
– 5x + 6 > 0 [3 marks]
(x – 2)(x – 3) > 0
x > 2 x > 3
Answer: ……………..
STUDENT G
Sketch f(x) = –2(x – 1)
2
– 8 for –2 s x s 2 [3 marks]
shape X
B0
± 2
2.75, –0.81
) 3 ( 2
) 6 )( 3 ( 4 ) 5 ( ) 5 (
2
÷ ÷ ÷ ± ÷ ÷
2.75, 0.81
×
(1, –8)
–6 –
B0

B2
B0
B2
B1
B1
1. Show ……… all working……… clearly.
2. Substitute ……. values into formula.
3. The final answer that is rounded off should be at least ……4 sig. fig………………….
4. The final answer must be in the ……simplest………… form.
5. Do not …..round off………. too early in the solution.
6. Build a ………table…………. to draw a graph.
7. Do you need to build table to sketch a graph? ……No………..
8. For sketching, marks are given to the correct …shape … and …3 points … are seen.
9. The least decimal places required in a table is ……3……………
10. Use ruler to sketch or draw a ……straight line graph…………
11. Check answer using other method or use ……calculator..….
12. Use calculator to check on:
i. Quadratic equation : Factorisation / to find the roots.
ii. Simultaneous equations: ……between linear and linear equation……….
iii. Differentiation : ………find dy/dx when x = a ………I…………
iv. Integration : …to find definite integral……………………………
v. Statistics: ……to get mean, standard deviation, and variance ……
13. Always ………remember………… the time frame. Do not spend more than …15…. minutes
to answer a question with 10 marks.
M Ma ar rk ki in ng g … …
  T Th he e w wo or rk ki in ng g w wi il ll l b be e c ch he ec ck ke ed d f fi ir rs st t. .. .. .
  T Th he e a ac cc ce ep pt te ed d f fi in na al l a an ns sw we er rs s w wi il ll l d de ep pe en nd d o on n t th he e w wo or rk ki in ng g. .
  K K m ma ar rk ks s w wi il ll l b be e g gi iv ve en n f fo or r m me et th ho od ds s a an nd d N N m ma ar rk ks s f fo or r c co or rr re ec ct t f fi in na al l a an ns sw we er r. .
STUDENT H
1. Find u. [3 marks]

73 . 41
499 . 8
45 sin
8
sin
=
=
u
u

[the exact answer]
STUDENT J
2. Given y = x
3
(2x + 1)
4
. Find
dx
dy
. [3 marks]
) 3 ( ) 1 2 ( ) 2 ( ) 1 2 )( 4 (
2 4 3 3
x x x x
dx
dy
+ + + =
incomplete answer
= x
2
(14x + 3) (2x + 1)
3
STUDENT K
3. Calculate the composite index
Item A B C D
I 110 108 120 115
W 4 2 1 3
[3 marks]
112
10
1120
=
= I
 1
Correct answer:
1 . 112
10
1121
=
STUDENT L
4. Solve log
10
x + log
10
5 = log
10
3
log
10
x = log 3 – log 5
log
10
x
=
5 log
3 log
10
10
wrong
concept
= 0.4771 – 0.6990 0
X = 0.600
STUDENT M
5. Given y = x
3
+ 2x . If x decreases at the rate of 0.5
unit s
-1
, find the rate of change of y when x = 2.
ox = –0.5 and 2 3
2
+ = x
dx
dy
(when x=2)
= 14
oy ~
dx
dy
× ox ~ 14 × 0.5 ~ –7
Correct answer: –7
STUDENT N
6. Given that the perimeter of a sector is 12.66. Find the
area of the sector. [3 marks]
Perimeter = 2r+ s
2r+ ru = 12.66 
r = 5.06
= 5.1
thus, area = ½ ( 5.1)2 (0.5)
= 6.503
Correct answer = 6.411
0.5 rad
round off problem
C
B
A
8
45°
u

2
no working is
shown, K
0

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