Tag: factorisation

Learnt this week … 31 January 2014
1. Roots (solutions) to a polynomial in a single variable Quite why I was not taught this for ‘A’ level maths is beyond me (or more likely I was and have simply forgotten) but, if we have a polynomial in a single variable: Then the general form of its factorisation is: and it has the […]

Maths ‘A’ level dumbing down: the proof
The proof that is, that I have dumbed down… My mother recently gave me a book of old ‘A’ level exam papers. Here’s a 4 mark (ie low mark) question from the June 1982 University of London “Syllabus B” paper, that I think I’d really struggle with – I’ll try it later: Given that show […]