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6. Shapes

Questions related to shapes appear frequently in the exam and most of them are based on knowledge built from prior years. Check out the overview section for relevant importance of this section compared to other topics in this course. In 2019 exam, two questions appeared from this topic making up 3 marks (2019Q12019Q16). This section covers the following parts of the syllabus:

MS-M1 Applications of Measurement

Most questions especially appearing in part 1 of the exam are straight-forward. The complexities appear in part 2 and they are mostly questions involving volume.

The infographic below shows all the past exam questions from 2010 to 2019 relevant to this topic sorted by difficulty levels and further broken down into sub-topics. This will form the foundation of our study as we would like you to focus first on the easy questions and quickly develop skills to get those easy marks and then challenge yourself with the harder ones.

There are four sub-sections you need to focus:

6.1 Perimeter

6.2 Area

6.3 Volume

6.4 Combinations

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