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9.1 Basics

Basics are built on your prior years’ knowledge of Algebra. It is hard to generalize how a question can be asked but at a high level, historically there have been three ways questions have been asked in exam.

  • Simplify: an algebraic expression can be given, and you will be asked to simplify it.
  • Make subject: an equation can be given, and you will be required to make something a subject.
  • Everything else: pretty much anything around algebra like 2010Q7 simply asking you to put values and get the answer.

Example 1

Simplify:

 

Example 2

Make a the subject of P = 200a – 30.

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The following is the type of questions you can expect in exam:

9.1.1 Exam Question Type 1

Study notes of this section and other resources can be accessed here:

9.1.2 Study Notes & Resources

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