Given that , find the approximate percentage change in when increases from 2 by 2%.

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A gambler bets on one of the integers from 1 to 6. Three fair dice are then rolled. If the gambler’s number appears times (), he wins $ . If his number fails to appear, he loses $1. Calculate the gambler’s expected winnings

If , where , and are all non-zero vectors, show that bisects the angle between and .

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P.S. Today, I saw an image shared by Mr Wee, which said that “You’re the architect of your own life”. So let’s not let the grades define us.

Some students remarked on why I actually recognise e, that is, . Well, e is a rather unique constants. Firstly, for all JC students, we see it our daily algebra & complex numbers. Students exposed to university statistics will see e appearing in the formula for normal distribution, that is, .

Secondly, the story of how it came about is pretty cool as you will observed in the video below.

Hopefully it provides you with another perspective towards this constants! And now you should be more cautious when signing up savings plans that give interest per annum or per month.

P.S. I once confused a banker when I asked her about this. 🙂

I’ve been asked many times recently about what university course to take, and also what university to go too, etc. Some students ask me how does Financial Mathematics work? So I’ve come across an article here. This article illustrates how to be a quant, which is just one of the jobs available to someone who studies financial mathematics.

I should clarify that studying Finance is a far cry from studying Financial Mathematics. They are very different. For the pragmatic students, the latter earns more. Is it easy? I shared some undergraduate reviews that I’ve done previously, here. It is on some simple ideas of Financial Mathematics, its basics.

So I’ll share a bit more in near future on studying Operations Research, Bayesian Methods, Data Mining and Analytics. Hopefully it will give students a better idea of studying Mathematics in university. And please remember, that H2 Mathematics is a far cry from University Mathematics. Students are better off doing Engineering if you fancy H2 Mathematics. And I’m sorry that I can’t share too much on Pure Math, as the above mentioned are my forte.

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TPJC/P2/4

(a) The complex number w is given by

(i) Find the modulus and argument of w, giving your answer in exact form.

(ii) Without using a calculator, find the smallest positive integer value of n for which is a real number.

(b) The complex number z is such that

(i) Find the value of z in the form , where and .

(ii) Show the roots on an argand diagram.

(iii) The roots represented by and are such that . The locus of all points z such that intersects the line segment joining points representing and at the point P. P represents the complex number p. Find, in exact form, the modulus and argument of p.

PJC P2 Q1

The complex numbers *a* and *b* are given by and respectively.

(i) On a single Argand diagram, sketch the loci

(a)

(b)

(ii) Find the range of where is the complex number that satisfies the relationships in part (i)

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VJC P1 Q6

A curve has equation and a line has equation as shown above.

is a fixed point on C and A is an arbitrary point on . State the geometrical relationship between the line segment AB and is the distance from B to A is the least.

Taking the coordinates of A as , find an equation relating and for which AB is the least.

Deduce that when AB is the least, where is a constant to be found. Hence or otherwise, find the coordinates of the point on C that is nearest on .