2Aug2019

Leaving Cert Applied Maths Higher Level 1980

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Question 1 A boat has to travel by the shortest route to the point km and then return immediately to its starting point at the origin. The velocity of the water is km/hour and the boat has a speed of km/hour in still water. If is the velocity of the boat on the outward journey,...
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31Jul2019

Leaving Cert Applied Maths Higher Level 1979

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Question 1 i) How may a velocity-time graph be used to find the distance travelled in a given time? ii) An athlete runs m in seconds. Starting from rest, he accelerates uniformly to a speed of m/s. and then continues at that speed. Calculate the acceleration. iii) A body starting from rest travels in a...
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3Jul2019

Leaving Cert Applied Maths Higher Level 1978

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Question 1 A driver starts from rest at and travels with a uniform acceleration of m/s for seconds. He continues with uniform velocity for seconds, and then decelerates uniformly to rest at   in a further seconds. Express the distance in terms of and . Another driver can accelerate at m/s and can decelerate at...
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26Jun2019

Adventure Rooms Dublin

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So, myself and a bunch of teachers had a go of the Adventure Room in Dublin, the 5 of us attempted “The World Trip” room. We have heard of these escape rooms before and we thought it sounded rather interesting. Basically I would describe it a sort of Crystal Maze although much more interesting and...
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24Jun2019

Leaving Cert Applied Maths Higher Level 1977

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Question 1 (i) A car starts from rest at and moves with constant acceleration metres/second. Three seconds later another car passes through travelling in the same direction with constant speed metres/second, where . Draw a velocity/time graph for the two cards, using the same axes and the same scales. (ii) Hence, or otherwise, show that...
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21Jun2019

Leaving Cert Applied Maths Higher Level 1976

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Question 1 (a) Show that, if a particle is moving in a straight line with constant acceleration and initial speed , the distance travalled in time is given by . (b) Two points and are a distance apart. A particle starts from and moves towards in a straight line with initial velocity and constant acceleration...
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16Jun2019

Leaving Cert Applied Maths Higher Level 1983-1992 Solutions

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30Mar2019

Leaving Cert Applied Maths Higher Level 1993-2000 Marking Schemes

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Below are some Marking Schemes for the Leaving Cert Applied Maths Higher Level. These Marking Schemes are not on the SEC website. I was able to get 1999 and 2000 from the SEC. The Marking Schemes from 1993 to 1998 were made available from I believe from Ciaran O’Sullivan scanning in hard copies, so many...
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27Jan2019

Leaving Cert Applied Maths Higher Level 1975

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Question 1 A particle falls freely under gravity from rest at a point . After it has fallen for one second another particle is projected vertically downwards from with speed m/s. By considering the relative motion of the particles, or otherwise, find the time and distance from at which they collide. Show the motion of...
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7Jan2019

What Does “This is a hard course” Really Mean.

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I have given many grinds to third level students over the years and there is a particular warning given to students in certain courses, that is, “This is a hard course”. Now, I do not doubt that that may be true but I have observed some interesting data around when this is said. Namely: This...
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