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a simple question----assignment 12

After finishing the preparation part for assignment 12, I found there may be some difference between CIE statistics and STEP statistics, just the question (iv):(b) and (c) in preparation

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please just reply me is there any difference between CIE and STEP

Thanks a lot

If you're taking the CIE International A-Level (9709), and are doing the Statistics 1 paper (Paper 6), you should know the basic ideas of probability and combinatorics required to solve parts (iv)(b) and (c). Was there something in these problems or the solution that you didn't understand?

This question relies on the probability covered in GCSE- tree diagrams, conditional events etc. (as far as I recall - I haven't taught it for a couple of years but I don't think it will have changed that much!)

thank you for your help, actually, I have finished this question using the combination which is the 5th modules on statistics 1 because I did not understand the answer.
with best wishes
Kervin Liu

Useful Links

Underground Mathematics: Selected worked STEP questions

STEP Question database

University of Cambridge Mathematics Faculty: What do we look for?

University of Cambridge Mathematics Faculty: Information about STEP

University of Cambridge Admissions Office: Undergraduate course information for Mathematics

Stephen Siklos' "Advanced Problems in Mathematics" book (external link)

MEI: Worked solutions to STEP questions (external link)

OCR: Exam board information about STEP (external link)

AMSP (Advanced Maths Support programme): Support for University Admission Tests (external link)