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# Help in GCSE Maths

## Thursday, 28 May 2009

## Saturday, 14 March 2009

*Integers*are whole numbers (both positive and negative, including zero). So they are ..., -2, -1, 0, 1, 2, .... So a

*negative integer*is a negative whole number, such as -3, -10 or -23. Natural numbers are positive integers.

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*rational*number is a number which can be written as a fraction where numerator and denominator are integers (where the top and bottom of the fraction are whole numbers). For example 1/2, 4, 1.75 (=7/4).

*Real*numbers are all the numbers which you will have come across (i.e. all the rational and irrational numbers). All real numbers can be written in Decimal

*form*(such as 3.165).

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*factor*(or

*divisor*) of a number is a number which will divide into your number exactly. So you can divide a number by one of its factors and you won't be left with a remainder. For example, 3 is a factor of 6 because you can divide 6 by 3 and you won't be left with a remainder (you get 2).

The probability of something which is certain to happen is 1.

The probability of something which is impossible to happen is 0.

The probability of something not happening is 1 minus the probability that it will happen.

**Gambling** is the wagering of Money or something of material Value on an event with an uncertain outcome with the primary intent of winning additional money and/or material goods. Typically, the outcome of the wager is evident within a short period.

The term **gaming**^{} in this context typically refers to instances in which the activity has been specifically permitted by law. The two words are not mutually exclusive; *i.e.*, a “gaming” company offers (legal) “gambling” activities to the public.^{} This distinction is not universally observed in the English-speaking world, however. For instance, in the UK, the regulator of gambling activities is called the Gambling Commission (not the Gaming Commission).

K.A.^{}

## Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Hi,

For some of us, at times GCSE Mathematics can be difficult. For others it's simple. This site will try and help you with any problems you may face with GCSE Mathematics or Statistics. All you need to do is email me at gcsemathshelp@gmail.com with your questions and I will post a video with a step by step guide to the solution.

An ideal way for you to email me a question would be to pick a from one of the past papers and then tell me: 1. The Awarding Body, eg. AQA, Edexcel, OCR etc. 2. The Year and Month of the Paper, eg. June 2007, and 3. The Question Number, eg. 3., 4 a). This will enable me to search for the specific paper and question on the Internet and then make a video with the solution. Also, please write your name and which part of the country you're in so that you know that the video is for your question. To search for a Past Paper on the Internet, use the Google search bar below as it tuned to show Mathematics related results.

Thanks

K.A.