UPDATE: Looking for the solutions to the 2020 HSC Mathematics Standard 2? Check here.
First off, to the students coming here just after the 2017 Mathematics General 2 test, congrats on finishing 12 years of mathematics studies! And to my students that I’ve personally tutored, I’m very proud of all the hard work you’ve put in!
The folks grading the HSC papers generally take a few months to publish the solutions, but I know everyone’s dying to know if they got certain questions correct or not. So I’ve worked through all of the problems from the 2017 exam for you! I tried to include as much working out as possible, in case you were wondering how to get the answers (and for future students using it to study for their exams).
I found the 2017 exam to be on the difficult side compared to previous years, and there were a lot of “working backwards” questions. Also, whereas last year we had the marshmallow cake question, this year we got (basically) an ice cream cone! If you struggled on the test, don’t feel dismayed, remember that the scores are weighted to the average mark, and yes, I believe it was a particularly difficult HSC.
To see the answers to the 2017 HSC Mathematics General 2 exam, download the PDF below. It is a scanned document, so the download may take a minute, depending on your connection speed.
*I was sent a few corrections and the file has been updated to show the correct answers.