## Driving Project

In this project we had to go through a process where we had to start with a question, create an equation or the mathematical framework, do the math, and then find my results. to answer our driving question.

Figuring out the question was hard for me because in the beginning of this project I didn't know what my question would be and was scared that it would have to be overly complicated and that I wouldn't be able to figure it out correctly. My very first question for this project was, "How long would it take to drive across the Atlantic Ocean?" When working with a partner we changed the question to, "How long would it take to drive across the Pacific?" Basically from LA to Tokyo. Figuring out the mathematical framework my partner and I first needed to know,

1.How long was the Pacific Ocean trying to get from California to Japan?

2. What type of car would be driving the road?

3. How fast would the car be going?

4. How much gas could the tank hold before needing to fuel up?

5.How often would the car need to fuel up?

Figuring out these needs was somewhat easy. The hard part was being to take in consideration the amount of information we needed and deciding between what information was important and what information wasn't important. While narrowing what information is needed to this question, it was hard to figure out what factors needed to be put into the equation and what factors we didn't need. In this project we hadn't considered how long it would take to fuel up the gas tank before the car could drive again. This affected us because that would more time to the answer of the question. We didn't put in when the driver would stop and how they would stop for, which affected our answer and wasn't completely realistic.

When doing the math to my very first question before working with a partner, I had figured out how to do the equation before considering what type of car would be driving the road and how much gas that car would be holding. Though it wasn't exactly wrong, I had forgotten a few variables so the answer wasn't complete.Though the math was fairly simple, I had forgotten to take a few things into consideration. When working with my partner I had to start over and had to add more information into the problem. The main part of the equation had come down to the length of the bridge dived by how many miles per day the car was going, then multiply that by 24 hours. After that I had to multiply that number by the speed the car was going. After that I had to subtract that from how long the distance of the road was. Getting the answer to that subtraction question I had to divide that answer by how fast the car was going and then the answer to that question would give how many hours I would need to completely get there, which would mean I would had to add that number to the total of hours that I had gotten when I multiplied the number of days by 24 hours. I then got my answer.

Figuring out the question was hard for me because in the beginning of this project I didn't know what my question would be and was scared that it would have to be overly complicated and that I wouldn't be able to figure it out correctly. My very first question for this project was, "How long would it take to drive across the Atlantic Ocean?" When working with a partner we changed the question to, "How long would it take to drive across the Pacific?" Basically from LA to Tokyo. Figuring out the mathematical framework my partner and I first needed to know,

1.How long was the Pacific Ocean trying to get from California to Japan?

2. What type of car would be driving the road?

3. How fast would the car be going?

4. How much gas could the tank hold before needing to fuel up?

5.How often would the car need to fuel up?

Figuring out these needs was somewhat easy. The hard part was being to take in consideration the amount of information we needed and deciding between what information was important and what information wasn't important. While narrowing what information is needed to this question, it was hard to figure out what factors needed to be put into the equation and what factors we didn't need. In this project we hadn't considered how long it would take to fuel up the gas tank before the car could drive again. This affected us because that would more time to the answer of the question. We didn't put in when the driver would stop and how they would stop for, which affected our answer and wasn't completely realistic.

When doing the math to my very first question before working with a partner, I had figured out how to do the equation before considering what type of car would be driving the road and how much gas that car would be holding. Though it wasn't exactly wrong, I had forgotten a few variables so the answer wasn't complete.Though the math was fairly simple, I had forgotten to take a few things into consideration. When working with my partner I had to start over and had to add more information into the problem. The main part of the equation had come down to the length of the bridge dived by how many miles per day the car was going, then multiply that by 24 hours. After that I had to multiply that number by the speed the car was going. After that I had to subtract that from how long the distance of the road was. Getting the answer to that subtraction question I had to divide that answer by how fast the car was going and then the answer to that question would give how many hours I would need to completely get there, which would mean I would had to add that number to the total of hours that I had gotten when I multiplied the number of days by 24 hours. I then got my answer.

So to simply this equation using the actual variables: 9,600/1,584=6.06. 6.06 *24 =144. 144 *65=9,360. 9,600-9,360=240. 240/65=3.6. 3.6 +144=147.6. 147.6 is how many hours it takes to cross the Pacific Ocean.

How I got 1,584 for was I found out that the car we were testing to drive across the Pacific Ocean in our question could carry 14 gallons of gas. Each gallon could hold 23.6 miles. 23.6*14=330.6. Now when when driving this car, the car would have to make a stop every five hours to completely refuel. My partner and I figured out that the car needs to stop 4.8 times a day. So 4.8*330.6=1,584. So we figured out that the car would need to drive 1,584 miles per day.

The part that I am most proud of for this project was I had figured out the math for this project and how to figure out the answer to the question. I don't exactly think that math is my strong point and I was very proud of myself for being able to figure that out and being able to add variables to the equation in order to make the problem realistic and with this was able to solve my problem.

Something that I would change if I were to do this project again would be to consider more elements and variables of the problem in order to make it more realistic instead of forgetting a few real variables. These variables would have included how long would the driver rest and I could have put the amount of traffic and what the weather would have been like. I think it would make the project better and more complex if I had put these variables in and that is what I would do if I were to do this project again.

How I got 1,584 for was I found out that the car we were testing to drive across the Pacific Ocean in our question could carry 14 gallons of gas. Each gallon could hold 23.6 miles. 23.6*14=330.6. Now when when driving this car, the car would have to make a stop every five hours to completely refuel. My partner and I figured out that the car needs to stop 4.8 times a day. So 4.8*330.6=1,584. So we figured out that the car would need to drive 1,584 miles per day.

The part that I am most proud of for this project was I had figured out the math for this project and how to figure out the answer to the question. I don't exactly think that math is my strong point and I was very proud of myself for being able to figure that out and being able to add variables to the equation in order to make the problem realistic and with this was able to solve my problem.

Something that I would change if I were to do this project again would be to consider more elements and variables of the problem in order to make it more realistic instead of forgetting a few real variables. These variables would have included how long would the driver rest and I could have put the amount of traffic and what the weather would have been like. I think it would make the project better and more complex if I had put these variables in and that is what I would do if I were to do this project again.