This project was teaching us how to come up with questions that you can’t look up, then how to problem solve and find out the answer. There is a method to doing this problem solving: Ask a good question, create a mathematical framework, do the math and reflect on the result. My question was, Which route is faster from Bread, to the Everyday gas station? I answered this question based on what google maps says, and from doing the math from that information. I figured out how many stop/yield signs, lights and roundabouts there were. I then figured out the estimated time and distance and the average speed limit for both individual routes.
I divided each route into segments, figured out all the speed limits and transferred those to feet per second, figured out the distance (ft.) between each speed limit sign and how long (seconds) it would take between each one going the speed limit. Then from that, got how much time in total it would take to go each route. My final results: Google- college is the shorter route, Math- Florida is shorter. I think to figure out which way is truly faster, I would need to drive them both and time how long it would take.