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Old 05-31-2019, 09:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Higgs Boson View Post
i think you're overcomplicating it.
Technically SS is spot on. Calculus could provide the EXACT speed. Since we don't have accurate mpg figures for various speeds your end results will be inaccurate regardless how you arrive at the answer. The LIMITING factor is really the speed limit and traffic.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:09 PM
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Technically SS is spot on. Calculus could provide the EXACT speed. Since we don't have accurate mpg figures for various speeds your end results will be inaccurate regardless how you arrive at the answer. The LIMITING factor is really the speed limit and traffic.
I wasn't talking about the type of math needed. If he's trying to include acceleration and deceleration when stopping and leaving the station then why don't we include people stopping us to ask about the car, flat tires, and things that are REAL variables. A set number of stops with a set time limit are CONSTANTS.
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Old 06-01-2019, 12:44 AM
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Originally Posted by Higgs Boson View Post
I wasn't talking about the type of math needed. If he's trying to include acceleration and deceleration when stopping and leaving the station then why don't we include people stopping us to ask about the car, flat tires, and things that are REAL variables. A set number of stops with a set time limit are CONSTANTS.
Let's not forget the Fun part in this calculus problem. How about a big jug to reduce potty stops?
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Old 06-01-2019, 03:52 PM
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Problem: Imagine an east to west coast 'autobahn' highway with no speed limits. If one were to figure a fuel stop takes 10 minutes on average where would speed and fuel mileage give one the quickest arrival at the other end?
What is the trooper going to pull you over for? If you are driving reasonably like in Germany and not a maniac there is no reason for a police officer to pull you over you could go as fast as you want in this "simulation".

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Old 06-02-2019, 12:02 AM
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What is the trooper going to pull you over for? If you are driving reasonably like in Germany and not a maniac there is no reason for a police officer to pull you over you could go as fast as you want in this "simulation".

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To fine you and collect money. Don't you know? Speed kills!
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Old 06-02-2019, 09:06 AM
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There is no speed limit, so again no reason for a cop to pull you over unless local copper is a total "Richard"
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To fine you and collect money. Don't you know? Speed kills!
Speed never killed anyone, itís that sudden stop thatíll get you
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Old 06-06-2019, 02:43 PM
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algebra, not calculus
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Old 06-06-2019, 03:03 PM
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Originally Posted by proexpert View Post
algebra, not calculus
Algebra is for additions, multiplications, etc. Calculus is for differentiation, integration. The method of solving this theoretical 'problem' was discussed before.
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