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Destination Distances on a Cartesian Plane

Numbers and Algebra

When the Smithton River floods five local towns, a plane needs to drop supplies at each. A route needs to be determined that will reach the most affected areas first, while ensuring the plane has enough fuel between stops, and that the pilot complies with regulations about consecutive flying hours. Follow the relief operation as we use a Cartesian plane to determine the distances between each town and plan a successful operation. Strategies used include Pythagoras' Theorem and graphing software. This is an excellent resource for applying mathematical concepts to real world situations.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2014
Duration: 7 min
Series: Numbers and Algebra
Printable Resources: Yes

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