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A Raindrop, a Sneeze, and...

So much data exists...That is, we are surrounded by data...and where there is data, there are opportunities to create mathematical problems.

Consider these pieces of interesting data:

  • The speed of a typical raindrop is 17 mph.
  • A sneeze travels out of your mouth at more than 100 mph.
  • A person will burn seven percent more calories if they walk on hard dirt compared to pavement.
Using these interesting gems of data, your task is to first try to figure out how the statistics were gathered, and then try to set up an experiment to check the veracity of the claim....as you have the full summer!