Indiana Jones Systems of Equations Scenario
- Rachel Bishop
This applet was designed based on the Indiana Jones Movie Raiders of the Lost Ark. Challenge : Outrun the bolder to escape the room. • The bolder is rolling at 11m/s • The bolder is 60 m behind you • Safety is 83 m ahead • You can run _______ m/s Given how fast you can run, can you escape with your life?
Directions • Measure how many meters per second you can run • Define your unknowns / variables • Write a mathematical equation to represent the location of the bolder • Write a mathematical equation to represent the location of the runner • Solve the system or equations to find when the bolder and runner will intersect • Can you survive? Write your solution in a clear sentence. Use the applet to test your solution.