set up the table shown above to model the eleven times table for
numbers from 1 to 10.
- What type of
computer program did you use for this kind of modelling?
- What is the
reference for the cell that contains the number 2?
- Give the
formula that is required to work out the answer given in
- Describe how
you copied the contents of C1 to produce all the answers
in column C.
- Which cell or
cells would you need to change in order to model the
twelve times table?
- In a similar
way, this program could be used to model the takeoff of
an aeroplane and work out how much fuel is needed.
Calculations would involve the mass of the craft, number
of passengers, mass of the fuel, wind speed, etc. Give
one reason why it is better to use a program similar to
the above rather than using a simple pocket calculator.
- A more complex
program could display the answers as exact replicas of
the dials you would have in front of you if you were
sitting in the pilot seat. It could even simulate the
view that you would see out of the window. Give one
reason why it is better to use such a program for the
early training of pilots.
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