Fundamental Problem Solving Concepts

Represent the Situation

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Represent the Situation

The next step in analyzing the problem is to represent the situation. One approach is to first try to represent the situation using easy numbers.

  • How far away is the lightning if there are 5 seconds between the lightning and the sound of the thunder?
  • How far away is the lightning if there are 10 seconds between the lightning and the sound of the thunder?
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