Posted by **Yousra** on Monday, December 31, 2007 at 2:18pm.

What are some sophisticated mathematical processes to compare two different cars?

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**drwls**, Monday, December 31, 2007 at 2:58pm
I don't see why sophisticated mathematical processes are needed. Just compare the usual quoted specifications like 0 to 60 acceleration, miles per gallon, horsepower, storage volume etc.

You might try computing the aerodynamic drag coefficient. Only a supercomputer can do that. That's why some still use wind tunnels.

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**Jake1214**, Monday, December 31, 2007 at 2:58pm
I'm not sure what you meant by mathematical processes... but maybe measuring their velocities and times and then do a calculation on their accelerations?

You can also apply math to find out their gasoline utilization efficiency. Measure how far a car can go (distance) before using up 10 gallons of gas or however you like to measure.

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**drwls**, Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 9:18am
To better understand the grade level of this question, it would help to know that the "ib" means in the subject title.

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**Nick**, Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at 6:04pm
IB stands for international baccalaureate. it's a rigorous program, kinda like AP but with different requirements.

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