Taco Cart
by Dan Meyer
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Act One
Act Two
 1.
What information do you need?
 ImageThe speed of the people
 ImageThe dimensions of the beach
Act Three
 VideoAnswer
Sequel
 VideoThe taco cart starts moving.
 2.
Where would the taco cart have to be so that both people would reach it at the same time?
 VideoAnswer
 VideoThe path starts changing
 3.
What path to the taco cart would take the least amount of time?
 VideoAnswer
 LinkTaco Cart Animated  GeoGebraTube
 Teacher noteUse Paul Jorgens' Geogebra Applet above as another sequel. See his note in the comments here.
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There's a path in the middle somewhere that is truly fastest. Where is it?


Which way will be quicker to the taco cart? Hope those are classic Cali fish tacos!
















2 different approaches...but is there an optimal solution by walking towards the sidewalk at the middle someplace?





Who gets there first? OK  I need to know how fast you can walk through the sand and down the road...








Who got to the Taco Truck first and at what speed did each person travel?




What's the best path? How much faster are you on the road than on the sand? Is the cart moving?





















Who gets there first? What is the ratio of the speeds? What are the north and east distances?





What are the rates of speed (walking together, each person walking alone)?



Who gets there first?What is the angle for the fastest possible route?I have done this problem before and enjoyed it, thanks for making it


Who gets their tacos first? Did you burn enough calories to eat one extra taco by walking in the sand?


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