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Driven by Drops

by R4MC 2013

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Driven by Drops

Act One

  • R4MC 2013

    R4MC 2013

    August 02, 2013

    Can a car be human powered? How long do you think you need to crank a handle to make enough gasoline so that a car can travel 1 mile? 25mpg!

  • 1.

    1) Does the speed that a person cranks matter?

  • 2.

    2) Which would be more efficient, foot power or arm power?

Act Two

Act Three

  • 85 ml = 295.86 drops

    1 gal = 3785.411 ml

    25 miles = 1 gal

    295.86 x 3785.411 =1, 119, 951.7 drops per gallon/25=44,798.0679 drops

    3.85 drops in 15 sec

    44,798.0679/3.85=11,635.8618x15sec=174,537.927 sec /60 sec = 2,908.96545 min = 48.48 hours

    THAT'S OVER 2 DAYS!

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