Maths Mate Sheet 4 Question 24 (Term 3 2014)
Prediction: I predict this problem will be about distances.
Read: Towns A to F are connected by fibre optics cables along existing roads. Calculate the minimum length of cable required.
Clarification: None needed.
The Big Question: Find the minimum length of cable.
Mathematician’s Toolbox: Test all possibilities.
Solving: I saw all the ways the towns could be connected and came up with multiple equations. The one that I found to have the lowest out come was 18 + 22 + 16 + 23 + 15 = 94.
Conclusion: So the answer was 94.