Fill ‘er Up!

ACT 1: The Starting Point

I filled up my car with gas recently and this is what I saw when I started the car:


Being a professional “Noticer of Math Things” a few miles later I noticed this:


What do you notice?

What does that make you think?

If I show you these…

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Now what do you think?

ACT 2: The Information.

I took a significant number of photos as I drove (don’t tell my wife) and here they are.

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ACT 3: Running Out

After plotting the data (not while driving), how do you feel about the digital mileage readouts?

Screenshot 2015-05-25 at 7.32.52 AM

Link to Google Sheets Data file

Follow Up Question:

What’s my average gas mileage?


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