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When calculating how much fuel an aeroplane needs for a flight, various factors must be considered: distance, weather (headwinds take more fuel, tailwinds less), predicted weather at the destination in case of delayed landing, and weight of the passengers and luggage.
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6 February 1995

Classroom Ideas

Can be used as an introduction to mathematical modelling. Pupils can then consider some simple fuel calculations.

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