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Unformatted text preview: Assignment 1, MTH 142 Spring 2008 This assignment is due at the beginning of class on Tuesday, February 5. Please make sure to follow the syllabus instructions regarding assignments. Please put each problem on a separate page. The style of your presentation is very important; please write clearly. In addition to clarity, your writing should use correct grammar and spelling. It is important to think about the mathematics you are doing. Please write down any mathematical observations related to the given problems. 1. I am driving from Huntsville to Minute Maid Park in Houston for the Astros home opener. (April 7 vs. St. Louis, just fyi.) I drive slowly from my home near the intersection of Sycamore and Palm Street and then average about 40 miles per hour on Sam Houston Avenue as I head south towards the highway 19 entrance to I-45. On I-45 I speed up to 75 miles an hour for a time but then slow down near the Woodlands as traffic begins to get dense. From then on, the traffic is stop-and-go...
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- Spring '08