This Cities and Gas Stations assessment also includes:
In Utah, one stretch of highway goes for 106 miles without a single gas station. Where should people build one? Scholars face the dilemma of where to place a new gas station between three cities. They consider distance and proximity to each to avoid becoming another Utah gas desert.
- Discuss the best placement for the gas station
- Plug in distances for each of the three sides and determine the distance between each city and the gas station
- Relies on prior knowledge of triangles, midpoints, and medians
- Provides a solution key
- Instructions for students lack clarity and require teacher intervention to explain the purpose and process