M.A.R.S. Math Tasks. Math Task 1: Measuring the Fuel Cost. During the mission you will need to calculate the amount of fuel burned during each leg of your flight path. Your plane starts out with 20 kilograms (kg) of fuel.
Fuel Cost = Distance x Fuel Cost Rate
F =D x C
F = D x C
Percentage of Fuel Tank = F x 100%
What percentage of your fuel tank did you use?
Now try the next example on page 2 of your handout.
Plot these points on your decision-making graph.
( = 3.14)
Mineral quantity = density kg/km2 x site area in km2
You’ve completed the
M.A.R.S. math practice.
Good luck on mission day!