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Background Information: Alt Bauer Park is a 21-acre neighborhood park located in the south central portion of Germantown. It is located off of Old Farm Road and Wagon Trail, approximately 1/2 mile south of Mequon Road. Alt Bauer has large natural woodland and grassland areas. The park has an extensive trail system and modular playground equipment. It also provides basketball and tennis opportunities.
Drive to Alt Bauer Park in Germantown. Park in the parking lot that is off of Wagon Trail Road on the northern end of the park. Head towards the fence to answer the following questions:
What time does the park open? ______
How many tennis courts are there? ______
Come off the path and go through the grassy baseball field to the springy toys.
Count them and record the number: t1 = ______
Hint: Space=0, A=1, B=2. C=3, D=4, E=5, F=6, G=7, H=8, I=9, J=10, K=11, L=12, M=13, N=14, O=15, P=16, Q=17, R=18, S=19, T=20, U=21, V=22, W=23, X=24, Y=25, Z=26.
Stand with your back to its back and face right (bearing 90 degrees). Now, using your t1 , solve for the 9th term using the recursive formula: tn=tn-1 + 4 t9 = _______
Take that many steps at a bearing of 270o. Stop and stay where you are to answer the following:
Now, from where you are, walk that many steps on a bearing of
Go to the right side of the backstop where itís open. Since the fence looks like Pascalís triangle, figure out the number which is the 4th entry of the 8th row in Pascal's Triangle. This will be the number of steps to take at a bearing of 360 degrees. Finish "crossing over" and walk until the gravel makes a ďTĒ.
Solve the following system of equations:
Stop when you get to where the path splits - and BOY does it split!! Number the paths before you 1 through 5 in a clockwise direction, with #1 being the north path going off to the left and finishing with path #5 which would be the path you came here on.
You should be in the middle of an "S" curve, so let's do
some sigma notation! Evaluate the following:
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