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  1. Olympic Track Times

    August 7, 2016 by Mr Richo

    COMPARING RESULTS – MATHS

    Now and Then

    In 1908 the Olympic Games were held in London, that’s just over 100 years ago. Then, just after World War 2 they were again in London in 1948

    Here are the results from some track events;

    1908

    100 metres 10.8 secs

    200 metres 22.6 secs

    400 metres 50.0 secs

    800 metres 112 secs

    1500 metres 240 secs

    1948

    100 metres 10.3 secs

    200 metres 21.1 secs

    400 metres 46.2 secs

    800 metres 109 secs

    1500 metres 229 secs

    The 2012 London Olympics were another 64 years later.

    Predict the times for each event in 2012.

    Now search the results for the 2012 games.

    How did the results differ?

    Could you have predicted the results?

    Perhaps more importantly, what’s the reason for your answer?

    What about the results for 2016, what would you predict?


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