Should I buy a gasoline, hybrid, or electric car

Should you buy a hybrid or an electric car to save money and the planet?

Students create equations for finding the break-even points of these vehicles by mileage and years of ownership.  They then work with systems of equations to find the number of years or number of miles where the cost of these cars are the same.

2022 Honda Insight
MPG: Up to 55 city / 49 highway
MSRP: From $25,760

2022 Honda Civic
MPG: Up to 33 city / 42 highway
MSRP: From $22,550

2022 Nissan Leaf
MSRPFrom $27,400
40 kWh lithium-ion battery

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CCSS: 6.SP, 6.RP, 7.RP, 7.SP, 8.SP, 8.EE.C, HSA, HSS.B, HSN

For members we have an editable Word docx, our Excel data with graphs, and solutions.

When-will-this-make-sense2022.docx    When-will-this-make-sense2022-solution.pdf



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