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Slip sliding away project calculation

Postby yesenia_lopez808 » Sat Mar 26, 2016 11:48 am

How to Calculate the average slip angle and the average slip height for each condition (the dry wood and the icy wood).

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Re: Slip sliding away project calculation

Postby dcnick96 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:09 pm

Hello, and welcome to Science Buddies.

Calculating the average is simply adding up all the numbers (either angle or height in this case) and dividing by the number of measurements. Keep the calculations separate for the icy and dry wood.

So, say you ran three experiments with the icy wood and you measure slip heights of 2, 4, and 5. The average will be (2+4+5) / 3. Repeat this for slip angles and for the dry wood.

I hope this helps. Write back if you have more questions. Good luck!

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