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Calculus Analogies

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level
It can be useful to hold your hands as if holding a wheel and imagine driving along a road!
Don't forget to focus your attention on the main concepts in the problem and don't get distracted by questions such as what if the road is not flat etc. This is a mathematical idealisation!