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Re: Road Scholar

Post by robotman » February 7th, 2009, 3:41 pm

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Re: Road Scholar

Post by b-baller » February 15th, 2009, 9:01 am

How are you guys doing in tests? My team always does well untill we get to azimuths and bearings. Does anyone have any tips on how to find them better?
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by EastStroudsburg13 » February 15th, 2009, 9:42 am

b-baller wrote:How are you guys doing in tests? My team always does well untill we get to azimuths and bearings. Does anyone have any tips on how to find them better?
eyeball138 wrote:Both are found using a protractor and a ruler/string. The main difference between azimuth and bearing is the way it is recorded. Azimuth is just the degrees measured in a 360 degree (full circle) protractor. Therefore, an azimuth can be anywhere between 0 and 360 degrees. Bearing can never exceed 90 degrees, in a sense splitting the protractor into four parts. After measuring the degrees, you add the direction (N or S) in front of the degrees and the direction (E or W) immediately after.

An azimuth would look like this: 75°
A bearing would look like this: N 75° E
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by cooltiger » February 17th, 2009, 7:32 am

Man I made a really big mistake signing up for road scholar, When people talk about other events I understand what they are talking about, but with road scholar, I don't know what it means. Anyway I know almost everything needed to know, so wish me luck at the competition.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by b-baller » February 17th, 2009, 8:27 am

good luck ( My team needs some to)
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » February 17th, 2009, 12:03 pm

cooltiger wrote:Man I made a really big mistake signing up for road scholar, When people talk about other events I understand what they are talking about, but with road scholar, I don't know what it means. Anyway I know almost everything needed to know, so wish me luck at the competition.
Wait, what? What are you having trouble understanding? If you respond before your competition, then someone will help you. If not, then good luck! :D
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by Uncle Fatt » February 18th, 2009, 5:39 pm

This is my first time doing Road Scholar, and I still don't understand one thing:
Is the story something that you have to at least skim to do the problems? Or can you do the problems without reading the story?
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by robotman » February 18th, 2009, 6:47 pm

you kinda have too skim it too understand the problems and if you just rad the problems you can lose where you accually are and than read the wrong map :o
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by eyeball138 » February 19th, 2009, 3:20 am

I agree with Robotman. It's a good idea to skim the test. Reading the entire test wastes time. Not reading the test at all may also waste time because you'll probably have to go back an read a little bit anyway to find out where you should be on the map.
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Re: Road Scholar

Post by Uncle Fatt » February 19th, 2009, 5:46 am

thnx
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