Race to the Finish Name ________________________ Standards Assessed: 1.3, 4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 4.5, 5.2, 5.4 Algebra 2 Directions: Mario is the team manager for three racing teams. He has three cars in the race. He has to make a decision on how many laps each of his cars can complete before refueling is required. Below is a table showing the current rate of fuel consumption: Car/Driver #23/Daniels #17/Miller #55/Fisher Lap 1 52 38 34 Gallons of Fuel Remaining Lap 2 Lap 4 48 41 32 24 31 26 Lap 6 33 18 24 Make a graph for the data for each of the cars. Assuming the race conditions stay the same, determine how many laps each of the drivers can go before refueling. Make sure you include an explanation with necessary computations, sketches, formulas, and notes. Use the graph to create an equation to describe the fuel consumption. You will need a different equation for each of the cars. If the race only has 15 laps, which drivers will not need to refuel before the end of the race?