#### Investigate the affect that age has on a car in terms of performance and structural integrity

GCSE statistics coursework Introduction In this coursework I am going to investigate the affect that age has on the car. I am going to look at price, engine size, mileage, and age of the car. By the end of the coursework I am aiming to have a set of results about how the cars are affected by the age, price and mileage. My hypothesis should state that . As the age of the car increases its price will decrease 2. The higher the mileage the lower the price. I would meet this entire hypothesis by providing the diagrams below. For scatter diagrams I would be doing the line of best fit. Plan I am going to be collecting a sample of 100 cars. * Box plots * Cumulative frequency * Scatter diagrams. The reason why I am doing these diagrams is to give a clear understanding and also to give the reader a pictorial view about what is happening, and also I must say to get more accurate results. I would do each graph for each type of car and compare the results. After each of the diagram I would explain how I did the diagram. At the end of the coursework I would be doing a conclusion explaining what has happened and why. I have hosen 100 cars randomly fro the database instead of 1402 because I think it would cause inaccurate results. When I say randomly I mean I the cars that would give better results. I am going to calculate the number of each type of car according to its

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#### Use the information to investigate what influences the price of cars.

GCSE Coursework 2002/2003 Mathematics Use the information to investigate what influences the price of cars. Objectives . Specify clearly what you plan to do and why you are approaching the data in this way. 2. Collate the data needed and represent it in a way, which helps to develop the investigation. 3. Interpret the results and draw conclusions from them. Each of these strands is worth a possible 8 marks. The source of all my data is a printed database of cars which was issued to everybody doing the investigation. It includes various fields, some of which will be used in my investigation. They are: * Car make * Car model * Price when new * Price now * Age * Colour * Engine size * Fuel * Miles per gallon * Mileage * Service * Owners * Length of MOT * Tax * Insurance * Doors * Style * Central Locking * Seats * Gearbox * Air conditioning * Airbags Objective 1 Specify clearly what you plan to do and why you are approaching the data in this way. Aim My aim is to find out exactly what factor affects the price of second hand cars most. What I plan to do I plan to use a series of hypotheses and test them against the data to see if they affect the price of second hand cars. I will do this by predicting three hypotheses of my choice, which are relevant to the data. I will use an example from every make of car for each hypothesis. To avoid bias

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#### Becoming the Worlds' Greatest

Becoming the Worlds' Greatest When the clock strikes twelve it is not the mute, but the vociferous Ford that awakes in a small garage hidden away from the press in the suburbs of Nairobi. I am the World Rally Car on duty in Kenya. My driver is the one and only Collin McRae. He is so incredible at his job; I do feel safer with him than any one else. He has driven far better cars than me in his career. His co-driver is Nicky Grist: he is the most experienced out of us three and knows the Kenyan roads inside out. From Collin's point of view I have always been mute, almost meek - looking demure in top-of-the-milk white paint and standing on oversized tyres. I have, therefore, been more of a burden than an asset. My three hundred thousand dollar price tag has nothing to attest my performance, so far. But the Safari Rally is no ordinary rally one would be mad enough to attempt. It was beyond mad. I was about the sanest, most pragmatic, and yet most underrated rally car in history. I had to be underrated, after all the last time Ford won a Championship was fifteen years ago; hardly amusing. But today I, the new Ford, am thinking differently: I want to win and only win. Overconfident title contenders such as Mitsubishi, Subaru and Peugeot have always been up there in front of me. Today will be my chance to prove my worth. After tooling myself up, with tyres rumbling, engine

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#### What influences the price of a second hand car.

Task Title: Aim: What influences the price of a second hand car. I will investigate the following statement: Do Vauxhalls depreciate faster than Fords? I will carry out the investigation by seeing which car (out of Vauxhalls and fords) depreciates the fastest, by comparing numerous factors that affect deprecation of cars. I am to collate data of Vauxhall's and Fords as evidence and statistics to show the rate of depreciation of a number of cars per yeah. I intend to investigate the factors that affect the price of a second hand car. During this investigation I am to focus on the age and the percentage depreciation of the car, each year, as I believe age is the main factor to car depreciation. For my investigation (of car depreciation) I am to get the data from a random database. Therefore it will be a fair test and the data that I'm to use isn't related to anything. Specifying the problem and plan Investigation: I shall begin by looking at the data that was given to me. I then decided to place it in a table to make it clearer and to pick out the irrelevant information that I am to need for my investigation. Model Price Price Difference Age Model Price Price Difference Age New Old New Old Vectra 8580 7999 0581 2 Orion 6000 7999 8001 Astra 4325 6595 7760 4 Escort 8785 595 7190 7 Tigra 3510 7499 6011 4 Fiesta 7310 050 6260

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#### Henry Ford

Chester Mumpower MGNT 4680 May 24, 2005 Henry Ford Henry Ford, an extremely hardworking man, was very curious in his early life because he liked to take things apart and ask many questions. He lead and designed the manufacturing of many cars, including the Model T which was the second largest selling car totaling over 15,000,000. In addition to doing this, he lead and managed an enormous company with the help of very few people. When Henry spoke, people listened. Henry had a few dreams that he thought would change the world. For example, he saw that most of the car companies were making cars for the very wealthy, but Ford looked beyond this and dreamed that every family in the United States would own their own car, even the poor farming families. Henry was born into a rather poor farming family during Abraham Lincoln's presidency on July 30, 1863, in a small town called Dearborn located in Michigan. During the first years of Henry's life, he would work on the farm, take his toys apart, and ask many questions such as, "How does a clock work?" (Marcus,p. 45). At the age of 16, Henry left home and found a job as a machinist apprentice. Then, from about 1880 until about 1884, he worked many other jobs usually fixing watches and clocks (Marcus, p.53). While doing this, he was learning more and more about mechanics. Then, in 1885, the first car was invented (Aird, p. 89).

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#### Car Prices Coursework

Car Prices Coursework In the near future I am going to be looking to buy car to get around in either when I leave school or when I am in the Sixth form. I am a bit confused about how car prices work and if they go down more due to their age or to the amount of mileage there is on the clock or any other reasons. I have set myself the task of investigating car prices. My Hypothesis' are: . The higher the mileage the cheaper the car. 2. The older the car the cheaper it is. 3. The car model effects the price a lot. I considered where I should take the data from. I thought a bit and I was dicing between doing primary or secondary sampling, finally I choose to use secondary data because I felt that if I had chose to do primary sampling I could have run into unforeseeable problems in the future. The next thing I had to decide was where I was going to take my data from. I first instinct was to take it from the local newspaper in the car adverts section, but then I thought that might be a little biased or wrong because I am only taking the data from one region and the same car might cost more in a different region. Now I couldn't go to each region in England to collect my data, I had to overcome this problem. I decided to go onto the Internet to find the data. I went on www.yahoo.co.uk where I found some car prices. I took a sample from each region randomly and then sorted

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#### What factors effect the Price depreciation of a car and how?

What factors effect the Price depreciation of a car and how? As a common teenager I am reaching the legal driving age and will soon require a car. As for most teenagers my age a new car is expensive so a second hand car would by more appropriate. For this project I will be looking at cars from two data sources: * The Primary Source. I will be doing my own research by using an "Auto Freeway" magazine for second hand cars and a "What Car?" magazine to find the prices of the cars when they are new. (Information Provided: Car Make, Car Model, Price When New. Price Second Hand, Age, Colour, Engine Size, Mileage) * The Secondary Source. I will be provided with this data. (Information Provided: Car Make, Car Model, Price When New. Price Second Hand, Age, Colour, Engine Size, Mileage, MPG, Fuel Type, Service History, MOT, Tax, Owners, Insurance Group, Doors, Seats, Style, Gearbox, Central Locking, Air Conditioning, Airbags) Since the magazine is not a totally reliable source I could not research as much information for the primary source as the secondary source. After I have 100 results of each source I will use systematic sampling by selecting every second car to cut my results into half from both sources. I will compare both sources. With my results I will calculate the Price Depreciation (%) showing by how much percent the car has decreased from the (Price When New). I

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#### Maths Coursework - Used Cars

Maths Coursework - Used Cars There are many factors that can influence the price of a second hand car, such as; model, make, age, engine size, mileage etc. For this coursework I will be using the following three factors in order for me to investigate what effects the price of a second hand car: * Age * Mileage * Engine size My reasons for choosing these three factors are as following: Age: People are more likely to acquire a car, which is new than old because old cars are commonly not as popular as the new ones as they are more likely to break down. Also, the public (especially the younger generation), would prefer to buy a new car because they are much more fashionable to have. Mileage: The mileage will be an important factor affecting the price of a second hand car because a car with a high mileage means that it has been driven a lot and this means that it is more likely to break down. Also it means that high maintenance will be required for the car to stay working whereas a car with a low mileage wouldn't entail as much maintenance. Engine Size: The engine size is also another factor, which will affect the price of the second hand car greatly. The reason is that the larger the engine means that the quicker the car will go and in today's society, a fast car would be essential and appeal to a lot of people. For this investigation, I have come up with the

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#### T-Total Maths

T-TOTAL INTRODUCTION In this coursework. I will be investigating the difference between T-Total and T-number. I am going to do this by doing different grids and in different angles. Then I will compare them to see the difference and what is common in each one of them .I am going to draw a T-shape inside the grid. The number, which will be at the bottom on T, is called T-Number. Counting all the numbers inside T will give T-Total. I am going to show you by drawing grid and plotting which is T-Total and T-Number. ALL THE NUM IN THE T ARE T-TOTAL THIS IS T-NUMBER INVESTIGATION I am going to be investigating the grids and the T-shape inside the grid. Which I have drawn underneath. The things I will be investigating and finding out are the formula for each of the grid and checking the pattern and what is common things in the formula of each of the grid. I will also find the algebraic way of working the formula. Lastly I will move the T-Shape in different angles. The grids below will help me in my investigation. From these grids I will find the pattern of the formulas and a common formula that goes in every grid which l have done below. GRIDS - 5 T NUMBER T-TOTAL 2 25 3 30 4 35 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 20 21 22 23 24 25 2 2 3 7 3 2 3 4 8 4 3 4 5 9 Numbers inside T shape T NUMBER T TOTAL 4 28 5 33 6 38 7

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#### Used car prices

As part of my GCSE Statistics coursework investigation, I have been asked to investigate the factors, which affect the price of a car. To do this I have to break the investigation down into smaller questions. From my point of view the following information that we have been given, has very little or no affect on the price of the car, therefore they will not be investigated: * Insurance * Doors * Central locking * Seats * Gearbox * Airbags The question I have chosen, "What factors affect the price of a used car?" now needs to be broken down into sub-questions to find out which factors affect the price of a car the most. The sub-questions are as follows: * How do the make, model and age of a car affect its price? * How does the colour of the car affect the value of the car? * If the car has been serviced, what affect does this have on the price of the car? * How does a cars mileage affect its price? * Does the number of owners affect the car value? * Does the length of a car's MOT affect its value? * If a car has air conditioning, then does its value rise? For this investigation I am going to take a sample size of 60 cars from which I will try and take at least 2 of each car, so that I am able to compare two of the same types of car. However, the sample will not be random if I choose the cars myself. Therefore, to make sure that the sample I choose to use is fair,

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