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Getting Started: Analyse (understand) the problem and select a method of solution. Interpret and give meaning to any numerical data given. Calculations: Perform the necessary calculations. Communicate the solution in a logically sequenced way. Conclusion: Comment on assumptions used, limitations of this solution, practicality of the solution method chosen and alternative methods of solving this problem.

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Getting started Analyses the problem Interprets information given

Calculations Constructs tables, charts, graphs Appropriate setting out Using appropriate rounding Includes units with measurements (if appropriate).

Conclusion Lists assumptions States limitations Practicality of solution method chosen Gives alternative methods.

7 1982 341. use a formula(s) to find the line of best fit.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=22&Itemid=1 . The table below contains data about the amount of Atmospheric CO2 (in ppm) over the last fifty years.71 2008 385.4 1984 344.2 1988 351.54 2009 387. comment on the accuracy of modelling this as a straight line given your graph. Year CO2 1959 315. you will need to find the line of best fit by eye and then find the equation.04 1968 323.6 2000 369. (d) Using the equation. (c) Find a line of best fit. If doing this by hand.32 1975 331.4 1994 358.4 1986 347.9 1996 362.35 (a) Construct a scatter plot for this data. If using excel. 2020? Comment on the accuracy of your answers. (e) In your conclusion.6 1998 366.04 1971 326.91 1965 320. Consider the accuracy to determine past and present values for CO2. what was/is the atmospheric CO2 in 2005. (either by hand or using Excel) (b) Comment on the shape.08 1980 338.98 1960 316.5 1990 354. 1920.EXAMPLE QUESTION Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Atmospheric carbon dioxide is thought to be responsible for global warming.9 2007 383.2 1992 356. Data sourced from http://co2now.4 2002 372.org/index.

6 366. The data will then be shown on a chart made using Excel and a trendline will be added.04 323.7 341.This solution is a model of how to format your solutions and demonstrate clearly the thinking and problem-solving processes behind your solution.4 358.71 385.4 344.32 331.2 356.4 372. It is an important issue as it is often referred to in climate change debates.5 354.91 320. To achieve this I will first extend the data to include the number of years since first record.4 347. This introduced origin is necessary to make sense of my model.08 338. Next the equation of the line and its goodness of fit will be found by excel.98 316.6 369.54 387. EXAMPLE SOLUTION Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide GETTING STARTED This question is asking me to investigate any trends there may be emerging from the data about the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.9 383.2 351.04 326.35 . Year 1959 1960 1965 1968 1971 1975 1980 1982 1984 1986 1988 1990 1992 1994 1996 1998 2000 2002 2007 2008 2009 Since 1959 0 1 6 9 12 16 21 23 25 27 29 31 33 35 37 39 41 43 48 49 50 CO2 315.9 362.

03ppm in 1920 It is predicted to be 398. 1920 -1959 was a period of rapid development. Carbon dioxide is the gas we exhale so it needs to be in our atmosphere.5 each year since 1959. The maximum is r2 = 1.4486x + 310.98. helping to make our figures less meaningful. Could the upward trend we see be attributed to population growth? This could be researched by comparing atmospheric carbon dioxide levels with population figures. The base level of CO2 is 310. CONCLUSION The prediction for 2005 is interpolation. The equation of this line is . that is it was made from within the range of the data. indicated by the gradient of the line. called the trendline in excel. and is likely to be reliable.9854 Series1 Linear (Series1) b) The resulting graph is clearly a straight line. However both 1920 and 2020 require extrapolation and are therefore less reliable.5 ppm (parts per million) and the rate of change is a factor of about 1. fits very closely as the r2 is high at 0. c) The line of best fit. . d) In 2005 it was 377. 2020 is close to the range and probably a good estimate but 1920 is too far outside the given range. This coefficient of determination has used least squares methods to measure the ‘goodness of fit’ of the trendline.CALCULATIONS a) 450 400 350 300 Carbon 250 Dioxide 200 ppm 150 100 50 0 0 20 40 60 Years since 1959 Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide y = 1.9ppm in 2020.17 ppm This model determines it was 254.53 R² = 0.

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