Math and Subway sandwiches

In April, the upper unit took a trip to Subway. Students had been working on a project to estimate the number of sandwiches, slices of meat, cheese, and tomatoes as well as the cost that it would take to cover the distance from McGuffey to the White House.  Students decided that we would use $5 footlongs as the “standard” sandwich.

It was determined that the distance between the two locations is approximately 420 miles and, using the fact that there are 5820 feet in one mile, found out that this would mean that more than 2 million sandwiches would be needed. This, in turn, means that the cost would be more than 10 million dollars!

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