# The Relay Race Times

## The Art of Running

Since about 1928, both genders have been competing to be the best. A long and hard battle that no one knows who is going to win. But from the looks of it, it might be the males. Anyway, for 88 years they have been fighting to see who can run the fastest in the 4x100 Relay Race. A race that takes a team of runners to run 400 meters. But the question on everyone's mind is when will they have the same times in a race? That is why I have made this poster/Smore to show you when they could have the same times by using complicated math. Right before showing some medalist winners.

## The Running Times Between Genders

To see when the running times will be the same, we need two things. They are the year of the game the event took play and the time of the winning team or the gold medalists, both male and female. To show how the winning times affect this research/data, the winning times will be shown with the men's on the left and the women's on the right.

## My Mathematical Prediction

Although I may be just a sports writer, I do know how mathematics work. I had one of the best math teacher ever. I think his name was Mr. Soles or was it Coles? Anyway, I believe that through the observation on the table, you can see that the women's time is increasing more than the men's time which could lead to them having an intersection or a time period where their run time is the same. Unfortunately, their numbers are so far apart that it might there might not be an intersection in a future Olympics Games. So, I predict that the correlation (or intersection)

## The Following

Will show the pictures of the data from a calculator. It is not the best picture but it will do, trust me. The first 3 pics are the men's time and the 2nd being the women's time.

## We are Almost Done

As the title says, we are almost done with the pictures, graphs, data, etc. After the following gallery about the correlation between the two graphs I showed you before and their interception. After that, I will inform you about the graphs x and y intercepts and the resources I used to make this Smore possible. So hang in there.

## David Jacobs

He was one of the first male gold medalists in the event when it was created and added in 1912. He, along side Henry Maxintosh, Victor d'Arcy, and Willie Applegarth, represented Great Britain. Just wanted to put it out there.

## X and Y Intercepts

Now it is time to explain to you the importance of the x and y intercepts in this specific problem to find the interception. You see, both lines have a meaning which helped me with solving the problem. The x intercept represents the time of year which should be from 1976-2012. It's important since I am trying to find the interception of WHEN the times will be the same or around that point. The y intercept represents the times when the gold medalist finished or the running time. It is very important because the times help me find the line of best fit which will help me compare the two graphs to find the point of interception. It is pretty complicated.

## In Conclusion

It would seem that we humans get faster every day but just a little. So little that we become gold medalists. Well… some out us, anyway. I hope you have enjoyed this article and find it to be very informative in the field of math and the Olympics. I wonder who is going to win?