Speed Skating

The Fast and the Furious

How fast can you go?

If you thought Ice skating was hard wait till you here what Speed Skating is. Speed Skating is a competitive form of Ice Skating where the competitors race each other in traveling a certain distance on skates. There is Long Track Speed Skating, Short Track speed Skating , and Marathon Speed Skating.In the Olympic Games, long-track speed skating is usually referred to as just "speed skating", while short-track speed skating is known as "short track".

Guys or Girls?

A lot of people always debate whether guys are better at things than girls. Even though sometimes one gender overpowers another today we are here to determine who's better at speed skating, To this we will be seeing if the men or women speed skaters have gotten better over the years or worse.

The Goal of this Study.

In this data we used linear regression and mathematical predictions to recognize any trends in the performances of both men and women in the Speed Skating event. Using these graphs and data we will be able to see if one gender is currently better then the other, and if they will continue to be better than the other for the years to come.

Line Of Best Fit

These are my lines of best fit, the blue or the first one is for men and the second or red one is for women.
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X Coordinate

The X coordinate for us is the Independent Value. The X coordinate takes place 2094 which is a year where they will be having the winter Olympics. According to our trend lines both men and women are supposed to have equal times.
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At CrossRoads

The intersection of the two trend lines is an important part of the scatter plot because it tells us when the 2 genders were at an equal rate. The women and men won't be at an equal rate until the year of 2094 and their timing will approximately be 64.58 seconds. Both men and Womens times are increasing at the moment. The Blue trendline is for the Men's 1500 and the red line is for womens 1500.
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Y coodinate

The Dependent Value , which is 64.58 an approximate of 1.07 minutes.