## Traffic Question Reflection

My original question was related to tire pressure and how it affected you gas mileage. But this problem did not interest me to much so I changed problems. So I switched my question to; How much lighter would a car be if you were to switch all the parts of the car to carbon fiber?

The math for this problem ended up being pretty simple. I started by picking a car that I would convert to carbon fiber, I picked a nissan 370z because this car is commonly used as a track car so it already had a lot of aftermarket carbon parts for it. I figured that I could find the weight of all the aluminum parts and then find the weight of the carbon parts and then simply find the difference between the two and get the final weight after replacing. But turns out there are not any places where you can find the weight for any of these things, including the carbon fiber parts. So instead I found that carbon fiber on average is 40% lighter than aluminium. So I used this to find the weight after carbon fiber by multiplying the original weight by .6 and found the weight as if it was carbon fiber.

I would have liked to have been able to find a more exact weight just by using the parts available for converting to carbon fiber but the weights for most of these products was unavailable. I possibly could have found a percentage of parts that were converted to carbon on a car and then used that to find a more exact weight but I doubt that that information would have been on the internet either.

The math for this problem ended up being pretty simple. I started by picking a car that I would convert to carbon fiber, I picked a nissan 370z because this car is commonly used as a track car so it already had a lot of aftermarket carbon parts for it. I figured that I could find the weight of all the aluminum parts and then find the weight of the carbon parts and then simply find the difference between the two and get the final weight after replacing. But turns out there are not any places where you can find the weight for any of these things, including the carbon fiber parts. So instead I found that carbon fiber on average is 40% lighter than aluminium. So I used this to find the weight after carbon fiber by multiplying the original weight by .6 and found the weight as if it was carbon fiber.

I would have liked to have been able to find a more exact weight just by using the parts available for converting to carbon fiber but the weights for most of these products was unavailable. I possibly could have found a percentage of parts that were converted to carbon on a car and then used that to find a more exact weight but I doubt that that information would have been on the internet either.