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Adelaide students expose plot hole in Titanic - using maths!

Jodie & Soda speak with Westminster student Abigail Wicks who along with fellow students have won the Year 10 section of the National Maths Talent Quest.

Abigail says they used their own research and mathematical formulae to discover if Titanic’s Jack & Rose could have survived the sinking of the historic ship in1912 in the North Atlantic Ocean.

“Using maths, we were able to find out if they both could have fit on the door and floated”

“We found out if they put both their life jackets under the door they both would have survived”

Abigail Wicks, Christy Zhang and Julia Damato from Adelaide’s Westminster School took out the national competition after winning their section of the state-based MASA Junior Secondary Mathematics Enrichment Project Awards.

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