Decision Support Puzzles for Applied Mathematicians
As the lead design engineer on a car racing team, you’ve been hired to build a car that can complete a race course in the fastest time. To get a feel for how each component performs, you’ve built several sample car configurations with varying engines, tires, transmissions, and brakes and then tested them on the race track. Each combination of parts has yielded different speed results, as shown in Table 1.
There are three types of each component that you can choose from. You must pick exactly one component from each category: Engine, Tires, Transmission, and Brakes.
Question: What combination of Engine, Tires, Transmission, and Brakes will give you the fastest car?
Send your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 15th, 2015. The winner, chosen randomly from correct answers, will receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Past questions and answers can be found at puzzlor.com.