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Old 10-03-2012, 06:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Nordic_Kat View Post
My guess is any engineer who works at the FIZ and has been caught on some of the roads in southern Germany and northern Austria has figured out that if he can get the chains on his tires before temps reach 0C, it's much easier and a lot less wear and tear on the knuckles.

It's a word problem:

It takes Franz 7 minutes per wheel to put the chains on his E92. If the temperature is dropping at 0.12 degrees per minute, at what temperature must Franz begin installing chains to get them on the car before the temperature reaches 0C?
Noted, but my take on Munich's programming of the "asterisk" warning is that it will only appear after a "least squares" calculation of temp...after one hour of numbers crunching (temp calcs)...and only after arriving at an R-squared factor of at least .70. I could be wrong.
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