Problem Statement: What is the shortest line?
My process: The process I took when taking on this problem is asking my group mates for their opinions. The math I did to solve this problem was creating an equation. The equation consisted of the tender time, the items, and the other time. When we realized that was needed it was simple to figure out the problem. It brought me to the conclusion that less people with more items will always be faster than less items and more people because of the tender time and other time.
Other peoples process: The process my group took when approaching this problem was interesting. We started off with working through the problem with the information given. We used the information and found the key components, the tender time, the other time and the amount of items in the basket. Once that is all known all that needs to be done is pluggin in each number.
The Solution: The solution to this problem of what is the shortest line is the first lane because we realized that it takes more time for there to be more customers with less items vs less customers with more items because the long wait time comes from the customer not the items.
Assessment of Problem: I really enjoyed this problem for two main reasons. The first reason I really enjoyed this problem was because it made me realize how important group is. The reason I say this is because I did not know how to even begin the problem so I resorted to my group, they then began to work with me which helped me get started and then go on to complete the problem. The other reason I enjoyed this problem is because it connected to the real world. When problems connect to the real world it already makes me somewhat familiar with the content I will be working on. This is helpful when you do not know where to start on a problem because it makes it less intimidating.
Self Evaluation: Collaboration was a huge part in this problem. Without collaboration with my group I feel like I would have not even got past the first stage. This reminds me that collaboration is something that I will continue to use in anything I do because it definitely is a key to success when trying to accomplish something.