On the Subject of The Alteran Trail

It's 2041, and apparently, whatever your math teacher taught you, will save your life? I don't get it, even if you are on another planet.

  • It's the year 2041, and you need to deliver supplies to base.
  • There are five buttons that will help guide the way to base.
  • These buttons are: Fast, Normal, Slow, Rest, and Heal.
  • The Fast Button shows when the power is greater than or equal to 35 mAH.
  • The Normal Button shows when the power is greater than or equal to 15 mAH.
  • The Slow Button shows when the power is greater than or equal to 10 mAH.
  • The Rest Button shows when the power is less than 100 mAH.
  • The Rest Button will allow access to the battery charging station.
  • To charge the battery, input the correct answer to a simple two-step algebra equation, then press the button that says "Sub".
  • The Heal Button shows when your health is less than 100.
  • The Heal Button can ONLY be used once, and there is no equation to solve. Use it wisely.
  • Every 50km traveled, the jeep will move to a different position along the trail.
  • Be wary of the twelve different events that can take place after Day 1. Only one event can happen at a time.
  • To solve the module, reach 1000+ km.
  • When resting, if you the math equation is wrong, you will strike.
  • If you make a mistake inputting your answer, press the battery's conveniently placed clear button to clear your input.

On the Subject of The Alteran Trail's Events

Events only those found on the planet of Altera that would kill someone on Earth.

  • Here is the list regarding the twelve events and what they do.
  • Cloudy - The sun will go dark, and less power will be given to the battery if you choose to charge during this event.
  • Sunny - The sun will go bright, and more power will be given to the battery if you choose to charge during this event.
  • Alteran Flu - A disease will bring plague across Altera, dealing 10 damage.
  • Battery Explosion - Your battery will lose power all of the sudden, exactly 25 mAH will be removed.
  • Food Cache - A food cache will appear around your location, supplying 20kg of food.
  • Food Locker Breach - Some of your food left the locker. You lost 25kg of food.
  • Sandstorm - A sandstorm covers Altera and deals 15 damage.
  • Meteor Shower - Meteors land on Altera. Meteors will make a booming sound, and deals 2 damage per meteor and 2 mAH will be lost per meteor. Only five meteors will land.
  • Alteran Wolf - A vicious delicacy will cover your bird's eye view of Altera. The wolf deals 15 damage, but you gain 10kg of food.
  • Acromantula - A vicious beast of what you call a spider will cover your bird's eye view of Altera and will bite you. You lose health overtime, 15 health total.
  • Bandits - Alteran Bandits starts to shoot at your jeep. Each bullet they shoot will deal 1 damage, but they shoot a total of 15 times.
  • Normal - Nothing special happens. Nothing bad, but nothing good.

On the Subject of Charging the Battery

Quick, how do you calculate the resistance of a lithium car battery?.

  • Here is the list of possible equations and how to solve them. (Examples are in parenthesis.)
  • One-Step - Simple equations that uses one of the four basic operators to solve. (Example: 3x = 6. Divide Both sides by 3. x = 2)
  • Two-Step - Simple equations that uses two of the four basic operators to solve. (Example: 3x + 8 = 20. Subtract both sides by 8. 3x = 12. Divide both sides by 3. x = 2)
  • nth Power - Equations that uses nth root to solve. (Example: x to the 3rd power = 64. Take the 3rd root of both sides. x = 4)
  • nth Root - Equations that uses nth power to solve. (Example: x to the 3rd root = 4. Take the 3rd power of both sides. x = 64)
  • Exponential - Equations that uses log of the coefficient to solve. (Example: 3 to the x power = 81. Make this a logarithmic equation. log of 81 base 3 = x. Take the log(81) and divide by the log(3). x = 4)
  • Logarithmic - Equations that deals with logarithms. (Example: log of 64 base 8 = x. Take the log(64) and divide by the log(8). x = 2)