# Gear Heads and Gear Ratios

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### General Information

Subject(s): Mathematics
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators
Keywords: Racecar, Horsepower, Formulas, gears, gear ratios, spreadsheets, RPM, formulas, algebra, input, ratios, racing, Rob Ippolito, Ippolito, SCCA, JK Jackson
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