WHEN TO SAY WHEN
A MATHEMATICAL LOOK INTO ALCOHOL


By Susan Bloomgren

    Ever wonder what your Blood Alcohol Concentration is after a few
      drinks?

     Ever think about why you seem to get drunker at different times, but
     know you drank the same amount?

      Ever want to know if there was something you can do to change your
      blood alcohol concentration?

     Well I did and that is what started my mathematical modeling project
      at   California Lutheran University. The main idea behind my
      project was to find a simplified equation for calculating  your Blood
      Alcohol Concentration. The difference with my project and other
      formulas was that I wanted to take into consideration lots of diffeent
      variables.

       The Factors:
       - Sex and Weight                             -  Racial Backgrounds
      - Food                                               -  Mixed Drinks
         -   Metabolism
 

            Calculating YOUR B.A.C.
           -   The Equation
           -   Alcohol Chart