In this project we read the poem by Edgar Allen Poe about a man stuck in a pit with a swinging pendulum above. In this story the man is tied in the bottom of a pit and there is a pendulum above that is around 40 feet tall getting closer to him every time it swings. We then used this to look into different mathematical formulas that we could use to determine whether the man survives or not. We learned about parabolas, data spreads, tables, normal curves ect. In the end we used our knowledge of these things and made predictions on how long he had to get out and how many swings.