Thinking Analytically: In the market for a spaceship?
By John Toczek
A popular game in the Apple and Google app stores is a space adventure game where, among other things, you need to decide which spaceship to buy. There are dozens of different spaceships to choose from, all with varying capabilities and costs.
Ten of these ships are shown in the accompanying table. Although there are additional ship capabilities in the game, only consider the ones shown in the table.
Which is the most undervalued ship?
John Toczek earned his BSc. in chemical engineering at Drexel University (1996) and his MSc. in operations research from Virginia Commonwealth University (2005).
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