My house lies at the side of a curved shaped road. I usually take route A to get from the station to my house on foot but I thought that due to the width of the road and the long curve would it actually be shorter and therefore quicker to cross the road and take route B to my house. The only way I can find out for sure is to put it to rigorous scientific testing.
Aim: To see which of two routes is quicker to my house from the train station.
Method: I shall walk both routes counting the number of footsteps and timing the journey using the second hand on my wristwatch.
Results: My normal route A is 423 steps and took 4 minutes and 7 seconds to complete whereas route B took 391 steps and took 3 minutes and 48 seconds to complete.
Conclusion: The results of my experiment proved two things: