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Officers have to be able to tally the cost of individual items to determine total loss in a crime. They may be required to compute the duration of time between two times or dates. Accident investigation involves numerous formulas to calculate speed from skid mark measurements, crush depth of vehicle panels, angular momentum, etc. Determining the error between the speed indicated on traffic radar and the actual speed of a vehicle (indicated speed is never greater than actual speed) involves a calculation using trigonometric functions.
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