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        TrafficJam - Part 6: Run a Simulation

        Emi and Andre meet with Computer Science Professor Dave, who shows them a NetLogo traffic simulation they can use to optimize the timing of 9 intersections.  They start by entering the optimal timing results from Kaleyn and Alex for their intersection in the grid.  Then they adjust a variety of timing parameters for each traffic signal to influence the location and severity of traffic jams.  By looking at the car movement and the output display, which shows on average how long every car in the grid waits at a red light, the students are able to reduce the average wait time and achieve a good traffic flow throughout the neighborhood. 

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