## The Problem

### ONE IS TOO MANY AND A THOUSAND NOT ENOUGH: SUBSTANCE USE AND ABUSE

This problem asked teams to create a mathematical model to predict the spread of nicotine use due to vaping over the next 10 years and compare vaping to cigarette use, and then to build a second model to simulate the likelihood that a given individual will use a given substance, taking into account social influence and characteristic traits as well as characteristics of the drug itself, and predict how many high school seniors will use these substances.

## The Champion Solution: $20,000

High Technology High School (Team #12038), Lincroft, New Jersey

Coach: Raymond Eng

Students: Eric Chai, Gustav Hansen, Emily Jiang, Kyle Lui, Jason Yan