Bulding a diamond kite
Kite Math Problems
PROBLEM ONE: In 1820, George Pocock connected several large kites to a carriage and pulled it from Southhampton to London. Since road taxes were based on the number of horses used to pull a carriage, he was able to avoid any taxes! The 60 mile trip took two hours. Modern kite buggies now go twice as fast but seldom go as far. How fast was the carriage moving? The carriage was moving at .5 miles per hour.
PROBLEM TWO: Under the direction of Harry Osborne, the Edmonds Community College3 kite team kept a parafoil in the air from August 21 to August 29, 1982. Their 180 hour, 17 minute flight created a world record for duration flying. If there were eight members of the team, and each took three hour shifts watching the kite, how many shifts would each team member be responsible for? Each team member will be responsible for 7.5 shifts.