By Christopher Sinclair
Kite math problems! #2
2.) In the year 169 BC, the Chinese General Han Hsin used a kite to measure the distance between his camp and the wall of an enemy city. His soldiers then dug a tunnel the same distance in order to crawl under the wall and attack from inside. The city was conquered by a kite! How can you measure a minimum distance with a kite? Answer: If you know how long the string is you can measure a minimum distance with the length of the string.
Kite math problems! #4
4.)The largest kites built in Japan are flown in Hoshubana every May. The kites are 36 feet wide and 48 feet tall with bridle lines more than 100 feet long. It takes fifty members of the O-dako (Giant Kite) Association of Hoshubana to launch this giant creation. Each team member is suitably uniformed in a traditional festival jacket that matches the kite. The kite is made from individual pieces of rice paper, each glued together at the edges. If each sheet is 18 inches wide and 24 inches tall, how many sheets are needed to create the sail of this Japanese kite? Answer: 48 sheets of paper are needed to make the giant kite.
My model kite helped me build my kite because it gave me a better understanding of how to build it. It also helped me find out the correct positions for all the materials on my kite. It helped me get a sense for how big I should make my real kite aswell.
For the dragon kite you are unable to break down your kite into shapes like other shapes because it is a circle. The surface area of the kite which you can find my using the formula pi times radius squared is 2826cms squared. The perimiter of the kite is 18cm.