By: Juilyen Mohammed
The History of the Bermuda Kite
Pictures to help you understand the kite
This is a Bermuda Kite.
It is in the shape of a hexagon because it has 6 sides.
Make it easier
You should cut the hexagon into 6 triangles to find the surface area easier.
My Final Kite
It's the eye of the tiger
The Kite Creation
This is a questions that will help you to understand difficult word problems
PROBLEM ONE: In 1820, George Pocock connected several large kites to a carriage and pulled it from Southampton 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?
Answer: The carriage was moving at a speed of 30MPH.
This is another question that will help you to undestand difficult word problems
PROBLEM THREE: Under the direction of Harry Osborne, the Edmonds Community College 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 we eight members of the team, and each took three hour shifts watching the kite, how many
shifts would each team member be responsible for?
Answer: 7.5 shifts would need to be accounted for. I got this by first by dividing 180 hours by the eight team members and got 22.5. Then, I divided 22.5 by three to get 7.5 shifts. Then, I checked my work by multiplying the hours in a shift by the number of shifts I had gotten. The product was 22.5 hours per person. Then, I multiplied the hours per person by how many members were on the team and got 180, the total amount that was needed for my answer to make sense.