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A cannon ball through my kite


Best Answer bonanova, 01 March 2013 - 09:46 PM

Assuming the kite was vertically and horizontally symmetric,

because you don't say where the sticks cross,

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 07:49 PM

I was flying a kite with my son.  Surprisingly it is a traditionally kite-shaped kite.  The two long ends are 13 inches, the two short ends are 11 inches in length.  While flying the kite a mysterious cannon ball shoots through my kite.  The cannon ball went through the kite such that it hits all four edges at one point only.  How big is the cannon ball (assume it is a sphere)?


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Posted 01 March 2013 - 09:46 PM   Best Answer

Assuming the kite was vertically and horizontally symmetric,

because you don't say where the sticks cross,

 

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 10:26 PM

Assuming the kite was vertically and horizontally symmetric,

because you don't say where the sticks cross,

 

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Bonanova, now if you can only employ your logic to the dog problem.

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Posted 01 March 2013 - 11:12 PM

16" cannon ball


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