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Mathematics and Uphill/Downhill Shooting

Floyd Vest

Mathematics Topic:
Algebra, Trigonometry
Application Areas:
Physics, Hunting

| ©2001 Consortium 80 | 6 pages |

Eighteen-year-old Mike is about to shoot at the top of a cliff. At the other end of the line of sight, roughly 250 yds away, is the target. The target is on a steep incline of 45° above the horizontal. If Mike aims his scope directly at the target and shoots, will he (a) hit the target, (b) hit below the target, or (c) hit above the target? Mike’s rifle is zeroed in at 250 yds.

Poll your classmates, teachers, relatives, and friends on this question. Keep a record of their various answers and arguments.