Can Javelin Throws be Measured with a Broken Tape?

UNSPECIFIED (2024) Can Javelin Throws be Measured with a Broken Tape? At Right Angles. ISSN 2582-1873

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On the day of the school sports meet, the physical education teacher notices that the broken measuring tape hasn’t been replaced. The javelin throw event is about to begin in 30 minutes, and there’s no time to get a new tape. They need to measure the distance from the centre of the sector subtending the throwing arc to where the javelin lands (Figure 1). The issue is that the damaged tape can only measure up to 12 metres, while javelin throws typically cover distances of 10 to 60 metres.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
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Subjects: Natural Sciences > Mathematics
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > At Right Angles
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