Sometimes it pays to get out of one’s comfort zone to find some lovely math problems. I watched an episode of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory with my husband today. Cooking competitions and rom-coms are usually more my speed than their antics and adventures, but I do like their joyful attitudes about trying ludicrous things. This episode included a subplot in which Rob filmed Drama doing reckless activities to prove that he was “certified reckless.”

Activity 1: Ride his Harley up a ramp and into a pit filled with foam blocks
Activity 2: Get inside a wooden coffin which was then blown up
Activity 3: Get inside a cannon and get shot into a net

The Cannon Lady states in the show that Drama would shot from the cannon from 40 feet up and at 30 mph.

Questions for Math Students
1) What are the dimensions and height of the net? Where should it be placed?
2) At what angle should the cannon be pointed?

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