Pow Pool Pockets Help Essay

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Solution for POW: Pool Party Part 1 (2 pt) The game of pool or pocket billiards is played on a table with 6 pockets (one in each corner and one half way down each long side. Our pool table will have pockets in only the 4 corners (A, H, L or S). In our problem, the ball must travel along the lines and bank off the sides until ending up in a pocket. Starting at each letter, count the number of jumps (line segments) it must travel until it goes into a pocket. In most cases (except for the corners) the ball can be hit in two directions, so determine both answers. Record your answers in the table on the back. Also record where the letter is located (top, bottom, left, right, corner) and which pocket it exits (A, H, L or S). The first 2 (letters A and B) are already done for you. A B C D E F G H S T V U I J K R Q P O N M L Letter Location Jumps/ Exit Jumps/ Exit Letter Location Jumps/ Exit Jumps/ Exit A Corner 56 S XXX L Corner 56 H XXX B Top 16 H 40 L M Bottom 40 A 16 S C Top 32 A 24 S N Bottom 32 L 24 H D Top 48 H 8 L O Bottom 48 S 8 A E Top 8 S 48 A P Bottom 8 H 48 L F Top 24 L 32 H Q Bottom 32 S 24 A G Top 40 S 16 A R Bottom 40 H 16 L H Corner 56 L XXX S Corner 56 A XXX I Right 42 S 14 A T Left 14 L 42 H J Right 28 L 28 H U Left 28 S 28 A K Right 14 S 42 A V Left 42 L 14 H Part 2 (1 pt) What pattern do you see to predict the number of jumps a top or bottom letter takes to exit? The numbers are all multiples of 8 or 4 which is the width of the left or right side. The sum of the two numbers is 56 which is the product of 8 X 7. Part 3 (1 pt) What pattern do you see to predict the number of jumps a left or right letter takes to exit? The numbers are all multiples of 7 which is the width of the top or bottom side. The sum of the two numbers is 56 which is the product of 8 X 7. Part 4 (1 pt) What relationship do you see dealing