The Orchard Hideout was a very complicated and intense problem to solve. The main idea was to figure out how long it would take for the trees in the orchard to grow, in order for every line of sight to disappear. We used a lot of different skills when trying to solve this problem. Some skills we used were cosine, sine, and tangent. We also learned a lot about circle radius, circumference, and area and how to solve them. When we needed to look closer in depth at the exact point the tree was at, we used things like middle point distance formula. To solve this problem, we observed the line of sight that would be best to calculate for, then we chose a tree next to it and solved for how long it would take for the tree to hit the line of sight. We calculated 11.6 years for all lines of sight to close.
At the beginning of this problem I was very overwhelmed because there was absolutely no way I could solve it. The initial problem didn’t give very many numbers to work with or techniques to use so I was very lost. After we started breaking the problem apart into different sections, I started to understand it more. By the end, and coming up with the final answer I was still a little lost but my group helped me understand how we would be solving it and what steps we were taking.