How Many Kicks in a 40 Minute Swim?
Anonymous: So how many kicks and strokes do you do overall in swimming?
Me: Hmmm........, I've never wondered about that. Let me find out.
Explanation of Situation and Steps to Solve
I need to find out how many kicks and strokes I do in a 40 minute swim. Here are the steps I could take to solve this problem.
Swim , count, and record.
Do the math while simplifying the number of kicks and strokes.
In order to evolve the problem, many operations have to be done. First I could actually swim, to figure out the kicks. There are many types of strokes I do, so the kicks should be valued differently. I do freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, breaststroke, freestyle and backstroke(only kick). I also do many strokes along with the kicks. For each freestyle and backstroke 8 kicks I do 1 stroke. For butterfly as you move your legs together it counts as 1 kick. I do 1 stroke per each. I also do 1 stroke per kick for breaststroke.
Freestyle- 8 kicks=1 stroke
Backstroke-8 kicks=1 stroke
Freestyle, Backstroke kick only- only kicks
Number of Kicks
Freestyle Kick only=358
Backstroke kick only=360
Figuring Out the Number of Strokes
To know the number of strokes I do, I have to divide the total number of kicks by the number of kicks per stroke.
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Public - 5/16/16, 7:13 PM