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The Tacocopter

by Laura Overdeck

Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could order a snack from your phone, then a tiny helicopter zoomed over your street and dropped it into your hands? That was the idea behind the Tacocopter, a company that could fly tacos to people using drones. A drone is a small, remote-controlled flying object with little propellers on it. These robots are too small to carry people, but they can carry smaller stuff, so why not tacos? Tacocopter turned out to be a made-up joke, but before that news came out, lots of people had already tried to order tacos. It’s just that great an idea. Could we have a Cheetocopter? A Chococopter? Let’s see how fast the snacks add up.

Wee ones: If the tacocopter delivers tacos, burritos, corn chips and candy bars, how many types of snacks does it serve?

Little kids: If the Tacocopter hovers 9 feet above you, then drops down 2 feet, then flies up 1 foot, how high above you is it now?  Bonus: If 2 Crunchcopters fly over you, and each one brings you 2 bags of pretzels and 2 bags of chips, how many bags of snacks do you get?

Big kids: What if we had a Pinatacopter: for every 5 tacos you order, the Pinatacopter drops a pound of candy. To get 6 pounds of candy, how many tacos do you need to order?  Bonus: If you and your friends order 45 tacos, how many pounds of candy will come raining down?











Wee ones: 4 snacks.

Little kids: 8 feet above you.  Bonus: 8 bags, since each Crunchcopter brings you 4 bags.

Big kids: 30 tacos.  Bonus: 9 pounds, since you ordered 9 sets of 5 tacos.

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