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Imagine picking up a bow and some arrows and attempting to hit the target a few times.

You may decide that you need to adjust the sight - perhaps the last person to use the bow was taller or shorter than you, and perhaps there is a sideways wind that you need to take into account.

Use the interactivity below to simulate this situation:
  • adjust the sight to suit the new conditions

Can you work out the settings for the sight (coordinates) that give you the best chance of gaining a high score?

Present your conclusion in a way that provides convincing evidence that you have identified the optimum setting.

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