Word Problem Wednesday: A Very Unusual Spider!

Sep 21, 2016 | Pleasanton

On this Word Problem Wednesday, the spotlight's on a cute little desert arachnid that's a little more roly-poly than creepy crawly! The golden wheel spider gets around in a rather unorthodox way, as you'll find out when you give our word problem a try. As always, we'll update with the answer tomorrow!

A golden wheel spider tucks its legs in and turns its body into an octagonal wheel in order to travel across the sand. Its legs hit the ground a quarter inch apart. How many times does the spider have to roll over in order to roll a whole yard?

P.S. Watch the video below to see the golden wheel spider hit the ground rolling to escape a predator (starts at 1:19):