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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

You should never ask a woman's mass!

A woman rides on a Ferris wheel of radius 16m that maintains the same speed throughout its motion. To better understand physics, she takes along a digital bathroom scale (with memory) and sits on it. When she gets off the ride, she uploads the scale readings to a computer and creates a graph of scale reading versus time. Note that the graph has a minimum values of 510 N and a maximum value of 666 N.

What is the woman's mass?

sofatwhenshestepsonthescaleitgoes"oneatattimeplease" kg

That was very smart of the student to remove the spaces from their answer so they could fit the whole thing in!

Thanks to Lane for this one.
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