Car Talk Projectile Motion Puzzle
If you aren’t familiar with the NPR radio show, Car Talk, you should check it out.
Anyway, this week’s show they shared the following puzzle.
Essentially, this has two grasshoppers racing. Each grasshopper can just different a maximum distance (but they have to take multiple hops). Can you solve this puzzle? I am pretty sure you need projectile motion – but I am not sure that is a valid solution.
Just a warning, I will probably solve this puzzle and post it on my blog. So, if you want a shot before I give the answer, be quick.