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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Befuddled Fish - 10/23/19

I was working in the tutoring center yesterday and ended up spending quite a bit of time with a student working on a Physics problem about a fish hanging on a spring scale in an elevator.  I hadn't done this kind of thing in probably 25 years, but I had the right idea from the start.  I ended up reversing the signs on my first try and it took me a while to sort out what I was doing wrong.  But it's so typical ... if there's a way to do something backwards, I will definitely find it.  But the main question I had, honestly, was why someone was sending this fish up and down in an elevator??  Today's Colorado  puzzle which I featured back in 2013 just seemed appropriate for the occasion:

Befuddled Babel Fish

Tomorrow we'll ...

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