# car

shots314
Posers and Puzzles 31 Aug '05 20:46
1. Bowmann
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01 Sep '05 23:23
Originally posted by iamatiger
The bottom of one of its wheels?
Such a point could NEVER travel forwards. At best, it would be stationary.
2. 02 Sep '05 10:251 edit
Originally posted by shots314
But some cars have the engine in the back, and the car could speed up because it is going downhill or something, so petrol might not need to flow faster.
3. 02 Sep '05 10:271 edit
Originally posted by Bowmann
Such a point could NEVER travel forwards. At best, it would be stationary.
I was thinking that the point would move forwards relative to the body of the car. I think you are thinking it would be (at best) stationary relative to the surroundings of the car, I agree.
4. 02 Sep '05 12:59
Originally posted by iamatiger
I was thinking that the point would move forwards relative to the body of the car. I think you are thinking it would be (at best) stationary relative to the surroundings of the car, I agree.
In fact, thinking about it I believe that even if the car is accelerating under power and the engine is in the front. petrol flowing from the back to the front will not necessarily exceed the backward velocity of the car and so might not be going forward relative to the surroundings.
5. 02 Sep '05 21:08
Originally posted by iamatiger
In fact, thinking about it I believe that even if the car is accelerating under power and the engine is in the front. petrol flowing from the back to the front will not necessarily exceed the backward velocity of the car and so might not be going forward relative to the surroundings.
regardless how fast the car was going backwards,petrol is flowing from the tank at the back of the car(to the front)to the engine which is in the front of the car,ie wot is going forward while the car is going backwards PETROL nothing else can go forward only PETROL
6. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
03 Sep '05 02:22
This puzzle is rubbish.
7. 03 Sep '05 03:00
Originally posted by shots314
regardless how fast the car was going backwards,petrol is flowing from the tank at the back of the car(to the front)to the engine which is in the front of the car,ie wot is going forward while the car is going backwards PETROL nothing else can go forward only PETROL
What if there was a butterfly inside the car flying from the back to the front? huh? HUH?

Bowmann is right, but he usually doesn't point out the obvious, and makes fun of those who do.
8. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
03 Sep '05 11:50
Originally posted by Coconut
Bowmann is right, but he usually doesn't point out the obvious, and makes fun of those who do.
How can one 'point out the obvious'?

Plonker.
9. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
03 Sep '05 11:531 edit
A car travels from A to B at 20mph. It then returns from B to A at 30mph.

What is the average speed?
10. 03 Sep '05 11:58
Originally posted by Bowmann
A car travels from A to B at 20mph. Then it returns from B to A at 30mph.

What is the average speed?
24 mph
11. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
03 Sep '05 17:22
Originally posted by Mephisto2
24 mph
Oh. Thanks.
12. GalaxyShield
Mr. Shield
04 Sep '05 07:15
Wouldn't any liquid that's in the car be moving forward if the car is moving backwards? Or am I missing something?
13. Bowmann
Non-Subscriber
04 Sep '05 15:56
Originally posted by GalaxyShield
Wouldn't any liquid that's in the car be moving forward if the car is moving backwards?
Why?