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#1 2013-02-27 16:44:25

Registered: 2012-12-03
Posts: 27

The Golfer

Here is a fun one,

There was a man who greatly enjoyed golf. He also could make a perfectly consistent swing. So out of curiosity he decided to challenge a mathematician. So first he brought the mathematician to a golf field, with his golf club, a tee, and a ball. He sets the ball on the tee, all ready to swing, and then he asks the mathematician, “Write me a formula where z is the total distance the ball will travel, assuming there is no wind, the ground is level, The ball starts one inch off the ground, and I hit it with x force at y angle, all before I hit the ball.” He then swings his club, hits the ball and much to his surprise the mathematician succeeds. Not only did the mathematician have a flawless formula, but he also had the shortest formula he could have possibly written. What was his formula?

Last edited by TheTick (2013-02-27 16:50:15)



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