Painted Tires

[From Thinking Mathematically p. 65. Modified by Sam Rebelsky.]

Once while riding on my bicycle along a path, I crossed a strip of wet paint about six inches wide. After riding a short time in a straight line I looked back at the marks on the pavement left by the wet paint picked up on my tires. What did I see? In particular, did I see separate marks from the front and back tires? What else do you need to know to answer this question?

[Front Door] [Problems] [Resolutions] [Essays] [Resources] [Miscellaneous]

Warning! This site is under development.

Source text last modified Tue May 5 08:49:58 1998.

This page generated on Thu May 7 14:25:14 1998 by SiteWeaver.

Contact our webmaster at