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Solution to Fun with Fundamentals Puzzler: Badger banter

May 7, 2013
What is the angle θ at which Roger begins to leave the surface? Let's find out.
Review the problem: Badger Banter.

As if air travel weren't bad enough, Roger the Badger is passed through the X-ray machine at security.

The hinges on his carrier come open, leaving the poor dear traveling on a conveyor heading for a swift downward curve.

What is the angle θ at which Roger begins to leave the surface?

θ = 86.4° ... how humiliating.

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Elisabeth Eitel

Elisabeth Eitel was a Senior Editor at Machine Design magazine until 2014. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Fenn College at Cleveland State University.

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