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Rope Faling

what would happen if you put a rope around the world and tied one end to the front of a house and one to the back of the house the held on to it and cut it on the other side (not the on your holding on to)

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Slayer7 (author) 9 years ago
Hi, What i mean by the question is how long would it take to fall EG: 1 second, 1 minute
. The same amount of time it would take a ball to fall from the same height. For that problem, the rope, house, and World (other than producing gravity) don't have anything to do with it
bommber man9 years ago
im cofused someone explain
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Kiteman9 years ago
The rope would flop to the ground. Wouldn't it?

Searches for trick question, can't find one.

Yeah, it would fall to the ground.
ll.13 Kiteman9 years ago
No, you'd actually go flying round the world.
Kiteman ll.139 years ago
Why? He didn't say there was any tension on it, he didn't say it was off the ground in any way - it's just a rope on the ground, except for the last couple of feet. The length of rope in between is irrelevant.
ll.13 Kiteman9 years ago
but look, say if you scaled it down, to a cricket ball, what would happen?

:-)
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