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Q & A: Trains and smoke

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Most recent answer: 12/04/2009
Q:
If an electric train is traveling north at 50 mph and the wind is blowing south at 50 mph, which way is the smoke blowing?
- Dora (age 12)
New York, New York
A:
The last few electric trains I saw didn't have any smoke.  However, if they did, the smoke after a few seconds would be traveling with the wind; south at 50 mph.

p.s.  Nice gotcha, Dora

LeeH

(published on 12/04/2009)

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