Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite

Edward F. Redish

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Mice in a maze

Four different mice (labeled A, B, C, and D) ran the triangular maze shown below. They started in the lower left corner and followed the paths of the arrows. The times they took are shown below each figure.

For each item below, on your answer sheet write the letters of all of the mice that fit the description.

  1. This mouse had the greatest average speed.
  2. This mouse had the greatest total displacement.
  3. This mouse had an average velocity that points to the right (in this direction: ).
  4. This mouse had the greatest average velocity.

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