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Homework Help: Question for a First Grader

  1. Oct 13, 2004 #1
    My first grader got this as an extra credit question. It has me perplexed (and embarassed that I have absolutely no clue as to what the answer might be).

    Here goes:
    You have a ball. You throw it as hard as you can. It does not hit anything. It is not attached to anything. The ball returns to you. Explain.

    Maybe I need to repeat first grade...

    Thanks,
    perplexed58
     
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  3. Oct 13, 2004 #2

    chroot

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    Think gravity.

    - Warren
     
  4. Oct 13, 2004 #3
    Oh my God!

    Thank you. Clear proof that I'm spending way too much time overthinking things.
     
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