Gears Ad Infinitum
by Dan Meyer
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Sequel

How slowly is the last gear moving? How long would it take for it to make one full rotation?



How many spins will it take the first gear before the last gears' teeth rotate just one position?



How long for the last gear to make a full rotation? Is it rotating into the concrete? Whoah....




How many rotations of the first gear will it take to move the last gear one notch?



How many times will the first wheel spin before the last one makes one revolution?

Are all the gears connected and moving really slowly, or are they not all touching?










How slow is that last wheel turning and/or will it be able to move because of that block?



What is the change in speed of each gear? Will it eventually be stopped from turning because the last one is stuck in concrete?

At this rate how long will it take to saw through the concrete block?







How much of a gap or elasticity in the metal at one end allows for motion at the other?





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