Speechless by Len Borozinski

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  1. ILuvLu

    ILuvLu said, about 2 years ago

    Anything you can do, I can do better!

  2. Leslie Barks

    Leslie Barks said, about 2 years ago

    @ILuvLu

    It’s not a competition. Those froggies are working in partnership to rock the teeter-totter.

  3. nighthawks

    nighthawks GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    shouldn’t they be balance perfectly in the last panel?
    just sayin’!

  4. ILuvLu

    ILuvLu said, about 2 years ago

    @Leslie Barks

    I understand what you are saying, but if you look at the frog’s faces, they are expressing competition and surprise, not co-operation.

  5. ILuvLu

    ILuvLu said, about 2 years ago

    @nighthawks

    Not if the right frog was down to begin with and the two bugs weigh the same.

  6. Lisa  4romMpls

    Lisa 4romMpls said, about 2 years ago

    Awww – they’re so cute!

  7. ziglego

    ziglego said, about 2 years ago

    @ILuvLu

    i can do anything, better than, you.

  8. tammyspeakslife

    tammyspeakslife GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    It’s slow going but whatever

  9. ILuvLu

    ILuvLu said, about 2 years ago

    @ziglego

    :-P

  10. ILuvLu

    ILuvLu said, about 2 years ago

    @nighthawks

    shouldn’t they be balance perfectly in the last panel?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    As I look back at my previous posting, I see that it was rather incomplete and that a more rigorous analysis is warranted.

    First we must make 2 assumptions: 1. The frogs are not holding onto something under the water that would tend to hold them down or they are not putting their toes under the lilly pad, also tending to hold them down and 2. The frogs are sitting the same distance from the fulcrum. This second assumption is not required, but it makes the discussion easier. Since we can not see under the water, we have no basis for assumption #1 other than either case is unlikely. Not making assumption #2 simply adds additional terms to the discussion, but does not change to overall concept.

    We see from panel one that before the left frog (let us call it LF) catches the bug, the right frog (let us call it RF) is down, thus RF is heavier than LF . After eating the bug (let us call it LB), the combined weight of LF + LB is greater than the weight of RF as seen by LF being in the down position.

    Now RF eats RB (this is the assumption Boro wants us to make) and RF returns to the down position. In order for RF to be in the down position, we must have the same situation that was present in panel #1, that is RF RB are heavier than LFLB.

    In order for the board to be balanced, RF+RB=LF+LB and since RF was heavier than LF to begin with, then LB would have to make up the weight difference between the two frogs or at least one of our assumptions must be incorrect.

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