Dodgy Maths Question Yo

Scenario: Person A of height 1.63m is moving at a constant velocity of 1.3 ms-1 towards west, carrying an unzipped bag on her right shoulder with a 0.1m x 0.1m opening. Bird B is flying at a constant velocity of 15 ms-1 towards north, 2m above Person A, carrying a 0.1m x 0.1m soaked piece of bread (C) of mass 0.3 kg in its beak. Bird B releases Bread C at unknown time t.

Question: Assume that there is no air resistance, calculate the probability of Bread C landing directly into Person A’s bag.

Answer: Apparently not zero.
Source: Life.

P.S. Yes, this could have been much, much worse.
P.P.S. I hate birds.

5 thoughts on “Dodgy Maths Question Yo”

  1. Hi! :D I just wanted to let you know…my name is Vickie and I also am Cantonese (Assuming that since you came from Hong Kong, that you know some sort of Cantonese). I HATE IT WHEN PEOPLE MISPELL MY NAME TOO. I just wanted to say that. :) Cool blog you have here too! Bye!

  2. If I were you, I would not have turned a slightly unfortunate situation into an infinitely more unfortunate one by making it into a physics problem. Eeek physics.

    Also, I’m really happy for you that it was soggy bread and not bird shit.

  3. that is… so unfortunate. :(

    if it makes you feel any better, my friend had her sun roof open while driving, and a bird pooped, and it went directly into the sunroof, (luckily) missed her head, and splattered/covered the entire back seat. she didn’t even see it until 2 days later. (semi) lucky for her, she had leather seats.

    at least it landed in your bag and not your face. :)

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