Given the graph of a supply network and the maximum capacity for
flow in each section find the maximum flow across the network.
Making More Tracks
Stage: 5 Challenge Level:
We know the coordinates of the rear wheel. We need to find the
coordinates of the front wheel. To do this think about the
instantaneous direction of travel of the rear wheel of the bike at
any moment in time as it travels along its curve. How far away and
in what direction is the front wheel located?
For the conjecturing, always relate back to the physical experience
of riding a bike.
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