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This was a very challenging question but you took it in your stride! William from Stradbroke Primary said:


If you move the mouse up the blue circle will go down and if you move the mouse down the blue circle goes up but it is not completely opposite because when you move the mouse left it will go that way and if you move the mouse right the blue circle will go right.

Well noticed, William. Rishi explains:


The path of the yellow ball is the horizontally flipped version of the blue ball.

Harry from Culford Prep sent in an image of the two paths so we can see that Rishi's answer is correct, but the path of the yellow ball is just moved over to the left too:



two paths