what happens to a car

i grew up with my parents disagreeing on a lot of things.
i hear them reason out with each other without anyone giving in.

just a few minutes ago, they had another one of those petty debates.
and because it wasn't resolved (which is not surprising), i was inspired to start blogging about such cases.

mommy says: a car whose engine stops while downhilling a slope on first gear, will stay put
daddy says: a car whose engine stops while downhilling a slope on first gear, will continue to run downhill unless breaks are used

7 comments:

September 8, 2009 at 11:23 AM JAbbeRedONiON

i asked people and they are giving me different answers!

September 8, 2009 at 11:32 AM wondering

your dad is right! haven't you learned anything from science high physics? LOL jk.

gravity will pull the car down the slope. and if it continues to move, it will move in an accelerated speed!

unless something is done to counter gravity, then the car will continue to move downhill.

there's a reason why cars parked in slopes needed to be put on breaks and/or hand breaks. plus the tires have to turned either to the right or to the left just in case the car does move due to gravity!

September 8, 2009 at 9:08 PM JAbbeRedONiON

i missed to put one important given fact on this argument tim. the car has to be on first gear. no wonder the comment about sci hi physics.

September 12, 2009 at 3:55 AM BLOGGERBOY

ok.....is easy...actually 1st gear does continue move infront acept u applied ur break because it a foward gear xcept is a reverse gear if not the car will continue go on!!!

September 12, 2009 at 4:05 AM JAbbeRedONiON

thanks for dropping by bloggerboy

September 12, 2009 at 5:24 AM dezza

i think from my little knowledge on cars.. having both works better. putting the hand break on and in first gear..which is just to lock it.. like when you're breaking in a traffic light, if someone hits u from behind and ur in first gear, the car wont move forward unless ur in neutral. :)

February 17, 2010 at 3:45 AM JAbbeRedONiON

just noticed your comment here dezza. :-) thanks.

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