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Physics 101 Mystery Cache

Hidden : 09/27/2004
Difficulty:
3.5 out of 5
Terrain:
1 out of 5

Size: Size:   micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

The cache is NOT at the above coordinates!!!

To find the location to the cache you must solve two beginner (High School Level) physics problems.


Part I

A car full of geocachers is traveling along a road at 35.1 meters/second(m/s). All of a sudden the navigator yells "Stop! It's right here!!!" The driver quickly applies the brakes at an acceleration of -2m/s/s (meters per second squared) and comes to a stop.

To figure out the last three digits of the north coordinates figure out how much distance it takes to stop the vehicle and return to the cache site. (Use ONLY the first three digits of the answer and remove the decimal point and the value and then replace it with the last three digits of the North coordinates 38*02.xxx).

Part II

A geocacher is standing at a cache site. It seems that the GPSr signal is bouncing all over the place. Frustrated s/he throws it straight up with a speed of 12.42 m/s. It is caught on the way down at a point 5.0 meters above where it was thrown, by a fellow geocacher on the second floor, who doesn't want to see any harm come of this wonderful tool.

To figure out the last three digits of the west coordinates, figure out how fast the GPSr was going when it was caught. (Use ONLY the first three digits of the answer and remove the decimal point and the value and then replace it with the last three digits of the West coordinates 121*20.yyy).

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

ABGR!!! Gur pnpur vf ABG ba cevingr cebcregl fb erfcrpg arvtuobe'f cebcregl. Uvtu trb-zhttyr nern fb or pnhgvbhf.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)