Judging from the results of the first entry, so maybe this wasn’t so fun but consider the source. I am ever easily amused. People were readily intrigued by the challenge of question #5 which was great but nobody (other than Graham) tried to answer the first four questions. Hmmm. Considering that, I’m opening the floor to professionals. Really folks, none of these questions are difficult. This is material that any one of you should know (except people using blanks).
- The answer to #1 can be found on page 176 of The Entrepreneur’s Guide.
- The answer to #2/3 is on page 179 and in figure 5.80 on page 180. You can also find it here.
- For question #4, see figure 4.9 on page 116. Think puzzle making.
- Regarding number 5, Tom came closest with his description of the origin point at the sphere’s center. There were some wild guesses about the proposed grading methods; the closest described geometry as a possible solution. I’d be more inclined to describe the solution based on topology and calculus. Eric and I examined more ball samples yesterday and discovered -much to our surprise- that ball makers developed their pattern and grade (comparing a softball) traditionally. That is to say, it wasn’t a mathematical solution. Consequently, it wasn’t mathematically perfect, using the solution of wet leather to stretch to compensate for the error. In part three, I’ll illustrate exactly what we found. Unless you do it first of course.