SPS Problem of the Week

A bored astronaut plays with a measuring tape in space. He pulls out an arbitrary length of tape, and then lets go with both hands at the same time.

What is the ensuing behavior of the measuring tape?

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Send a written solution that explains the behavior of the measuring tape, as well as a username you would like to be referred to by, to jason.gombas@hope.edu. We will publish the username of any student who provides a correct solution in next week’s post.

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