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1. If I throw a stone at you, the same time you throw a stone at me and the stones travel at the same speed, the stones hit each of us at the same time right?
2. No. It would only hit you because I'll dodge it.
3. the stones have a chance of hitting each other
4. (Original post by shawn_o1)
the stones have a chance of hitting each other
That is true, but we the stones have different paths in this question.
5. No.

Throwing trajectory, wind direction speed, targets moving all make them hitting the exact same time an almost impossibility.

Plus the odds of finding two stones with the EXACT same weight/size/shape (to account for aerodynamic drag) are in the lottery ballpark figures I imagine.
6. We are both crazy

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7. (Original post by AlbertXY)
If I throw a stone at you, the same time you throw a stone at me and the stones travel at the same speed, the stones hit each of us at the same time right?
8. (Original post by loooopppyyy)
No.

Throwing trajectory, wind direction speed, targets moving all make them hitting the exact same time an almost impossibility.
wind speed 0, targets stationary relative to the ground.
9. (Original post by Kyx)
No speed, change it to bullets if you like, we shoot each other with the same make and model gun, the bullets have the same speed.

Do the bullets hit us at the same time?
10. (Original post by AlbertXY)
No speed, change it to bullets if you like, we shoot each other with the same make and model gun, the bullets have the same speed.

Do the bullets hit us at the same time?
Depends on wind speed and direction
11. (Original post by Kyx)
Depends on wind speed and direction
There is no wind, stop being so obtuse.

The direction of the bullets is at each other in a straight line , vector x
12. (Original post by AlbertXY)
There is no wind, stop being so obtuse.

The direction of the bullets is at each other in a straight line , vector x
Depends on the exact trajectory, angle, velocity, etc...
13. (Original post by Kyx)
Depends on the exact trajectory, angle, velocity, etc...

Ok troll, clearly you have no intention of giving an answer, I should of knew better than asking some ''dumb'' students.
14. (Original post by AlbertXY)
Ok troll, clearly you have no intention of giving an answer, I should of knew better than asking some ''dumb'' students.
I think that you will find that my answers are perfectly accurate. It depends upon all of theses factors. But let's assume that everything was set up perfectly, and they hit at the same time. What was your next point?
15. (Original post by Kyx)
and they hit at the same time.
Well yes that is the answer.

The point is something far more complicated and I am not sure you would understand, but on your yes answer alone I know I am correct.
16. (Original post by AlbertXY)
Well yes that is the answer.

The point is something far more complicated and I am not sure you would understand, but on your yes answer alone I know I am correct.
Although when I say this, I am referring to a third observer who happens to be observing from 'outside the system', as it were. If I were to shoot a bullet at you, and you at me, we would perceive them to hit at slightly different times since the speed of light is not infinite. But this is not what we are talking about, I presume?
17. (Original post by Kyx)
Although when I say this, I am referring to a third observer who happens to be observing from 'outside the system', as it were. If I were to shoot a bullet at you, and you at me, we would perceive them to hit at slightly different times since the speed of light is not infinite. But this is not what we are talking about, I presume?
You are already aware of my argument? It is about the speed of light and a very interesting fact or two .

So lets cut to the chase,

You stand on the Sun ( yes I know you can't really stand on the Sun).

I stand on Earth

We look at each other

Like the bullets from a gun, the Photons travel from me to you

and the photons travel from you to me

we see each other the exact same time?
18. OP calling us trolls for asking about certain variables, I think OP is clearly the troll here...
19. (Original post by AlbertXY)
You are already aware of my argument? It is about the speed of light and a very interesting fact or two .

So lets cut to the chase,

You stand on the Sun ( yes I know you can't really stand on the Sun).

I stand on Earth

We look at each other

Like the bullets from a gun, the Photons travel from me to you

and the photons travel from you to me

we see each other the exact same time?
20. (Original post by loooopppyyy)
OP calling us trolls for asking about certain variables, I think OP is clearly the troll here...
I stated no wind and different paths, I think you need learn to read all the posts.

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