Pinewood Derby - BOGUS Answer

Review.Review. Car can weigh no more than 5 ounces. All cars travel the same distance down the 45-degree slope, and one car goes further than any of the others along the flat. Although the front of the cars all travel the same distance, where you place the dense weight makes a big difference. If the weight is at the front, the acceleration ceases as soon as the front levels out. If the weight is at the rear, then the weight travels a greater distance before the weight makes the transition from the slope to the level. That 6-inch car length gives the weight at the rear of the car an additional 4 1/4 inches of vertical drop, resulting in a higher terminal velocity. In fact, until the car is 6 inches along the horizontal track, the weight in the rear is still accelerating.
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