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She saw a 3-wheeled car driving along, with 2 wheels in front and 1 wheel in back. Her question was whether this would be more stable or less stable than the other way around (1 wheel in front, 2 in back). She figured the 2 wheels up front would be more stable: the engine and most of the mass is probably up front, and so the center of mass would be closer to the wider wheel base (making it less likely to tip over). Off the top of my head, I tend to agree, but these things tend to be trickier than they at first seem. Any thoughts?
In fact any odd number wheel vehicle must be more instable than even number wheeled vehicles
I invite the author to consider the fact that young children learn to ride tricycles before they progress to bicycles.
Did you ever own or ride a bicycle as a kid?Have we been teaching children wrong all this time? should we start them on bicycles and work them up to tricycles?