Are you smarter than an engineering student? Have you gotten rusty or are you still at the head of the class? We’re challenging you to dust off that old textbook knowledge and challenge your co-workers to some good ole’ engineering trivia with our new series “Are You Smarter Than an Engineering Student.” Here is the first trivia question and video response to our new bi-weekly series!
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As an engineer, you know that gears can be used in unlimited types of mechanical devices. A gear’s main function is to generate speed or power to its designated machine or to send the power of a machine off into another direction. When meshing two gears together, the second gear will always turn in the opposite direction. So if the first gear turns clockwise, the second gear must turn counterclockwise and vice versa.
Looking at the following picture, when the monkey rotates the gear counterclockwise, which mark will be hit? 1 or 2?
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