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Ripple Inferences

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Created for Albert.io. Copyright 2017. All right reserved.

A child in a pool uses their hand to make ripples. The diagram above shows the surface of a pool from above.

Which of the following can be reasonably concluded from the shape of the ripple pattern?

A

The child moved their hand left and right to make the ripples but moved their hand faster when it moved to the right than when it moved to the left.

B

The child moved their hand left and right to make the ripples but moved their hand faster when it moved to the left than when it moved to the right.

C

The child moved their hand up and down (in and out of the page) to create ripples and the child’s hand was progressing to the left over time.

D

The child moved their hand up and down (in and out of the page) to create ripples and the child’s hand was progressing to the right over time.