GeekDad Puzzle of the Week: Presto Chango Geek to Maverick

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In the movie Top Gun, Maverick is the Aristotelian ideal of cool — the non-thinking, seat-of-his-pants antithesis of everything geek. But did you know that all it takes is basic physics to transform one into the other?

Use basic physics formulas to transform:

Please show your steps, and don’t get your tighty-whiteys in a bind about capital vs. lowercase letters, the fact that terms represented by the letter “m” may not *technically* cancel each other, and the “2” that necessarily ends up in the denominator.

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