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I am working with sports analogy. I have 3 problems that I simply cannot fiqure out...Help>
1. Swimming is to butterfly as _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ is to dressage.
2. In skiing, alpine is to slalom as ______is to cross-country.
3. A mountain is to a ski jumper as a ________is to a diver...

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asked by Jennifer
  1. Sports questions here.

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  2. 1. As you can see from this definition, "dressage" has to do with horseback riding.

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dressage

    2. Check this definition of "slalom."

    http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/slalom

    What do people do when the participate in cross-country?

    3. A ski jumper jumps off a mountain. What does a diver jump from?

    We'll be glad to check your answers.

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  3. Butterfly is a discipline of swimming, whereas dressage is a discipline of horseriding (I just googled "define dressage" to find that out).

    A ski-jumper skis down a mountain, so it ought to be that a diver dives down a ... what? Is it a swimming pool, because he dives down into it? It's not really an exact parallel though: does anybody have any better ideas? As to no. 2, what's cross-country skiing called? Is there such a thing?

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    posted by David Q
  4. Cross country is just that...a long race over difficult conditions... that is also what alpine skiing is. What kind of race would the slalom be equal to?

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    posted by GuruBlue
  5. I think my answers would be:

    1. discipline
    2. zigzag
    3. platform

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    posted by Jennifer
  6. I think that Horseback riding would be the answer to #1.

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    posted by GuruBlue

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