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Asked Nov 22, 2019
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A carnival has a Ferris wheel with a diameter of 80 feet. The time for the Ferris wheel to make one revolution is 75 seconds. What is the linear speed in feet per second of a point on the Ferris wheel? What is the angular speed in radians per second?

 

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Step 1

To determine the linear and angular speed of a point on the wheel.

Step 2

Given:

The diameter of the Ferris wheel is 80 feet and it take 75 seconds to complete one revolution.

Step 3

Formula Used:

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Linear speed v = or
where T is the time period.
т
Angular speed o -
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