(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Automobile Tire: If a car runs over a nail at 55 mi/hr and the nail is lodged in the tire tread 13 in. from the center of the wheel, then what is the angular velocity of the nail in radians per hour?

2. Relevant equations

w = alpha/time

a = s / r

3. The attempt at a solution

I am not really sure where to start on this, obviously 13 in. is the radius, but I am unsure of how to get the angle alpha without a sector length. I assume it has something to do with the given 55 mph but don't see where it goes in.

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# Homework Help: Angular and Linear Motion problem

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