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A merry go round with a radius of 3 meters is at rest. The operator starts the merry go round up and it accelerates at a constant rate for 20 seconds. At the end of that time, the merry go round is moving at 10 revolutions per minute.

1) What was the angular acceleration of the merry go round?

2) What is the speed of one of the horses at the edge of the merry go round when the merry go round reaches its maximum rotation rate?

2. Relevant equations

let a=angular acceleration

let w=angular velocity

let r= radius

a=rw^2

3. The attempt at a solution

So, I solved #1 out, but I'm not sure it's right at all. Here is my work:

a=rw^2

=(3)((10*2*(22/7))/60)^2 = 3.31 rad/s^2

And I don't know how to do part 2. Please help.

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# Homework Help: Can you check my work for this problem dealing with Angular Acceleration and Rotation

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