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Convert radius/s to m/s?

  1. Nov 10, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The angular velocity of the ferris wheel with a diameter of 18m is pi/24 radians/s. How would that compare to m/s?

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    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Nov 10, 2014 #2


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    You know the circumference and you should know how find how long it will take to make one revolution.
    Circumference (m)/ time for revolution (sec)= speed m/sec.
  4. Nov 10, 2014 #3
    it takes 0.8mins to make one revolution
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    Right, so what do you get for speed in m/sec?
  6. Nov 10, 2014 #5
    would that be 1.178m/s?

    because 2pi(9m)/48s
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    Looks good.
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