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Finding X

  1. Jun 9, 2009 #1
    Fairgoers ride a Ferris wheel with a radius of 5.00 m . The wheel completes one revolution every 31.0 s
    If a rider accidentally drops a stuffed animal at the top of the wheel, where does it land relative to the base of the ride? (Note: The bottom of the wheel is 1.75 m above the ground.)

    okay so I got that velocity which is 1.01 m/s of the rider on the ferris wheel but I really don't know where to go from there...any suggestions? It seems simple but im stumped!
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  3. Jun 9, 2009 #2


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    Find the time taken for the stuffed animal to reach the ground. Use this time to find where the base will be when the object has landed.
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