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Homework Help: Have a question about bike problem

  1. Oct 29, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    A bicycle is rolling down a circular portion of a path; this portion of the path has a radius of 7.78 m. As the drawing illustrates, the angular displacement of the bicycle is 0.877 rad. What is the angle (in radians) through which each bicycle wheel (radius = 0.330 m) rotates?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Basically, what I did to solve the problem was that I multiplied the angular displacement
    of the bicycle and the radius of the path. So it was 0.877 x 7.78 and I got 6.82306. To
    this number, I divided 0.330, which is angle of bicycle wheel and I finally got 20.7, but
    the website says that this is wrong. I tried to put 20.68 and it was still wrong. Can someone
    tell me if I did something wrong to do this problem? The unit must be in radians. Thanks.
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  3. Oct 29, 2012 #2


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    You've not posted the drawing, but based on the text your answer seems right.
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