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Homework Help: Linear Velocity Problem

  1. Sep 14, 2006 #1
    Hello. I was wondering if anyone could help me with this problem. You'll probably think it is easy, but oh well :rofl:.


    begin to explore aspects of angular velocity/and linear velocity and how tires affect them.


    Car Type Tire Type Tire Diameter-inches
    Ford Taurus 215/60-16 26.16
    Chevy Camaro 235/55-16 26.18
    Dodge Dakota 255/55-17 28.04

    #1. Find the speed of each car in mph when the wheels are turning at 800rpm.

    Ok, my question is what formula do I use that includes the Tire type?


    thanks
    Grant
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 14, 2006 #2
    You'll need to use the diameters given to find the speed of the outer edge of the wheel at 800rpm. I don't think you need to know the tire types. In fact I don't have a clue what the tire type means, but I can figure out the speeds of those cars!
     
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