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A bicycle has wheels of radius 0.25 m. Each wheel has a rotational inertia of 0.096 kg* m2 about its axle. The total mass of the bicycle including the wheels and the rider is 79 kg. When coasting at constant speed, what fraction of the total kinetic energy of the bicycle (including rider) is the rotational kinetic energy of the wheels?

2. Relevant equations

KE=1/2 Iw^2 KE=1/2 mv^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I tried using (1/2 Iw^2)*(1/2 mv^2) = total KE, but that didn't seem to work. Help?

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# Homework Help: Rotational Kinetic Energy of Moving Wheel

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