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## Homework Statement

I thought this would be an easy question for me, but I can't figure it out.

"What is the tangential speed of a passenger on a Ferris wheel that has a radius of 10 meters and rotates once every 30 seconds?"

## Homework Equations

Tangential speed = rotational speed x radial distance

## The Attempt at a Solution

Tangential speed = 2RMP x 10 meters

= 20...what units? Not m/sec, not RPM...

...But...

I figured the circumference is 62.83 meters x 2RPM = 125 meters per minute