(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

I thought this would be an easy question for me, but I cant 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?"

2. Relevant equations

Tangential speed = rotational speed x radial distance

3. 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

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# Homework Help: Tangential speed

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