A wheel rotating an an angular velocity of 1.2π radians/s, while a point of circumference of the wheel travels 9.6π m in 10s. What is the radius of the wheel?
I'm not really sure where to start; I know that the wheel makes 36 revolutions in one minute but I'm not sure how to find the circumference or radius. Any suggestions/hints?
I know that the answer is 0.8 m, just not sure how to calculate this.
Please and thank you!
I presume you know that circumference of a circle of radius r is . That divides into 4.8/r times so the wheel must have turned through 4.8/r revolutions. Since each revolution is radians, that will be radians. Since we are told that the wheel turned at radians per second for 10 seconds, it actually turned through 12 radians: 9.6/r= 12. Solve that for r.