Hi I need help with this question(View the diagram attached!)
The diagram shows the point P on the rim of a circular wheel, centre O and of radius 2m. A 4.5m length of steel PA joins P to a point A which is free to move along the horizontal groove OQ, as the wheel rotates about its fixed centre O.
i) How far will A be from the centre of the circle when P is vertically above O? (the answer is )
ii) What will be the closest that A comes to O?(the answer is )
iii) What will be the furthest that A can be from O?(the answer is )
I hope this reply doesn't come too late.
Originally Posted by requal
I've modified your sketch a little bit. Unfortunately I have messed up the order of questions.
to #i) Use Pythagorean theorem.
to #ii) Calculate a difference. (By the way: The given answer is wrong)
to #iii) Calculate a sum.