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**nyago** Could someone show me the steps for solving this problem? We went over this in class a few weeks ago but I'm a bit confused about how to figure out the second part of the question, mainly. I'm supposed to have a similar problem on my final tomorrow....

**The rim of the London Eye (a 135m diameter ferris wheel) moves 26 cm/sec, slow enough for passengers to safely get on the wheel from the platform (2 meters above ground level) without stopping the wheel at the bottom of its rotation. **

1. What's the height at the bottom of the wheel? The top? How high above the ground is the center of the wheel?

2. How far does a passenger travel as the wheel makes one complete revolution? $\displaystyle \color{red}2 \pi r$

How much time does that take? $\displaystyle \color{red}T = \frac{2\pi r}{v}$