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A boy is riding a bicycle. Radius of the wheel is .26m and a constant angular velocity of the wheel is .373 rev/sec.

Determine the boys velocity

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A boy is riding a bicycle is discussed. Radius of the wheel is .26m and a constant angular velocity of the wheel is .373 rev/sec.

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Perimeter of wheel = 2*pi*r = 2*3.14*.26 = 1.63 (m)
For every sec, the boy can move 1.63*.373 = 0.61 (m)
So the boy's velocity ...

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