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Linear Velocity of the Tire

If the tires on a bicycle have an angular velocity of 1 rad/s and a radius of 0.5 m, what is the linear velocity of the tire? How far will the bicycle travel in 10 seconds?

a. linear velocity = 5 cm/s, distance = 50 meters
b. linear velocity = pi m/s, distance = 10 pi meters
c. linear velocity = 1 m/s, distance = 10 meters
d. linear velocity = 0.5 m/s, distance = 5 meters

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Perimeter of the tire = 2*pi*0.5 = 3.14 (m)
Convert the angular velocity into rev/s ...

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