## You are sitting on a merry-go-round at a distance of 2m from its center. It spins 15 times in 3 min. What distance do you move as you make o

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You are sitting on a merry-go-round at a distance of 2m from its center. It spins 15 times in 3 min. What distance do you move as you make one revolution? What is your angular speed in RPM? What is your linear speed in meters per SECOND?

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2 weeks 2021-09-02T09:38:35+00:00 1 Answers 0 views 0

A) 12.57 m

B) 5 RPM

C) 3.142 m/s

Explanation:

A) Distance covered in 1 Revolution:

The formula that gives the relationship between the arc length or distance covered during circular motion to the angle subtended or the revolutions, is given as follows:

s = rθ

where,

s = distance covered = ?

r = radius of circle = 2 m

θ = Angle = 2π radians  (For 1 complete Revolution)

Therefore,

s = 12.57 m

B) Angular Speed:

The formula for angular speed is given as:

ω = θ/t

where,

ω = angular speed = ?

θ = angular distance covered = 15 revolutions

t = time taken = 3 min

Therefore,

ω = 15 rev/3 min

ω = 5 RPM

C) Linear Speed:

The formula that gives the the linear speed of an object moving in a circular path is given as:

v = rω

where,

v = linear speed = ?

r = radius = 2 m