







The distance traveled on a bike 
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From Dennis: I would like to calculate the distance traveled on a bike based on the size of the tire and on the number of revolutions per minute. This is based on the rider traveling at a constant speed. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





The saddle height on a bicycle 
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From David: The saddle height on a bicycle should be 109% of the inside leg measurement of the rider (http://www.harriscyclery.com). If the saddle height is 37 in., then what is the inside leg measurement?
I don't know how to set up the equation if you can teach me how to set it up it would be great thanks Answered by Harley Weston. 





A point on a bicycle rim 
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From Sonu: Find the speed in m/s of a point on a bicycle rim of diameter 88cm making 200 revolutions per minute. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A bicycle ride around the local lakes 
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From Geecee: Yesterday I went for a long bicycle ride around the local lakes. As the ride was quite long, I rode in various stages. In the first stage I rode half of the overall distance. Stage two saw half of the remaining distance plus 35 metres covered. Stage three covered threequarters of the remaining distance. Stage four completed half of the remaining distance plus 75 metres. Stage five completed the journey with a final burst of 150 metres.
How far did I cycle in total? Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





Speed on a bicycle 
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From Deborah: We are trying to figure out how many miles per hour we rode in a bike race. If the distance was l5 miles and the time it took was was 55 minutes, what is the speed? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Bicycles and tricycles 
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From Sally: A bicycle shop has 5 bicycles and tricycles to repair. They have 12 wheels. What strategy would you use to determine how many bicycles and tricycles need to be repaired? Answered by Claude Tardif, Diane Hanson and Penny Nom. 





Bicycles and phone calls 
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From Sarah:
 A bicycle has a diameter of 66 centimeters. How many times must the tire rotate to travel 1 kilometer?explain answer.
 Becky want to make a long distance call to her friend Sarah from a pay telephone.She has $5.00 in change.The call costs $0.90 for the first three minutes and $0.24 for each additional minute.How long can Becky talk to Sarah?
Answered by Leeanne Boehm. 





Kai's bike 
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From Fumiko Muhammad: The wheels on Kai's bike are 27 inches in diameter. His little sister, Masako, has a bike with wheels that are 20 inches in diameter. a. How far will Kai go in one complete turn of his wheels? b. How far will Masacko go in one complete turn of her wheels? c. How far will Kai go in 500 turns of his wheels? d. How far will Masako go in 500 turns of her wheels? Answered by Penny Nom. 

