







Revolutions per minute 
20141024 

From Edward: Hello; I have a 28.2 inch diameter tire; do not worry about engine RPM or gear ratios, please tell me what the RPM
of that tire is at 8 MPH and 64 MPH. Thank you.
Sincerely; Edward Answered by Penny Nom. 





Angular speed 
20140629 

From andrea: a wheel having a radius of 10cm rotates such that the linear speed at its rim is 30mls.
what is the angular speed of the wheel in rpm? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Riding on a Ferris wheel 
20140321 

From Claire: A Ferris wheel has a radius of 72 feet and its center is 85 feet above the ground. At the top of the Ferris wheel, Sam is in the topmost car. If the Ferris wheel makes two complete revolutions per minute, how high above the ground will Sam be after 10 seconds? Answered by Penny Nom. 





A tire rolls 100 feet in a straight line 
20140107 

From Alanna: A tire has a diameter of 26 inches. If it goes 100 feet in a straight line, how many complete revolutions did it make? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Revolutions per second 
20121018 

From Crystal: Suppose a car wheel is 26 inches in diameter.
a) If the tire completes one rotation, how far would the car travel?
b) If the car is traveling at 60 miles per hour, how fast is the car wheel spinning in revolutions per second? Answered by Penny Nom. 





How many rpm does a 3.5 in. diameter wheel turn at 7 miles per hour? 
20111206 

From Al: how many rpm does a 3.5 in. diameter wheel turn at 7 miles per hour Answered by Penny Nom. 





Angular speed 
20101212 

From Jason: 7 in. pulley traveling @ 175ft/sec. What is the rpm? Answered by Stephen La Rocque and Penny Nom. 





Angular speed 
20090804 

From Mary: The engine of a sports car rotates at 5000 revolutions per minute (rpm). Calculate the angular speed of the engine in radians per second. Use 2 radians = 1 revolution. Answered by Penny Nom. 





A rolling wheel 
20090329 

From Jules: How far does a wheel of radius 2 feet roll along level ground in making
300 revolutions? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The speed of a tire in revolutions per minute 
20090328 

From Jules: Suppose that a tire on a car has an outer diameter of 2,5 feet. How many
revolutions per minute does that tire make when the car is travelling 60
miles per hour? (hint:first find the angular velocity in radians per minute.) Answered by Harley Weston. 





Jogging around a circular track 
20081119 

From kim: Joan wants to jog 10 miles on a circular track 1/4 miles in diameter. How many times must she circle the track? Answered by Penny Nom. 





The current in a river 
20080612 

From Joi: To approximate the speed of the current of a river, a circular paddle wheel with radius 4 feet is lowered into the water. If the current causes the wheel to rotate at a speed of 10 revolutions per minute, what is the speed of the current? Express your answer in miles per hour. Answered by Harley Weston. 





How many complete revolutions does each wheel make? 
20071228 

From varoon: The wheels of a car are of diameter 80cm each. How many complete revolutions does each wheel make in 10 minutes when the car is travelling at a speed of 66kms per hour? Answered by Penny Nom. 





Is there a practical use for radian measure? 
20071026 

From Paula: Is there a practical use for radian measure in any profession? Which professions might us radian as opposed to degree measure? Answered by Harley Weston. 





Angular speed 
20070118 

From Cristina: A car is moving at a rate of 50 miles per hour, and the diameter of its wheels is 2.5 feet. a) Find the number of revolutions per minute the wheels are rotating. b) Find the angular speed of the wheels in radians per minute. Answered by Stephen La Rocque. 





What size pulley would I need? 
20061229 

From Chris: If I have a motor that's spinning at 950 RPM's with a pulley that's 6in diameter with a belt running to a generator, What size pulley would I need on the generator to make it spin at 3600 RPM Answered by Penny Nom. 





A point on a bicycle rim 
20060801 

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. 





Angular speed 
20040201 

From Rachel: A 4 inch pulley on a motor makes 1500 revolutions/minute. It is connected to an 8 inch saw blade.
a. Find the angular speed of the pulley in radians/minute
b. Find the angular speed of the saw in radians/ minute
Answered by Harley Weston. 





A rock on a string 
20031026 

From A student: a rock on a 4' string is rotated at 80 rpm. what is the linear speed in feet per second? in miles per hour? Answered by Penny Nom. 





PreCalculus 
20000809 

From Angela: Use absolute values to define the interval or pair of intervals on the real line.
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A car is moving at the rate of 50 miles per hour, and the diameter of its wheels is 2.5 feet. a) Find the number of revolutions per minute that the wheels are rotating. b) Find the angular speed of the wheels in radians per minute. Answered by Harley Weston. 





Rolling Circles 
19990912 

From Craig Ellis: We have a circle of radius 3. inside the circle and tangent to the circle of radius 3 at one point is a circleof radius 1. The question is if we could roll the smaller circle around the inside of the larger circle how many revolutions would it take to get around to where we started. Answered by Chris Fisher and Walter Whiteley. 

