The diameter of each wheel of a bicycle is 26 inches. If you traveling at...
The diameter of each wheel of a bicycle is inches. If you traveling at a speed of miles per hour on this bicycle, through how many revolutions per minute are the wheels turning?
Answer & Explanation
Rewrite the given units:
Calculate the speed in inches per minute:
Find the number of revolutions:
The speed of the bicycle is inpm
So in 1-minute wheel moves inches
The diameter (D) of each wheel of a bicycle is inches
is the number of revolutions.
So, can be taken as .
Hence, the number of revolutions is .