The distance traveled by the spot of paint on the tire in one complete revolution is equal to the circumference of the tire given by:
The number of revolutions, n for the tire to cover the distance d is expressed as:
From the first equation, C = (2π)(0.33) = 2.073 m
A spot of paint on a bicycle tire moves in a circular path of radius 0.33 m. When the spot has traveled a linear distance of 1.76 m, through what angle has the tire rotated? Give your answer in radians.
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