Reversing the initial direction of the wheel rotates the wheel in a counterclockwise direction.

How would reversing the wheel’s initial direction of rotation affect the result?

a. The seated demonstrator would rotate clockwise with increased angular speed.

b. The seated demonstrator would rotate clockwise at the same angular speed.

c. The seated demonstrator would not rotate at all.

d. The seated demonstrator would rotate counterclockwise with increased angular speed.

e. The seated demonstrator would rotate counterclockwise at the same angular speed.

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