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Problem: A merry-go-round is rotating at constant angular speed. Two children are riding the merry-go-round: Ana is riding at point A and Bobby is riding at point B. Part A Which child moves with greater magnitude of velocity? Ana has the greater magnitude of velocity. Bobby has the greater magnitude of velocity. Both Ana and Bobby have the same magnitude of velocity. Part B Who moves with greater magnitude of angular velocity? Ana has the greater magnitude of angular velocity. Bobby has the greater magnitude of angular velocity. Both Ana and Bobby have the same magnitude of angular velocity. 

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Part A

Velocity:

v=rω

rB is greater than rA. Thus, B has greater magnitude of velocity. 

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A merry-go-round is rotating at constant angular speed. Two children are riding the merry-go-round: Ana is riding at point A and Bobby is riding at point B. 

Part A Which child moves with greater magnitude of velocity? 

  1. Ana has the greater magnitude of velocity. 
  2. Bobby has the greater magnitude of velocity. 
  3. Both Ana and Bobby have the same magnitude of velocity. 

Part B Who moves with greater magnitude of angular velocity? 

  1. Ana has the greater magnitude of angular velocity. 
  2. Bobby has the greater magnitude of angular velocity. 
  3. Both Ana and Bobby have the same magnitude of angular velocity. 

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