Problem: A car’s wheel rotates along the floor without slipping. If the car is moving at 30 m/s, and the wheels are 45 cm in diameter, what is the rotational speed of the wheels?

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A car’s wheel rotates along the floor without slipping. If the car is moving at 30 m/s, and the wheels are 45 cm in diameter, what is the rotational speed of the wheels?

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