Two children are riding on a merry-go-round. Child A is at a greater distance from the axis of rotation than child B. Which child has the larger tangential speed?
A) Child B
B) They have the same zero tangential speed
C) Child A
D) They have the same non-zero tangential speed
E) There is not enough information given to answer the question.
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