A problem rather tricky...Please help me (not so much as GRE.but still college mathematics)
A turnof thecentury bicycle has a front wheel with a diameter of 6 feet and a back wheel
with a diameter of 2 feet. When the bicycle rolls 600 PI feet in a straight line,
a. How far does a point on the tread of the back tire travel?
b. How far does a point on the tread of the front tire travel?
Justify your answers to (a) and (b).
Who can help me with a tricky problem ?
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This looks awfully like a question that you might have been assigned as homework, to me. Is it?
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vonLipwig wrote:This looks awfully like a question that you might have been assigned as homework, to me. Is it?
Sort of !!! it really drives me crazy...sigh...

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I would experimentally verify my answer for this problem. I've always wanted to ride one of those crazy bikes ...
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Topoltergeist wrote:I would experimentally verify my answer for this problem. I've always wanted to ride one of those crazy bikes ...
Wow...look forward to some insights about it
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Really i am also crazy for rideing.Topoltergeist wrote:I would experimentally verify my answer for this problem. I've always wanted to ride one of those crazy bikes ...
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a. The back wheel rolls $$600\pi /2\pi =300$$ cycles. For each cycle, the distance that the point moves equals to the length of the cycloid, which equals 4*diameter=8 feet. Totally, it travels 8*300=2400 feet.greatgzz wrote:A problem rather tricky...Please help me (not so much as GRE.but still college mathematics)
A turnof thecentury bicycle has a front wheel with a diameter of 6 feet and a back wheel
with a diameter of 2 feet. When the bicycle rolls 600 PI feet in a straight line,
a. How far does a point on the tread of the back tire travel?
b. How far does a point on the tread of the front tire travel?
Justify your answers to (a) and (b).
b. Using the same method as a). The answer is the same.