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− | We can let this circle represent the ferris wheel with center <math>O,</math> and <math>C</math> represent the desired point <math>10</math> feet above the bottom. Draw a diagram like the one above. We find out <math>\triangle OBC</math> is a <math>30-60-90</math> triangle. That means <math>\angle BOC = 60^\circ</math> and the ferris wheel has made <math>\frac{60}{360} = \frac{1}{6}</math> of a revolution. Therefore, the time it takes to travel that much of a distance is <math>\frac{1}{6}\text{th}</math> of a minute, or <math>10</math> seconds. The answer is <math>\boxed{\mathrm{(D) \ } 10}</math> | + | We can let this circle represent the ferris wheel with center <math>O,</math> and <math>C</math> represent the desired point <math>10</math> feet above the bottom. Draw a diagram like the one above. We find out <math>\triangle OBC</math> is a <math>30-60-90</math> triangle. That means <math>\angle BOC = 60^\circ</math> and the ferris wheel has made <math>\frac{60}{360} = \frac{1}{6}</math> of a revolution. Therefore, the time it takes to travel that much of a distance is <math>\frac{1}{6}\text{th}</math> of a minute, or <math>10</math> seconds. The answer is <math>\boxed{\mathrm{(D) \ } 10}</math>. Alternatively, we would also say that <math>\triangle ABC</math> is congruent to <math>\triangle OBC</math> by SAS, so <math>AC</math> is 20, and <math>\triangle AOC</math> is equilateral, and <math>\angle BOC = 60^\circ</math> |
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Revision as of 17:41, 24 March 2013
Problem 24
Riders on a Ferris wheel travel in a circle in a vertical plane. A particular wheel has radius feet and revolves at the constant rate of one revolution per minute. How many seconds does it take a rider to travel from the bottom of the wheel to a point vertical feet above the bottom?
Solution
We can let this circle represent the ferris wheel with center and represent the desired point feet above the bottom. Draw a diagram like the one above. We find out is a triangle. That means and the ferris wheel has made of a revolution. Therefore, the time it takes to travel that much of a distance is of a minute, or seconds. The answer is . Alternatively, we would also say that is congruent to by SAS, so is 20, and is equilateral, and
See also
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