October 10, 2015

Homework Help: trigonometry

Posted by y912f on Wednesday, January 7, 2009 at 1:19pm.

these two are the same type of questions but i have no clue how to figure out the answer. i have tried drawing it out but dont know what to do after that.
1. a bicycle with a 28-inch wheel(diameter) travels a distance of 800 feet. how many revolutions does the wheel make (to the nearest revolution)?

2. A wheel with a 20-inch radius is marked at two points on teh rim. the distance between the marks along the wheel is found to be 3 inches. what is the angle (to the nearest tenth of a degree) between the radii to the two marks?
it would be realy helpful if you could explain to me how to figure out these two. thks

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