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A large merry-go-round completes one revolution every 17.5 s. Compute the acceleration of a child seated on it, a distance of 5.80 m from its center.

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    First compute the angular velocity of the merry-go-round.

    w = 2 pi/17.5 = 0.359 radians/s

    centripetal acceleration = R w^2

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