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A Ferris wheel has a radius of 35 feet, and is rotating at 5 revolutions per minute. Find the linear speed, in feet per minute, of a seat on the Ferris wheel.

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    The seat travels 2*pi*35 = 219.9 feet in 12 seconds (1/5 of a minute).

    The speed is the distance divided by time.

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