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How far does a rider travel in one turn of each Ferris wheel?

This is the first chart
Measure Ferris Wheel
Diameter (ft) 250
Height, including base 264
# of passenger cars 36
#of people per car 60

This is the second chart

Measure Cosmo Clock
Diameter (ft) 328
Height, including base 369
# of passenger cars 60
# of people per car 8

  • Algebra -

    ignore extraneous information. All you need to know is the circumference of the wheel.

    250-ft wheel:
    c = pi*d = 3.14*250 = 785 ft

    328-ft wheel:
    c = 3.14*328 = 1030 ft

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