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how fast are 13 inch trailer tires going when my truck is going 55mph with 15" tires

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    55 mph= 55mph*5280 ft/mi * 12 in/ft /(60 min/h)
    = 58080 in/min
    Each revolution of the trailer tire travels a distance equal to the circumference of the tire
    =(13)*π inches
    Number of revolutions per minute
    =58080/13π
    =1422 rpm approx.

    Note: the answer is the same if the car uses 16" tires. It's the speed of the trailer that counts.

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