Spinning Your Wheels 2
- Dustin Warren
In our last activity we learned that a wheel travels the distance of its circumference every full rotation. How many degrees are in a full rotation?
Suppose a wheel has 6 spokes. How many degrees must the wheel turn to travel the distance from one spoke to the next?
Fill out the following table.
Suppose you have five wheels of radius 50cm each with a different number of spokes. Find the distance each wheel travels when it turns from one spoke to the next.