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anonymous
 one year ago
A Ferris wheel has a radius of 80 feet. Two particular cars are located such that the central angle between them is 165º. To the nearest tenth, what is the length of the intercepted arc between those two cars on the Ferris wheel?
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anonymous
 one year ago
A Ferris wheel has a radius of 80 feet. Two particular cars are located such that the central angle between them is 165º. To the nearest tenth, what is the length of the intercepted arc between those two cars on the Ferris wheel? HELP

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anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0arc length = r*π*angle in degrees/180

jtvatsim
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@Icedragon50 Did peachpi's formula help you solve the problem?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0well i think first i have to convert 165 degrees to radians form

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0then i would have \[\frac{ 11 \pi}{ 12}\]

jtvatsim
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That is correct! Peachpi's formula already is doing this for you.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0oh when i plug it into peach pi's formula i get 230.4 right?

jtvatsim
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Let me check... I'm not as fast with a calculator. :)

jtvatsim
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Yes, and that is the correct answer to the problem. Of course, don't forget units. :)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0YAY so 230.4 feet is the answer thanks so much :D

jtvatsim
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0You're welcome! What you did with 11pi/12 was the pi*angle in degrees/180 part of peachpi's formula. Nice work.

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0sowwy but i think since peachpi gave the ormula he should get the medal :P

jtvatsim
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I agree, and gave peachpi a medal as well. :)
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