A wheel of a bicyle has a radius of 1.4 feet. Find the distance the bike travels when the wheel rotates through an angle of 150 degrees
To solve apply the angular displacement formula which is:
d - linear displacement
r - radius of the curvature, and
`theta` - angular displacement in radians
But, before substituting the values to the formula, convert the given degrees to radians.
`150 ^o xx (pirad)/(180^o)=(5pi)/6` `rad`
Then, plug-in r=1.4 feet and `theta =(5pi)/6` radians to the formula.
Hence, the distance travelled by the bike is 3.67 feet.