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A bicycle with two wheels of different sizes moves at 3 meters per second, at how many rotations per second does the smaller wheel rotate?

(1) The smaller wheel is 0.5 m wide in diameter.
(2) The larger wheel is twice as wide in diameter, and rotates at \(\frac{3}{\pi}\) rotations per second.

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A bicycle with two wheels of different sizes moves at 3 meters per second, at how many rotations per second does the smaller wheel rotate?

(1) The smaller wheel is 0.5 m wide in diameter.
(2) The larger wheel is twice as wide in diameter, and rotates at \(\frac{3}{\pi}\) rotations per second.


For two wheels of different diameters

Ratio of revolutions, \(R_1 / R_2 = D_2 / D_1\) where \(D_1\) and \(D_2\) are diameters of the wheels

Question: at how many rotations per second does the smaller wheel rotate?

Statement 1: The smaller wheel is 0.5 m wide in diameter.
The distance travelled in 1 sec by smaller wheel = 3 meters
Distance travelled by small wheel in one revolution = \(0.5π\)
Number of revolutions per second = \(3/(0.5π)\)
SUFFICIENT

Statement 2: The larger wheel is twice as wide in diameter, and rotates at \(\frac{3}{\pi}\) rotations per second..
Now we cam calculate the rotation of bigger wheel as well as smaller wheel just like we did in first statement hence
SUFFICIENT

Answer: option D
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