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# A circular rim A having a diameter of 28 inches is rotating

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Updated on: 17 Aug 2013, 02:44
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A circular rim A having a diameter of 28 inches is rotating at the rate of x inches/min. Another circular rim B with a diameter of 35 inches is rotating at the rate of y inches/min. What is the value of y in terms of x, if both the rims reach their starting positions at the same time after every rotation.

A) 5x/4
B) 4x/5
C) 7x/5
D) 5x/7
E) 3x/4

Originally posted by pjagadish27 on 16 Aug 2013, 09:50.
Last edited by Bunuel on 17 Aug 2013, 02:44, edited 1 time in total.
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16 Aug 2013, 10:14
A circular rim A having a diameter of 28 inches is rotating at the rate of x inches/min. Another circular rim B with a diameter of 35 inches is rotating at the rate of y inches/min. What is the value of y in terms of x, if both the rims reach their starting positions at the same time after every rotation.

A)5x/4
B)4x/5
C)7x/5
D)5x/7
E)3x/4

since both the rims reach their starting positions at the same time after every rotation.
==>this means time to rotate 1 revolution for both are same.
time = distance/speed
distance = perimeter of each circle

now perimeter of circle with dia $$28 = 28 pi$$
speed = $$x$$
therefore time = $$\frac{28 pi}{x}$$

now perimeter of circle with dia $$35 = 35 pi$$
speed =$$y$$
therefore time =$$\frac{35 pi}{y}$$

now since both times are equal therefore: $$\frac{35 pi}{y} = \frac{28 pi}{x}$$

on solving $$y = \frac{5x}{4}$$

hence A
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18 Aug 2013, 21:28
Consider a point on each of the rims , now this point will cover full rotation in same time for both the rims.

So,

Rate * Time = Distance = Circumference

x*t = 2*pi*14 ... -(1)
y*t = 2*pi*17.5 .... - (2).

(2)/(1) => (y/x) = 175/140

Hence y= x*(5/4)
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19 Aug 2013, 04:02
A circular rim A having a diameter of 28 inches is rotating at the rate of x inches/min. Another circular rim B with a diameter of 35 inches is rotating at the rate of y inches/min. What is the value of y in terms of x, if both the rims reach their starting positions at the same time after every rotation.

A) 5x/4
B) 4x/5
C) 7x/5
D) 5x/7
E) 3x/4

t = S1/V1 = S2/V2
or, 28/x = 35/y
or, y = 35x/28 = 5x/4 (Answer A)
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