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 The wheels on the bus go.. (Posted on 2003-06-23)

If you drew a dot on the edge of a wheel and traced the path of the dot as the wheel rolled one complete revolution along a line, then the path formed would be called a cycloid (shown below), combining both forward and circular motion.

If a wheel of radius 1 traces out such a path, what is the length of the path formed by one complete revolution?

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 Subject Author Date Puzzle Answer K Sengupta 2024-02-13 02:54:51 Answer K Sengupta 2008-03-20 09:53:32 Nice Problem R.Kesavan 2004-11-24 14:45:29 half way there Larry 2004-02-21 14:26:04 guess'n i think. dorkdork 2003-08-02 23:46:37 re: Solution Bryan 2003-06-23 09:35:02 re: initial reaction levik 2003-06-23 07:46:13 re: Solution friedlinguini 2003-06-23 06:30:43 Solution friedlinguini 2003-06-23 05:23:20 initial reaction Hank 2003-06-23 04:48:12

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