# Ferris Wheel observation

#### Anita

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Ferris wheel consists of an observation wheel with a diameter of 150 meters atop a boarding terminal, giving structure an overall height of 165 meters.
Given that the Ferris wheel takes 18 minutes to complete one revolution, how many degrees will each capsule move per minute?
create a table calculating the angle of rotation, vertical leg height and capsule height from the ground for the given 10 interval of time. Calculate in degrees. Assume platform height is 15 meters.

#### HallsofIvy

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How many "capsules" are there on the Ferris wheel?

#### skeeter

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Given that the Ferris wheel takes 18 minutes to complete one revolution, how many degrees will each capsule move per minute?
This should be fairly simple, convert 360 degrees in 18 minutes to x degrees in 1 minute.

The graph shows height of a capsule above the ground in meters as a function of time in minutes, assuming the capsule starts at the very bottom at time zero ... does the shape of the graph look familiar?

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