Mario was riding a bicycle with wheels 26 inches in diameter. During 1 minute of Mario's ride, the wheels made exactly 200 revolutions. At what average speed, in feet per second, was Mario riding during that minute?
The correct answer is A.
Mario will travel a distance equal to 1 circumference of the wheel for each complete revolution of the wheel.
Circumference of Mario's wheel, C = πD, where D is the diameter of the circle.
Hence, C = 26π inches
Speed = Distance / Time
Distance for 200 revolutions in ft = 26π x 200 x 1/12
Time in sec = 60
So, speed = (26π x 200)/(12 x 60)