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June 22nd, 2017, 10:45 PM   #1
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Can this easy question be trigonometry or geometry measurement?

If it's in the wrong section I'm sorry I'm just struggling with this math question.

A Ferris wheel has a diameter 250 and a height of a 264 ft..

It does 9 revelations and has 6 minute or 6 stops something like that.

How many feet is the Ferris wheel above the ground?

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June 22nd, 2017, 11:22 PM   #2
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Did you draw a picture? I would assume that the ferris wheel is a circle of some diameter. Obviously, to avoid peoples feet scraping on the ground, you want the wheel to be raised up off the ground (height).
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If it's in the wrong section I'm sorry I'm just struggling with this math question.

A Ferris wheel has a diameter 250 and a height of a 264 ft..

It doe's 9 revelations and has 6 minute or 6 stops something like that.

How many feet is the Ferris wheel above the ground?
If the Ferris wheel has a diameter of 250 feet and a height of 264 feet then its lowest point is 265- 250= 15 feet above the ground. Nothing else is relevant.
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June 23rd, 2017, 04:34 AM   #4
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If the Ferris wheel has a diameter of 250 feet and a height of 264 feet then its lowest point is 264- 250= 14 feet above the ground. Nothing else is relevant.
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June 23rd, 2017, 09:37 AM   #5
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Nevertheless, I'd like to know those 9 revelations!
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June 23rd, 2017, 05:00 PM   #6
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It's just a regular Ferris wheel easy to picture in head.
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Where did that extra 1 come from to form a form a 265 rather then 264 - 250 = 14?
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Where did that extra 1 come from to form a form a 265 rather then 264 - 250 = 14?
Probably a typo.
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