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June 22nd, 2017, 11:45 PM  #1 
Newbie Joined: Jun 2017 From: USA Posts: 4 Thanks: 0  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? Last edited by skipjack; June 23rd, 2017 at 10:36 AM. 
June 23rd, 2017, 12:22 AM  #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).

June 23rd, 2017, 04:53 AM  #3  
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June 23rd, 2017, 05:34 AM  #4 
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June 23rd, 2017, 10:37 AM  #5 
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Nevertheless, I'd like to know those 9 revelations!

June 23rd, 2017, 06:00 PM  #6 
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It's just a regular Ferris wheel easy to picture in head.

June 23rd, 2017, 06:01 PM  #7 
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Where did that extra 1 come from to form a form a 265 rather then 264  250 = 14?

June 23rd, 2017, 07:19 PM  #8 
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