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 June 22nd, 2017, 10:45 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 09:36 AM.
 June 22nd, 2017, 11:22 PM #2 Senior Member   Joined: Feb 2016 From: Australia Posts: 1,638 Thanks: 570 Math Focus: Yet to find out. 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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 Originally Posted by themathstruggle 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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 Originally Posted by Country Boy 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 Global Moderator   Joined: Dec 2006 Posts: 19,525 Thanks: 1748 Nevertheless, I'd like to know those 9 revelations! Thanks from Joppy
 June 23rd, 2017, 05:00 PM #6 Newbie   Joined: Jun 2017 From: USA Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 It's just a regular Ferris wheel easy to picture in head.
 June 23rd, 2017, 05:01 PM #7 Newbie   Joined: Jun 2017 From: USA Posts: 4 Thanks: 0 Where did that extra 1 come from to form a form a 265 rather then 264 - 250 = 14?
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 Originally Posted by themathstruggle 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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