##### How many more revolutions?

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The Northern Tier bicycle tour route from Anacortes, Washington, to Bar Harbor, Maine, is a 4,264.5 miles long. How many more revolutions over the entire route will a 16-inch diameter wheel on a bike trailer complete when compared with a 27-inch diameter wheel on a bicycle? Please show work and explain your process step by step and the reason why you took those steps.

Also... What's a revolution? I know I've heard of the American Revolution in my History class.. But I'm not sure in math...

Aug 31st, 2015

A revolution descrides when a wheel or something circular completely goes round.

To find out how many revolutions each will make, we convert miles to inches

1 mile = 63360

4,264.5 miles = 270198720

Revolutions made by 16 inch wheel = 270198720/16 = 16887420 revolutions

Revolutions made by 27 inch wheel = 270198720/27 = 10007360 revolutions

answer = 16887420 - 10007360 = 6880060 more revolutions.

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