Individual Research Project Section 8.1

Project 8.1

Suppose you drive you car in a roundabout traffic circle that is 100 ft in diameter. Assume your tires are on the circumference of the circle, and also assume that your car is six feet wide.

  • If you drive around the roundabout once, how much further (to the nearest foot) have your outer tires traveled than your inner tires?
  • Now suppose the track was 1,000 miles in diameter. How much further would the outer tries travel?
  • Finally, answer if the track were 1,000,000 miles in diameter.