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    Default OT- Math question about a ratio from an old SAT exam

    Give the answer in number of turns.


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    Is this some kind of trick question? If there were a "4" as a choice I'd consider it because it goes around the circle for another "turn" but it's just 3 otherwise.

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    Well circumference is pi x dia, so if one dia is 3x larger the circumference will be 3x larger. So 3.

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    NOTA. As Pete says, it'll go round four times.

    This is one of the features of epicyclic gears.

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    I would say 3

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    Its ok Bob, your secrets safe with me

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    Is the answer not 3?
    I got 3.

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    BoxcarPete and Mark got it!

    It wasn't intended to be a trick question. They just got it wrong. It's worth watching.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Booze Daily View Post
    Well circumference is pi x dia, so if one dia is 3x larger the circumference will be 3x larger. So 3.
    Bingo, correct answer and correct logic.

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    It's nine...if you divide 3 by 1 you get three, then multiply 3 by the answer and you get 9...nine divided by .33 (1/3) is 27.27...the square root of 27.27 is 5.222 multiply that by pi and get 16.405...tan(16.405) is .29, round up to .3 and multiply by 30 and bam 9.

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    Thats interesting. In a sense its a matter of where circle A is viewed from. Ie looking out from the centre of circle B or directly down over circle A.
    Either way I blame Boozy D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Demon73 View Post
    Thats interesting. In a sense its a matter of where circle A is viewed from. Ie looking out from the centre of circle B or directly down over circle A.
    Either way I blame Boozy D
    You have to look at the circles not as circles but as lines bent into a circle...but not any circle, a perfect circle with no chords or defects. It's an object of such perfection that no other 2 circles are as perfect...nor will there ever be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plastikdreams View Post
    You have to look at the circles not as circles but as lines bent into a circle...but not any circle, a perfect circle with no chords or defects. It's an object of such perfection that no other 2 circles are as perfect...nor will there ever be.
    And the Lord said "let there be lulz," and there was lulz.

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    So here's the logic I find in this If I were to roll the smaller circle on a line three times the length of the circumference of the smaller circle, the center of the circle travels the same length as the line. Three rotations. Now if I make the line into a circle, the center of the circle will travel 1 + 1/3 the circumference of the large circle, or 4/3. It's all about how far the center travels. 4 rotations.

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    "OK, Lucy; you have some splaining to do."

    This is not the first or only time the people who wrote those exams got it wrong. I can recall a number of times where I had to stop and think, now what were they thinking, in order to bet the desired answer and a better grade.



    Quote Originally Posted by plastikdreams View Post
    It's nine...if you divide 3 by 1 you get three, then multiply 3 by the answer and you get 9...nine divided by .33 (1/3) is 27.27...the square root of 27.27 is 5.222 multiply that by pi and get 16.405...tan(16.405) is .29, round up to .3 and multiply by 30 and bam 9.

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    I lurnt sumthin today

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    Dang! That's actually quite interesting.

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    Roll the big circle out flat, it's a rack and the small one a pinion. Length of rack is 3 times the circumference of the pinion.

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    You didn't watch the video. No pi for you.


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