Word Problem Wednesday: A Bicycle Word Problem!

Nov 16, 2016

Zoom zoom! We're back with another installment of Word Problem Wednesday! Solve our bicycle-themed word problem below and check back tomorrow for the answer!

Isabel has a bicycle with wheels that measure 28 inches in diameter. How far will the bicycle go if the wheels rotate 100 times? (Round π to 3.14 to solve this problem.)

Update: Here's the solution!

The circumference of the wheel is approximately equal to its diameter multiplied by rounded π: 28 inches × 3.14 = 87.92 inches. If the wheel rotates 100 times, it’ll go 87.92 × 100 = 8,792 inches. That’s the same as 732 feet and 8 inches.

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