# Introductory Angular Velocity Problem - A Turning Bike Tire

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The wheel of a bike rotates exactly 3 times in 12.2 seconds. What is the average angular velocity of the wheel in (a) radians per second and (b) revolutions per minute?

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Content Times:

0:08 Translating the problem

1:32 Solving for the angular velocity in radians per second

2:22 Converting from radians per second to revolutions per minute

3:24 Three common mistakes made by students when doing this conversion.

4:37 Alternate and easier solution for part b

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