Suppose you are at the center of a large freely rotating horizontal turntable in a carnival fun house. -?

As you crawl toward the edge, the angular speed of you and the turntable

a. Decreases in direct proportion to your decrease in rotations per minute

b. Remains the same, but the rotations per minute decrease

c. Decreases

d. Increases

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    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    I'm pretty sure this question is supposed to read "As you crawl toward the edge, the angular MOMENTUM of you and the turntable..."

    in which case the answer is

    b. Remains the same, but the rotations per minute decrease

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  • 2 months ago

    peculiar choices of answers

    as you move toward the edge the rotational inertia will increase necessitating a decrease in angular speed in order to conserve momentum

    now since rpm's and angular speed are the same thing using different units, A must be correct

    but that makes C correct also

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