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Asked by Melody12234 (101points) November 16th, 2017 from iPhone

Kelvin and his friend Theo are swinging on a swing set at a local park. Both swings are the same length. Kelvin swings through an angle of 47 degrees and Theo swings through an angle of 44 degrees. Which of the two friends is swinging through the greatest distance? Explain.

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Mimishu1995's avatar

Is this a homework question?

stanleybmanly's avatar

kelvin travels the greater distance, because of his larger arc. He is higher at apogee than Theo.

LostInParadise's avatar

See if you can draw a picture for the problem. Do you see that the swings make circular arcs?

RocketGuy's avatar

s = r times theta

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