A bicycle is classified by the diameter of its tires. For example, a 20-inch bicycle has tires that are 20 inches in diameter. The number of times a bicycle tire rotates in a given period of time is directly related to the distance traveled in that period of time.

1. A 26-inch bicycle is pedaled so that the tires rotate at a rate of 200 revolutions per minute. A 20-inch bicycle is pedaled so that its tires rotate at a rate of 200 revolutions per minute, as well. What is the linear velocity of each bicycle? State your answers in inches per minute, rounded to the nearest tenth.

2. Typically, the speed at which a bicycle moves is expressed in miles per hour. Convert the linear velocity of the 26-inch bicycle and the 20-inch bicycle to miles per hour. Round your answer to the nearest tenth.

3. How many more revolutions must the 20-inch bicycle complete to have the same linear velocity as the 26-inch bicycle? Round your answer to the nearest tenth.

4. What is the angular velocity of each bicycle? Write your answer in exact form in radians per second.

5. How many complete rotations does either bike complete in one second? Answer in a complete sentence.

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