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#1 2013-06-03 19:58:17

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Circle problem

A wheel has 2 circles,interior and exterior.the interior circle obhiously has smaller circumference.now suppose the wheel is rotated 5 times and it has crossed 10 m then the exterior circle's circumference is 2 m. But the interior circle is also rotated 5 times and it is also 2 m.so,both circles are same! How is it possible?

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#2 2013-06-03 20:18:32

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Re: Circle problem

Here is the wiki page about that paradox:

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotl … el_paradox


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#3 2013-06-05 23:24:10

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Re: Circle problem

Fixing anonimnystefy’s link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aristotle% … el_paradox

Interesting problem. smile


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#4 2013-06-06 01:18:48

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Re: Circle problem

Thanks, Nehushtan. Didn't even notice.


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