CCSS IP Math III 5.3.1 Example 3

A car has a circular turning radius of 15.5 feet. The distance between the two front tires is 5.4 feet. To the nearest foot, how much farther does a tire on the outer edge of the turning radius travel than a tire on the inner edge?
  1. Calculate the circumference of the outer tire’s turn.
  2. Calculate the circumference of the inside tire’s turn.
  3. Calculate the difference in the circumference of each tire’s turn.
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