Problem: Two children are riding on a merry-go-round. Child A is at a greater distance from the axis of rotation than child B. Which child has the larger tangential speed?A) Child BB) They have the same zero tangential speedC) Child AD) They have the same non-zero tangential speedE) There is not enough information given to answer the question.

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Two children are riding on a merry-go-round. Child A is at a greater distance from the axis of rotation than child B. Which child has the larger tangential speed?

A) Child B

B) They have the same zero tangential speed

C) Child A

D) They have the same non-zero tangential speed

E) There is not enough information given to answer the question.

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