Problem: A wheel with a 10 cm radius rolls down an incline with an angular acceleration of 35 rad/s2. If the incline angle is 30°, and the wheel starts at a height of 0.5 m, what will its linear velocity be at the bottom of the hill?

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A wheel with a 10 cm radius rolls down an incline with an angular acceleration of 35 rad/s2. If the incline angle is 30°, and the wheel starts at a height of 0.5 m, what will its linear velocity be at the bottom of the hill?

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