# The Blade of a Windmill Distance Calculation

## The blade of a windmill completes 1 rotation every 10 seconds. The end of the blade travels 500 feet in 1 rotation. How many feet does the end of the blade travel in 2 minutes?

**Answer:**

6,000 feet

**Explanation:**

One rotation is ten seconds and it travels 500 feet, so you would take 500 times 6 because it takes six rotations for one full minute. Now you have 3,000 but it wants to know 2 minutes so the answer is 6,000

### Final answer:

The blade of the windmill completes 12 rotations in 2 minutes, and since it travels 500 feet per rotation, the blade travels 6000 feet in total.

### Explanation:

To find out how far the windmill blade travels in 2 minutes, we first need to determine the number of rotations the blade completes in that time. Since it makes 1 rotation every 10 seconds, in 2 minutes (which is 120 seconds), it will complete:

*Number of rotations* = 120 seconds / 10 seconds per rotation = 12 rotations

If the end of the blade travels 500 feet in 1 rotation, in 12 rotations it will travel:

Total distance = 12 rotations × 500 feet per rotation = 6000 feet

Therefore, in 2 minutes, the end of the blade travels 6000 feet.

The blade of a windmill completes 1 rotation every 10 seconds. The end of the blade travels 500 feet in 1 rotation. How many feet does the end of the blade travel in 2 minutes? 6,000 feet