Suppose that $a$ is the radius of the axle, $b$ is the radius of each ball-bearing, and $c$ is the radius of the hub (see the figure).What are the ratios ${a\over b}$, ${b\over c}$ and ${c\over a}$ when there are exactly three ball-bearings? What are these ratios when there are exactly four ball-bearings? Try to explain why the number of ball bearings determines the ratio ${c\over a}$ exactly. Can you find a formula for ${c\over a}$ in terms of $n$ when there are exactly $n$ ball-bearings?