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Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

We know the coordinates of the rear wheel. We need to find the coordinates of the front wheel. To do this think about the instantaneous direction of travel of the rear wheel of the bike at any moment in time as it travels along its curve. How far away and in what direction is the front wheel located?

For the conjecturing, always relate back to the physical experience of riding a bike.