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Boy on Ferris Wheel

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The diagram below represents a Ferris wheel–a circular ride that rotates in a vertical circle with seats where people sit. The numbers correspond to a seat in four different places as the Ferris wheel rotates.

Imagine a boy sitting in this seat, riding the ride with the Ferris wheel rotating in the direction shown (at constant speed). Rank the locations according to how much the boy would feel like he weighs, greatest first.

A

1, 2, 3, 4

B

1 and 3 tie, 2 and 4 tie

C

1, 2 and 4 tie, 3

D

2 and 4 tie, 3, 1

E

4, 3, 2, 1