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Determine the length of the chain having 200 mm pitch and is used for speed reduction from 340 rpm to 120 rpm. The numbers of teeth on driving and driven sprockets are 20 and 40 respectively. The centre to centre distance between 2 sprockets is 540 mm and diameter of driven sprocket is 450 mm.

(a) 5.145 m

(b) 4.145 m

(c) 3.145 m

(d) 2.145 m

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Correct choice is (d) 2.145 m

The explanation: \(\frac{N2}{N1}=\frac{D1}{D2} \)

D1=\(\frac{120*0.48}{340} \)

D1= 0.169 m

L=2*0.54*\(\frac{π}{2}\) (0.169+0.48)+\(\frac{[(0.48-0.169)^2]}{4*0.54} \)

L = 2.145 m.

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