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In a simple planetary gear drive, the sun gear is used to give drive a plant carrier mounted with 3 planetary gears, while ring gear is held stationary. If sun gear and all other planetary gears have 20 teeth each and ring gear has 60 teeth, the gear ratio will be __________

(a) 4:1

(b) 4.5:1

(c) 5:1

(d) 5.5:1

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This interesting question is from Mechanical Power Transmission in section Mechanical Power Transmission of Farm Machinery

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Correct option is (a) 4:1

The best explanation: \(\frac{ns}{nc}=1+\frac{60}{20}\)=4

Gear ratio = 4:1.

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