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  • 1. 

       In what year was the CPSC Handbook published?

    Explanation
    The CPSC Handbook was published in 1981.

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  • 2. 

    Which ASTM Standard pertains to drawstrings on children's clothing?

    • A.

      F1951

    • B.

      F2223

    • C.

      F1816

    • D.

      F1292

    Correct Answer
    C. F1816
    Explanation
    ASTM F1816 is the correct answer because it specifically pertains to drawstrings on children's clothing. The ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) sets standards for various products to ensure safety and quality. In the case of children's clothing, drawstrings can pose a safety hazard by getting caught in objects or causing strangulation. Therefore, ASTM F1816 provides guidelines and requirements for the design, placement, and use of drawstrings on children's clothing to minimize these risks.

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  • 3. 

    Which ASTM Standard pertains to standards on playground surfacing?

    • A.

      F2223

    • B.

      F1292

    • C.

      F1951

    • D.

      F1487

    Correct Answer
    A. F2223
  • 4. 

    Which ASTM Standard pertains to the attenuation qualities of different playground surfacing materials?

    • A.

      F1292

    • B.

      F1487

    • C.

      F2223

    • D.

      F1951

    Correct Answer
    A. F1292
    Explanation
    ASTM Standard F1292 pertains to the attenuation qualities of different playground surfacing materials. This standard provides guidelines and test methods for measuring the impact attenuation of these materials to ensure the safety of children while playing. It specifies the maximum allowable fall height and impact attenuation performance requirements for playground surfacing materials to minimize the risk of serious injuries from falls.

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  • 5. 

    Which ASTM Standard pertains to Accessability of Surface Systems Under and Around Playground Equipment?

    • A.

      F1816

    • B.

      F2049

    • C.

      F1292

    • D.

      F1951

    Correct Answer
    D. F1951
    Explanation
    ASTM Standard F1951 pertains to the accessibility of surface systems under and around playground equipment. This standard provides guidelines and requirements for ensuring that the surface systems used in playgrounds are safe and accessible for all users, including individuals with disabilities. It covers aspects such as impact attenuation, wheelchair accessibility, and tripping hazards. By following this standard, playground operators can create a safe and inclusive play environment for children of all abilities.

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  • 6. 

    Which ASTM Standard pertains to specifications of playground equipment for public use?

    • A.

      F2373

    • B.

      F1951

    • C.

      F2049

    • D.

      F1487

    Correct Answer
    D. F1487
    Explanation
    ASTM F1487 is the correct answer because it pertains to the specifications of playground equipment for public use. This standard provides guidelines for the design, construction, installation, and maintenance of playgrounds to ensure the safety of children using the equipment. It covers various aspects such as surfacing, accessibility, structural integrity, and entrapment hazards. Compliance with ASTM F1487 helps ensure that playground equipment meets the necessary safety requirements for public use.

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  • 7. 

    Which ASTM Standard pertains to fences and barriers on playgrounds?

    • A.

      F1816

    • B.

      F2373

    • C.

      F2049

    • D.

      F2479

    Correct Answer
    C. F2049
    Explanation
    ASTM F2049 is the correct answer for the question. This standard specifically pertains to fences and barriers on playgrounds. It provides guidelines and requirements for the design, installation, and maintenance of these structures to ensure the safety of children using the playground. Compliance with this standard helps to prevent accidents and injuries by ensuring that fences and barriers are properly constructed and meet certain safety criteria.

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  • 8. 

    Which ASTM Standard pertains to Poured-In-Place Surfacing?

    • A.

      F2223

    • B.

      F2479

    • C.

      F2075

    • D.

      F2373

    Correct Answer
    B. F2479
    Explanation
    ASTM Standard F2479 pertains to Poured-In-Place Surfacing.

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  • 9. 

    The first piece of playground equipment that was deemed dangerous by the CPSC was the ________     _________

    Correct Answer
    giant stride
    Explanation
    The first piece of playground equipment that was deemed dangerous by the CPSC was the giant stride.

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  • 10. 

    How many inches of shredded/recycled rubber are required to provide a safe fall height of 10 feet?

    • A.

      9

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      6

    • D.

      7

    Correct Answer
    C. 6
    Explanation
    To provide a safe fall height of 10 feet, 6 inches of shredded/recycled rubber is required. This is because rubber is often used as a safety surface material in playgrounds and other areas where falls are common. The thickness of the rubber acts as a cushion, absorbing the impact and reducing the risk of injury. In this case, 6 inches of rubber is sufficient to provide a safe landing for a fall from a height of 10 feet.

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  • 11. 

    9 inches of wood chips can provide a safe fall height of how many feet?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      9

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    D. 10
    Explanation
    A fall height is the maximum distance a person can fall onto a surface without sustaining a serious injury. Wood chips are commonly used as a safety surface in playgrounds to cushion falls. The question asks how many feet of wood chips are needed to provide a safe fall height. The correct answer is 10 feet because 9 inches of wood chips can effectively absorb the impact and reduce the risk of injury when falling from a height of 10 feet.

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  • 12. 

    9 inches of sand provides a safe fall height of how many feet?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    A. 4
    Explanation
    According to safety standards, 9 inches of sand is considered to provide a safe fall height of 4 feet. This means that if someone falls from a height of 4 feet onto 9 inches of sand, it would help cushion their fall and reduce the risk of injury.

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  • 13. 

    9 inches of wood mulch provides a safe fall height of how many feet?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    C. 7
    Explanation
    According to safety guidelines, a 9-inch layer of wood mulch provides a safe fall height of 7 feet. This means that if someone were to fall from a height of 7 feet onto the mulch, it would provide enough cushioning to reduce the risk of injury.

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  • 14. 

    9 inches of pea gravel provides a safe fall height of how many feet?

    • A.

      4

    • B.

      5

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      10

    Correct Answer
    B. 5
    Explanation
    9 inches of pea gravel provides a safe fall height of 5 feet. This means that if someone were to fall onto the pea gravel from a height of 5 feet or less, the gravel would provide enough cushioning to minimize the risk of injury.

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  • 15. 

    In what year did CCA stop being processed for playground equipment?

    • A.

      1981

    • B.

      2003

    • C.

      1982

    • D.

      2005

    Correct Answer
    B. 2003
    Explanation
    CCA, or Chromated Copper Arsenate, is a chemical treatment used to protect wood from decay and insect damage. However, it was found to pose health and environmental risks, leading to its discontinuation for certain applications. In 2003, the processing of CCA for playground equipment was stopped, likely due to concerns about the potential exposure of children to the harmful chemicals.

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  • 16. 

    At what height would a platform on a structure designed for a 5-12 year old require a barrier?

    Correct Answer
    48"
    48 inches
    Explanation
    A platform on a structure designed for 5-12 year olds would require a barrier at a height of 48 inches or 48". This is because a barrier is necessary to ensure the safety of children playing on the platform. At this height, the barrier would prevent children from accidentally falling off the platform and getting injured.

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  • 17. 

    At what height would a platform on a structure designed for a 2-5 year old require a barrier?

    Correct Answer
    30"
    30 inches
    Explanation
    A platform on a structure designed for a 2-5 year old would require a barrier at a height of 30 inches. This is because children of this age range are typically not tall enough to climb over or reach objects at that height without assistance or supervision. Therefore, a barrier at 30 inches would help ensure the safety of the children using the platform.

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  • 18. 

    What is the minimum height for the top rail of a guardrail on a structure designed for a 5-12 year old

    • A.

      28"

    • B.

      29"

    • C.

      30"

    • D.

      38"

    Correct Answer
    D. 38"
    Explanation
    The minimum height for the top rail of a guardrail on a structure designed for a 5-12 year old is 38". This height is necessary to ensure the safety of the children using the structure, as it prevents them from accidentally falling off. A higher rail provides a better barrier and reduces the risk of accidents or injuries.

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  • 19. 

    What is the minimum height for the top rail of a guardrail on a structure designed for a 2-5 year old?

    Correct Answer
    29"
    29 inches
    Explanation
    The minimum height for the top rail of a guardrail on a structure designed for a 2-5 year old is 29 inches. This height ensures that the guardrail is at an appropriate level to provide safety and prevent falls for young children.

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  • 20. 

    At what height would a playground structure designed for a 2-5 year old begin requiring a guardrail?

    Correct Answer
    20"
    Explanation
    A playground structure designed for 2-5 year olds would begin requiring a guardrail at a height of 20 inches. This is because children within this age range are still developing their balance and coordination skills, making them more prone to falls. A guardrail at this height would provide a safety barrier to prevent children from accidentally falling off the structure, ensuring their well-being while playing.

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  • 21. 

    The slope on a stairway on a piece of playground equipment should be less than how many degrees?

    Correct Answer
    50
    Explanation
    The slope on a stairway on a piece of playground equipment should be less than 50 degrees in order to ensure safety and prevent accidents. A slope greater than 50 degrees would make it too steep and difficult to climb, especially for young children. It is important to have a gradual slope that allows for easy and safe access to the equipment.

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  • 22. 

    The tread width on stairs on playground equipment for children ages 5-12 should be at least  ________

    Correct Answer
    16, inches
    Explanation
    The tread width on stairs on playground equipment for children ages 5-12 should be at least 16, inches. This ensures that there is enough space for children to comfortably and safely walk up and down the stairs without the risk of tripping or falling. A wider tread width also allows for better stability and balance, reducing the chances of accidents or injuries while using the playground equipment.

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  • 23. 

    The tread depth on stairs on a piece of playground equipment designed for a child between the ages of 5-12 should be at least ________

    Correct Answer
    8"
    8 inches
    Explanation
    The tread depth on stairs on a piece of playground equipment designed for a child between the ages of 5-12 should be at least 8 inches. This is important to ensure the safety of children while using the equipment. An adequate tread depth allows for secure footing and reduces the risk of slips and falls. It provides enough space for children to comfortably place their feet on the stairs while ascending or descending, promoting stability and preventing accidents.

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  • 24. 

    The tread depth on stairs on a piece of playground equipment designed for a child between the ages of 2-5 should be at least ________

    Correct Answer
    7"
    7 inches
    Explanation
    The tread depth on stairs on a piece of playground equipment designed for a child between the ages of 2-5 should be at least 7 inches. This ensures that the child can comfortably place their foot on the stairs while climbing, providing stability and reducing the risk of slipping or falling. A tread depth of 7 inches allows for a secure grip and promotes safe use of the playground equipment for young children.

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  • 25. 

    The vertical rise of stairs on  a piece of equipment designed for preschoolers should not exceed __________

    Correct Answer
    9"
    9 inches
    Explanation
    The vertical rise of stairs on a piece of equipment designed for preschoolers should not exceed 9 inches. This is important because preschoolers have shorter legs and may have difficulty climbing stairs with a higher vertical rise. Keeping the vertical rise at 9 inches or less ensures that the equipment is safe and accessible for preschoolers to use.

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  • 26. 

    The vertical rise of stairs on a piece of equipment designed for school age children should not exceed ________

    Correct Answer
    12"
    12 inches
    Explanation
    The vertical rise of stairs on a piece of equipment designed for school age children should not exceed 12 inches. This is because a rise greater than 12 inches can pose a safety hazard for children, making it difficult for them to climb the stairs comfortably and safely. It is important to ensure that equipment designed for children meets safety standards to prevent accidents and injuries.

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  • 27. 

    The tread width on a step ladder for preschoolers should be between what dimensions?

    Correct Answer
    16
    Explanation
    The tread width on a step ladder for preschoolers should be comfortable and safe for their small feet. While there isn’t a specific standard for preschoolers, general guidelines suggest that the going of each step should not be less than 220 mm. Additionally, according to OSHA 1910.23 (b) (4), the minimum width of a ladder should be 16 inches. However, the actual width mainly depends on the ladder size and the comfort of the user. It’s always important to ensure the ladder is stable and safe for the child to use.

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  • 28. 

    The tread width on a step ladder for school age children should be at least how many inches?

    Correct Answer
    16"
    16
    16 inches
    Explanation
    The tread width on a step ladder for school age children should be at least 16 inches.

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  • 29. 

    What is the minimum rung width on a ladder designed for children 2-5?

    Correct Answer
    12"
    12
    12 inches
    Explanation
    The minimum rung width on a ladder designed for children 2-5 is 12 inches.

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  • 30. 

    What is the minimum rung width on a ladder designed for children 5-12?

    Correct Answer
    16"
    16 inches
    16
    Explanation
    The minimum rung width on a ladder designed for children 5-12 is 16 inches.

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  • 31. 

    What is the appropriate height for a handrail on equipment designed for school age children?

    • A.

      .95-1.55"

    • B.

      22-26"

    • C.

      22-28"

    • D.

      22-38"

    Correct Answer
    D. 22-38"
    Explanation
    The appropriate height for a handrail on equipment designed for school-age children is 22-38 inches. This range allows for flexibility in accommodating children of different heights and ensures that the handrail is accessible and safe for all users. A lower height may be suitable for younger children, while a higher height can accommodate older or taller children. This range provides a balance between accessibility and safety for children of varying ages and heights.

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  • 32. 

    What is the appropriate height for a handrail on equipment designed for pre-school age children?

    • A.

      22-38"

    • B.

      22-24"

    • C.

      15-20"

    • D.

      22-26"

    Correct Answer
    D. 22-26"
    Explanation
    The appropriate height for a handrail on equipment designed for pre-school age children is 22-26 inches. This height range ensures that the handrail is accessible and within reach for children of that age group. It allows them to safely hold onto the handrail while using the equipment, providing support and stability. A handrail that is too high or too low may be difficult for children to reach or may not provide adequate support, increasing the risk of accidents or falls. Therefore, the 22-26 inch height range is the most suitable for handrails on equipment designed for pre-school age children.

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  • 33. 

    What is the highest amount of inches that a balance beam should be for school age children?

    Correct Answer
    16
    16"
    16 inches
    Explanation
    The highest amount of inches that a balance beam should be for school-age children is 16 inches. This ensures that the beam is at an appropriate height for children to safely practice and perform gymnastics skills.

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  • 34. 

    What is the highest amount of inches that a balance beam should be for children between that ages of 2-5 years old?

    Correct Answer
    12"
    12 inches
    12
    Explanation
    The highest amount of inches that a balance beam should be for children between the ages of 2-5 years old is 12 inches. This measurement ensures that the beam is at an appropriate height for young children to safely balance and navigate on.

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  • 35. 

    The netting of a flexible climber should have an opening whose perimeter should be at least at l how many inches?

    Correct Answer
    17
    17"
    17 inches
    Explanation
    The netting of a flexible climber should have an opening with a perimeter of at least 17 inches. This means that the total length of the sides of the opening should be equal to or greater than 17 inches. The answer options 17, 17", and 17 inches all represent the same measurement of 17 inches.

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  • 36. 

    The netting of a flexible climber should have an opening whose permiter should not exceed how many inches?

    Correct Answer
    28"
    28
    28 inches
    Explanation
    The netting of a flexible climber should have an opening with a perimeter of 28 inches.

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  • 37. 

    Which of the following is NOT true about arch climbers?

    • A.

      Should not be used as the sole means of access to other equipment by preschooler.

    • B.

      They can never be used by preschoolers.

    • C.

      The rung diameter should follow the same recommendation as rung ladders.

    • D.

      There are guidelines for the spacing of the rungs

    Correct Answer
    B. They can never be used by preschoolers.
    Explanation
    Arch climbers can be used by preschoolers, so the statement "They can never be used by preschoolers" is not true. Arch climbers are a type of playground equipment that should not be used as the sole means of access to other equipment by preschoolers. The rung diameter of arch climbers should follow the same recommendation as rung ladders, and there are guidelines for the spacing of the rungs.

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  • 38. 

    When accessing an overhead ladder from a platform, the first rung should not be directly over the platform but should be no more than _____ inches from the platform.

    Correct Answer
    10
    10"
    10 inches
    Explanation
    The first rung should not be directly over the platform but should be no more than 10 inches from the platform.

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  • 39. 

    When accessing an overhead ladder from climbing rungs, the first handheld should be at least how many inches from the climbing rung?

    Correct Answer
    8"
    8
    8 inches
    Explanation
    When accessing an overhead ladder from climbing rungs, the first handheld should be at least 8 inches away from the climbing rung. This distance ensures that there is enough space for a secure grip and prevents any accidental slips or injuries while climbing. It is important to maintain this distance to ensure safety while using the overhead ladder.

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  • 40. 

    The adjacent rings on an overhead ladder should be at least ______ inches apart.

    Correct Answer
    9
    9"
    9 inches
    Explanation
    The adjacent rings on an overhead ladder should be at least 9 inches apart.

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  • 41. 

    What is the maximum height of an overhead ladder for preschool age children?

    Correct Answer
    60"
    60
    60 inches
    Explanation
    The maximum height of an overhead ladder for preschool age children is 60 inches. This ensures that the ladder is at a safe height for young children to reach and play on without the risk of injury.

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  • 42. 

    What is the maximum height of an overhead ladder for children from ages 5-12?

    Correct Answer
    84"
    84 inches
    84
    Explanation
    The maximum height of an overhead ladder for children from ages 5-12 is 84 inches. This measurement is commonly used to ensure the safety and comfort of children while using the ladder.

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  • 43. 

    On an overhead ladder designed for use by a 4 or 5 year old,  what is the maximum center to center spacing of the rungs?

    Correct Answer
    12"
    12
    12 inches
    Explanation
    The maximum center to center spacing of the rungs on an overhead ladder designed for use by a 4 or 5 year old is 12 inches. This means that the distance between the centers of two adjacent rungs should be no more than 12 inches.

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  • 44. 

    On an overhead ladder designed for use school age children,  what is the maximum center to center spacing of the rungs?

    Correct Answer
    15"
    15
    15 inches
    Explanation
    The maximum center to center spacing of the rungs on an overhead ladder designed for use by school-age children is 15 inches.

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  • 45. 

    On an overhead ladder designed for use by preschool children, the maximum height of the take-off/landing platform height should be ______ inches above the protective surfacing.

    Correct Answer
    18
    18"
    18 inches
    Explanation
    The maximum height of the take-off/landing platform on an overhead ladder designed for preschool children should be 18 inches above the protective surfacing.

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  • 46. 

    On an overhead ladder designed for use by school age children, the maximum height of the take-off/landing platform height should be ______ inches above the protective surfacing.

    Correct Answer
    36"
    36
    36 inches
    3 feet
    Explanation
    The maximum height of the take-off/landing platform on an overhead ladder designed for school age children should be 36 inches above the protective surfacing. This ensures that there is enough clearance for children to safely climb on and off the ladder without the risk of hitting the ground or any other objects. Additionally, having the platform at this height allows for proper coordination and balance while using the ladder.

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  • 47. 

    The maximum length of a chain supporting an overhead ring is ______ inches.

    Correct Answer
    7
    7 inches
    7"
    Explanation
    The maximum length of a chain supporting an overhead ring is 7 inches.

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  • 48. 

    What should be the maximum diameter of a sliding pole on a playground?

    Correct Answer
    1.9"
    1.9 "
    1.9 inches
    1.9
    Explanation
    The correct answer is any of the options given: 1.9", 1.9 ", 1.9 inches, 1.9. This suggests that the maximum diameter of a sliding pole on a playground should be 1.9 inches.

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  • 49. 

    What is the recommended distance between a sliding pole and any structure used to access it? 

    • A.

      12-24 inches

    • B.

      12-18 inches

    • C.

      18-24 inches

    • D.

      18-20 inches

    Correct Answer
    D. 18-20 inches
    Explanation
    The recommended distance between a sliding pole and any structure used to access it is 18-20 inches. This distance allows for enough space for a person to comfortably grip the pole and slide down without any obstructions from the structure. It also ensures that there is enough clearance to prevent any potential accidents or injuries while using the sliding pole.

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  • 50. 

    How much distance should be between two track rides that sit side by side?

    Correct Answer
    4 feet
    48"
    4ft
    48 inches
    Explanation
    The distance between two track rides that sit side by side should be 4 feet or 48 inches. This distance ensures that there is enough space for the rides to operate safely without any collision or interference between them. It is important to maintain this distance to ensure the safety of the riders and the proper functioning of the rides.

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