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Problem: A smaller disk of mass 0.15 kg sits atop a larger disk of mass 0.5 kg as shown in the figure. If the system rotates about the axis shown with an angular speed of 150 rad/s, what is the moment of inertia of the system?

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A smaller disk of mass 0.15 kg sits atop a larger disk of mass 0.5 kg as shown in the figure. If the system rotates about the axis shown with an angular speed of 150 rad/s, what is the moment of inertia of the system?

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