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The L-shaped object shown in the figure below right consists of the masses connected by light rods. How much work must be done to accelerate the object from rest to an angular speed of 3.25 rad/s about the x-axis?
a) 62.3 J
b) 23.7 J
c) 17.6 J
d) 47.4 J
e) 34.2 J
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