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Posted by Sierra on Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 11:25pm.

A person of mass 55 kg stands at the center of a rotating merry-go-round platform of radius 3.4 m and moment of inertia 670 kgm2. The platform rotates without friction with angular velocity 1.0 rad/s. The person walks radially to the edge of the platform.
(a) Calculate the angular velocity when the person reaches the edge.
(b) Calculate the rotational kinetic energy of the system of platform plus person before the person's walk.
(c) Calculate the rotational kinetic energy of the system of platform plus person after the person's walk.

Please Help I have no clue where to even start! :(

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