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An advertising firm has contacted your engineering firm to create a new advertisement for a local ice-cream stand. The owner of this stand wants to add rotating solid cones (painted to look like ice-cream cones, of course) to catch the eye of travelers. Each cone will rotate about an axis parallel to its base and passing through its apex. The actual size of the cones is to be decided upon, and the owner wonders if it would be more energy-efficient to rotate smaller cones than larger ones. He asks your firm to write a report showing the determination of the moment of inertia of a homogeneous right circular cone of height H, base radius R, and mass M. What is the result of your report? (Use any variable or symbol stated above as necessary.)