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A horizontal disc rotating freely about a vertical axis makes 90 revolutions per minute. A small piece of wax of mass “m” falls vertically on the disk & sticks to it at a distance “r” from the axis. If the number of revolutions reduces to 60, then find the moment of inertia of the disc?
1. mr2
2.3/2mr2
3.2mr2
4.3mr2
(the last ‘2’in each option should be considered as square, please)

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    Conservation of momentum is applied.
    Momentum before=momentum after
    I disk*(90*2PI/60)=Idisk(60*2PI/60)+mr^2*60(2PI/60)
    solve for I disk.

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