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Four objects  a hoop, a solid cylinder, a solid sphere, and a thin, spherical shell  each has a mass of 4.59 kg and a radius of 0.252 m.
(a) Find the moment of inertia for each object as it rotates about the axes shown in the table above.
hoop____ kg·m2
solid cylinder____ kg·m2
solid sphere____kg·m2
thin, spherical shell_____kg·m2
(b) Suppose each object is rolled down a ramp. Rank the translational speed of each object from highest to lowest.
A)solid cylinder > thin spherical > solid sphere > hoop
B)solid sphere > solid cylinder > thin spherical > hoop
C)hoop > solid cylinder > solid sphere > thin spherical
D)thin spherical > solid sphere > solid cylinder > hoop
(c) Rank the objects' rotational kinetic energies from highest to lowest as the objects roll down the ramp.
A)solid cylinder > thin spherical > solid sphere > hoop
B)hoop > thin spherical > solid cylinder > solid sphere
C)hoop > solid cylinder > solid sphere > thin spherical
D)thin spherical > solid sphere > solid cylinder > hoop

I figure it out

(a) You should take the time to look these up.
I(hoop) = M R^2
I(solid sphere) = (2/5) M R^2
I(solid cylnder) = (1/2) MR^2
I(spherical shell) = (2/3) MR^2
http://hyperphysics.phyastr.gsu.edu/HBASE/isph.html
(b) The higher the value of (I/MR^2), the slower it rolls, because more of the potential energy is used up making it spin. You do the ranking
(c) The order will be opposite from (b)
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