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A merry-go-round (pictured) is sitting in a playground. It is free to rotate, but is currently stationary. You can model it as a uniform disk of mass 210 kg and radius 110 cm (consider the metal poles to have a negligible mass compared to the merry-go-round). The poles near the edge are 100 cm from the center.

Someone hits one of the poles with a 9 kg sledgehammer moving at 17 m/s in a direction tangent to the edge of the merry-go-round. The hammer is not moving after it hits the merry-go-round.

How much energy |ΔE| is lost in this collision? (enter a positive number for the absolute value in Joules)

|ΔE|=

1. 3,42 joules

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