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Yes. Angular momentum is a vector quantity. The angular momentum vector of the whole is equal to the sum of the angular momenta vectors of its parts.rgshankar76 said:

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is it also applicable in the case of moment of inertia? means, MI of wheel + MI of masses = MI of whole system?

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Be carefull! This is true, IF the centroids of the composite shape are along the same axis! In general, you can add them and subtract them, but you have to include the parallel axis theorem as well!

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