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Poutine

In any case the problem says:

Four thin, uniform rods each of mass M and length d = .75 m, are rigidly connected to a vertical axle to form a turnstile. The turnstile rotates clockwise about the axle, which is attached to a floor, with initial angular velocity w = -2.0 rad/s. A mud ball of mass m = M/4 and inital speed vi = 15 m/s is thrown and sticks to the end of one rod at an angle 60 degrees. Find the final angular velocity of the ball-turnstile system.

Now I think I have to use the Conservation of Angular momentum. As such I need to find the inertia of the turnstile which I think turns out to be IT=(4/3)*M*d^2

I think the formula I'm going end up with will probably be

It * wf + Ib * wf = IT* wi + angular momentum of the ball before the contact

The thing is I don't know how to get further from here.