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Consider a circular wheel with a mass m, and a radius R. The moment of inertia about the center of the wheel is I = kmR^2, where k is a constant in the range between 0.5<k<1.0. A rope wraps around the wheel. A weight of mass 2m is attached to the end of this rope. At some moment, the weight is falling with a speed v. The total kinetic energy K of the system at this moment is given by what mathematical equation?

2. Relevant equations

K = 1/2 mv^2

3. The attempt at a solution

I know that the mass of the wheel will have to be considered to find the final kinetic energy...can someone please give me a hint what to do next?

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