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How do I calculate the change of angular velocity, when demonstrating conservation of angular momentum?

I mean the change of angular velocity depends on the ratio between the two (rotating) masses that moves a distance along radius, and the (rotating) mass of the system itself.

In other words, if I know all the data about a rotating system before the change, could I possible figure out everything about the system after the changes

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__just by knowing the distance traveled by the masses that moves along radius__Is this at all possible to calculate?

I am not at university level, and would appreciate an easy to understand answer.