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erok81

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## Homework Statement

The four masses shown in the attachment are connectec by massless, rigid rods.

a) find the coordinates of the center of mass.

b) find the moment of inertia about a diagonal axis that passes through mass B and D.

## Homework Equations

I=MR^2...I think.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I've solved part a which ended up being 0.0517m, 0.0517m.

Part b is where I am stumped.

I've tried [tex]I=M_{A}R^{2}_{A}+M_{B}R^{2}_{B}+M_{C}R^{2}_{C}+M_{D}R^{2}_{D}[/tex] using both the radius of the rods as well as the radius of the center of mass, but neither works.

I know I am doing this wrong and it's probably a conceptual thing, but I can't see it.