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## Homework Statement

heres a very messy drawing for an idea of what were looking at: http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/1764/untitledyi0.png [Broken]

area moment of inertia Ix0 of a rectangle about the axis x0 that passes through the centroid is: Ix = 1/12bh^3

the moment of inertia about an axis x that is parallel to the x0 is given by: Ix = Ix0 + Ad^2x

where A is the area of the rectangle, and dx is the distance between the two axes.

the inputs are width w, height h, and thickness t.

w = 200mm h = 300 mm, and t = 22mm

find the moment of inertia:

## Homework Equations

Ix0 = 1/12bh^3

Ix = Ix0 + Ad^2x

## The Attempt at a Solution

my questions are..

is t the what plugs into b in this problem?

also, is area of the rectangle just Base * height, so 200 * 300?

not sure how to find the distance between the two axis.

please help.

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