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This was a TMSCA (Texas Math and Science Competition) from the physics section.

A thin meter stick of mass 200g is positioned vertically on a frictionless table. It is released, slips, and falls. Find the speed of its center of mass just before it hits the table.

2. Relevant equations

To the right of this question there is the equation for the Moment of Inertia of the stick

I=(1/12)mL^2

3. The attempt at a solution

Answer seems to be 2.71 according to the Key

Answer that I got was 3.13 m/s

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# Homework Help: Moment of Inertia and Angular Momentum

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