# Moment of Inertia of an Ellipsoid

metgt4
I seem to be off by a factor of 2 on the answer to this problem but I can't find where I went wrong. The term in front should be 1/5 and not 2/5. Does anybody see the mistake in my work? It is attached in a word document because I can't figure out how to put the equations into this post otherwise.

Thanks!
Andrew

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## Answers and Replies

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Just to let you know, many people, myself included, that might otherwise have a look at your stuff won't bother to open a word document. It is as easy to put your equations here as in a word document in the first place.

metgt4
I tried to put the equations in my post but it didn't seem to work. Is there any special way to put equations into a post that I'm not seeing?

$$H(x)=\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \frac {f^2(x)}{g(x,\theta)} d\theta$$