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A space station shaped like a giant wheel has a radius of 90 m and a moment of inertia of 4.50 108 kg·m2. A crew of 150 are living on the rim, and the station's rotation causes the crew to experience an acceleration of 1g (Fig. P10.47). When 100 people move to the center of the station for a union meeting, the angular speed changes. What acceleration is experienced by the managers remaining at the rim? Assume that the average mass of each inhabitant is 65.0 kg.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I've tried a couple things, including finding the rotational momentum before and after the people move and setting them equal. I did take into account the different moments of inertia and solved for them with I + MR^2, with M being the mass of the people on the outside of the station. I don't know what I'm doing wrong.

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