Please Check Answer to a Multiple Choice Question

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Homework Statement



The moment of inertia of a sphere rotating about an axis through its center is (2/5)MR^2, where M is the mass and R is the radius of the sphere. What is the moment of inertia of the sphere about an axis on the edge of the sphere?

a. 0.4 MR^2
b. 1.4 MR^2
c. 0.9 MR^2
d. 0.6 MR^2

Homework Equations



I = (2/5)MR^2

The Attempt at a Solution



I think it's just a. since nothing besides the equation is given.
 

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