1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Using the total moment of inertia of the system, find the total kinetic energy of the system. Here is the diagram: 2. Relevant equations Find the total kinetic energy of the system using m, r, w. 3. The attempt at a solution For particle a, I found the x and y components of inertia to be mr^2 and 9mr^2 respectively. I found the total y component of inertia of the system to be 11mr^2. I can't seem to find the total kinetic energy. I thought that if you take the original equation: K = 1/2mv^2 and plug in the components => K = 1/2m(r^2+9r^2) = 5mr^2 for particle A K = 1/2mv^2 and plug in the components => K = 1/2m(r^2+16r^2) = 17/2mr^2 for particle B Then add the two quantities to get 27/2mr^2w^2 for the kinetic energy. This isn't right...anything to help me would be much appreciated! Thanks!