# What's wrong with my solution? -- Area moment of inertia

• mobsaleh

#### mobsaleh

Homework Statement
Area moment of inertia is to be calculated for a composite shape
Relevant Equations
For rectangle: Ix = bh^3/3. For a semi-circle Ix = pi/8*a^4
I used the parallel axis theorem to solve the question but my answer is still wrong. Any ideas where I slipped? I can't seem to figure out the problem?

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Delta2
Delta2
It seems to me that you only need to add three moments of inertia; no need to subtract anything. You have expressions for all the colored shapes that make up the object. For the green and red areas you need to use the parallel axis theorem but not for the blue area. Other than that, you need to make sure that all the input numbers are correct. I would use a spreadsheet instead of a calculator for this.

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