# What is the moment of inertia of a pendulum with a mass of #8 kg# that is #6 m# from the pivot?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

In the most simple form, this is an equation that you may use for this type of problem (simple pendulum):

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The following resources may help you further understand the concepts:

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/intcon.html#intcon

http://hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu/hbase/mi.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moment_of_inertia

Best of luck in your studies!

**EDIT**: the following response to the same question (with different values) has a lovely diagram which may further help enhance your understanding.

https://socratic.org/questions/what-is-the-moment-of-inertia-of-a-pendulum-with-a-mass-of-4-kg-that-is-4-m-from