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A playground carousel is free to rotate about its center on frictionless bearings, and air resistance is negligible. The carousel itself (without riders) has a moment of inertia of 114 kg·m2. When one person is standing at a distance of 1.68 m from the center, the carousel has an angular velocity of 0.572 rad/s. However, as this person moves inward to a point located 0.798 m from the center, the angular velocity increases to 0.706 rad/s. What is the person's mass?

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