what is the area bounded by the following curve and straight line?

Asked by  | 2nd Nov, 2008, 11:23: AM

Expert Answer:

 Sorry for the earlier , incorrect response

To find the point where The curve and the line  intersect: 3 - x = x ^2 - 1

i.e x^2 + x -4 =0

x = (-1 17)/2

So the area above the x axis between the crve and the line is

Integral of (3- x ) between (-1-17)/2  to  (-1+17)/2.

Now add the mod of the integral of (x ^2 - 1 ) between -1 and +1 .

Answered by  | 10th Nov, 2008, 09:59: AM

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