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**mpoderoso** I'm not sure if this is algebra or geometry; I haven't studied math in a very long time. Anyway, I really need help with this problem. I've attached an image of the problem, and here's a translation of the text from Spanish:

An isosceles rectangular triangle is inscribed in the parabola y^2=4x with the right angle in the vertex of the curve like shows the figure. The area of the triangle AVC is: (as shown)

I've already spent about an hour tearing my hair out and looking through books to try to figure out how to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch