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    Areas with integration

    A region is bounded by y=1/2x - 3, by x=14 and the x-axis. Find the area of the region by

    a) using the formula for the area of the triangle
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    Quote Originally Posted by creatively12 View Post
    A region is bounded by y=1/2x - 3, by x=14 and the x-axis. Find the area of the region by

    a) using the formula for the area of the triangle
    making a sketch of the given graphs will make finding a solution rather simple.

    can you do that?
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    actually i was unable to post the whole question, the graph is given in the question, but m still unable to find the base and height for the area of the triangle
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    ok thanks I finally sorted what I neede to do, thanks for the help
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    Quote Originally Posted by creatively12 View Post
    actually i was unable to post the whole question, the graph is given in the question, but m still unable to find the base and height for the area of the triangle
    y = \frac{1}{2}x - 3 crosses the x-axis at x = 6

    triangle base is 14 - 6 = 8

    triangle height is y(14) = 4
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