I've been trying to fing both the area and the arc length of

with respect to x where a and n are constants

Graphing examples of the function as well as solving simple examples where a=1 and n=1 (diamond) or n=2 (circle) has shown that the graph is symetrical in all quadrants.

I've written the in equation terms of y and set limits to account for the symetry and have gotten.

for the area and

But I do not how to procede from there.