So what? Why are you concerned with x= 0?and multiplied 1 * x = x which gives me 0 when x=0.
ebrIf you are taking Caculus, you certainly should know enough algebra to know that if you multiply both sides of f(x)= sin(x)/x by x you will get xf(x)= sin(x). Why do you have any question about that?is that right because i'm unsure if the question also wants it to be continuous
also the second question says that find the volume of the solid generated by revolving f(x) about the y-axis.
how am i supposed to calculate that if f(x) is divided into 2 parts
Now, what do you mean by "f(x) is divided into two parts? Normally, I prefer the "disk method" but here it is "x" that would be the radius and it will be difficult to solve for x as a function of y (the inverse function to f) so I think I would use the "shell method". That is, we imagine taking a thin strip (of thickness "dx") at a given x value, between 0 and [/itex]\pi[/tex] (where f(x)= sin(x)/x= 0) and rotate that strip around the y- axis. It describes a cylinder of radius x and height y= sin(x)/x so a cylinder or area . That gives a thin shell of volume . Integrate that from x= 0 to .