# Thread: Area Using Integrals????

1. ## Area Using Integrals????

I've been doing intergrals, volumes, and areas all morning. But this is one has got me stumped. Any help??

A. Find the number a such that the line x=a bisects the area under the curve y=1/(x^2), 1<=x<=4.

B. Find the number b such that the line y=b bisects the area in part (a).

Thanks in advance
John

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2. Originally Posted by TreeMoney
I've been doing intergrals, volumes, and areas all morning. But this is one has got me stumped. Any help??

A. Find the number a such that the line x=a bisects the area under the curve y=1/(x^2), 1<=x<=4.
You need to solve,
Simplfy integrate and substitute 'a' into the equation then solve for a (if it exists).