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    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).


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    John


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    Quote Originally Posted by TreeMoney View Post
    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).
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