Find the area of the region bounded by the parobola y=x^2, the tangent line to this parabola at (1,1) and the x-axis.

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- Nov 28th 2008, 10:35 PMNimmyArea Betwen Curves....Help!
Find the area of the region bounded by the parobola y=x^2, the tangent line to this parabola at (1,1) and the x-axis.

- Nov 28th 2008, 11:52 PMmr fantastic
The first thing you need to do is to get the equation of the tangent. Have you done this? This is a skill you should have learned in differential calculus - it might pay to review that part of your studies.

Then you draw a graph of the parabola and the tangent and shade the required area.