# Thread: Area below a curve

1. ## Area below a curve

Hi,

Can someone show me a worked solution for working out hte area below a curve. I am stuck on this exercise!

Thanks

2. Originally Posted by elephunk
Hi,

Can someone show me a worked solution for working out hte area below a curve. I am stuck on this exercise!

Thanks

Integrate the function, using the two x given x-coords as your upper and lower limits.

Area = $\int_{1.23}^{3.39} x^2 dx$

And remember that a definite integral is defined by:

$\int_{a}^{b}f(x)dx = [F(x)]^b_a = F(b)-F(a)$