Can anyone help me with this problem?

Find the area shaded by the cardiods r=2+2cos(x) and r=2-2cos(x).

Thanks!

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- January 5th 2009, 10:59 PM #1

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- January 6th 2009, 04:28 AM #4
Start by drawing sketch graphs of each cardioid. Calculate the polar coordinates of where they intersect. Then read this: Pauls Online Notes : Calculus II - Area with Polar Coordinates

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- January 7th 2009, 04:34 AM #8
I started out with that, but then noticed 4 way symmetry. If I am wrong, then Soroban is wrong as well. I am not so sure we are wrong.

I also checked this with tech and got the same as Soroban and I. Therefore, I am going with our solution. Even thought the solutions are close.

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- January 7th 2009, 05:37 AM #9