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    Evaluating integrals visually

    Normally this has been easy up to this point because it's just a matter of taking the areas of triangles present and adding them, but with the problem I've attached it doesn't seem to form nice right triangles. So how would I go about solving a question visually using areas by these means if there aren't triangles to work with???
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    Quote Originally Posted by fattydq View Post
    Normally this has been easy up to this point because it's just a matter of taking the areas of triangles present and adding them, but with the problem I've attached it doesn't seem to form nice right triangles. So how would I go about solving a question visually using areas by these means if there aren't triangles to work with???
    break up the areas into nice right triangles and rectangles
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    Could you please give me an example

    I thought I did that for my first response but it wasn't correct...I had 4 for a...
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