# Check answer for volume by revolution

• Feb 8th 2009, 01:58 PM
silencecloak
Check answer for volume by revolution
Can you please tell me if i worked the following out correctly?

$\displaystyle y=x^2$
$\displaystyle y=x+2$

1. Rotate this around the x-axis
outside radius = $\displaystyle x+2$
inside radius = $\displaystyle x^2$

$\displaystyle \pi\int_1^2 (x+2-x^2) = \frac{9\pi}{2}$
(thats suppose to be -1 to 2 but i cant get latex to work)
2. Rotate around $\displaystyle y = 4$
outside radius = $\displaystyle 4-x^2$
inside radius = $\displaystyle 4-(x+2)$

$\displaystyle \pi\int_1^2 (4-x^2)-(4-(x+2)= \frac{9\pi}{2}$
(thats suppose to be -1 to 2 but i cant get latex to work)
3. Rotate around x = -2
outside radius = $\displaystyle \sqrt{y}+2$
inside radius = $\displaystyle 2-y+2$

$\displaystyle \pi\int_0^4 (\sqrt{y}+2-(2-y+2)= \frac{16\pi}{3}$

• Feb 8th 2009, 02:39 PM
HallsofIvy
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Originally Posted by silencecloak
Can you please tell me if i worked the following out correctly?

$\displaystyle y=x^2$
$\displaystyle y=x+2$

1. Rotate this around the x-axis
outside radius = $\displaystyle x+2$
inside radius = $\displaystyle x^2$

$\displaystyle \pi\int_1^2 (x+2-x^2) = \frac{9\pi}{2}$
(thats suppose to be -1 to 2 but i cant get latex to work)

Put the -1 in braces: \int_{-1}^2.
The area of a circle is $\displaystyle \pi r^2$ you should have $\displaystyle (x+2)^2- (x^2)^2$.

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2. Rotate around $\displaystyle y = 4$
outside radius = $\displaystyle 4-x^2$
inside radius = $\displaystyle 4-(x+2)$

$\displaystyle \pi\int_1^2 (4-x^2)-(4-(x+2)= \frac{9\pi}{2}$
(thats suppose to be -1 to 2 but i cant get latex to work)

Again, the radii should be squared.

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3. Rotate around x = -2
outside radius = $\displaystyle \sqrt{y}+2$
inside radius = $\displaystyle 2-y+2$

$\displaystyle \pi\int_0^4 (\sqrt{y}+2-(2-y+2)= \frac{16\pi}{3}$

same comment for the last one!
• Feb 8th 2009, 03:01 PM
silencecloak

1. $\displaystyle 72\pi/5$

2.$\displaystyle 108\pi/5$

3. $\displaystyle 24\pi$

Are these correct?
• Feb 8th 2009, 04:09 PM
silencecloak
Im not 100% confident in my set up can anyone please confirm?

Thank you!
• Feb 8th 2009, 04:47 PM
Catapult14
I solved for the first two answers and also got
http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...80778cf3-1.gif and http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...fb361ea5-1.gif.
However, I have not solved for the 3rd answer, as I need to verify my methods involving negative axes of revolution.
I am sure of my first two answers, though.
• Feb 8th 2009, 05:22 PM
silencecloak
Ya my main concern is number 3 as well
• Feb 8th 2009, 09:08 PM
silencecloak
Anyone else have an opinion?
• Feb 8th 2009, 09:31 PM
Abu-Khalil
3) I couldn't understand how did you applied the disk method so I used shell method because i think it's easier in this case:

$\displaystyle V=2\pi\int_{-1}^2(x+2)(x+2-x^2)dx=2\pi\int_1^4t(t-(t-2)^2)dt=\frac{45\pi}{2}.$