1. ## calculus area question

I have an idea on this one by looking at the graph, but want to be sure. If f(x)=x^2 -1 and g(x)= 1-x^2, what is the area bound by the graphs of f and g? I came up with 2 units... Correct or no?

2. Originally Posted by bemidjibasser
I have an idea on this one by looking at the graph, but want to be sure. If f(x)=x^2 -1 and g(x)= 1-x^2, what is the area bound by the graphs of f and g? I came up with 2 units... Correct or no?

$\displaystyle Area = \int g(x) - f(x) dx$

*or

Area = $\displaystyle \int$ top function - bottom function dx

3. Originally Posted by bemidjibasser
I have an idea on this one by looking at the graph, but want to be sure. If f(x)=x^2 -1 and g(x)= 1-x^2, what is the area bound by the graphs of f and g? I came up with 2 units... Correct or no?
No, that is not correct. Please show exactly what you did.

4. ## area problem...

I have done some more work on this problem and now came up with 8/3 units... am I right now or is it back to work? I got it...tahnks for the help anyways!