Pizzeria Buonapetito makes a triangular-shaped pizza with base width of 18 inches and height 12 inches as shown. Alice wants only a portion of the pizza, so she makes a vertical cut through the pizza and takes the shaded portion. Letting x be the bottom length of Alice's portion and y be the length of the cut as shown, answer the following questions.
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I'm having a lot of trouble trying to find a formula for her area for the second interval.
How would I approach these problems? Thank you!