Xenia K.

asked • 02/02/16

Cubic curve integral - area enclosing curve and x-axis

The curve is x^3-6x^2+11x-6. I have to prove that the two regions enclosed between the x-axis and the curve are equal. Given is, that the curve cuts the x-axis at x=1,x=2 and x=3. I tried finding the area by doing the integral between 1 and 2, and then 2 and 3, but I always get the wrong answer. It should be 1/4 square unit. Please help me with this? 

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Derek F. answered • 02/02/16

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Xenia K.

Awesome, thanks a bunch. I've made such a stupid mistake (miscalculated an easy fraction, in fact so easy I didn't think twice about it, which was my mistake). I'm relieved, I didn't miss a step. 


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