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Area inside 4 tangents 
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Jun510, 08:25 PM

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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Ok, I have a cubic function, y=(x6)(x1)(x9) or y = x^{3}16x^{2}+69x54 I then have four tangents to make a quadrilateral, the tangents are as follows. y=7.75x+14.75 y=6.25x+56.25 y=7.75x + 76.231 y=6.25x + 31.602 I need to find the area inside the tangents, except I have no idea where to start, Thankyou for any help in advance. 


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Jun510, 08:45 PM

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y=7.75x+14.75 & y=7.75x + 76.231 y=6.25x+56.25 & y=6.25x + 31.602 What sort of quadrilateral figure is formed? 


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Jun510, 09:27 PM

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A Parallelogram, But I dont see how I can get the area from the equations?



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Jun510, 09:52 PM

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Area inside 4 tangents



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Jun610, 12:07 AM

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So, How do I do that?



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Jun610, 01:15 AM

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Or you could split the area into two triangles and calculate it. 


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