1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Let ABC be a piece of a parabola. The point B is chosen such that the tangent to the parabola at B is parallel to the line AC. Archimedes proved the Area of parabola inside ABC is 4/3 times the triangle ABC. Prove this using calculus 2. Relevant equations The integral from a to c (Where pt A=(a,a^2), pt B=(b,b^2), and pt C=(c,c^2)) of (x^2)-(x+c) 3. The attempt at a solution I have been trying to figure this out for hours. I know you can assume the parabola to be in the standard form y=x^2 without loss of generality because the problem relies on ratios of areas. And from this, I thought you could assume the segment AC has standard form y=x+c. Then, since we are looking for area, we could use the method of area between two curves, which is why I feel like the integral from a to c of (x+c)-(x^2) would be right. But when I calculate this, it should end up looking something like 4/3(base*height*1/2) and it definitely doesnt look that way. Any help would be greatly appreciated!