1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Find the area of the bounded region enclosed by the curves: 6x+y^2=13, x=2y 2. Relevant equations Integration 3. The attempt at a solution Finding the area shouldn't be too much of a problem. In this particular problem, integrating with respect to y is the better choice compared to integrating with x. If you graph out the two lines, you will see that most of the area will lie under the x axis. My real question is do I treat that intended area as a positive value even though its under the curve? I mean the question states find the area. Would I treat this area as negative are because its under the x axis? I don't know whether to treat it positive or negative . Thanks for the response!