# Area between two curves; choosing when to integrate with x or y?

1. Sep 9, 2014

### emlekarc

Hello!

I'm having some trouble determining, when trying to find the area between two curves, when to integrate with respect to y or respect to x, given two equations only?

Thanks!

2. Sep 9, 2014

### SteamKing

Staff Emeritus
You should always draw a sketch of the two curves and decide which would be the easier integration: w.r.t. x or w.r.t. y.