Find the area of a figure bounded by the equilateral hyperbola [itex]xy = a^2[/itex], the x-axis, and the lines [itex]x = a[/itex], [itex]b = 2a[/itex].(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

My work:

The equations of the lines and curves involved here are:

[tex]xy = a^2[/tex]

[tex]y = 0[/tex]

[tex]x = a[/tex]

I don't know how b=2a is treated as an equation of a line here & hence I am puzzled as how to get the limits for the definite integral here. Well the formula I tried using is(Q stands for area):

[tex]Q = \int_a^b [f_1(x) - f_2(x)]dx[/tex]

Guidance needed.

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# Homework Help: Area bounded by these lines and curves

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