Area of triangle by integrals (is this right?)

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[SOLVED] area of triangle by integrals (is this right?)

Homework Statement


Use integrals to find the area of a triangle with vertices (0,5),(-2,-2),(2,2).

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The Attempt at a Solution


I think I've got it. I'm just looking for some confirmation of my method before I move on.
Thanks for your time. Cheers.

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P.S. How do I add a [Solved] to the title?
 
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Dick
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How are you getting e.g. integral of 5x/2+5 to be 5x^2/4+5x^2/2??
 
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Ooops. Thanks for pointing that out Dick. I found the dx of 5x instead of the dx of 5 which interestingly seems not to have affected my answer. I guess you can see why I'm using the forum. Everything should be in order now. Cheers.
 
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Ooops. Thanks for pointing that out Dick. I found the dx of 5x instead of the dx of 5 which interestingly seems not to have affected my answer. I guess you can see why I'm using the forum. Everything should be in order now. Cheers.

If you are still getting 20 for the area, I can't agree with that. Double check again.
 
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Okay, I went through again and got A=10. When putting in values for x to solve I sub the rightmost value from the top of integral sign and then subtract from that the same antiderivative with the leftmost x value (top of the integral sign). This is correct? Thanks!
 
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Yes, A=10 works.
 
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Thanks Dick. Heron's method confirms it. Now how do I mark this one [SOLVED] ?
 
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Under Thread Tools, at the top, isn't there a "Mark this thread as solved"?
 

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