Area of triangle by integrals (is this right?)

[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).

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.

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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??

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.

Dick
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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.

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!

Dick