(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The origin and the point (a, a) are at opposite corners of a square. Calculate the ratio of the areas of the two parts into which the curve [tex] \sqrt{x} + \sqrt{y} = \sqrt{a} [/tex] divides the square.

2. Relevant equations

I'm sure there will be some use of A = bh. Perhaps maybe the pythagorean theorem if the square is cut exactly in half? I'm sure I'll be using a definite integral to find the areas.

3. The attempt at a solution

I have no clue where to go with this.

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

In drilling an oil well, the total cost, C, consists of fixed costs (independent of the depth of the well) and marginal costs, which depend on depth; drilling becomes more expensive, per meter, deeper into the earth. Suppose the fixed costs are 1,000,000 riyals (the riyal is the unit of currency of Saudi Arabia), and the marginal costs are C'(x) = 4000 + 10x riyals/meter, where x is the depth in meters. Find the total cost of drilling a well x meters deep.

2. Relevant equations

I'm using I'll use a definite integral.

3. The attempt at a solution

Here's what I tried.

[tex] 1,000,000 + \int (from 0 to x) of 4000 + 10x [/tex]

Evaluating that:

[tex] 1,000,000 + [4000 + 10x - (4000 + 10(0) ) ] [/tex]

[tex] 1,000,000 + [4000 + 10x - 4000] [/tex]

[tex] 1,000,000 + 10x [/tex] riyals is the total cost.

I need some direction on the first one.. And I would like confirmation on the second one.

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