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## Homework Statement

The problem and solution are included.

## Homework Equations

Double integration.

## The Attempt at a Solution

Firstly, I'd like to mention that the additional ρ under the square root is there accidentally and that it should be outside of the square root such that it forms the ending ρ dρ dθ.

I'm stuck at the sqrt(4a^2 - ρ^2) ρ dρ step. I have a feeling that I need to use trigonometry with ρ = 2acosθ or ρ = 2asinθ but firstly, which of the two would I choose and secondly given that I then have to integrate with respect to θ, must I replace ρ with a variable other than θ? Why or why not?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!