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## Homework Statement

The graph of ##y^2 + 2xy + 40 \mid x \mid =400## divides the plane into regions. The area of the bounded region is?

## Homework Equations

All relevant to calculus

## The Attempt at a Solution

My question is how to predict the graph without using a grapher here? I put x and y=0 to find the points where it cuts the axes (0,+-20) and (+-10,0). but I never could have guessed what it looks like without a computer (like in my exams)