Find the Area of the region

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Homework Statement



Inside the cardioid r=2(1+sin(theta)) and outside the circle r=2sin(theta)

Homework Equations


A= ∫ (from a..b) 1/2 f(θ) 2


The Attempt at a Solution


A= 2∫(from π/2..3π/2) 1/2 [2(1+sin(θ)]2 dθ- 2∫(from0..π/2) 1/2 (2sinθ)2

after working that out i got the answer to be 5pi.

i need a verification for my answer because it is an even problem in the book and i'm studying for my test.
 

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It looks OK except for the bounds of integration.

Why is the first integral taken over [itex][\pi/2,3\pi/2][/itex], and why is the second integral taken over [itex][0,\pi/2][/itex]?
 
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The bounds of integration are OK. The range -pi/2 <= theta <= pi/2 gives the right half of the cardioid; equivalently, the range pi/2 <= theta <= 3pi/2 gives the left half. The range 0 <= theta <= pi/2 gives the right half of the circle; equivalently, 0 <= theta <= Pi gives the whole circle. (The whole range 0 <= theta <= 2*Pi goes around the circle twice, so would give twice the desired area.) The answer 5*pi is correct.

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You're right, I didn't notice the extra factor of 2.
 

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