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Finding area between graph

  1. Feb 6, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Find area between
    f(x) = 1 / 1+x^2 and the line y= 1/2


    3. The attempt at a solution

    would i need to take the anti derivative of it then minus 1/2??
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 6, 2009 #2

    Mark44

    Staff: Mentor

    You'll need to use a definite integral, and the antiderivative is involved in the definite integral. You'll need limits of integration, too.

    Have you graphed the region whose area you're trying to find? That would be a good start.
     
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