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

The region enclosed by [PLAIN]http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?y^2%20=%20kx [Broken] [Broken] and the line [URL]http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?x%20=%20\frac{1}{4}k[/URL] is revolved about the line [URL]http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?x%20=%20\frac{1}{2}k.[/URL] Use cylindrical shells to find the volume of the resulting solid. (Assume k > 0)

2. Relevant equations

[URL]http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?V%20=%202\pi\int_{a}^{b}xf(x)[/URL]

3. The attempt at a solution

I started by trying to find the interval. I've managed to come up [URL]http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?b=\frac{1}{4}k,[/URL] but I'm unsure of how to find a. In addition, because the area is being revolved around a vertical axis, I changed [PLAIN]http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?y^2%20=%20kx [Broken] [Broken] to [URL]http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?y=\sqrt{kx}.[/URL]

Here is my current equation:

[URL]http://latex.codecogs.com/gif.latex?V%20=%202\pi\int_{a}^{\frac{1}{4}k}(\frac{1}{2}k-x)(\sqrt{kx})[/URL]

I need to find a. Also, I would appreciate if someone told me if I've taken the right steps so far in solving the problem.

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# Homework Help: Finding Area Underneath Variable Curve

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