ok I know how to solve for the volume no prob, but when you find the surface area, in all the proof they always drop the root, because something about being bigger than one//<![CDATA[ aax_getad_mpb({ "slot_uuid":"f485bc30-20f5-4c34-b261-5f2d6f6142cb" }); //]]>

Sqrt{1 + 1/x^4} dx

can someone explain why they drop that, and how it's possible to have finite volume and infinite surface area.

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