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i have a question about an explanation of integration as finding the area under a curve. I don't have any problemsdoingthe integration but it's more a case ofwhy?

Finding the area bound by two curves is easy enough but what does that area actually mean?

I know that it's a useful tool applied to physical examples where the area under the curve of something like radioactive decay has units, but I don't understand what it means to speak of area without giving it some units.

I hope that makes sense and that I have posted this in a relevant subsection. I don't know if it's a useful question to ask, but if there is an answer out there, I would be interested to know.

Thanks,

BOAS

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