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I'm doing a problem about finding volume using shells, and I'm really confused about what the the width function should be. The question asks to find the volume of the solid generated by revolving the region bounded by the graphs of the equations about the indicated line:

y=1/(x^2), y=0, x=1, x=4, and revolve that region around the y-axis.

Wouldn't the length of the radius just be x? That's what I think it is but I'm not sure. Help would be appreciated, thanks

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# Volume by Shells

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