# Volume of Revolution

## Homework Statement

"The region bounded by the given curves is rotated about the specified axis. Find the volume of the resulting solid by any method."

y=5, y=x+4/x; about x=-1

## Homework Equations

Upon plotting it I decided it would be best to use the shell method. I'm not sure how to express it in your fancy symbols but I included all of my work as an attachment.

## The Attempt at a Solution

Please see attachment. The correct answer is actually 8pi(3-ln4). I have gone over it a few times and I don't see what I did wrong. Any advice whatsoever would be great, thanks.

P.S. Sorry the image is grainy, I didn't know how to make it small enough to fit the guidelines and still be legible.

#### Attachments

• Math 001.GIF
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## Answers and Replies

Ah I just figured it out. I accidentally wrote 5-x+4/x, when i really meant 5-(x+4/x).

Stupid parantheses!!!!

HallsofIvy
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
Perhaps it's not the parentheses that are stupid!