I'm about one week into a Calc II course, and I realized that I have no idea why finding the area under the curve (integrating) would be the inverse operation of finding slope (differentiating). I get that they(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); areopposites, but notwhythat should be the case... it's not at all intuitive. Is there some sort of intrinsic relationship between slope and area?

[Sorry if this question is poorly worded; I'm having a hard time putting my confusion into words.]

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# Why are finding slope and finding area inverse processes?

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