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Consider the solid S described below.

The base of S is the region enclosed by the parabola y = 5 - 2x2 and the x-axis. Cross-sections perpendicular to the y-axis are squares.

Find the volume V of this solid.

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I know how to answer these types of questions, but my question is what exactly does the question ask for? I can find the area bound by the parabola and the x-axis, but what does "cross-sections perpendicular to the y-axis are squares" mean?

thanks for any help

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