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Using integration find the area of region bounded by the triangle whose vertices are $(-1, 0), (1, 3) $ and $(3, 2)$.

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  • Equation of a line when two points are given is\[\frac{y-y_1}{y_2-y_1}=\frac{x-x_1}{x_2-x_1}.\]
Given the vertices of the triangle which is formed by the intersection of three lines is A(-1,0),B(1,3) and C(3,2).
Let us now find the equation of the line segments AB,BC and AC of the triangle.
Equation of line segment AB is\[\frac{y-0}{3-0}=\frac{x+1}{1+1}\Rightarrow \frac{y}{3}=\frac{x+1}{2}\]
Area of the region bounded by this line and the x-axis is $y_1$.
on integrating we get $y_1=\frac{3}{2}[\frac{x^2}{2}+x]_{-1}^1.$
On applying limits we get,
$y_1=\frac{3}{2}[\frac{1}{2}+1-\frac{1}{2}+1]=3$ sq.units.
Equation of the line segment BC is \[\frac{y-3}{2-3}=\frac{x-1}{3-1}\]
$\Rightarrow y-3=\frac{(-1)(x-1)}{2} \Rightarrow y=\frac{-(x-1)}{2}+3$
Area of the region bounded by this line and x-axis is $y_2$.
Area of $y_2=\int_1^3y^2dx=\int_1^3\frac{1}{2}(-x+7)dx$
on integrating we get,
Area of $y_2=\frac{1}{2}[\frac{x^2}{2}+7x]_1^3$
on applying limits we get,
$\;\;\;\;\;\quad\;\;\;\;\;\;\;=5$ sq.units.
Equation of line AC is\[\frac{y-0}{2-0}=\frac{x+1}{3+1}\Rightarrow y=\frac{1}{2}(x+1)\]
The area bounded by this line and the x-axis is $y_3$.
Area of $y_3=\int_{-1}^3\frac{1}{2}(x+1)dx$
On integrating we get,
Area of $y_3=\frac{1}{2}[\frac{x^2}{2}+x]_{-1}^3$
on applying limits we get,
Area of $y_3=\frac{1}{2}[\frac{9}{2}+3-\frac{1}{2}+1]=4\;units.$
Now area of the required triangle is\[y_1+y_2-y_3.\]
$\Rightarrow A=3+5-4=4$ sq.units.
Hence the required area is 4 sq. units.


answered Jan 25, 2013 by sreemathi.v
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Let $R_2$ be the region lying inside the circle.</div><div class="clay6-basic" id="pr17">
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$\;\;\;=\frac{\sqrt 2}{6}+\frac{9}{4}\sin^{-1}\big(\frac{2\sqrt 2}{3}\big)$.</div><div class="clay6-basic" id="pr39">
Hence the required area is $\frac{\sqrt 2}{6}+\frac{9}{4}\sin^{-1}\big(\frac{2\sqrt 2}{3}\big)$.</div></div>
answered Dec 21, 2013 by yamini.v