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Find the area of the region bounded by the curves \(y = x^2 + 2, y = x, \: x = 0\) and \(x = 3.\)

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  • If we are given two curves represented by y=f(x);y=g(x),where $f(x)\geq g(x)$ in [a,b],the points of intersection of two curves are given by x=a and x=b,by taking common values of y from the equation of the two curves.
Given the equation of the curves are:
Here clearly $y=x^2+2$ represents a parabola with vertex at (0,2) and axis along positive direction of y-axis.The parabola is open upwards.
y=x is a line passing through the origin .
x=0 is y-axis and x=3 is a line parallel to y-axis at a distance of 3units from it.
Area of the required region is bounded by these curves and it is the shaded region as shown in the fig.
Required area is $A=\int_0^3(y_2-y_1)dx$
on integrating we get,
on applying the limits we get,
Hence the required area is $\frac{21}{2}$ sq.units.
answered Dec 21, 2013 by yamini.v