# Calculus 1 : Area

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : How To Graph Functions Of Area

Graph of a piecewise-linear function , for , is shown above.

Find

.

Explanation:

Find the area under the graph  from . To do this break the graph up into triangles, squares, and rectangles to calculate the individual areas over smaller intervals and then add them all together.

The areas are added to be:

Therefore,

### Example Question #2 : How To Graph Functions Of Area

Find the area bounded by the curve and the -axis over the interval .

Explanation:

The curve is in quadrant one over the given interval, which gives us the bounds of integration.  Evaluating this definite integral yields the area we are after.

In order to performe the antiderivative, let .  It follows that .  Therefore

so

### Example Question #3 : How To Graph Functions Of Area

Find the area bounded by the curve and the -axis over the interval .

Explanation:

The curve is positive over the given interval, so the endpoints of the interval will mark the bounds of integration.  This function is very easy to integrate because the derivative of is itself!

### Example Question #4 : How To Graph Functions Of Area

Find the area bounded by the curve and the -axis over the interval .

Explanation:

This function is positve over the given interval, so the endpoints of the interval mark the bounds of integration.  It is a straightforward integration that is solvable with u-substitution.  Let so .  This means

so

### Example Question #5 : How To Graph Functions Of Area

Find the area bounded by the curve  in the first quadrant.

Explanation:

The curve is in quadrant one over the interval , which are the bounds of integration.  To see this, note that the x-intercepts are 0 and 2 and the parabola opens downward.

The definite integral below is solved by taking the antiderivative of each term of the given polynomial function, evaluating this antiderivative at the bounds of integration, and subtracting the values.

For this particular integral use the rule,  to solve.

### Example Question #6 : How To Graph Functions Of Area

Find the area under the curve between the following bounderies of the following function.

in between the boundaries of  and

Explanation:

We can find the area under the curve by taking the anti-derivative of the function and using the two boundaries as x values.  The anti-derivative of  is .  If we use the two boundaries, we end up with our answer, .

### Example Question #7 : How To Graph Functions Of Area

Evalute the following Definite Integral: