# Section 6.6 - Area Between Two Curves

```Math 142 Lecture Notes for Section 6.6
Section 6.6 -
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Area Between Two Curves
Theorem 6.6.1:
If f (x) and g(x) are two continuous functions with f (x) ≥ g(x) on [a, b] , then the area
between the two curves on [a, b] is given by
Example 6.6.2:
Find the area between y = x2 − 3 and the x-axis on [0, 3].
Example 6.6.3:
Find the area between y = x and y = x3 + 4 on [0, 4].
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Example 6.6.4:
Find the area bounded between the curves y = x3 − 1 and y = x on [−3, 0]
Example 6.6.5:
Find the area bounded between the curves y = 2x and y = x2 on the interval [0, 4].
If a &lt; b &lt; c &lt; d and f (x) ≥ g(x) on [a, b] and [c, d], with g(x) ≥ f (x) on [b, c] how
do we compute the area between f (x) and g(x) on [a, d]?
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Example 6.6.6:
A colony of bees is growing at the rate of b0 (t) = 300et/5 where t is time in days. Find
the area between the graph of b0 (t) and the t-axis on the interval [0, ln 32] and interpret
its meaning.
Example 6.6.7:
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If two plants are growing at rates of 1 + t and t2 + 1 respectively with t being time in
weeks, what are their heights after 1/4 of a week? After 9/4 of a week?
Section 6.6 Suggested Homework: 1-35(odd), 41, 51, 59, 61
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