# Thread: Need help with a question.

1. ## Need help with a question.

Find the area enclosed between the curve y = x^3 , the x -axis and the line y = -3 x + 4.

I've tried everything but I can't seem to find the answer. Any help will be greatly appreciated

2. ## Re: Need help with a question.

Yeah that's because this not your straight forward "top minus bottom" kind of question.

First you should draw out the curves, then find the point of intersection (which is x = 1 by inspection)

The area given above is

$\int_0^1 \ x^3 \ \ dx + \int_1^{\frac{4}{3}} \ \ -3x + 4 \ \ dx = \frac{5}{12}$

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