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    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.

    The answer is 0.42

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

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    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

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