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Question 02 (b) 

Consider a solid whose base in the xyplane is the finite region bounded by the curves and . The cross sections of the solid perpendicular to the xaxis with one side in the xyplane are squares. Find the volume of this solid. 
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Draw a picture. What are the limiting values on the xaxis? 
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If we follow the hint, we can draw a diagram similar to the one pictured on the right . We have drawn the axis so that we see the plane in its familiar 2D position.
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