


Question 02 (b) 

Consider a solid whose base in the xyplane is the finite region bounded by the curves y = x^{2} and y = 2 − x^{2}. 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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Hint 

Draw a picture. What are the limiting values on the xaxis? 
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Solution 

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 xy plane in its familiar 2D position.
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