MATH101 April 2016
• Q1 (a) • Q1 (b) • Q1 (c) • Q1 (d) • Q2 (a) • Q10 (a) • Q10 (b) • Q11 (a) • Q11 (b) • Q2 (b) • Q2 (c) • Q2 (d) • Q3 (a) • Q3 (b) • Q4 (a) • Q4 (b) • Q5 (a) • Q5 (b) • Q6 (a) • Q6 (b) • Q7 • Q8 (a) • Q8 (b) • Q9 (a) • Q9 (b) •
Question 01 (b)
Which integral represents the area between the graphs of and ?
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Draw the graphs of given functions and find the desired area.
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and have intersection points at and , so the area
between the two graphs is in the interval , this means the choices A,C,F cannot be the answer.
Next, we need to determine which of the two graphs is above the other, because area is a positive quantity and we must choose the integral with positive integrand.
Note that from the graph of exponential functions we know that they are always concave up, and in particular must be below the line in .
We can also determine the concavity of by finding the sign of its second derivative:
By the formula of derivative of exponential function, we have:
and so which is always positive, this means that the graph of is below in . In other words,
So the solution is