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Question 03 (i) 

Determine explicitly the area of the bounded region between the curves and . 
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Hint 1 

The area of the bounded region between the curves and , where two curves intersect at and and on the interval , is 
Hint 2 

Observe that both and are even functions. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. For the convenience, let and . First, we find the intersection points of the given curves. It is enough to solve
The second equivalence can be obtained by putting and solving .
The third equivalence holds because is nonzero for all x (indeed, ). Observe that on . (We can check this easily by comparing the values of two functions at some point in the interval, like . This is because both functions are continuous and there's no intersection points between and .) Also, both functions and are even. Therefore, by the Hint 1, we have the area Answer: 