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Question 05 (c) 

A carrot has the shape formed by revolving the region under the graph of for cm about the x axis. The concentration of vitamin A is found to vary in the carrot with x according to You want to cut the carrot at a certain value of x, obtaining two pieces of equal volume. How many centimeters from x = 0 do you have to cut? 
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Hint 1 

You can recycle your calculations from 5 (a). You also want to use the result from 5 (a). 
Hint 2 

You are searching for a such that . 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. We are searching for a such that . We calculate We cancel the and continue
Since we conclude . You need to cut 4cm from . 