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Question 06 (b) 

Seeds are dispersed from a tree in all directions uniformly. The density of seeds that lands on the ground at a distance r away is approximately described by the function What is the total number of seeds on the ground within a 10 m radius of the tree? 
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Hint 1 

We have the density of seeds per given and are searching for the number of seeds. So, an integral must be involved in the calculation. 
Hint 2 

The seeds lay radially symmetric around the tree. So, it is a circular area with radius , where the seeds are distributed. The volume of the seeds are a solid of revolution with the function rotated around the tree (=yaxis). 
Hint 3 

For the solid of revolution use the shell method . For the integration use integration by parts. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. The total number of seeds is the sum of all around the tree times the passend concentration of seeds.
To calculate this integral, we use the shell method For integration we use integration by parts.
There are 10000 seeds around the tree. 