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Application of Integrals

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The area between and is divided into two equal parts by the line , find the value of .


The line, , divides the area bounded by the parabola and into two equal parts.
\therefore \mbox{Area}\ OAD=\text{Area} \ ABCD

It can be observed that the given area is symmetrical about x-axis.
Area Area


.............. (1)

Area of

........... (2)

From (1) and (2), we obtain

Therefore, the value of a is .
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