Posted by **Graham** on Monday, November 18, 2013 at 8:45pm.

Find the number b such that the line y = b divides the region bounded by the curves y = 4x2 and y = 1 into two regions with equal area. (Round your answer to two decimal places.)

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**Steve**, Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 12:24am
We need the whole area to be twice the

area under the line y=b.

y(1/2) = 1

y(√b/2) = b

So, integrating along x, we need

∫[0,1/2] 1-4x^2 dx = 2∫[0,√b/2] b-4x^2 dx

Now just evaluate the integrals and solve the polynomial for b.

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