Arc Length

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  1. calculus

    Find the length of the arc formed by y = (1/8)(4x^2-2ln(x)) from x=4 to x=8. I found the derivative of the function and got y'= x-(1/4x) Where I'm lost now is after plugging it into the arc length equation: integral of sqrt(1+(x-(1/4x))^2). Squaring the

    asked on August 24, 2008
  1. calculus

    Oh yes, sorry, I merely had a typo. I had the same result as you. What I'm confused about is what to do from that point on.

    posted on August 24, 2008