# How do you use integrals to find the area bounded by the curve y = (x^2 - 9) and the x-axis for x = 0 to x = 5?

##### 1 Answer

Jul 27, 2015

I found: area

#### Explanation:

You write it as:

you can break it into two as:

integrating you get:

now you use you extremes of integration substituting them and subtracting the resulting expressions as:

You may wonder about the negative sign but looking at your area:

you can see that quite a big chunk (pink) is below the