Calculus: Early Transcendentals (2nd Edition)

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Chapter 5 - Integration - 5.2 Definite Integrals - 5.2 Exercises: 1

Answer

The net area measures the total area bounded by the graph of the function and $x$ axis between some boundaries for $x$ but the parts of the area above the $x$ axis with the plus sign and the area under the $x$ axis with the minus sign.

Work Step by Step

To find the net area we add the areas of the pieces bounded by the graph of the function and $x$ axis and we subtract areas of those pieces that are below $x$ axis.
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