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Problem 41 Hard Difficulty

Find the volume of the described solid $S .$
The base of $S$ is the same base as in Exercise 40 , but cross-sections perpendicular to the $x$ -axis are squares.




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Okay, so here the on the cross sections are squares, and the lanes of the side of squares are equal to the while to the perpendicular distance from the X access to the line connecting the points 10 and 01 Um, in the x y plane, which is given by this equation here, why is equal to, um, one minus X? So, um, the area of the cross section for the salad is just a is equal to while one minus x square. So on you find the volume just by integrating the cross sectional area as X goes from 0 to 1. So the volume is equal to the integral from 0 to 1 of one minus x quantity squared DX. Okay, well, this is equal to the integral from 0 to 1 square one minus X. Can we get one minus two x plus X squared the X. Okay, so we integrate this while it's not too hard, this is just equal to equal. One is just x, so get X minus on X squared. And then, um, X squared is just 1/3 x cube. So plus 1/3 x cubed. And then, um, we are evaluating this. So, um, 01 So it's plug in one first, and we get one minus one squared plus well, 1/3 times one, uh, cube. And then we are subtracting off. We get we plug in zero. So minus. Well, zero minus while zero squared plus well, 1/3 times zero. That's just a big zero. And we end up with just 1/3. 1/3. So therefore, the volume of the salad is 1/3 cubic units. All right, Thank you.

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