# Finding area under the curve

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So I am reviewing for my exam on antiderivatives and integrals and I am really stuck on this one particular question.

The question is: Find the area between the indicated function and the x-axis.

y=x3+2x2-3x from x=-4 to x=1. The answer should be (100/12) units2, but I keep getting the wrong answer

Any help is much appreciated!

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1 hour ago, ShootingStar16 said:

So I am reviewing for my exam on antiderivatives and integrals and I am really stuck on this one particular question.

The question is: Find the area between the indicated function and the x-axis.

y=x3+2x2-3x from x=-4 to x=1. The answer should be (100/12) units2, but I keep getting the wrong answer

Any help is much appreciated!

For signed area I got 25/12. For absolute value of area I got 245/12. I have no idea what the question is asking.

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Net area: 25/12, absolute value of area: 245/12. I'm going to agree with kw0573 for the correct answer.

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Ok so maybe my teacher made a typo

Thanks guys

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oh wow I'm dumb

Turns out the answer key does say 25/12 and it expressed it as a mixed number and I completely forgot about how to convert between mixed numbers and improper fractions...

-cries in a corner-

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