MATH SOLVE

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# If f(x)=8x then what is the area enclosed by the graph of the function, the horizontal axis, and vertical lines at x=2 and x=6

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Answer:[tex]A=128[/tex]Step-by-step explanation:First of all we need to graph f(x)=8x, (First picture)Now we have to calculate the area enclosed by the graph of the function, the horizontal axis, and vertical lines at [tex]x_{1}=2[/tex] and [tex]x_{2}=6[/tex] , The area that we have to calculate is in pink (second picture).The function is positive and the domain is [tex][2,6][/tex] then we can calculate the area with this formula:[tex]A=\int\limits^b_a {f(x)} \, dx[/tex],In this case [tex]b=x_{2} , a=x_{1}[/tex][tex]A=\int\limits^6_2 {8x} \, dx = 8\int\limits^6_2 {x} \, dx[/tex]The result of the integral is, [tex]A=8\frac{x^{2}}{2}[/tex], but the integral is defined in [2,6] so we have to apply Barrow's rule,Barrow's rule:If f is continuous in [a,b] and F is a primitive of f in [a,b], then:[tex]\int\limits^b_a {f(x)} \, dx =F(b)-F(a)[/tex]Applying Barrow's rule the result is:[tex]A=8.\frac{6^{2} }{2}-8.\frac{2^{2} }{2}[/tex][tex]A=8.\frac{36}{2} -8.\frac{4}{2}[/tex][tex]A=144-16[/tex][tex]A=128[/tex]