RD Sharma - Mathematics (Volume 2)

Book: RD Sharma - Mathematics (Volume 2)

Chapter: 21. Areas of Bounded Regions

Subject: Maths - Class 7th

Q. No. 15 of Exercise 21.1

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Using definite integrals, find the area of circle x2 + y2 = a2

Given equations are :

x2 + y2 = a2 ...... (1)

Equation (1) represents a circle with centre (0,0) and radius a, so it meets the axes at (±a,0), (0,±a). A rough sketch of the curve is given below: -


We have to find the area of shaded region.

Required area

= (shaded region ABCDA)

= 4(shaded region OBCO) (as the circle is symmetrical about the x - axis as well as the y - axis)

(the area can be found by taking a small slice in each region of width Δx, then the area of that sliced part will be yΔx as it is a rectangle and then integrating it to get the area of the whole region)

(As x is between (0,a) and the value of y varies)

(as )


So the above equation becomes,

We know,

So the above equation becomes,

Apply reduction formula:

On integrating we get,

Undo the substituting, we get

On applying the limits we get,

Hence the area of circle x2 + y2 = a2 is equal to square units.

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Sketch the graph of in [0,4] and determine the area of the region enclosed by the curve, the x - axis and the lines x = 0, x = 4