Topic: areas

the areas seems to give negative answers when should be positive

2 (edited by lazyeightbooks 2009-11-23 04:21:46)

Re: areas

It all depends on how you are defining area.
An area bounded between the function and the x-axis is positive (geometrically). Anything bounded below the x-axis will be negative (geometrically). If you are talking about a specific application that requires the area to be positive, then just take the absolute value of your result.