Do you think my professor just screwed up when writing this calculus problem, or am I overlooking something?
This is on an ungraded practice test for a final exam, so it’s not homework.
Find the mass and centroid of the plane lamina bounded by y = 2x^2 and y^2 = x-4 if its density is D(x,y) = y^2.
As far as I can tell, there is no way to solve this problem because the two equations given don’t intersect to create a bounded region. Am I missing something? Keep in mind that we are supposed to be able to solve the problems on the final exam (and this practice test) without the use of a calculator.
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