## anonymous 3 years ago The area under the curve of y=1/x from x=a to x=5 is approximately 0.916 where 1<=a<5. Using your calculator, find a.

1. anonymous

Hint: this means$\int_a^5 \frac{dx}{x} \approx 0.916.$What is the left hand side equal to?

2. anonymous

I understand that much but I'm not sure where to go from there.

3. anonymous

Hint 2: $\int \frac{dx}{x} = \ln|x| + C.$Can you take it from there?

4. anonymous

OH!!! gotcha. Thanks! :)

5. anonymous

Yep! Good luck.