# If the area (in sq. units) of the region

Question:

If the area (in sq. units) of the region $\left\{(x, y): y^{2} \leq 4 x\right.$, $x+y \leq 1, x \geq 0, y \geq 0\}$ is $a \sqrt{2}+b$, then $a-b$ is equal to:

1. (1) $\frac{10}{3}$

2. (2) 6

3. (3) $\frac{8}{3}$

4. (4) $-\frac{2}{3}$

Correct Option: , 2

Solution:

Consider $y^{2}=4 x$ and $x+y=1$

Substituting $x=1-y$ in the equation of parabola,

$y^{2}=4(1-y) \Rightarrow y^{2}+4 y-4=0$

$\Rightarrow(y+2)^{2}=8 \Rightarrow y+2=\pm 2 \sqrt{2}$

Hence, required area

$=\int_{0}^{3-2 \sqrt{2}} 2 \sqrt{x} d x+\frac{1}{2} \times(2 \sqrt{2}-2) \times(2 \sqrt{2}-2)$

$=\left[2 \times \frac{2}{3} x^{3 / 2}\right]_{0}^{3-2 \sqrt{2}}+\frac{1}{2}(8+4-8 \sqrt{2})$

$=\frac{4}{3} \times(3-2 \sqrt{2}) \sqrt{3-2 \sqrt{2}}+6-4 \sqrt{2}$

$=\frac{4}{3}(3-2 \sqrt{2})(\sqrt{2}-1)+6-4 \sqrt{2}$

$\left[\because(\sqrt{2}-1)^{2}=3-2 \sqrt{2}\right]$

$=\frac{4}{3}(3 \sqrt{2}-3-4+2 \sqrt{2})+6-4 \sqrt{2}$

$=-\frac{10}{2}+\frac{8}{3} \sqrt{2}=a \sqrt{2}+b$

$\therefore \quad a=8 / 3$ and $b=-10 / 3 \Rightarrow a-b=\frac{10}{3}+\frac{8}{3}=6$