The curve y = x3, showing the portion under the curve from x = −2 to x = 1.

We can see from the graph that the portion between `x = -2` and `x = 0` is below the x-axis, so we need to take the absolute value for that portion.

`text[Area]= |int_-2^0x^3 dx|+int_0^1x^3 dx`




`=4.25\ text[units]^2`

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