The area between x = y2 and x = 4 is divided into two equal parts by the line x = a, find the value of a.
The line, x = a, divides the area bounded by the parabola and x = 4 into two equal parts.
∴ Area OAD = Area ABCD
It can be observed that the given area is symmetrical about x-axis.
⇒ Area OED = Area EFCD
From (1) and (2), we obtain