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5-73.

Calculate the area of the region bounded by $y =$ $\sqrt { x + 1 }$ and $y = x^2 - 2x - 3$. .

First find the points where the functions intersect. These are the limits of integration. Then determine which function is on top (has higher $y$-values) and which is below.

$\int_{a}^{b}((\sqrt{x+1})-(x^{2}-2x-3))dx$

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