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I would like to plot two functions and shade in the area between them to illustrate an integration example.

I have this into mathematica:

Plot[{4 - x^2, 8 - 2 x^2}, {x, -2, 2}]

with this result:

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I tried using the drawing tools to no avail. Is there a simple way to shade in the contained region between the two plots?

Thanks in advance!


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    $\begingroup$ Plot[{4 - x^2, 8 - 2 x^2}, {x, -2, 2}, Filling -> {1 -> {2}}] $\endgroup$ – eldo Jan 11 '16 at 2:20
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Plot[{4 - x^2, 8 - 2 x^2}, {x, -2, 2}, Filling -> {1 -> {2}}]






Filling between curves


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