# ...but now it is a hedge...

Calculus Level 5

A gardener with a keen interest in mathematics was very interested in the shapes made by the curves $$\sin x + \cos x$$ and $$\sin x -\cos x$$, and wanted to make that shape on the hedges in the garden. He wants to make the 'bird' shape out of an hedge, which stretches to infinity on a Cartesian plane. The gardener can do an infinite number of cuts, but every cut is a line. Since he can't make curved cuts, he will not be able to make the shape perfectly, however, using straight cuts, he can make a figure as close to the original outline as possible. If he cannot cut into the 'bird', let the area of the figure he can create be $$G$$.

Find $$\lfloor G \rfloor$$. The first few cuts are shown in the diagram.

This is part of the Sinusoidal, Cosinusoidal series

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