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Using the properties of the definite integral

Use the properties of the definite integral to express the definite integral of f ( x ) = −3 x 3 + 2 x + 2 over the interval [ −2 , 1 ] as the sum of three definite integrals.

Using integral notation, we have −2 1 ( −3 x 3 + 2 x + 2 ) d x . We apply properties 3. and 5. to get

−2 1 ( −3 x 3 + 2 x + 2 ) d x = −2 1 −3 x 3 d x + −2 1 2 x d x + −2 1 2 d x = −3 −2 1 x 3 d x + 2 −2 1 x d x + −2 1 2 d x .
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Use the properties of the definite integral to express the definite integral of f ( x ) = 6 x 3 4 x 2 + 2 x 3 over the interval [ 1 , 3 ] as the sum of four definite integrals.

6 1 3 x 3 d x 4 1 3 x 2 d x + 2 1 3 x d x 1 3 3 d x

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Using the properties of the definite integral

If it is known that 0 8 f ( x ) d x = 10 and 0 5 f ( x ) d x = 5 , find the value of 5 8 f ( x ) d x .

By property 6.,

a b f ( x ) d x = a c f ( x ) d x + c b f ( x ) d x .

Thus,

0 8 f ( x ) d x = 0 5 f ( x ) d x + 5 8 f ( x ) d x 10 = 5 + 5 8 f ( x ) d x 5 = 5 8 f ( x ) d x .
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If it is known that 1 5 f ( x ) d x = −3 and 2 5 f ( x ) d x = 4 , find the value of 1 2 f ( x ) d x .

−7

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Comparison properties of integrals

A picture can sometimes tell us more about a function than the results of computations. Comparing functions by their graphs as well as by their algebraic expressions can often give new insight into the process of integration. Intuitively, we might say that if a function f ( x ) is above another function g ( x ) , then the area between f ( x ) and the x -axis is greater than the area between g ( x ) and the x -axis. This is true depending on the interval over which the comparison is made. The properties of definite integrals are valid whether a < b , a = b , or a > b . The following properties, however, concern only the case a b , and are used when we want to compare the sizes of integrals.

Comparison theorem

  1. If f ( x ) 0 for a x b , then
    a b f ( x ) d x 0 .
  2. If f ( x ) g ( x ) for a x b , then
    a b f ( x ) d x a b g ( x ) d x .
  3. If m and M are constants such that m f ( x ) M for a x b , then
    m ( b a ) a b f ( x ) d x M ( b a ) .

Comparing two functions over a given interval

Compare f ( x ) = 1 + x 2 and g ( x ) = 1 + x over the interval [ 0 , 1 ] .

Graphing these functions is necessary to understand how they compare over the interval [ 0 , 1 ] . Initially, when graphed on a graphing calculator, f ( x ) appears to be above g ( x ) everywhere. However, on the interval [ 0 , 1 ] , the graphs appear to be on top of each other. We need to zoom in to see that, on the interval [ 0 , 1 ] , g ( x ) is above f ( x ) . The two functions intersect at x = 0 and x = 1 ( [link] ).

A graph of the function f(x) = sqrt(1 + x^2) in red and g(x) = sqrt(1 + x) in blue over [-2, 3]. The function f(x) appears above g(x) except over the interval [0,1]. A second, zoomed-in graph shows this interval more clearly.
(a) The function f ( x ) appears above the function g ( x ) except over the interval [ 0 , 1 ] (b) Viewing the same graph with a greater zoom shows this more clearly.

We can see from the graph that over the interval [ 0 , 1 ] , g ( x ) f ( x ) . Comparing the integrals over the specified interval [ 0 , 1 ] , we also see that 0 1 g ( x ) d x 0 1 f ( x ) d x ( [link] ). The thin, red-shaded area shows just how much difference there is between these two integrals over the interval [ 0 , 1 ] .

A graph showing the functions f(x) = sqrt(1 + x^2) and g(x) = sqrt(1 + x) over [-3, 3]. The area under g(x) in quadrant one over [0,1] is shaded. The area under g(x) and f(x) is included in this shaded area. The second, zoomed-in graph shows more clearly that equality between the functions only holds at the endpoints.
(a) The graph shows that over the interval [ 0 , 1 ] , g ( x ) f ( x ) , where equality holds only at the endpoints of the interval. (b) Viewing the same graph with a greater zoom shows this more clearly.
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Average value of a function

We often need to find the average of a set of numbers, such as an average test grade. Suppose you received the following test scores in your algebra class: 89, 90, 56, 78, 100, and 69. Your semester grade is your average of test scores and you want to know what grade to expect. We can find the average by adding all the scores and dividing by the number of scores. In this case, there are six test scores. Thus,

Questions & Answers

find the nth differential coefficient of cosx.cos2x.cos3x
Sudhanayaki Reply
determine the inverse(one-to-one function) of f(x)=x(cube)+4 and draw the graph if the function and its inverse
Crystal Reply
f(x) = x^3 + 4, to find inverse switch x and you and isolate y: x = y^3 + 4 x -4 = y^3 (x-4)^1/3 = y = f^-1(x)
Andrew
in the example exercise how does it go from -4 +- squareroot(8)/-4 to -4 +- 2squareroot(2)/-4 what is the process of pulling out the factor like that?
Robert Reply
can you please post the question again here so I can see what your talking about
Andrew
√(8) =√(4x2) =√4 x √2 2 √2 hope this helps. from the surds theory a^c x b^c = (ab)^c
Barnabas
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Myong
can you determine whether f(x)=x(cube) +4 is a one to one function
Crystal
one to one means that every input has a single output, and not multiple outputs. whenever the highest power of a given polynomial is odd then that function is said to be odd. a big help to help you understand this concept would be to graph the function and see visually what's going on.
Andrew
one to one means that every input has a single output, and not multiple outputs. whenever the highest power of a given polynomial is odd then that function is said to be odd. a big help to help you understand this concept would be to graph the function and see visually what's going on.
Andrew
can you show the steps from going from 3/(x-2)= y to x= 3/y +2 I'm confused as to how y ends up as the divisor
Robert Reply
step 1: take reciprocal of both sides (x-2)/3 = 1/y step 2: multiply both sides by 3 x-2 = 3/y step 3: add 2 to both sides x = 3/y + 2 ps nice farcry 3 background!
Andrew
first you cross multiply and get y(x-2)=3 then apply distribution and the left side of the equation such as yx-2y=3 then you add 2y in both sides of the equation and get yx=3+2y and last divide both sides of the equation by y and you get x=3/y+2
Ioana
Multiply both sides by (x-2) to get 3=y(x-2) Then you can divide both sides by y (it's just a multiplied term now) to get 3/y = (x-2). Since the parentheses aren't doing anything for the right side, you can drop them, and add the 2 to both sides to get 3/y + 2 = x
Melin
thank you ladies and gentlemen I appreciate the help!
Robert
keep practicing and asking questions, practice makes perfect! and be aware that are often different paths to the same answer, so the more you familiarize yourself with these multiple different approaches, the less confused you'll be.
Andrew
please how do I learn integration
aliyu Reply
they are simply "anti-derivatives". so you should first learn how to take derivatives of any given function before going into taking integrals of any given function.
Andrew
best way to learn is always to look into a few basic examples of different kinds of functions, and then if you have any further questions, be sure to state specifically which step in the solution you are not understanding.
Andrew
example 1) say f'(x) = x, f(x) = ? well there is a rule called the 'power rule' which states that if f'(x) = x^n, then f(x) = x^(n+1)/(n+1) so in this case, f(x) = x^2/2
Andrew
great noticeable direction
Isaac
limit x tend to infinite xcos(π/2x)*sin(π/4x)
Abhijeet Reply
can you give me a problem for function. a trigonometric one
geovanni Reply
state and prove L hospital rule
Krishna Reply
I want to know about hospital rule
Faysal
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Faysal
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Amor
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Jawad
it's spelled hopital
Connor
hi
BERNANDINO
you are correct Connor Angeli, the L'Hospital was the old one but the modern way to say is L 'Hôpital.
Leo
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Connor
Total online shopping during the Christmas holidays has increased dramatically during the past 5 years. In 2012 (t=0), total online holiday sales were $42.3 billion, whereas in 2013 they were $48.1 billion. Find a linear function S that estimates the total online holiday sales in the year t . Interpret the slope of the graph of S . Use part a. to predict the year when online shopping during Christmas will reach $60 billion?
Nguyen Reply
what is the derivative of x= Arc sin (x)^1/2
morfling Reply
y^2 = arcsin(x)
Pitior
x = sin (y^2)
Pitior
differentiate implicitly
Pitior
then solve for dy/dx
Pitior
thank you it was very helpful
morfling
questions solve y=sin x
Obi Reply
Solve it for what?
Tim
you have to apply the function arcsin in both sides and you get arcsin y = acrsin (sin x) the the function arcsin and function sin cancel each other so the ecuation becomes arcsin y = x you can also write x= arcsin y
Ioana
what is the question ? what is the answer?
Suman
there is an equation that should be solve for x
Ioana
ok solve it
Suman
are you saying y is of sin(x) y=sin(x)/sin of both sides to solve for x... therefore y/sin =x
Tyron
or solve for sin(x) via the unit circle
Tyron
what is unit circle
Suman
a circle whose radius is 1.
Darnell
the unit circle is covered in pre cal...and or trigonometry. it is the multipcation table of upper level mathematics.
Tyron
what is function?
Ryan Reply
A set of points in which every x value (domain) corresponds to exactly one y value (range)
Tim
what is lim (x,y)~(0,0) (x/y)
NIKI Reply
limited of x,y at 0,0 is nt defined
Alswell
But using L'Hopitals rule is x=1 is defined
Alswell
Could U explain better boss?
emmanuel
value of (x/y) as (x,y) tends to (0,0) also whats the value of (x+y)/(x^2+y^2) as (x,y) tends to (0,0)
NIKI
can we apply l hospitals rule for function of two variables
NIKI
why n does not equal -1
K.kupar Reply
ask a complete question if you want a complete answer.
Andrew
I agree with Andrew
Bg
f (x) = a is a function. It's a constant function.
Darnell Reply
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