MATH101 April 2011
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Question 01 (c)
For this question, the exam asks to put your answer in the box provided but also to show your work. This question is worth 3 marks. Full marks is given for correct answers placed in the box and at most 1 mark is given for an incorrect answer. You are required to simplify your answers as much as possible.
Find the average value of the function on the given interval:
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The average value of a function over the interval is given by
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The average value of a function over an interval is given by
In this case, this is given by
Let us then compute the indefinite integral
which we can compute via integration by parts. If we let and , then we find that
and so it follows that
If we then put that into the definition of the average value, we find that the average value is given by
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