MATH105 April 2009
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Question 01 (j)
Find the area under the graph of for
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To proceed, we want to evaluate the integral
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This question is asking for the value of
To solve this, we solve the improper integral as follows. First change to a limit
Next we integrate:
Plug in the endpoints:
And we notice that the first limit is 0 (e to a large negative number is 0) and the second is independent of the limit and thus
completing the question.
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