MATH105 April 2017
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Question 06 (a)
(a) Determine if there exist two continuous functions and such that
If your answer is YES, please give the two functions f and g explicitly by some formulas.
If your answer is NO, explain why.
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The statement that
states that the product f(x) g(x) cancels out on average. Is it possible for this product to average out to zero without either of f or g averaging out to zero?
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One way to solve this problem is to set things up so that the function f(x) g(x) is equal to zero everywhere on the region of integration. For example, we could take
Then f(x)g(x) is equal to zero everywhere, but the region under each of f(x) and g(x) is a triangle of area .