# A certain simple integral

1. Feb 8, 2006

### nick727kcin

what is the integral of absolute value of x?

2. Feb 8, 2006

### Tom McCurdy

$$(|x|x)/2$$ should be the answer

Last edited: Feb 8, 2006
3. Feb 8, 2006

### benorin

For real x, $$\int |x|dx = \frac{x|x|}{2}+C$$

this was not my work, but rather I looked it up here, on the Wolfram Reasearch Functions website, namely

http://functions.wolfram.com

--Ben

4. Feb 8, 2006

thanks guys