# Help with Proof on Integration

1. Nov 15, 2012

### tomhawk24

I was assigned this problem in class. My instructor said it was a very popular theorem, but I cannot find it in my book or online. I am clueless on what to do. I would appreciate the help.

Let f(x) be bounded and integrable on [a, b]. Assume that g(x) differs from f(x) on only finitely many points in the domain. Show that g(x) is integrable. Moreover, show that ∫f(x)dx = ∫g(x)dx (Both integrals are from b to a).

2. Nov 15, 2012

### tiny-tim

welcome to pf!

hi tomhawk24! welcome to pf!

which definition of integral (or integrable) are you using?

3. Nov 15, 2012

### tomhawk24

Well we are working mainly on the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus right now.

4. Nov 15, 2012

### tiny-tim

what does the fundamental theorem of calculus say?

5. Nov 16, 2012

### Millennial

Starting from the area interpretation of the integral, answer this question: If I take finitely many points out of the graph of a curve f(x) and place them at some other y-coordinate, would the function still be integrable? What would be its integral?

Tip: Does a point have dimensions, or does a line have width? What is the area of a rectangle?

6. Nov 16, 2012

### lurflurf

First show
∫(f(x)-g(x))dx =0
then use linearity