1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Hello! I am currently working on a initial mass problem and getting nowhere, I need a little help here, the question states consider a newly formed globular cluster, with total mass 10e6 times that of the sun, and an initial mass function dN/dm = a.m(-2.35) (-2.35 being the power of m of course) in the mass range 0.1-20 mass of the sun, where m=M/mass of the sun. find a. 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution what i did till now is we know that globular clusters have 10e4 to 10e6 stars so integral of N(m)dm = 10e6 where m ranges from .1 to 20 mass of the sun with this equation I got the value of N which was too small and used the given equation dN/dm = a.m(-2.35) to find a. Is this method correct ? Thanks.