By what logic can I (if it's true) that [tex]\int_{-2}^{0} |x| dx = \int_{0}^{2} |x| dx = 2[/tex](adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I know the areas are both the same, positive, but the integrals can be negative. Specifically, i am trying to evaluate [tex]\int_{-2}^{1} |x| dx[/tex]

which equals 11/5 so the negative turned positive and did the nasty with the other half, so to speak.

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# Integral abs(x)

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