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Take a look at the Wikipedia proof. Now, wouldn't it be easier to prove it like this:

The ordinary mean value theorem says that

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G(b)-G(a)=(b-a)G'(\xi)

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And the fundamental theorem of calculus says that

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G(b)-G(a)=\int_a^b G'(x)dx

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So the conclusion is

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\int_a^b G'(x)dx=(b-a)G'(\xi)

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# Integral mean value theorem

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