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Homework Help: Integrating xy

  1. Nov 6, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    It is simple: find the antiderivative of 2xy.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
    I am inclined to say that it equals (xy)^2 +c, but can't help but feel i have left out something.
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  3. Nov 6, 2008 #2


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    What are you integrating with respect to? Are both x and y variables?
  4. Nov 6, 2008 #3
    Yes, they are both variables.
  5. Nov 7, 2008 #4


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    Then answer the question! You want to find the anti-derivative with respect to which variable?

    [tex]\int 2xy dx= x^2y+ C[/tex]

    [tex]\int 2xy dy= xy^2+ C[/tex]

    Choose one!
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