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Integral of e to the -2x times x squared dx

it expands to 1/4, but I'm not sure how to start.

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Integral of e to the -2x times x squared dx

it expands to 1/4, but I'm not sure how to start.

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Hootenanny

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Hey

Integral of e to the -2x times x squared dx

it expands to 1/4, but I'm not sure how to start.

You don't really need a Taylor expansion here, how about trying a substitution?

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I've already tried substitution.

argh!

i've tried u = e ^ -2x

I've also tried u = x squared.

it doesn't work!!!!

HELP!

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Integrate by parts and it works.

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with what do I start?

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with what do I start?

you start by integrating

[tex]\int xe^{-2x}dx[/tex]

by parts.

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u = x^2

du = 2x dx

dv = e^-2x dx

v = -1/2 e^-2x

Give it a shot from there.

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i get it now....just needed a refresher....thanks a lot!

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