(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Evaluate the following repeated integral

[tex] \int^2_1 \int^4_2 \sqrt{x-y} dx dy [/tex]

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

[tex] \int^2_1 \int^4_2 x^{1/2} - y^{1/2} dx dy [/tex]

[tex] \int^2_1 [ \frac {2x^{3/2}}{3} - xy^{1/2} ]^4_2 dy [/tex]

[tex] \int^2_1 [ \frac {2(4)^{3/2}}{3} - (4)y^{1/2} ] - [ \frac {2(2)^{3/2}}{3} - (2)y^{1/2} ] dy [/tex]

[tex] \int^2_1 [ \frac {2\sqrt{64}}{3} - (4)y^{1/2} ] - [ \frac {2\sqrt{8}}{3} - (2)\sqrt{y} ] dy [/tex]

[tex] \int^2_1 [ \frac {16}{3} - (4)\sqrt{y}] - [ \frac {2(2)^{3/2}}{3} - (4)\sqrt{2} ] dy [/tex]

[tex] \int^2_1 [ \frac {16 - 4 \sqrt{2}}{3} - 2 y^{1/2}] dy [/tex]

[tex] \frac {16 - 4 \sqrt{2}}{3} \int^2_1 [ - 2 y^{1/2}] dy [/tex]

(can i take it out since it's a constant?)

[tex] \frac {16 - 4 \sqrt{2}}{3} \int^2_1 [ - 2 y^{3/2}]^2_1 [/tex]

[tex] \frac {16 - 4 \sqrt{2}}{3} \int^2_1 [ \frac{- 2 y^{3/2}}{\frac{3}{2}}]^2_1 [/tex]

[tex] \frac {16 - 4 \sqrt{2}}{3} \int^2_1 [ \frac{- 4 y^{3/2}}{3}]^2_1 [/tex]

...and so on. basically it doesn't work out. answer i'm meant to get is

[tex]\frac{4(9\sqrt{3} - 4\sqrt{2} - 1)}{15}[/tex]

can anyone see what i've done wrong? Invairably it's sloppy algebra -.-

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# Homework Help: Repeated Integrals

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