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## Homework Statement

On the next exam I'm supposed to show that ∫e^(-x^2)dx = √(π/2).

## Homework Equations

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## The Attempt at a Solution

When the professor was showing us one way to do it, I remember him doing a step that was like

∫e^(-x^2)dx ∫e^(-x^2)dx = ∫∫e^(-x^2 - y^2) dx dy.

Is that legal? I never knew ∫f(x)dx ∫g(y)dy = ∫∫f(x)g(y) dx dy.