# Homework Help: What am I doing wrong?

1. Apr 23, 2008

### Shackleford

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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2. Relevant equations

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3. The attempt at a solution

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2. Apr 23, 2008

### lzkelley

You're right, it is a conservative field - thats the key to the solution.
I think you're trying to use path independence, which is also key, but try it another way.
you're looking for the integral of F; and F = grad f.... well... whats the integral of grad f?

3. Apr 23, 2008

### Mystic998

Actually, I can't really see a problem. So...am I really just that rusty? What's the answer supposed to be?

4. Apr 23, 2008

### HallsofIvy

The only thing you are doing wrong is that you have not finished the problem!

You have (9- 12+ 4)- (1/4+ 1- 1). Okay, what number is that?

5. Apr 23, 2008

### Shackleford

Well, that answer is 3/4, but the answer in the back of the review has -27/4.

6. Apr 23, 2008

### Shackleford

I have that written out.

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