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Section ### Calculus: An Applied Approach (Min...

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Ron Larson
ISBN: 9781305860919
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# Evaluating an Improper Integral In Exercises 7-20, determine whether the improper integral diverges or converges. Evaluate the integral if it converges. See Examples 1, 2, and 3. ∫ − ∞ − 1 1 x 2 d x

To determine

Whether the improper integral 11x2dx diverges or converges and evaluate if it converges.

Explanation

Given Information:

The provided expression is, 11x2dx

From definition of improper integral.

bf(x)dx=limaabf(x)dx

Also, the expression for the integration of a polynomial is as follows:

xndx=xn+1n+1+C; where, n0.

The improper integral converges if the limit exists otherwise the improper integral diverges.

Consider the provided expression:

11x2dx

Use the property of improper integral and simplify as:

11

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