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    How to work out smallest value of the definite integral of (x-a)^2 with respect to dx as a varies
    Is this forum really the right place for a maths question?

    But anyway, unless I misunderstood something, seeing as the integral is definite, just calculate it as you would normally do and you should get a equation with a as a variable. And then find the global minimum of that equation
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    How to work out smallest value of the definite integral of (x-a)^2 with respect to dx as a varies
    Moved to the Maths forum...

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    How to work out smallest value of the definite integral of (x-a)^2 with respect to dx as a varies
    If it's a definite integral, what are the limits?
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    Start buying expanding the brackets then integrate the expression with ur limits, if u cant figure out where to go from there post ur workings and ill be glad to help
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