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1. How to work out smallest value of the definite integral of (x-a)^2 with respect to dx as a varies
2. (Original post by rexs2000)
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
3. (Original post by rexs2000)
How to work out smallest value of the definite integral of (x-a)^2 with respect to dx as a varies
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4. (Original post by rexs2000)
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?
5. 1 is upper 0 is lower
6. (Original post by rexs2000)
1 is upper 0 is lower
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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