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$\int_{-4}^{4}|3-x|dx$

a) 13 b)8  c)25  d)24
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Graphical method is easier. Graph of $\left | 3-x \right |$ is as follows :

We just need to find area of the shaded portion, it is nothing but area of two triangles.

For larger triangle, base = 7, height = 7 $\therefore$ Area A1 = $\frac{1}{2}*7*7 = \frac{49}{2}$

For smaller triangle, base = 1, height = 1 $\therefore$ Area A2 = $\frac{1}{2}*1*1 = \frac{1}{2}$

Total required area = A1 + A2  = $\frac{49}{2} + \frac{1}{2} = 25$

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$\int_{-4}^{3} (3-x)dx +\int_{3}^{4} -(3-x)dx$

solve it you will get the answer 25

Since this is a definite integral , there is no question of generation of a constant as a result of integration.

Integrating , we get (3x-x2/2)

=> 3{4-(-4)} - {(4^2)/2-(-4^2)/2}

=> 3*8 - 0 = 24

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given answer is 25 , they used the graph method which i didnt understand
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What is the point in downvoting answer ? If you know the solution, upload it.