# GATE2006-IT-28

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The following definite integral evaluates to

$$\int_{-\infty}^{0} e^ {-\left(\frac{x^2}{20} \right )}dx$$

1. $\frac{1}{2}$
2. $\pi \sqrt{10}$
3. $\sqrt{10}$
4. $\pi$
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in question its not 20 but 2

Now, the given integral can be written as:

Since none of the options are equal to , the given options are incorrect. You can verify the result here: wolframalpha(Click to view)

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The original answer, in case needed, can be obtained from what follows:

let put x = (20t)1/2
Equation become     dx = ((51/2)/t1/2)dt
51/2e-tt-1/2dt================== very famous gamma reduction
51/2pie1/2

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How to do gamma reduction. Please provide full solution.
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It is not needed for GATE
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Is gamma reduction in syllabus?
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You can simply view $\int_{-\infty}^{0} e^ {-\left(\frac{x^2}{20} \right )}dx$ as normal distribution  with mean = 0 and $\sigma =\sqrt{10}$. Multiply and divide by $\sqrt{2\pi}\sigma$.

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