October 28th, 2017, 08:33 AM  #1 
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Please integrate the following. the limits are L and 0. X(XB)dx 
October 28th, 2017, 09:47 AM  #2 
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Assuming that by X you mean x, that's a straightforward polynomial.

October 29th, 2017, 03:17 AM  #3 
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$x(x B)= x^2 Bx$ Do you know the antiderivative of $x^2$? Bx?

October 29th, 2017, 04:03 AM  #4 
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in my view the correct answer is ((L^2)/6)*(2L3B) but the book i am referencing shows the answer to be ((L^2)/6)*(2L3B) + B^3 I dont understand where the B^3 came from 
October 29th, 2017, 04:47 AM  #5 
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$\int_0^L (x^2  Bx) dx = \left[\dfrac{x^3}{3}  \dfrac{Bx^2}{2}\right]_0^L = \dfrac{L^3}{3}  \dfrac{BL^2}{2} = ((L^2)/6)*(2L3B)$ Please post the full question as it appears in the text. 
October 29th, 2017, 07:52 AM  #6 
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Please see attached full question


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