For a question in stats I need to integrate a function.
I don't know the first thing about integration. So I was hoping for a little help in this part of the question.
There is hope for you yet.
Go to this website Wolfram|Alpha
In the input window, type in this exact expression: integrate (c)(x)e^{2x}dx from 0 to 1 (you can copy & paste)
Click the equals bar at the right-hand end of the input window..
Just in case a picture helps...
... where
... is the product rule. Straight continuous lines differentiate downwards (integrate up) with respect to x. Choosing legs crossed in this case is equivalent to all the stuff about u and v (or f and g) in the integration by parts formula. So fill out the rest of the product-rule shape, and subtract whatever you have to to keep the lower equals sign valid. Then integrate that. So, next step:
By the way, integrating means working backwards through the chain rule for differentiation, and therefore having to cancel a multiplication by 2, in order to keep the lower equals sign valid here...
... where
... is the chain rule. Straight continuous lines still differentiate downwards (integrate up) with respect to x, and the straight dashed line does similarly but with respect to the dashed balloon expression (which is the inner function of the composite and hence subject to the chain rule).
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I suggest ignoring c (it's a multiplying constant and therefore irrelevant to doing the actual integral) and just doing this:
Wolfram|Alpha integral 1
Wolfram|Alpha integral 2
Note the formatting of the input.
Now click Show Steps.