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    Can someone please help me solve this integral!

    I need to integrate: pn[1-F(p)]N-1f(p) dp
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    Re: Can someone please help me solve this integral!

    I should probably explain the question in more detail..

    This is an economics question about non-sequential search. I'm stuck when it comes to calculating the value of the expected minimum price after N visits Ep(N)= integral of pg(p) within limits of the lowest p and highest p.
    I have found g(p) which is Nf(p)[1-F(p)]^N-1

    Now substituting this into the above i must integrate pN[1-F(p)]^N-1 f(p) dp

    I think I am supposed to integrate by parts, but I am not sure what to do. Should I use p as U and the rest of the equation as V'?
    Last edited by SG91; April 5th 2012 at 05:17 AM.
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