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**Fawx** I would really appreciate some help with the following:

The velocity function is v(t)= -t^2 +6t -8. Find the distance traveled during the time interval [0,6].

I know that the formula for distance traveled = |v(t)|*dt on the given time interval [a,b], so my formula would be |-t^2+6t-8| where a=0 and b=6.

I calculated the anti-derivate of v(t) to be -(t^3)/3 +3t^2 -8t.

I was able to calculate the displacement to be -12, but I don't think that has any relevance to this particular problem?

At this point, I'm absolutely stuck. Any explanations of the process of this computation would be very greatly appreciated.