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Topic: Difference in integral not understood
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Nikunj Parikh

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Difference in integral not understood
Posted: Sep 6, 2010 12:49 AM
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Hi

I am out of touch of maths for last 12 years and now reviving my math.
I am getting two different answers for the same integral.

I= Integral (sinx)^2(cosx)dx

method-1
If I proceed with (sinx)^2 = 1-(cosx)^2, I endup with answer sinx-((cosx)^4)/4)

method-2
with method of substitution u=sinx and hence du=cosxdx so the answer is ((sinx)^3)/3

Since both the methods look correct me, I am unable to find reason for this difference. Can some one help me



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