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#1
11-16-2011, 10:03 PM
 ibavly Join Date: Aug 2011 Posts: 19

Not sure why I keep getting this wrong.

Solutions set up the integral from t/2->2 and 3->4

I set it up from 3->2x and 1.5->2

As far as I can tell the two are equivalent.

Other than that I did all the same things, so the only other possible mistake I could imagine would be in the algebra, which would make me feel dumb after triple checking.

So why doesn't this work
#2
11-16-2011, 10:19 PM
 Gandalf Site Supporter Site Supporter SOA Join Date: Nov 2001 Location: Middle Earth Posts: 26,472

It seems like they should agree. You should post your work and maybe someone will be able to see what went wrong.
#3
11-16-2011, 10:46 PM
 ibavly Join Date: Aug 2011 Posts: 19

Math on a computer always feels strange

int(1.5->2 int 3->2x(3x/8dt)dx) =
int(1.5->2 3xy/8(3->2x)dx) =
int(1.5->2 3x^2/4-9x/8 dx) =
x^3/4-9x^2/16 (1.5->2) =
2-2.25-.84375+1.265625 =
.171875

Completely perplexed as to how multiple times of doing this (including right before typing this) gave me the wrong answer.

lol me
#4
11-16-2011, 10:50 PM
 Gandalf Site Supporter Site Supporter SOA Join Date: Nov 2001 Location: Middle Earth Posts: 26,472

math on a computer is easier to read if you use tex http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actu...93#post1409493

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