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Steve M
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@George C. , Alas, It is more a case of today's students being provided with just enough information to answer an exam style question rather than equipping them with the tools to fully understand and analyze a mathematical problem, combined with exam boards not providing due diligence on their question papers
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What is the value of c and d ?
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Steve M
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@Ratnaker Mehta and @George C. : This question is actually taken from ma very recent UK A-level question paper.
"write down" suggests an intuitive approach with almost no (or extremely little) working required, it an "obvious" answer. As such although there may be other values of #alpha,beta# with #int_alpha^beta f(x) dx = 8# there is only one pair of values appropriate to the context of the question whereby the answer can just be provided.
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What is the value of c and d ?