## anonymous 5 years ago find the average value from -1 to 1 of f(x)=2x

1. anonymous

i think this is the mean value for integral: 1/(b-a) \int_a^b f(x) dx

2. anonymous

yeah, that is it.

3. anonymous

assuming a^b means a and b are the bounds of integration

4. anonymous

i find the answer is 0, is it correct ?!?

5. anonymous

yup, it is 0

6. anonymous

yeah, that is right. and makes sense given that it is an odd funtion you are integrating

7. anonymous

what about ODD or EVEN, i don't get it, please explain, thanks