Definite integral gives you the area, and area can't be negative. But while doing exercises, i cam across a lot of definite integrals, which after integrating, were giving negative answers. Why is it so?

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Area in a direction can be negative; maybe

its either that or youve got your numbers backwards and are subtracting the smaller from the larger

15 - 3 = 12
3 - 15 = -12

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