Posted by **I Need Help** on Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 3:32pm.

find the antiderivative of f(x) = x^3(x-2)^2

Someone help me please!

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**Reiny**, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 3:42pm
rather than resorting to some formula method, I would expand the whole thing, and then integrate each of the simple terms.

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**I Need Help**, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 3:50pm
Would I square (x-2) first and then multiply it by x cubed, or x cubed multiplied by (x-2) and then square the answer? Order of operations is parenthesis, exponents, multiplication and division (left to right), and then addition and subtraction ( left to right), isn't it?

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**Reiny**, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4:01pm
you would square x-2 first, the squaring does not include the x^3, or else the whole thing would have been in brackets, should have had...

x^3(x^2 - 4x+4)

= x^5 - 4x^4 + 4x^2

now integrate that

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**I Need Help**, Thursday, April 26, 2012 at 4:27pm
Integrate? Meaning?

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