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Need symbolic instead of numeric answer for integration

When i integrate the function given by the guidebook, x*sin(x), it gives me the answer as -2572.13 instead of sin(x) - x*cos(x). I type it in as (integrate symbol)(x*sin(x),x). No limits, so it really shouldnt be able to express it numerically. Any ideas?

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    SkylineNXS Dec 27, 2008

    I found the answer myself actually. If anyone wants to know, if there is a value stored in the variable you are using to integrate, it will produce an undesirable answer.


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Clear all variables [F6] [ENTER]
Here is a screen capture of the display for your integral.
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Hi danagasta,

If my last instructions did not work then you need to reset your RAM. You are missing the negative sign and, I have no idea where you got the absolute value inside the brackets.
Yes, the absolute value are used in books and, on integral tables but, I can asure you that the Ti 89 should not have produce them in this answer.

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