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antiderivate question

tmt

Active member
Jan 15, 2014
236
for ∫a^x dx,

is the answer a^x/ln a or a^x/ln|a| or does it matter?

Thanks
 

ThePerfectHacker

Well-known member
Jan 26, 2012
236
The function $a^x$ is not defined for negative values of $a$. If $a>0$ and $a\not = 1$ then what you wrote is correct without absolute values.