Calculus, 10th Edition (Anton)

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Chapter 5 - Applications Of The Definite Integral In Geometry, Science, And Engineering - 5.1 Area Between Two Curves - Exercises Set 5.1: 21

Answer

True.

Work Step by Step

Assuming that $f$ and $g$ differ by a constant $c$ signifies that $g$=$f+c$. Therefore, the area formula becomes $\int{f(x)+c-f(x)}dx$ on the interval $[a,b]$, or $\int{c}dx$ on $[a,b]$. Integrating and using the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus yields $c(b-a)$.
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