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6-96.

What is $\int x ^ { n } d x$ for $n = 3, 2, 1, 0, –1, –2, \text{ and } –3$? Then write a general formula for $\int x ^ { n } d x$ for $n ≠ -1$.

$\int x^{3}dx=\frac{x^{4}}{4}+C$

$\int x^{2}dx=\frac{x^{3}}{3}+C$

$\int xdx=\frac{x^{2}}{2}+C$

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A general formula will use the constant $n$. Explain why $n = −1$ does not fit this pattern.