What is y in \(\int_a^b\)f(y) dy called as?

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Editor">Editor Staff asked 11 months ago

What is y in \(\int_a^b\)f(y) dy called as?
(a) Random variable
(b) Dummy symbol
(c) Integral
(d) Integrand
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Editor">Editor Staff answered 11 months ago

Right answer is (b) Dummy symbol
For explanation: In \(\int_a^b\)f(y) dy ‘a’ is the called as lower limit and ‘b’ is called the upper limit of the integral. The fuction ‘f’ in \(\int_a^b\)f(y) dy is called the integrand. The letter ‘y’ is a dummy symbol and can be replaced by any other symbol.