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(a) If $ f $ is continuous on $ [a, b] $, show that

$$ \biggl| \int^b_a f(x) \,dx \biggr| \le \int^b_a \bigl| f(x) \bigr| \,dx $$

[$ Hint: $ $ -\bigl| f(x) \bigr| \le f(x) \le \bigl| f(x) \bigr|. $]

(b) Use the result of part (a) to show that

$$ \biggl| \int^{2\pi}_0 f(x) \sin 2x \,dx \biggr| \le \int^{2\pi}_0 \bigl| f(x) \bigr| \,dx $$

(a) $\left|\int_{a}^{b} f(x) d x\right| \leq \int_{a}^{b}|f(x)| d x |$

(b) $\left|\int_{0}^{2 \pi} f(x) \sin 2 x d x\right| \leq \int_{0}^{2 \pi}|f(x)| d x$

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