We’ve just started integration and I don’t understand why there’s always a $+c$ - I understand it’s a constant, I just don’t understand why it’s there!
If you think about straight lines, there are an infinite number of lines with a gradient of, say, 2: $y = 2x$, $y = 2x + 4$, $y = 2x - 1$, $y = 2x + 113\pi$, and so on. All of those, when you differentiate them, give you $\frac{dy}{dx} = 2$.
That means, when you integrate dy/dx with respect to dx, you get $y = 2x$… plus something else, and you don’t know what it is unless you have a point on the line - so you just call it $c$ and work it out if you have the information.