Right I won't bore you with a sob story but this is a regular grade 12 class and we've been posed with this problem:

Find the arc length of this function across 0 -> 5:

$\displaystyle s(t) = t^3 - 6t^2 + 9t + 5, {t >= 0}$

I learned the formula of s = Integral of $\displaystyle squareroot(1+f'(x)^2) * dx$

So I began using the Riemann sums until I get here, I'm not quite sure how to proceed.

If need be I will show how I got up to there, it just takes forever to use LaTeX.

PS: That should be x->infinity

Thanks!