# Thread: finding the integral possbily u sub?

1. ## finding the integral possbily u sub?

$\int_0^1 {\frac{{{x^{\frac{1}
{2}}}}}
{{{{(1 - x)}^{\frac{1}
{2}}}}}dx}
$

I am thinking u substitution but I am not sure what to sub in

2. Originally Posted by genlovesmusic09
$\int_0^1 {\frac{{{x^{\frac{1}
{2}}}}}
{{{{(1 - x)}^{\frac{1}
{2}}}}}dx}
$

I am thinking u substitution but I am not sure what to sub in
See here: - Wolfram|Alpha

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3. can't you do a trig sub with arc sin because the bottom is (1-x)^.5

4. Originally Posted by genlovesmusic09
can't you do a trig sub with arc sin because the bottom is (1-x)^.5
But the derivative of arcsin is $\frac{1}{(1- x^2)^{.5}}$, not $\frac{1}{(1-x)^{.5}}$.

5. Originally Posted by HallsofIvy
But the derivative of arcsin is $\frac{1}{(1- x^2)^{.5}}$, not $\frac{1}{(1-x)^{.5}}$.
but if i do a u sub where u=x^.5 then x=u^2
so it would be u/(1-u^2)^.5

6. Originally Posted by genlovesmusic09
but if i do a u sub where u=x^.5 then x=u^2
so it would be u/(1-u^2)^.5
No it doesn't. Have you considered what dx becomes ....?