# U substitution problem

• Feb 24th 2010, 05:44 PM
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U substitution problem
I am so lost right now.

the question is

Integrate: $\frac{1}{x(1-4\ln x)^{-7}} dx$

I brought the 1 down and subsituted for (1- 4 lnx) but i cant work the derivative of u have a leftover of x dx to satisfy the problem. did i pick the wrong terms?
• Feb 24th 2010, 07:10 PM
Scott H
You are on the right track.

\begin{aligned}
$\int \frac{1}{xu^{-7}}\,dx=\int\left(-\frac{1}{4}\right)\cdot\left(-\frac{4}{x}\right)\cdot\frac{1}{u^{-7}}\,dx=-\frac{1}{4}\int u^7\,du.$