# Math Help - Intregrating...

1. ## Intregrating...

How does one integrate 1/(2)(x^1/2)?

2. Originally Posted by bobsanchez
How does one integrate 1/(2)(x^1/2)?

is it $\int \frac{1}{2} \sqrt{x}$?

or is it $\int \frac{1}{2 \sqrt{x}}$?

3. Originally Posted by harish21

is it $\int \frac{1}{2} \sqrt{x}$?

or is it $\int \frac{1}{2 \sqrt{x}}$?
It is the second one. My apologies.

4. Originally Posted by bobsanchez
It is the second one. My apologies.
That expression is equal to

$\frac{1}{2} \int x^{\frac{-1}{2}} dx$

remember: $\int x^n = \frac{x^{n+1}}{n+1}$

You should be able to finish your question now!

5. Originally Posted by harish21
That expression is equal to

$\frac{1}{2} \int x^{\frac{-1}{2}} dx$

remember: $\int x^n = \frac{x^{n+1}}{n+1}$

You should be able to finish your question now!
Indeed. Thank you.