# Math Help - Integration problem

1. ## Integration problem

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$\int tan^3(x) sec^4(x) dx$
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I first tried substituting $$u = tan(x)$$, then I tried substituting $$u = sec(x)$$, but I couldn't seem to solve it.

Any hints?

2. Originally Posted by BrownianMan
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$\int tan^3(x) sec^4(x) dx$
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I first tried substituting $$u = tan(x)$$, then I tried substituting $$u = sec(x)$$, but I couldn't seem to solve it.

Any hints?
$\int tan^3(x)sec^4(x)$ cab be written as

$\int tan^3(x)sec^2(x)sec^2(x)$

$\int tan^3(x)[1 + tan^2(x)]sec^2(x)$

Now simplify and solve.

3. $tan^2(x)+1=sec^2(x)$

4. Thank you!