# Math Help - ∫▒(17x^2-x-26)/((x^2-1)(x^2-4))dx how can I start to evaluate this?

1. ## ∫▒(17x^2-x-26)/((x^2-1)(x^2-4))dx how can I start to evaluate this?

Here it is

2. Originally Posted by Riazy
Here it is
I haven't attempted this but have you tried using partial fractions?

3. Partial fractions.

Note that both terms in your denominator are the difference of two squares

4. Hmm I don't really get this :/

5. Originally Posted by Riazy
Hmm I don't really get this :/
Get what? Partial Fractions?

6. Have you looked up "partial fractions" in your text book? Have you had that yet in class? You must have- it looks like that problem is designed for "partial fractions"!