Another Integration Problem

Now putting x to the 4th power, and 4 in the denominator.

Not the Final Answer

However, that's the not the final answer. Some special manipulation needs to be done. That's because the du is larger than dx (of the original problem). It think some sort of division needs to be tried.

Let's try it this way:

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I would expand and integrate term by term.

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Now, distribute the onto that, pull the two out front, then integrate term by term.

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I would choose to leave the 2 out front as a factor, but either way will work.

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What's the next step? I did what you said. Is that how it's supposed to look so far?

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Now, simply integrate term by term using the power rule. I see you have edited your post...once you have integrated, you don't want to use the integration symbol, that is removed when you write the anti-derivative. So, remove the integration symbol, reduce any fractions and add the constant of integration.

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Reduced Fractions and added

But when do we use this method of integration as opposed to the other ways?

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Where the denominators are 1, I would omit them.

I looked at methods of substitution, but did not readily find a method that would work. There may be a way, but my inclination was to just expand and integrate.