Can someone please show me how to solve this integral? This problem looks easy, but for some reason is not.

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...psd6528dad.png

PS - This is not Homework, it is for personal practice

Thank you very much.

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- Mar 19th 2013, 11:32 AMShadow236Help with Integral please!
Can someone please show me how to solve this integral? This problem looks easy, but for some reason is not.

http://i1057.photobucket.com/albums/...psd6528dad.png

PS - This is not Homework, it is for personal practice

Thank you very much. - Mar 19th 2013, 11:37 AMTheEmptySetRe: Help with Integral please!
This is a u substitution.

Let $\displaystyle u=5s+4 \implies du=5ds \iff ds=\frac{du}{5}$

Putting this into the integral gives

$\displaystyle \int \frac{1}{\sqrt{5s+4}}ds=\int \frac{1}{\sqrt{u}}\frac{du}{5}=\frac{1}{5}\int u^{-\frac{1}{2}}du$

Now just use the power rule for integration and finsh. Post back if you get stuck - Mar 19th 2013, 02:01 PMShadow236Re: Help with Integral please!
I see now. I was able to solve it. Thank you.