Do can you tell when you can use the substitution method? I just tried it on , but I don't get the right answer unless I square the and then proceed normally.

What about substitution on ?

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- April 9th 2006, 11:22 PMcindersubstitution method question
Do can you tell when you can use the substitution method? I just tried it on , but I don't get the right answer unless I square the and then proceed normally.

What about substitution on ? - April 10th 2006, 02:05 AMearbothQuote:

Originally Posted by**cinder**

to 1.:

use u(x) = 2x+3. Then du/dx = 2. That means du = 2*dx.

So you could use the substitution method if there are the factor 2:

Now you can re-substitute and you'll get:

to 2.:

Factorize (x^2-1) = (x+1)(x-1). Then you can cancel (x-1) and you'll get:

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From here on you know what to do!

Greetings

EB - April 10th 2006, 07:10 AMcinderQuote:

Originally Posted by**earboth**

which becomes

then

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