# Math Help - Integration Question

1. ## Integration Question

Question
A curve is such that $\frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{4}{\sqrt(6 - 2x)}$, and $P(1,8)$ is a point on the curve. Find the equation of the curve.

Attempt:

$\frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{4}{\sqrt(6 - 2x)}$

$\int 4(6-2x)^{-\frac{1}{2}}dx$

I don't know how to integrate it.. need help!

2. Substitute $u=6-2x$, for example.

3. Originally Posted by looi76
Question
A curve is such that $\frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{4}{\sqrt(6 - 2x)}$, and $P(1,8)$ is a point on the curve. Find the equation of the curve.

Attempt:

$\frac{dy}{dx} = \frac{4}{\sqrt(6 - 2x)}$

$\int 4(6-2x)^{-\frac{1}{2}}dx$

I don't know how to integrate it.. need help!
Let $u = 6 - 2x$, $du = -2 dx$, $dx = -0.5 du$

$\int 4(6-2x)^{-\frac{1}{2}}dx$

$\int -2(u)^{-\frac{1}{2}}du$

$-4(u)^{\frac{1}{2}}$

$y = -4(6 - 2x)^{\frac{1}{2}} + C$

Solve for C by knowing that $y(1)=8$

The important part is that you knew what to do!