not sure how to solve an integral with a quantity squared in the denominator. I'm new to integration. do you foil the bottom or rewrite it as (x+1)^-2? or what?
When we integrate , we still need to apply a substitution.
The integral would become
What they did was re-substitute u back into the antiderivative:
, and then they evaluated from 1 to 2.
However, the way I did it, I eliminated the need to re-substitute u back into the equation.
I did this when I converted the integration limits.
Since and the x limits of integration were from 1 to 2, I saw that the u limits would be from to
So when you evaluate, we see that
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