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**j_clough** I would be very grateful if someone could help me with finding the integral for this little fellow...

1/ (x*((1-x)^0.5))

I have tried the few integration methods I know of (I've just finished A-Level), such as substitution and by parts, but they didn't appear to work. In addition, I put this into Wolfram's online integrator, and it came up with answer in a form I didn't understand, something to do with hypergeometric functions. I tried reading the article on them, but I couldn't see how to apply it to this problem. Are hypergeometric functions necessary for tackling this problem? They certainly look very confusing...

Thank you in advance!!

Jessica.