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    Integral x^4(4+x^5)^1/2

    \int x^4\sqrt{4+x^5}

    Do I make u=4+x^5 in order to solve this problem?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammywhite View Post
    \int x^4\sqrt{4+x^5}

    Do I make u=4+x^5 in order to solve this problem?
    Yes! Just remember to factor \frac{1}{5} out of your integral!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammywhite View Post
    \int x^4\sqrt{4+x^5}

    Do I make u=4+x^5 in order to solve this problem?
    Yes.

    Notice that if u = 4 + x^5 then \frac{du}{dx} = 5x^4.


    So \int{x^4\sqrt{4 + x^5}\,dx} = \frac{1}{5}\int{5x^4(4 + x^5)^{\frac{1}{2}}\,dx}

     = \frac{1}{5}\int{u^{\frac{1}{2}}\,\frac{du}{dx}\,dx  }

     = \frac{1}{5}\int{u^{\frac{1}{2}}\,du}.


    I trust you can go from here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prove It View Post
    Yes.

    Notice that if u = 4 + x^5 then \frac{du}{dx} = 5x^4.


    So \int{x^4\sqrt{4 + x^5}\,dx} = \frac{1}{5}\int{5x^4(4 + x^5)^{\frac{1}{2}}\,dx}

     = \frac{1}{5}\int{u^{\frac{1}{2}}\,\frac{du}{dx}\,dx  }

     = \frac{1}{5}\int{u^{\frac{1}{2}}\,du}.


    I trust you can go from here...

    Let me try

     = \frac{1}{5}\int{u^{\frac{1}{2}}\,du}
     = \frac{1}{5}\int\frac{{u^{\frac{3}{2}}\,du}}{\frac{  3}{2}}

    so far correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammywhite View Post
    Let me try

     = \frac{1}{5}\int{u^{\frac{1}{2}}\,du}
     = \frac{1}{5}\int\frac{{u^{\frac{3}{2}}\,du}}{\frac{  3}{2}}

    so far correct?
    Your integration is correct, but you need to leave out the integral sign & du since you have already integrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mollymcf2009 View Post
    Your integration is correct, but you need to leave out the integral sign & du since you have already integrated.
    I looked at the answer and it's \frac {\sqrt{x^5+4}(2x^5+8)}{15}

    I have no clue how to get to the answer
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammywhite View Post
    Let me try

     = \frac{1}{5}\int{u^{\frac{1}{2}}\,du}
     = \frac{1}{5}\int\frac{{u^{\frac{3}{2}}\,du}}{\frac{  3}{2}}

    so far correct?
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\frac{1}{5} \left( \frac{u^{3/2}}{\frac{3}{2}}\right)=\frac{2}{15}u^{3/2}<br />

    \frac{2}{15}(4+x^5)^{3/2}=\frac{2}{15}\sqrt{4+x^5}(4+x^5)=\frac{2(4+x^5)\  sqrt{4+x^5}}{15}=\frac{(8+2x^5)\sqrt{4+x^5}}{15}
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheEmptySet View Post
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\frac{1}{5} \left( \frac{u^{3/2}}{\frac{3}{2}}\right)=\frac{2}{15}u^{3/2}<br />

    \frac{2}{15}(4+x^5)^{3/2}=\frac{2}{15}\sqrt{4+x^5}(4+x^5)=\frac{2(4+x^5)\  sqrt{4+x^5}}{15}=\frac{(8+2x^5)\sqrt{4+x^5}}{15}

    i don't get this part

    \frac{2}{15}(4+x^5)^{3/2} =\frac{2}{15}\sqrt{4+x^5}(4+x^5)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cammywhite View Post
    i don't get this part

    \frac{2}{15}(4+x^5)^{3/2} =\frac{2}{15}\sqrt{4+x^5}(4+x^5)
    We are using this exponent law

    x^ax^b=x^{a+b}

    Note that x^{\frac{3}{2}}=x^{\frac{1}{2}}x^1=\sqrt{x}\cdot x

    So using this we get

    (4+x^5)^{3/2} =\sqrt{4+x^5}(4+x^5)
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    Integration by substitution is like a backward-application of the chain rule. In the expression

    x^4\sqrt{4+x^5},

    we see that x^4 looks like it was differentiated from 4+x^5 of the square root.

    To find the real antiderivative, we just add in the factor \frac{1}{5} to get x^4 from 5x^4.
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