Can someone show me the solution to this problem? I have the exam tomorrow :(

the integral of e^-3x/12+e^-3x

the answer is: -1/3ln|12+e^-3x|+c

Thank you!!!!

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- Apr 19th 2009, 04:06 PMvenikUSAperform the integration
Can someone show me the solution to this problem? I have the exam tomorrow :(

the integral of e^-3x/12+e^-3x

the answer is: -1/3ln|12+e^-3x|+c

Thank you!!!! - Apr 19th 2009, 04:22 PMderfleurer
So integrate (e^-3x)/(12 + e^-3x)?

What does our natural log rule say? u'/u = ln|u| + c, right? Like the integral of 1/x is ln|x|. You've got the same thing here. Only difference is, u' would equal -3e^-3x. Well, we have -1/3 of that. Fix this by throwing a -1/3 outside the integral sign.

Then it's just . Or -1/3ln|u| + c - Apr 19th 2009, 04:22 PMskeeter